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New Meadows Museum Exhibit Offers Rare Look at Texas and Southwest Art

Two new exhibitions at the Meadows Museum offer a rare look at major pieces of Texas and Southwest art. Complementary summer exhibitions The Collection of Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran: In Honor of a Lone Star Legend and The Frances Golden Ware Gift: Landscapes of the Southwest (June 3-August 19, 2012) highlight recent gifts to SMU’s University Art Collection, which is overseen by Meadows Museum.

Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Tour 2012

I learned one thing on the Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Tour this weekend and that’s to start early and pace yourself. Fifteen artists invited us into their studios to see how they create art and each host on the tour could not have been nicer. Everyone was willing to talk about the art and even give demonstrations of the creative process. So, out of fifteen locations I only made it to five.

Screen Printing Workshop with Mike Arreaga and Brian McCorquodale at We Are 1976

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to participate in a screen printing workshop at We Are 1976 (yes, that’s really their name). The workshop was run by two very knowledgeable printers, Mike Arreaga and Brian McCorquodale from Holding Pattern. If you have ever wanted to learn screen printing, like me, then I highly recommend signing-up for this workshop the next time it’s offered. Sign-up for their mailing list.

You Can’t Make Art without Getting Your Hands Dirty Part II

Last November I told you about my experience learning how to print drypoint with instructor Peter Ligon at Southern Methodist University (You Can’t Make Art without Getting Your Hands Dirty). This time I will impart my experience learning acid etching and aquatint. Etching and aquatint were once again taught by Peter Ligon at SMU. The only difference was the day of the week and a few of the regular students. I don’t think two sessions makes me a regular yet, but who knows.