Time to Create

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From an augmented reality musical performance app to art depicting the resiliency of the human spirit, three UNT professors will pursue creative projects as the 2020-21 Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Faculty Fellows. The program enables UNT faculty to focus on creative endeavors for a semester and then bring their enhanced perspectives to teaching.

Elaine Pawlowicz, associate professor of drawing and painting in the College of Visual Arts and Design, will be creating a body of new paintings following trips to Joshua Tree National Park, South Africa and Kenya to depict how emotional politics can be harnessed to create social change.

Drew Schnurr, assistant professor of composition and media arts in the College of Music, is developing ARCH (Augmented Reality Concert Hall), an app that will facilitate an immersive interactive classical music concert hall experience.

Sally Vahle, associate professor of voice and acting in the Department of Dance and Theatre, will collaborate on the play, Dear Donald, Dear Hillary (Their Secret Correspondence), which will be performed at theatre festivals in the U.S. and Canada later this year.

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