This summer, the Greater Denton Arts Council spotlights poetry, murals, paintings and other works all created in response to the pandemic. Join Art&Seek and GDAC for a virtual discussion with the artists of the exhibition, Soul Art Renewal. Hear about the experiences that inspired their work featured in the show.
- Jennifer Bates
Bates is the exhibitions coordinator at the Greater Denton Arts Council. Born and raised in Denton, Jenny has been working for GDAC for 4 years. Ten years of exhibition design and development experience have included time working for art centers, international diplomacy centers, presidential libraries, and small local history museums in Texas, Virginia, and Washington DC. Jenny holds degrees from Baylor University, The George Washington University, and is working on a degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.
- Kathy J. Brown
Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education of the UNT College of Visual Art and Design. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses. Recently, her hand-sewn fibers piece, a “garment” of African-inspired and African-printed fabrics titled “Clothes You Can’t Remove: Pre and Post Breonna Taylor,” was accepted to the 2021 Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The piece also won first place in its category at the Texas Art Education Association Annual Members Show.
- Treena Muir
Muir studied graphic design and photography in England and currently works as a senior designer and art director in North Texas. In addition to being a professional designer, she owns her own portrait photography business, TM Imagery.
- Stephen Souris
Souris is an English professor at Texas Woman's University where he teaches American literature . He is also the producer of Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group at the Denton South Branch Library.