Art Event to Celebrate Creative Scholars, Release of Journal

Nov. 9, 2012

Oil on Kanvas by Leonard Kogan

“Reattachment,” an oil on canvas by Leonard Kogan, is featured in the latest edition of Reunion: The Dallas Review. The arts journal is edited solely by graduate students.

The School of Arts and Humanities will recognize students involved in the creative and performing arts  with an art exhibit, dance performance and readings from the newest issue of a student-run literary journal.

The event is Friday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building.

The School will present the second volume of Reunion: The Dallas Review, a literary journal that prints short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction and interviews.

“The journal is edited solely by graduate students at the University, so we are excited to share the new edition with the community. We hope students, faculty and staff come and pick up a copy,” said Donovan Hufnagle, a PhD candidate in aesthetic studies who serves as editor-in-chief of the journal.

Reunion aims to promote the work of talented writers and artists, both locally and beyond.

“We have a wide range of work in this year’s issue – from surreal photography to translations of French and German poetry,” added Hufnagle.

Adam Wallacavage's Paris 3

Adam Wallacavage's sculpture “Paris 3” is featured on the cover of the new edition of the Reunion.

Editors and contributors to the journal will read pieces selected for the new edition and Rebecca DeButts, an arts and performance major at UT Dallas, will perform a solo piece of contemporary dance.

In the mezzanine gallery of the Visual Arts Building, work from this year’s Bryce Jordan Scholars will be on display. The Scholars will be formally recognized for their work in the arts at the event.

The Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Scholarship for the Creative and Performing Arts recognizes those students who possess artistic talent and who excel in their courses. To apply for the award, students write an essay about the role of the arts in their education and the contributions they plan to make to the arts program at UT Dallas,” said Dr. Shelley Lane, associate dean of undergraduate studies in the School of Arts and Humanities.

The annual award supports undergraduate students in music, theater, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and arts and technology. The 2012 recipients each receive up to $2,500.

The event is free and open to the public to attend.


Media Contact: Chaz Lilly, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4461, charles.lilly@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu.

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