College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD)

UNT hopes new $70M building will be a 'game-changer'

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 - 2:57pm

By Evan Hoopfer

Construction on the University of North Texas' new $70 million College of Visual Arts and Design building began Tuesday in a move university officials hope will bolster the college's recruiting efforts.

Greg Watts, dean of UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design, said the school has talented faculty,...

UNT design students, vets give input to revamped Texas Veterans Portal

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 - 4:03pm

By Stefanie Botelho

Communication design majors and veteran students at the University of North Texas have played a role in the redesign of the Texas Veterans Portal, expected to debut Friday for Veterans Day.

The portal is a comprehensive website that connects Texas veterans and their families to a wide variety of benefits and assistance. The new site’s features includes a responsive format so that it adapts to multiple screen sizes; a layout that makes the site easier to navigate; and conversational language.

Michael Gibson, professor of communication design in the College of Visual Arts and Design, led his...

Sculptor Sarah Sze to visit UNT for conversation with students

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 7:12am

By Lucinda Breeding

New York artist Sarah Sze takes on big questions, usually using whatever she has on hand to puzzle through the answers.

Sze, who’ll appear in Denton at 1 p.m. Nov. 2, uses the stuff any of us might find around the house (or garage) to build art installations. Sze stacks and layers these materials — light bulbs, wire and ladders and the like — to occupy rooms and spaces. Her work plays on the fine line between rock-solid structures and ephemeral, temporary sculpture.

Sze is a guest speaker for the Pasty R. and Raymond D. Nasher Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism. She’ll take...

Artists push past convention in exhibit

Sat, Sep 17, 2016 - 8:53pm

“Short Notice: New Work from UNT Drawing & Painting,” featuring the work of eight MFA students from the College of Visual Arts and Design, will run through Oct. 22 at UNT on the Square.

“You’ll see different kinds of things,” said Matthew Bourbon, associate professor and program coordinator of painting and drawing. “There are people in the show who would be more traditional but our program is one where there is a lot of flexibility.”

Students whose work will be on display: Jim Wilson, Jieun Lim, Joanne Cervantes, Alison Jardine, Parisa Nozari, Jeremey Chavez, Kelsey Lampman, Susan Moore and Jamison L. LeBlanc....

Professor to exhibit retrospective in Dallas

Sat, Sep 10, 2016 - 8:44pm

Harlan Butt, a University of North Texas Regents Professor of Art, will exhibit his work in a retrospective in Dallas in October.

“Extraordinary Journey: 40 Years of Art Metalwork by Harlan W. Butt” opens Oct. 15 at UNT ArtSpace Dallas, 1901 Main St.

The exhibition will feature images of nature, often with incorporated text, including poetry he created while teaching at UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design. The earliest pieces in the exhibit were made in 1978.

One series of works is vessels that have been inspired by his trips to a dozen national parks since 2003. He likes the form of the vessel for its...