|Dr. Jack Davis Talks about the Exhibition|
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Today I attended a special event held in
Denton, Texas at UNT on the Square, an art gallery maintained by the . The occasion was a meeting of the Texas Art Collector's Organization hosted by Dr. D Jack Davis and Herbert Holl, the curators of the show "Laying the Foundation: UNT Art Faculty, 1890-1970." Dr. Jack Davis is a professor emeritus at the University and a former dean of the University of North Texas and Design. Holl is he director of the UNT Institute for Advancement of the Arts. This exhibit highlighted the history of the art program at the university from 190 until 1970, providing many examples of the work of the various artists who served on the faculty during those years. "I have wanted to do something like this for a very long time," says College of Visual Arts . "All of the years I was involved in administration in the arts program, I recognized that we had a rich legacy. We wouldn't be where we are today had we not had these faculty members building the program." The exhibition shows works in all sorts of mediums: paintings in oil, tempera, and casein, sculptures in bronze, granite, stone, and walnut, serigraph prints, collage, Among the early works are those of Martha Simkins, a well-known portrait painter who taught at Davis Denton from 1901 to 1906.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|Speaking at "Texas Writers Talk"|