Guerilla Arts in Our Midst

Over on Renegade Bus, Joshua Goode brings word of "a major opening this week that could give the Dallas arts community the extra boost it has long needed": Guerilla Arts on Haskell Avenue, in the former home of the Viet Nam Veterans Motorcycle Club. It's the brainchild of Patrick Short, who spells out the nonprofit's mission in the 15-page manifesto posted to the GA Web site: "To nurture emerging contemporary artists in Texas by providing them with exhibition opportunities, work space and teaching experience through a paid residency."

Goode, himself an SMU BFA and visual artist, was there for the "jam-packed" opening weekend and notes that it felt more like Brooklyn than Dallas: "People crowded into the space openly engaging with the art and launching into a critical dialogue free of the usual Dallas pretention." According to the manifesto, the space is due to be fully realized by January.

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Robert Wilonsky
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