Sunday, June 24, 2007

Mesquite Art Personality James Watral

Mesquite Art Personality James Watral

Sample of his works. This is to give evidence of why is one of the nations top Ceramic Artist.

Giving a public demonstration.....

Excepts of who he is....

From his website....
James Watral
Ceramics Department
ChairProfessor of Ceramics
Teacher Statement:

As a teacher I consider it very important to give the students a solid technical foundation so they are able to actualize their ideas. This foundation and research into historical and contemporary works provides the student a sense of purpose and the confidence and ability to explore their own concepts.

James Watral, one of the top ceramicists in the nation, put on a two day ceramic workshop for Upper and Middle School art students April 5 and 6. He guided students through several projects, gave demonstrations on working with clay and inspired the students to be creative.
“My work alludes to a number of stylistic sources: Egyptian art, Greek art, Croatian folk art, oriental art, garden design as art, Etruscan art, Coptic art, and contemporary art concepts and aesthetics,” said Mr. Watral on his webpage.

James Watral is currently the Professor of Ceramics at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX. Visit his webpage here Greenhill News (posted 4/20/2004)
Then at.... Pillsbury:
Go, boy

Dallas' most important art player gets a little more prominent
Call it insecurity, or the kind of intense inadequacy that makes the school bully lash out at the class Einstein. Call it some irresistible urge all humans have to topple the mighty, or even some perverse fantasy fueled by a very basic instinct -- envy. Call it what you will, but whatever it is, it takes over when you're talking to the polished and perfectly elegant Ted Pillsbury, a man of immense accomplishment who, again, has the North Texas art scene by the tail.
"James volunteered to make some of his best work available and to help supplement it with Dallas-area and Texas artists," Pillsbury says. "There is a strong group of ceramic artists working in Texas." Watral, Gary Huntoon, Marla Ziegler, Piero Fenci, Peter Beasecker, Nicholas Wood, Lisa Ehrich, and Sally Campbell, featured in Deliberations, are among them. Their work highlights three sources of inspiration for working in clay. One is a traditional approach, referencing Greek and Egyptian antiquities; another is a more recent, decorative approach with objects in the Majolica tradition; and the third represents a class of artists working in clay to create sculptural forms.
By Annabelle Massey Helber / Dallas Observer December 2, 1999
Then you get the feel of how small towns like Mesquite, Texas do have their bright spots.

Recent Art History, Mesquite, Texas, USA

This is to give you an insite of the local color or events in Mesquite, Texas.

Date Line - Friday, January 20, 2006

Stamp Scrap Art Tour convention

This event will be held on Jan. 21 and 22 at the Southwest Rodeo Mesquite Convention Center, located at 1700 Rodeo Drive in Mesquite. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday & 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. The convention includes classes on scrapbooking, stamping and paper arts as well as retail booths by rubber stamp, scrapbook and paper art exhibitors. For a list of classes and exhibitors and more information, check out the StampScrapArtTour site.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

To The Residence of Mesquite

To the residence of Mesquite


This effort is to assist openning to doors to the greater world of who you are as well as others through Inter - Cultural Communications via the internet.

This blog and the associated website is based upon the principle of cultural democracy. What this means is that you the community - online ( because your are now using a computer to read this ) user has the means to impact your community with others through your contribution to what is being published on the internet about your community.
A community has many voices, and those who are not aware of either your community or the diversity among your very own people should be likewise known.This is a mirror reflection of us all, and depicts the very differences each community has, which then becomes the very scoiocultural richness and valuable assests we need to maintain a rich an full life -individually. Moreover, this effort was started as a result when suggestions were offered by two Cornell student's emails - right after I place Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY online. Since then I have cover many other communities, and have enlisted help from the very same communities I have covered in my Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC series of blogs, journalsites and websites. Emails come in daily.
First go the main Hub - Website :Then go to these following websites:National and International Social Dance Registry to register your community's weekly socials. Offer suggestions to Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC Art Gallery - Galleries, Artists and Art Studio Guides, Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC - Night Sport Clubs - Nite Spots Guide, and suggest listings and others items not being covered.Please note the links below. They are intended to open a portal in which you may also offer suggestions, or comments. Everything will be reviewed.Well thats all for now.
I will do some addtional posting, as well as post some of your emails - with you permission of course.
Mr. Roger M. ChristianIthaca, New York
International Section:
World of Dance Visions.Central New York's only International Dance E-Zine. All style of dance are included, as well as National and International events are also posted.The International Cultural Fiesta Movement.A movement based upon the artisitic implementation of Intercultural communications to assist American students at institutions of higher education about cultures of the world by International Students-Scholars themseleves.The International Students / Scholars Intercultural Resources Network .The network operation of the International Cultural Fiesta Movement.The International Dance Resources.A central resource on dance - which also has service links to other site by International service organizations who services specifically the International Student-Scholar.The National and International Social Dance Registry. Do you know of a weekly social dance anywhere in Europe ? Then goto this WebSite and report it in. Thank you RMC/Editor.Israel Information Center IthacaCultural Zionism's WebSitePro Israel - Pro Peace: This is a balanced perception in as much as you can not be for one and not the other. After 9/11, I started to implement several actions to develop a renewed environment from which International safety of a free - people can be possible. On you right is The Israeli Information Center Ithaca WebSite [ A Cultural Zionist WebSite ]. Below is the Foundation for Arab Israeli Reconciliation-Ithaca, New York which is based on developing an ehtnographic perception of commonality within the peoples of the region itself. This is to assist those within the private sector who know both Israeli and Arab alike in the mediation of establishing positive relationships between them...and only that. Whether it is talking, or debating on soccur, dating, coffee or the latest computer solf-ware. This is far more important, in as much as it establishes the human assests necessary for the success of a peace treaty when it comes. Mr. Roger Meredith Christian.In addition: The Foundation For Arab - Israeli Reconciliation-Ithaca, New York [ Hub - WebSite ], and to join one of the most important MSN discussion groups @ [ MSN - GroupSite ]. The Israel Information Center Ithaca [ Hub - WebPage ], and to join this MSN Cultural Zionism discussion group @ [ MSN - GroupSite ]. .Indymedia dot org ~ Cultural Democracy in Action by Roger M. Christian w/ Paris Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC .The Central [ WebSite ] " For " Cultural Democracy: An INTERNET tool in the facilitation of the development of The Center for Cultural Democracy, Ithaca, New York. For those who are aware of this contemporary termenology goto ...Cultural Democracy, An Evolving Essay by Roger M. Christian.Indy Media Article on Cultural Democracy in Action.Foundation for Arab - Israeli ReconciliationIthaca, New YorkWhy This ?A general consensus is first needed to bring about the importance of private individual efforts to construct better ethnographic center relationships between the peoples of the Middle East, in very small, but very significant steps to achieve real security.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Welcome to Mesquite Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC

Welcome to Mesquite Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC

A supporting blog for Dallas Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC an Inter - City Cultural Communications website program between the cities of Dallas, Texas and Ithaca, New York. The focus of which is to exchange cultural information via the internet medium about the nightlife, dance, theatre life, art, artist, entertainment, accomodations, restaurants, and dance scene.

The second stage is to include the regional communities under the sociocultural and socioeconomic influences of the city of Dallas. This add depth, and brings the online user into the very national environment of each selected city within the growing network of Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC. More importantly, it allows a greater field of participation from the community online users to convey their interests and contributions to this cultural democracy initiative.

The selected region communities of Dallas are :
De Soto .
Mesquite .
Irving .
Garland .
Farmers Branch .
Richardson .
Plano .

There is more to come in the specific cultural areas which each city interculturally shares.


Mr. Roger M. Christian
Ithaca, New York

AOL Hometown ~ Dallas Night Life ( NigthLife ), RMC