Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Association for India's Development - Weekly meeting Sunday, Apr 20
(11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Weekly volunteer meeting for all new and existing volunteers along with chapter officers.

Spring 2014 Programming Clubs for School Students Sunday, Apr 20
(9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: ECSS building in UTD, off-site locations in Coppell & Allen.

Computer Programming Clubs will be run for school students on Saturdays & Sundays in UT Dallas, Coppell and Allen. See for details.

Onomatopoeia - Improv Night Sunday, Apr 20
(7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Get ready to exercise your Improv skills! Similar to the show: Whose Line is it Anyway?, players will play various games testing their skill and wit to provide a scene for the audience from the top of their head!

Newman Catholic Ministry - Easter Party Sunday, Apr 20
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Members, their guests, and any UTD students that wish to attend will celebrate Easter with activities.

Omega Delta Phi - Chapter Meeting Sunday, Apr 20
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Spring 2014 weekly chapter meetings for Omega Delta Phi.

Kappa Delta Chi (Colony) - Meeting Sunday, Apr 20
(8 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

We will be having our Executive Board and Colony Meeting.

Spring 2014 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 2nd 8-week Session Tuesday, Mar 25 - Monday, Apr 21 ]]> Code Yellow Friday, Mar 28 - Saturday, Apr 26

March 28 - April 26, 2014
Reception: Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery


In a co-curatorial expose’, six nationally/internationally acclaimed artists compare and contrast how the reality of a ‘presumed crisis’ is reflected through various interpretive mediums of visual stylization, including: editorial propaganda, documentary appropriation, image filtration, social media, personal narrative, scientific interpretation and statistical analysis. Curatorial collaborators include Janeil Engelstad, Kael Alford, Maxmillian Schich, Mona Kasra, Laray Polk and Greg Metz.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Girls Galore Friday, Mar 28 - Saturday, Apr 26 Location: Visual Arts Building, Mezzanine Gallery.

Karleen Hesselbacher Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Karleen Hesselbacher's projections, moving video paintings, question the representation of conventions of sexuality surrounding the contemporary woman. Traditionally, corsets are used to change the appearance of a woman's body and, in the past,  represented a symbol of the woman who fits the norms of society.  In today’s world, the corset can symbolize overt sexuality or what is commonly known as a kink/fetish/BDSM. The artist uses superimposed, manipulated video clips of a chorus line to project onto a mannequin torso. The secondary projection of white noise will be interrupted by the silhouettes of the viewer, forming another visual layer in the work. Static is symbolic of a failed signal giving the piece a sense of control, lost.

Comer Collection Exhibition Friday, Apr 4 - Saturday, May 3 Location: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery.

Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers, 1940 to the Present
(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Lupita Murillo Tinnen)


EXHIBITION description:

"Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers, 1940 to the Present" features documentary photographs by Ken Light, complemented by a range of works from the Comer Collection. These images represent a broad cross section of laborers from around the world, celebrating their strength and commitment. The exhibition also includes photographs by Sebastião Salgado, Joel Leivick, Marcus Bleasdale, George “Elfie” Ballis, Ernest Lowe, Arthur Leipzig, Gordon Parks, and Luis Mallo.


This exhibition marks the first decade of the Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas; the collection was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at 


Curated by Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetic Studies



Lupita Murillo Tinnen is currently a Professor of Photography and Humanities at Collin College and the faculty advisor for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) council #4780. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities with a major in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds an MFA in photography from the University of North Texas and a BA in photography from Texas A&M Commerce. Tinnen serves on the National Board of Directors for the Society for Photographic Education. As a practicing artist, her work deals primarily with cultural and personal issues stemming from her background as a first generation Mexican American. She is currently using photography to promote advocacy for the DREAM Act, a bi-partisan legislation that would allow undocumented college students a path toward citizenship. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the US.



Thursday, April 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor

Code Yellow Saturday, Apr 12 - Saturday, May 17 Location: CentralTrak.

Code Yellow Caution-Crisis-Critique: A curatorial exercise exploring systems of real and perceived warnings

April 12 – May 17, 2014
Reception: Saturday, April 12, 8-10 p.m.


 "Code Yellow", an exhibition being displayed in a joint show between the CentralTrak gallery and UTD Visual Arts Building, brings together six curators from various fields (art, journalism, network analysis, social activism) investigating issues of vulnerability, struggle and crisis. Works in the exhibition use humor, irony, empathy, direct or indirect action, data, graphic depiction, media manipulation, and social engagement to convey the various means humans express societal dilemma and moral anxiety. The wide ranging exhibition will include such artist as Spike Johnson, Andrew Blanton, Kayla Escobedo, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Gary Panter, Marian Henley, Mike Presley, David Cotterrell, Didier Sornette, Tom.š Rafa, Rudolf Sikora,V.clav Vašk┼» and Jana ┼Żelibsk.




Kael Alford,

American photojournalist and documentary photographer and videographer. Kael commenced her media career during the tumultuous wars in the Balkans between 1996 and 2003 that occurred with the fracturing of Yugoslavia. She is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (2009) and has taught in the art department of Southern Methodist University (2011-2013). In 2011 she won the highly competitive Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.


Janeil Engelstad,

The founder of MAP (Make Art with Purpose) and producer of the ‘Dallas MAP Project’, a festival and exhibition of projects that restore and preserve the environment, promote social justice, and advance human knowledge and well-being in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. She is an internationally known Artist, lecturer, social practitioner, Fulbright Scholar and an advocate for critical cultural development through the arts.


Laray Polk,

A multimedia artist and writer living in Dallas. Her articles and investigative reports have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and In These Times. As a 2009 grant recipient from The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she produced stories on the political entanglements and compromised science behind the establishment of a radioactive waste disposal site in Texas, situated in close proximity to the Ogallala Aquifer. Just published as Co-author with Noam Chomsky ‘Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe’



Mona Kasra,

A new media artist and educator currently pursuing a PhD at University of Texas at Dallas with a focus in Arts & Technology and Emerging Media & Communication. is interested in evaluating the impact, power, and politics of the image in the digital networked era by analyzing pivotal images of social change that received wide attention in the past few years. She is this years Chair of the international ‘Siggraph’ Conference.


Maxmillian Schich,

Schich's current research focuses on Complex Networks in Art History and related disciplines. His approach is based on the fact that many key phenomena in Art History, ranging from classification to the development of visual motifs (Memnosyne), exhibit true complex network structure and dynamics. Besides his Ph.D. on 'Reception and Visual Citation as Complex Networks', Max has over a decade of experience as a research consultant working with semantic network data.


Greg Metz,

A social/political artist who works in various mediums, primarily sculptural installation in non traditional situations.  He teaches gallery and exhibition studies, interventionist art and serves as Gallery Coordinator at UTD where he has curated many exhibitions.  Mr. Metz has exhibited works nationally in a variety of venues including L.A.C.E. (Las Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), National Mall in Washington D.C., Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum, and Arlington Museum among others.



The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency – 

For assistance, call 214-824-9302 or Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYTX. UT Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.  

800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

Gallery Hours: Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment, 214-824-9302