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Oct. 6th Receptions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Opening Reception at FWCAC: October 6th 6 – 9pm. http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm


Courage by the Choose Courage Foundation
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

EIGHT
Saturday September 9, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- September 9, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Honoring Women
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Skewed Botanicals
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

WOMEN ONLY TAC Impromptu Invitational
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pmmore information

 

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Receptions Oct. 7 at 500X: EXPO 2017, Ari Brielle, Bárbara Cartier & Members Exhibition

500x Gallery Exhibitions
October 7th to November 5th
Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 7th, 7-10pm

EXPO 2017
Downstairs / Main Gallery

Curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons

Featured artists:

Dannie Liebgot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist-run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2017 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas.  The exhibition will be running from October 7th – November 5, 2017, with a reception October 7, from 7pm-10pm.
This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.


We Made Cool – Ari Brielle
Downstairs / Project Space

We Made Cool is a body of work by Ari Brielle that examines notions of black femininity, strength and softness. Candy painted colors and natural motifs decorate portraits that explore black culture, consumption and experience. Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. She completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016 where she cultivated her studio practice and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. Brielle has exhibited in Texas and New York, and was recently nominated as one of Dallas’ Rising Stars by Liliana Bloch Gallery.


A Call From The Center of Things 
– Bárbara Cartier
Upstairs / Project Space

Bárbara Cartier energetically explores the tricky territory between painting and sculpture using a variety of materials and methods to create sculptural forms reminiscent of organic objects such as eggs and river rocks. Her use of vibrant colors and silky smooth surfaces suggest a “new car” seduction; polyurethane and fiberglass forms become outsized shining gems, transformed by hand and machine resulting in an ornate illusion of weight and volume. Teamed with collages, these totemic forms challenge decoration in a playful manner to create a kaleidoscopic installation intent on alchemy.

Born in Argentina, Bárbara Cartier now lives and works in Panama. Featuring new sculpture and collages, A Call From The Center of Things will be her first solo exhibition in the United States. This exhibition is sponsored by the Art Galleries at TCU.


2017 Member’s Exhibition

Upstairs / Main Gallery

Welcoming the addition of its newest members, this group of emerging Texas artists will be showcasing a range of media investigating a variety of content and formal concerns. Now on exhibition until November 5th.

Featured artists:

Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt.


500x Gallery   500x.org

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Grapevine Art Dealers Association presents Taste of Art Gallery Night Oct. 7

(GADA) Grapevine Art Dealers Association’s 5 participating Galleries presents our Fall “TASTE OF ART” gallery night. 

Twice a year GADA puts on a very upscale night out and invites everyone. At this event all five of the Galleries serve different select gourmet wines and food to be enjoyed with the Fine Art.

As an example, Giddens Galley will be serving Old English Cheese Pitit Fours and Cranberry Pinot Noir Meatballs paired with a Bingham Family Vinyards white and red wine respectively. For the price of a ticket you are able to enjoy something different at all five galleries.

Tickets are now available and limited. We sold out very early at our last event in the Spring and expect the same this time.  Online Ticket Sales Only. Click on the link below to purchase tickets.

https://goo.gl/wNtpGQ

More info and Route Map here; https://goo.gl/aTxJTQ

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Call for PAA Artists’ Studio Tour and Art Market

F YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, THIS IS THE
FINAL CALL TO DO SO. NOTE: WE STILL HAVE A
FEW SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE ART MARKETS.
SO, LET US KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
IN HAVING YOUR STUDIO FEATURED ON THE TOUR
OR PARTICIPATE IN AN ART MARKET.

You are invited 
to participate in the
PAA
Artists’ Studio Tour
and Art Market
November 4th and 5th
 
Hours: Saturday, November 4,  10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 5,  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pre-event reception for participants Friday, November 3,

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Rail Station Studios

Links for information to sign up:
For 13 years certain artists in the Plano and surrounding art community have hosted a tour of their studios each November. This year, PAA has been offered the opportunity to take on this highly successful event and open it up to our members.
Example of artist web page

It is a two-day event, scheduled for November 4th and 5th, just in time for holiday gift-giving purchases of art. Participation would mean opening your studio to a tour of art patrons who love to see artists’ studios, their work environment and their art work close up. It is a great opportunity to sell some of your work. It will be promoted in local media and a special website will present your work and help guide people to your studio.

Your studio needs to be located in Plano or nearby. If you don’t have a studio suitable for placing on the tour, PAA has alternative locations for you too to participate in the Art Market part of the promotion.

ArtCentre Plano
The upstairs studios at the ArtCenter will be availablefor a few artists to host tour visitors and show some of your work. You can also be working on artwork during the tour if you choose. This will be available on a first-come reservation basis.
The second venue for the Art Market will be at AramArt, which is where the PAA Thursday Night Live sessions are held. There is

AramArt Institute

room for up to six artists to show and tell their work in this venue…located in a neighborhood near Custer and Parker Road. This, too will be available on a first-come reservation basis.


Here’s what goes along with participating:
* Your own page on a special promotional website with images of your work, a map to your location, your bio, link to your main website. (Art Market-only participants will all be listed together on a single page for the group location venue.)
* A free yard sign showing your participation on the tour.(Add yellow balloons to make location more visible)
* Your info will be listed and linked in multiple email blasts to PAA followers
* Access to link the special site to your own promotion to friends and neighbors and your email database
* Extensive press release coverage in area media, online, print and broadcast

* Participation in a pre-event gathering at PAA Offices at Rail Station

Studios (1013 15th Place #101, Historic Downtown Plano, Texas 75074) on the Friday evening before the SaturdaySunday event; potluck dinner where you can meet the other artists on the tour, see samples of their work and plan networking for the weekend event.

A fee is required to participate. It will cover web programming and marketing materials. Studios on the tour will be billed $90 for the two-day event. Art Market participants will be billed $45 for the two-day event. A document will be provided to you to help guide you through preparation and execution of your event.

Deadline for signing up to be part of the tour is extended to Tuesday, October 11.
For more information, contact
Gene Dillard
President
Plano Art Association
Plano Art Association
P.O. Box 861508 * Plano, Texas 75086

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James Richards urban sketching demo Oct. 10

October 10th Southwestern Watercolor Society Program: James Richards urban sketching demonstration

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, LLUMC Asbury Hall, Lovers Lane at Inwood in Dallas
For more about SWS see http://www.swswatercolor.org
James Richards is an urban designer, artist, author and traveler based in
Fort Worth, Texas. His work explores great places and place-making
around the globe. He lectures and teaches design drawing and urban
sketching workshops across the U.S. and abroad.
James leads an urban sketching workshop starting at Asel Art Supply on
Cedar Springs in Dallas. As of September 29, there was one opening in
this workshop. See the workshop schedule on page 4 to see how to sign
up.
James also brings his urban sketching demonstration to the October SWS
member meeting. Don’t miss it!

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TAG in the Morning features Bennie Wood at Oct. 11th meeting

The next TAG in the Morning meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11, 10am to 12 noon

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Guest demo artist will be Bennie Wood.

This is a great opportunity to learn from Bennie Wood . She will be sharing her methods for solving the problem of a painting you are not happy with. Come get some great ideas to save that painting you think is beyond help.

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Jesus and Iban Navarro: Oil and Water at Southwest Gallery

Southwest Gallery is proud to present father and son
Spanish Hyperrealist painters, Jesus and Iban Navarro.
 
Oil and Water:

The Masterful Works of 

Saturday, October 7th from 1 to 5 pm.
In this beautiful Exhibition you will experience Jesus Navarro’s realistic still lifes and urban street scenes of New York in Oil Paint and Iban Navarro’s adoration for nautical scenes under blues skies in Egg Tempera and Watercolor.
Jesus and Iban are each other’s teacher and student because they equally share and learn from one another, which is why they enjoy exhibiting together. The artists will showcase 8 to 10 stunning new pieces each for this show.
The exhibition will continue through October.

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Behnaz Sohrabian Solo Exhibition at the West Irving Library

October 1st – December 3rd, 2017
at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Brochure: IAA2017BehnazSoheabianExhibitBrochure

About the Artist:

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian started painting as a child and continued her passion professionally from the age of 10. She received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family in 2010. Behnaz is a member of the Irving Art Association and has won Best of Show in the last two annual IAA Member Exhibitions, as well as awards in the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition.

Behnaz works mainly in oils and is expert in several genres: portraits, figures, still life, florals, animals and abstract landscape.

Artist’s statement: My aim is just to paint simply, apply easy brush strokes, emphasize on light and shadow, and the dynamics between the subject and background. I paint different subject matters for conveying the concept of feminine characteristics and femininity as a representation of simplicity, beauty & inspiration. Woman, flower, earth are creators in our life & they all interact in the process of fertility, reproduction & generosity. My art collection represents this association.

 

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

2016 catalog cover

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Seasons of Light opens Oct. 12 in Marshall

Thursday, October 12 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Marshall Visual Art Center  208 E Burleson St, Marshall, Texas 75670

https://www.facebook.com/events/1275780619166122

212 N. Washington Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY/MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION featuring singer/songwriter Robert BlindDog Cook and artist Claudia Lowery.

Join us in a mixed media event combining talents of two artists who have collaborated for over a year toward a shared vision.

Robert BlindDog Cook returns to an earlier interest in photography that allows the viewer to see the world as he sees it. As a low-vision artist his perspective includes the use of light in creative ways, sometimes blurred, using distortion to it’s greatest advantage, and brings humor, thought, and a flair for the whimsical. In addition all the pre-recorded music at the evening’s event will have been written, performed, and produced by BlindDog. Widely regarded within the music community as a gifted musician it will come as a surprise to much of his public that another of his many talents involves photography and digital mixed media art.

Claudia Lowery will share her paintings that express passion for life and elements of light, and her writing revealing her heart and soul. This will be Claudia’s third solo and/or collaborative art exhibition at the MVAC since 2012. She is the owner of Gingko Leaf Gallery in Marshall, TX where she represents 40 east Texas and Louisiana artists.

Following the exhibition’s opening reception the artists will greet guests, friends and family across the street at the Blue Frog Restaurant @ Charlie’s Backyard Bar for the after party where BlindDog will perform live. Secondary location will be to remain at MVAC and still have his live performance.

Art, photography, cd’s, and printed/bound writing will be available for purchase the same evening.

 

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Painting Class with Jessica McClendon – Saturday, October 7

Painting with Jessica McClendon

Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women’s University
Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided.

ALL AGES: Saturday, October 7, 12:00 – 2:00SIGN UP HERE


Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Plano Public Library art-related events for October

Plano Public Library Events
www.planolibrary.org
October 2017

Locations:

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000
Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250
Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175
Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300
Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

 

Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft – Low tech meets high tech in this special craft program when we make light up greeting cards using paper circuits. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 3 7pm

 

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Introduction to Printmaking – Learn the basics of printmaking to create a relief print using your drawings, abstract or geometric designs to create a master plate from which multiple images are made. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 8 2pm

 

Art Workshop – Be ready to collaborate and get a little messy as we create one large group artwork using paper and paint. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Harrington Mon Oct 9 3pm

 

Craft It Up! – Use your creativity to make a fun fall craft! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 10 3pm

 

Illustrator: Intro to Vector Art – Learn about basic Adobe Illustrator features: the pen tool, clipping masks and the swatches panel and how to use them to create vector-based art. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Oct 15 2-3:30pm

 

Create Graphics with Illustrator – Learn how to create scalable vector graphics and designs. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Wed Oct 18 7pm

 

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch – Learn how Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming, which means no syntax errors. The program is always ready to run, enabling young learners to focus on the logic instead! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Haggard Sat Oct 21 3pm

 

Audition Basics – Learn about audio recording and editing. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Mon Oct 23 7pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Printmaking with Fruits, Vegetables and Found Objects – Play with your food and other non-traditional mark making tools to incorporate into printmaking for exciting, unique effects. Create original prints that are unexpected, whimsical and impressive. All ages
Harrington Sat Oct 28 2pm

 

Found Object Mask Making – Turn trash into treasure! Use recyclables and paint to make masks for Fall. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 29 2pm

 

Multiple Dates:

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.
Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am
Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

 

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves
Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)
Nov 7 Hoop Art
Dec 5 Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts
Parr Sun Nov 26 2pm
Davis Fri Dec 29 11am & 1pm

 

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults
Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

 

Animate Basics – Love cartoons and anime? Learn how to create your own digital animation. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Tue Oct 10 4pm
Parr Sat Dec 2 10am

 

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults
Parr Thursdays 7pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

 

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

 

Sound Recording/Podcasting – Learn to record and edit sound and create your own podcast. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sat Sep 23 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sat Oct 21 2-3:30pm

 

Photoshop Artwork – Apply filters to your photos to create and enhance your artwork. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Sep 24 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sun Oct 22 2-3:30pm

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Corrinda Raine: The Lady of White Rock Lake at Metropolitan Press

Corrinda Raine and The Lady of White Rock Lake: The Haunting
Showing: October 4-25, 2017 | Artist Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9pm

ArtSpace hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, August 10, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com

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Chris Brandly oil demo for TAG Oct. 2nd

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Guest demo artist will be Chris Brandley

Refreshments 6:30 pm Membership Registration 6:30 pm
Demonstration with Chris Brandley 7:00 pm

Chris Brandley was born in Warner Robins, Georgia in 1967. Being the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Chris grew up all over the world, where she was exposed to the Old Masters from an early age as her parents took her to museums everywhere they went. She was drawn to the Impressionist painters, and how they painted every- day life scenes and captured the light and use of color in expressive ways. In 1977 her family moved to Holland, where the breath-taking beauty was etched into her memories. Her experience in Europe plays an instrumental part in her current work.

In 1989 Chris graduated with a BFA in Art Education from Baylor University, and taught art in the public school system in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area for 11 years. In 2002 she stepped down from teach- ing school, and established her own business which included every- thing from painting commercial and residential murals and faux fin- ishes, to painting oil on canvas. After demand for her paintings grew, she decided to make another transition in 2012 and relinquish the faux and mural side of her business.

Ms. Brandley’s paintings embrace a range of subjects, with her fo- cus being on her expression of how a moment in time makes her feel, using light and vivid color. Chris has been commissioned by designers in both commercial and high end residential homes for oil paintings, murals, and decorative finishes, and has been represented by art galleries throughout Tex- as. She is an award winning artist, has participated in several art shows and exhibitions, and has a passion for teaching workshops in the “Alla Prima” method of oil painting.

Her work has been used in television backdrops and documentaries (i.e. Daystar Television Network and EWTN Global Catholic Televi- sion Network), and has also been licensed to international tile com- panies.
Chris Brandley currently resides in Keller, Texas, with her husband

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In Living Color at The Janette Kennedy Gallery This October

The Janette Kennedy Gallery will feature new and original artwork by local Dallas artists, Mike Bosch and Mikka entitled In Living Color. An artist reception will take place October 7 at the gallery located at South Side on Lamar.

The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar 1409 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 426-1575

In Living Color exhibit – October 2017 Artist reception – Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Free

About Janette Kennedy Gallery:
The Janette Kennedy Gallery was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the Community at large to exhibit their works. This Gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. For more information, visit the their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Janette-Kennedy-Gallery-151361824892591/

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Visual Arts in Allen for October

Allen Arts Alliance Celebrates the Arts and Humanities in Allen

The Allen Arts Alliance, and the city of Allen, join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Allen Arts Alliance, our local arts and cultural organizations and schools will be partnering through activities that honor and share the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of daily life in Allen.

The City of Allen City Council will be adopting a Proclamation in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month at the October 10th City Council Meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate, through our local arts organizations, in what has become the country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities. Attached is a list of some of programs and events taking place this October in Allen.

ALLEN ART EVENTS OCTOBER, 2017 – Exhibits and Workshops

 

Allen Heritage Guild
Allen Heritage Center Depot Museum; October 14 and 28th – Saturdays, 10am – 2 pm; tours available by appointment.
Open House at the Allen Heritage Village, Oct 21, 12:30-2:30pm; Oct 22, 2-4 pm;

Blue House Too ARTSPACE – WATTERS CREEK
David J. Stana – America in Kodachrome; photography exhibit through October 15
Allen Teen Arts Council; Halloween Bash; October 21, 7-9pm
Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride; painting exhibit from October 20th through November 12th, 2017

Visual Arts League of Allen – VALA –AT BLUE HOUSE TOO ARTSPACE – WATTERS CREEK
VALA Series ‘Sweets & Treats’ Family Painting Workshop; Sunday, Oct 1st  2017; 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Blue House Too
VALA series “SPOOK-tacular” Painting workshop; Oct 8th 2017; 12:00pm – 2:00 pm at Blue House Too

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists October 2nd Meeting – Sarah Graham demo

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The next meeting of AGPA will be this Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Program:
This month we will feature a demonstration by Sarah Graham (  SarahGrahamArt.com).   She is a gifted watercolorist who likes to paint expressive portraits and dramatic landscapes.

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition.   She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.   Some of Sarah’s work is attached.
Other Business:
We will discuss options for the art objects to be sold in fall fund raising project which is used to raise prize money for the Grand Prairie ISD Student Art Contest.
The AGPA meets at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce at 900 Conover Street.   Meetings are open to the public at no charge.   Visitors are welcome.   Visit our website at www.gpartists.org  .

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Upcoming Workshops at Asel Art Supply

http://www.aselart.com/

Afternoon Drawing with Don Colley

Oct. 9 1-4pm

Creating a rich drawing… call 214-871-2425 to book $10 but you will receive approx. $20 in Faber Castell products. space is limited. Asel ARt Supply, 2701 Cedar Spring Rd

Oct. 11 1-4pm

Meet up at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth (825 Foch St.). Trek over to museum district for outdoor sketching. $10 but you will receive approx. $20 in Faber Castell products — 1st 24 artists only. Call 817-335-.8168.

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2017 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights

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Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2016 State Fair of Texas opened on Friday, September 29 and extends through October 22. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/caresults/. Check out the prize winners!

The Fall Garden Program is back again and includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit . Local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork. More including a list of artists here: http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

Laura Waiter sculpture

Fair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture, with monumental sculpture and murals from the Art Deco period. A recent book Fair Park Deco, published by TCU Press, is an in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition.

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. The current exhibit is Silent Dialogues by Du Chau.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. The museum also hosts art exhibits.

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When the Mystery of Creativity Appears – Reception Sept. 30 at TVAA Downtown Gallery

When the Mystery of Creativity Appears

September 27 – October 25, 2017

RECEPTION Saturday, September 30 2-4pm

This show will focus on works that were inspired by the spiritual, inspirational and intuitive. Art often is inspired by our unconscious and gives us images and ideas we did not expect or plan. It is our creative imagination that is based on the intuitive within us the deepest and profound work. Sometimes we are inspired by spiritual ideas to create our best art.

About the Curator: Esther Ritz is a local Dallas artist. She has had gallery representation in the past with Haley Henman, Modartists and Murray Coven galleries. She has a number of both one person and group shows in both Dallas and Santa Fe NM. She is a long time member of TVAA and won several awards, including best in show. She does both abstract and figurative work.

 

Downtown Gallery

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Pinners Conference & Expo Sept. 29-30 in Arlington

A convention and expo especially for those who enjoy pinning those artsy and craftsy ideas to boards on Pinterest.

https://tx.pinnersconference.com

Enjoy fun classes and shopping – Check out the “The Classes!” tab to learn more. You’ll also encounter over 200 exhibiting businesses providing beautiful shopping options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry and all sorts of other things!

When and where

Friday and Saturday, Sept 29-30, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas (1200 Ballpark Way)

Hours

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission

Admission and Expo shopping – $8 (promo codes available from exhibitors & sponsors)
Admission & 2-class wristband – $15
Admission & All-day classes – $29
Admission & 2 days of all classes – $49
VIPinner – $129 (see tickets for details; includes VIP Night and other great stuff)
Online Pass (1-year-membership) – $29 (view Pinners-selected online classes)

*Children 12 and under are free to all events. Discount codes are available from show sponsors. Some classes will have an optional materials fee if you’d like the in-class kits (which you pay in class, the day of the show). (See the “Presenters” page). Tickets are non-refundable.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Margaret Meehan, October 10

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES
Presents Margaret Meehan
October 10
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 12 through November 14 ( no lecture on October 31).

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts. Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel

October 10
Margaret Meehan was a Texas-based artist until her recent move to Richmond, Virginia, where she now lives, makes art, and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. Meehan, known for her research-heavy and figure-based multimedia work, has always been interested in the body – not necessarily how it physically works or even the figure as a genre, but how bodily difference has been perceived throughout time.
For Tuesday Evenings, Meehan presents “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” a talk on how her work addresses monstrosity as a kind of otherness that goes beyond dualities and instead exists in shades of gray, a slippage between the categories that society defines us by and an acknowledgement of the monster that lives within us. In this clear-eyed and nuanced consideration of the intersections of myths, monsters, and miracles, Meehan examines how we decide whom we protect and whom we should be protected from by looking at notions of gender, vintage horror, and our own blood-stained American history.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE  
Artist Robyn O’Neil in conjunction with the publication of Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings
October 17
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA, in conjunction with the Fort Worth AIA Excellence in Architecture Design Awards
October 24
Artist Minerva Cuevas
November 7
Artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler 
November 14
LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Midlothian Cheer Mistletoe Market Nov. 11

Midlothian Cheer Mistletoe Market

Nov 11th – 10am to 3pm
Frank Seale Middle School
700 George Hopper Rd
Midlothian TX 76065

https://www.facebook.com/Midlothian-Cheer-Mistletoe-Market-326087234433950/

Join us as a vendor or come shop with us!

For more information contact
turner.gayle@yahoo.com

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SEPIA Exhibition: A Legacy in Photography

“Sepia magazine began in Fort Worth, Texas in 1947 as Negro Achievements, a magazine highlighting African American success articles and featuring reader-submitted true confessions stories. In 1951, two years after the death of its black founder, Horace J. Blackwell, Sepia found new leadership in white business mogul, George Levitan. With Levitan’s guidance, the magazine became the longest standing competitor to the more successful African American magazine, Ebony.”

– Mia L Anderson, Ph.D. Seeking a Place in the Sun, Sepia Magazine’s Endeavor for Quality Journalism and Place in the Negro Market, 1951-1982


Sept. 25 – Oct. 27, 2017

South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas TX  sdcc.dallasculture.org/


Horace J. Blackwell, a black entrepreneur, set out to create a publication company that produced a true confessions tabloid magazine for African Americans. His first endeavor was The World’s Messenger in 1942 and was one of only two publications distributed regionally for African Americans. Blackwell’s success with The World’s Messenger, led to his 1946 production of Negro Achievements. John H. Johnson’s new publication, Ebonymagazine in 1945, was also influential in Blackwell’s creation of the additional magazine. This new publication would provide an alternative for Blackwell’s regional audience. Blackwell died in 1949 of a stroke, but left intact a publication company that changed ownership to a new leader.

In 1951, George Levitan purchased Negro Achievements and changed the name of the magazine to Sepia. The publication focused primarily on various aspects of African American culture, including religion, civil rights, education, entertainment, and politics. With the objective of fostering leadership, the magazine also published articles on the development of Black institutions, including colleges and universities.

Sepia had a circulation of approximately 160,000 in 1982, which was its final year of publication. Beatrice Pringle one of the first African American women publishers was its last publisher and left the magazine 1981. The Sepia Photographic Archive is one of the most valuable resources of African American achievement in the world, and is an immense catalogue of American culture and history. The archive contains over 10,000 photographs, and is one of the most important collections of historical photography ever amassed. The Sepia Photographic Archive is the property of the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.

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Arts Counsel Texas :: October 4th Lunch + Learn

In this Lunch and Learn, attorney Thomas Maddrey of Maddrey PLLC will be discussing two topics he often gets questions about: the use of trademarks for artists, and the best practices for artists to promote their work on social media. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and gain some inside knowledge about the best way to cover these topics!

This seminar will be held at the offices of Thompson & Knight, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas, TX 75201.

To RSVP for this seminar and reserve lunch (because they always fill up), send an email to Tom Maddrey at tbm@maddreypllc.com, or give his office a call at 214-702-9862.

http://artscounsel.org/events/

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Floyd Newsum: The Things I see opens Sept. 30 at KHFA

The Run, 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 5 x 7.5 inches

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

The Things I See | Floyd Newsum

September 30 – November 4, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is thrilled to welcome back artist Floyd Newsum (Houston) for his latest solo exhibition,entitled The Things I See. This exhibit will feature Newsum’s newest and most ambitious work to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 30th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m

 

Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that take the form of glyphs alluding to Floyd’s own story and upbringing. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however, his subject matter centers on deeper meanings of cultural climates, political statements and personal events. His naïve style echos African culture and serves as a blended creation of spirit works and ancestral stories. The contour line drawings of a floating woman in The Run and in Spirit and Serpent are prime examples. Floyd’s use of the floating woman pays homage to the great women that have impacted his life; they become free floating spirits making their presence known to their viewer. It is no surprise that Floyd places such a strong emphasis on depicting women in his works; after all, women are the bearers of life, they nurture and protect.

 

Other images such as dogs, birds and fish can easily be seen in Floyd’s work as well. The dog, bird and fish are obvious and hidden symbolisms he creates as a dialogue to represent fidelity, grace and the ability to soar and overcome struggles. Throughout art history, artists such as Jan Van Eyck and early Renaissance artists have incorporated these same elements to give important meaning to an event. Ladders and houses are also visual elements incorporated into his compositions, representing family and his father who was one the first fire fighters in Memphis. The ladder and house become metaphors for faith, family structure and the ability to overcome obstacles. Newsum has an uncanny ability to harmoniously introduce vignettes through vivid staccato strokes of undulating line. His slow reveals acknowledges what a great storyteller he really is.

 

 

Floyd Newsum. Four Tables in Red, 2017. Acrylic and oil on paper. 52 x 80 inches

 

Artist Biography

 

Floyd Newsum, a painter and printmaker with a career spanning four decades is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. Currently a University of Houston art instructor, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art. Recently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired two of Newsum’s paintings. His work belongs to many private collections such as, Alice Walton Proietti, Lester Smith and Gerald and Anita Smith. As well as in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

 

 

The Spirit and the Serpent, 1989 – 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 13.25 x 16 inches

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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate

The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly announces the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates. From the objects that he creates to the orchestrated exchange of ideas within communal space, Gates has changed what it means to be a sculptor today.

With a strong focus on the material aspects of memory, history, and place, Nasher Prize 2018 Laureate Theaster Gates has established a new paradigm for sculpture by joining together disparate methods of artistic production—the creation of discrete objects and the re-zoning, rebuilding, and reterritorializing1 of architectural spaces.
In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. In addition, each winner receives an award object designed by the architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Renzo Piano.
from the Nasher website.
https://youtu.be/ZWCwNm_2dDU

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Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create the Dallas Cultural Plan—the first since 2002—which will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience the arts and culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the City supports these activities throughout Dallas.

Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community – it has grown tremendously with something to do, see, and experience artistically every day. Now, let’s keep arts and culture growing across the city.

Join us at any one of our four kickoff events being held across the city. During these public conversations, in a variety of activities, you will learn about the Dallas Cultural Plan process and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Parking at all events will be available and free. If you cannot attend a kickoff meeting, additional community meetings will be held

Go to DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN to find out about the kickoff events and RSVP.

 

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Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30

We’re marking our 27th Anniversary, One of A Kind, with a gala celebration this upcoming Saturday, September 30th.  We hope that you’ll join us for the festivities on from 10 – 5:30.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
888-865-2228/Tollfree

 www.kittrellriffkind.com

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6 Sundays 1- 5

 

One of a Kind
Join Us As We Celebrate Our 27th Anniversary 
For our anniversary we are featuring an exhibit of unique One of a Kind pieces created especially for our new gallery by many of our favorite artists who have shown with us over the past 27 years.
The opening reception will be from 10 until 5:30 on Saturday, September 30th.
Artists whose work will be featured include Wendy Saxon Brown, Mary Mullaney, Jen Violette, Susan Gott, Charlie Miner, Carol Milne, Cal Breed, Josh Simpson, Marty Kremer,  and Bronwen Heilman — just to name a few.
Some of them are posted on our website — so you can sneak a peek.  For those late arrivals, well you’ll just have to come see them for yourself….
The exhibit will continue through the month of October.

20% Discount

Saturday, September 30th

Enjoy a

20% discount
on all purchases*
in the Gallery
on Saturday, September 30th
as we kick off our month long celebration.
*Not valid on custom orders, layaways,
gift certificates, previous purchases or other offers.
Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

What Else Is New?
Classes, Directions & What-Not 
Kente by Josh BernbaumMark your calendars!
Our annual Ornament Extravaganza opening will be on Saturday, November 11th this year.  Plan to visit us early for the best selections…

There is still space in several of our fall classes for those who want to hone their glass skills.— call the studio to register, 972-239-7989.

For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989

Recipe of the Month
Apples Are Here…
Landscape Pair by Shawn Messenger
Yay, it’s fall, and time for apples!
Nothing better than a good apple eaten out of hand or cored stuffed with brown sugar, butter and chopped nuts, baked and served warm…  Topped with vanilla ice cream.
I recently came across a recipe for Apple Roses that I want to try out.  Looks easy and so pretty!  Oh, and it’s done with puff pastry, another of my favorite things.
This weekend it will be Pork Loin With Apples, Cider & Calvados, like they do it in Normandy in the fall.  (Can do this with pork chops or chicken as well.)
Yum!
 
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
888-865-2228/Tollfree

 www.kittrellriffkind.com

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1- 5

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities. http://vastarts.org

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and

opacity.

Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
September.
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Carolstoecker1@gmail.com
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
128.
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Fall Members Show call for entries – due Oct. 3

Open to T.A.G members. https://www.trinityartsguild.net/
Deliver artwork on Tuesday October 3rd 9:30-1:30pm
and 6:00-8:00pm to the Trinity Arts Guild
Gallery.

Prospectus: fall members show Prospectus 2017ready

Join or renew your membership now! https://www.trinityartsguild.net/membership

Requirements:
 Entries will not be accepted if they have been in a
previous TAG juried show.
 Entries must have been completed since January 2014.
 Artist’s original work only. Photos may be used as reference
as long as the artist uses their own photos (not
from published or copyrighted sources.)
 No Nudes
 No Photographs
 Three dimensional work may not exceed 30”x30”x30”
and should not exceed 30 lbs.
 Framed artwork should not exceed 52”x52” (including
the frame) and should not exceed 30 lbs.

*Final acceptance or rejection of entries is at the
discretion of the Show Chairperson Kimmie Hamm.
Entry and Payment:
First 3 entries for TAG members $35
Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $10
Make Checks payable to Trinity Arts Guild or Pay
online with PayPal at: http://
www.trinityartsguild.net
All Entry fees are non-refundable

Calendar of Events:
 Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017– Intake and delivery
of artwork accepted 9:30-1:30pm and
6:00-8:00pm
 Thursday October 5th, 2017– Show opens
 Monday November 6th ,2017 – Reception and
awards at 6:30pm (prior to the monthly meeting)
 Tuesday November 7th,2017– Close of the show
all artwork must be picked up

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Rockwall Art League 2017 Fine Art Show and Sale call for entries

The Rockwall Art League is announcing the Call to Artists, for the 2017 Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale.  The entry categories are Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Sculpture, and Watercolor.  Entries must be submitted by U.S. mail to:

Rockwall Art League Fall Show

c/o G. Hibbard

506 Columbia Drive 

Rockwall, TX 75032

All entries must be postmarked by midnight, September 30, 2017.  A 4×6 photo of each work submitted with artwork title and artist’s name written on back and a completed entry form, with payment must be included.  A full prospectus and entry form may be seen and printed at www.rockwallartleague.org.  Entry must be made by mail. 

The only limitations are size, fitting in to one of the above categories, created by the artist in the last three years, and that the content must be family friendly.    This year’s show will be held at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club, Amenities Building, 2600 Champions Way, Rockwall, TX. 

There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention prizes awarded in each category.  Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd in each category, Best of Show, and a Peoples’ Choice Award. 

This is the 17th consecutive year for the Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale and our new venue, located on the grounds of The Shores Country Club, promises to be an outstanding new location for the show.  The Building has a beautiful view of the Golf Course with Lake Ray Hubbard as a backdrop.  The receptions on both Friday and Saturday evenings will be from 5-7 pm and will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 

Entry Fees: Entry fees are non-refundable; please make checks payable to Rockwall Art League.
Members: $15.00 per painting or 3 paintings for $35.00 (2017 Dues must be current, for 2017- member rate) Non-Members: $20.00 per painting or 3 paintings for $50.00

Prepare your entries after reading the full prospectus, and become a part of this event!  http://www.rockwallartleague.org/index.php/2017-member-show

Calendar:

  • Deadline for entry postmark is Sept. 30
  • Take In/ Pick up: Take in is October 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Artists reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Saturday, October 28: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Artist reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday, October 29: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Pick-up is October 29, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m

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LOVING VINCENT Texas Premiere October 7th

You are cordially invited to the 
Texas Premiere of 
LOVING VINCENT
 
7:00 PM Saturday, October 7th 
at the Dallas Museum of Art
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.
“A truly awe-inspiring portrait of the great Dutch artist that boasts the distinction of being the world’s first fully painted feature film.” – Variety

VIP Ticket – $100 – Includes:
– Wine Reception 5:30 – 6:30PM
– Private Tour of Van Gogh’s ‘Sheaves of Wheat’ Exhibit at the DMA
– Reserved Seating for the Screening &
Post-Film Q&A with Special Guests
– General Admission Benefits Below
*Check-in for VIP ticket holders begins at 5:30PM
General Admission – $50
– Non-Dallas Film Society Members Will Receive
Film Fan Membership and DFS Members
Will Receive 5-Pack of #DIFF2018 Vouchers
(Both a $60 value)
*Check-in for GA ticket holders begins at 6:15PM

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Oil and Cotton Adult Workshops

817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208
214.942.0474
http://www.oilandcotton.com/

 

Listings through November 2017

Adult Weekly Art Class
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Sept 29 Natural Dye Series: Painting with Mordants Swatchbook
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Sept 30 Portrait Watercolor
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Oct 8 Leatherworking
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Oct 6 Voice as Primary Instrument
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Oct 13 & 20 Calligraphy: Spencerian
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Oct 14 Floral Painting:Intro to Acrylics and Oil
sold out
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Oct 15 Macrame Lace Planter
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Oct 15 – Nov 5 DIY Screenprinting
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Oct 21 Pattern and Construction: Leather Clutch
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Oct 22 Marbling
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Oct 27 Natural Dye Series: Shibori & Indigo Tea Towels
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Oct 28 Abstract Painting
sold out
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Oct 29 Embroidered Bouquet
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Nov 10 Calligraphy: Intro to Pen & Ink
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Nov 11 Machine Stitched Baskets
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Nov 17 Natural Dye Series: Immersion Dyeing Swatchbook
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Nov 18 Frame Loom Weaving
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Nov 19 Introduction to Handmade Filmmaking

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