Join artist Dr. Lauren Cross for discussion and artmaking in conversation with the exhibition Betye Saar: Call and Response. Participants will examine Saar’s sketches and their relationship to her final works while learning about Cross’s artistic process. Explore how teasing out critical ideas and perspectives in art creates a path towards putting our experiences on display.
Open to the public. Advance registration required. FREE admission.
Please have a pencil and paper on hand when logging in to this workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registration or have trouble accessing the virtual workshop on December 2, please contact [email protected].
This workshop is designed for adults and students ages 14+. Learn something new, have fun and get creative.
Please note, this workshop will take place online. Participants only need to register once per household. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the workshop using Zoom. Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone for free in advance for the best user experience.
Dr. Lauren Cross
Lauren Cross teaches in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas and serves as the program coordinator and core faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies program. Her research addresses interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and design, including critical theory, social practice, art entrepreneurship/arts administration, curatorial studies/museum studies, multiculturalism, and women's and gender studies. Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar, who holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University, Denton. She is the founder of the arts non-profit, WoCA Projects, in Fort Worth, Texas. Cross's research addresses critical multicultural approaches in arts practice, arts entrepreneurship, curatorial studies, museum studies, and art history. Cross has been a frequent presenter at academic and public conferences across the country and internationally, and is the director of the award-winning documentary, The Skin Quilt Project, which was produced in 2010 and was an official selection at the 2010 International Black Women's Film Festival in Berkley, California. Cross has been recognized nationally and internationally for her art practice and community work included featured works in museums and galleries across the U.S. and the 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received the Third Annual Visionary Award by Fort Worth Weekly magazine in 2013 and was named one of Dallas' "100 Creatives" by the Dallas Observer in 2015. In 2018, Cross was selected as a Visiting Artist for the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art, and an inaugural Carter Community Artist for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. In 2019, Cross was recognized as one of 13 Women Forwarding Fort Worth by Fort Worth Magazine.