UNT's College of Arts and Design hosts grand opening for ArtSpace Dallas Feb. 8

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:00

What: Grand opening for UNT Artspace Dallas gallery, including an exhibition of nationally and internationally recognized artists who are alumni from the UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 (Saturday)

Where: UNT Artspace Dallas, on the first floor of University Center Building, 1901 Main Street, Dallas

Cost: Event is free.

Parking: Paid parking is available in the Elm Street Garage or in metered spots along Main Street.


DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Media and the public are invited to attend a grand opening for UNT ArtSpace Dallas from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 (Saturday.)

The celebration for the new Dallas art gallery will showcase works by renowned alumni of UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design, including a past finalist on Project Runway and nationally and internationally recognized artists.
The grand opening is free and open to the public.

Located in downtown Dallas, UNT ArtSpace Dallas connects the UNT and Dallas arts and civic communities while providing a venue to promote acclaimed artists who have worked or studied at UNT. The gallery presents experimental, pivotal and breakthrough projects.

Formerly, the UNT ArtSpace Dallas facility housed Fashion on Main, which was the exhibit space for UNT's vast Texas Fashion Collection. Officials from CVAD decided to expand the mission of the gallery and renovate the space, which will continue to feature pieces from the Texas Fashion Collection. That collection includes more than 15,000 pieces of historic fashion and accessories.

"We are honored to be part of the Dallas arts and civic communities, to expand our mission in our downtown gallery space while continuing to feature the Texas Fashion Collection, and to celebrate UNT's unique contribution to the arts," said Tracee Robertson, director of the UNT Art Galleries. "We hope visitors will make UNT ArtSpace Dallas a regular part of their work day or special outings, as our aim is to serve the community with opportunities to enjoy a relationship with art."

To launch the gallery, the February grand opening will feature five CVAD alumni: Shirin Askari in fashion; Brian Fridge in video; Howard Sherman in painting; Erick Swenson in sculpture; and Dana Tanamachi in chalk lettering. This exhibit will run through March 15.

UNT ArtSpace Dallas is on the first floor of University Center Building, 1901 Main Street. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Paid parking is available in the Elm Street Garage or in metered spots along Main Street.

For more information, go to www.gallery.unt.edu.

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

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