C3 Visiting Artists

Through the C3 Visiting Artists Program, the Center for Creative Connections invites local and regional artists from a variety of disciplines to participate in the development and facilitation of educational programs and spaces offered at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Adrian Esparza

Adrian Esparza is best known for his vivid geometric installations created from pulled-apart sarapes—brightly colored blanket-like shawls worn in Latin America. His work is represented in the collections of the Perez Miami Art Museum, El Paso Museum of Art, and Dallas Museum of Art. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and currently lives and works in El Paso.

Esparza's newest installation, Windmills, will be in the Young Learners Gallery within the Center for Creative Connections until Spring 2017. Meet Adrian Esparza, learn more about his process, and make your own creation in a special Family Workshop this April. Please note: Family Workshops are designed for children ages 612 and their families.


Daryl Howard

After receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University, Howard lived and taught art at an overseas school in Tokyo in the 1970s. During this time, Howard was introduced to a private collection of 18th- and 19th-century Ukiyo-e woodcuts and embarked on an apprenticeship with master print maker Hodaka Yoshida. By the time she left Japan, Howard had become proficient in the medium and was well on her way to perfecting the painstaking demands of carving and printing. Immediately returning to graduate school in 1976 at the University of Texas at Austin, she began her experience with a second medium, mixed media collage.

During May, Daryl Howard will be at the DMA, check out one of her programs.