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Video: ArtCon 5 Artist VET Joins the Art&Seek Studio Tour


by Cindy Chaffin 8 Dec 2009

The first time I experienced the artwork of local mixed media artist VET, was at the Cedars Open House Tour, more specifically the FuNcTiOn exhibit. VET created a gorgeous black dress, towering at around ten feet or so, woven out of yards and yards of black plastic. It was stunning and I was intrigued. VET’s […]

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The first time I experienced the artwork of local mixed media artist VET, was at the Cedars Open House Tour, more specifically the FuNcTiOn exhibit. VET created a gorgeous black dress, towering at around ten feet or so, woven out of yards and yards of black plastic. It was stunning and I was intrigued.

VET’s studio is a wonderful space in Deep Ellum, in which she shares with three other artists. It’s in this studio, located at 235 Murray Street, that VET creates, designs, recycles and also teaches others to do so.

diva_sampler_2_187x250VET finds ways to reuse and recycle a variety of objects, turning them into works of art. For example, someone once gave her a bag full of shoulder pads, which she in turn transformed into adorable dolls. Then there is the jazz player, a saxophonist made entirely out of transparent plastic and rolls of tape.

Recently VET  received an award from the National Endowment of the Arts  and worked on a collaborative multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Performance at the University of Texas-Dallas and currently teaches and exhibits throughout the state of Texas.

VET will be a participating artist at this year’s Art Conspiracy (ArtCon5) on Saturday, December 12th. You can check out more artist studio tours here, including ArtCon5 participating artists, Frank Campagna, Jason Janik and the Tom and Judy Show.

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  • I have known Vet and her work for several years. She is an inspiration to those around her. She shares her knowledge of the art she creates. Vet continues to educate through her art on the importance of recycling.

  • Love the found objects and her approach to creating

  • Karen

    Wow! Vet’s work is so original. Love her little black dress made out of plastic. Who knew that black plastic could look so fantastic?

  • I love the enthusiasm and creativity Vet puts into the work she produces with such unassuming materials.

  • Lilia Goldin

    Congratulations Vet!!!
    Vet is a wonderful artist and comunicator.
    She did programs at the Dallas Public Library and was a judge for the Hispanic Heritage Drawing Contest.
    She is creative and very professional
    Lilia

  • Brett Dyer

    Way to go Vet!

  • Cathy

    Vet,

    Debbie and I had a great time at the open studio workshop. Great company and fun things to do. Thanks for having it.

    Cathy

  • I have known Vet as a friend and a peer and her work ethic and creativity is of the highest standard. Cheers Art & Seek for seeking out and featuring this talented artist!

  • jan

    Vet has always been a great inspiration of all artists.

  • Vet is a long time friend and inspiration. No one could be surprised at her success. Knowledgeable, generous, creative, funny, and light spirited, Vet is a great role model and example for all artists.

    Thank you, Vet, for your contributions.