Apr
22
Sat
Exhibition | Seeing Patterns: Artist Residency Program with Nida Bangash
Sat Apr 22 2017 12:00 am — Sun Jun 04 2017 12:00 am

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Seeing Patterns

In March 2017, the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s Education Department offered a series of workshops and a weeklong residency with Nida Bangash, an artist born in Iran and raised in Pakistan. Bangash’s practice stems from the Indo-Persian miniature painting tradition, a genre using precise brushwork and patterning. Using these techniques, Bangash applies symbolism and ornamentation to subtly address contemporary socio-political concerns. Drawing inspiration from the patterning and geometry in the Crow Collection’s 18th century Façade of a Residence, program participants incorporated Indo-Persian elements into their own hexagonal works of art.

Through the museum’s Artist Residency Program, ten high school students from across Dallas spent their spring breaks with Bangash exploring works of art at the museum, learning about the Persian and South Asian traditions of miniature painting and patterning, and thinking deeply about what it means to be a woman in today’s world. Drawing upon these explorations, students created original works of art that speak to their experience of being female.

The museum’s Education Department presents Seeing Patterns, an installation of work created by participants of all ages through their engagements with Nida Bangash.


 

Seeing Patterns and the associated programming is supported in part by a grant from the Dallas Women’s Foundation.

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May
29
Mon
#Crow31Days | Day 29
Mon May 29 2017 12:00 am — Tue May 30 2017 12:00 am

Mylan Nguyen is a Dallas native of Vietnamese and Mexican descent.mylan nguyen silk painting

She studied Illustration in Los Angeles at the Otis College of Art and Design and ceramics in Japan and creates gallery and installation work in her own unique illustration style.

On May 21st, the Crow Collection’s Education Department offered a workshop with Mylan to the public.  Participants completed a small color wheel, practiced brushstrokes, and salt techniques to create a unique piece on silk.

Coming up on Saturday, June 3, Mylan will be holding a teens-only workshop at the Crow Collection.  Teens, ages 13-18, will also complete a small color wheel, practice brushstrokes, and salt techniques to create a unique piece on silk. They will get a chance to dream up and draw their own characters on silk with the loose theme of “imaginary image002friendship”.  Then, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions around narrative, personal illustration style, and what it means to create a voice that is unique to the characters that come from one’s own world.  Spots are still available, reserve your spot now!

Pieces from these workshops will be used by the artist to create a sculptural, interactive installation that will be displayed alongside participant work in a community exhibition. Stay tuned for details!

To learn more about Mylan, please visit her website or follow her on Instagram!

Jun
1
Thu
Homeschool Program with artist Mylan Nguyen
Thu Jun 01 2017 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Homeschool Program with artist Mylan Nguyen @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Explore the art of painting on silk using illustration and watercolor techniques with local artist Mylan Nguyen. Mylan is a Dallas native of Vietnamese and Mexican descent who studied illustration in Los Angeles and ceramics in Japan and creates gallery and installation work in her own unique illustration style.

Students will complete a small color wheel, practice brushstrokes, resist, and salt techniques to create a unique piece on silk. Students will also collaborate with the artist on a larger piece to be used in an installation and a community exhibition. To learn more about the artist, visit her website: http://www.maisonmylan.com/

Jun
3
Sat
Adventure Asia: Perspective
Sat Jun 03 2017 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

AA-Sept-6-2014-Mother-DaughGain a new perspective with workshops, demonstrations, and art activities all centered around our exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney.

The exhibition is a collaborative endeavor focused on traditional Chinese brush painting, photographic landscapes, and the imaginative meshing of the two. Stretch and play with the relationship between the media of painting and photography with traditional Chinese brush painting workshops, photo collaging, community cyanotypes, and impermanent landscapes.

As part of our family day activities, come in and experience the interactive installations based on childhood fort building created in the museum’s workshops ( Teen & Public) with local artist Mylan Nguyen. Made of painted silk these sculptural environments will offer the young, and the young at heart, a place to relax, read, draw, and be inspired.

 

 

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Teen Silk Painting Workshop with artist Mylan Nguyen
Sat Jun 03 2017 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Teen Silk Painting Workshop with artist Mylan Nguyen @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Mylan Nguyen is a Dallas native of Vietnamese and Mexican descent. She studied illustration in Los Angeles and ceramics in Japan and creates gallery and installation work in her own unique illustration style. Look and learn at the works of some of artist Mylan Nguyen’s favorite illustrators, Ako Castuera, Yumi Sakugawa, and Gerald Leung, and examine their approach to designing and creating compelling characters.

Participants will complete a small color wheel, practice brushstrokes, and salt techniques to create a unique piece on silk. Teens will get a chance to dream up and draw their own characters on silk with the loose theme of “imaginary friendship”.  Then, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions around narrative, personal illustration style, and what it means to create a voice that is unique to the characters that come from one’s own world. Pieces from this workshop will be used by the artist to create a sculptural, interactive installation that will be displayed alongside participant work in a community exhibition.

*Please Note*
This workshop is for teens ages 13-18.

Jun
10
Sat
Kids Club at Dallas Zoo
Sat Jun 10 2017 9:00 am — 11:00 am
Kids Club at Dallas Zoo @ Dallas Zoo

Learn how the Dallas Zoo is keeping endangered animals S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Extinction). Then spend the day exploring and visiting your favorite animals in the Giants of the Savanna, Wilds of Africa, and Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo.

Join at the Pearl level today to be a part of Kids Club.