UNT alumnus latest exhibit follows one family's life

The Lost Pines Art League is proud to present an educational and uplifting photography show about the exhibition The Upshaws of County Line follows one family from everyday events, such as a game of dominos, to important milestones such as births and funerals.

But what makes the Upshaws unique is where they lived - County Line, a freedom colony in East Texas formed in the 1870s by newly freed slaves on land that they owned.

The photographs, taken by University of North Texas alumnus Richard Orton, will be...

Exclusive photos of Elvis Tribute Artist winners at Texas Presley Festival

Tue, Mar 8, 2016 - 11:23am

by Jack Dennis 

Each time Victor Trevino Jr. walked on the Oil Baron Showroom stage at the Southfork Ranch near Plano, Texas this weekend, he came as an experienced competitor. Trevino walked away as the champion Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) at the inaugural Texas Tribute to Elvis Festival and will be representing the event in the international competition in Memphis during Elvis Week in August.

“It is very rewarding to show people my age and younger what Elvis Presley was really about,” Trevino remarked. “It’s not the caricature imbedded in their minds because of how he is betrayed by people who don’t know. I...

Alum's photography commissioned by the Indiana Bicentennial Project

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 9:35am

When University of Notre Dame graduate student Chris Dant takes a picture, he expects to come away with more than just a photograph.

The third-year MFA student wants you to relate to and learn more about whatever you’re looking at. Be it an old Naval armory, or a group of skateboarders in South Bend.

As he works, he’s constantly trying to answer the question, “How can I connect to someone I see in a two-dimensional print?”

Dant’s ability to find those connections earned him a recent commission from the South Bend Museum of Art to document Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects across the state...

6 Ways Libraries are Innovating for the Future

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

We are pleased to share with you the six winning photos of the 2015 Charleston Photo Contest. In honor of the conference’s theme, “Where do we go from here,” we asked this year’s contest entrants to send us a photo showing how their libraries are innovating for the future.

First place winner Emily Correa, Evening Library Clerk at Blue Ridge Community College’s Houff Library, will receive a travel grant for the 2016 Charleston...