College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD)

Philanthropist Paul Voertman was a kind heart Denton will fondly remember

Paul Voertman may not be a household name in Dallas, but the former owner of an iconic bookstore was a philanthropic giant in Denton. Voertman’s Bookstore got an impressive national shout-out from gothic fiction author Anne Rice, who attended the University of North Texas, when she was interviewed in The New York Times in 1988.

But this week, the university announced that Voertman...

Light and connections: UNT art building addition links past to future

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 - 4:30am

By Lucinda Breeding

When it came to designing an addition to the art building at the University of North Texas, architect David Zatopek said he and university officials have had long talks about natural light. They've mulled over spaces meant to make students comfortable enough to linger in their halls. 

"But I've been joking that every conversation we've had, we've decided that we need more and more [electrical] outlets," said Zatopek, the vice president of Corgan, the firm that designed the addition.  "Students are really connected. We can't ignore that."

A construction...

UNT to host visual arts job panel

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

 The University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will host “Jobs in the Visual Arts and Design: Panel and Workshop” from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. in the Art Building on UNT’s campus, rooms 101 and 223.

Refreshments will be served, and a panel of UNT alumni with experience in the industry will address those in attendance.

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, an art history professor at UNT and the event’s organizer, said although a degree from the College of Visual Arts and Design will serve graduates well, the event is meant to ensure “students know the range of possibilities.”

UNT alumna Emily Fry...

Get To Know The Pin Show’s Established Designers Before They Hit The Runway

Fri, Feb 3, 2017

By Syndey Cooper

Pin Show attendees, fashion nerds, aspiring designers and fans alike love seeing their favorite designers’ work walk the runway each year, but do they really know about their favorite designers? Luckily DFW Style Daily has got you covered with need-to-know facts about this years’ established designers lineup. Get to know this year’s roster of Established Designers below.


Finnish art teacher to talk future

Sat, Feb 4, 2017 - 9:41pm

By Lucinda Breeding

A Finnish professor will present a lecture about the future of art education at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 223 of the University of North Texas Art Building, 1201 W Mulberry St.

Kevin Tavin teaches international art education and is head of the Department of Art at Aalto University in Finland. He’ll present a heady sounding lecture, “Art and Its Education in Post-Visual Culture.” In his presentation, Tavin explores the fields of art education and visual culture — academic terms that are about what happens in classrooms all over the world and how people and cultures communicate through symbols.