Tag: group exhibitions

Opening at OC3: DISCIPLINED on March 3rd; Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer! March 9th

March 3rd – March 30th

Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Oak Cliff Cultural Center proudly presents to you DISCIPLINED, featuring Daniel Yanez (DYI), AZNmike, Raymon Butler, Robert S. Garza. DISCIPLINED opens March 3rd – March 30th. An artist reception will be March 3rd, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit and reception are both FREE and open to the public.

About the Exhibit & Artists
Four local artists of different ethnicities and backgrounds from the Dallas area come together to invite people to have an experience that is both individual and unique, yet shared and similar to every viewer. This is the metaphor we are using as the overall message of how our life experiences are separate and different, yet we still understand the lessons and meanings learned and can share them with one another. The plan to accomplish this is by creating a literal timeline from birth to death, allowing the viewer to navigate chronologically forward or backwards at their leisure for understanding. Each artist use their own style of art to portray an era of life that is vital to personal identity, and how they are interconnected with each other.

The word “Disciplined” befits our struggles during life and how much better we become because of them. It is the form of how life has structured us and how we have transformed ourselves, learning from each previous era of life that creates a solid understanding that is taken to the next. The artists each have their own individual experiences that they express with their pieces, which both relate to how they perceive life and connect to the other artists’ pieces as the narrative progresses. Raymond’s work depicts his childhood and the longing for the happier times he enjoyed watching cartoons and playing with friends in the housing complex he grew up in. Robert’s pieces represent the trials of growing into adulthood from adolescence, and finding one’s place in life despite all the chaos of societal expectations and norm. Daniel expresses in his pieces the point in life where one has some understanding of the desired path in life and what obstacles lie in the way of personal growth, such as politics and religion, as well as realizing the truths behind life’s veils and illusions. Azn’s work depicts his understanding of mortality and what lies after death, and reflects on all the experiences that lead up to that point that provide clarity for the questions in life; experiences that answer the “why” only after meditation. The use of black and white in these pieces represents the moments in our life that affect our perspectives, and the pink represents the significance of those moments and our connection through them.

This show is the unified vision that exemplifies the idea that despite all different experiences, people can come together to share their thoughts and perspectives and move forward together.

Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer!
March 9, 2018 

Join De Colores Collective for the first GREY SPACE Pop-Up Art Show of 2018,  iViva La Mujer! Stop by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center for an exhibition that focuses on celebrating womanhood and femininity. This show will include work by various artists in different mediums.

About De Colores Collective:
De Colores Collective was launched to provide a multi-faceted platform where inclusivity, expression, conversation, and engagement take place. The platform includes an Art Show, Podcast, and a Party that unites the community at-large through several different outlets. Be sure to follow us at @decoloresco!

This event is family friendly, free, and open to the public.

223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Tx 75208

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


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.
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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