On Thursday, October 26, SMU Meadows School of the Arts and the Dallas Theater Center (DTC) host a review and panel discussion of research findings from the pilot year of Public Works Dallas. Author and Stanford professor Shirley Brice Heath will compile the key points that offer thoughts for the coming year. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dean of the Simmons School of Education Stephanie Knight, featuring DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas Clyde Valentin.
2017’s Homecoming began with the Distinguished Alumni Awards, a prelude to a weekend packed with activities. SMU Mustangs chose from among a range of concerts and performances, as well as special exhibitions at SMU’s museums and libraries. We also celebrated 100 years of Mustang spirit and Mustang jazz with the Mustang Band at the Pigskin Revue. The Meadows parade began a couple of hours before kickoff, where Dean Sam Holland led the parade down Boulevard–and we eat copious barbecued meats from Sonny Bryan’s–all leading up to the Mustang football team’s game against the UCF Knights.
Photographer Kim Leeson was on the scene to capture photos. Read more
Mary Vernon’s newest exhibit opened at the Grace Museum in Abilene earlier this month and will be available for viewing until early January.
In May, Mary Vernon concludes her long career at SMU. She is retiring as an art professor, a master of painting, drawing and color theory education at Meadows School of the Arts. She’s been teaching here for 50 years.
On September 15, her new exhibit titled “Painting is Drawing” opened at the Grace Museum in Abilene, where it will be on view until January 6. The exhibit features her interpretations of landscapes and still lifes, often marked by soft lines and blended colors in media including oil and graphite. The museum will host a reception with the artist on October 7.
The museum also captured Vernon’s installation on video to mark the exhibit’s opening. Read more