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Walk In My Shoes

Exhibition

April 5 - April 30, 2021

 

This online exhibition is a collection of images that reflect worn and embellished shoes that embody the mantra, “walk a mile in my shoes.” This adage has been adapted over the years in motto and in song to remind us to show tolerance and empathy when dealing with people we do not know. Each image is a testament to the untold story and the journey shoes have traveled throughout the lives of these individuals. 

 

Thank You to all those who contributed to the exhibition. In addition, a special thanks to our sponsors City of Dallas Office of Art and Culture: Culture of Value, Artcycleclubtx.com and private donations.

Website created by Yaro Sutton (yarosutton@cerebralplayer.com

copyright 2021. All rights reserved by respective parties

VET_Rooted
VET_Rooted

Show Series for 2020-2021

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Sheila Cunningham_Spilling Out
Sheila Cunningham_Spilling Out

Dusting off forgotten memories. A rush of remembrance, some hazy or gone forever. The stories of life lived, family, friends, past deeds, challenges, hopes, dreams.

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VET_Dad's Garden Shoes_bw
VET_Dad's Garden Shoes_bw

These are my father's yardwork shoes that stay by the back door. They remind me to water the garden, pull the weeds and cut the grass.

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Shunda Smith_Without You_3
Shunda Smith_Without You_3

This photo documents the feeling of loss I have since losing my mom.

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Shunda Smith_Walking with Rattler Pride_
Shunda Smith_Walking with Rattler Pride_

This is a paining I created using my favorite shoes during college in Florida A&M University colors. The show was created using watercolor, colored pencils, and white gel pens. The background was created using oil pastels.

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VET_One Two Buckle My Shoe
VET_One Two Buckle My Shoe

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VET_Lost 1400 Keist - Right Shoe
VET_Lost 1400 Keist - Right Shoe

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VET_Unzipped
VET_Unzipped

Show Series for 2020-2021

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Douglas Garrett_My Grandfather_1
Douglas Garrett_My Grandfather_1

These shoes were my grandfather's. I wear them proudly to special events. It is a constant reminder of walking in greatness.

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Cheryl Garrett_3_Passed On
Cheryl Garrett_3_Passed On

These shoes were worn to countless athletic and family events. Now this person has passed on. Where will these shoes take the next person that wears them?

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Columbus Garrett III_Glitzy 2
Columbus Garrett III_Glitzy 2

Glitzy. Glamorous. Expensive. That's me!

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Megan Baker_Walking on Sunshine
Megan Baker_Walking on Sunshine

I am inspired by colors, because I think life is colorful. According to Forrest Gump, "You can tell a lot about a person, just looking at their shoes." It's good to look at the bright side of life. This is why I chose to paint my favorite pair of shoes to represent myself in such a colorful way.

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Megan Baker_Outside
Megan Baker_Outside

I am inspired by colors, because I think life is colorful. According to Forrest Gump, "You can tell a lot about a person, just looking at their shoes." It's good to look at the bright side of life. This is why I chose to paint my favorite pair of shoes to represent myself in such a colorful way.

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VET_Cozy Red
VET_Cozy Red

Show Series for 2020-2021

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Sal Barron_Rattlesnake Boots
Sal Barron_Rattlesnake Boots

Back in the 70's I bought boots and matching jacket with Eisenhower cut. Went to a club, my jacket was stolen. $800 gone, so I wore it one time.

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Carol Waldman_Shoes 1 of 3
Carol Waldman_Shoes 1 of 3
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El_ Leapin Lizards
El_ Leapin Lizards
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Sheila Cunningham_Bag of Shoes
Sheila Cunningham_Bag of Shoes

Dusting off forgotten memories. A rush of remembrance, some hazy or gone forever. The stories of life lived, family, friends, past deeds, challenges, hopes, dreams.

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El_Blue Metallics
El_Blue Metallics
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Sal Barron_Broken Lace
Sal Barron_Broken Lace

Shoes only last 2-3 months on my feet.

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Sheila Cunningham_Navigating Stairs
Sheila Cunningham_Navigating Stairs

Dusting off forgotten memories. A rush of remembrance, some hazy or gone forever. The stories of life lived, family, friends, past deeds, challenges, hopes, dreams.

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Lenora Casmore_Walking Africa
Lenora Casmore_Walking Africa

In 2004, I began a trek with a pair of trusty Clark mules to , but not enough. walk Africa. Beginning with Nigeria, then Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. I've trekked a few places in Africa with my Clarks, but not enough. As the Lord wills, my Clarks (several pairs, I'm sure) will trek me over the entire continent one day...all 54 countries!

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Carol Waldman_The Shoe
Carol Waldman_The Shoe
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Krisie DeVera_Immerse
Krisie DeVera_Immerse

We travel everyday. Some places from routine and obligation, and other places from adventure and joy. We immerse ourselves in each location with our attention, energy, and time. These shoes accompanied me in walks for more than 4 years. As I walked towards this mural, I’m reminded that art is how I want to live and immerse myself. No matter what type of art I encounter, I gravitate towards it with appreciation for its own story.

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Shunda Smith_I Want Them All_1
Shunda Smith_I Want Them All_1

My mother had a habit of buying things in multiple colors. These particular shoes she bought in black, white, and pink.

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Krisie DeVera_Reflect
Krisie DeVera_Reflect

The road is never a smooth or straight path. You can choose to step forward, backwards, or in circles. In these modern times, we fabricate in our minds that we have to reach certain milestones. These different brick and stone textures reflect that we can choose to embrace the bumps and imperfections that are part of our being. Life isn’t all about the destinations, but it’s how we find joy in all moments.

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Krisie DeVera_Start
Krisie DeVera_Start

I put on these Skecher Yoga Foam shoes as I exit the garage to begin my day. When the soles and heels of my feet land on these with each walking step, I feel the support from the material. The sole texture absorbs and takes shape of my footprint then bounces back to it’s foundational texture. The shoe material takes me back to the yoga mat, a place of mindfulness and being. A state of mind that I can simply exist and be present.

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Yvonne Moura_Too Tight Shoes
Yvonne Moura_Too Tight Shoes

The title says it all. When things become too painful, that's when we are forced to change. We can avoid discomfort if we listen to our bodies and our intuition, but change, no matter how good, is what we fear. The unknown...

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Donna Smith - Babies to Men
Donna Smith - Babies to Men

My Life Series - This paining (acrylic) depicts the journey of my two sons from babies to men and then their babies. The journey was tough at times but so worth it - two great men and six grandchildren.

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Zachary_3
Zachary_3
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Zachary_2
Zachary_2
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Zachary_1
Zachary_1
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VET_blue stripe shoe
VET_blue stripe shoe

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Steve Danner - Summertime with Dan
Steve Danner - Summertime with Dan

Its takes place on a beautiful summer day on a front porch, eating some ice cold watermelon. My best friend introduced me to some of the best "foot-tappin" music I'd ever heard: DAN HICKS AND HIS HOT LICKS.

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Syrus_2
Syrus_2
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Columbus Garrett III_Glitzy 1
Columbus Garrett III_Glitzy 1

Glitzy. Glamorous. Expensive. That's me.

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Merry Fuhrer_How I Roll
Merry Fuhrer_How I Roll

I don't drive anymore, so this is how I get around. They're a little beat up, just like me, but they do the job and do it well. Colored Pencil and Collage, 11x14 in.

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Syrus _1
Syrus _1
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Charis_2
Charis_2
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Donna Smith - Shoe Graveyard
Donna Smith - Shoe Graveyard

My Life Series - This drawing (mixed media of graphite, charcoal and soft pastels) is for my journey with my partner Robert. He's been with me for 27 years so his shoes are worn out.

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Donna Smith_My Happy Place
Donna Smith_My Happy Place

My Life Series - This painting (acrylic), on a pair of my worn out shoes, shows my happy place - walking on the beach.

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Beth Swider_Peek A Boo_1
Beth Swider_Peek A Boo_1

My husband and I walk miles every day. Needless to say, we wear out shoes. Now, I don’t mind replacing them especially when there are holes in the soles, but it really irked me when recently a hole came out on the upper! “Peek a Boo” is the result of coping with this frustration. To mend the hole, a reverse applique technique seemed the best option. A carefully cut cat face from a Laurel Burch feline print scrap was placed underneath. It was difficult stitching it down through the shoes.

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Charis_1
Charis_1
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Jacque Forsher_Still Life
Jacque Forsher_Still Life

Most artists I know tend to be collectors. Whether it's books, brushes, ephemera or found objects - we are often keepers of the lost and found. Sentimental pieces, hand-me-downs, peacock feathers, handwritten notes, treasures found on the side of the road...even an old pair of forgotten boots become muse.

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Megan Baker_Above the Clouds
Megan Baker_Above the Clouds

I am inspired by colors, because I think life is colorful. According to Forrest Gump, "You can tell a lot about a person, just looking at their shoes." It's good to look at the bright side of life. This is why I chose to paint my favorite pair of shoes to represent myself in such a colorful way.

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Kate Yarbrough_Big Boots to Fill
Kate Yarbrough_Big Boots to Fill

These were my father's workboots, used when working in the East Texas oil fields.

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Sandra Lillard_Mother 2
Sandra Lillard_Mother 2
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Sandra Lillard_Mother_1
Sandra Lillard_Mother_1
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Cheryl Garrett_Pain Unrevealed 1
Cheryl Garrett_Pain Unrevealed 1

I am like the shoes I wear. When seen by others in these fancy heels, I appear confident and worry free. But no one can see my rips and tears from this life nor the ones inside my shoes.

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Cheryl Garrett_Pain Unrevealed 2
Cheryl Garrett_Pain Unrevealed 2

I am like the shoes I wear. When seen by others in these fancy heels. I appear confident and worry-free. But no one can see my rips and tears from this life, nor the ones inside my shoes.

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