Pursuing the arts has value

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Models walk the runway at the UT 2013 Fashion Show Transcend held at Frank Erwin Center. The annual show featured the works of 23 textile and apparel seniors displaying a range of textures, material and designs. 

Photo Credit: Gabriella Belzer | Daily Texan Staff

In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “The world is but a canvas for our imagination.” How we express our imagination varies, but it is most often demonstrated through the arts. Here at UT, students have numerous opportunities to engage with the arts — through music, photography and fashion. This Forum issue highlights two diverse artistic initiatives currently on campus. One is the music of Pakistani students from the National Academy of Performing Arts here through a grant from the State Department and the South Asia Institute. The other is the work of current textiles and apparel students in preparation for the UT Fusion Fashion Show to be put on by the University Fashion Group on April 23. 

Malik is a Plan II, business honors and finance junior from Austin.