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.


Jane said...

The workshop was great - and the Black History Month display at the TVAA is fantastic - well worth a trip to Plaza of the Americas. Kudos to SMU Human Rights students who have done some amazing work.

Anonymous said...

What a great event. Thanks James. The speakers were incredible.