External Events Archive

November 2021

Nov. 13, 2021–Nov. 13, 2022: For her Nasher Public commission, Associate Professor Alicia Eggert, Studio Art: Sculpture, made "The Time for Becoming," a neon work lighting up downtown Dallas with messages "NOW IS ONLY FOR THE TIME BEING" and "NOW IS ALWAYS THE TIME FOR BECOMING." See the steel structure at 2001 Ross Ave., Dallas, a multi-use development lot that will include six ground-floor restaurants and 238-room JW Marriott Hotel.

Nov. 25, 2021: Communication Design Faculty Highlight and Congratulations: David Wolske, assistant professor, graphic design! Wolske wrote the preface for "Get Impressed: The Revival of Letterpress and Handmade Type," recently published by Sandu Publishing Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China. Additionally, Wolske's internationally renowned letterpress work is featured on pages 32–41. Wolke's interdisciplinary practice combines the traditions of letterpress and printmaking with digital tools and design thinking. Wolske’s work is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. He is a 2020 LHM Educator Fellow at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design; the College Book Art Association 2018 Emerging Educator; 2016 Visiting Artist at Hatch Show Print; and a 2014 Utah Visual Arts Fellow. His work is represented by Artspace111 in Fort Worth. 

Nov. 30, 2021: Allyson Packer, lecturer in CVAD Foundations, will be screening the video "Proscenium" at the Cucalorus International Film Festival, Wilmington, N.C., made in collaboration with Jesse Fisher, independent filmmaker and co-founder of Chimera Strategy. Part of the festival's experimental film program, "Proscenium" engages viewers in a speculative narrative about the collapse of real and virtual space. More information can be found on the Cucalorus website.

June 2022

June 20, 2022: Take a spectacular dive into live music with captivating visuals put together by Diana Rojas, graduate student, Studio Art: New Media Art, for a breathtakingly immersive experience. 

Exhibition and Live Performance 
June 24, 2022, 8:30 p.m. 
Sky Theater
UNT Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building
1704 W. Mulberry St. in Denton
Tickets are available through the Eventbrite website: $12 ($15.54 with fees and tax) 

"Query" explores light bending as a signifier of the colossal and reminds us of the distance between us and the invisible and immense. 

Musical performances will be by UNT alumnus Conner Simmons, (B.M., 2022, Music Composition), and Kory Reeder, a doctoral student in music composition, College of Music, and promise to be an unforgettable adventure in the 360-degree theater.

May 2022

March 7–May 15, 2022: The Milliners Guild and Texas Fashion Collection announced its collaboration on a fashion exhibition titled "Hats: Humor and High Design." Free to all NorthPark Center visitors the exhibition celebrates fashionable laughs and headwear as a space for stylistic experimentation. Featured designs include the top 10 finalists of the Milliners Guild "Bes-Ben: Humor and High Design Hat Competition" alongside contemporary and historic milliners such as Stephen JonesCigmond Meachen, Byron LarsBenjamin Green-FieldCristóbal Balenciaga, and Jack McConnell. The exhibition was curated by Annette Becker, director of the Texas Fashion Collection, and Laura Del Villaggio, milliner, teacher and member of the Milliners Guild.

Exhibition Dates, Hours and Location: March 7–May 15, 2022
Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. | Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

March 2022

March 19–April 30, 2022: The MAC announced its exhibition "Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel" by Angel Cabrales, 2009, M.F.A., Studio Art: Sculpture. The exhibition is open from March 19 through April 30, 2022, at The MAC, 1503 South Ervay Street in Dallas. Cabrales, El Paso-based sculptor and mixed media artist, uses science fiction to relay social commentary through his work. In the exhibition, he explores his vision of the Western Hemisphere untouched by European colonization. This body of work centers around a re-imagined legacy of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America and expands on their achievements in culture, science and technology had they been unhindered by colonial invasion. This exhibition is a celebration of ethnic heritage and the rich cultural history of the Indigenous people of Latin America. The show will open with a reception on March 19 from 6–9 p.m.

March 30, 2022: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will present Distinguished Research Professor Dornith Doherty, Studio Art: Photography, showing her photographs and discussing her concern with our stewardship of the natural environment. Her series "Archiving Eden," features photographs of seeds and seed banks to document the complex issues surrounding the role of science and human agency in preserving biodiversity in wild and agricultural species.

On March 30, 2022, 4–5 p.m. CDT, in an online presentation, Doherty will join Scott Wing, co-curator of the "Unsettled Nature" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, to talk about why seeds can be poetic, how seed banks represent both optimism and pessimism, and what role art can play in educating people about climate change.

This program is part of a series of conversations with artists featured in Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans.


March 16–19, 2022: This year's National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, NCECA, Fertile Ground Conference in Sacramento, Calif., included a concurrent exhibition titled "A Flower Blooms in the Desert: Investigations of Agricultural Microcosms." Works by CVAD Assistant Professor Eliza Au, Studio Art: Ceramics, and alumnus Juan Barroso, 2020, M.F.A., Studio Art: Ceramics, were included in the exhibition.

April 2022

light blue ceramic vaseMarch 15–April 30, 2022: The Ro2 Art Gallery announces Joshua Dodson and Brooks Oliver in "Twists and Turns." The exhibition is scheduled March 26 through April 30, 2022, with an opening day reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at Ro2 Art in The Cedars, located at 1501 S. Ervay St., Dallas, Texas, 75215. For the exhibition, 'Twists and Turns,' Dodson and Oliver combine aesthetics to bring playful, yet functional objects together with energetic, shaped paintings and ceramics. Joshua Dodson explores bold shapes, lines, symbols, and color compositions from his past as a graffiti artist. With Brooks Oliver’s dynamic and colorful pottery, the work blurs the boundaries between craft, design, industry, and technology, providing new visions of utilitarian ceramic wares. With the inspiration based on drafting and geometry from architecture, he is able to create a juxtaposition of complementary colors to mold these structures into solid forms. By combining these works in 'Twists and Turns,' the exhibition visitors will find that the vivid color, contemporary design and playful structures together form a bright and dynamic landscape.

February 2022

Feb. 26–March 26, 2022: The Asya Geisberg Gallery announced its first solo exhibition, "Holiday," with Brian Scott Campbell, associate professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, which will be open Feb. 26–March 26, at 537b West 23rd Street, New York City. "In varying shades of mottled grays with an occasional orange sun, these modestly-sized paintings, if asked to be neatly tucked into a genre, would have to check the “landscape” box. Yet with each thinly painted brushstroke and bloodletting of color, they gallop out of that stricture. One senses instantly that their maker is not looking at any one environment or lived experience, but instead touching on archetypes and conventions of looking and representation."

Feb. 6, 2022: The latest issue of Dialectic, the scholarly journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Educators’ Community has been published by the University of Michigan Publishing Services. Volume III, Issue 1 of this peer-reviewed, open-access publication is available on the Dialectic website. The publication was co-founded and is co-edited in part by Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens, CVAD professors of communication design. Dialectic has a diversely populated, international readership. It also has developed a strong reputation for publishing work that critically examines intersections between design as an academic and professional discipline and other academic and professional disciplines that include the social sciences, information technology, human-computer interaction, marketing and business management. In so doing, "Dialectic" exists as an extension of how design is taught, researched and critically analyzed within and around the curricula facilitated by UNT CVAD’s Department of Design.

June 2021

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.

December 2021

Dec. 9, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022: The "Fashioning Design Futures" exhibition showcases the work of seniors from UNT's Fashion Design Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Over the course of the Fall 2021 semester, the seniors engaged in a series of projects designed to challenge them with new ways of working, thinking, developing, and existing in the current and future world. The exhibits are from the Fashion Design Concepts class taught by Barbara Trippeer, assistant professor in the Department of Design. The exhibition is open in the UNT Union Art Gallery, 5–7 p.m.

September 2021

Sept. 21, 2021: UNT President Neal Smatresk will deliver the annual State of the University address at the Murchison Performing Arts Center celebrating UNT’s recent accomplishments, and debut his video address outlining our strategic focus for the new year. A reception to follow will honor Nada Shabout, art history professor and a 2020 recipient of the Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

August 2021

Aug. 10, 2021: Dana Tanamachi, ('07, B.F.A., Communication Design), stamp designer, graphic designer and lettering artist, was selected to create the poster for this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival. Dana also designed a U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp last year and recently, she created the art on the latest edition of the Lone Star beer cans!

September 2020

Through July 31, 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.