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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Aunna Escobedo: Navigating the Waters March 19- 21, 2020

Aunna Escobedo, Upwelling, Monotype, Screenprint, Beeswax, 2019
Aunna Escobedo: Navigating the Waters
March 19- 21, 2020

Cora Stafford Gallery
University of North Texas
College of Visual Arts and Design
1201 W. Mulberry St. Denton, TX 76203

Artist Talk: Closed to the Public due to COVID-19 precautions
Reception: cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions
Gallery Hours: 1-5pm 


In-Person Classes cancelled March 16-22 Due to COVID-19

  •  All UNT in-person classes are cancelled for the week of March 16-22, as the university transitions to online or alternative instructional delivery.
  • Online classes and field experiences will continue as normal the week of March 16-22.
  • All instruction will resume on Monday, March 23. 
  • By March 19, you will learn details about your classes via your UNT email. We will be communicating with you further in the interim. 
  • During the week of March 16-22, students are encouraged to stay off campus, if possible. For students who are currently on campus or for those who need to return, residence halls and dining facilities will be open. 
  • Faculty and staff will continue working on campus. All other business services will be available. Student workers should check with their supervisors regarding work schedules.
Please see Official Notice on the UNT Website.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Register for Fall Classes

Are you planning your Fall 2020 schedule? 
Printmaking majors and pre majors may contact Andrew DeCaen (Printmaking Program Coordinator) to request advising and/or permission codes. New Printmaking Pre-Majors should contact the Printmaking program coordinator as soon as possible.

Students may register in the following order:
March 16, 2020 open for Honors and Graduate students
March 19, 2020 open for Undergrad Seniors
March 26, 2020 open for Undergrad Juniors
April 2, 2020 open for Undergrad Sophomores
April 9, 2020 open for Undergrad Freshmen

Fall Classes restricted by permission codes for Printmaking Pre-Majors until April 6:
ASTU 2601-501 Relief Print: MoWe 5:00PM-7:50PM
ASTU 2601-502 Relief Print: MoWe 2:00PM-4:50PM
ASTU 2602-501 Screen Print: TuTh 8:00AM-10:50AM
ASTU 2602-501 Screen Print: TuTh 11:00AM-1:50PM

Fall Classes NOT restricted by permission codes:
ASTU 3602 Intaglio: MoWe 2:00PM-4:50PM
ASTU 3603 Lithography: TuTh 11:00AM-1:50PM
ASTU 4600 Senior Print Studio: MoWe 11:00AM-1:50PM (open to Printmaking Seniors only)

There will also be a Summer ASTU 2601 Screen Print class available.  This class is not restricted by permission codes.  It will fill very fast.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Andrew DeCaen Visiting Artist's Project at Ohio University

Associate Professor Andrew DeCaen was a visiting artist at the Ohio University last week.  He worked with Melissa Haviland and a group of student assistants to screen print 150 feet of Tyvek for a future wall installation. The community at OU is awesome – welcoming, thoughtful, and totally invested in the project. They kept the energy high through this intense experience.

Andrew DeCaen with OU Printmaking faculty Melissa Harshman, Art Werger, and Karla Hakenmiller with printing Assistants Christin Fanelli, Kath Yarkosky,  Moss Nash, Terry Davis, (and Fiona Avocado not pictured).

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Zack Petot at Catapult Creative House

Zack Petot (Printmaking MFA 2017) will discuss his work while raising awareness of violence against the LGBTQ+ community in his March 12 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House.

Read more here.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Students and alumni at SGCI 2020 (part 3)

Work by J. Leigh Garcia
Congratulations to J. Leigh Garcia, who will lead Mapping Personal Histories / Navigating Political Tides, a panel discussion at SGCI 2020 in Puerto Rico! A BFA alumnus, J. Leigh Garcia interned at P.R.I.N.T Press, received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and currently teaches at Kent State University.

Read more about the event here!
This panel brings together artists who use print to map current political and cultural tides through the lens of personal and familial histories. These artists uncover and examine stories, contextualizing them within broader dialogues concerning ecology, race, gender, and/or immigration status. By drawing upon familial and historical research, they connect the personal and the political. Panelists will share their research into personal, familial, and/or cultural histories, and situate projects within larger political and cultural movements.
Participating in SGCI 2020? Let us know!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Students and Alumni at SGCI 2020 (part 2)

Alumna at the 2019 SGCI conference
(L – R) Laura Drapac, Cat Snapp, and Linda Lucia Santana

Congratulations to BFA candidates Angelina Bissey and Aracely Millan Mendoza, who were selected to participate in the Mestizaje themed portfolio at SGCI 2020 in Puerto Rico! Work by MFA alumnus Linda Lucia Santana will also be included! The curated theme portfolio will be displayed at the conference, exhibited in a traveling show, and accessioned by the host institution and the SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Read more about the event here!
Mestizaje is about the unique experience of being at the intersection of cultures. This is an outgrowth of Gloria E. Anzaldua's writings on mestiza consciousness and culture. Often the mestiza can feel that they belong without fully belonging, embracing who they are while trying to balance who they are expected to be. Code-switching, defiance of false binaries, identity politics and internalized racism, pressure to conform to stereotypes, inaccurate or absent representation in media and more, are all part of the mestiza's experience. This portfolio would explore the memories and experiences of belonging to cultures that do not always see eye to eye, and the tensions, sacrifices, joys and pride that come with these experiences. This portfolio is open to the entire spectrum of gender.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Students and alumni at SGCI 2020 (part 1)

Student volunteers at SGCI 2019 in North Texas
Several Printmaking BFAs will represent at SGCI 2020 in Puerto Rico this April! Read an announcement about Hugo Ivan Juarez, who was selected as a SGCI Student Curator!
Will you participate in SGCI? Let us know!

Friday, February 21, 2020

MFA Program Open Studios Night February 28

MFA Program Open Studios Night
February 28
4pm MFA Open Studios Night – Department of Studio Art at Welch Street Annex, 405 S Welch St, Denton, TX 76201
5pm MFA Graduate Open Studios- Department of Studio Art at Oak Street Annex, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton, TX 76201

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Textile Fab Lab Workshops

Textile Fab Lab Workshops

Monday, February 10, 2020

P.A.N.T.S Valentine's Sale

P.A.N.T.S Valentine's Sale
February 10 – 13, noon – 5 pm
CVAD Courtyard