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Drawing Spring Chickens
Children have amazing imaginations and notice everything, especially when it comes to drawing. I recently visited an art camp where kids put their observation skills to work using unlikely models as their muse.
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The Artists In Neiman-Marcus’ Windows
Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas has been showcasing something in its windows other than high-end fashions. Works by local artists – courtesy of Oil & Cotton.
Good Morning Texas
“Pretty Handwriting at Oil and Cotton”
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Make Some Noise: Sound Art At Oil & Cotton
From the sound of rainwater on a can to hundreds of audio clips from Western movies, the Cotton & Oil exhibition, ‘And then I whirled to the sound of,’ uses sounds to make you think and feel.
The New York Times
In Dallas, Turning the Page Marked Nov. 22, 1963
For decades Oak Cliff was considered one of Dallas’s worst neighborhoods, a place of clapboard homes and vacant lots whose seedy reputation as a haunt of Bonnie and Clyde was eclipsed on Nov. 22, 1963, when it became forever linked to Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
100 Dallas Creatives: No. 55 Doers and Makers Shannon Driscoll & Kayli House Cusick
Kayli House Cusick met Shannon Driscoll at a volunteer meeting for the very first Better Block Street Festival in Oak Cliff. They immediately clicked. And for that year's fest, they wanted to fuse Shannon's background as an art conservator and leader of adult craft workshops and Kayli's work as a children's arts curriculum writer. So, they took over an old warehouse to create a "pop-up" art studio. And Oil & Cotton was born.
Better Block Celebrates 4 Years of Making Cities More Vital
Places like Oil and Cotton–an art education incubator and creative hub of excellence for all ages, and the brainchild of artists Kayli House Cusick and Shannon Driscoll–was born from an experiment in one of the first Better Block Dallas iterations.
Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated
Oil and Cotton’s Use of Available Space
If you haven’t been to the Museum in a while, you’re missing out! In our Barrel Vault and surrounding galleries, we recently launched DallasSITES: Available Space in connection with the exhibition DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present.
Get to Know Oil & Cotton's Shannon Driscoll—Teacher, Community Builder, Fire Eater
Get to know the people behind some of Dallas' more interesting, unique, art-inspired local businesses. Know any good ones?
Their Week at Zine Camp: Oil and Cotton and the Art of Making an Interesting Youth
Michaela Meyer didn't trace those pictures of famous cartoon cats that you see at right. She drew them "free hand." "Free hand:" That's a phrase that takes me back to her age.
Best Place to Start a Revolution
We're not sure how art wizards Shannon Driscoll and Kayli House Cusick do it all. Every day is a new collection of innovative programming, and we're talking really awesome stuff like youth zine camp, memory jugs with Bruce Lee Webb, natural dyeing classes using native plants or even
DIY cocktail tinctures.
Read-Rite Market: An All-Day Word Party
Everyone else will post up at Oil and Cotton for Read-Rite Market: a free celebration of the written word and the social practice of reading. They’ve programmed an entire day of events, beginning with the most decadent act of adulthood: Coffee, Cigarettes and a Newspaper, where local word-makers read aloud from the morning paper while you sip caffeine from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters.