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 exhibition 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.
Image: Lyle Novinski in his studio, photo by Garry Kano
Lyle Novinski, professor emeritus of art at University of Dallas, has lived in Irving
for over 50 years, teaching, making art and raising his family. This exhibition, organized
by Irving Arts Center, highlights the work produced during his long career, as well
as his seminal role in developing the art program at UD, and his contributions as
a designer of liturgical spaces.
Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, October 7, 2 – 4 p.m. (Artist Talk begins at 3:30 p.m.).
Where: Irving Art Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062.
The University of Dallas is proud to announce another year of record-breaking enrollment. Record freshmen classes within five of the last seven years have contributed to this milestone. The Class of 2022, comprised of nearly 380 students, is one of the university's largest entering classes in its more than 60-year history.
As many as 100 classical school teachers will receive scholarships this year as the University of Dallas intensifies its efforts within the classical education arena. The university also plans to bring on two new tenure-track faculty members, each devoted primarily to one of two programs in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Next week kicks off the long-held junior class tradition, Charity Week -- and as the UD community gathers on Monday, Oct. 15, Catholics around the world also celebrate the feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, Virgin, Doctor of the Church. Lasting through Saturday, Oct. 20, the entire University of Dallas campus will raise funds for two nonprofits that align with the university's Catholic identity.