Shirin received her degree in fashion design from the University of North Texas and was a contestant on the sixth season of Project Runway. She currently works on custom bridal and owns her own ready-to-wear line.
Ava Wilson: Dallas native Ava Wilson received her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from Howard University and a master's degree from Temple University, where she studied the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in Dallas. Wilson is a 2004 NAACP/ACT-SO Gold Medalist in Playwriting and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Short Story Writing.
In the summer of 2012 Connor Wallace and Courtney Marie launched what has become an ever-evolving project intending to inspire and motivate Denton's artists. This project is called spiderweb salon. with the support and love of our friends and family, we have hosted many successful spiderweb salon shows and workshops and the project continues to grow. Our ultimate goal is also a work in progress, but giving back to the community while pursuing our own artistic goals is the driving force for everything we do.
Teresa Rafidi photographs in ordinary places, shifting attention away from the subject matter and redirecting the focus. She uses light as her theme, revealing subtle fragments of perception and the visceral pleasures of experiencing a particular moment.
Tom Cox earned a degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and explores place and our relationship to it through the study of architecture. Since 1980 he has taught architecture at the Skyline Career Development Center, a Dallas public school that emphasizes career education.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.