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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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Deep Ellum Arts Festival opportunities for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2017

The all-volunteer Deep Ellum Community Association hosts a “Deep Ellum Village” within the Deep Ellum Arts Festivall

which will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9 this year.  We are having a special emphasis on providing an opportunity for artists and performers to actively demonstrate and practice their craft.  For artists, we will have an area for you to actively produce your art during the festival.  In addition, you may wish to rent a booth to sell your art, help us produce artistic signage and/or work in the marbling tent and actively demonstrate your artistic skills there.  If you are a performer, we would love to include you in the activities happening in the Deep Ellum Village during the Festival.

The opportunities are the following:

  1. Rent a booth to sell your art or split a booth with another artist. Booths cost $350 for a 10×10 but are discounted 50% to Deep Ellum based artists and handcrafters. https://form.jotform.com/50564567835970
  1. Be an “active” artist or performer for at least 4 hours and share a booth with that day’s other active artists and performers at no charge.“Active artists” sign up for a time slot and produce/create their art in the designated area during that time slot. https://form.jotform.com/70066448693969
  1. Help produce the artwork which will serve as the signage within the Deep Ellum Village.
  2. Help in the “marbling” booth and demonstrate your artistic talent and offer information about yourself to those you assist.
  3. Enter the Arts 4 Dumpsters contest and potentially win up to $4,250.  See details at www.DallasZeroWaste.com

 

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Join us for a SPARKling summer! Volunteers needed

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Bringing You the News of SPARK! http://sparkdallas.org/

Why SPARK! Needs You
The heart of our mission is to help all children explore and engage their creativity. We are off to a strong start, but we need your financial support to truly bring this vision to life. It only takes $55 to serve one child, so please consider giving this amount. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something that will benefit not only the city of Dallas, but also will impact children from all walks of life.Visit SPARK! This Summer 
ProtoSPARK! opens June 1 we are now taking reservations for groups of 24 to 50 children. We serve kids in second grade through high school. To request a visit, please fill out the group reservation form. We’ll contact you when your inquiry form is received to work out the details of your visit.We invite you to stop in for a tour. The gallery level is complete and dazzling! You can help put the finishing touches on the Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture during our next adult volunteer day on May 30. In the meantime, check theevent calendar for opportunities to leave your creative mark on SPARK!

Voly in the Park
Voly in the Park is an annual event at Klyde Warren Park sponsored by VolunteerNow. Voly takes place on Saturday, June 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. SPARK! will join 75 other organizations; hosting a creative exercise for families. We need approximately 20 volunteers for shifts between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Please click here to sign up to volunteer.

We Need 3,000 Empty Water Bottles!
Please save empty, clear water bottles (with caps) of all sizes and bring them to SPARK! by May 26. Water bottles will be transformed into artwork over the summer, starting with Chihuly-inspired sculptures at our SPARK! table during Voly in the Park. Contact mrichardson@sparkdallas.org for a Far North Dallas drop-off location.

World Creativity and Innovation Week Recap
SPARK! celebrated WCIW for the second year in a row, hosting daily events and activities both live and digitally. During the week we:

  • Hosted children from Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
  • Activated our Teen Board of Directors
  • Received support from numerous adult volunteers in mosaic tile work and building our gift shop
  • Prepared for our Creativity Confab, which was hosted by Scott Murray and featured an esteemed panel of thought leaders. You can watch a video summary of this event on YouTube.

News from the Board of Directors
We are very pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors:

  • J. Philip Brewer is Vice President and Retail District Manager for the Southeast Dallas market of Comerica Bank. He is active in business development and is committed to engaging the community where he lives and serves. Philip has a passion for developing colleagues, team building and education. He enjoys giving back through volunteer programs and has served on the board of directors for The Arthritis Foundation and The Preston Center Association. He is a member of Comerica’s Texas Diversity Council where he has served as Chair for Communications and Community Outreach. Philip is a native Dallasite who recently made the leap to suburbia, now residing in Allen with his wife and two children. Philip also chairs our Development Committee, and we encourage you join him to secure financial support for programming, growth and organizational overhead. If you’re interested, please contact the office at info@sparkdallas.org or (214) 421-7727.
  • Mimi Crume Sterling moved to Dallas in 2014 after 15 years of working in luxury fashion and lifestyle PR and marketing in New York. Her involvement in philanthropy started in childhood when she shadowed her mother who was very active within the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild. Mimi lives in Lakewood with her chef husband, their two small children, her mom, and their labradoodle. She is Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Neiman Marcus.

Advisory Council News
We are thrilled to welcome Teri Isaacs to the Advisory Council. Teri joined the Salesmanship Club staff in 1994, bringing expertise in both finance and technology/computer programming. During her 21 years with the Salesmanship Club, Teri has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the AT&T Byron Nelson. She was promoted to Executive Director of the Salesmanship Club, Salesmanship Club Foundation and SCF Charitable Properties in 2008. Teri lives in Rockwall and has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Support SPARK!
As our opening date approaches, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm for and support of SPARK! Please help us keep the fuse lit by making a financial contribution. Your donation will help support the mission of igniting the spark of creativity inherent in all children.

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SPARK! volunteers needed for creating mosaics

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Volunteers Needed
Are you ready to express your creativity through mosaic? Volunteer opportunities available Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 19 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you’re interested, please send us an email at info@sparkdallas.org. Don’t miss your chance to make your creative mark at SPARK!

SMU students having a blast creating mosaics! Fabulous Floor Mosaic Complete 
Raymond Gager (below) and several volunteers have finished the butterfly mosaic in the main room, bringing to life the design by Rolando Diaz.  We are thankful for his hard work as well as all of the other volunteers who came to help out!

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January 24 Open House Recap 
We had a very successful Open House last month in our new ProtoSPARK! space. We had 258 total visitors, 98 of whom were children. It was great to see our mission to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children really be fulfilled at this event! We had a drum circle, musical dance floor, glass fusing, silk screening, chalk painting, cupcake decorating, and singing and songwriting lessons. You can see photos from all of the workshops on our Facebookpage. Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a success.

What’s Next

The build-out of phase two is about to start. Watch this space for the plans.

Share the News
Please help us keep the fuse lit by spreading the word about SPARK! Forward this update to anyone you know who supports the mission of igniting the spark of creativity inherent in all children. If anyone you know would like to be added to the distribution list, they may do so by signing up here.

 

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BLUE YULE at the MAC: volunteers needed

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
FOR THE LEGENDARY
BLUE YULE
It’s not too late to be good!

  

‘Tis the season for the 19th Annual Blue Yule at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary! Come support your favorite blue gallery with our special holiday fundraiser featuring handmade ornaments by local artists and art patrons. The festivities begin

5:30pm till 7:30pm on Friday, December 5th.

 

Blue Yule supports The MAC by raising funds for 2014 artistic and educational programming.
Contact Paloma Hinahon at paloma@the-mac.org if you are interested!

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.the-mac.org

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