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NW students, staff challenge tradition for Dada3 Day celebration

The guidelines taught in fine arts classes will be abandoned for a day on NW Campus.

Dada3 Day, the third annual celebration of Dada Day, will be April 6 in the Lakeview Gallery.

“When I was a student, I thought there was a certain way to make art, and you had to learn to do it really well,” said Frederick Spaulding, NW associate art professor and Dada Day coordinator.

He now sees artists inventing ways to create art or combining old ways to create completely new kinds of art, Spaulding said.

And Dada Day is all about the different ways to make art.

The day’s artwork will include a paper installation, gestural drawings and a melted glass structure.

“It’s art made out of melted glass bottles,” Spaulding said.

Performances will occur throughout the day. At 11 a.m., the dance students will perform to music created on cell phones. A UTA student will perform a ritualistic dance with objects she places on the ground.

Other TCC departments are participating too. The aviation department plans to use airplane parts in its creation.

“The philosophy group is planning to meet in the Gallery to have their discussion as a performance,” Spaulding said.

The Dada movement originated during World War I as a protest against traditional viewpoints, most notably the pro-war stance of most of Europe.

Today’s celebrations are about letting artists branch out and be free to explore.

Most contributors to TCC’s celebration are students, Spaulding said. Whole art classes are involved as well.

“I think it’s important for students to follow their imagination, and if they push it far enough, it could be interesting,” Spaulding said.

—Bethany Peterson


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