CentralTrak Panel Discussion Hosted By Lee Escobedo

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

In a continued effort to give individuals in the North Texas arts community a voice, CentralTrak is hosting a panel discussion hosted by Lee Escobedo.  Escobedo, an area native is an active participant as a writer and curator in a youthful scene that's injecting Dallas with new energy around arts and culture.  Escobedo has invited panelists who are invested in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) effort to create opportunities for visual art and music - which is contributing to the growing identity and reputation of the contemporary Dallas music scene on a national level.


Panelists will discuss issues of creating and curating music venues, booking acts, cultivating new talent and the potential for larger events like concerts and festivals. Dallas has experienced much new activity as of late, from this year's Better Block, to the creation of Vice Palace and Two Bronze Doors.    On the roster for discourse is the importance of neighborhoods to the vitality of a local music scene, the role that an arts district or a formal music district plays in the DIY scene and the possibilities present within under-appreciated and middle class neighborhoods for an audience and potential new venues.


Confirmed panelists: Dustin Cavazos (hip-hop artist out of Oak Cliff), Arthur Pena (Director of Vice Palace), Natalie Vaughn (CEO of Two Bronze Doors), LilyTaylor (Dallas-based singer)


Lily Taylor is slated to do a brief performance after the panel.



CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.


CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.




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