UNT fall exhibitions explore themes from nature to science, and more

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 17:39

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas presents six exhibitions this fall season, two at the College of Visual Arts and Design's UNT Art Gallery and four at UNT on the Square, starting with a look at historic structures in Denton.

UNT on the Square started the exhibition season Aug. 29 with Photographs of Denton, which includes homes and other structures built between 1945 and 1965. The UNT Art Gallery's first exhibition starts Sept. 19 with Beyond Natural, featuring nine contemporary artists showing works that explore nature and botanical forms.

There is no admission cost to either gallery, or to the galleries that exhibit student works: the Cora Stafford Gallery in Oak Street Hall, and the Lightwell Gallery and North Gallery in the Art Building.

The full list of exhibitions is below. Please include the information in briefs and calendars.

UNT Art Gallery

Location: 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, on the first floor of the Art Building
Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

Beyond Natural, Sept. 19 to Nov. 2 – Nine professional U.S. artists exhibit sculptures and 3-D art that plays up themes inspired by nature. Mari Andrews, Karen Rich Bell and Beverly Penn create sculpture that looks at the organization, patterns and delicate beauty of the natural world while using everyday and industrial materials, such as bronze, twigs and felt. Judy Hoffman, Amy Gross and Leigh Taylor Mickelson create sculptures that are quite the opposite – with riotous growth in their nature-inspired forms. Roberley Bell combines bright colors, plastic inner tubes and pop floral designs for a more relaxed approach in her art. Patrick Jacobs and Gregory Euclide use more realistic views of nature as a jumping off point for their fantastical meditations on landscapes. Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian.

2013 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Nov. 19 to Dec. 14 – This annual exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation. There will be a collaborative exhibition with UNT on the Square.

  • Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 (Thursday)

UNT on the Square

Location: 109 N. Elm St., Denton, on the downtown square
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Thursdays; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

Photographs of Denton, Aug. 29 to Sept. 26 – UNT photography students and alumni show their photographs documenting homes and other structures built in Denton between 1945 and 1965. This exhibition, presented by the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, is an outgrowth of the 2012 City of Denton Historic Resource Survey that focused on the Bolivar Neighborhood (although work in the exhibition exceeds those boundaries).  The student photography project and resulting exhibition were under the supervision and guidance of Paho Mann, associate professor of photography, and Ben Davis, MFA candidate in Studio Art.

  • Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 (Friday)

Dialogic: P.R.I.N.T and its collaborations, Oct. 4 to Oct. 31 – This exhibition brings together the work of renowned artists, master printers and educators who sustain and expand the art of collaborative printmaking at the Print Research Institute of North Texas. Select impressions from P.R.I.N.T Press will be shown alongside works produced independently by printmakers and educators affiliated with the fine arts press of the University of North Texas. Together, these works demonstrate the creative dialogue, innovative research and expanding connections that P.R.I.N.T Press supports through its various programs.

  • Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Friday)

Metabolic Science in Art, Nov. 8 to Nov. 23 – This juried student exhibition will highlight creative works at the intersection of metabolic science and art. Dr. Guido Verbeck in the Department of Chemistry and Andrew DeCaen in the Department of Studio Art organized students around this theme in an effort to promote collaboration among the disciplines. Students were encouraged to create new ways of understanding by responding to the difficult information surrounding the consequences of metabolic processes and disorders, such as diabetes.  Scholarships will be awarded to a selection of the students showing in the exhibition.  This project is funded and sponsored by generous support from: the Office of the Provost, the Institute for Advancement of the Arts, the College of Visual Arts and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Chemistry.

  • Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 (Friday)

Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Dec. 5 to Jan. 9 – This annual exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation. There will be a collaborative exhibition with UNT Art Gallery.

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