Division ofStudent Affairs

Fine Arts Series

About

The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1903 when UNT was North Texas Normal College. The series has grown over the past century while never losing sight of its purpose. In all our endeavors we hope to enrich UNT students' lives and provide a higher quality of life here at North Texas.

As the Fine Arts Series enters its 111th season, we hope to entertain and educate our campus community by presenting an exciting series of performing, visual, and literary arts events. All UNT Fine Arts Series performances are presented free of charge to UNT students.  In honor of the commitment that Dr. and Mrs. Rawlins have for UNT students and the Arts, the students at UNT proudly propose to rename this series The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.

Alice Giles

October 22, 2014 | 8 p.m. 
Murchison Performing Arts Center

Alice Giles has been celebrated as one of the world's leading harp soloists. Giles' presentation will include a recital of works for haro, to be performed on electro-acoustic (electric) harp rather than the traditional acoustic harp. Her presentation will also include reflections from the diaries of C.T. MAdigan, part of the first Australasian Antarctica Expedition (1911-1914).

 

 

Actors from the London Stage

Residency Week | October 28 - November 1, 2014 
Performances October 28 & November 1 | 8 p.m. 
UNT Main Audutorium


Actors from the London Stage is an educational and theatrical program that brings a troupe of five classically trained actors from major English theatres to college campuses for week-long residencies. The London actors explore the relationship of page and stage, language and meaning.

 

 

Collections, Cultures and Collaborations

Curated by Tempestt Hazel 
January 29 - March 7, 2015
Opening reception | January 29 | 5 - 7 p.m.
UNT Art Gallery 

Tempestt Hazel is an independent curator, writer, arts advocate and co-founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a non-profit organization that documents and engages in the visual arts in Chicago. She is currently the Professional Development Manager at the Chicago Artists Coalition. At UNT, Hazel proposes to research the modern and postmodern artwork within the CVAD Permanent Collection and find a common theme amongst the works. The project is conducted in tandem with graduate student research in CVAD's Art Education and Art History Department through CVAD's Collections, Cultures and Collaborations series.

 

 

Bobby McFerrin

Gomez Residency Artist | February 2-5, 2015 
Performance | February 5 | 8 p.m.
Murchison Performing Arts Center 

Bobby McFerrin is a ten-time Grammy winning musician. His latest album, "spirityouall", is a blusey, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehnadedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with YO-YO Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances.

 

 

ELENI of SPARTA

February 20, 2015 | 8 p.m.
UNT Main Auditorium

ELENI of Sparta is an Indo Greek retelling of the life of "Helen of Troy" conceptualized, choreographed and presented by Rajika Puri.

 

 

Laverne Cox

"Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood"
February 24, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Murchison Performing Arts Center 

Laverne Cox ia an actress, producer and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Her program explores how the intersections of race, class and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding her courage to step into womanhood as she always knew at her heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance and love.

 

 

Bill Rosemann

"Marvel: Inside the World's Most Heroic Brand"
February 27, 2015 | 7 p.m. 
UNT Main Auditorium  

In the footsteps of celebrated comic book legend, Stan Lee, comes comic industry veteran Bill Rosemann, who creates superhero stories and characters that resonate with audiences of all ages. From Marvel to DC Comics and back to House of Ideas, Rosemann has worked alongside the industry's top creators, while writing and editing titles tarring famous characters such as Spider Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Batman. Inspirational and entertaining, Rosemann gives audiences a rare look inside the world of an iconic brand while dispensing insights into what we can learn from these larger-than-life characters to tap into our own super-human potential.

 

 

Daniel Roth

April 22, 2015 | 8 p.m.
UNT Main Auditorium

Daniel Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading Frnech organ virtuosos, and has help several prestigious positions as an artist and teacher. Renowned for his brilliant interpretations of organ literature and for his thrilling improvisations, which are regularly included in his concert programs, Daniel Roth concertized extensively throughout Europe, Great Britain, The United States, Scandanavia, Japan and Korea.

 

 

14th Annual Campus Songwriters Competition

April 28, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Gateway Ballroom 34

The 14th Annual Campus Songwriters Competition will present the best student songwriters from UNT. Students will compete for the trop prize and an invitation to peform at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Students can submit their original works for consideration in March 2015. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates.

 

 

African Cultural Dance and Music Festival

April 11, 2015 | 8 p.m.
Voertman Hall

The Annual African Cultural Festival of Traditional Ethinic Music and Dance is a yearlu events that brings professional musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa, USA, India, Brazil and Cuba to showcase the World Music and Dance.

Ticketing Information

Unless specified, tickets are available at the Information Center in STUB, or by calling (940) 565-3805. Free tickets are available for UNT students with a valid ID and discounted tickets are available for UNT faculty, and staff.

Accommodations

Persons needing special assistance should contact TTY at (800) 735-2989Call: (800) 735-2989 a minimum of one week in advance of the program.