Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

UTA School of Architecture with Wellspring on Main, and AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technology Center have partnered for a Gallery walk exhibit. Ursula Emery-McClure, Ralph Hawkins Visiting Professor, and 14 architecture graduate students will showcase design projects in a gallery stroll along West Main Street downtown in Arlington. The projects address issues and innovative possibilities for Arlington's healthy and vibrant future. Students will present their work in visual poster style and creative video narrative, showing how we can transform spaces in Arlington. This exhibit will take place on October 27th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the newly remodeled Theater Arlington, 305 West Main St.  

"Gathering at the Wellspring: A Vision for Arlington's Future," is the first of many events to be presented by Wellspring on Main. The gallery stroll will begin at the Theater Arlington for light appetizers and drinks, exhibit information, and Wellspring on Main project information. Visitors can then stroll along West Main to visit students displaying their projects and view the projects/films at three hosting sites: Arlington Museum of Art, Create Arlington, and the Theatre Arlington Administration Bldg. Each location will be themed and feature projects centered on Issues that face contemporary cities .

"This is a great way for us to highlight our students' creativity and our college design initiatives says Emery-McClure. I am excited about this opportunity to share this project with the Arlington community." 

The Design Studio "P R O S P E C T U S" centers on understanding ways to create more suitable, equitable, and durable cities for our urban infrastructure systems. One of the goals of this college is finding ways in which we can directly impact our community and engage our students as they reimagine these spaces. The City of Arlington undergoes numerous growth transformations every year and continues to reflect all the varying cultures. This comes with adapting to the need for space, housing, resources, and basic human necessities. How cities adapt to changing climate conditions and growing populations will impact their longevity. 

Architecture graduate students have created a vision board to express their creativity and passion for design. This exhibit features originality and skill in future architectural design.

Among the works featured are The Land Before Gas "AFTER" by Eivon Garcia; Greening Brown Boulevard by Hannah Labelle; I can't breathe because I won't change by Ryan Playle; Don't Miss the Boat by Mirian Alvarenga; Who has the power? EXPOSED! by Ethan Etchieson; I need to the BACKYARD by Poorvi Bafna; El Patchuco by Chris Garduno; I CHOKE the SMOKE by Yasaman Shahbazi; ARL by Robert Driskill; We have the POWER by Jeriel Wadjas; DEWATS by Doug Mclouth; Catch the Drips by Tabassum Raja; There's no place like HOME by Shahrzad Rokn; The Lake Is Ours by Prakruti Kacha.

This exhibit is sponsored by Arlington Center for Community Engagement in collaboration with the Theatre Arlington, Arlington Museum of Art, Create Arlington, St. Alban's Episcopal Church and AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technology Center.

Media Contact: 
Onome Aganbi 

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