A Panel Discussion
Hosted at CentralTrak on March 29th, 2012
In January, the Dallas Museum of Art hosted a panel discussion featuring major leaders in the arts scene here in Dallas - Jeffrey Grove (DMA), Jeremy Strick (Nasher), Peter Doroshenko (Dallas Contemporary), and Michael Corris (SMU). The event promised a "thought-provoking conversation about the arts and cultural
landscape of the Metroplex" on the subject of contemporary art in Dallas. Since the panel, there has been a general consensus that the panel was lacking - lacking in representation, lacking in range of topics presented and discussed, and lacking in a focused discussion on the state of the arts here in Dallas.
"Radical Regionalism" was organized to continue the discussion that the DMA's panel began, with the goal of focusing less on the perennial question of "what's wrong with Dallas?" We were hoping that "Radical Regionalism" could inform us all of positive efforts and directions within the arts community with this focused and diverse panel, allowing us to better understand the state of the arts here in North Texas.
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Meet the Panel
- Matthew Cusick, artist.
- Wanda Dye, Assistant Professor - School of Architecture at UT - Arlington; Founder of RE gallery + studio.
- Benito Huerta, Professor-Art & Art History, Director and Curator-The Gallery at UTA, artist, and co-founder, Executive Director, Co-Director, Vice President and now Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal.
- Vicki Meek, Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center, artist, and educator.
- Charissa Terranova, Phd, Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas and free-lance curator and critic.
Moderator: Leigh A. Arnold, Graduate PhD Student at the University of Texas at Dallas / Researcher at the Dallas Museum of Art.
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