Fourteen Santa Fe galleries with connections to the University of North Texas will open their doors May 15-18 for tours in an event titled "Weaving Threads of Green: UNT in Santa Fe." Receptions to meet the artists will be held throughout the weekend to celebrate the university's legacy of artistic excellence.
More than 1,000 UNT alumni live in the Santa Fe area and many are expected to participate in the weekend's events which include a public reception with UNT President Gretchen M. Bataille from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at the historic Meem Auditorium in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, in Santa Fe.
Grammy-nominated musician Aaron White, a Native American flutist, and Doors drummer John Densmore, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree, will perform at the event. Drawings will be held to win UNT items and books by UNT alumni Bill Worrell and Jesús Moroles.
Worrell, a sculptor and painter, has works in fine art galleries and collections across the country and in private and corporate collections across the world. Moroles, a renowned granite sculptor, has works in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka, Japan, and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Worrell and Moroles will be available for autographs at the reception.
In addition, Worrell will be featured in a "Meet the Artist" reception, open to the public, from 2 to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Frank Howell Gallery.
Moroles will be available for a "Meet the Artist" reception, also open to the public, from 1 to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Tony Altermann Gallery. The artist will conduct a walking tour of the Altermann Sculpture Garden, which features his works.
A complete guide of galleries participating in the Weaving Threads of Green gallery tours will be available throughout the weekend in Santa Fe. Some of the participating galleries include:
- The Frank Howell Gallery featuring the works of Worrell, a 1974 UNT graduate;
- The Tony Altermann Gallery featuring the works of Moroles, a 1978 UNT graduate; (Altermann earned degrees from UNT in 1965 and 1968);
- McLarry Fine Art featuring the works of Donna Howell-Sickles;
- The Manitou Gallery;
- The Ventana Gallery;
- Gallery 822;
- The Windsor-Betts Gallery;
- The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; and
- Artisans Art Supply.
- For more information, call 940-565-3480 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNT News Service Press Release
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