THE BUSINESS OF ART: PUBLIC ART 101
at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)
Saturday, September 13, 2014
DALLAS: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announces the workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101 for emerging artists interested in pursuing opportunities in public art. The workshop takes place Saturday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.Tickets are $25 in advance / $35 at the door, and include lunch and seminar resource materials. Tickets can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com or by calling 214-914-1099. The program is funded in part by The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts and ArtNewsDFW.com.
Public Art 101opens with a presentation about the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, which includes information about submissions, proposal development, the selection process and contracting. A panel discussion will take place after lunch featuring presentations about public art opportunities by organizations, neighborhood associations and private institutions.
Speakers during the morning session include, Artists Brad Oldham, Carlos Donjuan and Art Garcia. Representatives from the Public Art Committee for the City of Dallas, John Spriggins and Aja Martin, and City of Dallas Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos, Ph.D. will also lead presentations.
The afternoon session provides information about additional public art opportunities with presentations by Pastor Demetri Cotton of the Goodwill Baptist Church Public Art Program, Aurora founders Joshua King and Shane Pennington, David Lyles with the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s Spare Parts Public Art Program, and Jeremy McKane with the Jeremy McKane Gallery. Resource materials will be available for participants at the conclusion of the workshop.
Public Art 101 is part of the Business of Art workshop series presented by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Creative Arts Center, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Proceeds from these events, in part, benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund.
For more information, to request photos or additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood at 214-670-4428 or by email at Margaret.Fullwood@dallascityhall.com.
CITY OF DALLAS PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
The City of Dallas Public Art Program, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp
CITY OF DALLAS/OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.
CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.
DALLAS ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION (DADA)
The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.
MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.org for more information.
NORTH TEXAS BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
The North Texas BusinessCouncilforthe Arts(NTBCA)isanonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts. BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.
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