The Dallas County Community College District is proud to present the SEVEN Exhibition, which opens on Wed., April 8, at Dallas City Hall. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will hold a press conference that day at 12 p.m. to announce the opening of Dallas Arts Week, scheduled April 8-15.
Faculty and students from the art departments at all seven colleges in DCCCD’s system – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – were invited to participate and create a work of temporary public art by the City of Dallas. The temporary public art installation will be displayed throughout Dallas Arts Week and until June 5.
“All DCCCD colleges are committed to excellence in the arts, and this exhibition is a demonstration of the talents of its students and the exceptional level of instruction by its faculty,” said John Spriggins, gallery director at Richland College. Spriggins and Michael Valderas, gallery director at Mountain View College, conceived the idea for SEVEN.
“We envisioned faculty and students working together, teaching and learning. As a partner in this project, the City of Dallas has agreed to allow us to use City Hall as the exhibition space,” added Spriggins.
The mission of the SEVEN exhibition is to:
- Educate students about public art and career opportunities associated with creating art for public spaces.
- Serve as an educational tool for the public who may not be familiar with art.
- Develop a relationship with the City of Dallas for future exhibitions.
“We believe that art has the ability to empower, educate, and inspire the community, and what better way to reach the community than to place art in public spaces,” said Spriggins.
What: SEVEN Exhibition Temporary Public Art Installation and Exhibition.
Who: Presented by Dallas County Community College District
When: Reception 11:30 a.m., Press Conference at 12p.m. on Wed., April 8; exhibition ends June 5, 2015
Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas TX 75201
Cost: FREE and open to the public
For more information, contact Spriggins at Richland College by phone at 972-238-6339 or by email at email@example.com; or Valderas at Mountain View College by phone at 214-860-3649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.