Arts and Music
The six finalists from fall 2014's Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas' CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All event will show their work and works-in-progress at the downtown Dallas gallery from Aug. 15 to Sept. 26.
Judith Bula Wise of Boulder, professor emerita of social work at the University of Denver, has been awarded the 2015 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography from University of North Texas' Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.
George Bowden of Fort Worth received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
Doug Wright will work with students and conduct research for upcoming works as the 2015-16 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas.
Artists and enthusiasts will come together to celebrate creativity at the 26th annual VAST (Visual Arts Society of Texas) Members Exhibition Aug. 12-22 (Wednesday-Saturday).
Shay Youngblood traveled to Japan in 2011 to research a novel on memory and home. Ten days later, a 9.0 earthquake struck, followed by a tsunami and nuclear fallout.
The New York Times reporter and columnist Dan Barry won the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest top prize for "The Boys in the Bunkhouse," published in the Times in March 2014.
Gulin "Eva" Gelogullari, a graduate student at UNT, has received a $30,500 Rotary Global Grant to study at Tel Aviv University in Israel during the 2015-16 academic year.
The University of North Texas' Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square - Summer Edition begins June 18 and runs through July 23.
Watts, chair of the art department at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, starts as new dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design on August 1.