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University of North Texas Presents Art Exhibits and Events in Fall 2010

The University of North Texas (UNT) Art Gallery, part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, will present the following events. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.gallery.unt.edu or call 940-565-4316.

Different Tempers: Jewelry & Blacksmithing
July 6 (Tuesday) – Sept. 18 (Saturday)
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

Curated by Suzanne Ramljak and organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, University of North Carolina

Opening Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 (Tuesday)
Curator’s Gallery Talk: 1 p.m. Sept. 16 (Thursday)

Different Tempers explores the realms of jewelry and blacksmithing to highlight their distinct properties as well as their commonalities by juxtaposing key works by 14 nationally known metalsmiths. At UNT, this exhibition is made possible in part by grants from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
Oct. 5 (Tuesday) – Oct. 23 (Saturday)
Opening Reception: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (Tuesday)
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

The Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation. These artists impact communities around the world by guiding students to become smart, well-rounded professionals who positively influence the areas in which they live and work, including our own.

Recuerdos: Nostalgia on the Periphery
Nov. 9 (Tuesday) – Dec. 18 (Saturday)
Co-curated by Victoria DeCuir and Adriana Martinez
Opening Reception: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 (Tuesday)
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

The term “recuerdo” can refer both to an experienced memory and to an object that conjures nostalgia in the personal and collective mind and that can be used to commemorate nationality and heritage. The artists in this exhibition incorporate elements of nostalgia either remembered or captured through objects and locations, both public and private, where cultural commonalities exist. Their works attempt to capture a heritage on the periphery of everyday existence. This exhibition is made possible in part by grants from the UNT Fine Arts Series and Texas Commission on the Arts.

CVAD Visiting Artist and Scholar Series

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Series in the College of Visual Arts and Design presents exhibitions, lectures and events by international and regional guests. Past visiting artists and scholars have included Lynda Benglis, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Feng Mengbo, Elizabeth Mansfield, Jiha Moon, Robyn O’Neil, Jack Pierson, Robert Storr, Fred Wilson and Kryzysztof Wodiczko.

Adam Frelin Recent Projects
1 p.m. Sept. 8 (Wednesday)
Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255

International interdisciplinary artist Adam Frelin will discuss his recent solo and collaborative projects. Frelin works in new media and installation art. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Samson Projects in Boston and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Neb., along with shooting a collaborative film about the blind in India. Frelin has shown his work widely at such venues as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Frelin has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others, and has completed residencies throughout the United States. In 2004, he was awarded a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Award for independent research in Japan, and in 2006 an invitation to attend the Helsinki International Artists Program in Finland. In the last few years, Frelin completed White Line (Tokyo), a commissioned outdoor project for the International House of Japan; a commissioned video project funded by the Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, shot in Kiev, Ukraine; and his first book of photography, Trees Hit By Cars. Frelin lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and upstate New York, where he is an assistant professor of sculpture at SUNY University at Albany.

Organized by UNT faculty member Laura Beard, and made possible with support from the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee and the CVAD Core Design program.

Different Tempers: A Conversation in Two Parts
Part I: Craft.Criticism.Dialogue
5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 (Wednesday)
Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255

A roundtable event exploring questions about the methodologies and the state of craft criticism with presenters Suzanne Ramljak, writer, art historian, curator and current editor of Metalsmith magazine; Elissa Auther, associate professor of contemporary art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; and Glenn Adamson, head of graduate studies, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Part II: Conversations About Craft
5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 (Thursday)
UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., Denton
An open forum discussion about criticism and craft practice with Auther and Ramljak. Book signing to follow.

Conversation program organized by UNT faculty members Ana Lopez, James Thurman and Jennifer Way with the UNT Art Gallery and made possible with support from the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee and the CVAD Design Core program.

Dual Gaze: Picturing Female Identity
Film Screening: Beauty Knows No Pain
5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 (Thursday)
UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., Denton

Beauty Knows No Pain is a documentary film about the Kilgore Rangerettes by Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt discovered the Rangerettes while on assignment for Paris Magazine to document Texas culture in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. An internationally renowned artist and Magnum photographer since 1953, Erwitt wrote the introduction to O. Rufus Lovett’s book “Kilgore Rangerettes”, and the screening of Erwitt’s film introduces the subject of Lovett’s work.

Artist Lectures: Libby Rowe and O. Rufus Lovett
2 p.m. Sept. 29 (Wednesday)
Art Building Room 223
Book signing to follow

Libby Rowe’s installation-based work entitled “Pink” incorporates photography, video and sculpture. She addresses female identity in ways that are both informational and confrontational. O. Rufus Lovett’s documentary work deals with female identity as constructed through drill team participation. His book “Kilgore Rangerettes” has received national acclaim and was included in the American Photo list of the top 10 books of 2008. Both artists provide divergent and differing perspectives on female identity.

Dual Gaze organized by UNT faculty members Dornith Doherty, Paho Mann and Brent Phelps and made possible with support from the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee and the Department of Studio Art.

The Politics of Taste in 18th- and 19th-Century Latin America
A UNT Symposium
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 17 (Friday)
3:45 p.m. Keynote Address by Stacie Widdifield, Ph.D.
Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas

A leading expert in Latin American art, Stacie Widdifield is a tenured, full professor of art history at the University of Arizona, where she teaches Colonial and Modern Mexican Art. Her research interests include history, gender, nationalism and institutions in 19th and early 20th century Mexico. Her publications include “The Embodiment of the National in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexican Painting” (University of Arizona Press, 1996), as well as articles on 19th century Mexican art.

Organized by UNT faculty members Paul Niell and Kelly Donahue-Wallace and made possible by The Meadows Museum, UNT, Wells Fargo, Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee, Humanities Texas and the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities.

Union Gallery

The following exhibitions will be in the Union Gallery, located on Level 3 of the University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 940-565-3829.

Aug. 23 (Monday) – Sept. 9 (Thursday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Aug. 30 (Monday)
Two Year Drawing Grad Students – drawing and painting

Sept. 13 (Monday) – Sept. 30 (Thursday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Sept. 13 (Monday)
Ashley Milow and Vannesa Jimenez – printmaking

Oct. 4 (Monday) – Oct. 22 (Friday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Oct. 4 (Monday)
Carlos E. Mateo- drawing and painting

Nov. 1 (Monday) – Nov. 18 (Thursday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Nov. 1 (Monday)
Laren Hirsch and Cat Snapp – printmaking

Nov. 22 (Monday) – Dec. 16 (Thursday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Nov. 22 (Monday)
Mariadel Pilar Zornosa – painting

The following exhibitions will be displayed outside the Union Gallery.

Oct. 11 (Monday) – Oct. 29 (Friday)
Reception: 5 – 7 p.m. Oct. 11 (Monday)
Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey – photography

Nov. 8 (Monday) – Dec. 4 (Saturday)
Reception: 7 – 9 p.m. Nov. 8 (Monday)
Andre Williams – watercolor

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