Students From Two Universities Take Alternative Spaces To the Design District
Dallas, TX, 11/21/2011
published by D Magazine: Front Row
Times of late seem ripe for taking to the streets, and last weekend, two Dallas-area universities did exactly that, though not in protest.
The taken street wasDragon St., that unofficial Dallas arts district, and the venue featured two moving trucks posing as art galleries. Lights ablaze, the alternative art venues signaled a cooperative stance of community inclusion by the area’s commercial galleries. Embracing these temporary venues fosters a symbiotic relationship between the local rent paying, bricks-and-mortar galleries and the fresh ideas and exploration of energetic students. Capitalizing on the sustained efforts of the gallery owners to draw a crowd, the student-initiated projects also provide the district with a quirky spectacle and infectious enthusiasm while further bolstering the already significant cluster marketing.
I have been invited to lecture or talk for a prolonged period of time about my art.
University of North Texas: College of Visual and Performing Arts in Denton, TX has invited me to discuss my art with the 2D foundations students this afternoon. Apparently they have a couple hundred students and a huge projection screen which my work will be shown on. The bigger the better…
I have also been invited to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania as a Guest Artist in April. I will be giving a presentation on my art, a demonstration of how I utilize gunpowder to make art, and visiting several studios.
I recently co-jurored the Young American Talent 2010 regional high school exhibition at El Centro College, Dallas.
I will also be doing portfolio reviews for ISAS 2010 Fine Arts Restival at St. Mark’s College Prep in Dallas in April. I will be doing a workshop of some sort… I don’t think they want me to do the gunpowder demo for a bunch of 15 and 16 year old boys. Go figure.