Vicki Meek, an East Dallas neighbor and artist, is taking part in a conversation hosted by SMU.

She’ll join Clyde Valentín, the director of Ignite/Arts Dallas, in discussing case studies related to artistic impact on a grassroots level. Ignite/Arts Dallas is an initiative based at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts that seeks to integrated artistic practice and community engagement.

The talk is in conjunction with the Pollock Gallery exhibit “The Arts of Oppression,” which is on view until Oct. 30. It features over 180 works by formerly or currently incarcerated people.

Meek worked for about 20 years at the South Dallas Cultural Center and has permanent exhibitions at the African-American Museum in Dallas, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.

The conversation is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Pollock Gallery (Expressway Tower, 6116 North Central Expressway, Ste. 101).