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Dada Week encourages irrational art

By Bethany Narvaez/ nw news editor

NW Campus will celebrate Dada Week with a wide range of human expression through a variety of art forms. The visual and performing arts department challenges students and other participants to think outside the box April 3-7 in the Lakeview Gallery (WFAB 1135A).

“It is a very open-ended event,” art associate professor Fred Spaulding said, “and you never really know what’s going to happen.”

The Lakeview Gallery walls will be covered in large sheets of white paper with paints, pencils and other art media available for people to come and add their art throughout the week.

Traditional methods and techniques are an important part of an artistic foundation, Spaulding said, but Dada Week allows students to break free of those barriers and think of expression in a new and irrational way.

“We want to get people thinking outside of the curriculum,” he said. “When someone invents something new or invents something for themselves, that’s ultimately what we are trying to get students to do.”

Written poetry and other forms of self-expression are highly encouraged as well. Dance and music performances by TCC students will take place in the gallery at different times throughout the week.

Previous years included participation from math students working equations on the wall.

“I think mathematicians may think about their proofs being like an artwork because it has a symmetry and beauty to the flow of it,” Spaulding said.

Dada Week is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

“Everyone can participate — anyone from any major or anyone that’s just here and wants to work in the gallery,” Spaulding said.

The gallery is open during regular campus hours. For more, contact Spaulding at 817-515-7557 or frederick.spaulding@tccd.edu.

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