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

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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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