Visiting Artist Archive

Artist Date

Cauleen Smith

November 11, 2013

Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith received her B.A. form the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. from UCLA School of Theater-Television-Film. For the past several years Cauleen Smith has produced multi-channel film and video installations that incorporate sculptural objects and text. Her interests roam from her roots in structuralist filmmaking to afro-futurist narrative strategies. Materials and form are central interests which are applied to projects as the project itself demands thereby making the body of Smith's work unpredictably varied and diverse. Smith is producing a series of films, objects, and events  (of which Fullness is a part) that explore the psychogeography of American cities in which the intersection of black cultural production and the urban landscape created significant and global musical innovation.

Recent projects include Washington Park Space Stations - two site specific immersive installations that invite psychedelic and bucolic contemplation. "17" is a series of hand screenprinted wallpapers which ruminate on sound. Black Utopia LP: a Cauleen Smith movie is double vinyl LP records accompanied by 35mm slides ruminating on history, science, and impossibility. Smith lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Trenton Doyle Hancock

October 29, 2013

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Raised in Paris, Texas, Hancock earned his BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce, and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Hancock’s prints, drawings, and collaged-felt paintings work together to tell the story of the Mounds—a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of the artist’s unfolding narrative. Each new work by Hancock is a contribution to the saga of the Mounds, portraying the birth, life, death, afterlife, and even dream states of these half-animal, half-plant creatures. Influenced by the history of painting, especially Abstract Expressionism, Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions—such as the use of color, language, and pattern—into opportunities to create new characters, develop sub-plots, and convey symbolic meaning. Hancock’s paintings often rework Biblical stories that the artist learned as a child from his family and local church community. Balancing moral dilemmas with wit and a musical sense of language and color, Hancock’s works create a painterly space of psychological dimensions. Trenton Doyle Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. His work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. The recipient of numerous awards, Hancock lives and works in Houston, where he was a 2002 Core Artist in Residence at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

(via PBS)

Paho Mann

September 25, 2013

Paho Mann

Gallery Exhibit: September 3 - October 5, 2013
Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:30PM-8:00PM

Paho Mann’s work investigates the physical manifestation of individuality, using both traditional photographic practices and contemporary digital technology. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe, AZ), Tucson Museum of Art (Tucson, AZ), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA) among others. He has been commissioned for public art projects by the city of Phoenix and has work included in the Tucson Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

Mann lives and works in Dallas, Texas and is Associate Professor of Photography at the University of North Texas. He received a BFA from the University of New Mexico in 2001 and an MFA from Arizona State University in 2007.

Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour

September 05, 2013

Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour

Gallery Exhibit: September 3 - October 5, 2013
Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:30PM-8:00PM

Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour have worked collaboratively, to varying degrees, since 1986. Their work explores the perceptions and politics surrounding the home and domestic sphere and identity politics. Recent work involves their mutual collections, such as vintage photography and various artifacts.

Their collaborative residencies include Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar,Spain; Gowoon Gallery, Changwon,South Korea; IASPIS, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden; The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic; and The Banff Centre of Fine Arts/Residency, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Amundson holds an MFA from Syracuse University and Gour from the University of New Mexico. Both are founding members of Shift Collaborative Studio in Seattle. Amundson is a Professor of Art at Western Washington University. Gour is an independent artist and visual manager for a major department store in Seattle.

John Aäsp

April 17, 2013

John Aäsp

John Aäsp is an artist from Texas who is currently Visual Arts Director at Rockport Center for the Arts, where he also serves as Managing Director of the Rockport Film Festival.

Margaret Meehan

March 07, 2013

Margaret Meehan

With images of Victoriana, feral behavior, medical anomalies and barren landscapes, Margaret Meehan’s work proposes a choreographed fight outside the circled square. Her drawings, photography and sculpture-based installations, derived from 19th c. cabinet cards, let the innocent collide with the monstrous, evoking race, gender, and empathy for otherness. She lives and works in Texas, sometimes in Austin and sometimes in Dallas. Her work has been shown at Soil Gallery in Seattle, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Road Agent, Conduit and Mulcahy Modern Gallery in Dallas, TX among others.

Charles Beneke

October 23, 2012

Charles Beneke

Conducting workshops in photogravure through the week.

Charles Beneke is a native of Suffolk, Virginia and a graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia. He earned a B.A. in Art and Psychology from Kenyon College in 1990. After working as a graphic designer in New York City for four years, he attended The University of Connecticut where he received his Masters in Fine Arts in Printmaking and Mixed-media. Beneke was an assistant professor of art at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming from 1997 to 2001 where he taught Foundations. He is currently an associate professor of art at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio where he is the printmaking area coordinator. He is on the board of directors of The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the 2008-10 President of the Mid America Print Council and is currently on the advisory board of The Mid America Print Council Journal serving as design liaison as well as acting as webmaster for their website. He currently lives in Akron, Ohio.

Loli Kantor

October 03, 2012

Loli Kantor

Loli Kantor was born in Paris, France and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a fine art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth,Texas.

Kantor’s photography has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally in China, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Czech Republic. In 2010 year she was named one of the top 50 photographers in PhotoLucida's Critical Mass Competition and is a 2010 New Orleans' PhotoNOLA Review prize winner.

Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art Houston, Lviv National Museum in Ukraine, the Drohobych Museum in Ukraine, Lishui Photography Museum in China, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the CityCenter Library in Fort Worth, Texas, and private collections in the US and abroad.

Her first Monograph will be published by The University of Texas Press in Fall 2013

Annette Lawrence

September 19, 2012

Annette Lawrence

Will be visiting with graduate students all day.

Annette Lawrence is a visual artist who has been based in Texas since 1990. Her work is generally related to text and information, often in response to physical space and time. The work is grounded in autobiography, counting, and the measurement of everyday life. Her subjects of inquiry range from body cycles, to ancestor portraits, music lessons, and unsolicited mail. Lawrence's string installations are a response to architecture as monumental text. The string presents a visual lightness, balanced by the substantial physicality and scale of the work. References to lattice, woven vessels, suspension bridges, and musical instruments often emerge.

Lawrence's art is widely exhibited and held in museums, and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Rachofsky Collection, ArtPace Center for Contemporary Art, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and American Airlines. In June 2009 she received a commission for a large-scale permanent installation titled Coin Toss at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. In January 2009 her solo exhibition titled Free Paper received national coverage through the Associated Press. She received the Dozier Travel Award from the Dallas Museum of Art in 2009 for travel to Australia. Lawrence has participated in artist in residence programs in Houston, Texas, Skowhegan, Maine, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Tanera Mor, Scotland. She has taught as a visiting artist at American University, and The Yale School of Art. She was an artist in residence at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, August - October of 2009.

Born in 1965, Lawrence grew up in Queens and Freeport, NY. She received a BFA from The Hartford Art School and an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently, Lawrence lives and works in Denton, Texas and is a Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas, College of Arts and Design.

Kendra Frorup

April 18, 2012

Visiting Artist: Kendra Frorup












Frorup’s  work delves into a personal history formed by different cultural motivation, through investigation of materials and their evocative qualities. Through the process of conceiving and working through ideas, the viewer can identify main interests and recurring themes in her  works.


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Mellisa Harviland

April 04, 2012

Artist Talk

Kana Harada

March 28, 2012

Artist Talk - Kana Harada

Ruben Nieto

March 01, 2012

Artist Talk - Ruben Nieto

*Date Subject to Change.

John Holt Smith

January 26, 2012

Artist Talk : John Holt Smith

There will be an Artist Talk by John Holt Smith in the Gallery this Thursday 1/26/2012, at 12:30pm. Please join us for this exciting exhibition from an exceptional and talented local artist. A little information on the artist from his website:

A native Texan, John Holt Smith was born in Fort Worth in 1968. His passion for painting began at an early age, studying under the guidance of acclaimed painter Nancy Lamb at the age of four. From this beginning, John Holt realized the importance and benefits of a classical art education and has sought this training at every point of his career. He continued his studies at Fort Worth Country Day School in the visual arts program directed by Evelyn Seigel and later received his BA from the prestigious College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. In addition to his education in the United States, John Holt spent a year painting in Florence, Italy under some of the finest instructors in the art world. He then spent seven years establishing himself in the New York art scene and is currently represented by the De Chiara Gallery. In 1998 John Holt decided to return to Fort Worth to open his current studio. He continues to exhibit his work around the country.

Carlos Segura

September 28, 2011

Visiting Designer Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura, founder of the Chicago-based design firm Segura Inc., will be speaking at UTA on September 28th, 2011.

In 2004, Segura was named 1 of the 21st Century's 100 best designers. Segura Inc. and T26 Digital Type Foundry have received numerous awards from organizations around the world, including the Tokyo Type Directors Club, The Society of Typographic Arts, both the New York Art Directors Club and the New York Type Directors Club, and the American Center for Design. Segura's work has been shown in many journals including Graphis, Print magazine, HOW, and publications by PIE Books, North Light Books, Duncan Baird Publishing, F&W Publications, Rockport Publishers, Die Gestalten Verlag Publishing and others. His work has been shown in exhibits from the Denver Art Museum to Tokyo Japan.

The lecture will be held in room 148 of the Fine Arts building, from 6 - 8 PM. This event is sponsored by the AIGA UTA student chapter.

Richard Roth

April 06, 2011

Visiting Artist: Richard Roth

Richard Roth is an artist and designer whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1991 he was the recipient of a Visual Artists Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA from The Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited at Rocket Gallery, London; Penine Hart Gallery, Bess Cutler Gallery, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Reynolds Gallery, Richmond; Shillam + Smith, London; UCR/California Museum of Photography; the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; Feigen, Inc., Chicago; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is the co-editor of the book, Beauty is Nowhere: Ethical Issues in Art and Design and co-author of Color Basics. He was the Director of Solvent Space in Richmond, Virginia, 2005 – 2009. He is currently a faculty member in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Barbara Riley

February 24, 2011

Artist Talk: Barbara Riley

John Hitchcock

January 27, 2011

Artist Talk: John Hitchcock

John Hancock was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and grew up in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. He is an artist and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches Screenprinting, relief cut, digital mixed media prints, and installation art.

Carola Dreidemie

January 26, 2011

Visiting Artist: Carola Dreidemie

3D perceptual/immersive and responsive environments. Nature. Art. Computation. Optics. Real time interactivity. Music. Theater. Dance. Energy. Technology. Science. Environmental Protection. Sustainability. Zero footprint. Animal Rights. Animal Protection.

Armin Vit

December 06, 2010

Visiting Artist: Armin Vit

Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one. While he has written for most of the well-known trade publications, he is better known for his writing on the blogs that make up the UnderConsideration online network, as well as from the books he has co-authored with his wife and partner, Bryony Gomez-Palacio — their most recent efforts being Graphic Design, Referenced and the self-published Flaunt. Armin spends a modest time on the road lecturing on any number of topics and can be found anywhere from San Diego to Berlin. Through UnderConsideration’s Department of Design he designs corporate identities, books and web sites for a few clients.

Chris Verene

December 02, 2010

Artist Talk: Chris Verene

Photographer Chris Verene will lecture at UT Arlington on December 2 at noon in FA 2105. Verene will be in the area for the opening of his exhibition, Family, on Friday evening December 3rd.

Family was recently published by Twin Palms Press. The images are present the true personal stories and private lives of the photographer’s extended family in economically depressed Galesburg, Ill, over the past twenty-six years.

Verene has been exhibiting and publishing his work in photography since the early ‘90’s. He was the first photographer to receive the Pollack-Krasner award in 2002. His mother will be joining him for the lecture/performance on Thursday December 2nd.

The Little Friends of Printmaking

November 18, 2010

Visiting Artists: The Little Friends of Printmaking

The Little Friends of Printmaking/ Milwaukee, WI - visited UTA Art + Art History on November 18th, 2010

The Little Friends of Printmaking are a husband-and-wife team of silkscreen artists living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Emerging onto an already crowded poster art scene in early 2003, The Little Friends quickly established themselves as an indispensable new talent. They are best known for the interplay of layers in their prints, and a playful looseness that leads the viewer to consider the process by which the image was created. This notion is central to their work-- as commercial screenprinting becomes practically obsolete, the Little Friends do their part to demystify the process and re-affirm the qualities that make screenprints desirable and unique among works on paper.

Robert Pruitt

October 19, 2010

Visiting Artist: Robert Pruitt

The notion of black identity has been complicated and largely misunderstood. We control neither the construction, nor the distribution of our varied and multilayered stories of self. I am attempting to interrupt the existing narratives with my own. Some of this is done through sculptures, videos, photography and other media, but primarily through drawing.

These drawings are patchwork, counter images to the reductive examples of blackness that prevail in various forms of popular media and culture around the globe. The characters that makeup these drawings are drawn from my interest in science fiction, comic books, history, Hip Hop, and fresh fashion styles. They are portraits of friends and neighbors, and possess an unspoken description of resistance.

These works, out of necessity, speak from a dichotomy of both a western art language and a black popular expression, as this is the duality in which I operate. I work from and seek to reference forms that are relevant to both spaces.

Nicholas Felton

October 07, 2010

Visiting Designer: Nicholas Felton

Nicholas Felton/ New York, NY - video conference with UTA Art + Art History on October 7th, 2010

Nicholas Felton spends much of his time thinking about data, charts and our daily routines. He is the author of several Personal Annual Reports that collate countless measurements into a rich assortment of graphs and maps reflecting the year’s activities. He is the co-founder of, a site for counting and communicating daily data, and frequent designer of information graphics for numerous corporations and publications. His work has been profiled in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Creative Review.

Alfredo Jaar

October 05, 2010

Visiting Artist: Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1956. He attended Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura, Santiago (1979) and Universidad de Chile, Santiago (1981). In installations, photographs, film, and community-based projects, Jaar explores the public’s desensitization to images and the limitations of art to represent events such as genocides, epidemics, and famines. Jaar’s work bears witness to military conflicts, political corruption, and imbalances of power between industrialized and developing nations. Subjects addressed in his work include the holocaust in Rwanda, gold mining in Brazil, toxic pollution in Nigeria, and issues related to the border between Mexico and the United States. Many of Jaar’s works are extended meditations or elegies, including “Muxima”  (2006)—a video that portrays and contrasts the oil economy and extreme poverty of Angola—and “The Gramsci Trilogy” (2004-05)—a series of installations dedicated to the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci, who was imprisoned under Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Jaar has received many awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (2000); a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1987); and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1987); and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1985). He has had major exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2005); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2005); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1999); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1992). Jaar emigrated from Chile in 1981, at the height of Pinochet’s military dictatorship. His exhibition at Fundación Telefonica Chile, Santiago (2006) is his first in his native country in twenty-five years. Jaar lives and works in New York.

Ken Burns

September 24, 2010

Ken Burns

Bio: Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1953. He attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 and later, an L.H.D. from Bates College in 2002. His first film, Brooklyn Bridge was made in 1981 and a succession of films followed including Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God in 1984 followed by The Statue of Liberty in 1985. His work in the nineties included the miniseries Baseball in 1994, the film Thomas Jefferson and Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, both released in 1997.

In 2001, Jazz earned him 5 Emmy nominations and the award for "Outstanding Achievement in News and Information" by the Television Critics Association. The miniseries follows the development of American Jazz from its development in African American culture to the height of its popularity between the 1920's and the 1940's. It is a complete look at the history of Jazz and the musicians who made it a part of American culture. All the jazz legends are featured; Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington.

Ken Burns has become something of a legend himself. His method of stopping on photographs, often the only evidence of our history, zooming in on interesting subjects during a narrative, has become known in the industry as the "Ken Burns Effect."

His most recent work includes the 2004 film Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, a story about the first heavyweight African American boxer. The film won three Emmys and several other accolades. He also produced a documentary about Mark Twain in 2001 and 2003's Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip, about the motorist Horatio Nelson Jackson. Tom Hanks narrated the voice of Jackson.

It seems there is no end to the subjects that Burns has worked on. From Baseball, America's Pastime, to the history of our country, to the journey of some of the greatest American's, there is no limit to what he can produce. He is, without question, today's most celebrated American documentary filmmaker.

DJ Stout

April 07, 2010

Visiting Designer: DJ Stout

DJ Stout/Pentagram / Austin, TX - visited UTA Art + Art History on April 7th, 2010

DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, born in the small West Texas town of Alpine. He studied graphic design at Texas Tech University, where he was honored as a distinguished alumni. DJ began his graphic design career in 1981 working for Robert A. Wilson Associates in Dallas. In 1987 he moved to Austin, where he was the award-winning art director of the nationally respected and critically acclaimed Texas Monthly magazine. In January 2000 DJ joined Pentagram as a partner in the Austin office.

Michael Surtees

February 04, 2010

Visiting Designer: Michael Surtees

Michael Surtees/ New York , NY - visited UTA Art + Art History on February 4th, 2010

DesignNotes is published in NYC by multidisciplinary designer, writer and educator Michael Surtees. Michael tries to explore people's daily experiences and observations with design. When not typing early in the morning on this blog he can be found at Behavior during the day. He can be reached at michael at Event sponsored by the AIGA Dallas, hosted by A+AH.

Ping Xu

Visiting Designer: Ping Xu


Visual communication utilizes visual aides and tools to invoke greater power in

conveying of ideas, concepts, content, and information. It is also used to create discourse

of various topics and subjects. The area has expanded to include a multitude of visual

disciplines and media; print, signage, package, web, video, animation, illustration,

photography, and traditional arts.


I pursue my understanding of visual communications by researching new technologies of

the digital age, digital ethnography, and visual aesthetics.


The digital media of today is no longer confined to static aspects; there is video,

motion graphics, interaction, and Internet as well. The technological capabilities

of both digital hardware and software have only expanded the possibilities and increased

their use. This is turn has directly influenced visual communications. The affects

range from the tools visual communicators use to the media that define the discipline.

Ethnography is able to observe the interaction of people and culture with the new

digital environment; that is generating new social responsibilities from the visual

communicator. The communicator is now challenged with exploring new role definitions

and responsibilities. People call graphic design as interactive design sometimes. A

qualified visual communicator should be capable of having multiple skills on multiple

aspects. A graphic designer should handle many areas on both traditional way and digital

form such as 2D design, photography, and illustration also.

Melissa Haviland

Visiting Artist: Melissa Haviland

Artist Talk: Today!! 4 April 12.30-1.30 room 148 

Melissa Haviland¹s work straddles the boundaries between traditional media and installation-performance based modalities. Her work considers lineage, ritual, and practice within objects that are gendered and classed. 

She is an artist printmaker living in Athens, Ohio. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, she teaches printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University. Melissa has been an art educator for eight years, also teaching at: the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts; University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska; Metropolitan Community College in Elkhorn, Nebraska; and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.Her Work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.







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David Taylor

David Taylor Lecture: The War Next Door

David Taylor will lecture on “Working the Line: Physical, Social and Political Topography of the U.S./Mexico Border” on Wednesday, November 9th at 12:30 pm in Fine Arts 148.  This lecture is part of the UT Arlington series, “The War Next Door” and sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.

David Taylor is Professor at New Mexico State University.  He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 for his photographs of the border.   His monograph of this work was published in spring of this year by Radius Books.

Taylor’s photographs explore the topography and landscape of the border as well as an intimate look behind the scenes with the border patrol.


Taylor is a professor in photography at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  His photographs, multimedia installations and artist’s books have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions nationally.  Taylor has recently completed major commissions for artwork that is installed in the US Border Patrol Station in Van Horn, Texas and the US Federal Courthouse in Las Cruces.

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Jeff Ballard

Visiting Artist Jeff Ballard

The glass area will be hosting glass artist Jeff Ballard as visiting artist the week of Sept 5-9. Jeff will give glass blowing demonstrations in the studio throughout the week, along with meeting with several of the glass classes, and a public lecture scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00pm.  Fine Arts Building 2102A.

Toby Kamps

Toby Kamps visits UTA

On October 29, 2010 The University of Texas at Arlington Art + Art History department received a visit from esteemed curator Toby Kamps. Mr. Kamps is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection in Houston. For this all day visit, he spent time talking to the graduate students about their work.

                    "Dealing with criticism is a large part of being an artist. Receiving this discourse from Toby helped me to prepare for the appraisal and denunciation that awaits                                every artist. Toby was not only unbiased, he was also informative and constructive. It was great to have him evaluate my creative work and my peers as well, as I                            drew much inspiration from both scenarios." - Drew Weininger, Film and Video Production Graduate Student

Each student was given the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback. Throughout the sessions in the morning and afternoon, Mr. Kamps critiqued artwork and discussed art and artists from his perspective as curator. After the critiques were completed he attended a reception in The Gallery at UTA and had dinner with students and staff.