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Meet The Maker Series: Marshall K. Harris

March 13, 2024 05:00 PM

Drinks & Bites 5:00pm | Q&A 5:30pm

Join us in Ellie’s Lounge on Wednesday, March 13th, for an interview with mixed media artist from the HALL Arts collection, Marshall K. Harris, conducted by Terri Provencal, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Patron Magazine.

The event is complimentary to attend and includes light bites and one Maker's Mark cocktail tasting.

About the Artist:

Born in San Antonio, Marshall K. Harris spent his childhood growing up in various cities and states across the United States while his father was in the armed forces. Harris received his BFA in Graphic Design from Texas Christian University in 1979, when he was drafted by the NFL (1979) by the New York Jets. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 1980 and played professionally for 6 years (Cleveland Browns 80-83, New England Patriots 83, and New Jersey Generals USFL 84-85). Upon retiring from professional athletics Harris followed his BFA degree as an Advertising Art Director, Marketing Manager, Museum Curator, Graphics Developer, and Exhibit Designer for nationally recognized corporations, science museums, zoos, and aquaria. 

After experiencing the World Trade Tower attacks on 9.11.01 firsthand in New York City, Harris decided to change directions. He enrolled in the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA MFA program in 2007 and received his MFA in sculpture in 2010. Moving back to his Texas hometown of Fort Worth in 2010, Harris began his full-time studio practice.

Since then he has developed a unique photorealistic drawing style and an active professional practice. He exhibits his work nationally and his works are held in numerous corporate and private collections. Marshall Harris lives in Fort Worth with his wife, journalist/author June Naylor Harris. Along with his studio practice, Marshall teaches Foundational Drawing classes at his alma mater, Texas Christian University.