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The Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1903 when UNT was North Texas Normal College. The series has grown over the past century while never losing sight of its purpose. In all our endeavors we hope to enrich UNT students' lives and provide a higher quality of life here at North Texas. As the Fine Arts Series enters its 109th season, we hope to entertain and educate our campus community by presenting an exciting series of performing, visual, and literary arts events. All UNT Fine Arts Series performances are presented free of charge to UNT students.
UNT Art Gallery
September 19th, 2013 – November 2nd, 2013
Opening Reception September 19th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Curator’s gallery talk with participating artists September 19th 6:00 pm
Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian
No Tickets Required
This group exhibition of eight contemporary artists from around the country highlights artworks that explore the myriad ways artists have shaped—or commented upon—our viewing of our natural world through decoration, fantasy, pattern, artifice and ornament. Participating artists are Mari Andrews, Karen Rich Beall, Roberley Bell, Gregory Euclide, Amy Gross, Judy Hoffman, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, and Beverly Penn.
Lisa Hatchadoorian has over a decade of experience in curating, conceiving, and writing about contemporary art exhibitions in the corporate, non-profit, and academic sectors. Most recently the curator at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY, Ms. Hatchadoorian currently resides in New York City.
November 14 |6 p.m. | Business Leadership Building Room 180
Free for UNT students | $5 for UNT faulty/staff/alumni | $10 for general public
Tickets at STUB info center | 940.565.3805
Screening of the documentary West of Memphis. Panel discussion with Amy Berg, Lorri Davis and Damien Echols immediately following.
Academy Award-Nominated Director of Deliver Us from Evil
Amy Berg was nominated for an Academy Award for her documentary Deliver Us From Evil. The film won several awards including: Writer’s Guild of America - Documentary Award; NY Film Critics Circle - best Non Fiction Film; International Satellite Award - Best Documentary; and Boston Film Critics-Best Documentary.
Deliver Us From Evil marks Amy Berg’s directorial debut. For the past five years, she has produced documentary segments for CNN Investigations and the CBS News program 30 Minutes of Special Assignment. Her work at CBS News earned her Emmy Awards in 2003 and 2004. In 2005, she launched Disarming Films to produce long-form documentaries for theatrical release.
Berg's reports have delved into a variety of hard-hitting topics, including: sexual assault, women in prison, clergy abuse, battered women, unsafe public playgrounds, poverty, illegal drug dispersion, illicit medical doctors and toxic pollutants. She has also produced stories on important issues relating to parenting, social welfare and innovative science and medical breakthroughs.
Prior to working at CBS, Berg researched and developed stories for Silver Creek Entertainment, a producer of segments for ABC News. Many aired on Good Morning America, 20/20, and Extra. In addition, she has written numerous articles for the National Organization For Women, the Jewish Journal and a number of monthly and weekly periodicals in America and France.
Her track record of tackling tough social issues piqued her interest in the subject matter of Deliver Us From Evil, and she became determined to use her wealth of contacts and resources to bring its story to the screen.
Currently, she is working on a film for the Live Earth Campaign sponsored by Al Gore. The film is about how consumer habits about the environment are contributing to the destruction of the planet. The damage is illustrated by a small village in Northern Alaska. Shishmaref, inhabited for 400 years, is facing evacuation due to rising temperatures, which are causing a reduction in sea ice, and thawing of permafrost along the coast. The reduced sea ice allows higher storm surges to reach shore and thawing permafrost makes the shoreline more vulnerable to erosion. The town's homes, water system and infrastructure are being undermined. Experts say that Shishmaref is a flash forward of many cities in the West that will have similar issues in the years to come.
Berg's next feature is Polarized, about the effect of global warming on native Alaskan culture.
Damien Echols and Lorri Davis
West Memphis Three Storytellers and Documentarians
As one of the West Memphis Three, convicted of the 1993 murder of three Arkansas boys, Damien Echols is one of few on earth to know what it means to persevere through false imprisonment and ultimately reclaim his freedom.
There were many who stood by his side through his 18 years on death row, including such high-profile artists as actor Johhny Depp, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines, and former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins. His soul-shaking story has also been the subject of three Paradise Lost documentaries from HBO.
But it is Echol’s wife Lorri Davis who has been his biggest supporter, whom he credits for taking charge of his legal efforts, leading to his 2011 Alford plea deal and release. The media also played a crucial role in Echol’s fight to clear his name, bringing to light new forensics in 2007 that revealed no DNA evidence existed to link him to the crime scene.
Today, Echols and Davis share a deeply moving and profound account of their fight to prove his innocence, giving a voice to those who are persecuted for the way they look or anyone who has experienced an injustice. Their story gives hope to those who know what it’s like to struggle against seemingly insurmountable odds.
In 2012, West of Memphis, the film they co-produced along with director Peter Jackson and producer Fran Walsh – both long-time supporters – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His memoir, Life After Death, to which Johnny Depp has optioned the movie rights, was published in September 2012.