Jim Dahl, artist
Determined to boost his creative output as a visual artist and educator, Dahl is currently developing new series of mono prints and paintings that integrate the varieties of his experience found in his trove of sketchbooks, collages, paintings. He is also preparing a scholarly article on constructive learning experiences of new teachers.
His work is eclectic. Content engages points of view with word play, depiction of sites of significance and display of emblems of meaningful to experience. These are expressive, playful, occasionally with dark implications that emerge in a quest for truth.
In the 1990’s while teaching as an itinerant artist in NYC public schools, he organized community art festivals for the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. As the decade drew to a close, he directed an artist residency program for K-8 classrooms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and curated exhibitions at the Independence Community Bank branch in Red Hook. The venue’s design as an art gallery enabled a forum for conceptually driven displays of the vibrant South Brooklyn community. He also served as a grant advisor for the Community Assets Organizational Support Program of the New Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) from 1997-2000.
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