Garments from Asia, Middle East on display
More than just pieces of beautiful fabric, the traditional garments in “The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road” convey meanings and cultural identity. The collection is an exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas.
The UNT College of Visual Arts and Design presents the show as part of the Collections, Cultures and Collaborations Series. It runs through Feb. 9 in the UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets.
Collector and former Pan Am flight attendant Joy Losee first donated 27 traditional cultural garments and accessories to the Texas Fashion Collection in 2011. She donated 35 more outfits in 2012 and plans to donate more this year. While her donated collection includes items from the Americas, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific, the exhibition will feature a selection of items from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, Thailand, the Philippines and other countries and cultures along the Silk Road.
Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Admission is free. For more information, call 940-565-4316 or visit http://gallery.unt.edu.
UNT graduate’s film to air on KERA
Scott Thurman, a 2010 graduate of the University of North Texas documentary filmmaking program, made the film The Revisionaries to examine the culture wars as they came to roost on the Texas State Board of Education.
The documentary chronicles the influence political conservatives and creationists have had on the textbooks studied by 5 million children in Texas public schools.
The Revisionaries will air on KERA (Channel 13) at 10 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, visit www.therevisionariesmovie.com.
Photo exhibit adds multimedia component
Sun to Moon Gallery, a fine arts photography gallery in Dallas, has created four short videos to supplement its current exhibition, “Alan Ross: Forty Years in the West.” Ross was an assistant to the iconic photographer Ansel Adams before making his own mark in American fine art photography.
The gallery has posted the videos on YouTube:
• “Photographing Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe,” http://youtu.be/FlX3TQqmvc0
• “The making of Bridalveil Fall in Storm,” http://youtu.be/f6ccCj5maOQ
• “Photographing Ansel Adams & Imogen Cunningham, http://youtu.be/08rPV3u6bBU
• “Photographing Oak Trees at the LBJ Ranch,” http://youtu.be/WRQURB2Q-yQ
The exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, or by appointment. Sun to Moon is located at 1515 Levee St. in Dallas’ Design District.
The gallery is co-owned and operated by Denton native Scot Miller and his wife, Marilyn. For more information, visit www.suntomoon.com.
UNT faculty to play in Richardson concert
University of North Texas faculty members Eugene Osadchy, cellist, and John Scott, clarinetist, will perform in Chamber Music International’s fourth concert of the season at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Belt Line Road in Richardson.
Also appearing are pianist Gregory Allen, violinist Nai-Yuan Hu, violinist Philip Lewis and violist Che-Yen Chen. The program features music by Sergei Prokofiev, Erno Dohnanyi and Franz Schubert.
Tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available at www.cmi-tickets.org.