500X Gallery will host eight artists in Co | Action, an exhibition showcasing work between artist pairs representing four universities in the DFW area. At some point in an emerging artist’s early career, someone comes alongside him or her to give critique, counsel, support, more critique, advice, training, and even to write letters of recommendation for employment or grant opportunities. The mentor-mentee or educator-student relationship is integral to the growth of the artist and mentor, as well as the art community.
For this exhibition, 500X extended four invitations to artists/educators/mentors in the DFW area and asked them to choose a student or mentee with whom to exhibit. The mentor/mentee pair will either collaborate on a new work or display individual pieces side-by-side to visually convey the working relationship or influence. Co | Action will be on view from December 8, 2018-January 6, 2019 at 500X Gallery. The opening reception is December 8, 2018, from 7-10 pm.
University of North Texas: Amie Adelman/ Delaney Smith
Texas Woman’s University: Meg Griffiths/ Amy Friend
University of Dallas: Kelly O’Briant/ Elizabeth Given
UT Arlington: Nancy Palmeri/ Kacey Slone