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CVAD Gallery Exhibition: "Everybody's Bolos" & Symposium

By College of Visual Arts and Design Galleries

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 12pm to 8pm

+ 8 dates

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12pm to 8pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 12pm to 5pm
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 12pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 12pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12pm to 8pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 12pm to 5pm
  • Friday, April 26, 2024 12pm to 8pm

1201 W. Mulberry St., Room 160, Denton, TX 76201 #UNTCVAD
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"Everybody's Bolos" displays the work of 30 contemporary artists invited to bring their unique voices to bear on the bolo tie format. The exhibition was co-organized and co-curated by Ana M. Lopez, professor of Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, at the University of North Texas; Brian Fleetwood, assistant professor of Studio Art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and citizen of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma; and Hannah Toussaint, metalsmith and craft artist, UNT alum and current M.F.A. candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.


Everybody’s Bolos: Inclusivity through Craft

An exhibition of 30 contemporary bolo ties from a variety of perspectives.


"Everybody's Bolos"
Feb. 6­–May 10, 2024
CVAD Gallery, UNT Art Building, Room 160
Reception: Feb. 8, 5–7 p.m.
Free | Open to the Public
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Instagram: @EverybodysBolos

Gallery Hours

CVAD Gallery, Room 160
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon–5 p.m.
Thursday: Fall & Spring: Noon–8 p.m. | Summer: Noon–5 p.m.
Sunday–Monday: Closed
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"Everybody's Bolos" explores the expressive potential of the bolo tie, its history in marginalized communities, and its current relevance as a gender-neutral form of adornment. This research will bring about a new art piece and be the basis for this traveling exhibition of contemporary interpretations of the bolo tie, along with an accompanying catalog essay.


"On a deeper level, this exhibition is about recognizing stereotypes, exploring them, and expanding beyond their limitations through the agency and inclusivity of craft," Lopez says.

Event Details

  • Holly Beth Hutzell
  • Jannely Emely Gutierrez

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