Lisa N. Owen is an associate professor of art history at UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the arts of India. She offers both general surveys and more specialized seminars that focus on the roles of art in devotional practices, constructions of identity, articulations of sacred space, and representations of the body. She is writing her second book on ancient religious practices in India.
On July 24th Lifetime television will begin airing Season 13 of Project Runway. UNT Fashion Design alumni, Emmanuel Tobias will be one of the contestants. Tobias is a hard-working, talented, and award winning designer. He graduated from the Fashion Design program in 2011. He was also one of the judges this year for the UNT ArtWear fashion show.
Congratulations to Dr. Laura Evans on the publication of her co-edited volume, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today, published by Rowman and Littlefield. Co-edited with Joni Acuff, Evans’s volume also includes contributions by Terry Barrett and Art Education MA alumna Allison Davidson, among other noted art museum educators. As the publisher describes it:
Nada Shabout, a UNT professor of Art History is featured in a recent article on Iraq. For the full story, see:
CVAD faculty including the dean, Robert Milnes, are represented in two of Glasstire’s Top Five Art Picks in Texas lastweek! The shows will be held at Conduit Gallery and at Cohn Drennan Contemporary Art.
From Glasstire's Top 5 Events on 6/26/2014:
#3 Longitude/Latitude: Part I
Conduit Gallery, Dallas
June 28 - July 26
Opening: June 28, 6–8 pm
Jamie Stengle wrote an article about the "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity," exhibition in Denton, Texas. Most of the dresses are from UNT's Texas Fashion Collection.
To read the article click here.
Congratulations to Art Education PhD student Tim Garth upon his receipt of a 2014-2015 National Arts Education Foundation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000 to support his dissertation work on Art Education Policy: Interpretation and the Negotiation of Praxis. See http://www.arteducators.org/grants/national-art-education-foundation. Also exciting is that NAEA and/or NAEF retains first rights to publish and disseminate results of the research.
5/10/14 – 6/28/14
Selections – New Work: 2013-2014
An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, in the Uptown District of Dallas.
Exhibitions will be on view through June 28, 2014.