Tempestt Hazel- Core Talk Guest Artist

Core Design hosts Tempestt Hazel, an independent curator, writer, artist advocate and executive director of Sixty Inches from Center, a Chicago-based online magazine and archiving organization. Additionally, she is the Community Arts Engagement Manager at the Washington Park Arts Incubator with the University of Chicago. Her curatorial practice often uses archives and collections as a starting point to draw connections between a variety of histories and the work of contemporary, emerging artists.

Shira Richter- Core Talk Guest Artist

Core Design hosts multi-inter-disciplinary Israeli artist and film maker, Shira Richter, who specializes in articulating the subject of motherhood in large scale projects through film, photography, text, and visual performances. Recently, Richter was invited by the Head of the committee for status of Women and Gender Equality at the Israeli Knesset to lead a panel discussion at the Women's Day conference on the subject of the economic status of Israeli mothers.

Dauvit Alexander- Core Talk Guest Artist

Core Design hosts Dauvit Alexander- also known as the Justified Sinner- a largely self-taught jeweler from Scotland who works with found metals, mostly iron and steel, repurposing them to create jewelry which crosses boundaries of style and techniques of the fine jeweler and the most up-to-date digital technologies to create complex, multi-layered pieces, often using jewelry history as a starting point. Dauvit’s work can be seen in many recent jewelry publications and has been exhibited widely.

Arny Nadler- Core Talk Guest Artist

Core Design will host Arny Nadler, a sculptor and associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis, where he serves as the chair of the undergraduate art program. He has exhibited an array of work at universities, art centers and other venues across the country, including the Evanston Art Center, the Turchin Art Center, Sculpture Key West, the Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Maryland Hall Center for the Creative Arts, Millikin University and Western Michigan University.

Core Talk Guest Artist Heather Bennett

Heather Bennett is a photographer who gained her BA and BFA at Washington University and received her MFA at Hunter College, New York. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, such as Contemporary Arts Center, Syracuse, NY; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; FIAC Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France and Gallerie S.E., Bergen, Norway, among others. Bennett’s work has been the subject of numerous reviews and art publications, such as Artnet, Art Review Magazine, Art on Paper Magazine,ArtPapers, The New York Times, and Time Out New York.

Alumna Erika Edwards at the DMA Center for Creative Connections

Erika Edwards

Erika Edwards, UNT Photography alumna, will teach a workshop at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections on​ Friday, September 19, 2014.


Late Night Art Bytes: Photoshop Drop-In
7:00–8:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections
Drop in to learn about photographer Erika Edwards’ artistic process and experiment with Adobe Photoshop.


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