This Dreamweek event will allow middle school and high school girls to delve into the varied historic origins of colorism and visually express their own thoughts and feelings on the subject in a communal art project, led by interdisciplinary artist/filmmaker, curator, and scholar Dr. Lauren Cross, Cross is program coordinator of UNT-Denton’s Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies program. She was among three Fort Worth artists selected for the 2013 Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Awards, and among 100 Dallas Creatives honored by the Dallas Observer in 2015.
The hands-on workshop is part of Southwest School of Art’s exhibition Re-Devaluing Colorism: The Intersections of Skin Color and Currency that features sculpture, paintings, video, drawings by 14 women of color, the majority of whom are African-American artists from Texas, who respond to this global phenomenon and its deleterious outcomes.
This group exhibition is sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and runs through April 5.
Featured artists include Bernice Appelin-Williams, Rabea Ballin, Lauren Cross, Barbara Felix, Pallavi Govindnathan, Jin-Ya Huang, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, Lauren Kelley, Dan Lam, Vicki Meek, Deborah Roberts, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, and Montoya Williams.
List of Exhibiting Artists
- Vicki Meek – Dallas, https://glasstire.com/2016/03/03/vicki-meek-has-time-to-make-more-art, https://about.me/vicki.meek
- Jin-Ya Huang – Dallas, https://www.fossilgroup.com/creative-class-jin-ya-huang
- Dan Lam – Dallas,https://www.bydanlam.com
- Susan Sponsler – Dallas, https://susansponsler.com
- Montoya Williams – Dallas, www.iammontoya.com
- Pallavi Govindnathan – Denton, https://pallavigovindnathan.squarespace.com
- Lauren Cross – Fort Worth, laurenecross.com
- Deborah Roberts – Austin, http://www.deborahrobertsart.com
- Bernice Appelin-Williams – San Antonio, https://serieproject.org/product/bernice-appelin-williams/
- BarbaraFelix – San Antonio, https://barbarafelix.com
- Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, San Antonio, http://naomiwanjiku.com
- Ann SoleSister Johnson, Houston, https://www.solesisterart.com
- Rabea Ballin – Houston,http://www.rabea-ballin.com
- Lauren Kelley – New York, www.laurenkelleyworld.com