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External Media Roundup & Announcements

March 30, 2021: Phoenix New Times names Erin Joyce ('10, BA, Art History), fine arts curator at Heard Museum as one of the "15 Women Curators to Know in Arizona." Joyce has organized and co-curated more than 30 exhibitions around the U.S. In recent years, she has curated exhibits featuring contemporary artists Nicholas Galanin and Maria Hupfield.

March 29, 2021: D Magazine features the Texas Fashion Collection's exhibition, Fashion in Residence, in its article titled "Designer Garments From UNT’s Historic Fashion Collection Are on View at NorthPark Center." The exhibition highlights 14 womenswear garments from the historical archive.

March 29, 2021: CultureMap Dallas includes an article titled "Comfy Quarantine Fashion Inspires Stylish new Exhibit at NorthPark Dallas" in its March 29 online edition highlighting the Texas Fashion Collection's exhibition of 14 garments through June 6. The exhibition, "Fashion in Residence," is on view between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's on level one of the shopping center; admission is free.

March 13, 2021: Glasstire, Texas Visual Art "One Work, Short Take: Margaret Meehan in Dallas," written by Matthew Bourbon, painter, art critic and professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. Bourbon's article is a review of Meehan's solo exhibition  "After Laughter" available through April 3 at the Conduit Gallery, Dallas.

March 11, 2021: The spring 2021 issue of American Craft, a craft lifestyle magazine, features Sarita Westrup, ('16, MFA, Studio Art), who shares how she became interested in art, looms and making.

Feb. 4, 2021: "Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Art: A UNT Speaker Series Provides a Vision for the Future" in D Magazine today features the online panel discussions, 2044 Series: Anti-Racist Praxis as Futurist Art and Design Pedagogy, conceived and created by assistant professors Kathy Brown, Art Education, and Lauren Cross, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies. 

CVAD Community: External Events

April 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: The UNT Career Center presents the Professional Networking Series. This series is designed to provide CVAD and College of Music students with an intentional learning environment to develop their professional conversation skills with potential industry creatives and future employers specific to their degree and career pathway. The hope is for these professional connections to become a starting point for students to consider the future of their degree plan. Since so many students are unaware of the full potential of their degrees, learning how to have a professional conversation with a successful leader in their career field will be an eye-opening experience. Registration link: UNT Handshake.


April 17, 2021: Mary Johnson, lecturer, CVAD Foundations, will present "Malleable Doorways: Supportive Major Transition through Balance in Project Design," at the panel titled "In Need of “Major” Support: Building Strong Transitions from Foundation to Specific Majors" led by Nicole Condon-Shih, assistant professor, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation is part of the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference this year titled Infrastructure and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, Charlotte, N.C.

April 23–25: The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, kicks off the San Angelo Ceramic Invitational 2021 on April 23 with a weekend celebration that includes a juried ceramic competition, symposium, panel discussions, artist talks and workshops. Brooks Oliver, assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics, and coordinator, Ceramics Program, is one of three artists featured along with Ariel Bowman and Gregory Tegarden, who will have artworks on exhibition through June 27, 2021. 

CVAD Community: External Exhibitions

Through April 10, 2021: New Art City, a virtual art website, presents "Unbounded Unleashed Unforgiving: Reconsidering Cyberfeminism in 2021," a virtual exhibition, Feb. 10–April 10, co-curated by Liss LaFleur, ('11, BA, Art History, BFA, Studio Art: Photography), assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art, with Mel Clemmons, assistant professor, Digital/Hybrid Media, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Featuring 24 artists, this exhibition is part of a multimodal exploration into cyberfeminism; the curated content also includes a pre-recorded video, highlighting the Cyberfeminist Index with Mindy Seu, designer, as part of the College Art Association and New Media Caucus 2021 programming.

Through April 18, 2021: The 42nd annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition of the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Ariz., features the Juror's Choice Award received by Ana Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Juror Gail Brown selected four of Lopez's entries for the top honor which includes a cash prize and a solo exhibition at next year's craft show. The exhibition opens on Feb. 12 and will include an online catalog.

Through May 9, 2021: Creations by Eliza Au, assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics, are part of the 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. See the virtual exhibition through the Matterport app.

Through May 15: Artwork created by Phil Samson, graduate student, Studio Art: Sculpture, has been selected for the ART214 juried exhibition. ART214 is part of Dallas Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts that was first launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings in 2013. Samson's work titled Not Coping in a Beautiful World will be displayed at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas from April 3 to May 15. The exhibition can be visited in person via appointment only by registering through the Bath House's Gallery appointment form.

Through June 6, 2021: The Texas Fashion Collection will be celebrating a century of at-home through "Fashion in Residence," an exhibition March 29 – June 6 at the NorthPark Center, Dallas. The exhibition, curated by Annette Becker, director, Texas Fashion Collection, explores the design innovations and cultural changes associated with clothing worn in private, domestic spaces. From transforming homes into venues for entertaining during Prohibition in the 1920s to the COVID-19 pandemic reshaping our living spaces into primary sites for leisure, our wardrobes have long responded to changing demands of our times. 

Through June 27, 2021: Brooks Oliver, assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics, and coordinator, Ceramics Program, is part of a three-person exhibition from April 23 through June 27, 2021, at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas. The show includes artists Ariel Bowman and Gregory Tegarden and is in conjunction with the San Angelo Ceramic Invitational 2021, April 23–25, a juried ceramic competition. The event corresponds to a weekend celebration and symposium, where Oliver, Bowman and Tegarden will participate in panel discussions, artist talks and workshops.

Through Aug. 28, 2021: Jihye Han, graduate student, Studio Art: Ceramics, has an outdoor exhibit titled Breaking Ground at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas.