Highland Park Literary Festival-Keynote address by Dr. Nnedi Okorafor
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Highland Park Literary Festival-Keynote address by Dr. Nnedi Okorafor

Highland Park High School
Keynote address by Dr. Okorafor at 7:00 pm
Book signing from 8:00 to 8:45 pm 

FREE & open to the public!

The 23rd annual Highland Park Literary Festival announces international award-winning novelist and NY Times bestselling author Nnedi Okorafor as the 2019 Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Okorafor was born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents. She writes African-based science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. She is the author of the Black Panther: Long Live the King book by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics just announced Dr. Okorafor will be the author of the new standalone comic book series about Black Panther’s little sister Shuri.

Dr.  Okorafor has a passionate YA following for her Binti series. Her children’s book Chicken in the Kitchen won an Africana Book Award. Other books have won the Nebula and Hugo Awards.

Dr. Okorafor’s breakout novel Who Fears Deathwhich is set in a post-apocalyptic Africa, was optioned by HBO and is in development for HBO as a TV series.  George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, is an executive producer of the show.

The HP Literary Festival is made possible by the generous donations from La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, HP Arts, HPHS PTA, PC Tag, and HPISD families.

Dr. Okorafor will speak to the public on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Highland Park High School. This event is organized by HP Literary Festival and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Highland Park Literary Festival-Workshops
Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

Highland Park Literary Festival-Workshops

I’ll be teaching workshops at the Highland Park Literary Festival on Friday, February 22nd on creating graphic novels. All sections are filled.

Workshop: Graphic Novels – Ready, Set, Go! Have you ever wanted to tell stories visually? Get started now! By the end of this workshop, you will complete one page of a graphic novel and be prepared to create many more. We’ll start with an idea, do quick sketches, work up a rough draft, then refine the strongest elements into a final comic-style page. Students will go over the basics- plot, characters, point of view, setting, theme, symbolism, and conflict. Learn to handle narration, panels, and dialogue by looking at the history of visual conventions. This fast-paced, hands-on course will help you start combining stories with art. Drawing skills are not required-just a positive attitude and a willingness to experiment.

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Hunt County Public Art Fundraiser

To thank its supporters for reaching the organization’s goal-installing 12 to 14 pieces of major public art in Hunt County-the art group is planning a come-and-go celebration party at a private home on February 9th, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
”We’re excited to celebrate the completion of our mission, which has gone even better than we possibly could have imagined,” said Byron Taylor, one of the founders of Hunt County Public Art, a Greenville Chamber of Commerce Foundation project. “The before-and-after difference artwork has made in Hunt County, especially downtown Greenville, has been amazing to watch.”

At the private event February 9th, the two public art projects concepts for 2019 will be unveiled. Laura Irrgang will be painting a mural and Pamela Edwards will create a mosaic, both in downtown Greenville. 

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Sep
8
to Jan 12

AASH Vol 3-Arcadia Art Show in Tyler, Tx

Join the opening of the third annual international juried show AASH - Arcadia Art Show. The Arcadia Art Show will feature both local and international artists judged by an international jury. There will be awards for “Best in Show” and a “People’s Choice” award among others. The show will be on view until February 12th, 2019. Admission is free.

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Lark on the Park blackboard installation
Jul
4
2:30 PM14:30

Lark on the Park blackboard installation

I'm a winner for the Lark on the Park blackboard competition!
So excited---I won the big chalkboard in the main dining room.
It's located at Klyde Warren Park near the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. They film us while we work, and I'll be drawing from a scaffold, so fingers crossed I stay ON it. :) 
Texas artists compete to have their art in this stellar restaurant in the Dallas Museum District that changes out their huge chalkboards a few times a year. The next installation will be up July 17th.
If you're having a "museum day", stop by to see it!

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"Drawn to Extremes: Cartoonists in the Digital Age"
Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

"Drawn to Extremes: Cartoonists in the Digital Age"

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Laura Irrgang will be speaking on a panel of cartoonists at the University of Texas at Arlington. The panel discussion is held in conjunction with the exhibit "Drawn to Politics: The Editorial Art of Etta Hulme".  The talk will explore the modern artist's relationship to media.
 

 

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