College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD)

Marking a golden era

NorthPark Center is celebrating its 50th year as a local landmark in August, but its beginnings create a storied past.

It all began with co-owner Nancy Nasher’s mother, who was a Dallas native. She met Nasher’s father in Boston, and the couple returned to the bride’s hometown with lofty goals.

“He taught himself the real-estate business,” Nasher said of her father, Raymond. “They saw this 95-acre cotton field, which was part of the Caruth homestead and owned by the Hillcrest Foundation.”

The initial plan was to purchase the land outright. When that didn’t work, they settled on a 99-year ground lease. The...

The Death that Shook the Art World: Monumental Texas Artist Leaves a Legacy in Stone

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 - 12:05pm

Jesús Moroles was one of the first artists ever profiled in the pages of PaperCity — appearing in the June 1999 issue in a special feature penned after a visit to the HQ of Studio Moroles in Rockport, Texas, which is also the nexus of the close-knit Moroles family. (Two years later, I returned to Rockport to interview the artist for Art & Antiques.) From the beginning, Moroles was a giant, with tenacious ambition and a drive that came to define his sculpture and trajectory. His global outlook could make the rest of the...

Women Are Going Wild for Target's Pro-Breast-Feeding Stance

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 - 12:39pm

There are a couple of things a mom who is nursing a hungry baby in public usually doesn’t want to hear from a store employee, namely, “Go do that in the restroom” or “Go back to your car.”

It seems making life tougher for breast-feeding mothers has fallen out of fashion at Target. A photo of the retailer’s employee handbook that outlines the company’s progressive stance toward nursing customers was posted on Sunday on the "...

TMA Showcases Regional Talent in Reflections of East Texas July 26-Sept. 27

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 - 12:26pm

Five talented and versatile artists with strong ties to the region are in the spotlight with the Tyler Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, Reflections of East Texas. 

The exhibition opens Sunday, July 26 and continues through Sept. 13 at the Museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. 

Admission is free. 

Organized by the TMA and co-curated by the Museum’s Jon Perry and Derek Frazier, Reflections features more than 30 works across a broad spectrum of media by artists Keith Carter, Ted Ellis, Diane Frossard, Mike Perry and Franklin Demetrius Willis. 


Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage Announces First Solo Art Exhibition

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:25pm

Before Andrew Savage became the frontman of Parquet Courts, he studied painting at the University Of North Texas. He’s been behind most of the band’s iconography since their inception, and has designed the album artwork for all three (four, if we count Content Nausea) of their records. This month, he’ll have his first-ever solo artwork exhibition called Color Studies 2015, made up of silk screen work that he’s completed this year.

“I called the show Color Studies because I wanted to focus on colors that don’t...