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Cedars Sessions October 2022: Rick Maxwell and Jay Bailey, art talk and exhibit

Maxwell Studios

About this event:
The non profit arts organization, Cedars Open Studios is pleased to announce the Cedars Sessions Oct 2022 exhibit and talk featuring the work of artists Rick Maxwell and Jay Bailey, both past members of the Cedars Open Studios November Tour, celebrating 20 years this year. The Cedars Sessions event will take place Saturday, October 1, 6-9pm at Maxwell Studios 1419 Griffin St. E. Dallas, TX 75215.

The studios will open early at 5:30 p.m. for a preview. Artist talks start promptly at 6 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Seating is limited, free tickets must be reserved using the Eventbrite link.*Since this studio is not ADA accessible, the CNA zoom account will host a stream of the event. More information posted soon. If you prefer to join the event online, please email directly [email protected] for the link.

Featured Artists:
Rick Maxwell is an internationally recognized artist based in Dallas, Texas. Born Richard Allen Maxwell on October 5th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Temple, Texas in the summer of 1968 and graduated from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas with a Bachelor in Arts in 1971 and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Masters in Fine Arts in 1975. He taught for the Dallas County Community Colleges from 1975 through 2008 on four of their seven campuses. He earned a Minnie Piper Stevens Award for excellence in teaching in 1981 and a Faculty of the Year Award in 1999. From 2008 to 2018 he served as Executive Dean of the School of Arts at Brookhaven College. Maxwell has maintained a studio in the Cedars neighborhood on the Southern rim of downtown Dallas since 2002.His sculptures and drawings which reflect a unique sensibility to natural forms are in major art museums and public and private collections including: the Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, Prudential Corporation, Omni Corporation, City of Dallas, Dallas Collages, Exxon Corporation, Marriott Corporation, Jordan Vineyards and the Atlantic Richfield Company. @rick.maxwell

Jay Bailey
Inspired by memory and fragmentation, Jay Bailey makes paintings and drawings which create a fabric of images unique to his time and place in the American West. He references a landscape of grand mountains, dramatic skies, deteriorating casinos, hidden underground music venues, dirt country roads, and western and frontier folklore.  His paintings are collections of seemingly discordant marks, lines, blooms, and brush strokes which fall together in a singular voice. With a style influenced by the spirit of cut and paste photo collage, digital video distortion, and blind contour drawings, his images reside on representing the edge of where a thing is and isn’t.His compositions give space to see strange things and hear silence...He lives and works in Dallas, Texas. @jaybaileyart

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1419 Griffin E Dallas, TX · Dallas, TX 75215