Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Organizers of the Turner Prize have named the four artists competing for the $37,000 award, given annually to a British artist under fifty.
Finalists are Roger Hiorns, Enrico David, Lucy Skaer, and Richard Wright.
Sculptor Roger Hiorns famously deployed thousands of gallons of liquid copper sulfate to turn a derelict London apartment into a cavern of blue crystals. Visitors had to wear protective clothing to visit the work, titled Seizure. Enrico David, an Italian-born artist, creates installations, sculptures, and drawings inspired by everything from traditional crafts to twentieth-century Surrealism. Lucy Skaer makes drawings, sculptures, and films and often incorporates found photos, while Richard Wright is a painter who cites architecture as a source of inspiration for his pieces.
The winner will be announced December 7.

Saturday, April 25, 2009



We hosted a small gathering for the North Texas Food Bank on Wednesday.
The North Texas Food Bank was established in 1982 to address the critical issue of hunger in the North Texas area by securing donations of surplus unmarketable, but wholesome, foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in 13 North Texas Counties, including Dallas, Denton, Collin, Fannin, Rockwall, Hunt, Grayson, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro, Lamar, Delta and Hopkins. In the first year of operation, the Food Bank distributed 400,000 pounds of food.

Members of the North Texas Food Bank's organizing committee became advocates with members of the Texas Legislature for the passage of the Good Faith Donor Act, which protects donors from liability of donated product. With the passage of this act in 1983, many potential donors began actively donating.

The North Texas Food Bank is a certified member of America's Second Harvest National Food Bank Network. America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, solicits food and grocery products from national suppliers for distribution through 200 certified Food Banks nationally. America's Second Harvest also provides Food Banks with operational standards, training, support and inspection, and educates the public and government officials about the nature and solutions to the problem of hunger in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Here are a few pics from the Jeremy Deller/Creative event.
Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us.


The Old State House of Design and Development, a web hosting company, will raise money for the Goss-Michael Foundation. The event will take place on April Thursday 16th from 7:30-11:30. For imforamtion please click here.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Date: 4-11-09
Time: 10:00a-1:00p
Location: SMU (near flag pole at the end of Bishop St)
The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to announce that it will host It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, a new project by Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller commissioned and produced by Creative Time and the New Museum. The project will encourage public discussion of the history, present circumstances, and future of Iraq through unscripted, nonpartisan conversations in cities across the country.
Jeremy Deller conceived It Is What It Is to stimulate unmediated dialogue about Iraq, and our relationship to it as people and as a nation. “I have read a ton of books and articles about the war but short of going to Iraq itself there is no substitute for meeting someone who has actually lived, or been there, hence the core part of this project,” said Deller. To this end, over 30 people with a variety of first-hand experiences of the country were available for conversations with thousands of visitors during the project’s installation at the New Museum in New York, from February 10 to March 22. A complete list of these experts is available here. On March 25, the project will began a three-week road trip by RV from New York to Los Angeles, during which time the artist and guest experts Jonathan Harvey (an Iraq war veteran and recently demobilized Psychological Operations platoon sergeant) and Esam Pasha (an Iraqi refugee, artist, and former translator for the Chief Advisor in the British Embassy of Baghdad) will visit at least 10 cities nationally. This road trip will broaden and deepen the dialog begun in New York, extending the conversation to diverse audiences across the country.