Internationally known artists to discuss work as UNT determines public art for new Art Building

Public Art and Grant Writing Symposium, a three-day event featuring internationally known artists who are finalists to create public art for the new Art Building, sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Art in Public Places program and the College of Visual Arts and Design.

The artists are:

  • Mark Dion – American conceptual artist whose installations frequently use nature and science
  • Jim Campbell – San Francisco-based artist known for using LED lights in his public art and installations
  • Jean Shin – New York City-based artist who takes everyday objects to use in sculptures, videos and installations
  • Matthew Ritchie – British artist who uses drawings, paintings and installations to represent the vastness of the universe
  • Humberto Campana – Brazilian-based designer who, with his brother Fernando, takes ordinary materials to make furniture


  • Keynote panel discussion
    • 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 8 (Friday)
  • Percent for Art Finalist Lectures
    • 1-6 p.m. Sept. 8 (Friday)
    • 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 11 (Monday)
  • Public Art Workshop (for students only)
    • 10 a.m. Sept. 9 (Saturday)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (for students only)
    • 1 p.m. Sept. 9 (Saturday)

UNT’s University Union
1155 Union Circle

  • Keynote panel discussion and lectures are in Room 333
  • Public art workshop is in Room 385

$2.25 per hour (credit card only) in the Union Circle Parking Garage at 350 Welch Street in Denton
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