Trenton Doyle Hancock selected Dallas Cowboys Art Program artist for new Cowboys Stadium

I am so very proud to announce that my friend and classmate Trenton Doyle Hancock has bee selected to participate in the Dallas Cowboys Art Program.  He is one of 14 contemporary artists commissioned by the Cowboys to display their work at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Good Vegan Progression #2 by Trenton Doyle Hancock

Trenton was scheduled for an exhibition here in Dallas at the Dunn and Brown Contemporary this fall, which I was excited to cover.  But when I last asked him about it, he told me it was canceled because he had something in the works with the Cowboys.  When I saw the Dallas Morning News story about the modern art the Cowboys had decided on, I figured that this was the “something” he was talking about.

Here’s what the New York Times had to say about the project:

“This is a fabulous cutting-edge building, and we thought it needed art,” Ms. (Gene) Jones said. Although not a collector, she is an art lover who, along with her husband; their daughter, Charlotte Anderson; and a niece, Melissa Meeks, became involved in the project. But not being art professionals, they turned to a group of people who are.

The Times goes on to mention that the Jones’ consulted the curators of the Ft. Worth Modern, and DMA Contemporary collections among others.

So I would like to congratulate Trent on this wonderful accomplishment, and I look forward to seeing his work at Cowboys Stadium.  You can learn more about Trenton and his work by reading a 2007 interview that he did with Dallas South.

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