A Lady at the Paris World Fair
Oil on canvas, 121 x 70 cm
Meadows Museum and Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Summer 2013

Summer Plans for May/June:
- Volunteer at Volunteers of America - teach Creative Writing to kiddos
- Volunteer at Providence House - babysitting and filing papers
- Volunteer at Meadows Museum? - art camps
- Travel a little
- Volunteer at Renzi Center?
- Work at KSCL
I still kinda want a part time job. Any suggestions of cool places to work that are hiring/need volunteers?

The Making of Wave

Home to the most significant collection of Spanish art outside of Spain, The Meadows Museum at SMU will soon be another addition to this collection.

“Wave” by Santiago Calatrava is a giant, breathtaking sculpture, and it happens to be the artist’s first large-scale work to be permanently installed in the United States. “Wave” was inspired by the shape of a DNA double helix. The bronze bars holding the creation together are put together so seamlessly, it really is a sight to see.

If you’re not yet convinced, watch this video. It shows the sculpture in motion, and it’s, well…incredible.

The sculpture will be on permanent display, but why not see this work or art sooner rather than later?

Take Drawing Classes

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Learn to draw. Some are born with the talent to draw and others learn over time. Then there are some that just need those classes that teach you how to draw.

For those of you who want to learn to draw, artist Ian O’Brien can teach you. You can lean the variety of techniques and improve your drawing skills.

O’Brien is a master illustrator but he is able to teach all levels of experience—even beginners. He will use the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection to take you through the steps of drawing. The Drawing from Masters class is for adults and students 15 years and older on Sunday (May 1). Drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketch pad and pencil.

By the end of the class you should have an idea of how to draw and then you can head to the store and get a frame to admire your masterpiece. It could also be a perfect present for Mother’s Day.

The class is first come, first serve and it will be in the Meadows Museum on Sunday (May 1). Call 214.768.4677 to reserve your space today.

photo credit: shawncampbell on flickr