Reception for UNT's artist-in-residence Kiki Smith

Guide by Kiki Smith, 2012, jacquard tapestry
Guide by Kiki Smith, 2012, jacquard tapestry, 119 x 76.5 inches
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:13

What: Internationally renowned sculptor and printmaker Kiki Smith, the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts 2013-14 artist-in-residence,  will be in Denton for an artist’s talk and reception for her exhibition Transformations, on display at UNT on the Square through Feb. 27.

When/Where:

  • The artist’s talk is at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 (Wednesday) in room 255 of the Eagle Student Services Center, across from Willis Library on the UNT campus.
  • The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., located on the square in downtown Denton.
  • The exhibition runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 27 at UNT on the Square. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Cost: All events are free

Media interviews: Smith will be available for a limited number of media interviews. To schedule an interview, contact Margarita Venegas at margarita.venegas@unt.edu or 940-565-3510 (office) or 609-792-9199 (cell).

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DENTON, Texas (UNT) – Kiki Smith, the 2013-14 artist-in-residence for the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, will exhibit five tapestries and the work that preceded and surrounded their production at UNT on the Square starting Jan. 29 (Wednesday). Smith will give an artist’s talk that evening and will be at the opening reception for Transformations on Jan. 30 (Thursday).

Internationally renowned for her sculpture and printmaking, Smith received a 2012 U.S. Department of State Medal of the Arts Award. Her exhibition will be shown through Feb. 27 (Thursday). Tapestries woven at Magnolia Editions will be on display, along with drawings, collages and other works that preceded and surrounded the final artwork. Visitors will be able to see how the work was layered and transformed from the first drawing to the final tapestry.

Smith has been working with UNT College of Visual Arts and Design students since fall 2013 at P.R.I.N.T Press. Smith has been collaborating with P.R.I.N.T Press students and Master Printer and former P.R.I.N.T Press director Catherine Chauvin to produce hand-pulled fine art prints.

Smith will have two public appearances Jan. 29 and 30 related to the Transformations exhibition. All of the events listed are free and open to the public:

  • The artist’s talk is at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 (Wednesday) in room 255 of the Eagle Student Services Center, across from Willis Library on the UNT campus.
  • The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., located on the square in downtown Denton.
  • The exhibition runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 27 at UNT on the Square. UNT on the Square hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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