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“XII,” a linoleum cut by Don Schol, is one of a series in the artist's solo show "Arrangements: Abstract Relief Prints” at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas.

Bowling for Soup records 20th anniversary release

Bowling for Soup, a Grammy-nominated band that has roots in Denton, is crowdsourcing its upcoming record, Songs People Actually Liked: Vol 1, The First 10 Years (1994-2003).

The pop-rock band raised more than it asked for through a campaign at

Bowling for Soup reported that it plans to re-record some of its earlier songs because the musicians now have a chance to record on better equipment. The volume will include 17 tracks from the band’s first decade. Songs that went into radio rotation (“Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” “1985”) and turned into fan favorites are on the track list.

Track the record’s progress — which is a little more than two months away from release — at the pledge page:


UNT designers earn honors at area Addy Awards

Students in the communication design program at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design won top honors in two major advertising competitions: the Dallas and Fort Worth American Advertising Awards.

Known as the Addys, the awards are part of the advertising industry’s largest competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries every year in local affiliates. The mission of the competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Work entered at the local level can move up to the regional- and national-level judging.

Shelby Tamura, a junior in communications design from Coppell, won Best of Show and Gold in the Fort Worth contest’s student category. She said she was glad to have her work recognized.

“It was a great opportunity and honor to be exposed to some of the professional agencies,” she said.

UNT students recognized in the Fort Worth Addy Awards were:

Shelby Tamura, Best of Show and Gold for Carmax consumer campaign;

Megan Anderson, Gold for Kiwi Shoe Polish integrated campaigns, Silver for Ricolo non-traditional advertising, and Bronze for Fitbit City integrated campaigns;

Jordan Hill: Silver for Out-of-Home campaign;

Jen Krause, Bronze for Consumer Campaign; and

Shana Hagemeyer, Bronze for Culinary Institute of America consumer campaign.

Student winners from the Dallas Addys are:

Kolby Osborne and Brandy Barham, Best of Show and Gold for Collateral Material, consumer campaign;

Michelle Ruiz, Gold for Futuro integrated campaign;

Kai Horan, Silver for Sherwin Williams consumer campaign, Bronze for Rain Barrels consumer campaign;

Chase Kahn, Bronze for Atomic Candy consumer campaign; and

Jonathan Wenskey and Kris Haro, Bronze for Non-Traditional Advertising for Magic Eraser.


Don Schol’s prints to exhibit at Dallas gallery

Denton artist Don Schol will show a series of his recent linoleum cuts at a Dallas gallery esteemed for exhibiting photographs.

Schol, an art faculty member at the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design, is known for his wood sculptures — many of which are self-portraits. In recent years, however, he has earned acclaim for a gripping series of woodcut prints depicting his experiences and memories of his time in the Vietnam War, aptly titled “Vietnam Remembrances.”

Schol gravitated toward linoleum cut work when arthritis made woodcarving more difficult. The recent prints, all abstract relief prints, are more graphic than the Vietnam woodcuts but employ Schol’s knack for strong, simple shorthand to get to the universal sensations that compel viewers’ eyes and imaginations.

The exhibit will show at Photographs Do Not Bend, a gallery owned by Denton residents Burt and Missy Finger. It is Schol’s second solo exhibit in the space. It opened last weekend and runs through June 21.

“Arrangements: Abstract Relief Prints” can be viewed between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. PDNB, as the gallery is called, is located at 1202 Dragon St. in Dallas. For more information, call 214-969-1852 or visit

— Staff reports

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