UT Dallas This Week in the Arts – Nov. 17


chinesecultureweekChinese Culture Week

Monday – Friday, November 17 – 21, Times and Locations Vary, Free

Chinese Culture Week organized by the Confucius Institute at UT Dallas is a series of cultural, social and educational events highlighting the diverse culture and rich history of China. The annual weeklong festival features exhibitions, lectures, performances, movies and other various Chinese cultural activities. It provides the participants an opportunity of experiencing authentic culture and heritage of China.

Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition 
Monday-Friday, November 17 – 21, Lobby of Jonsson Performance Hall

Chinese Karaoke 
Tuesday, November 18, 7 – 9 p.m., Jonsson 5.504

Lecture: “Understanding Zen Enlightenment through its Practice”
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Zen Meditation & Fitness Workshop 
Thursday, November 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Movie: “The Monkey King” 
Friday, November 21, 7 p.m., Jonsson 4.614

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REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV Launch Party

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., Visual Arts Building, Free

For over two decades, REUNION: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe. Join us as we celebrate the launch of REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV with live performances and readings. Food and drinks will be provided.

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ATEC Crowdfunding Month

November 06 – December 05

ATEC Crowdfunding Month is a period of 30 days where ongoing crowdfunding campaigns run or assisted by ATEC faculty and/or students are promoted throughout ATEC, and across the UT Dallas campus.

This year’s four projects are:

  • Creative Disturbance – ATEC students and faculty seek $20,000 for an international network and podcast platform supporting collaboration among the arts, sciences and new technologies communities.
  • Innerspace – ATEC students seek $25,000 to complete their highly stylized and original independent video game.
  • 3D360 for Blue Highway – An ATEC student seeks $12,000 for 360 degree / 3D camera equipment to film shorts from a feature length film for the Oculus Rift.
  • Up in the Sky, Down on the Ground – An ATEC student seeks $6,000 for a short, light-hearted animated film.

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draftsmanHallehooplahDraftsman of the Apocalypse curated by Heyd Fontenot

November 1 – December 13, CentralTrak, Free

Hosted by CentralTrak, this exhibition depicts both observational and visionary illustration in order to conjure images of mankind’s eventual doom. Everyday life is frightening enough and current news supplies documentarians with more than enough ammunition. For the fantasist artist, religion, folklore and cinema are ready to inspire and steer the topic toward the macabre. Perhaps these visions are offered to the public in the form of cautionary premonition and sermon: “Beware! Change your wicked ways or be forever damned in this misery”.

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Behind Closed Doors

October 24 – December 12, Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery, Free

In this exhibition the viewer is being given a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.

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Nieto are you just going to stand thereRuben Nieto: Paintings

October 24 – December 12, Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor, Free

Nieto’s exposure to comic books in his youth has left an indelible impression on him and, by proxy, on everyone who views his current paintings. His work has an impact greater than the sum of its fragmented, reconstituted parts, including the unorthodox process by which the paintings are made. Nieto digitally “shreds” and reassembles images taken from comic books, then sends the electronic files to academically trained artists at the Beijing Academy in China, who paint the images on canvas.

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A-a-a-a are you just going to stand there,
2010, oil on canvas, 48″x72″

The opening of Parking Structure 3 and the addition of spaces to existing surface lots has made it easier to find parking for your favorite events. Click here to find out more.

Due to on-going campus construction, please visit Pardon Our Progress to keep updated with the latest construction projects

Due to construction, the box office location at the University Theatre will be closed until January 2015.
Tickets will be sold from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday at 972-883-2552 or online.
The Venue Box Office will open one hour prior to show time.
Tickets purchased in advance will be held at Will Call and may be picked up prior to show time.


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