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



THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community
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!
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin


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Register for Session 6 at CAC (plus Creativity Raffle)

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!

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to purchase your tickets!

Creative Arts Center 50 
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


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.
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.
2360 Laughlin Drive · Dallas · Texas · 75228 · 214/320-1275 · www.creativeartscenter.org

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Process 2 Product: from Inspiration to Innovation opens July 15 at the CAC


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


2016 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition



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.


Michael Heinlen, JM Gallery

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

Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery


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



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

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Classes are up for Spring… Register today!

Register Now for Spring 2016 CAC Classes


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



…Cultivating Creativity for 50 Years!


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