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BY ASHLEY GRANT
A while dump truck with orange
rust stains marking its age remains
permanentlyparked next to asmall
pond outside the Art Building's doors. Tall
yellow sunflowers and other plants sprout
from the makeshift garden falling out of
tile back of I lie truck, a piece of art that
has ingrained itself into IISfTs campus as
much as any building or sidewalk.
The installation, created by Bulgarian-
born artist Daniel Bozhkoy, is one of
more tlian 80 works scattered throughout
campus for "\rl in Public Places,'' the
unm;jsll\'s collection of | ml >1 if art.
"Through the lens of art, you get to
know the campus," said Vicloria DeGuir,
registrar for Art in Public Places. "They
[the art] help tell the story of tl5£C?>
Art in Public Places at TINT has its
very own self-guided walking tour, Art
Path, open to students or anyone curious
about llie hi.sloiy of the campus. The tour
highlights 36 artworks and offers a brief
description of how each of I lie piedes
came to call LAThoine.
DeGuir said each and every piece of art
in tire Collection has its own stoiy to tell,
some more convoluted than others, such
as "The Student" sculpture in Chilton
"It was originally placed in the
men's dormitory and disappeared for
a number of years. While the building
was being renovated it was found buried
underground,j® DeGuir said.
The university eventually restored the
broken and battered sculpture, although
it's not I lie eight-foot giant it once was.
The Art Path began in 2009 under
former (AT President Gretclien Bataille,
who wanted to capitalize on the art already
on campus and acquire new additions,
said Tracee Robertson, director of the
Shortly after its inception., Bataille
implemented the "Percent for Art Policy''
to acquire new works for buildings
scheduled for construction or renovation,
"It states that for any new construction
or renovation proj eet above & certain dollar
amount, one percent of the funds is to be
set aside for tire commission or purchase,
as well as maintenance of artwork for thai
location," she said.
When renovation or construction
projects first get underway, tire Art in
Public Places committee begins talks
will i the people "Who live Or work in I hose
locations .about what should be placed in
the public areas of the buildings.
"We communicate with the people at
major renovations, about how the artwork
is going to function in that building and
how it's going to serve UKr students and
the Community" DeGuir said. "We then
liaise with artists and artist professionals
to lo ok at a list of artists who are interested
in submitting either* project proposals or
DeGuir said in tire future, the Art in
Public I'laces committee hopes to: do
more extensive research ori the artworks
and Create a large catalog that the general
public can access.
Robertson, who is also a LfcT alumna,
said she had personally learned a lot about
the history of the university through the
public art displayed on campus. She said
people on campus and in the Denton
community could stand to leam from the
public art, too.
"It provides more than just aesthetics,"
she. said. "It creates a sense;of belonging."
Brochures and maps are available al (he
Dean's Office in the Gollege ofArsual Arts
and Design as well as in the Union.
Those seeking a more structured route,
or more information about the works,
can request a docent to accompany the
tour, a guide who is capable of dishing
out information that can't be found in
I lie confining spaces of the Art Path's
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