EnLIGHTen yourself at the Crow Collection as you light up your night at Aurora 2013. Learn about different traditions that light up the night all across Asia, and create your own lantern and candleholders to take home with you. Have your photo taken with Buddha, which means “enlightened one,” a show-stopping 18-foot-tall red sculpture newly installed on Flora Street as part of the Crow Collection Sculpture Garden. Then, venture out into the nation’s largest Arts District to take in Aurora, a free contemporary art event that presents interactive new media artworks for one evening only. Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark
For more information on Aurora visit dallasaurora.com.
This free event offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, collaborate, and celebrate the exhibition Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney.
Bring a friend or just yourself, and, in the spirit of the exhibition, create an original work of art together with fellow artists to compete for prizes.
Cash bar all night.
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Time with the exhibition Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
7:00 – 8:00 pm | Artist talk with Artist Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
8:00 – 9:00 pm | Collaborative art making in teams of 2-3
9:00 – 10:00 pm | Conversation, Critique & Selection of Winners
- Complimentary ticket to the Artist Workshop with Nida Bangash
- $25 gift certificate to Lotus Shop
- Free membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District
- Free champagne tour for up to 10 guests (1 per group)
- Winners posted on our website
- Swag Bag from the Lotus Shop
- Free membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District (please read the fine print)
- Winners posted on our website
Part 2 of this event is now sold out!
Online registration is closed, walk-ups welcome for Part 1 of the event.
Join Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist, Sopheap Pich,
as he discusses Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date, with our Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Jacqueline Chao. Pich’s oversized sculpture conveys the power of nature and also prompts visitors to consider concepts of scale. The twenty-five-foot long sculpture, composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo, will be on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from June 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018 as part of Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artist talk and Q&A
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Meet and Greet with the Artist
Artist 2 Artist offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, collaborate, and celebrate the exhibition Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich.
Bring a friend or just yourself, and, in the spirit of the exhibition, create an original collaborative work of art with fellow artists.Open bar from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Prizes awarded to the winning team.
About the Artist:
Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he moved with his family to the United States in 1984, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. In 2002, he returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he continues to be based. Pich is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and making sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures. His childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia has had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory and the body.
- 6:30 – 7:00 pm | Check-In & Time in the exhibition Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich
- 7:00 – 8:00 pm | A conversation with Sopheap Pich
- 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Collaborative art-making in teams of 2-3
- 9:00 – 9:30 pm | Presentation of Works, Peer Review & Selection of Winners
Winning Team will receive:
- Signed copy of Sopheap Pich’s catalog
- Free artist membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District
- Winners posted on social media
This event offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, and collaborate.
7:00 – 8:00 pm | Artist Jacob Hashimoto and curator Jacqueline Chao discuss Hashimoto’s newest site-specific installation and exhibition JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos.
8:00 – 10:00 pm | Bring a friend or make some new ones, as you create a collaborative work of art in the spirit of JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos. Following a conversation with curator Jacqueline Chao and Jacob Hashimoto, each team of artists will have one hour to create an artwork using only the materials provided. This friendly competition culminates with each participant voting on each team’s work, with the winners receiving a signed catalog from Jacob Hashimoto and an artist level membership. Beer and wine will be available. Must be 21 or older to participate.