Community Mural Program

Post written by: Kathy Dumlao In March, students at Sherwood Elementary School and Campus School were excited to complete a Community Mural Program. The mural at Sherwood Elementary School was painted by a group of fifth-grade students, and the mural at Campus School was completed by students from the sixth-grade. The participants were selected through a writing activity where they wrote about why they thought there should be art in their school and how they thought art could... Read More
at Friday, April 25, 2008
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Ryan Rowlett: Flew the Coop

Ryan Rowlett , who interned for Brooks' Exhibitions Department this semester, sat down with me to discuss interactive media, LA flight, communal functions and his upcoming project at Odessa this Friday. Below is the flyer Rowlett designed for the installation. LM: In our previous conversations you mentioned leaving home and heading to LA to work for Element Skateboarding Company in 1999, right after high school graduation. You also mentioned this was the time when your... Read More
at Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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Five Questions with David Appleby

Last Thursday night, The Brooks screened At the River I Stand , a documentary by University of Memphis Professor David Appleby. The film features rare interviews and news footage by local and national stations during the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the days leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. After the film, Professor Appleby answered a few of the audience's questions.  Here are five questions I asked the Professor in an email the day after the film. ... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, April 14, 2008
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ARTPOCALYPSE: A Manifesto

I was recently talking to Jerre Dye of Voices of the South.   He attended a conference last year at which a speaker was discussing the fact that we are exhibiting the signs of being on the verge of an arts renaissance .  He was saying that since the 60’s (the dawn of McDonald’s era), people have wanted everything like fast food.   Make it fast, make it the same.   I don’t want to think, I need to go.   Now, now, now…      But in the past five or so years, things have begun to... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Friday, April 4, 2008
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Confessions of a Graphic Designer

Just thinking about Helvetica makes me want to get down and party! As I was thumbing through my VEER typeface catalog (yes, there is such a thing), I saw the ad for the documentary, Helvetica .  Not only did you get the newly released DVD, but you also got the one of a kind Helvetica coffee mug featuring "light, regular, black, bold" styles of the font, and the Helvetica "love it or hate it" notebook.  (If you can't tell already, I'm the graphic designer at the... Read More
at Tuesday, April 1, 2008
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