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In The News
Affordable Housing of Artists in Dallas Arts District Gets a YES
- Glasstire | March 23, 2017
The Arts District of the deal: Long-planned Flora Lofts finally set to become a reality
- Robert Wilonsky | The Dallas Morning News | March 23, 2017
Loft apartments in downtown Dallas' Arts District move closer to groundbreaking
- Steve Brown | The Dallas Morning News | February 23, 2017
Arts Districts’ Artists Housing Is Going to Get A LOT Of New Neighbors
- ArtandSeek | Feb. 25, 2015
Apartment tower in the works for high-profile Dallas Arts District block
- Dallas Morning News | Feb. 25, 2015
La Reunion Takes Lead in Artist Housing
- ArtandSeek | Feb. 27, 2013
Support artist housing in downtown Dallas’ Arts District
- Dallas Morning News | Feb. 27, 2013
Will the Arts District Finally Feature, Well, Artists?
- D Magazine, Feb. 20, 2013
Artists to get affordable housing in the Arts District, next door to flashy Museum Tower
- CultureMap Dallas, Feb. 20, 2013
Here’s What the Proposed Artist Housing in the Arts District Would Look Like
- ArtandSeek, Feb. 20, 2013
Affordable artist housing potentially coming to Dallas Arts District
- Dallas Morning News, Feb. 19, 2013
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.
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!
The Nasher Sculpture Center, LRTX and seven DISD schools are pleased to collaborate on an ongoing partnership entitled Found Object Art, which introduces students to the concept of art made from found objects and immerses them in a found-object art-making experience from concept to exhibit. An exhibition of the students’ work will be on view in the Nasher Classroom from March 24 through March 30, and kicks off with a public reception at the Nasher on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please join us for the reception.
The collaboration took place throughout the 2011-2012 school year. “My students are able to be a part of the LRTX vision of the arts as a vehicle of environmental stewardship and community identity while the Nasher gives them the opportunity to have their efforts spotlighted in a world class venue,” notes Molina High School teacher William Adkins.
Students learn how well-known artists create found object art with a workshop at the Nasher. The workshop focused on artists represented in the Nasher Collection who have worked with found objects, including David Smith, John Chamberlain, Jim Love, and David McManaway. Discussion focused on artistic process and generated ideas for the students to use in their own artwork.
Students also participated in clean-up projects at LRTX. The visits allow students to have a positive impact on the environment, while also exercising their creativity by incorporating objects found on the site into sculpture, which is then shown at the Nasher.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for my students and a great example of ‘real’ learning,” says Adkins.
We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday for the Parade of Giants. Being involved in this project has been an honor for all of us. Watching the 15 LRTX artists working with the community groups, the stories that were told, what the artists have learned about West Dallas and themselves, and what the community groups have learned about art, has been a humbling experience for everyone.
LRTX’s event Site and Sound has been rescheduled to winter 2012-2013 so that we can take advantage of less plentiful foliage for better access to the site and to the artwork!
Thanks to the great work of our friend Mark Birnbaum, LRTX has a brand new video! Never been to the site? Take a look at how beautiful it is:
Make plans now to attend the Bridge-o-Rama Parade of Giants on March 3 in West Dallas. Fifteen giant puppets will be carried in the parade by the artists and community groups who made them. The parade will begin in the 400 block of West Singleton and continue onto the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which is opening that weekend.
The puppets are under construction at a warehouse nearby. Interested in being a part of construction or in helping carry these 12-foot-tall historical figures? Email us!
It’s an extraordinary collaboration between LRTX and the folks of West Dallas.
Fifteen artists chosen by LRTX and our partners will convene this Saturday, along with their cooperating community groups, to build 15 giant puppets representing historical figures important to the development of West Dallas. The Bridge-o-Rama Parade of Giant Puppets will take place Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., one of the signatures events celebrating the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.
We are looking for volunteers to help us build and we’ll be there from 10:00 a.m. on! If you’d like to be part of a truly fun project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Reunion TX and Bridge-o-Rama have announced the names of 15 artists chosen for the Parade of Giants project. These individuals will design 15 giant puppets representing historical figures important to the history of West Dallas and will then work with local community groups to build them. On Saturday, March 3, the Giants will parade onto the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the opening of which is being celebrated that weekend.
VET, Cori Berg, Heather Blaikie, Gary Buckner, Andrea Davis, Susan Giller, Gretchen Goetz, Nicole Horn, Rebecca Howdeshell, Walter Johnson, Kevin Obregon, Junanne Peck, Jennifer Sereno, Jessica Sinks, Sean Springer.
They will be building Victor Considerant and Julien Reverchon of the La Reunion colony, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, Andrea Flores Cervantes, Sarah Cockrell, Myrtle Davis, Rhonda Dragoo, Hattie Henenberg, Mattie Nash, Bettie Odom, Hattie Rankin, Judge Barefoot Sanders, Father Sebastian Valles, and Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
The artists workshop will be held at Oil and Cotton on Saturday, January 14th.
La Reunion TX is helping celebrate the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in March by collaborating with the West Dallas Chamber, ArtLoveMagic and Oil & Cotton on the Parade of Giants. The parade will feature more than a dozen large-scale, artist-designed puppets representing historical figures important to the development of West Dallas. LRTX will construct a puppet of Victor Considerant, founder of the original La Reunion colony in West Dallas.