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Bowling for art

Go Mongolian, support campus galleries

Who knew a heaping helping of noodles and marinated beef could help a local gallery print the catalog for an upcoming art exhibit?

A bowl from the Denton franchise of Genghis Grill, a national Mongolian chain restaurant, can do exactly that and a bit more, but only on May 1.

Should you dine in or order takeout from the local eatery any time between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, mention the University of North Texas galleries. That split-second plug will result in a portion of the check being donated to the galleries.

Director of Galleries Tracee Robertson said the money will help get artwork to the galleries and installing them for exhibits.

“Depending on the amount raised, we hope to designate funds to support a scholarly catalog to accompany an exhibition opening this fall,” Robertson said. “This show is curated by an expert in the field and will include sculpture, ceramic and fiber works by nine American artists.”

The university galleries that stand to benefit from a Genghis lunch or dinner are the UNT Art Gallery, which is the principal exhibit space. The donations will also benefit the Lightwell Gallery and the North Gallery, also on the first floor of the UNT Art building. The Cora Stafford Gallery in Oak Street Hall stands to benefit from the grill’s generosity.

Genghis Grill is located at 2416 Lillian Miller Pkwy, Ste. 100.

— Lucinda Breeding