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November 2017 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

 

CAC Spring 2017 Brochure
Our Spring 2018 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 20th and classes will be available to register by the end of the month. In the meantime, why not sign for a workshop? November offerings include Holiday Glass Ornaments (Fri, Nov 10), Abstract Meditative Painting (Sat, Nov 11), Encaustic: Monotypes (Sat, Nov 11), Intro to Encaustic (Sat, Nov 11), Artist Books for the Holidays (Sun, Nov 12) and many more…

CAC Holiday Office Hours
The CAC office will be closed Thursday – Sunday (11/23 – 11/26) and will reopen Monday (11/27) resuming normal office hours. Class times will continue or postpone as scheduled with each individual class. Please contact your instructor if you are unsure if your class has been postponed until after the holiday weekend.

Join us at Klyde Warren Park and NorthPark Center
Stop by Klyde Warren Park for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2-4pm on Sunday, November 12th. Then later in the month join us for NorthPark Center’s Reindeer Park event on Friday, November 24th from 11am-2 pm. All events will have plenty of family-friendly art activities.

ArtAbility @ CAC
The next ArtAbility event is scheduled for November 18th, 2-4pm. The workshop, designed for young adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, will feature three mediums for students to explore, such as ceramics, mixed media, painting, mosaic, sculpture, etc. Reservations are necessary, please call (214) 320-1275 to make yours!

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
Join us for the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash on November 11th. We’ll be set up from 10 am to 5 pm at the “make and take” table creating fun and festive holiday crafts.

On Creativity…
In Oaxaca creativity is not just something people pursue, it’s imbedded in how they live their lives. I’m here this week for Dia de
los Muertos and can’t help but feel I’m a lucky particle inside a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, tastes, sounds, aromas and rhythms.
Expression is everywhere and is valued as a vital part of life. You can thank the indigenous cultures which are the main ingredient (with a dash of colonialism) of this artful living. Whether it’s hand-painting colorful wooden sculptures with an agave paintbrush, shaping black pottery, hand weaving intricate textiles or cooking one of the seven famed mole dishes, “doing” and “making” are intertwined with being.
In Oaxaca there is a beautiful union between the sacred and the everyday, and nowhere is that more expressed in its Dia de los Muertos festival. During this time the living come together to rejoice the return of their ancestors. The joy, humility and devotion is present throughout the celebration.
If you want to partake in creativity on steroids, come to Oaxaca and expect to be bewitched.

Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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