C3 Visiting Artist Project

About the C3 Visiting Artist Project

The Center for Creative Connections (C3) Visiting Artist Project (2017-2021) invited artists based in North Texas to create an interactive, visitor-informed installation around a theme related to the works on view in the C3 Gallery. Selected artists worked with Museum staff to develop and facilitate interpretive content, project logistics, and educational programs to help inform their project.

Beginning in October 2021, C3 Visiting Artist Project will shift to the C3 Featured Artist program.

Current C3 Visiting Artists

The Stewpot Children, Youth, and Family Program
October 2020–May 2021

The student artists behind El Camino are participants in a local enrichment program. Established in 1975 by First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, The Stewpot offers a range of services to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Their Children, Youth, and Family Program provides year-round support for students in 1st-12th grades and young adults pursuing higher education.


My name is Moises Garcia and I go to the School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. I was born in Laredo, Texas, but I grew up and live in Dallas. I'm pretty laid back and I love to create things.



My name is Lizbeth Flores and I am a high school student, an artist in the making, a skateboarder, and the youngest of my family. Currently, I hope to graduate early from North Dallas High School and get into a good college where I can study graphic design or criminology. I like to improve myself and focus on the good going on. During my freetime, I enjoy playing sports and care very deeply about my Vans (sneakers).


My name is Gissell Chapa. I attend the School of Health Professions at Townview. In the future, I would like to attend medical school and ultimately become a cardiovascular surgeon. I was born, raised, and live in Dallas, but at heart I am a proud Mexican. [My heritage] defines who I am and my values. Determination is the strongest quality that I hold within . . . fundamentally making myself and my family proud.


My name is Valerie Zamarripa and I have graduated high school. I intend to go to Mountain View College to get my associate degree. I grew up in Dallas through the Stewpot's programs. Mexico holds a special place in my heart, and I enjoy going whenever I can because I get to see my grandfather and family. I also get a sense of relief and feel free when I visit. I will always be proud to be Mexican American. I enjoy traveling and seeing new places and spending time with my family, and often I can be kind of extra. 

Recent C3 Visiting Artists

Shoshana McIntosh & Marie-Claire Valdez
Moving Reflections
February–October 2020

Shoshana McIntosh is a writer, movement artist, and elementary school teacher. Her creative and scholarly work intersections around ideas of embodiment, philosophy, and art. Since 2017 she has trained hundreds of educators on using movement in the classroom to express oneself, and on ways to engage inquiry and discussion around a subject or issue. In 2017 she was an artist-in-residence at Sunset Art Studios. She has presented her work at national and international conferences.

Marie-Claire Valdez is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and art educator. She has been teaching art since 2004, holding positions in Chicago, San Antonio, and the Dallas area. Valdez received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA in teaching from Trinity University. She will complete her PhD in art education at the University of North Texas in 2020. Her passion for sound art and emerging art practices incorporates poetry, languages, sound, and visual art in experimental forms.

Upon meeting at the University of North Texas in the art education graduate program, Valdez and McIntosh realized their mutual interest in bringing multi-sensory and movement-based practices to K-12 classrooms and art museums. She then, the two friends have been collaborating on workshops for students and teachers that introduce sound, movement, and other sensory experiences into art making and art observation.