UNT art class to paint murals

Sat, Jun 25, 2016 - 3:56pm

A University of North Texas summer art class are dressing up the outside of Cupboard Natural Foods with murals.

Students in the mural painting class at UNT will paint murals. The artists will paint a mural of a still life of fruit on the east-facing wall of the grocery store, where the shop’s large recycling bins are lined up. They will paint a collage on the west wall of the store.

Kate Colin teaches the course in the UNT School of Visual Art & Design.

Artists painting the east wall: Sam Wiggins, Crawford King, Jaime Rangel and Ambergrace Navarrete.

Students painting the west wall: Dalton Green,...

Tags: Arts, denton, UNT

This Drug-Sniffing Car Tracks Down illegal Chemical - In The Air

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 - 11:34am

By Lauren Silverman 

It’s a Monday morning, and someone’s getting ready to cook a batch of the illegal drug PCP near the University of North Texas in Denton.

I’m riding in the backseat of a Ford Fusion with Guido Verbeck, a forensic scientist and professor at UNT, to an empty trailer home that looks abandoned.

That’s where “the cook,” as they call it, is about to go down.

Verbeck doesn’t work in law enforcement, though he does look the part, with a clean shaven head and rugged cowboy boots.

We’re here to test out a drug detection device Verbeck created. It’s a big black metal machine...

UNT student to teach at summer academy in Iowa

Sat, Jun 4, 2016 - 6:34pm

University of North Texas musical arts doctorate student Hannah Leffler will serve as flute teacher and performer for the 35th annual Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, slated for June 26 through 24 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

The residential music training academy serves students grades 8 through 12 from across the U.S. and features band, orchestra and choir, as well as a comprehensive composition, keyboard, and organ program.

Leffler will maintain a private horn studio, coach a small ensemble, and perform with the faculty ensemble, the Movēre Wind Quintet, perform solo recitals and playing for...

2nd annual Denton Black Film Festival kicked off film festival season

Mon, Feb 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

by Sara Button

If the 2nd annual Denton Black Film Festival passed under your radar this weekend, you are not alone. With a robust programming schedule, the 3-day event was held in downtown Denton just three weeks before the 9th annual Thin Line Film Festival hits the downtown corridor. Needless to say, it’s film festival season in Denton, isn’t it?

The Denton Black Film Festival was created by three colleagues, Mesha George, Harry Eaddy and Gigi Johnson to present a collection of independent feature-length and short films showcasing black culture. During their inaugural year in 2015 the festival...