A new artist exchange program has kicked off between SMU Meadows School of the Arts and École Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA) of Dijon, France (which is a Dallas sister city). The first two artists participating in this postgraduate fellowship program will be featured in an exhibition at SMU’s Pollock Gallery in August and (via SMU) “…ENSA will host an exhibition of the two artists’ work at Le Consortium Contemporary Art Center in Dijon in October.”
Dijon’s artist, Hugo Capron, will be a resident at SMU this July and August, and Texas’ Melissa Tran (SMU M.F.A. ’14) will be in residence at ENSA in Dijon this September and October. The program features “a six-week residency on exchange at the other, which will include studio and living spaces and an exhibition in each location,” and it looks as though the artists will meet with students at each school. “The artists were selected through a nomination process at each university, and the final selection was made by Astrid Handa-Gagnard, director of FRAC Bourgogne in Bourgogne, France.”
The Pollock Gallery exhibition is called From Dijon to Dallas and takes place August 10-29, 2015, with a reception on Sat., Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info, go here.