Past Artists

Rene Muhl

December 2012, February 2012, January 2010

Artist Rene Muhl uses a variety of materials such as bronze, puzzle pieces, and fiber in her processes to create sculpture and installations that connect diverse communities of people through common interests.


Riley Holloway

July 2013, February 2013

A local artist and native of Arlington, Texas, Riley Holloway has been passionate about drawing since he was a child. He studied art at the Art Institute of Dallas and the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.



Romie Faienza

April 2010

Romie Faienza is a director, producer, photographer, and screenwriter who combines traditional and experimental film techniques to tell semi-fictional and semi-autobiographical stories of love and technology. Her work employs humor, narrative, and bold visuals to explore contemporary existential debates.


Sara Cardona

June 2010

Artist Sara Cardona creates mixed media work that is influenced by her relationship with theater and film. Through ink drawings and collages, she records the experiences of her life. She draws on maps, file folders, and spare paper and uses everyday materials such as ink, ballpoint, correction fluid, markers, and thread.


Shirin Askari

July 2013

Shirin received her degree in fashion design from the University of North Texas and was a contestant on the sixth season of Project Runway. She currently works on custom bridal and owns her own ready-to-wear line.




South Dallas Cultural Center

October 2012, December 2012, March 2013      


Ava Wilson: Dallas native Ava Wilson received her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from Howard University and a master's degree from Temple University, where she studied the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in Dallas. Wilson is a 2004 NAACP/ACT-SO Gold Medalist in Playwriting and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Short Story Writing.