Arts and Music
KXAS-TV/NBC 5 journalist Deborah Ferguson, whose career has spanned more than 20 years in broadcast news, will receive the C.E. “Pop” Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.
Juana Monsalve, a University of North TexasCollege of Music doctoral student in music performance, has been awarded the P.E.O., or Philanthropic Educational Organization, International Peace Scholarship. Ten UNT students have received a total of 15 P.E.O. scholarships since 2002.
One of the most iconic garments in the world – the kimono – gets its own exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas. “Reimagining the Kimono” will run from May 1 to June 27 at NorthPark Center in Dallas. The collection will feature 13 kimono and kimono-inspired garments from both Japanese and non-Japanese designers.
When Nada Shabout was studying modern Arab art as a graduate student, she didn’t have all of the resources she needed. She has made it her mission to promote that field. Now the University of North Texas art history professor is co-editing a book on the subject for the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City. And, artsy.net named her as one of “Eight Influential Female Art Historians You Should Know”, citing her for “increasing the visibility of art from communities that often go overlooked in the contemporary art world.”
The sleek and stylish models strutting down the catwalk May 6 will be displaying the culmination of University of North Texas’ seniors hard work and dedication. ArtWear, the annual juried exhibition at the UNT Union Ballroom, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton, is showcasing the work of 32 students from the College of Visual Arts and Design fashion design program this year.
It has been 70 years since the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program – the first of its kind in the U.S. In honor of this milestone, the College of Music will be releasing Legacy — Neil Slater at North Texas – a four-CD box set – at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Along with hundreds of archival photos spanning the career of Slater, Professor Emeritus and the longest-tenured director of the One O’Clock Lab Band, the box set includes a 160-page booklet containing notes written by dozens of former band members and colleagues.
A newly released CD by the award-winning University of North Texas College of Music’s Jazz Singers weaves together traditional and contemporary jazz, with rock, big band swing and even Brazilian flare. Titled “Groovin’ Hard,” the CD includes nine pieces, five of which were arranged by current or former UNT students. All of the pieces – save one – were arranged specifically for the group.
University of North Texas College of Music performance and jazz studies doctoral student Daniel Pinilla has won the $10,000 top prize in UNT’s 2017 Sherman-Barsanti Inspiration Awards. Pinilla was awarded the honor April 5 for his project involving the development of a series of workshops for children in rural Colombia who have been traumatized by armed conflict.
Registration is now open for a symposium at the University of North Texas that will tackle education issues through an unusual format. “Education as Experimentation:Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning,” will take place June 17–18 (Saturday-Sunday) for art educators, artists, designers, museum educators and philosophers, with session leaders coming from as far as the United Kingdom.
The University of North Texas College of Music, in partnership with The Czech Educational Foundation of Texas, is hosting a “waltz across Texas.”
“This will be the first time Stříbrňanka has toured with us in five years,” said Tom Sovík, professor of music theory, pop music specialist and organizer of the nine-city tour. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back for 10 days of celebration Texas Czech style.”