Join us for Art Chic@s Reception and Art Show

LRTX_artchic@s_invite_r2Join us this coming Sunday, November 17, from 2:00–4:00 pm, for the seventh annual Art Chic@s Reception and Art Show. The work of mentor artists and their students will be unveiled and celebrated on our 35-acre outdoor site in West Oak Cliff.

Our site is located at 4585 West Jefferson Blvd, just west of Cockrell Hill. If you need directions, just email info@lareuniontx.org. Our site is not open to the public except for LRTX events.

Art Chicas, now in its seventh year, and Art Chicos, now in its third year, brings together artists and high-school students in an extraordinary art-making experience. Students are exposed to real working artists and are treated to a presentation about careers in art given by the Dallas Art Dealers Association.

The artists—Dane Larsen, Margo Miller, Amanda Dunnavant, Kevin Owens and Emigdio Tomas Renteria—have created thought-provoking, site-specific art with their high school apprentices. Come show your support for these inspiring young artists, walk the trails of our amazing site and take in some real nature, y’all!

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Art Chic@s 2013 is here! Sign up to be an artist mentor, a student artist, or sponsor.

LRTX_artchic@s_flyerLa Reunion TX is proud to present the 7th Annual Art Chicas Unidas, and the third annual Art Chicos Unidos, programs. Together, we call them Art Chic@s. We pair emerging and established artists with local high school students in a unique art mentoring program of creative collaboration. Women artists mentor girls while male artists mentor boys. Last year, both groups produced an unprecedented body of art at our inspiring outdoor workspace in west Oak Cliff—and it’s only getting better.

We are currently seeking artists to mentor these amazing young men and women. Artist-mentors have a dual mission—not only to create an outdoor art piece or performance, but also to foster creative thinking and teamwork with their Art Chic@s apprentices. The program consists of an orientation featuring a creative career path forum presented by Dallas Art Dealers Association, a one-day workshop with mentor and apprentice creative teams and an open house and reception for family, friends and the public. All programs take place on Saturdays in October and November. Artists receive a stipend and materials budget.

If you’re a local artist and believe in mentoring young artists, please apply! Click here to download our Call for Artists and Artist application.

If you’re a high school student, or if you know one, who is passionate about art and would love the opportunity to work with an artist on an outdoor installation in a beautiful setting, join us! Click here to download our Student Applications. Boys, click hereGirls, click here.

And lastly, we can’t offer this amazing mentoring program without the help of Mentor Madres and Padres, sponsors who help us enable both artists and students to participate in this life-changing opportunity. Won’t you consider sponsoring an artist or a student for as little as $50? Click here for more information or go directly to our donate page.

Check out these inspiring photos from last year’s Art Chic@s program from our own Allison V. Smith and join us!

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MAYDAY: An Exploration of Site, Sound & Spring Saturday May 18!

LRTX_SiteSound_invite_r1Join LRTX on site for an interactive experience in color, movement, sound and art—even our first #LRTX Instameet!

S-Ankh Rasa & Dallas Drum Djam join The Color Condition with Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom to transform our site on West Jefferson, Saturday, May 18 from 2–4pm

Email info@lareuniontx.org for more information or check back here for updates. And be sure to wear long pants and sleeves on-site. This is real nature, ya’ll—lush, fresh and itchy.

Our site is located at 4585 West Jefferson Blvd, just west of Cockrell Hill. If you need directions, just email info@lareuniontx.org. Our site is not open to the public except for LRTX events.

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Catch up with La Reunion!

Join us for beer and barbeque to catch up on LRTX and to congratulate our co-founder Catherine Cuellar on her new position with the Dallas Arts District.
Thursday, May 2
6–8 pm
Barry Whistler Gallery
2909-B Canton Street @ Malcolm X

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Found Object Art Reception March 23!

Please join us for a reception of Found Object Art, unveiling art created by DISD students as part of a collaborative program between La Reunion TX and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Trash and treasures uncovered on La Reunion’s 35-acre site during a series of site visits are transformed into creative sculpture. Parents, teachers and the public are invited to see what these imaginative high school students have created as participants in this popular program. Come see what Found Object Art is all about! Saturday, March 23 at 11 am at the Nasher Sculpture Center. March-2013-reception-invitation

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Join us for the Art Chic@s Reception this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday as La Reunion TX  presents the work of the artists and students of Art Chicas and Art Chicos, collectively known as Art Chic@s, during a free reception to which family, friends and LRTX supporters are invited on Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The time has been moved forward in order to dovetail with the Oak Cliff Music Festival.

Art Chicas, now in its sixth year, and Art Chicos, now in its second year, brings together artists and high-school age students in an extraordinary art-making experience at the outdoor location in west Oak Cliff.  The purpose of the programs is to expose students to the possibilities of art, art making and the career of an artist, while giving them the opportunity to be inspired by the natural world.

The artists—June Covington, Stephanie Adelina, Emily Riggert, Jessica Sinks, Dane Larsen, Art Garcia and David Daniels—were selected by jurors from Oil and Cotton.    Artwork could be in any medium, but artists were encouraged to find inspiration from the land, to explore the medium of the site, and to develop original ways of creating art from the experience or use of natural and found materials. This year, artists introduced pastel rubbings, metal and rock sculpture, textiles, and even music and songwriting, to the array of media explored on the land.

We look forward to experiencing these new works in our outdoor sculpture garden and workspace and hope you’ll join us!

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It’s Time for Art Chic@s!


 

 

 

 

La Reunion TX is proud to present the 6th Annual Art Chicas Unidas, and the second annual Art Chicos Unidos, programs. Together, we call them Art Chic@s. We pair emerging and established artists with local high school students in a unique art mentoring program of creative collaboration. Women artists mentor girls while male artists mentor boys. Last year, both groups produced an unprecedented body of art at our inspiring outdoor workspace in west Oak Cliff.

We are currently seeking artists to mentor these amazing young men and women. Artist-mentors have a dual mission—not only to create an outdoor art piece or performance, but also to foster creative thinking and teamwork with their Art Chic@s apprentices. The program consists of an orientation featuring a creative career path forum presented by Dallas Art Dealers Association, a one-day workshop with mentor and apprentice creative teams and an open house and reception for family, friends and the public. All programs take place on Saturdays in October and November. Artists receive a stipend and materials budget.

If you’re a local artist and believe in mentoring young artists, please apply! Download our Call for Artists info sheet – Females click here / Males click here. And, download our Artist Application - Female artists, click here to mentor girls. Male artists, click here to mentor boys.

If you’re a high school student, or if you know one, who is passionate about art and would love the opportunity to work with an artist on an outdoor installation in a beautiful setting, join us! Click here to download our Student Applications. Boys, click hereGirls, click here.

And lastly, we can’t offer this amazing mentoring program without the help of Mentor Madres and Padres, sponsors who help us enable both artists and students to participate in this life-changing opportunity. Won’t you consider sponsoring an artist or a student for as little as $50? Click here for more information or go directly to our donate page.

Check out these inspiring photos from last year’s Art Chic@s program from our own Allison V. Smith and join us!

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Go See the Giants at City Hall till July 13

Photos just before the opening reception at Dallas City Hall–the perfect place to exhibit the figures from the Parade of Giants. Thanks to City Manager Mary Suhm for the invitation, and to Councilmember Monica Alonzo, Dickey’s and Candelaria’s Bakery for feeding us!

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Giants at City Hall: Reception June 19, Exhibit June 18-July 13

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We Celebrate the Found Object Art Collaboration with DISD and the Nasher

Photo by Jeff Baker Photography

Future artist learning about the LRTX site and Found Object Art

Student-artists, teachers, parents, friends and the general public attended the Found Object Art opening at the Nasher on March 24.  Seven new pieces created by middle and high school art students from objects found at the LRTX site were on display.

Photo by Jeff Baker Photography

Laura Sohm of DISD discusses the winning piece with art legend Edith Baker and Molina High teacher William Adkins

Participating classrooms and students were recognized with gift cards and certificates. The classroom that created the piece judged to best meet the year’s goal of interpreting the theme “The Fluidity of Identity,” was awarded $500 toward art supplies! And the Nasher provided frozen yogurt and toppings for all.

Expansion of this very successful program is planned for next year. If you’re a DISD teacher and would like your classes to be involved, please be in touch!

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