Press Release: Art Installation Benefits Dallas Schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9741 Preston Road, Suite 303
Frisco, TX 75033
Art Installation Benefits Dallas Schools
Frisco, Texas – January 17, 2012
Frisco artist Warren Paul Harris, in conjunction with the City of Addison, is displaying a collection of his work at the Addison Conference Center from January 17 through March 30, 2012. A percentage of the proceeds is being donated to benefit DISD.
While it is no secret that Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is in dire financial straits, support for the Arts in Texas education has been especially lacking for many years. This was made abundantly clear when Mr. Harris’ daughter began instructing at DISD as a music teacher in 2007. Her entire program, along with all other Arts programs were funded not by the State, but by a completely separate Grant.
Warren wanted the proceeds of his work to make a difference in education and the Arts. As a result, five percent from each sale is donated to Big Thought, a non-profit organization benefiting DISD.
Warren’s view of our world is evocative, compelling and insightful. Capturing everyday vignettes from our surroundings and processing them to enhance texture, color and detail, much of his work seems more illustrative than photographic.
With a keen eye for composition, Harris brings us the mundane, as well as the unusual with compelling results. From the amusing to the poignant, his combinations of light and shadow, texture and relationships, evoke a visceral response in the viewer.
This eclectic exhibition of vibrant images brings together scenes from Texas, New York City and Route 66 in an intentionally un-themed approach to an art show. Several of the images on display can be found in the pages of Harris’ coffee table book, Texas As I See It, published in 2011.
As a long-time contributor to many local papers and magazines, the artist has captured some amazing events over the years. But Warren’s love for his adopted home comes from exploring the back roads and small towns of Texas on his Harley and by car, for no other reason than to see what he can discover. A Licensed Texas Investigator, his natural curiosity serves him well in ferreting out the unusual among life’s hidden treasures. His experience as an architect, designing and building recording studios for 20 years, gives him a unique appreciation for line, light and shadow – and copious examples punctuate his work.
Art Exhibition Location:
Conference & Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001-3285
One dollar from the sale of every book is donated to Big Thought.
5% of all sales from this exhibition go to Big Thought.
Texas As I See It website:
Books can be ordered from the website, for delivery in 3-7 days.
Warren Paul Harris Photography:
- PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
- SEP (Society of Sport and Event Photographers)
- ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
- NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)
- IAAP (International Association of Architectural Photographers)
- PSA (Photographic Society of America)
Visitors may purchase copies of the book during this event for the standard price of $34.95,