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Dallas Cowboys host CVAD students at the Minority Creative Workshop

The Dallas Cowboys recently conducted an all-day event titled the Minority Creative Workshop at the team's world headquarters, The Star in Frisco, Texas. At the event, Zenobia Winbush...
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CVAD welcomes new Advancement Board member Daisha Board

Founded by Daisha Board, the Daisha Board Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and artists with disabilities locally...
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UNT Great Grad: Christian Thornton, B.F.A., Fashion Design

He may not be a household name yet, but Christian Thornton plans to make the fashion industry stand up and take notice...
Outside the Box

Denton ISD Art Show "Outside the Box" features K-12th-grade emerging artists at CVAD

The Onstead Institute + CVAD Galleries host the 10th annual “Outside the Box” exhibition featuring the District Art Show artists in K–12th grades...
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UNT Great Grad: Johnathan De La Cruz, B.F.A., Fashion Design

The Fall 2023 graduate is a Fashion Design major with three minors: Photography, Merchandising and Sculpture. The senior also manages two jobs along with all his schoolwork.
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UNT Great Grad: Scott Peck, Ph.D., Art Education

On June 28, 2005, the Dallas Fire Department responded to a six-alarm fire at the Museum of Biblical Art, a non-profit, non-denominational organization home to works of art inspired...
Fashion Design student Trang Mai holds her award certificate standing with four models wearing Mai’s

Fashion Designers win at the 2023 Fashion Group International Dallas Scholarship Competition

Eight fashion design students recently won big at the 55th annual Fashion Group International of Dallas Scholarship Competition at the Dallas Market...
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David Wolske's "Iterations" exhibition opens at Artspace111

Artspace111 presents three new exhibitions from May 11 through June 17, 2023. These three exhibitions will be held at 111 Hampton Street in the...
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UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence includes Elaine Pawlowicz

The 2023 UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence awardees include Elaine Pawlowicz, associate professor, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting...
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UNT Great Grad: Saxon Martinez, M.F.A., Studio Art

UNT selects Saxon Martinez as a Spring 2023 Great Grad
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UNT IAA selects Ana M. Lopez as a 2023 faculty fellow

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CVAD Faculty + alum exhibit at one-of-a-kind National Ornamental Metal Museum

Associate Professor Ana M. Lopez and CVAD alumna Natalie Macellaio, 2005, M.F.A., Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, are exhibiting in a two-person exhibition...
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Check out the CVAD Rotating Topics for Summer & Fall 2023

Check out the Summer & Fall 2023 lineup of rotating topics...
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“Breaking the Code,” a film about Vernon Fisher that became a fond farewell

Vernon Fisher died only six days before the world premiere of a documentary about his life. Fisher was born in 1943 to rural Texas farmers, and his childhood exposure...
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Yuleta Roeun selected as a top 100 Interior Designer in the U.S. and Canada

Metropolis magazine sets out to designate the top graduating interior design and architecture students in the U.S. and Canada each year. Undergraduate Yuleta Roeun, nominated...
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Jennifer Stanley, teaching fellow, debuts new fashion line at Spring Austin Fashion Week

Through her brand, Jen●ley, Jennifer Stanley debuts her spring and summer 2023 fashion line, Nurturing Bond, April 21-23 at the 15th biannual Austin Fashion Week...
Letitia Huckaby smiling, black T-shirt, hair pulled back.

Dallas and Fort Worth exhibitions of alum and faculty Letitia Huckaby are open now

Whether you're in Dallas or Fort Worth, be sure to catch Letitia Huckaby's work on exhibition! Huckaby is an acclaimed American photo-based multimedia artist who explores Black American heritage...
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Binod Shrestha awarded the FATE 2023 Master Educator Award

Binod Shrestha, director, CVAD Foundations and associate professor, was awarded by the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education organization's Master Educator Award at the FATE 2023 Conference, April 13, at...
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Greater Denton Art Council invites Amie Adelman to be Artist in Residence

The Greater Denton Art Council has invited Professor Amie Adelman to be the artist in residence, a position funded by the National Endowment for the Arts...
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Fashion Design Highlight: UNT Fashion Design + Kinfolk House Collaboration 

Eleven CVAD fashion design students recently featured their work at Kinfolk Couture, an event at the Kinfolk House for Fort Worth Gallery Night...
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Through July 8: CVAD welcomes a solo exhibition of work by Emmy Bright

Working with drawing, writing, print and performance, Bright investigates the problems of connection and boundaries...
Creative U, Summer Arts Program for high school juniors and seniors

Waitlist open to Creative U: Summer camp for high school seniors, juniors

The College of Visual Arts and Design plans to host high school juniors and seniors for a day camp in the summer of 2023.
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Ph.D. student Cindy T. Davis wins the Onstead Institute Dissertation Award

The inaugural recipient of the Onstead Institute Dissertation Award is Cindy T. Davis, a CVAD Art Education doctoral student and...
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Sophomore takes first prize in UNT OperaWorks poster competition

“To-re-a-dor en guarde…!” Thrill to some of the greatest music ever written in one of the world’s most popular operas with marketing materials designed by UNT CVAD sophomore Brennah Wagner.
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Art appreciation textbook, "Art for Everyone," features Ana M. Lopez

​​​​​​​The creative work of Ana M. Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, is featured in a newly released, revised edition of “Art for Everyone”...
Group of 14 student designers and faculty Barbara Trippeer

Fashion Design students create a Sustainable Design Collection for Healthy Communities

Assistant Professor Barbara Trippeer’s recent Fashion Design Studio course, ADES 4590, assisted fashion design students in developing...