In the Fall of 2021 FACE hosted me and my wife for a three-month Resilience Mentor project in which we worked with 2 middle school classes and the FLASH which is an American Rules Football organization. We lived outside of Paris in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Saint-Denis. The experience was life-changing
Cufflink Art, established by Doug Gault and Joey Luong, is a contemporary art establishment providing a platform for emerging and established artists. The gallery specializes in the sale of both primary and secondary market artworks, with a focus on contemporary artists from the 20th and 21st centuries.
In addition, the gallery offsets their programming of unique works alongside accessibility by offering limited edition prints, fine art books, and small objects. The gallery is located in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth which has recently been designated as a state cultural district. The Near Southside is home to a multitude of arts, entertainment, and creative organizations and continues to foster building a creative and supportive community.
Fort Worth has a rich and vibrant arts community and is home to world-class art institutions such as The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Kimbell Art Museum, and The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.
Young Country is a traveling exhibition and is organized by the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, in Wilmington, Delaware. The show opened in Louisville at the Quonset Hut and will be traveling to the University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia from July 6-29, 2011. The exhibition reception in Philadelphia is July 6th and will coincide with a talk by Matthew Higgs, Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, New York. An exhibition devoted to rural themes in contemporary American art, Young Country specifically examines how artists living in such “far-flung” places as Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are re-defining ideas of “country” in America. The exhibition features artists who employ rural images and subjects such as horseracing, honkytonks, and homesteading, and addresses how the visual culture of geographic regions shapes perception and identity. Beyond folk or kitsch expression, the works in the exhibition are often critical and conceptual in origin and generate both a humorous and sober dialogue about individual understandings of history and place. The show features work by artists from Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Lexington, KY and more. The show in Philadelphia will include more artists from across the U.S. and will continue to grow as it travels.