Art After X

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

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Marty Ray Ceramics

Marty Ray

Artist, ceramist and teacher Marty Ray is a familiar face on the campus of North Lake College. We interviewed her at her home studio where she talked about some of her teachers including Octavio Medellin, Dr. Paul Kelpe and Chapman Kelley. Generous with her time, Ray also invited us to the school studio to try […]

John Alexander

Born in Beaumont, John Alexander was in Dallas in the early 1970s while studying at Southern Methodist University. Currently residing in New York, Alexander was in town for the opening of his current exhibition, The Ridiculous and Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander, at SMU’s Meadows Museum. It’s a beautiful show and we are fortunate to have had […]

James Watral in his studio photo courtesy Paul Rogers Harris

James Watral

(1942-2014) Born in Cleveland, Ceramicist James Watral moved to Dallas in 1969 after receiving art training under Toshiko Takaezu at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and earning an MFA from Tulane University. He taught for more than a decade at East Texas State University as well as at Texas Women’s University and Southern Methodist University […]

Stuart Kraft Pegasus

Stuart Kraft

Stuart Kraft (1954-2015) Brooklyn-born Stuart Kraft was the creator of the 27-foot tall Pegasus at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.  He lived and worked in Oak Cliff. Kraft received a bachelor’s degree in fine jewelry from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in […]

Arthello Beck Cypress Trees DFW Airport

Arthello Beck Jr.

Arthello Beck Jr. (1941 – 2004) Born in Dallas and a longtime resident of Oak Cliff, Arthello Beck received his only art education at Lincoln High School. He eventually became a full-time artist and often painted scenes of places he had visited and is also known for his works from the 1960s dealing with the […]