The Space Between features books and printed works that circle around the idea of the space between
things in a literal or metaphorical sense. The artists in this group exhibition investigate
the physical and emotional space between people, places, or things to that transitory
moment when things shift and one thing becomes another.
Design approaches investigate empty space on the page, as well as, the space and shape
between letters and form. In all, the works allude to that elusive space between things
and how we navigate both the distance and the impact.
The exhibtion's curator Eileen Wallace is a letterpress printer, bookbinder, and papermaker.
She is a Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia and a
former resident artist at Penland School of Crafts.Wallace curated the book Masters: Book Arts published by Lark Books in 2011.
Curator: Eileen Wallace
Exhibition Dates: August 25 to September 23, 2018.
Reception: Friday, August 24, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia
Shape-shifter: Drawing from Observation
September 28 to November 4, 2018.
The exhibition Shape-shifter: Drawing from Observation features four artists who turn the common notion of observational drawing as "drawing
what you see" on its head. Traditional drawing techniques are masterfully used to
craft pictures that make reality seem uncommon, if only for a moment. Oversized shiny
black knick-nac’s by Trevor Bennett have a degree of exactness, that like Shelby Shadwell’s
large drawings of cockroaches and diapers, are incongruous to their distorted gargantuan
scale. Walter Early’s small line-drawings depict common outdoor objects being taken
over and reformed by overgrown plants and other natural forms. And indoors, Mayuko
Ono Gray inserts calligraphy rendered as an unruly object into domestic scenes where
the script wraps around and envelopes people, animals and objects. The artists all
observe reality intently, as can be seen in their drawings, while shifting through
very personal and imaginative imagery.
Trevor Bennett (TX), Walter Early (NY), Mayuko Ono Gray (TX), and Shelby Shadwell
Curator: Christina Hayes Haley, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery Curator & Manager
Exhibition Dates: September 28 to November 4, 2018.
Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia.
A Century of Design from the Emil Frei Studio Archives
November 9 to January 27, 2019.
Sacred Transmitted is a unique exhibition featuring stained glass window designs from the archives of
the Emil Frei & Associates, one of the most recognized stained-glass production studios
of the Midwest United States; their work is found in over one thousand churches in
the United States and beyond. The studio is best known for trail blazing the modern
stained-glass movement, in a variety of styles, and has received acclaim on a national
level, including in Time Magazine. They have been awarded interfaith awards and awards
in faith and form. The studio is highly regarded in fields of Architecture, Liturgical
Design, and Art for religious spaces and have made windows for Baptist, Episcopal,
Catholic, Lutheran Methodist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches. While their windows
can be seen around the country, their designs have never left the archives. Featuring
over 80 watercolor and ink designs displayed for the first time, this exhbition showcases
the true scope of of The Emil Frei studios artistic production a century on.
Co-curator William Frank, BA '06, is artist-in-residence with Emil Frei & Associates.
His extensive portfolio of selected large-scale projects includes churches, hospitals
Curator/s: William Frank and Christina Hayes Haley
Exhibition Dates: November 9 to January 27, 2019
Reception: Friday, November 9, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia.
More than 100 volunteers arrived on campus this morning to welcome the Class of 2022, helping unload vehicles and move boxes. "As of now I have moved 16 fridges, and the record I hear is 19," said orientation leader Joe Griesbauer, BA '19.
This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.