Ex-corporate attorney drawn to Dallas art work

DALLAS (AP) — If life experience can be compared to the solar system, Jim Lively has rocketed from one planet to another.

Visitors to Lumin-Arte Gallery in the Design District might be surprised to learn that the artist behind all those paintings and photographs is a former corporate executive — who got laid off.

Lively, 58, the younger brother of rainmaker Bill Lively, who raised most of the $354 million needed to build the ATT Performing Arts Center, is a former legal counsel for Electronic Data Systems, where he worked for almost 20 years. He left the company, albeit involuntarily, in 2009, when he underwent a metamorphosis.

Goodbye corporate world, hello art world.

The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/10gQwBX ) reports Lively is the general counsel for LuminArte Gallery, but he’s drawn to the place mainly because it helped facilitate his budding career as an artist.

He’s also a writer.

He recently self-published a novel based

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