Five prominent Dallas-Fort Worth artists/scholars will speak about the intersection of art, politics, cultural equity and history during a series of conversations at the University of North Texas.
Conversations: Art, Politics and North Texas, which will take place throughout the 2016-17 academic year, will feature the artists/scholars discussing their socially engaged work as it relates to urban contexts, civic institutions, culture and history within various cities in North Texas.
The event is sponsored by the College of Visual Arts and Design and its Department of Art Education and Art History.
Schedule of speakers:
Sept. 29 – Christopher Blay, installation artist and curator at Art Corridor Gallery at TCC Southeast Campus
Oct. 27 – Lauren Woods, multimedia artist and visiting assistant professor at Southern Methodist University
Feb. 2 – Sara-Jayne Parsons, curator of TCU Art Galleries, and Giovanni Valderas, assistant director of Kirk Hopper Fine Art and former vice chairman of the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
March 2 – Darryl Ratcliff, artist specializing in socially engaged art and co-founder of Ash Studios and Michelada Think Tank Center