Saturday, February 25, 2012

Human Rights Art Exhibit, Workshop & Contest

A look at the exhibit "In Full Color: A Look At Black History Through Art" at the Texas Visual Arts Association gallery in Dallas, TX. During the exhibit the gallery hosted a workshop for teachers and contest for students to have their work published in an upcoming human rights themed graphic novel.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pictures from the Human Rights/Art Workshop

"In Full Color: A Look At Black History Through Art" is an exhibit currently on display at the Texas Visual Arts Association's gallery in downtown Dallas. Recently there was a workshop for area teachers. During the workshop graphic novel artist and professor of cartoon art Keith Douglas gave teachers ideas on incorporating comic art in their lessons:

Human rights themed artwork from SMU students is on display at the exhibit:

Keith took some time to work with some of the younger participants who are interested in art:

Dallas historian Jesse James Arnold (center) spoke to the crowd and gave an historic perspective:

Comic books from Professor William H. Foster's traveling exhibit are a part of the TVAA exhibit:

Modern day slavery survivor Given Kachepa spoke about his experiences to the crowd:

Some of Keith's art from an upcoming graphic novel on slavery is also a part of the exhibit:

The upcoming graphic novel is als0 a part of a contest for students to submit their work to be published as a part of the book. Check out the TVAA website for more details.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Art!...and so forth...

Some local hoodlums dressed as Wario and Waluigi (could they really not find Mario & Luigi costumes? Ugh, artists!) were graffito-tagging some "art" on a wall near my office. Here are some pics of the process:

As you could have easily guessed, it's an advertisement for the Vinyl Thoughts Art Show which is happening on a weekday night for some horrible reason which pretty much guarantees that I will not be able to attend.

Anyway, I dig Super Mario Bros. and just thought it looked cool so I'm sharing it with the world.