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UNT seniors show off winning fashion designs

Recent student winners from the annual Fashion Group International’s Career Day in Dallas and seniors from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design will showcase their apparel and accessories at the school’s annual ArtWear fashion exhibition, sponsored by Neiman Marcus.

The ArtWear show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Silver Eagle Suite in UNT’s University Union.

ArtWear is an annual juried exhibition in which students compete to have their best creations come down the runway and make their debut into the fashion industry.

The show follows Fashion Group International’s Career Day at the World Trade Center in Dallas that was held April 12. More than 1,200 participants from 42 schools in 10 states were at the show, which saw four UNT winners.

UNT junior Lilit Matevosyan won first place for red dress design. Senior Kim Pham earned first place for wool design, third place for cocktail/eveningwear design and the Best of Show Grand Prize Paris American Academy Award. In menswear, senior Megan Surber received second place and senior Elvira Diaz came in third.

Pham, Surber and Diaz are among the 28 senior fashion design students who will show their collections at ArtWear.

The show emcee is Hanh Dang, a 2008 UNT fashion design alumna and designer of couture line Lucy Dang, who was named 2013 Texas Next Top Designer. Judges for the show include Christina Geyer, FD Luxe magazine; Susan Ingram, Helena and Harry IV Co.; Keith Owens, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design; Judith Redding, Fabric Garden; and Diana Roblyer, La Di Da boutique.

Tickets cost $25 for the public, or $10 for UNT students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the UNT Union Information Booth, and any leftover tickets will be sold at the door.

UNT’s 2013 senior designers are Thaddeus Brown, Christine Bullard, Kelse Clements, Jennifer Cottrell, Jacqulyne Crowley, Elvira Diaz, Keyla Garrido, Natalie Horner, Emily Hutto, Arianna Jones, Brittnee Lavender, Heidy Lemus, Keisha Kenneth-Nwosa, Tram Nguyen, Hae-In Park, Lauren Perdue, Kim Pham, Christa Pomales, Blair Reyes, Kaitlin Scott, Megan Surber, Rosemary Susat, Meagan Vargas, Johanna Verngren, Lizzy Villere, Mary Waller, Reagan Whitaker and Jamie Wilcox.


Wind orchestra to perform Japanese music

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra will take a journey across the Pacific with “Notes From Japan” at 2:30 p.m. today at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson.

The concert is the result of a collaboration with Japanese publisher Brain Music Co.-Bravo Music and is led by music director and conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon, who is on the music faculty at the University of North Texas.

Today’s concert includes Yasuhide Ito’s Funa-Uta for Band, Toshio Mashima’s Three Notes from Japan, Yo Goto’s Songs, Chang Su Koh’s Ode to Robert Schumann, Satoshi Yagisawa’s Pater Noster and Tetsunosuke Kushida’s Figuration.

Also appearing are shakuhachi soloist Stan “Kakudo” Richardson and guest conductor Seth Wollam. Clarinet players from the orchestra’s Youth Winds will play alongside the orchestra’s Clarinet Choir.

Tickets cost $20 to $40 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, call 972-744-4650 or visit a.


Chorale plans spring concert in Gainesville

The North Central Texas Chorale will perform a spring concert, “Pure Imagination,” at 7 p.m. May 7 at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 401 S. Denton St.

The concert will feature jazz arrangements including “Pure Imagination,” “Over the Rainbow” and “I Got Rhythm.”

The choir is directed by Mike Linder, with accompanist Marilyn Thompson. Kent Hillman will be featured as percussionist. Jeffrey Snider, chairman of vocal studies at the University of North Texas, will appear as a guest soloist.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and will be available at the door.


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