College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD)

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...

From Stanley Marcus with love

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 12:53pm

The evolution of fashion is fluid. Though every decade is defined by specific trends, a look back in time will show the origin or a past life for a style. One man at the University of North Texas has lived the last 15 years chronicling the silhouettes, color palettes, fabrics and historic inspiration within the fashion world since the 18th century.


His name is Edward Hoyenski, and he is the collection manager at the Texas Fashion Collection located at the College of Visual Arts and Design at UNT.


Artists, fans mourn death of Texas sculptor

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 1:02pm

Artists and fans from all over the country are in mourning after news broke of the death of renowned sculptor and Texas native Jesús Moroles.


Texas sculptor Jesus Moroles dies in car accident

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 12:56pm

Texas sculptor and National Medal of the Arts recipient Jesus Moroles   has died in a traffic accident.    The Texas Department of Public Safety says Moroles was killed Monday night in a wreck in Jarrell, 30 miles north of Austin.    DPS said Wednesday that Moroles was northbound on Interstate 35 when the van he was driving rear-ended a tractor-trailer rig. Moroles, who lived and worked in Rockport, died at the scene. The trucker wasn't hurt.    President George W. Bush in 2008 awarded Moroles, who specialized in granite, the National Medal of Arts in a White House ceremony.


Troutts give $500,000 toward naming UNT fashion design program for Michael Faircloth

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 11:35am

Lisa Troutt and her husband, Kenny, have given $500,000 to University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.

It’s the first major gift toward the school’s$2.5 million goal to name its fashion design program for alumnus Michael Faircloth.

“This generous donation will allow us to honor an esteemed alumnus, Dallas fashion designer Michael Faircloth, and provide support for our dynamic and enterprising fashion design program,” said Eric Ligon, interim dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design.