THIS City in Your Hands

Check out my ARTB work to understand more about the umbrella of work guiding this project.

UPDATE 3/28/20:

#Dallasinyourhands continued in fall-winter 2019 and early spring 2020 in the form of an artist residency funding by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture. As of 3/11/20, due to CoVid-19 Measures in the City of Dallas, I moved a portion of the project online by leveraging my website hosting platform. Please visit: CoVid-19 Relief Downloads Page to get your own print at home copies of activities that have been uploaded to-date.

Follow #artsactivate on Instagram to see postings from all 2019-2020 grant recipients.

During the Spring of 2019, thanks to a grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs I began using lines as action cues to create paper puzzles based on the forms and shapes of the City of Dallas. These activities were then distributed through a number of interactive events with underserved youth in West Dallas and North Oak Cliff.

The SuperSkilled Characters in the book are designed by artist Ben Griffith.

Images from community events showing the work and engagement with children that increasingly are not afforded art classes in their schools:

Locations from which these spatial thinking activity books have been distributed at no cost
to children in the West Dallas and Oak Cliff Areas to date:

West Branch Dallas Public Library
West Dallas Multipurpose Center – Family Care Connection
West Dallas Multipurpose Center – Love For Kids
Anita Martinez Recreation Center
Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Recreation Center
Kidd Springs Recreation Center
C.F. Carr School
Full City Rooster
Vogel Alcove
Deep Vellum
This and That Ministries
Life in Deep Ellum
Wild Detectives
Our Birthing Home
Color Me Empowered
Historic Church