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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Collaboration with Glassell School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is proud to announce a three year collaborative program with the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to bring CORE exhibitions to Dallas. A Glassell CORE exhibition has never been seen outside of Houston and we are very excited to give the residents an opportunity to exhibit their work to a new audience. Material Differences: Selections from CORE 2011 will be in all galleries and will incorporate residents of the visual art and art critic programs.

Opening reception with the artists will be Saturday, June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be on view through July 9th.

In conjunction with the collaboration between the MAC and the Glassell, local filmmaker, broadcaster and journalist Quin Mathews of Quin Mathews Films will be completing a film about the newly formed collaboration between the MAC and the Glassell and the artists who are currently in residence. The film will be screened at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. For over two decades, Matthews reported and anchored the news, then formed Quin Mathews Films to make programs regarding business, culture and the arts. Quin has shot documentaries around the world on subjects from folk churches in Mexico to emerging artists in China. In 1988 with radio partner Sharon Benge, he co-founded the radio program “Art Matters”. The show on WRR has broadcast over 2,000 interviews with the arts community. For his work in Texas arts, Quin received the 2008 Legends Award from the Dallas Contemporary.

The MAC has a long history of supporting contemporary Texas art and artist residency programs. The collaboration with the Glassell School of Art is a pivotal mile stone for continuing that same mission. Some of our most beloved Dallas artists have completed a residency at the Glassell such as Annette Lawrence and Trenton Doyle Hancock. Glassell Director, Joseph Havel, has work collected by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and is represented by Dallas’ Dunn and Brown Contemporary. We are proud to provide a space in Dallas for the CORE artists to exhibit together outside of Houston for the first time. We hope that you will join us in our excitement for the important role they currently play and their future as Texas artists.

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About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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