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The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts

The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) is located in Denton, Texas and is a part of the University of North Texas. Since 1990, NTIEVA has promoted the philosophy that a comprehensive education in the visual arts can increase learning capacity in children. Activities focus on staff development and the implementation of comprehensive arts education programs. The Institute is committed to continuing its involvement in research and development efforts related to cutting-edge issues in arts education.

The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts Projects

No Deal in the New Deal: An Unrealized Mural Project
No Deal in the New Deal: An Unrealized Mural Project

This piece examines in detail a proposal for the Longview, Texas, Post Office mural project. The mural was part of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture Relief Program for artists during the Great Depression. Unrealized, the proposal made by Denton artist Coreen Mary Spellman surfaced in near pristine condition during the spring […]


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Texas Skies
Texas Skies

Through a painting, an artist can tell a story. Even though the sound of thunder or the feel of a cold and rainy day cannot be reproduced on canvas, an artist can create visions that help the viewer remember these things. Art can call to mind memories of puffy white clouds on hot summer afternoons […]


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The Dignity of Work
The Dignity of Work

The dignity of hard work will always be a part of the Texas mentality. Work is important not only as a contribution to both family and community, but also as a measure of self-worth and a source of self-esteem. It is prevalent in the history of Texas, the culture of Texans, and the art that […]


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Visions of Texas
Visions of Texas

Artists look at the world with fresh eyes, then take that unique vision and create a way to share it. A passerby may look at the characteristics of the land around them and find the plants too prickly, the water too murky, or the sky too grey to be interesting, but an artist has the […]


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