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March 21-23, 2024

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SP/N Gallery Reception for SPE Member Exhibition (juried by Christopher Blay) and SPESC Student exhibition

(In-Person Event)

Saturday, October 30 - 4:30PM to 6:30PM

 IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS EVENTS at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
_Street parking is available or park in the adjacent Southwestern Medical Center patient parking area.


SP/N Gallery

https://ah.utdallas.edu/about-ah/buildings-venues/spn-gallery/


JUROR'S STATEMENT 

It was an incredible honor to select works for the SPESC member exhibition from a list of submissions that was simply breathtaking. The range of works, from cyanotypes to videos, to sculpture were nothing short of inspiring. It was particularly humbling to experience some of these educators' works for the first time, and remember the early years of my own work and how influential my photography professors were in helping me chart my path into the world of art. Congratulations to all the great educators out there and cheers to a great exhibition. 


JUROR:
Christopher Blay 
is the Chief Curator of the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The artist, writer, and curator was the News Editor at Glasstire Magazine from 2019 - 2021 and served as curator of the Art Corridor Galleries at Tarrant County College, Southeast for the ten years prior to Glasstire. As a juror, Blay served on panels for the Nasher Sculpture Center, Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum's Moss/Chumley Award, Big Medium's Tito's Prize, as well as numerous University gallery exhibitions including the recent student exhibitions at Texas State University in San Marcos.


Blay has used photography, video, sculpture, and performance in his numerous exhibitions, which consider the Black experience in America. The former Carter Community Artist has also received a Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, as well as The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier travel grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. His public works include the ongoing East Rosedale Monument Project in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dindi (for Annibel) in Dallas' Coombs Creek Park near Oak Cliff. Blay is a 2003 Graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in Photography with a minor in Art History.

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