Rick Lowe to Bring Community-Building Project to Dallas

trans.lationAs part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s multi-million grant program Nasher XChange (in celebration of the Nasher’s 10th anniversary, it has commissioned 10 contemporary artists to produce 10 public art projects for 10 sites across Dallas), artist Rick Lowe has big plans for Dallas’ Vickery Meadow area.

Lowe wants to translate the success of Houston’s Project Row Houses to Vickery Meadow, bringing art, commerce, and community into the neighborhood, culminating with a series of open markets starting October 19th, the opening date of the Nasher XChange exhibition. In March, Lowe visited the area to give a talk on the project, hoping to begin a sense of neighborhood buy-in, reported the Dallas Observer (who ran a 2012 in-depth cover story on Vickery Meadow). There was also an informal “Meet and Greet” earlier this month. The project, now called “Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow,” has also started a Facebook page.

On June 21 at 6 p.m., the project will host “The Lucky Pot Dinner and Community Gathering” at 6327 Ridgecrest Road near the Vickery Meadows Learning Center. Specific directions: “We will gather under the big tree.”

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  1. Fans of Rick Lowe can meet him next month at this fabulous art event in the Design District!

    Heart House Dallas presents
    “all heART”
    a wine & art party with special guest Nasher Xchange artist, Rick Lowe.

    Friday, July 12, 2013
    6 pm to 9 pm

    Carson Art Gallery
    1710 Hi Line Drive
    Dallas, TX 75207
    http://www.carsonartgallery.com

    $11 admission.
    $11 sponsors a day of program for a child)
    20% of all art sales that evening will benefit Heart House.

    For the first time in 33 years, Carson Art Gallery is opening its doors to the public and marking down their artwork, including originals at almost 60 percent the original price and giving 20% of its sales to Heart House Dallas!

    Heart House Dallas is a free after school educational program that provides a safe haven and academic support to at-risk children, while encouraging them to become good citizens. Visit http://www.hearthousedallas.org for more information.

    Read more about Rick Lowe here:
    http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/arts/06-24-13-nasher-sculpture-center-xchange-program-rick-lowe-vickery-meadow/

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/17/arts/design/17kimm.html?pagewanted=all

    Event hosted by:
    RED iD Agency & the Green Bandana Group

    Host committee:
    Teresa Nguyen, DJ Frances Jaye, Margot McCann, Diane Reeves, Lydia Varela

    For press inquiries about the event, please contact:
    teresa@redidagency.com

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