Monday, November 25, 2013

The Artist's Commission

State of the Arts at the Dallas Museum of Art

♦ Contemporary Artists
Oct. 10, 2013  | Listen (1 hr. 9 min)
C Blay - SOA 10.10J Engelstad - SOA 10.10.13dma_544250
Christopher Blay, Artist; instructional assistant and curator, The Art Corridor Galleries
Janeil Engelstad, Artist; founder, Make Art With Purpose (MAP)
Stephen Lapthisophon, Artist; visiting assistant professor of drawing, University of Texas-Arlington

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Keller Oral History project is a continuation of my oral history projects for Tarrant County that began with the Northeast Arts Council's funded Haltom City Stories Project, and will continue next year to cities in North Tarrant. The idea developed after I spent a couple of years working on a project for the Fort Worth Public Library. I was given access to the Library's archives to come up with an exhibit, and there, I discovered volumes of cassette tapes retelling the history of the city and of families. I am also inspired by the Story Corp project, a national oral history initiative. I was fortunate to work with a small, but diverse group of Keller residents and hope to continue the project in the future.