Artist Talks

The South Dallas Cultural Center presents conversations with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders as they explore dynamics of art, culture, and expression. We are proud to introduce our newest series, In the Studio, featuring conversations with artists about their work. Hosted by John Spriggins, SDCC’s General Manager, this program will discuss the creative process, inspiration, and artist development with creatives in the visual and performing arts. 

These talks are FREE and virtual. Find the In the Studio Playlist and the Artist Talks Playlist on the SDCC’s YouTube channel and subscribe.


In the Studio w: Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee (Marcello Pope) is a Texas-born, Grand Rapids, MI based artist whose work spans from painting, drawing, scholarly research, and poetry. He engages current discourse concerning black aesthetics in abstraction, portraiture, and African American vernacular. Lee is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University.

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In the Studio w: Loris Anthony Beckles

Loris Beckles is a choreographer and the artistic director of Beckles Dancing Company. An accomplished performer, Beckles has danced with prominent companies including the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, and the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (now Ailey II). He is trained in ballet, modern dance, and jazz.

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In the Studio w: Chesley Antoinette

Chesley Antoinette is an artist, educator, and founder of Cantoinette Studios. The native Texan works with a focus on sustainable practices as she conceptualizes in the forms of sculptural installations, wearable art, and curatorial projects. Her exhibition, Tignon, is scheduled to open in Duluth, MN 2021. 

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In the Studio w: JD Moore

JD Moore is a painter, tattoo artist, muralist, and photographer whose work presents a unique perspective and approach to image making. Moore was recently commissioned to complete several murals around Dallas, and more specifically, orchestrated the BLACK LIVES MATTER mural at Dallas City Hall.

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