Friday, January 25, 2013
Janáček Festival to feature an international array of musicians and scholars
The International Janáček Festival and Conference, taking place at the University of North Texas Feb. 6-9, will explore the life and work of eminent Czech composer Leoš Janáček (1854-1928). The event, a collaboration between UNT’s College of Music and the Janáček Academy of Music and the Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic, will feature eight concerts, a pre-concert lecture series, classroom seminars, a day-long academic conference and conclude with the U.S. premiere of a semi-staged, one-act opera version of Janáček’s song cycle Zápisník...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
UNT art galleries showcase wide array of exhibitions this spring
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Artworks by award-winning guest artists, noted faculty members, students and more will be on display at various galleries on the University of North Texas campus this spring. Please include the following information about the university’s art exhibitions and other visual arts-related events in briefs and calendars.
UNT Art Gallery
The UNT Art Gallery, part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, will present the following events. UNT Art Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and...
Friday, January 18, 2013
UNT professor’s art merges robots with ancestral South American sculpting technique
Recently awarded the prestigious VIDA Art and Artificial Life Awards grant, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design new media assistant professor Paula Gaetano-Adi is working on a robotic art installation that will pay homage to her Latin-American roots.
Think it’s hard to envision large robotic sculptures coexisting with ancestral techniques? It wasn’t too long ago that even our own grandparents couldn’t imagine living side-by-side with robots, Gaetano-Adi points out, and now they are commonplace.
“Robots are as much at home in art, cinema, popular culture and literature as...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Composers on Campus series spotlights new music at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Music continues its mission to cultivate new music this spring with the Composers on Campus series, which brings a number of world-class guest composers to campus for performances of their works, in addition to showcasing faculty talent.
The diverse group of guests includes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner, intermedia artist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, jazz arranger Claus Raible and leading opera composer Jake Heggie.
“While the composition division regularly invites new music specialists to campus —...
Monday, January 14, 2013
International garments featured in UNT fashion exhibition
What: The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road — A fashion exhibition presented by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Part of the UNT Collections, Cultures and Collaborations Series.
Curated by Myra Walker, director and head curator of the Texas Fashion Collection.
When: Jan. 15 (Tuesday) - Feb. 9 (Saturday). Art Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
UNT student earns a Next Generation Nonprofit Leader award
DENTON (UNT), Texas –Stephanie Reid, a University of North Texas student from Frisco, earned a $4,500 Next Generation Nonprofit Leader (NextGen) award — a nationally competitive scholarship available to students pursuing a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Reid earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in drawing and painting in 2002 and is pursuing the NLA certificate through the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at UNT. The award is...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
UNT College of Music Spring 2013 events
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Music presents a spring season that features world-class guest composers, the American leg of the International Janáček Festival and Conference and a fresh, new take on gospel. Please include the following information in any briefs or calendars.
A recital of the chamber music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner begins a series of concerts of music by outstanding guest composers and arrangers, which will include the multimedia works of composer and pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski on Feb. 25, Baylor professor of...
Monday, January 7, 2013
Artist Kiki Smith to Headline 2013 UNT Nasher Lecture Series
DALLAS, Texas – Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith will be the featured speaker at the annual Nasher Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, presented by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. A limited number of tickets are available for $20 for members and $25 for non-members at NasherSculptureCenter.org.
“The annual Nasher Lecture Series honors the legacy of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher by bringing to Dallas some of today’s most influential artists, sculptors, and critics through this yearly collaboration with the University of North...