Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Basic Excel http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416153?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416153?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

This is an instructor-led course that teaches the basic functions and features of Microsoft Excel 2010/2013. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Finally, students create and modify a simple chart.  For details, visit the PeopleSoft and Related Training web page.

Course length: 3.5 hours

Prerequisite: MS Office basics

Click here to register

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Longitudinal Pathways between the Family Environment and Adolescent Psychopathology, Dr. Chrystyna Kouros http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416251?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416251?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Location: JO 4.306.

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Presents:Dr. Chrystyna Kouros Southern Methodist University - Department of Psychology

Depression in adolescence is prevalent and carries risk for impaired cognitive and social functioning, increased substance use, poor physical health, and suicide. In fact, if left untreated, depression is predicted to be the second leading disease burden worldwide by 2020, with the greatest proportion of disease burden occurring in adolescence. Yet, the study of adolescent depression has lagged significantly behind the study of adult depression leaving many unanswered questions about its longitudinal course and the mechanisms involved. In this talk, I will describe my program of research examining the extent to which the family environment contributes to adolescents’ mental health. Three domains of the family environment are considered: maternal parenting behaviors, maternal depression, and marital conflict. First, I will present evidence suggesting that the quality of the family environment (including maternal parenting behaviors) is involved in the development and maintenance of depression across adolescence. Second, consistent with a developmental psychopathology and family systems perspective, I will present a study demonstrating that the relation between maternal depression and adolescent psychopathology is dynamic and bidirectional across adolescence. Finally, I will propose one possible pathway by which marital conflict in early childhood predicts impaired social competence with peers in adolescence. Together, these studies stress the importance of examining the quality of the family environment to better understand, and eventually prevent, adolescent psychopathology.  

•Date:  Monday, January 26th 2015

•Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30

•Location  JO4.306 

•Host: Dr. Shayla Holub

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10-Week Wellness Challenge Kick Off http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415697?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415697?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host the kickoff event for the Live Healthy North Texas 2015 10-Week Wellness Challenge on Monday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A and B. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend and will be able to register for the challenge, participate in a free Zumba class and enjoy a light lunch. Please RSVP to administration@utdallas.edu by January 20.

Registration is currently open online. The challenge is conducted in teams of up to 10 people. To sign up online, team captains should go to www.livehealthynorthtexas.org, click “join today” and enter the Group ID: LHDUTD to create a team and add team members. Team members will then receive an email with a username and password to log in and complete their profile. Let the challenge begin!

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Graduate Christian Fellowship - Weekly Meetings http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416177?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416177?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Fellowship meetings open to graduate students and faculty in which we discuss topics related to Christian faith.

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FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION - JENNIFER M. HUDSON - ARTS AND HUMANITIES http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416017?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416017?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(1 p.m.) Location: JO5.602.

NOTICE OF FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION

All Faculty Are invited to the Final Examination of

JENNIFER M. HUDSON

Graduate Program in Arts and Humanities

January 26, 2015, 1 p.m., JO5.602

Title of Dissertation:

VOICES OF THE COLD WAR: RUSSO-AMERICAN

CULTURAL DYNAMICS AND MUTUAL PERCEPTIONS

Student's Supervising Committee:

Stephen G. Rabe, Supervising Professor

Nils Roemer

Theresa M. Towner

Adrienne L. McLean

 

 

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Career Center - Create a "Career Expo-Ready" Resume http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415144?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415144?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

This seminar is designed to help students develop effective resumes from scratch. Students will learn strategic key words, formatting, and resume structure.  Sample resumes will be provided to help students develop resumes into specific, job-oriented resumes that will highlight their relevant skills, experience, and activities.

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #3872

NOTE: Registration is available two weeks prior to the event’s start date, and students may not register for events before this time.

A limited number of seats may be available for events.

Please RSVP for this event via CometCareers!   

Please be considerate of employers and presenters time and effort to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration within 48 hours of the event. NO SHOWS have a negative impact on events, and do not display consideration or professionalism.

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Free Health Screenings http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415706?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415706?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: 2nd Floor Student Union.

The Student Wellness Center and Peer Health Educators will provide free blood pressure and body fat percentage screenings for students. Stop by for a 3-5 minute screening.

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Student Volunteerism - Breads & Threads (Off-Campus) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415374?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415374?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we volunteer with Network Food Pantry in Richardson.

Volunteers will help organize and sort various food and clothing donations. These donations go to families in need of assistance.

We will meet at the Visitor Center Atrium at 11:45am and then carpool to Network Food Pantry.

***This event is now FULL. Please select another event. We look forward to serving with you!***

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Asana & Meditation Yoga Club - Meditation and Yoga http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220412571?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220412571?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
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The Annual Performance Review for Employees: What Does it Mean for Me? http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415462?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415462?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Description: The Annual Performance review is a key component in the University’s performance management system.   The ultimate aim is to enable the success of all employees.  We encourage employees to be better informed about the process and potential things they may do to make the process as productive as possible.  This year all employees of the University who have worked more than 4 1/2 months will be required to have an annual performance review. 

With this year’s annual review training sessions, we will be reminding the employees of the key components of the appraisal forms and how to use the form and the process to develop their productivity.  So, whether you are new to UTD or wanting to better understand the performance management process, we encourage you to attend one of the scheduled sessions.

Click Here to Register for this Class

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Biology Seminar http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416239?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416239?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

The Department of Biological Sciences presents Dr. Hock Chung from R.M. Bock Laboratories, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Presentation Title: "Ecological Adaptation and Speciation in Drosophila".

     The ecological and genetic factors underlying the formation of new species remain a central puzzle in biology. Evolutionary changes in traits that affect both ecological divergence and mate choice are hypothesized to produce reproductive isolation which will lead to the formation of new species. However, few examples of such dual traits have been demonstrated, and the genetic and molecular bases of their evolution have not been identified.

     I and my collaborators have shown that insect cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) can function as such traits, and we have deciphered the genetic and molecular mechanisms that underlie the evolution of these CHCs in ecologically diverging Drosophila species. The study of dual traits may advance our understanding of how adaptation to different environments leads to the formation of new species.

 

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Empowered Minds - General Body Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416191?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416191?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(5 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

The event is a general body meeting for Empowered Minds.

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Entrepreneurship Club - Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415320?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415320?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room B.

General Meeting

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Roger Beebe: Recycled Cinema http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416102?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416102?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(7:30 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak.

CentralTrak hosts Recycled Cinema: found footage films and videos by Roger Beebe. Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to the road in January 2015 for a four-month world tour with a stop at CentralTrak. While this tour does feature several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam “Last Light of a Dying Star”), it places those works in the context of a broader practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery.

The program also includes his most recent video, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears.

 

Bio

Roger Beebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art. Recent solo shows of his work include the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City), the Wexner Center for the Arts, and Anthology Film Archives. He has won numerous honors and awards including a 2013 MacDowell Colony residency, a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a 2006 Individual

Artist Grant from the State of Florida. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014.

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information

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Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415869?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415869?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Come to Chi Alpha for a time of fellowship, music, and fun!

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Japanese Student Association - General Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220400151?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220400151?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

JSA General Meeting

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Psychology Coalition - Meetings http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416277?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416277?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Psychology Coalition is a group open to all University of Texas at Dallas students who are interested in psychology. This is a place where you are free to discuss your thoughts, ideas, and the issues surrounding psychology.

 

Psychology Coalition will provide you many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with your community through service events. We will also hold social events where you will be able to get to better know your Brain and Behavioral Sciences faculty.

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Kappa Delta Chi - Informational http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416071?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416071?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

We will host an informational night with Q/A and refreshments for our Spring 2015 recruitment/rush week.

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UTD DECA - DECA Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416276?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416276?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

General DECA Meeting

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Community Group http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416192?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416192?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Weekly community group!

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Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Weekly Training http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220402981?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220402981?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Jan 26
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

The Ninpo Taijutsu Club meets to practice budo in Ninpo Taijutsu, Kokusai Jujutsu, and Goshinjutsu. All UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff are welcome; no prior martial arts experience is required.

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The 2015 Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413287?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413287?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Sunday, Jan 25 - Monday, Jan 26 Location: The W Hotel, Dallas, Texas.

The Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas will present the 2015 Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference. The theme for the international conference is “Imaging the Aging Brain: Studies of Neuroplasticity and the Challenge of Longitudinal Designs.” The conference brings together research scientists focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging to share their latest discoveries and insights through invited platform talks and poster presentations. Both days are free for UT students, faculty and staff.

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An Old Friend And A Moving Target http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416100?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416100?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Jan 23 - Saturday, Feb 7 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Sunday

An Old Friend
new works by Luke Harnden

"Working within a language developed through a rigid painting and sculptural practice Luke Harnden offers a new series of works entitled "An Old Friend". Conceptually these works are explorations of new media concepts that engage with digital and binary methods of constructing an image but processed in the physical realm of paint and material exploration. The paintings achieve their appearance by adopting an algorithmic process, which produces a series of marks that are expressive and individualistic yet work within a mathematical system of predetermination that renders form. Adopting the idea of programming, Harnden codes physical material that allows for the emergence of pattern within a complex and methodical arrangement of marks. The hand of the artist becomes at once visible and hidden as the variable initial decisions output an analog algorithm that embraces chance, loss of authorship and systematized beauty. 

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A Moving Target
MFA Thesis exhibition by Val Curry

 

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Spring 2015 Undergraduate Course WL Withdrawal Period Begins 1st 8-week Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389831?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389831?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Wednesday, Jan 21 - Monday, Feb 16 ]]> Cancelled: Value Added Art Exhibition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415590?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415590?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Jan 23 - Friday, Feb 20 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .

The Art Exhibition Value Added: Let Them Eat Cake has been cancelled.

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Gallup Motel Butchering http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415923?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415923?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Jan 17 - Saturday, Feb 21 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 8 - 10 pm 

 

Description

On exhibition at CentralTrak is the four-channel video installation, Gallup Motel Butchering by artists' collective Postcommodity. In the artists' words, this work "explores the culturally sensible Indigenous perceptions and engagements juxtaposed with the theoretical ideas presented by Western thought.”

The video installation features a Navajo woman using a motel in Gallup, New Mexico as a temporary space to butcher a sheep that she will prepare for a family feast. The exhibition examines the contested space of tribal homeland, tradition, globalism, commerce, cultural continuity and cross-cultural opinion. 

Postcommodity is presenting a particular kind of collision when a cultural process may seem irrational or disturbing to an outsider. However in pragmatic indigenous terms, this tradition of sourcing food/meat acknowledges the interconnectedness of land, culture and community.

This motel scenario throws a kink into our romantic notions of visiting and observing Native American peoples. The setting provides a disruption, muddling past and present. The motel in question was constructed on the traditional homelands of the Navajo people. Said hotel gives tourists familiar comforts - acting as a touchstone perhaps, while they are observe cultural traditions that are unfamiliar. 

As an audience to this video installation, we are once again in the role of the tourist/colonizer viewing cultural tradition seemingly out-of-context against the assumptions of the Western imagination.

 

Other Programming for Exhibition 

(more information to follow)

Jan 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM. PANEL DISCUSSION

CentralTrak in collaboration with Make Art with Purpose (MAP) presents Dialogues on Race, a conversation with artists, cultural producers and community leaders about concerns connected to race that were explored in MAP’s Dialogues on Race billboard and mural campaign.

Feb 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm Next Topic: Carlos Martiel speaker, 

Carlos Martiel (born in Havana, 1989) is a controversial Cuban artist specializing in performance. His works focus on specific political events and on social injustices that occur inside and outside his country of origin. Martiel's performances reflect on the relations of power between the individual and the different contexts in which he or she operates.

Feb 7, 2015 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Performance by Carlos Martiel

Feb 20: CentralSounds: CentralTrak’s Music Series

Feb 21, 2015at 3:00 pm Artist Talk with exhibition artists Postcommodity

 

 

Bio

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the Telluride Institute (2007), American Composers Forum (2008), Arizona Commission on the Arts (2009), Elly Kay Fund (2010), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014). In 2011 the collective’s work was featured in “Close Encounters,” an international Indigenous exhibition exhibited in multiple venues throughout the city of Winnipeg, CA; Contour the 5th Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA; “Half Life: Patterns of Change,” Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; “The Night is Filled With the Harmonics of Suburban Dreams,” Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS; “Here,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum; 18th Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, Australia; Adelaide International in Adelaide, Australia; and Time Lapse, Site Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, NM. 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

 

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts. As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

 

Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information

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