La Reunion TX, a not for profit artist residency, presents Phase I of a new program called Art Chicas Unidas in collaboration with Dallas Art Dealers Association, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and CityGallery on Saturday, November 10, 2007 with an all day workshop. An evening reception open to the public will be held from 7pm-9pm at City Gallery, located at 3601 Routh Street in Dallas. Art Chicas Unidas is funded by Dallas Women’s Foundation and professional women from all walks of life in the Dallas area.
Phase I will be a one-day working session on Saturday, November 10, 2007 for 10 artists who will lead teams of 4 girls in a day long project with the goal that the girls co-host an exhibit showing an artifact they have created. During lunch, members of DADA will lead a demonstration of the real-life essentials of how to create an artist portfolio as well as a talk on various arts-related careers. An evening reception will be open to their families and the public at the end of the day-long workshop at Uptown’s City Gallery located at 3601 Routh Street in Dallas. Proceeds from the sale of art will go towards these same girls’ Phase II tuition at a weekend long retreat in Spring 2008. The La Reunion artist selection committee is made up of Dallas area arts professionals who will choose artists for this program.
Phase II will be a weekend retreat at Girl Scouts’ Camp Whispering Cedars (date TBA) in the Spring 2008 for these same girls who participated in the November 10 workshop and open to other girls at the targeted high schools. As a part of the weekend retreat, 100% of girls will be filling out a Dallas County Community College application. The girls will learn how community college credits transfer to major four year colleges in pursuit of a sustaining art career. Cedar Valley College is our partner for this portion of the program. Sales from Phase II through another reception at CityGallery will go towards replicating the project in the Fall of 2008. In the coming years, we will be expanding the Art Chicas Unidas program throughout DISD inner-city, urban high schools.
Official Website: http://LaReunionTX.org
Added by sarahjanesemrad on August 14, 2007