From noteworthy exhibitions, performances and programming to faculty, staff and guest exhibitions, CVAD is always in the news.
External Media Roundup & Announcements
Jan. 16, 2021: Calling it a "bold and inspiring tribute to African American leaders who made momentous contributions to science," the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the African American Museum, Dallas, announces the winner of the Staircase Project celebrating Black STEM leaders. Jurors selecting a winner included Lauren Cross, CVAD program coordinator and assistant professor, interdisciplinary art and design studies, Byron Sanders, president and CEO, Big Thought; and Arthur Simmons, quality systems management, processes and analytics, Texas Instruments, according to North Texas e-News.
Jan. 8, 2021: KERA-Radio, 90.1FM announced "Behind My Mask" as one of its top stories of 2020. The story is about Martha Samaniego Calderón, CVAD graduate student in art education, and her husband, Daniel Heiman, assistant professor of teacher education, College of Education, who published a bilingual children's book, Behind My Mask (Detrás de me cubrebocas), with reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks. Listen to the KERA story.
Dec. 8, 2021: Kasey Short, interdisciplinary artist and CVAD adjunct faculty assistant in Foundations, recently was selected as one of four artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth region as a member of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's community initiative.
CVAD Community in External Events
Through March 20: Memory Beast, an exhibition by Morgan Grasham, 2020, MFA, Studio Art: Sculpture, opens Jan. 22 at the Fort Worth Community Center, 1300 Gentry St., Fort Worth. The project includes contributions of descriptions and drawings of creatures from memory from members of the UNT CVAD community.
Through Feb. 14, 2021: Artworks by Vicki Meek, artist, curator, and adjunct faculty in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, will be on exhibition Jan. 7 – Feb. 14, 2021, at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. The exhibition, Stony the Road We Trod, takes its title from a lyric of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing." The exhibition offers a contemporary shrine dedicated to the Black community. Drawing upon the culture of Yoruba belief, Adinkra symbols of Ghana, and other metaphorical elements, Meek has transformed the Nasher Store Gallery into an uplifting space and healing.
Through Feb. 13: Axiomatic in Pink, is a two-person exhibition featuring artists Jihye Han, CVAD graduate student, and Yuni Lee. The exhibition examines the root of feminine power within Korean heritage and American Korean culture by the masculine-driven world. Both artists use fabric, clay, and paper to blend traditional processes with contemporary ideas. Along with this exhibition at 500X Gallery, 516 Fabrication St, Dallas, Han is one of the CADD Fund finalists and received the 2021 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship.
Through Jan. 30, 2021: Digital art created by the graduating seniors in the New Media Art program in the CVAD Department of Studio Art goes on exhibition Dec. 5 through the New City Art website. Titled Initium Novum, the exhibition includes work by David Bojay, Abi Eigbobo, Jes Farias, Taricia Gross, Donavon Prentice and Miriam Puga. The instructor for the exhibition is Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, New Media Art.
Through Jan. 30: Flesh & Bone: New Works by Erika Jaeggli, CVAD graduate student in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, will be at The Cedars Union, Boedeker Building, 1201 S Ervay St., Dallas.
Jan. 6, 2021: Located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington, the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has acquired This Present Moment sculpture by Alicia Eggert, associate professor and coordinator of the undergraduate sculpture program. The Renwick Gallery is home to the museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art.