We invite artists to the Center for Creative Connections (C3) to celebrate creativity and the artistic process. Join us for an artist-led workshop for lively conversation and hands-on art-making projects.
Upcoming Visiting Artists
Natalie Macellaio combines the materials and techniques of a metalsmith with alternative materials such as resin, plastic, and guitar strings to push the boundaries of sculpture and installation. In her work, the influence of the natural world becomes layered and parallels the emotional experiences with barriers and relationships.
Lesli Robertson is a textile artist by training, but in her creative process she often combines materials that are a sharp contrast to the usual fibers. Robertson currently teaches fibers courses at the University of North Texas.
Israeli artist Shira Richter creates Visual Performance Lectures (VPL) as a part of her artistic practice. VPLs are a style of presentation that synthesizes storytelling, cinema art, photography, research, and stage performance. During each lecture, artworks are presented that relate to the topics of gender, feminism, politics, economics, religion, anthropology, sociology, medicine, and popular culture. Richter is a passionate and animated speaker who uses humor to connect to the audience and communicate how the seemingly specific subjects of art/motherhood are relevant to many disciplines. Her lectures raise consciousness regarding the fundamental roles that Motherhood and Art play in our lives and how this is often overlooked in current Western patriarchal/capitalistic societies. This dynamic is changing, thanks to many brave individuals, groups, and initiatives like The Mother Load. Each lecture is specific to the venue, with issues relevant to the location that are incorporated into the narrative.
Kendra Greene - Writer-in-Residence
A. Kendra Greene hung up her white gloves at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to earn an MFA from the University of Iowa—and she has been writing about shipwrecks, exploding negatives, and stolen woodpeckers ever since. She lives in Dallas, where she is finishing an essay collection about museum collections. Anomalous Press will publish her chapbook, Anatomy of a Museum, next March.
Magdalena Grohman, Ph.D.
Dr. Magdalena Grohman received her MA and PhD in psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her background is in creative thinking, problem solving and education. Currently, she is an associate director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology and a lecturer at the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.