Fine Arts Series Committee


Membership: 5 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate; 5 staff members appointed by the UNT Staff Council; 2 ex-officio faculty or staff members appointed by the VP for Student Development; and 6 student representatives appointed by the President of the UNT Student Government Association, and 2 graduate students appointed by the Graduate Student Council. The VP for Student Development shall designate 1 of the 2 ex-officio members (he/she names to the committee) to serve as co-chairperson of the committee. The student co-chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the President of the Student Government Association.

Terms: 3 yrs for faculty members (no more than 2 consecutive terms; staggered); student member terms shall be 1 year.
 * Indicates second term

Faculty Senate Appointees:

  • Group A-L 1: VACANT (Natesan)
  • Group A-L 2: Ana Lopez (CVAD) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group A-L 3: Gwen Nisbett (JOUR) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group A-L 4: Hakan Tarakci (ITDS) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group A-L 5: Tatiana Filosofova (WLLC) - Term Ends 2020

Student Affairs Division Appointees:

  • Mike Fleming, Fine Arts Series Coordinator
  • Erica Garza, FSA Graduate Assistant

Staff Senate Appointees:

  • Amy Armstrong - Communication Specialist, URCM
  • Tracee Robertson - Director, UNT Art Galleries, CVAD
  • Katie McCoy- Event Coordinator, Murchison Performing Arts Center
  • Susan Sanders - CVAD Development Director, CVAD
  • Megan Heber - Director of Communications, URCM

Student Government Association Appointees:

  • Brightyn Patterson
  • Keaton Hare
  • Michael Luecke
  • Madison Ripley
  • Anjali Sebastian

Graduate Student Council:

  • Megan Bailey
  • Juan Loya

Committee Charges:

  • Develop and present a well balanced cultural program of the performing, visual, and literary arts for presentation on the campus during AY 2019-20.
  • Publicize presentations in a timely manner throughout the academic year.
  • On an ongoing basis, seek additional funding for the committee’s cultural programs of the performing, visual, and literary arts.
  • Enhance cooperative communication with colleges, schools, and departments on campus to identify future programs and support for fine arts series programs and presentations.

Goals for 2015 – 2016 Season:

The Fine Arts Series is committed to providing the students of the University of North Texas with access to world class artists and performances. As always, we strive to present a well-balanced season of performing, visual, and literary arts events. The proposed performances for the 2015-2016 Fine Arts Series are:

  • Permanence & Impermanence exhibition at the UNT Art Galleries
  • RJ Mitte, actor from Emmy award winning series “Breaking Bad”
  • Artist Jarrett Krosoczka – illustration and graphic design workshops
  • Eighth Blackbird – presented by the College of Music
  • Artist Siona Benjamin at the UNT Art Galleries
  • W. Kamau Bell, social advocate
  • Don Quixote, Indian cultural dance
  • Brandon Stanton, photographer, Humans of New York
  • PANAMA 500 w/ Danilo Perez, Gomez Residency, Presented by the College of Music
  • African Dance & Music Festival– Presented by the College of Music
  • 15th Annual Campus Songwriter Competition

The Fine Arts Series will continue to gather demographic data through card swiping, and we will continue to pass out surveys to audience members in order to measure our progress.  With the assessment data gathered in the 111th season, we will focus our efforts to increase attendance and awareness of the Fine Arts Series by:

  • Increased marketing efforts to students in arts related programs and schools
  • Strengthen efforts to reach out to students for programming suggestions
  • Reinforce the connection with faculty members as a means of targeting advertising to students

Fine Arts Series Committee Annual Report 2014-2015