State of the Arts


Dallas's key artistic leaders and special guests in thought-provoking conversations about the arts and the cultural landscape of the Metroplex.   Moderated by KERA host and producer Jeff Whittington and presented in partnership with KERA's Art & Seek.

State of the Arts: The New Dallas Arts District


The conversation highlights the new community development plan for the Dallas Arts District and other urban planning projects that are changing the arts landscape in Dallas.

Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter with KERA's Art&Seek
Alex Krieger, Principal at NBBJ and Professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Peer Chacko, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Dallas
Lily Cabatu Weiss, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District.

State of the Arts: Data Is the New Paint


Jerome Weeks, Senior Arts Producer-Reporter for KERA's Art&Seek
Dr. Maximilian Schich, Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas 
Ruth West, Associate Professor and Director of xREZ Art Science Lab at the University of North Texas
Ira Greenberg, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director, Center of Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University

​September 29, 2016
​Horchow Auditorium


State of the Arts: Contemporary Artists

Christopher Blay, Artist; instructional assistant and curator, The Art Corridor Galleries 
Janeil Engelstad, Artist; founder, Make Art With Purpose (MAP)
Stephen Lapthisophon, Artist; visiting assistant professor of drawing, University of Texas-Arlington.
This is the opening conversation for the fifth season of the State of the Arts series. 
October 10, 2013