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Shelby Foster

walkSTEM, a talkSTEM initiative, produces customized experiences in any setting that promote the development of a STEAM lens on the lived world. Designed to stimulate inquiry and spark curiosity, walkSTEM reveals the wonders of mathematics embedded in our everyday environments. NorthPark Center is honored to work with walkSTEM on special curriculum as a part of our ArtROCKS! initiative, and today they are sharing with us an interactive quiz and art activity ideas to keep children learning and growing at home.  Color EquationsQuestion: Is a simple color wheel an example of a mathematical model? Find the answer at the bottom of the blog!Art...

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Top fashion retailers and brands are stepping up to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help communities worldwide cope with the pandemic.They are pledging multimillion dollar donations for aid, sewing protective gear, and mixing hand sanitizer to thwart the deadly coronavirus, which has brought multiple nations to a standstill.In response to shortages of protective masks, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are working to produce them in some of their alterations facilities, and CH Carolina Herrera, Eileen Fisher, Gap, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, H&M, and Zara owner Inditex announced they would stitch them in their factories.CH Carolina Herrera, Gap, Eileen Fisher,...

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Taylor Zakarin

We hope everyone is healthy and safe at home, practicing social distancing! Understandably, we are not holding ArtROCKS! at NorthPark Center this Saturday, but we thought there might still be many of you sitting around with your kiddos looking for some fun, engaging activities. As a result, we’ve asked our usual ArtROCKS! friends to share some projects you can do from the comfort of your home!  Kid Art Dallas Spring Garden Collage, inspired by Natasha Bowdoin’s Garden Plot. Materials:Recycled materials (food packages, old gift bags, etc.) One piece of 9x11 construction paper  Glue stick Scissors Instructions:1. Gather colorful paper materials and construction paper...

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Lucas Martell perceives the world a bit differently.The Dallas native tends to focus on color, light, elements, and forms rather than objects, and these impressions inspire his artwork, including the piece on view behind the AMC NorthPark 15 ticket counter on Level Two.Part of the NorthPark Pop Up Project that spotlights emerging artists, Lineage, 2020 reflects Martell’s interest in creating symbolic forms in an atmosphere of color.“I’m constantly sort of abstracting reality,” he says. “It doesn’t matter what it is—a tree, a building––I’m always thinking how can I use them in artwork without them having specific form. I’ll take colors...

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Left: Lilly Pulitzer Blazer and Pants, 1970s. Right: Toucan Tops Shirt, 1987, and unknown pants, 1980s.Menswear doesn’t get nearly as much attention as women’s in fashion exhibitions, which makes Bloom Men all the more remarkable. On view between Neiman Marcus and SouthCourt through May 17, Bloom Men is an educational review of floral motifs in men’s togs.“Most people connect florals with women’s clothing, but historically that hasn’t really been the case,” says curator Annette Becker.Becker culled most of the apparel from the Texas Fashion Collection, which she directs at the University of North Texas.Left: Versace Shirt and Shorts, 2020. Middle: Unkown...

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