Norwood Flynn Gallery will host two events on Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk. A reception for the Visual Arts Senior Students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts from 6-8pm AND the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony, at 7pm that same evening. A display of the Senior Booker T. Student art and of the winner and finalists of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship will be shown from 2-8pm on the 26th and available for viewing through May 10, at Norwood Flynn.
(Dallas) Norwood Flynn Gallery is pleased to announce its 2014 Spring Juried Show featuring works by the Senior Visual Arts students of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The show, which runs from April 26 through May 10 including a Student Artists’ Reception on Saturday, April 26 from 6-8pm, will be an opportunity for Seniors to show and sell their work in a gallery setting. 100% of the sales proceeds benefit the student artists and Dallas Art Dealers Association’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.
Also on view will be artwork from the winner and finalists of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Development Fund. At 7pm that evening, DADA will present three scholarships that include mentorships, internships and artists’ studio visits, to three visual art students from Dallas-area schools. The Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. and Steven L. Green Foundation for the Arts and Education and Edith Baker Arts and Education Fund provide financial support for these scholarships.
About the Booker T. Washington High School:
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts was created to provide a program of excellence in the arts, which meets the needs of the students and the community. It is the school of choice for students with special talents and the desire and commitment to develop their potential. Intensive training in the performing or visual arts allows students to explore the demands of an artist career. A rigorous academic program offers all courses required for the State’s three graduation plans including a host of honors courses and Advanced Placement courses. Students are selected through audition, interview, portfolio or other demonstration of artistic aptitude, and the student population reflects the ethnic enrollment of the district at large. On the average, 150 graduating senior boast $1.5-$3.5 million dollars in college scholarships in both arts and academic majors.
The Visual Arts Cluster, led by Paige Furr, provides an intense education in the studio arts: drawing, design, printing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewelry. Special Advanced Placement art courses enhance the curriculum and prepare students for professional schools and future career options.
About the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career and Development Fund:
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed the Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit.www.dallasartdealers.org/
About Norwood Flynn Gallery:
Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940’s cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists. The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.