Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas R.S. Gwynn http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411971?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411971?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Wednesday, Sep 17
(7:30 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

R.S. Gwynn, Poet in Residence at Lamar University, is the author of No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970-2000 as well as four other collections including the award-winning The Drive-In (1986). Gwynn will read from his newest collection of poems, titled Dogwatch (2014). A.E. Stallings describes Gwynn as, “a comic genius with a tragic sensibility... [his] greatest gift is for incisive, unflinching political poetry, his wit and intelligence let loose on our private foibles and public dysfunction.” 

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Jeremy Popkin: Colonial Violence in the French Revolution http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413951?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413951?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Sep 18
(5 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

Jeremy D. Popkin, T. Marshall Hahn, Jr., professor of history at the University of Kentucky, has published widely in a number of fields, particularly on the history of the French and Haitian Revolutions and in the area of autobiography studies.  Among his major books are You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery (Cambridge University Press, 2010), History, Historians and Autobiography (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789-1799 (Duke University Press, 1990).  Popkin has received a number of awards, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Humanities Center.  He has been a visiting professor at the Collège de France (2009), the Australian National University (2012), the University of Halle (2013), and Brown University (2005).  He is currently completing an introduction to historiography.

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Tete-a-Tete: HOMETOWN ARTISTS: An Interview between Christopher Blay and Anthony Mariani http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414086?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414086?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Sep 18
(7 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak.

CentralTrak is excited to announce the kickoff of its 2014/2015 talk series “Tête-à-Tête”, one-on-one interviews and discussions with innovative, inspiring, and revolutionary artists. On Thursday, September 18th, CentralTrak artist in residence, Christopher Blay and Anthony Mariani of the Fort Worth Weekly will discuss Blay’s immense artistic background and the overlooked significance of artists who work and exhibit where they live. This discussion includes the formulation and impact on hometown culture, the struggle to support oneself and the simultaneous struggle to support other artists in the community.

 

Bios

Christopher Blay is a North Texas artist with a B.F.A. in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth in 2000 and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye towards institutional critique.  His work incorporates video, sculpture and performance, (notably as Frank Artsmarter and DJ lo rez).

Blay recently received a Fort Worth Public Art commission for the Rosedale/ Evans Avenue neighborhood, to be completed in 2015. Among his other works, The Ark on Noah Street (a NEA funded work in the Historic 10th Street district of Dallas) will be presented at the 2014conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Nova Scotia. Other recent projects include Dear House, The Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery story projects in Haltom City, Keller, and Southlake, and “Machine Time” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. In 2013, Blay received the SMU Meadows museum’s Moss/Chumley award, given to artists whose works intersect with both the arts and their community. Blay is currently curator of Tarrant County College’s Art Corridor Gallery.

 

Anthony Mariani is the associate editor of Fort Worth Weekly, where he also serves as chief art/architecture critic. Over the years, his criticism has earned him a handful of Lone Star Awards, given annually as part of a statewide competition presented by the Houston Press Club. His freelance visual arts writing has been published by The Art Newspaper (London), and he is a former associate editor of Architecture magazine (New York City).

 

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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One OClock Lab Band http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411161?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411161?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Sep 19
(8 p.m.) Location: Alexander Clark Center.

Purchase tickets online here.

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier ensemble of the Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas. Known for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band, which has received six Grammy nominations, provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas. 

 

 

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Rise to Shine http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414047?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414047?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Sep 20
(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102), UT Dallas.

Keynote Speaker:

Tina Yoo, Dallas County Judge

“One Hand Forward, One Hand Back”

 

Session 1: Success and Leadership

Panelists:

  • Esther Lee, VP of Finance/Operations, Samsung Mobile
  • James Mun, CEO, L’Objet
  • Monique Wedderburn, Director, UT Dallas Asia Center
  • Thomas Kim, CFO, Working Solutions

Korean American Leaders in many fields will talk about their efforts and strategies for their success and their role as leaders.

 

Session 2: Journey to the Future

Panelists:

  • Rosa Oh, CEO, The Oh Group
  • Kathy Richardson, Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney
  • Kim Cooks, Family Judge
  • Monica Kim-Smith Guthrie, Journalist

We will hear about challenges and positive peaks faced on journey to success.

 

Dinner Speaker: Geun Hye Kim

Director, Houston Korean Education Center

“Embracing Feminine Value”

 

 

Register now at www.kowindallas.org

or kowindallas2014.eventbrite.com

 

 

Korean Women

Redefine the meaning of leadership and success with Korean Americans from main stream America.

Discover future leaders and develop, nurture and challenge them to be proud female leaders.

Create active mentoring networks between young leaders and leaders from various fields - such as business, education, finance, government, politics and law, medicine, arts, science and technology - and provide the chance to exchange information and expand social activities.

Discuss the ways to discover and develop future leaders with current KOWIN Leaders from New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Dallas.

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Satellites by Christopher Blay http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413035?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413035?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Aug 23 - Saturday, Sep 20 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 23, 8 - 10 pm

Location:
CentralTrak
800 Exposition Ave
Dallas, Texas 75226

The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space opening on August 23. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition “Satellites” focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience. Performers doing theater have the benefit of a live audience who generate real-time reaction, but visual artists rarely get feedback or immediate responses. Art is a form of communication but that does not guarantee or equate to an audible response back to the artist. As Blay puts it, “I’ve had a few conversations recently that made me think about how our work as artists, and how we communicate with audiences outside the world of art. We put a lot of research and time into making work, so it’s not unreasonable that we have a certain expectation that our audiences reciprocate, but I sometimes wonder if our communication is a closed loop.”

This installation hints at a high-tech world with decidedly low-tech materials. Blay constructs facsimile communication satellite equipment using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. There is wonderful ingenuity in reinventing these objects, up-cycling their materials into portraits of more fanciful objects. Blay’s past oeuvre includes creating a “spaceship”, a “time machine” as well as a version of Noah’s ark.

Blay is a current artist-in-residence at CentralTrak and was the recipient of the Meadows Museum of Art’s Moss/Chumley Award in 2013, a prize that acknowledges both an exceptional body of work produced as an artist and meaningful and generous involvement in the arts community.

Christopher Blay is a North Texas artist with a B.F.A. in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth in 2000 and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye towards institutional critique. His work incorporates video, sculpture and performance, (notably as Frank Artsmarter and DJ lo rez).

Blay recently received a Fort Worth Public Art commission for the Rosedale/ Evans Avenue neighborhood, to be completed in 2015. Among his other works, The Ark on Noah Street (a NEA funded work in the Historic 10th Street district of Dallas) will be presented at the 2014conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Nova Scotia. Other recent projects include Dear House, The Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery story projects in Haltom City, Keller, and Southlake, and “Machine Time” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.

In 2013, Blay received the SMU Meadows museum’s Moss/Chumley award, given to artists whose works intersect with both the arts and their community. Blay is currently curator of Tarrant County College’s Art Corridor Gallery

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

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Tech Talk: The Joan Davidow Collection http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220406611?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220406611?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Sep 19 - Friday, Oct 17
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .

Opening reception: September 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Parking for the opening will be FREE in the Parking Garage #1 on the east side of campus, Levels 3 - 5 Gold/Green Spaces. Download parking permit here.

Opening Friday, September 19, 2014 at UT Dallas' newest facility, the Edith O’Donnell Art & Tech building, major art professor John Pomara curates Tech Talk with collector/contemporary art advocate Joan Davidow.  To honor Davidow’s newly announced and placed gift of her contemporary art collection, Tech Talk features works she has collected over a 20-year period by 15 emerging and mid-career Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era.  UT Dallas President David Daniel and Arts & Humanities Dean Dennis Kratz will welcome a gathering of students, artists, teachers, collectors and arts advocates to honor this highly inventive and meaningful gift to the university. 

 

“Contemporary art addresses the life we’re living right now, and it’s very satisfying and exciting to be able to share it with new generations of UT Dallas students and faculty, for whom I have a great deal of affection and respect. These works deserve to live and be seen, and I hope they will inspire and educate those who have the chance to experience the collection.”

-Joan Davidow

 

“Joan's gift is both personally generous and symbolically brilliant. Thanks to her, innovative works by young, rising Texas artists will grace the buildings of a young Texas university that is rapidly rising to international prominence,”

-Dr. Dennis M. Kratz, dean of the university’s School of Arts and Humanities and the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities.

 

“As an important Dallas-based arts administrator and journalist, Joan Davidow has been actively involved in the fluorescence of the rapidly growing local arts scene. Through this, she has built an unrivaled collection of the works of young Texas artists at the turning points in their career. The works she so generously has donated will both inspire new young artists and raise the bar of quality for their new work. The prospect is very exciting.”

-Dr. Richard Brettell, the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair in Art and Aesthetics at UT Dallas

 

 

 

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