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March News from the Creative Arts Center

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BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE
Join us at Food Truck Frenzy 
Stop by and see us at Klyde Warren Park’s Food Truck Frenzy event on March 18th (on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn). We’ll be set up from 1 to 4 pmwith family-friendly art activities just in time for spring break!
Save the Date – 2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational
Celebrate 10 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 21st-23rd, 2017. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.
On Saturday, April 22nd 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by CAC showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Riding the Rails @ Goodrich Gallery
“Riding the Rails” is a showcase of 25 oil pastel portraits celebrating the diversity of people that artist and CAC instructor Merry Fuhrer encounters at various stations in the DART light rail system. The show will be on view through the month of March.
On Creativity...
In February CAC hosted 97 – yes, you heard that right, 97 – K-12 Plano Independent School District art teachers for a professional development “in-service” in which teachers had the choice of attending an all-day hands-on workshop in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing/painting, fiber, jewelry, mosaic, printmaking and even welding!
This week we received a special “thank you” from the visual arts coordinator for the district and organizer of the in-service, Laura Grundle, with more than 30 comments and testimonials from the teacher participants.
When I met with Laura late last year to plan the event, I was impressed with her vision of having the teachers just create art with no agenda. This is exactly how the Dallas Independent School District did in several years ago when they did a three-day in-service at CAC for 80 teachers. Laura’s goal was to give the teachers some tender loving care and the best way to do that for artists is to allow them to create art. I told her that another benefit that they were still to see would be that these artists would create work, learning for themselves and from each other, bringing their creativity back to each school. Since we know firsthand at CAC that artists are the most collaborative and generous people on the planet that thousands of children in PISD will be impacted.
Here are a few of their comments:
“It was a great day to just breathe and create in a studio space.  What an awesome way to recharge and remember that we are artists as well as teachers.”  Ammon Talbot
“I really enjoyed getting to draw and paint alongsi
de my peers.  Seeing the talent in our district and getting valuable feedback reminded me of how important it is to work in a community of creators.”  Linda Aponte
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to get reconnected with my passion for art.  I am ready to take the enthusiasm and passion back to my students!  What a great day for the soul.” Courtney McWhirter
“Thank you so much for hosting us.  Your facility is amazing and your teachers proved themselves not only as amazing artist but as amazing resources.” Scott Herndon
“Best Professional Day!  Nothing better than a calm learning atmosphere with master teachers leading the way.  Patience, humor, time…not using but rather drinking in all we could from
 colleagues and teachers.”  DeEtte Quinn
“Thank you CAC for having us!  It was such a wonderful day getting to switch roles and be the student.”  Renee Miller
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Riding the Rails: Portraits Along the DART Lines

Cindy @ Walnut Hill

Local artist Merry Fuhrer has created 27 oil pastel portraits of people encountered at the DART rail stations on her daily commute. In addition, musician David Thompson has composed original music incorporating sounds from the trains and rail stations to enhance the visual work.

The exhibit runs from March 3 – 27 at the Eisemann Center Mezzanine Gallery. A “Meet and Greet” is scheduled for March 10 from 7-9 pm. This is a free event … all are welcome!

Al @ Lake June Station

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