WRECKED Artist Profile: Jonathan Stewart

Posted on:June 6, 2014

Author:Courtney Cox

Category:Art, events, SEED

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Jonathan Stewart is a printmaker, originally from Georgia, now residing in Fort Worth. He earned a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking from the University of Dallas and is now an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch.

Jonathan says he’s an Art Con virgin who’s been recruited to participate in the past but finally found this year’s WRECKED theme exceptionally exciting. “Drawing inspiration from a mystery item seemed like a challenge, but also a potentially fun way of creating something new. Can’t wait to see what everybody brings to the auction.”

He’s been printmaking since 2000, but he’s been getting in trouble for drawing since grade school. Jonathan says he’s creatively inspired by everyday situations and jokingly claims he became an artist “for the money and respect.” Jonathan has been largely influenced by an infamous folk artist named Howard Finster who lived a few hours from where he grew up in rural Georgia. “He painted these wild pictures on every surface he could get his hands on, including his house and his car.” Jonathan says meeting Finster, hearing his stories about his life and watching him work was a remarkably formative experience for him as an artist. – Martha Belden

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Art Conspiracy presents WRECKED will be held at Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226, on Saturday, June 7. Doors open at 6 pm. Show from 7-11 pm. Tickets on sale for $10 per ticket.

Art Conspiracy organizers and musicians are available for interviews. Additional press imagery and graphics are available upon request. For more information, please contact Julie Kinzie at juliek@artconspiracy.org or call (469) 826-8546.

About Art Conspiracy
Art Conspiracy is street level philanthropy. Members of the creative community in North Texas pool their talents to create bi-annual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS non-profit status.