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Visual Arts Society of Texas’ to host opening reception
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The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ will host an opening reception for the 12th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition.

The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Gough Gallery, 400 East Hickory St. in Denton. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton to compete and show their work.

Featured artists include Lewisville resident Deborah Boschert, The Colony residents...

UNT Texas Fashion Collection part of Goss gallery exhibit
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The University of North Texas Texas Fashion Collection has items from it's collection on exhibit in  joint show with the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. The show runs through Feb. 2. 

"On Bodies: Highlights from The Goss-Michael Foundation and the UNT Texas Fashion Collection" explores the hot topic of the human form. P.J. Heil, the foundation's adjunct curator, and Annette Becker, the assistant director of the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, selected items from  both collections to explore the ideas and ideals about bodies. 

Art by English artists Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, among others,...

Guest column: A garden to dye For, growing fabric dyes in North Texas
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Dyeing textiles can be traced back to 10,200 BC.

People wanted brightly-colored clothing for its pleasing appearance and to represent their social status. From ancient times through the Middle Ages, many countries enacted sumptuary laws to regulate the color of clothing a person could wear. For example, in many cultures red and purple clothes were allowed only for royalty or those of high social status. Fortunately, sumptuary laws are no longer in effect.

Until the mid-1800s, fabric dyes came from natural sources, such as flowers, plant bark and roots. Today, with renewed interest moving people away from harsh...

UNT designers to create costumes from thrift store finds
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University of North Texas students will whip up Halloween costumes for an exhibit that will benefit a local nonprofit. 

UNT design students will make costumes using materials from the Denton County Friends of the Family Thrift Store. They will exhibit the costumes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the thrift store, 1614 W. University Dr. 

The student designers will use at least three different items purchased from the Denton County Friends of the Family thrift store. Those purchases benefit Friends of the Family, a local nonprofit that assists individuals and families who are domestic and...