J. Erik Jonnson Central Library,
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor
Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of artist in residency programs as well as share their experiences at some of the more unusual programs available. Discussion will include the issues around getting accepted or rejected into AIRs, the financial aspects, and what working in a new space can do for an artist's practice.
Shelby Orr (moderator) is an artist based in Fort Worth, TX working in photography, video, and sound. Her work has been shown at The Masur Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Spiva Center for the Arts, and, as a finalist for the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, was included in the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale. She recently completed a three month residency at CentralTrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency. Along with her photographic and video work, Orr writes and performs sound compositions and is one-half of the experimental music group KITBASHES.
Danny Rose received his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Dallas in 2011. Between 2014 and 2015, Rose lived in Indonesia, teaching art and design at the Chandra Kusuma International School. Rose's work has been included at The Beeville Art Museum, Oliver Francis Gallery, Ro2 Gallery and others. His solo show “The Sun Shines Blue” opened at Galleri Urbane in the summer of 2016, followed by his show “Majic Eyes,” which opened in Jan 2017 at The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. He was an artist-in-residence at The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in January 2017 and has been an artist-in-residence at The Moon Mansion Dallas since 2013.
Diane Durant works with image, text, and found objects to tell true stories. Diane is a graduate of Baylor University (BFA ’01), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA/BC ’04), and the University of Texas at Dallas (MA ’07, PhD ’13) where she currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in Photography. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. She is now editing a translated anthology of Albanian poetry which is forthcoming from Mundus Artium Press. Her photographs have been exhibited coast to coast. In 2015, Diane took her adventuring to Wyoming as the Artist-in-Residence at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Her work is currently included in the long-term temporary installation National Parks of Wyoming at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.
Dannie Liebergot is a visual artist who lives and works in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her BFA in photography at the University of North Texas in 2015 studying under Dornith Doherty, Paho Mann, and Pavel Romaniko. Shortly after, she was an artist in residence in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland at Listhús Artspace.
Liebergot has participated in national and international exhibitions, including showings with Listhús Artspace in Iceland and the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas. She is one of the four recipients of the 2016 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art for her upcoming short film. In 2015, she was awarded first place in the 55th Annual Voertman's Student Art Competition. She is also a recipient of the 2014 CVAD Scholarship for photography at the University of North Texas.
Erika Huddleston is focused on the study of nature in urban settings. Series include the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Hackberry Creek, the Trinity River Sump, and Community Park in downtown Corsicana. Erika has a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and a BA in Fine Arts. She writes for art and architecture journals including Texas Architect and Aether. Her online portfolio can be found at www.erikahuddleston.com.