UNT Art in Public Places Symposium

Announcement
September 8, 2017 to September 11, 2017

A three-day sympoisum kicked off by a keynote panel discussion with experts in the field and featuring lectures by artists selected as finalists for a new artwork commission at the College of Visual Arts and Design. Details below, including parking information.

A ONEEVERYONE book by Ann Hamilton will be given away as a door prize after each public event, courtesy of Landmarks at University of Texas, Austin. Free, numbered tickets will be provided at the beginning of the events on Sept 8 and Sept 11, with a drawing for a single book at the end of each event.

 

Friday, Sept 8
University Union Room 333
Free and open to the public.

10 am
Coffee

10:30 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: Public Art Overiew

The keynote panel presents ideas about the practice and impact of collecting public artworks, from national, civic, and campus perspectives. The purpose of the panel is to articulate the relationship between art and architecture and the impact of art on one’s experience of place.

  • Veronique le Melle, Director, ArtPace San Antonio, and formerly director of the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism for Queens, NY, and president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts
  • Martha Peters, Public Art Vice President, The Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County
  • Norie Sato, Artist, UNT Art Collection and City of Fort Worth Art Collection

1:00 pm
Artist Lectures by Finalists for a new artwork commission at the College of Visual Arts and Design, made possible by the UNT Percent for Art Program.

Matthew Ritchie 1:30 pm

Jean Shin 2:30 pm

Mark Dion 3:30 pm

5-6 pm
Reception

 

Saturday, Sept 9
University Union Room 385
Student Professional Workshops

Space is limited. Please contact gallery@unt.edu or 940-565-4005 to reserve a space.

10 am - 12 pm
Public Art 101 with Norie Sato

Norie Sato, a Seattle-based artist whose work is displayed across the nation, including in the UNT Student Union, will lead a workshop on the ins and outs of public art from the artist’s perspective. Topics include how to translate studio practice into a public arena, how to find and apply for public art commissions, and what it takes to realize public works of art. These topics are relevant not only for artists, but also those who have interest in managing public art programs.

Lunch provided for pre-registered participants.

1 pm - 3 pm
Grant Writing with Ruth West and Lauren Cross

CVAD arts professionals will share the how-tos of identifying and applying for grants and other funding to support your projects.

 

Monday, Sept 11
University Union Room 333
Free and open to the public.

10 am - 12 pm
Artist Lectures by Finalists for a new artwork commission at the College of Visual Arts and Design, made possible by the UNT Percent for Art Program.

Humberto Campana 10 am

Jim Cambell 11 am

12-12:30 pm
Reception

COMFORT

The indoor temperature can be cold; please bring layered clothing for your comfort. Lunch will not be provided. There are numerous lunch options in the University Union, including a full-service restaurant and a food court with health-conscious options.

LOCATION

University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

PARKING

The Union Parking Garage payment station accepts credit cards and is located near the bus stop between the garage and the Student Union. Pleaes note: Visitors must pay in advance and leave the receipt visible in the vehicle. This garage also accepts payment through the Park Mobile app.