“Grit” celebrates the spirit of Charles Portis’ beloved novel in a group exhibit by North Texas artists featuring diverse works on the theme. This show is in conjunction with the Big-D Reads campaign throughout the month of April in Dallas, Texas.
Artists include: Clay Stinnett, Jeff Skele, Todd Bot, Justin Clumpner, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Lisa Lindholm, Christian Millet, Brad Albright, George Fowler, Minji Watrous, Tom Currie, Paul Pena, Brian Crawford, Steve & Erin Reeves, Nina Harp and Frank Campagna
Big D Reads is a community service project designed to immerse Dallas in a shared reading experience, with a specific focus on ninth-grade Dallas ISD students. The program is under way now and will culminate with a citywide initiative throughout the entire month of April.
Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on one book, including an opening event, a closing event, poetry slams, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, movie screenings, a festival at Klyde Warren Park, and as many other community interactions as budget allows. At the same time, 17,000 books will be distributed to DISD ninth-graders, as well as to DART riders, visitors in hospital waiting rooms, and all branches of the Dallas Public Library.