Marfa Dialogues

Student Haiku Workshop

Dan Tague

15-17 March 2011


Student Haiku Workshop
15-17 March 2011
The Capri
10am-1pm
Open to all area students (13-18 years old)
Free!

Dan Tague, one of the artists in our spring exhibition, The World According to New Orleans, will work with Marfa-based arts education Mallory Jones to host a series of free student workshops about the history and creation of Haiku poetry. Classes are free to attend, and snacks will be provided. Students will create their own haikus and present them at a free reading at Marfa Book Company on March 19 at 6 pm (don’t miss it!).

For more information call 432.729.3600, or email haiku@ballroommarfa.org.


About the Artist
Dan Tague has an MFA in Studio Arts from The University of New Orleans, and is a mult-media artist, curator, and activist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of several awards and residencies including grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Pollock Krasner Foundation, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the La Napoule Art Foundation in France.

Dan Tague’s work is well-known for his dollar bill works, which are a hybrid of sculpture, photography, and political statements. Tague often addresses the issues of our day by rendering visual equivalents by the most powerful means necessary. Installations, photography, and artistic activism are his means of confronting and responding to the concerns of today’s world. He lives and works in New Orleans, LA.

    Support for this educational program is provided by: The Brown Foundation Inc., Houston; National Endowment for the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts; Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation; The Oshman Foundation; with generous contributions by Toby D. Lewis; Ken & Shere Whitley; and Ballroom Marfa members.

    Special thanks to Callie Meeks and Mallory Jones.