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Creative Arts Center Presents Exhibition at the Moody Performance Hall for Dallas Arts Month

CREATIVE ARTS CENTER PRESENTS EXHIBITION
AT THE MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL FOR DALLAS ARTS MONTH
“From Nine to Ninety:  A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock” 
On View from April 2 to June 17
DALLAS – March 28, 2018 

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will present an exhibition of 19 contemporary sculptures from sculptor Rob Pollock, a long-time student at CAC, who studied under the school’s founder Octavio Medellin. From Nine to Ninety: A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock will be presented in collaboration with the Moody Performance Hall and opens April 2 in celebration of Dallas Arts Month. The exhibit will be on view through June 17 and there will be a special artist reception on Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm in honor of the 90-year-old, self-taught sculptor.

According to Diana Pollak, Executive Director of the Creative Arts Center, the exhibit will celebrate the life work of Rob Pollock, who has also donated his collection to CAC. “We wanted to launch this show during Dallas Arts Month, which was started by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, because it was Mayor Rawlings who dubbed CAC, “a place for the citizen artist” when he came to tour the Center several years ago,” she said. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the title as a citizen artist than Rob Pollock.”

Although Pollock does not describe himself as an artist, the nonagenrian has been creating art since he was nine years old. His artistic journey began in Dallas, Texas where as a young boy he worked in copper and pewter, learning to cut, shape with a hammer and soldering pieces, such as ash trays and matchbox covers. In the summer of 1943 while visiting in La Jolla, California, he took a class in linoleum block printing at the La Jolla Museum of Art.

 After graduation from high school in 1945, he attended SMU for one semester, taking a class in clay sculpturing from Stella Lamond. He entered Harvard College in the spring, graduating in 1949. Upon returning to Dallas, he attended classes on Saturdays at the Dallas Museum of Art, taught by Octavio Medellin working first in clay, then wood and stone. After the DMA closed its school, he started taking jewelry-making at the Craft Guild of Dallas, primarily casting gold jewelry.

Upon returning to Dallas after two years in the Navy in 1953, he took up sculpture again at the Creative Arts Center where he has studied ever since under several artists, including Jewel Cline, David Hickman and Art Wells until his retirement from sculpting last year. It was at CAC that he hand-carved his first piece of Italian marble – a piece he obtained from a pile of marble remnants by a local landscape architect. In addition to sculpting at CAC, he spent a month each summer in Pietrasanta, Italy, for the next 20 years. His last visit to his beloved Pietrasanta was in 2011.

David Hickman, who also studied under Medellin, says that Pollock was tremendously influenced by Medellin’s focus on primitive modernism. “Most of Rob’s stone sculpture is done in white Carrara marble and comes from the same quarries near Pietrasanta where Michelangelo obtained his marble,” says Hickman. “Rob does not just carve the marble, he honors it by leaving small sections either untouched or carved so that natural stone contrasts with the polished portions in an organic way like an ammonite fossil.”

The pieces will be for sale once the exhibition ends. Says Diana Pollak, “Four pieces have already sold through word of mouth alone raising significant funds for CAC. Our partnership with the Moody Performance Hall and the Office of Cultural Affairs to showcase this collection will bring a much wider audience to view Rob’s work.”

ABOUT CAC: Not only a visual arts school, CAC is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the 52-year-old nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved and marginalized youth through programs, such as Art as a Second Language, Camp MetalHead, Feasts of Clay & Glass and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

ABOUT THE MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL: 

The Moody Performance Hall, formerly known as the Dallas City Performance Hall, is a City-managed, publicly-funded theater supervised by the Office of Cultural Affairs designed to provide a home in the Dallas Arts District for the City’s emerging and mid-size performing arts and cultural organizations. The design incorporates feedback from 70 Dallas arts organizations likely to perform in the Hall. In keeping with other Arts District venues, the Moody Performance Hall also provides rental space for concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and special events. The building is also home to a permanent installation by artist Octavio Medellin.

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Register NOW! CAC classes begin Monday 1/15


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Register NOW! CAC classes begin next week…
Get a jump on that New Year resolution and sign up for a class at CAC! Session 1 starts next week, Monday, January 15th. Get your spot today.

Meet our NEW Teaching Artists…
Nathalie Houghton
 
is a glass and mixed media artist based out of Dallas, TX. She received her BFA in glass with a minor in geology from the University of Texas Arlington, graduating magna cum laude. Her work is process based and explores the repetitive nature of patterns, cycles and systems. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions nationally and internationally, including New Texas Talent, Clay & Glass Biannual in CA, and Young Glass 2017 in Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
 
Emily LaCour
 
has work exhibited throughout the country in galleries, fairs, and contemporary art centers such as Susan Eley Fine Art in New York, Aqua Art Fair in Miami, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University then continued her studies as a fellow of the Meadows School of Art at Southern Methodist University where she was awarded her MFA in 2014.

Benjamin Muñoz


is an accomplished painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work is often reflective of his heritage, upbringing and current surroundings. Benjamin paints primarily in watercolor, using singular imagery to illustrate defining moments in his life. In printmaking Benjamin works in large scale woodcuts and is the owner/operator of Casa Press. He has a passion for helping to cultivate community and collaboration among artists. His work has been displayed throughout Texas and he has curated several exhibitions over the years.
Juan Negroni
Possesses a BFA from Puerto Rico School of Fine Arts with a Major in Print Making, a MA in Art History Education and Museology from Caribbean University PR and a MFA from SMU. He is a recipient of the Meadows Artistic Scholarship Award in 2015 and the 2017 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’art Dijon Residency Fellowship. His work is part of public and private art collections in Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Argentina, United States, Canada, Australia and Greece. He is represented by Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas.
 
 
 
 
Jason Stallings
 
is a Dallas based Mixed Media Abstract artist. He has worked professionally for 10 plus years and has produced a number of original and commissioned large scale artworks. He has worked with interior designers, private clients, and corporate collections. Through work experience, Jason has an extensive knowledge of museums, galleries, art supply retail, and web design. His artwork is primarily abstract with some hints of figurative influence. He developed his technique and visual style while studying for his BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
 
 

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Sonia King Selected as 2017 Distinguished Artist

An announcement from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas:

CAC mosaic instructor, Sonia King has been selected as a 2017 Distinguished Artist by the James Renwick Alliance in Washington DC, a first for mosaic art. The Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series brings notable artists from around the country to provide insight into their medium.
On Sunday, November 19th, Sonia discussed her career in mosaic art including artistic influences and working process in a lecture at the American University Katzen Arts Center. Additionally there she gave a class on Saturday, November 18th as well as a dinner.
FOR IMAGES OF HER ART see http://mosaicworks.com/gallery/

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Student Exhibitions at the CAC

At the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) we will have two exhibitions on view October 12th through December 4th.
 
Looking Another Way (a student & instructor show) and unseenamerica (the resulting exhibition of a free eight-week program offered by CAC instructors at nearby Bayles Elementary that teaches digital photography skills and provides the students a voice in their community).
The CAC is located at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 website: http://www.creativeartscenter.org

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CAC presents 2017 Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

CAC PRESENTS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW AT MARY TOMÁS GALLERY
Shows Features 29 Artists Showcasing Diversity of Offerings at Dallas Visual Arts School
DALLAS, TX – July 26, 2017 – The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its Annual Juried Membership Show from Saturday, August 5th through Saturday, September 2nd at MaryTomás Gallery in the Design District. The show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 5th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

“Unchained,” Beth Gardenhire.

 

 In its sixth year at Mary Tomás Gallery, the show has flourished. “Mary Tomás Gallery is thrilled to host CAC’s Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. With over 150 artworks submitted, I have been privileged to witness an increase in the quality of work selected,” said Mary Tomás, gallery director. “The juried exhibition has become more prestigious and the competition greater. This exhibit has definitely become a highlight that our patrons look forward to every year.”

Ann Rowley “Dancing Colors”

“Serina dal Laguna,” Terri Thoman.
Artists included in the show are: Bada Bell, Elizabeth Bentley, David Blow, Roger Bohuslav, Christopher Brown, Jean Cofer, Julie England, Beth Gardenhire, Rasika Jirwankar, Vidya Rani Kandunuri, Sarah Manning, Nan Martin, Vikki Martin, Donald Matheson, Patrice Miller, Kelly Morris, Jim Price, Celine Raphael-Leygues, Ann Rowley, Courtney Sanborn, Alfredo Santesteban, Matthew Scott, Jerry Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Terri Thoman, Jennifer Thompson, Sarah Wandrey, Jamie Weisbrod and Jessie Whipkey.
Jurors for the show were Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store, andReid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate, as well as Mary Tomás.  Funding for the show is made possible by the Office of Cultural Affairs/City of Dallas and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Mary Tomás Gallery is located at 1110 Dragon, Dallas, TX, 75207, 214-727-5101. Hours for the gallery are Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday fromnoon to 4pm or by appointment.
BACKGROUND:
CAC is a dynamic arts organization and a thriving art community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors interested in pursuing a variety of artistic mediums. More than 500 classes and workshops are offered each year in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, metal sculpture, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. Instructors include well known artists and educators whose works are in public and private collections.

CAC believes that through the creative process we build stronger communities facilitating people to re-imagine their world.   Current outreach programs, including Camp MetalHead, unseenamerica, ArtAbility and Art as a Second Language, allow challenged or underserved children, teens and adults build their creative confidence, transforming lives along the way.  CAC ensures not only quality instruction, but inspiration and support for beginning, emerging and established artists.

For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at 214/320-1275 orwww.creativeartscenter.org

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7.7 Commemorative Live Mural Project

In collaboration with WFAA-TV, last week the Creative Arts Center of Dallas organized a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the five officers who lost their lives on 7/7/16. We would like to thank the many artists and volunteers who spent the day in the July heat working on this mural, with a special thank you to the lead artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran.

The mural will be auctioned at the Celebration of Service Gala, Saturday July 15, 2017 at 6 pm, with all funds from the auction set to be donated to the Fallen Officer’s Foundation.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
BACKGROUND:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org

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Bowman Glass Exhibition Opening Thursday @ CAC

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CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th6:30 – 8pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Dr, Dallas, Texas 75228
2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline:Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception:August 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
CALENDAR:
  • May 30th – July 7th: Submission of artwork
  • July 21st: Accepted artists notified
  • July 26th-28th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
  • August 5th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery
  • Sept 4th & 5th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
More info…  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4478

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

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Summer Classes
Get creative this summer at CAC! Session 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Be sure not to miss out and sign up today.
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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: August 5th, 5:308:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
Join us at NorthPark Center and Klyde Warren Park
Spend the weekend with us! Stop by NorthPark Center’s ArtRocks! event on Saturday, June 10th from1 – 4 pm and then on Sunday, June 11th come on over to Klyde Warren Park for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2 – 4pm. Both events will have plenty of family-friendly art activities.
Bowman Glass Studio Exhibition at CAC
CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th, 6:30 – 8pm
ArtAbility @ CAC 

The next ArtAbility

event is scheduled for June 17th,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!

Unseenamerica Exhibition On View at CAC
Unseenamerica is a free curriculum-based arts initiative committed to giving disadvantaged 3rd, 4th & 5th graders at nearby Bayles Elementary a voice within their community. Students took lessons in digital photography during the eight-week program in the fall and the show will be on view at CAC fromJune 29th through August 11th.
Reception: Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 – 8pm
Kendra Scott Event to Benefit CAC
Please save the date for an exciting mini fundraiser that will benefit CAC on June 22nd from 6 – 8pm. Jewelry designer Kendra Scott hosts a series of events called “Kendra Scott Gives Back” and has selected CAC as a beneficiary for one of these events. Twenty percent of any sales during that time will benefit CAC and the party will be held at the West Village store in Uptown.
The Dead Strikers at ArtSpace
A group exhibition of steel sculpture featuring former students, teachers and alumni of CAC will be on viewJune 7th – 28th at ArtSpace (Metropolitan Press
1250 Majesty Dr., Dallas, TX 75247)
Reception: June 22nd, 6 – 9 pm
On Creativity…
On June 29th from 6:30 – 8pm CAC will be hosting its fifthunseenamerica show featuring the work of eight very talented 3rd 4th and 5th graders from nearby Bayles Elementary and we hope you will join us to view their work and welcome them to CAC! A culminating exhibit opened at the students’ school last month, and after it shows at CAC will travel throughout the community to such venues as galleries, libraries and businesses impacting hundreds of people who view the exhibition.
Unseenamerica is an 8-week curriculum-based program, taught by a professional photographer, teaches digital photography at nearby Bayles Elementary, which is CAC’s namesake school.  Bayles began as a one-room school house in 1981 near what is now Buckner International.  CAC was built during the WPA in 1935 and Bayles operated here until the mid-50s. The current DISD Bayles Elementary School opened in 1956 about a mile from CAC where it is currently. Significantly, Bayles is the oldest school operating under the same name in Dallas County.
Modeled on a program that originated in New York under Bread and
 Roses, the cultural arm of SEIU Local 1199, the largest labor union in the country, unseenamericawas originally designed to serve low-wage workers, day labors, homeless citizens and others often ignored in our society. When CAC brought the program to Dallas in 2008 we were the first to adapt the program for children.
 
Unseenamerica is far from a fun enrichment program for disadvantaged kids. It is designed to instill a stronger sense of self and community through artistic practice. Unseenamerica does not simply teach photography skills, but also creates community, enables the practice of democracy and promotes social justice.
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Opening 11/17 at CAC… PRACTICE: Ceramic& Jewelry Department Exhibition

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PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, PRACTICE will open with a potluck dinner on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at CAC. The exhibition will be the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view through January 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!
Artists include:
Anne Alford, Lynn Armstrong, Robert Baldwin, Bada Bell, Peyton Benasek, Angela Bonfante, John Fabrycki, Laura Fowler, Kristina Frey, Jimmy Galbraith, Susan Giller, Mary Helmick, Rick Hudgens, Corie Humble, Amy Justice, Susan Katrein, Becky Klaus, Jeff LaJune, Mary Middleton, Michelle Nevergold, Carolyn Oppenlander, Johnny Pompa, Nathan Portnoy, Jill Powdermaker, Brad Ford Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Deborah Stembridge, Dean Stith, Elaine Sunshine, Ryan Vaughan, Stacy Voortman, Lynn Wells, Anita Willis, Kathie Williams-Baity.

Register for Spring 2017 Classes NOW

Classes are currently available for online registration and our Spring 2017 brochure will be in your mailbox by the end of the week. Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.

 

Annual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!
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Register for Session 6 at CAC (plus Creativity Raffle)

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Classes begin the week of October 24th.

Click here to get your spot today…

If you can’t sign up for a full class, why not take a workshop?
Workshops include:
 

Stained Glass

 – Sunday, October 23rd

Romantic Wraps

 – Sunday, October 30th

Holiday Glass Ornaments

 – Monday, November 7th

iPhone Photography

 – Sunday, November 13th

Chickens & Roosters (mosaic)

 – FridaySunday November 18th-20th and many many more

Creativity Raffle – – Purchase your tickets!

Click here

to purchase your tickets!

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Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin
 
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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Grand Finale Celebrating CAC’s 50th Anniversary to be Held October 9 at City Performance Hall

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EVENT:  Creative Arts Center Honors Founder Octavio Medellín with the Debut of Driving Tour & Map
WHEN:  Sunday, October 9 from 3 to 5pm during Hispanic Heritage Month
WHERE:  City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, Dallas Arts District
EVENT: Celebrating its 50th anniversary,the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is hosting its culminating event honoring its founder, Octavio Medellín, with the debut of the Octavio Medellín Driving Tour & Map printed in English and Spanish.  The map features locations of Medellin’s significant public and institutional work that can be found throughout North Texas, including the City Performance Hall, Love Field, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Joule Hotel, the Meadows Museum of Art and other locations.   In addition to the debut of the fun cartoon map, the event will feature key speakers including elected officials, representatives from the Office of Cultural Affairs and Southern Methodist University where Medellín’s archives are maintained.
There will also be an exhibition of key work from Medellín at the City Performance Hall on view through December 1presented by the Dallas Adopt-A-Monument Fund of The Dallas Foundation.  Entertainment during the event includes a brief play commissioned presented by Teatro Flor Candela, focusing on a mock conversation between Frida Kahlo and Medellín who were both born in 1907; the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy Student Mariachi Band; dancers from Alegre Ballet Folklórico and drop-in art activities presented by CAC’s Art as a Second Language program.  The event is free and open to the public.
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FUNDERS/SPONSORS:  Media sponsors for the event are The Dallas Morning News/Al Dia, Univision and Arts & Culture Magazine with additional support from the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs, City Performance Hall, Latino Cultural Center and Humanities Texas.  Additional sponsors for the event are Ben E. Keith Co.; Center for the Advancement & Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA); Dallas Arts District; Dallas Downtown, Inc.; Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co; Gensler; Hall Group; Thompson & Knight LLP and Trinity Ceramics Supply Co.
The 50th anniversary year began at the Latino Cultural Center with the retrospective The Legacy of Octavio Medellín:  His Life & Influence followed by CAC’s signature fundraiser, the Blue Plate Special in April.  Honorary Co-Chairs for CAC’s 50th anniversary are Patricia B. Meadows and Gail Sachson with Todd C. Hedrick serving as the event chair.
About CAC: CAC is now located on a two-acre campus off of Ferguson Road in White Rock Hills, four miles east of downtown Dallas.  Last year, more than 1,500 students took more than 500 classes and workshops at CAC. As a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to working artists and adult students of all skill levels, CAC is an incubator for emerging artists.
octabiomedellinAbout Octavio Medellin: Octavio Medellín’s life and art embody the powerful narrative comprised of countless lives that have emigrated from Mexico to the United States and transcended the cultural boundaries of each to forge a new Mexican American identity or a life that Medellín described himself as “American of Mexican heritage.” Just as his life traces the path to embracing a new national identity while paying tribute to one’s ethnic and cultural origins, his opus is a reflection of the synthesis of different artistic traditions to develop a new and distinct form of creative power. Medellín’s life and career bookend the 20th century, a period when artistic expression through a multitude of channels including Modernism, American Regionalism and Social Realism became “modern art,” and when American society witnessed large-scale migration from Mexico beginning with the bloody Mexican Revolution in 1910 and continuing with waves of post-NAFTA immigration in the 1990’s.  Medellín was a prolific and successful artist with work exhibited throughout Texas and the nation, including New York’s 1939 World’s Fair and the MoMA. In addition to creating art, Medellín spent decades sharing his talents as a teacher at the DMA; Southern Methodist University; North Texas College, now UNT; and his own Medellín School of Sculpture, now CAC. Medellín passed away in Dallas in 1999, yet his art and legacy are very much alive.
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Process 2 Product: from Inspiration to Innovation opens July 15 at the CAC

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The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host a new “Process 2 Product:  from Inspiration to Innovation” from Friday, July 15 through Saturday, August 19. The exhibition series, organized in honor of CAC’s 50th Anniversary, explores select CAC teaching artist’s artistic process from conception to a finished solution.  In the 3rd installation for the year, this show will feature the work and processes of ceramic artist Linda Gossett.                                                            

The concept for this series celebrates the arts education process that CAC students experience in their classes, which is a direct result of each of various CAC teaching artist’s journey through ideas, inspiration and their fascination with their mediums. The exhibition demonstrates the struggle and satisfaction of working through an idea with either the desired outcome or knowledge for the next effort.

Linda Gossett has been working in clay for over 20 years. She attended North Texas State University and acquired a Bachelors of Fine Art in advertising and graphic design in 1985. After obtaining a BFA in advertising and graphic design in 1985, she began her relationship with clay when friends suggested she take a ceramics class at a local community college. She recently earned her MA from the University of Dallas and is currently working on a MFA from the university. The exhibition will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228 with an opening reception on Friday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

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2016 CAC Membership Exhibition deadline June 27

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2016 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

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APPLY TO THIS CALL (CaFE)


Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 6/27/16

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2016 Annual Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2016 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

Jurors:

Michael Heinlen, JM Gallery

Maria Teresa G. Pedroche, Head of Community Engagement at DMA

Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery

Calendar:

May 16th – June 27th: Submission of artwork

July 13th: Accepted artists notified

July 20th-22nd: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

July 30th: Artist Opening Reception from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

August 6th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Sept 3rd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery

Sept 5th & 6th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275. http://creativeartscenter.org

 

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Abstract Painting Classes with Robert Moore

 

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Open your mind and explore abstract concepts, color theory, composition principles, expressive techniques and textural applications in this class for beginners to advanced painters. In this class you will uncover your innate painting style ~ from meditative to contemplative or gestural to physical minimal palette, crazy with color or somewhere in between. You’ll learn to paint with confidence with power and energy.

More information at robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com Please download supply list.

Location: Creative Arts Center of Dallas http://creativeartscenter.org/classes-workshops/weekly-classes/painting

Abstract Painting Class-Moore Wed Jan20-Mar9 9:30am-12:30pm Register
Abstract Painting Class-Moore Wed Jan20-Mar9 6:30pm-9:30pm Register
Abstract Painting Class-Moore Wed Mar23-May11 9:30am-12:30pm Register
Abstract Painting Class-Moore Wed Mar23-May11 6:30pm-9:30pm Register
Submitted by robert moore. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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Classes are up for Spring… Register today!

Register Now for Spring 2016 CAC Classes

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Spring classes are now up! 

See what’s in store for our next sessions…

Click here to register for a class.

 
Attention current CAC students…
The office will be closed ThursdaySaturday (11/26-28) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal office hours will resumeMonday (11/30). (Please contact your instructor if you are unsure if your class has been postponed until after the holiday weekend.)

Join us after the holiday…

We’re getting an early start on our next Blue Plate Special fundraiserto be held on Saturday, April 30th 2016 which will celebrate our 50th anniversary and we need your help!
Join us for our first community party where you and your friends may design and paint a small ceramic plate for the event.
This event is free and no experience necessary!
Friday, Dec 4th 6-8pm
All parties will be held at the CAC Ceramic Department.
Thanks for your support!
Don’t miss this special workshop…
On Sunday, December 6th 2-4pm will host a special
Make One, Take One event for Blue Plate Special. You will have the opportunity to create a small plate for yourself and one for the event.

Register here

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…Cultivating Creativity for 50 Years!

 

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