New art gallery showcases alumni

New art gallery showcases alumni

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. Following the destruction of the Art Barn, UTD relocated its art gallery to a 6,000 square foot studio on campus, and is displaying its first show, “Critical Mass.” The art gallery, known as the SP/N Gallery, opened on Oct....

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Students launch initiative for art

Students launch initiative for art

Started this May, the LOTUS project is displaying student artwork throughout buildings on campus. Global business senior Sh’muel Avraham launched the organization to help spread artwork beyond the galleries. “We (provide) campus spaces to student artists to push exploration and appreciation of the arts on campus,” Avraham said. “It’s a...

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Art Barn classes relocated to new building

Art Barn classes relocated to new building

After the demolition of the Art Barn, students were concerned about the existence and location of the printmaking and sculpture classes. Art students need the university to continue to offer these two classes in order to complete their graduation plan. Classes have been relocated to Research and Operations Center West...

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SG proposes transparency resolution between admin, students

SG proposes transparency resolution between admin, students

Student government’s last meeting of the semester featured a proposed resolution to increase administrative transparency but it was ultimately tabled requiring additional information. There was no talk of saving the Art Barn as closure is already underway. Rather, students and senators wanted to address the feelings of uncertainty that surrounded...

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Art Barn’s closure announced at final gallery exhibition

Art Barn’s closure announced at final gallery exhibition

Following recent uncertainty surrounding the Art Barn’s future, the building is officially scheduled to close on May 13 with demolition following in June. Arts and Humanities Dean Dennis Kratz publicly confirmed its closure during “The Final Picture Show,” the last gallery exhibition held at the Art Barn on April 28....

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The Art Barn’s uncertain future

The Art Barn’s uncertain future

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Greg Metz’s title was misattributed. The Mercury regrets this error. Art students may soon have to seek alternative spaces to create, as the Art Barn faces an uncertain future. The space was threatened with closure for years, but student activists postponed it,...

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The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus made a stop at the Art Barn on the evening on August 22. UTD alumna Leah Foster and the bus have traveled from NYC to Texas, stopping at a slew of diverse venues along the way. They invited visitors to share in a potluck and leave their...

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July 2014 Event Recap

July 2014 Event Recap

July 11 A Night at the Art Barn (last set in gallery) July 13 World Cup Final Watching Party July 20 Concert Under the Stars

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