Frank Dufour is a sound and multimedia designer. He is conducting research on the concept of Time Icons and on the relations between music and visual expressions and is dedicated to the visualization of music, exploring the use of images and animations as a means to facilitate its understanding and appreciation.
Giovanni graduated in 2012 from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with an MFA in Drawing & Painting where he teaches Mural Painting and Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing. His mixed-media paintings challenge traditional structures and will be featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial and in New American Paintings, issue #108.
Founded in 2011, HOMECOMING! Committee is an assembly of artists and creatives who seek to develop collaborative projects in conjunction with their own individual artistic production. HOMECOMING! projects, through shared involvement, transform the ephemeral into tangible experiences. They believe this transformation and interaction to be paramount, and is the true nucleus of artmaking.
James Sullivan is a Dallas-based sculptor and Professor of Sculpture in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He earned an MFA degree in sculpture at California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in philosophy at Yale University. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Germany.
James Thurman James Thurman is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts & Design, where he coordinates the 3D Core program as well as teaches in the Metals & Jewelry area. He received his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University.
November 2013 James Thurman is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts & Design, where he coordinates the 3D Core program as well as teaches in the Metals & Jewelry area. He received his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jill Downen's art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.
Jill's work charts the distance between the real and imagined, using recycled cardboard to create large-scale imaginary-type spaces for her drawings, paintings, found objects, and puppet-like figural sculptures. She then hosts participatory happenings and performances in her space.
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