Art Spotlight: Earrings and self-expression

What started as a hobby for senior English major Michelle Ciacchella turned into a creative outlet when she did a project with plaster for her 3D design class. Using leftover materials to...

Artist Spotlight: Annabelle Nicholas

Graphic t-shirts have become a staple of modern mass-production fashion, placing emphasis on quantity over quality. Annabelle Nicholas, a freshman art major and photography editor of The University News, strives to bring...

Artist Spotlight: Michael Pianta

The Art Village at the University of Dallas provides a reclusive refuge for the artistic talents of UD, pursuing the heights of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. One of these talents is...

Artist Spotlight: Natalie Lett

The two final projects for art majors at UD, junior and senior synopsis, consist of a display of all the most important projects an art major has produced up to that point,...

Artist Spotlight: Mother of God, Mother of All

In the Intermediate Painting I class, students are given a semester-long project that serves as their final for the course. The specific parameters of this project, such as the subject, the medium...

Makenna Connors: Art as self-expression

Given free reign, freshman art history major Makenna Connors was tasked with a cut-out project that consisted of sketching out a design on a white sheet of paper and then transferring it...

Gracie Morris: a study on how light affects color

Junior art major, Gracie Morris, recalled a project from her freshman year in which their task was to find an object and paint it at two different times of day.

Art Spotlight: ‘The Oresteia’ by Quinn Kelsch

This is a diptych, called 'The Oresteia', depicting two related moments from the Agamemnon. First is the moment when Agamemnon "puts on the yoke of necessity" and decides to...

Art Spotlight: “In-N-Out on a Friday Night”

My husband and I were in the habit of going out to eat every Friday (and we were kind of going through an In-N-Out phase). When this project was assigned, we had...

Art Spotlight: “Self-Portrait” by Eva Poulsen

Artist's description : In this self-portrait, I wanted to be surrounded by objects that take up space in my everyday life and makeup part of my identity. I’m...

Students’ snow day shenanigans photographed

Hannah Wilmes immediately grabbed her camera when she saw the snow. The sophomore business major, a Missouri native, is no stranger to snowfall. However, many of her friends had...

Art Spotlight: “Exit” by Susanna McNichol

"Exit" is oil on-canvas; a depiction of man's attempts at escapism resulting in the fall and his traversal through the depths bringing him to the truth of the incarnation. 

Art Spotlight: “A Winter Project” by Paula Chang

This "Winter Project" is a porcelain sake set fired with a copper red glaze.

Art Spotlight: “Daniel 3:57-88” by Marguerite Mitchell

Artist Description: This is a still life in oil that was inspired by the verse of Daniel 3:57-88. The entire painting represents creation’s calling to give praise to God. Each object is...

Art Spotlight: “A Study in Light” by Gracie Morris

Artist Description: Featuring the same fire hydrant outside of Braniff painted at two different times of day. One painted at 6 p.m. (left) and the other at 3 a.m. (right) captures how...