Hyperlocal II at the Mac

HYPERLOCAL II The Artists of Cedars Union

Where: The MAC

Contact: AishaHaider, TheMAC 214.728.6776 // [email protected]

1503 S. Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215
When: September 11 – October 9. 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 11, 6-9 PM

(Dallas, August 2021) The Cedars Union is a fellow arts nonprofit and one of The MAC’s cultural neighbors in the Cedars. Located less than a quarter-mile away on South Ervay Street, Cedars Union provides resources such as tools, programs, and pro-bono services for creatives; artists of all mediums work side by side in the custom studios, creating a collaborative and supportive community. Both organizations are proud to present this exhibition and showcase the best of the arts in the Cedars neighborhood (often referred to as “The Artists’ District”).

Current Cedars Union studio artists participating in the show include Jessica Baldivieso, Catherine Cornelius, Elizabeth Hill, Jessica Hilvitz, Michelle Hinojosa, Lisa Horlander, Lori Maclean, Jas Mardis, Kristin Moore, Mari Pohlman, Cat Rigdon, Brantly Sheffield, Carolyn Sortor, Molly Margaret Sydnor, Kathryn Vestal, and Phallon Lauderback Wright.

This grouping of artists represents a myriad of artistic practices including but not limited to painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and video. Curated by MAC Board President Jordan Roth, this collection consists of the newest works by the artists in the Cedars Union Cohort 2. For more about the artists, see the PDF.


In the summer of 2015, The MAC moved from its home of twenty years on McKinney Avenue to 1601 South Ervay St in the Cedars neighborhood. After over two years of adventurous programming in the unrenovated raw warehouse at 1601 South Ervay, The MAC opened our new exhibition space, on–campus at 1503 South Ervay St. The 2,500 sq.ft. facility is located at the corner of S. Ervay and Sullivan, next door to Ro2 Art.

The MAC is a nonprofit arts organization that stands as an advocate for creative freedom, presenting visual art in all its forms. It supports emerging to established local, regional and international artists by offering the opportunity for exhibition and experimentation and by providing a forum for critical dialogue.


The Cedars Union is a nonprofit art incubator that supports local artists through communal and private studio space, shared tools, and educational programming. In 2015 the organization was formed to create community work space and training opportunities for artists, featuring private and shared studio spaces with state-of-the-art facilities and tools.

The Boedeker, a historic 50,000 square foot building, was purchased for the project, but due to its renovation costs and scale, a proof-of-concept model was built in the space next door. This 7,000 sf test space, the Annex, opened in August 2018 and began fulfilling the CU mission of providing tools and studio space for 15 studios artists, along with public programming. In 2019, The CU expanded its offerings by creating a Community Membership for artists to access programs, shared work spaces and tools in the Annex without a personal studio. We welcomed a second cohort of studio artists into the Annex in Spring 2020 and our list of Community Members is ever-growing, with over 35 artists currently working from our space. Cohort 3 applications are now open with an October 2nd deadline.

The CU has a comprehensive approach to helping emerging artists become successful. Its facilities focus on the importance of space and community in an artist’s practice, with programs to equip emerging creatives with the business skills and acumen to thrive as a working artist. Learn more at cedarsunion.org.

All works will be on view September 11, 2021 – October 9, 2021. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 11, from 6-9 PM at The MAC located at 1503 S Ervay, Dallas, TX 75215. For more information, visit www.the-mac.org, or call Aisha Haider at 214.728.6776.