Clicking through vacation photos on Facebook is a poor substitute for actually being there. A photo of a Hawaiian beach makes me feel less like the sun is warming my face as the tide rolls in and more like I need fewer braggart friends. But maybe the communication breakdown is not the subject but the medium. University of North Texas Regents Professor Harlan Butt tries to convey the experience of being in some of the best-known national parks through detailed metal and enamel vessels and haiku poetry in the National Parks Project exhibition at UNT on the Square. The show includes pieces that evoke Denali, Olympic, Yellowstone and Arches National Parks. See the free exhibition at 109 N. Elm St. in Denton through November 22 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (till 8 p.m. on Thursdays) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu.
Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. & 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. & 1-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts: Nov. 7. Continues through Nov. 22, 2011