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External Media Roundup & Announcements
July 16, 2021: The New York Times quoted Jennifer Way, professor, Art History, in its July 16, 2021 article "Can a Yarn Store be a Place of Healing?," by Sejla Rizvic. Crafting has surged during the pandemic and experts believe there are benefits to up-close-and-personal crafting that an online quilting class just can’t replicate. Dr. Way has found "that the crafts themselves—the quilts, the scarves, the needlepoint pillows—tend to matter less than the soothing fabrication process that creates them." Crafting has a “haptic quality,” she explained, which, through touching and working with craft materials, connects to ideas of mindfulness and wellness.
July 1, 2021: The International Sculpture Center, publisher of Sculpture magazine, announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. From UNT, Stephen Abernathy, (2021, B.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture) was one of only 11 recipients of the award from a pool of 198 nominees from 100 schools. Abernathy's sculpture is titled "XL (Xtended Life), 2021" and will be included in a group exhibition. Abernathy also will be given a one-year complimentary membership to the ISC and included in a feature article in the January/February 2022 issue of Sculpture magazine.
June 29, 2021: Texas Monthly features alumnus Jean-Sebastien Boncy, (2011, M.F.A., Studio Art: Photography) in an article titled "Photographer Sebastien Boncy Chronicles Life in Houston’s Concrete Jungle" written by Daniel Oppenheimer for the online magazine's art section. Boncy spent more than seven years documenting Houston's life, landscape, and architecture. More photos by Boncy can be viewed on his visual archive, Purple Time Space Swamp and on Instagram @tiboncy.
May 17, 2021: Jacob Phillips (2021, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture) joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the full-time laboratory supervisor for the Department of Art and Art History.
May 17, 2021: Written for Glasstire, Texas Visual Art by Michael Frank Blair (2012, M.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting), Logocentric: Alicia Eggert at Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas is a thoughtful review of an exhibition titled "Conditions by Possibility" by Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture. While it's the gallery’s first solo showing of the Denton-based artist's work, Eggert's neon and kinetic installations have been widely exhibited in the region and beyond.
CVAD Community: External Events
The Greater Denton Arts Council awarded Eliza Au an artist microgrant effective Jan. 1–May 15, 2022, for a collaborative group project that includes Au, UNT CVAD students in Au's Spring 2022 course, ASTU 3104.501, Intermediate Ceramics: Molds and Multiples, and Kim McKibben, owner, Aura Coffee, 1306 Hickory, Denton, Texas. Students will work with McKibben to design, display and market their work in the cafe. The purpose of the project is to promote entrepreneurship and help students learn how to research a site and its patrons through site visits or interviews with the owner. Students also will learn to become more aware of their community and how they can contribute to it both artistically and economically.
CVAD Community: External Exhibitions
Through July 18, 2021: On view in the Hudson Showroom of Artpace San Antonio, is "After Carolee: Tender and Fierce" by Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art and CVAD alumna. This exhibition was curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, author, curator and director at Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas, and is honor of the 25 anniversary year of Artpace San Antonio. Virtual walk-through.
Through July 25, 2021: The Workhouse Arts Center features "Middle Stanza" a solo exhibition by Andrew DeCaen, associate professor, Studio Art: Printmaking, in the Vulcan Gallery, Lorton, Va. DeCaen’s artwork centers around the themes of rituals surrounding food and slows down mundane experiences to linger in the smallest moments. Middle Stanza focuses on the idea of hypothetical and sequential time and space through a series of three works — the Little Kitchen, Gathering, and Stanza series.
Through February 2022: Professor Dornith Doherty, Studio Art: Photography, is one of seven contemporary artists featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibition, "Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans." As humans shape the world in ways big and small, intentional and unintentional, visible and invisible, the artists in this exhibition challenge viewers to think about the changes we make to our planet.