The Basement

This past weekend I enjoyed one of Dallas best keep secret The BASEMENT it is a place like no other, its located at 115 S Beckley Ave, Dallas, Texas 75203 in the basement of a church. I know right who would have thought that I could have a drink and look at some of the best art in Dallas in the basement of a church. There next event will be a free one so if you have some time go and check them out Saturday,September 20 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Basement is an art gallery based on the world of graffiti and pop art. We represent a broad and diverse set of artists from the Dallas / Oak Cliff area. Our mission is to bring creativity and art awareness to the community with Graffiti and pop art. There is not any gallery in the area that represents these forms of art so we are creating an image that graffiti is a positive movement in our area that only need to be embraced and recognized for the good it does in our area. Through our hard work and great creations we will bring a movement that is already world wide to Dallas where it can be appreciated by the masses. The Basement is providing opportunity to local artists and the community that makes it \(this is from there FaceBook page\)

Your Words Mean Nothing To Me

In March and April of 2014, Tia had her first solo exhibit at the South Dallas Cultural Center.On display at the exhibit were portrait photos of fifteen women.Each woman selected words to describe how she views herself and they were also asked to select words that identified the negative perceptions that other people had of them.These words were creatively incorporated into the photos.Here is Tia’s statement about this exhibit that she avidly named, “**Your Words Mean NothingTo Me**”

_~~~ This artwork was done to encourage women to embrace happiness and feel empowerment by disallowing negative views to dictate who they are and who they can become. In my manipulated photographs, I specifically used natural light versus artificial light to capture the idea of natural beauty ~~~_

Natural beauty will be the future endeavor for Tia and her imaginative lens.Shapes, sizes, and curves will challenge the stereotypes of what is normal and beautiful.Tia’s next photo canvass and artistic inspiration will be the human body….

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