Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery offers family fun

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:59

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What: Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery family event organized by the College of Visual Arts and Design student chapter of the National Art Education Association

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25, March 22 and April 12

Where: UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton

Cost: Free, but RSVP requested, as space is limited. RSVP to gallery@unt.edu.

Parking: In addition to street meters, there is parking available at the Union Circle Garage, 1155 Union Circle, and the Highland Street Garage, at Avenue A and Highland Street. More information on parking garages at UNT, including rates, is available at http://www.unt.edu/transit/garage.html.

More information: Call the UNT Art Gallery at 940-565-4316.

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DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The Artist on Film is the theme for the Jan. 25 Saturday in the UNT Art Gallery event, which welcomes families to participate in activities and view the latest show at the gallery. There will be two other Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery events during the spring semester – on March 22 and April 12.

“Our aim is to engage audiences in the interpretive process in a casual and fun environment surrounded by family and friends,” UNT Galleries Director Tracee Robertson said of the events. “We want to encourage audiences to make the UNT Art Galleries a Saturday destination and to build a lasting relationship with art by engaging in a personal process of interpretation of individual artworks or exhibitions. Experiencing other art forms, such as poetry, film, movement or storytelling, and engaging in art-making activities, all of which are inspired by or related to the visual artworks on view, fosters a broad exploration of ideas. We hope these many creative voices will allow audiences to experience the visual arts in a dynamic, comfortable and direct way.”

The Jan. 25 event features TV and film actor Paul Meltzer, and UNT alumnus and adjunct professor Jim Burton.

Meltzer, who works in both New York City and Texas, has appeared in numerous roles on Mysteries at the Museum and Monumental Mysteries (Travel Channel), Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet), Deadly Sins and Unusual Suspects (Investigation Discovery), as well as in national commercials. He trained at Wesleyan University and HB Studio in New York and began pursuing roles professionally after a 30-year business career. Meltzer will lead visitors to the gallery in an exercise on how an actor prepares for a TV or film role.

Burton is primarily a painter, but also employs sculpture, sound, video and lighting elements in his artwork. The Denton-based Burton exhibits nationally and internationally and received his BFA in fine art from Valdosta State University and an MFA in drawing and painting from UNT

“This is an event that encourages the entire family to participate and collaborate in art-making and learn about the rich connections between the visual, performing and literary arts,” said Shay Youngblood, UNT Art Galleries family programs coordinator.

Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery offer family activities with visiting artists for children in kindergarten through grade 12 and their parents/guardians. Art educators in the College of Visual Arts and Design student chapter of the National Art Education Association lead the events.

Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton. The events are free, but due to space constraints RSVPs are requested by emailing gallery@unt.edu. In addition to street meters, there is parking available at the Union Circle Garage, 1155 Union Circle, and the Highland Street Garage, at Avenue A and Highland Street. More information on parking garages at UNT, including rates, is available at http://www.unt.edu/transit/garage.html.

The spring Saturdays in the UNT Art Gallery include:

  • Jan. 25, The Artist on Film with guest artists Paul Meltzer and Jim Burton
  • March 22, held in conjunction with the exhibition Marking a Course: David Bailin, Matt Duffin, Michael O’Keef, and featuring theatre and performing artists who will create improvisational scenes based on drawings
  • April 12, held in conjunction with the 54th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition, and featuring poet and UNT alumna Lynn Lewis leading a poetry workshop, and the student art competition winners as the guest artists

 

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