Student XChange

Youth Summit

A recurring summit for high school and college students, Student XChange brings young adults from diverse North Texas schools to discuss themes connected to Nasher exhibitions and create art with practicing artists.

Student XChange: Kathryn Andrews

October 29, 2016

Students from throughout North Texas mined the exhibition Kathryn Andrews: Run for President for connections between power, politics and popular culture. Each delegation of students researched and presented perspectives on selected works from the exhibition and nominated their own fictional candidates for president before meeting and collaborating with artists on studio projects inspired by aspects of Kathryn Andrews's work.

Participating Student Groups

Collin College
McKinney Boyd High School
Skyline High School
University of North Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
Uplift Heights Preparatory
Vickery Meadow Eagle Scholars

Participating Artists

Christopher Blay
Kristin Cochran
Randy Guthmiller
Kevin Todora

 

Student Chalet

October 17, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Chalet Dallas, students shared research on social sculpture and on the practice of artist Piero Golia and architect Edwin Chan as well as presenting performative introductions in the spirit of the Chalet. After spending time in the space, participants collaborated with artists on projects that explored themes related to the installation.

Students Respond to Chalet Dallas

Participating Student Groups

Greenhill School
McKinney Boyd High School
Paul Quinn College
University of Texas at Dallas
Uplift Heights Preparatory
Vickery Meadow Eagle Scholars

Participating Artists

Christopher Blay
Kristen Cochran
Randy Guthmiller
Francisco Moreno

 

Student XChange: Thomas Heatherwick

November 8, 2014

Inspired by the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, students were invited to apply the design methodology of Heatherwick Studio to projects in a North Texas setting.  Each participating school created a model for an architectural project based upon a scenario featuring a key question, or "provocation." After students presented their concepts, they worked with artists in small groups on projects related to industrial and urban design.

Participating Student Groups

Paul Quinn College
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
McKinney Boyd High School
University of Texas at Dallas
Skyline High School
Vickery Meadow Eagle Scholars
Rockwall High School

Participating Artists

Matthew Clark
Kristen Cochran
Cassandra Emswiler-Burd
Kyle Hobratschk

 

Student XChange: Nasher XChange

January 25, 2014

In celebration of our 10th anniversary in 2013, the Nasher Sculpture Center presented Nasher XChange, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 commissioned works by 10 renowned artists at 10 diverse sites throughout the city of Dallas.  This exhibition created an unprecedented opportunity to connect students from sites around the city with contemporary art, with the Nasher, and with each other.

Delegations of high school and college students from communities connected with Nasher XChange were selected to participate in the Student XChange summit in January 2014. During this day-long program, students learne about the Nasher, shared information about their community and the Nasher XChange project located there, and created art with guest artists.

Visit the Student XChange Tumblr site for more images.

Participating student groups

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Greenhill School
McKinney Boyd High School
Nasher Student Advisory Board
Paul Quinn College
Skyline High School
University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Scholars
University of North Texas at Dallas
Vickery Meadow Eagle Scholars

Participating artists

Christopher Blay
Cassandra Emswiler
Steph Hargrove
Arthur Peña
Kevin Todora

Sponsor

Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation