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Arie Van Selm, Blending In & Crow in Snow Landscape

Arie Van Selm was born in Utrecht, Netherlands in 1951. He received his BA from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1970. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin and El Centro College, Dallas, TX where he also taught from 1991-1992  and also at the Art Academy atelier63 in Amsterdam. He has worked in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, France, Kyoto, Osaka, Dallas, New York and other places. Arie Van Selm has developed strong roots in Dallas, living and working both continents for over forty years. His large bronze sculpture of a Crow is at the Meyerson Symphony Center. His three Rooster paintings are in the Terry Center and his Statue of Liberty is in Hughes Hall.

Arie Van Selm
Blending In
2022, oil on canvas.

Donated by Lisa & Steven Meyer, Scott Meyer’12.       

Arie Van Selm
Crow in Snow Landscape
1987, oil on canvas.

Donated by the artist.


Don Schol '59 "Vietnam Remembrances"

Outside Classroom A212

After his tour in Vietnam, Don and his teammates were sent to Hawaii to complete their works on paper, canvas, and in clay for the Army Office of Military History War Art Collection, housed in Washington, D.C. After completing this mission, Don returned to Fort Hood to train other young men to function and survive in the Vietnam War. The images represented in this suite are based on Schol’s personal experiences, while he served in Vietnam as Combat Artist. Some of the images literally depict what he actually witnessed and experienced. Others symbolize something he felt about a particular experience or collective. This more expressive approach to creating imagery was characteristic of those artists of the German Expressionist movement whose work Schol was attracted to and inspired by, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Max Beckmann, who were themselves subjected to the horrors of war during World War I. He found a kinship with them and their style of expression.

The set of 18 lithographs prints, signed, titled, and numbered series 5/8 from the woodblocks were donated by John Mullen '59. 

Don Schol '59 
Vietnam Remembrances 
2008, set of 18 lithograph prints from the woodblocks signed, titled, numbered.

Donated by John Mullen '59


Pamela Nelson, Mixed Buffet

Pam Nelson stated, “I began the body of work, DINING ROOM, at a dear friend’s home in Montana, summer of 2019. My temporary studio was her dining table. I responded by thinking of the friendships and many shared meals, hosting and guesting; and how important it is to getting to know each other better. A year later, with Covid-19 in 2020, I could not imagine how much we would all miss each other.

The dining table is a blank canvas for hospitality. Our stories and relationships can be found in our food. Food, like art, stimulates the mind and the senses. One first eats with her eyes. The colors and textures are endless. I also enjoy exploring surface design in table settings, placemats, centerpieces, ceramics, and glass. In 2020, hospitality, welcoming the stranger, is essential in the desert, with its challenges and difficulties. Nourishing our neighbors is sharing more than a meal. We are together at the banquet table. Company is the main ingredient. “

Pamela Nelson is a Dallas artist who is known for her love of color, composition and embellishment. She grew up in Midland, Texas and graduated from SMU in 1974. She paints, makes collages and mosaics. In 2000, she was appointed to a four-year position on the US Commission of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. She was the recipient of the Dallas Visual Arts Center 2000 Legend award. Public artworks by Nelson include four Dallas Area Rapid Transit stations, a circular floor mosaic medallion at DFW Airport’s Terminal D Departure Level Concourse, and Color Equations 2007 at North Park Center. Nelson recently installed a painting at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, titled To Everything Turn. Nelson has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art.