Arts and Music
The Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T) will show off innovative artwork — an image that creates a “visual conundrum” — from San Marcos printmaker Jeffrey Dell at its open house from 4 to 7 p.m. April 6 (Thursday). P.R.I.N.T, part of the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design, will feature a demonstration and interactive printing of the artwork as part of the event.
Seventy years ago, the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program, the first of its kind in the nation. To commemorate the milestone, UNT’s College of Music will release a series of special, limited edition CDs to the public this year.
A University of North Texas symposium will explore one of the latest trends in technology – digital fabrication. The symposium, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Willis Library, includes panels and presentations, a morning professional development workshop for educators and a keynote speech by new media artist Laura Splan.
Students in the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will showcase their best work at the 57th Annual Voertman Competition April 1-15. Winners of cash prizes will be announced at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 5 in the Lightwell Gallery of the Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St.
Two students, four former students and two faculty members from the University of North Texas’ Department of Media Arts won awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.
The University of North Texas College of Music’s Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra are taking their talents to Dallas to perform a rarely heard 1725 version of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. The performance isat 7 p.m. April 1 (Saturday) at the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas. The event is part of a partnership with the church that allows the College of Music to reach a Dallas audience.
Liss LaFleur of the University of North Texas will discuss how two destabilizing elements – queerness and virtual reality – work together in a panel discussion at SXSW in Austin.
Katie Hindmarch-Watson, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and cultural historian of the British Empire, will discuss queer mediators’ foundational role in early radio broadcasting of the BBC during a free lecture at the University of North Texas March 23.
When Byrd Williams owned a hardware shop in Gainesville in the 1890s, he wanted to sell postcards that didn’t depict overseas locales. So he bought a postcard camera and began taking pictures all across Texas.
That was the beginning of thousands of photographs that make up the Byrd Williams Family Collection– a selection of which will be shown in Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family, running from April 14 (Friday) to May 13 (Monday) at UNT on the Square. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. April 23 (Sunday).
UNT’s College of Music and the All-American College Band share a strong bond. No other university in the country has had more students chosen to participate in the Disneyland college band, which began in 1971.