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Dramatic Portraits in Colored Pencil

DRAMATIC PORTRAITS IN COLORED PENCIL WITH JESSE LANE:

Learn how to create a dramatic, realistic portrait in this intensive “Super Workshop” with award-winning artist Jesse Lane.

Jesse will share his signature portraiture style, including special tips for creating nuanced skin tones, compelling eyes and realistic hair.

Take your art to the next level as everyone shares their love of colored pencil in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Dates: Nov. 2-5

Location: Maureen Killaby’s Art School in the charming town of Lindale, TX,  about 90 miles east of Dallas.

Cost: $465

$150 deposit to secure your spot.  Mail to Maureen Killaby at 520 Woodside, Hideaway, TX 75771

Full workshop details: http://www.maureenkillaby.com/invited-artist-workshops

See Jesse’s art:

https://www.jesselaneart.com/

 

Submitted by Jesse Lane. Email: jesse@jesselaneart.com

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New Sessions of Drawing Fundamentals and Still-Life Painting at The Craft Guild

New section of drawing fundamentals and introduction to still-life painting starting at the Craft Guild of Dallas on Monday, May 14th. Will be focusing on mark-making, gesture, proportion, shape accuracy, understanding values, constructing geometric solids and long drawing exercises.

Mondays, 1:30 – 4:30, Drawing Fundamentals, $200 (8 weeks)

Mondays, 6-9, Introduction to Still Life, $200 (8 weeks)

Click here for details.

 

 

 

Submitted by Chris Brizzard. Email: cepheus_1@msn.com

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Mixed Media Portrait Workshop with Katherine Baronet May 26

Registration (required) holds your space in the workshop.
Space is limited so workshop fills up fast, only 7 spots left.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1158546930953312/

Saturday, May 26 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Continental Gin Building

3309 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Contact: Katherine at kbaronet@minsdpring.com

In this workshop students will create a self-portrait made from a variety of new and old materials. Student will take ordinary objects and used it other than what is was designed for to create an abstract face. IE; use a bottle cap for an eye, wired to make a pair of classes, painted matchsticks that become hair, your shirt is made of paper or cardboard. Students will incorporate their own face and personal items of meaning. Student may bring their own fabric, paper, paints, beads and objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. Glue, paper, paint and other found stuff will be provided.

*Student MUST bring a good photograph or head shot of themselves or who you will be painting to be used to develop this portrait (to small will not work). The face must fill up an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

$155.00 if paid by Check, if Paypal $167.00

Submitted by Katherine Baronet. Email: kbaronet@mindspring.com

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Rene Rocha: Waves opens June 1

Artist Rene Rocha presents Waves:  A pictorial presentation of his journey into Fatherhood.

Opening reception June 1st from 6pm to 9 pm at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. The exhibition will feature all new paintings full of bold color, and energetic brushwork.

In Rene’s new series, waves are used to represent the rhythmic nature of the human heartbeat. More specifically, the heartbeat of his newly born son. The work also explores Rene’s adoption, and his role as a son.

Rene lives, and works in Fort Worth as an artist, and as a middle school art teacher. He enjoys passing along his knowledge, and passion for visual art.

Waves will be on display June 1- June 28. Rene will be on hand during the opening reception June 1.

Submitted by Rene. Email: Rochadesigns@gmail.com

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Paint Your Pet at Lakehouse Bar and Grill May 23

Melanie M. Brannan is bringing her very popular “Pet Painting” class to the Lake House White Rock Bar and Grill. Join us for a great time painting at White Rock Lake’s favorite neighborhood restaurant. Mel will walk you through of how to create the likeness of your pet on canvas on an 11 x 14″ canvas. After you register, email Mel (melbrannan1@gmail.com) a close head shot of your pet (one pet per canvas). She will sketch the outlines for you. All pet images must to be emailed by Wednesday, May 16. Lake House is offering all Pet Painters half price on bottles of wine!!! Arrive 20 minutes prior to class to get your apron on and drinks/dinner* ordered. Instruction starts promptly at 7.

*All supplies are included. Drinks and dinner are not ; – ) All Pet Painters will receive half off all bottles of vino! Cheers to the Lake House!

DATE AND TIME

Wed, May 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Lake House White Rock Bar Grill
7510 Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75214

Register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-at-the-lake-house-white-rock-bar-grill-tickets-45727633583

Submitted by Melanie M Brannan. Email: Melbrannan1@gmail.com

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HIGHLIGHTS: NEW YORK & DALLAS

HIGHLIGHTS: NEW YORK & DALLAS

May 19 – June 23, 2018

To celebrate PDNB Gallery’s conclusion of another successful season of important art fairs, PDNB Gallery is pleased to present in the gallery, HIGHLIGHTS: New York & Dallas. This group exhibition will showcase the works that captivated audiences at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD in New York and the always impressive, Dallas Art Fair.

This super-group, marvel showcase exhibition will include: Jeanine Michna-Bales from her historical project, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, the deeply compelling images from Jeffrey Silverthorne’s notable 1970’s series, Morgue, and an exciting selection of recently acquired photographs from the archives of iconic motor-sport’s photographer, Jesse Alexander; additional artists included in this show are: John Albok, Lucienne Bloch, Peter Brown, Keith Carter, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Vadium Gushchin, Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Yousuf Karsh, Ida Lansky, Cheryl Medow, Nickolas Muray, Bill Owens and Nic Nicosia.

154 Glass St., Ste. 104

Dallas, TX 75207

214.969.1852

info@pdnbgallery.com

http://pdnbgallery.com

Image: Jeanine Michna-Bales, Eagle Hollow from Hunter’s Bottom. Just across the Ohio River, Indiana, 2014

Submitted by Missy Finger. Email: info@npdnbgallery.com

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Shimmering Collage Workshop May 19

What:  Shimmering Collage Workshop
When: Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Slant @ The Center, 13999 Goldmark Dr., Suite 150, Dallas 75240
(Between Midpark & Spring Valley)
Register: http://badmargoart.com/workshops.html

Come experience this 3 hour workshop led by professional artist, Margo Miller, and create a beautiful collage on 11″ x 14″ painted canvas. Explore the use of different materials to create texture and patterns and learn how to work with acrylic paint, stamps, found objects, gold foil, and more!  Each participant will create their own individual artwork with materials provided, and any additional ephemera of their own.  Add shimmering finishing touches of gold foil or gold leaf.  All materials included.  Cost is $40

Supplemental materials list:  You are also welcome to bring any paper elements or ephemera of your own that you may like to use in your collage.

Questions?  Please email Margo at mghlee@att.net

Submitted by Margo Miller. Email: mghlee@att.net

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Alla Prima Painting: Process and Technique June 15 – 17 with Nathan Madrid

Instructor:

Nathan Madrid

nathanmadrid@gmail.com

www.nathnamadrid.com

Dates:

6/15/18 – 6/17/18

Friday – Sunday

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description

This workshop will guide students through the fundamentals of painting from life using the alla prima process. Meaning “at once” in Italian, alla prima is a wet on wet technique in which a painting is begun and finished in one session. This process can be difficult and require a bit of finesse to manipulate the paint while capturing the value, color, and mood of the subject.

Open to novice and advanced level painters. Students will learn proportion, value, and color relationships to structure, mass, and form. Emphasis is placed on paint handling, brush usage, and expression while understanding the relationship of the objects to its environment. Composition and the creative process are explored from concept to finished work. Methods of presentation for the workshop content will occur through lecture and demonstrations with one-on-one interaction with the instructor.

The objective of the class is to complete a painting that is successful in composition, value range, color temperature, and a sense of overall completeness in one sitting. Participants can expect to complete a total of 3 paintings gaining insight of the process to apply the alla prima technique to landscape, figure, and still life painting.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the entire alla prima process from the beginning sketch to the applying the finish touches.
  2. Learn how to correctly evaluate value and color while using a limited color palette.
  3. Learn how to use and manipulate oil paint, mediums, and brushes.

Supply List

Recommended however you may bring and use what you are comfortable with.

  • 2 packs of 3 11×14 or 12×16 canvas (no bigger than 16×20) for a total of 6 canvases.
  • Bristle Brushes in sizes of 2,6,10 or small to large
  • Palette (disposal or your regular palette)
  • Gamsol Safflower Oil or Walnut Oil
  • Paper Towels or Shop towels
  • Oil Paints (White,Yellow, Red, Blue, Brown) Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Napthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna

Submitted by Art Room. Email: artroomfw@gmail.com

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Mother’s Day Painting Party at The Artists Showplace Gallery May 5

Join us on Saturday, May 5 for a fun afternoon painting a ready-to-hang masterpiece to impress family and friends! Instructor Cindy Gray is a full-time professional artist whose whimsical work is featured in collections globally and throughout the U.S.

The cost of the class, which includes all supplies, is $45. For more information or to register, call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.

 

Submitted by Shari Landa. Email: shari.landa16@gmail.com

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2018 International Surrealism Now exhibition, Coimbra, Portugal, Europe

2018 International Surrealism Now exhibition, Coimbra, Portugal, Europe


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New York, United States, 10/04/2018 – Once again in Times Square at New York city, we could see a new edition of the multimedia art show of the Portuguese Surrealist artist Santiago Ribeiro.

Santiago Ribeiro has been featured since July 2017 at the Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq OMX Group at Times Square in New York City, and will remain highlighted throughout 2018.


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Ribeiro is preparing the International Surrealism Now exhibition to November 17, 2018, in Coimbra , Portugal , with exhibitions in Spain , New York , Paris and Moscow .

International Surrealism Now exhibition has more than 100 artists from 45 countries which is to open at the Coimbra House Culture and Edifcio Chiado Museum in Portugal next November 17 of 2018.

Billed as the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in Europe the exhibit of paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture is also expected to be shown, at least in part, at several monuments and public spaces throughout Portugal.

International Surrealism Now exhibition started in 2010 organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation and Santiago Ribeiro. And after 8 years becomes The world’s largest surrealist art exhibition of the 21st century, with 107 surrealist artists from 45 countries and five continents will participate.

Countries that will be represented include: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Note: The renowned British cultural magazine, The Culture Trip , named 10 Portuguese artists as the most internationally recognized at the present time and Santiago Ribeiro it is one of them.

Ribeiro’s work has been featured at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon , in the Portuguese American Journal , in Digital Meets Culture , Pressenza fr , metroNews.ru , Pravda in Portuguese , The Herald News , ARTVOICE , Associated Press , EFE , APA ots , AAP , Reuters , ANA , News Aktuell and many other publications can be seeing on the link.

 

Submitted by press service surrealism now. Email: press@surrealismnow.pl

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Calling All Artists…Submit your entries to the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

Presenting the Prospectus for the 2018 DeSoto Art League Show

  • The DeSoto Art League Annual Art Show is open to all artists.
  • Location: The DeSoto City Hall Atrium, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115
  • Entries will be accepted in 7 categories: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Dry Media (pastel, graphite, etc.), Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional, Photography/Digital and all categories in Student works.
  • All picture art must be supplied with wire hangers, no bracket hangers. Canvas paintings must have conforming painted edges or be framed. 3-D art must be displayable in our display case or be wall hangable with your supplied wire. Maximum painting dimension is 60 inches.
  • The judge will assign awards in each category. All categories are eligible for the Best of Show award. All the judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be determined by the number of entries in each category.

The Judge is Professor Betsy Belcher

I am devoted to the idea that abstraction is the authentic outcome of making art.  I examine edges, boundaries, gravity, magnetism, surface, tactility, trying to find the accumulation of observations that constitutes an image.

For the past five years, I have found work curating art exhibitions, doing the administrative and practical work of running academic art galleries.  I served as an interim manager at the University of Dallas’s Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery, in Irving, and currently as the first full-time Art Gallery Director for Cedar Valley College. At Cedar Valley College, I select the exhibitors, the artwork and design all the exhibitions for both the larger Educational Art Gallery and also for a smaller exhibition space that focuses on fine art printmaking


  • The submitted artwork shall not have been previously entered in a DAL show (mini-show entries are the exception). Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work).
  • Entry drop off is May 17th, noon to 5:00 pm and May 18th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 2018. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 pm, May 18.
  • The Show will be exhibited in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium from May 22nd to July 26, 2018. No artwork may be picked up early without permission.
  • Artwork must be picked up on July 27, 2018 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. There are no storage facilities for unclaimed artwork.

 

  • A Reception and Awards presentation will be held May 24th at the DeSoto City Atrium from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

  • Fees: Non-members of DAL pay $10 per each piece of artwork. Members pay $5.00 per each piece of artwork ($3.00 for student members).. Artists may enter up to 4 pieces of artwork.
  • Sales: A gift of 20% of the proceeds from any sales at the show will be made to the DeSoto Art League. Artwork should be priced accordingly.
  • Responsibility: The DeSoto Art League and the City of DeSoto will not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage to any piece of artwork. Paying entry fees and submitting artwork indicates the artist has read and fully understands the terms, conditions and date requirements of this prospectus. Desoto Art League is a 501(c)3 organization.

 

 

Questions: Call, Email or Text

Walt Hackfeld, Show Director

972-754-0951 mobile

walthackfeld@sbcglobal.net

 

·        Place I.D. tags in on the BACK- MIDDLE of your art panel or the BOTTOM of 3D artworks containing:

Your name, address, phone (we prefer mobile), email, what is the medium of this artwork, sell price          (or NFS), insurance value $.

 

 

 

Submitted by Richard Sims. Email: r.c.sims@att.net

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Bring It! An all-inclusive, impromptu group show: May 12 at the Grackle


Featuring the amazing photography of Dallas-based drummer/musician/ artist Gerard Bendiks in the main gallery.
Open to anyone. Bring up to two works*
on Saturday, May 12th starting at 6pm.
Live music, live art making, metal forging, outside installations, poetry and more.
We are itching to see what you will bring!

* please no racism, partisan politics, canvas prints, Barbie Dolls

The Grackle is not a commercial gallery. No fees, no commissions.

Submitted by Grackle Art Gallery. Email: grackleartgallery@gmail.com

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Painting and Drawing Classes for Adults from Studio Art House

For adults who want to learn figure drawing, painting with acrylic, painting with watercolor, or just learning art essentials. The Art House adult art classes are for adults of any age and any level of ability, from beginner to professional. Students work in small classes, studying a wide range of artists and art movements, as well as art elements, principles, concepts, and techniques. Weekly classes are available year-round, and students can start at anytime.

Classes like Oil painting, Color Theory, Beginning Drawing, Acrylic pouring and so much more are available!

Sign up at https://studioarthouse.com/our-classes/

Submitted by Sara McCain. Email: studioarthouse@gmail.com

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Call for Artworks: Artrageous – deadline May 6

VAGF summer show Artrageous will be held from June 3, 2018, through July 1, 2018.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The subject matter is open. All works must be the original concept of the artist and must not have been previously shown in VAGF shows at the Frisco Discovery Cneter.

Juried show with Awards for best artworks in each category!

If interested, submit up to 5 images of your artworks as JPEG for consideration by Sunday, May 6, 2018.

$25 submission fee for up to 5 images.

Follow this link for more details and to submit your artworks
https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/vagf

Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email: info@vagf.org

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Call for Artworks – City Life

VAGF is looking for artworks to be displayed during May 19 – August 19, 2018 at Launch Pad city – a collaborative workspace that inspires. Paintings, drawings, mixed media and photography artworks.

The theme of the exhibit is: City Life. Buildings, landmarks and unique perspectives on life in Frisco (of any city); city events (sports, concerts, festivals, and other activities)

Submission deadline: Sunday April 29, 2018

$10 submission fee for up to 5 images, $2 for each additional image. VAGF retains 20% commission from sales generated during the event.

Follow this link to submit your artworks
https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/vagf

Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email: info@vagf.org

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GIRLS AND GUISE by Lisa Krannichfeld

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present, Solo Show [Down]; Best in Show winner: GIRLS AND GUISE by Lisa Krannichfeld.

The opening reception will be May 5, 2018; 6 – 8pm at Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s satellite gallery at ART7 Gallery located at 2831 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. The shows will be on view from May 5 – May 28, 2018.

Lisa Krannichfeld was born and raised in Little Rock, AR in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their confrontational, and at times defiant expressions. Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolor materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials.

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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Children’s Music and Art Festival May 5 in Carrollton, TX

The goal of this Festival is to provide exposure to aspiring musicians and amazing young artists of all levels. There will be awards given to top 3 performers or artists in each category, but most importantly- each participant will be provided with the written feedback to encourage their further growth and development as a musician or an artist.

This is a charitable Festival with all proceeds benefiting children of Orange Penguin Foundation.Every year the Foundation helps dozens of children with spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, cancer, epilepsy and other disabilities.

More info at http://festival.orangepenguin.org

Submitted by Children’s Music and Art Festival in Carrolton, TX. Email: lanay3719@gmail.com

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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Fine Art and Craft Show on April 28 and 29

From April 28 to 29, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, that brings together nearly 100 outstanding artists from around the country. A special members preview will be held on April 27 before it opens to the public April 28 and 29. The blue ribbon jury panel, lead by art curator, Patricia Meadows, was impressed by the quality of the applications and expect Artscape to be one of the most prestigious and successful outdoor art shows this spring.

Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape is the perfect place to spend the weekend strolling through the gardens and shopping for artwork from these artists who are among the best in their fields. It is a fun and enriching time to be in Dallas for the whole family!”

The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, jewelry, glass, digital art, ceramics and more. The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show.

Delight in the joy of Artscape with something for all the senses:

  • Close to 100 professional artists showcasing their exceptional art in Pecan Grove;
  • Galleries at DeGolyer with top galleries exhibiting and selling art with 20% of sales benefiting the Arboretum;
  • A University Zone with regional university students and faculty showing and selling their art;
  • Art demonstrations by Dallas County Community College District students and faculty;
  • Live musical entertainment on stage with radio and TV personalities serving as emcees;
  • Food concessions, packaged treats, craft beer and winetastings;
  • A Children’s Art Escape, featuring hands-on art activities for the young to make and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers;
  • Prize drawings on the hour every hour.

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, on display through July 31, presented by Reliant. Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing, and will be available to purchase.

 

Artscape admission is free for paid garden guests.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under two. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.

 

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Submitted by Juliette Coulter. Email: juliette@coultergroup.com

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Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District Photography Competition – deadline April 30

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District
Juried Photography Competition

 

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District is a collaboration between the Dallas Arts District (DAD), HALL Group, corporate sponsors and participating local photographers to raise funds for one of the most important parts of the Dallas Arts District – the Foundation’s granting arm that re-invests in the visual and performing arts in Dallas.

DETAILS:

  • Professional, emerging, mid-career and student photographers are encouraged to submit existing or new images of the Dallas Arts District that portray “A Day in the Life” of the district for juried selection.
  • The selected photographs will be featured in a hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’, that will be sold at venues throughout the DAD.
  • All gross proceeds from sale of the book will be donated directly to the Dallas Arts District Foundation.
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Images will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

‘Through the Lens’ is open to artists at all levels of experience. Submitted photos can be existing photos that were taken previously, or new photos of the Dallas Arts District. There are no limits on subject matter as long as the photo is shot within the Dallas Arts District, and we encourage photographers to think outside the box. The judges will be looking for images that capture a glimpse of the life and vibrancy that defines the Dallas Arts District.

Jury:  

  • Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, Honorary Chair
  • Patricia Meadows, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Consultant
  • Virginia Shore, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Advisor, Shore Art Advisory
  • Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dr. Sam Holland, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University
  • Howard Rachofsky, Local Philanthropist and Art Collector

Selected Entries Will Receive:

  • $500 stipend, one copy of the book and a gift from a Dallas Arts District venue (dining experience, performance tickets, memberships) with a value of $50-$100 or more.
  • Inclusion in the hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’ The book will include an abbreviated biography of each photographer, specifications of each work, and highlights of the Dallas Arts District project.
  • An invitation to the ‘Through the Lens Gala,’ where all photographers will be celebrated and recognized for their contribution to the publication.
  • Recognized in press materials following the close of the exhibition.
  • Select artists could also have the opportunity to license their art for future exhibition.

About the Dallas Arts District Foundation:

To complement the mission of the Dallas Arts District and to continue to support the programs of resident art organizations in the District, the Foundation sponsors a broad range of activities with particular emphasis on emerging artists and cultural groups from outside the Dallas Arts District.

Financial assistance is granted to a non-profit organization or to an individual sponsored by a non-profit organization who want to provide a specific artistic or cultural activity to occur within the Dallas Arts District that also benefits the public. The Foundation’s high priority is funding projects that are site-specific, innovative programs, that are developed through a collaborative process among different cultural organizations.

Visit ThroughTheLensDAD.com for more information about the competition and how to enter.

Submitted by Sarah Hoffman. Email: shoffman@hallgroup.com

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Art in the Square April 27 – 29 in Southlake

The 19th Art in the Square presented by the Southlake Women’s Club is April 27-29 at Southlake Town Square! The event creates a perfect venue for visitors to connect with the artwork of over 155 juried professional, emerging and aspiring high school artists, a genre of musical talent on two stages, children’s activities, food and a time for family fun. By attending the event, you are caring for others as the proceeds benefit the 2018 Beneficiaries.

Admission/parking-Free

Festival Hours:

Friday April 27- 4:00 p.m-10:30p.m.

·         Friday Night Headliner – Methodist Southlake Hospital Stage “The Walton Stout Band” 8:30pm

Saturday April 28 10:00a.m-10:30 p.m. Methodist Southlake Hospital Stage

·         Tribute Saturday….Greatness Remembered…

“FreeFallin’” – A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Petty 7-8:30 pm

            “Chase & Ovation”- A Salute to the Music of Prince 9-10:30pm

 Sunday April 29 11:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.

http://www.artinthesquare.com/

 

Submitted by L Burr. Email: lodaburr@aol.com

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48th Annual USA Film Festival

Meet the Stars at the 48th Annual USA Film Festival — one of the oldest, most respected film festivals in the world.  The 5-day festival event is open to the public and features filmmakers in attendance including master artists, mid-career filmmakers, and emerging talents.  Over half of all programs are free admission.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • In person guests:  Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Bain, Tamara Taylor, Dale Dickey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Assumpta Serna, Scott Michael Foster, Josh Zuckerman, Daniel Pearle, Clare Niederpruem, and many more!
  • The new film DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS (Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)
  • Additional films with all-star casts including:  Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Lucas Grabeel, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, and film subjects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, André Leon Talley, Alain Ducass, and Kevin Aucoin.

To view the full schedule of events, please visit www.usafilmfestival.com

Advance tickets are available for $10 exclusively through Ticketmaster April 11th-23rd.  After the 23rd, tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office day-of show only.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.

Submitted by USA Film Festival. Email: usafilmfest@aol.com

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Art Heist 2018 April 28

An exhibition of work from area artists is on display at the FW Community Art Center.  These works have been donated for the Art Heist 2018 fundraiser, this Saturday the 28th at 7 pm.  To participate in the Heist, purchase a ticket for $250. or $500.  Admits two for edibles, libations, music and intrigue as tickets are pulled and patrons step into the exhibition to take a piece off the wall!

EASL provides grants to artists with emergency needs; please support EASL and the art community by being a patron for the Heist. http://easl.us/fundraisers/art-heist-2018/ 

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Soft Seduction opening May 18 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Soft Seduction, an exhibition of works by Moscow-based artists Lidia Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s belief that “it is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction,” the exhibition reflects the artists’ relationships with their own works and passions.  Lidia and Denis explore seduction and emotional intellect in art and life, and the contrast between societal roles and individual passions. Lidia and Denis have exhibited at international art fairs and biennales all over the world, including the London Biennale, Florence Biennale, and Venice Biennale. In 2015, Denis was awarded the First Prize of the London Biennale, and Lidia received the Special Excellence Prize of the London Biennale. Both artists have been the subject of exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The opening reception for Soft Seduction will be held on May 18, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Bivins Gallery, where the artists will be in attendance from Moscow. Complimentary valet will be provided. 300 Crescent Ct #100, Dallas, TX 75201 http://www.bivinsgallery.com

Submitted by Anna. Email: anna@bivinsgallery.com

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Coming to the Geometric MADI: Augmented Reality, the Mobile Tagging Art of Pedro Morales and the Sculptures of Miguel Prypchan

Opening April 27 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, a new show will introduce the city to the engaging works of two Venezuela-born artists, Pedro Morales and Miguel Prypchan.

Morales uses the aesthetics of fractals and geometric abstraction to investigate the ubiquity of mobile technology in today’s life. Morales coined the phrase “mobile tagging art” to define the artistic expression that uses scanning, decoding and reading out geometric shapes to reveal content from aesthetic beauty.

Miguel Prypchan’s sculptures interpret traditional landscapes under the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. His work seeks to intervene, humanize and positively transform public spaces and the experience of everyday citizens.

Prypchan lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela. Pedro Morales lives and works in Houston and Versailles, France.

The show runs April 27-July 15. Both artists will be present at the opening.

About Pedro Morales
Born in Venezuela and residing in Houston and Versailles, France, Pedro Morales is known for his pioneering digital art. His 1989 work “The Gaze” was made entirely on a PC 8088 and is one of the earliest works of digital art documented in the region. Morales received the Arturo Michelena Art Research Award in the Arts (1991). Venues in Linz, Shanghai, Paris, Bogota, Miami, and Caracas are just some of the locales throughout the world to display his work.   He is the recipient of recognition and awards on numerous occasions and represented Venezuela in the 50th Venice Biennial “The Dictatorship of the Spectator” and his iconic “cityrooms.net” (2002-3), are among the first artistic creations made in and for the Internet. Censored by the government of his country, it was nevertheless seen and navigated by thousands of people online.

About Miguel Prypchan
Plastic artist, pilot, and lawyer Miguel Prypchan lives and works in Caracas Venezuela. He is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), with studies in Social Communication and Museology. He began to craft in a three-dimensional sphere in 2007. Art fairs from Caracas, Bogata, and Lima to New York, Palm Beach, and Miami showcase his work. His art interprets traditional landscape through the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. Through it, he intervenes, humanizes and positively transforms public spaces and in many cases, viewers.

About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

Submitted by Eric Miller. Email: 1ericmiller1@gmail.com

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Landscape Workshop in Colored Pencil: June 2&3 with Noriko DeWitt

Landscape Workshop in Colored Pencil:

Master the art of creating landscape drawings using colored pencil with an award-winning colored pencil artist, Noriko DeWitt.

In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to:

  • use colors effectively to create dramatic scenes
  • add movement and textures using pencil strokes
  • interpret colors from the reference photo
  • express your own voice within the realm of realism

Bring your own project. Prior experience in drawing (in any medium) is highly recommended.

This is a small group workshop so the space is limited.  Sign up for your spot today!

 
Date June 2 & 3
9a – 4p
Location Noriko DeWitt Art Studio
119 W. Virginia St., Ste 303
McKinney, TX 75069
Age 13 through Adult
Tuition $220 plus supplies

Registration: Visit NorikoDeWitt.com

Submitted by Noriko DeWitt. Email: norikotd@gmail.com

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Artist Linka Behn’s presentation “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction,” at VAST on May 2

You are invited to a presentation by artist Linka Behn at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on May 2nd, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Behn’s presentation is entitled “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction”.

Behn states, “I’ve always drawn. Born in SE Texas, and intensely shy, drawing was a way to communicate.”

“My art is mixed media, that combines a bit of the recognized with some of the imaginative by using abstracted layers, often with figures and strong women. Textures, colors, and objects shift from whole to merely sketched outlines. Found objects, symbols and words are buried, creating a multi-layered environment and inviting a story.”

She earned a BFA and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art later in life.

She states, “I strongly believe we are all creative, that creativity extends into all of life, enriching each step taken and changing all we experience.”

To find out more about Linka, visit:  http://goddardnetwork.com/Arts/linka-behn/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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Dwayne Szot to lead art activity at The Warren Center’s Celebration April 21

DALLAS (April 17, 2018)—The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency that advocates for and serves children impacted by developmental disabilities and their families, will celebrate its 50th birthday with a 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. The festive afternoon is packed with family activities, unlimited photo opportunities and catered food, and topped with headlining art activities by Dwayne Szot, founder and president of Zot Artz.

From the Midwest, Szot grew up in a foster home in which his foster siblings had cerebral palsy. As a result, he spent most of his childhood interacting with children and adults with disabilities. As he grew older, Szot developed an interest in mechanics and graphic arts, which led him to attend the Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later received a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Heavily influenced by his upbringing, Szot worked with special education departments, hospitals and residential facilities. During this time he invented the first “painting wheelchair,” as well as various adaptive art tools for children of all abilities.

In 1990, Szot founded Zot Artz with a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Zot Artz’s mission is to create adaptive art tools for preschoolers, young children, teens, adults and seniors of all abilities and physical impairments, and has curated hundreds of special art events around the globe. The organization also makes these tools available to teachers, therapists, residential providers, hospitals and parks, and is now bringing the tools to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. In the last decade, Zot Artz tools and interactive experiences have been featured in multiple media outlets, including the Huffington Post and PBS.

“We are very excited to bring Dwayne Szot’s unique style of artistic expression to our children,” said Amy Spawn, executive director of The Warren Center. “It allows all the children we serve, no matter what limitations they face, to enjoy art and participate in creating something memorable.”

Presented by Reliant Energy, The Warren Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will include countless activities for the whole family, photo opportunities with superheroes and princesses alike, and balloon sculptures. In addition, a special award ceremony will take place during the event to honor community leaders who continue to advocate for children with developmental disabilities.

For more information about The Warren Center or to learn more about the 50th Anniversary Celebration, visit www.thewarrencenter.org

Submitted by Marisela Martin. Email: marisela@trizcom.com

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 19 – 22

MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL BRINGING THE “ART AND SOUL” OF TEXAS TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR 33RD YEAR ON APRIL 19-22

Texas’ largest arts festival will bring together thousands in attendance to experience the finest in arts, music, food and culture

 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 12, 2018) — MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) will hit the streets of Downtown Fort Worth on April 19-22, 2018, for its 33rd year, bringing together tens of thousands of people to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the highest-ranking arts festival in Texas. Spanning more than 27 city blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center, MAIN ST. will feature 223 juried artists from across the U.S., chart-topping entertainers, authentic Texas cuisine, and arts-and-crafts activities for the whole family.

 

Ranked by the ArtFairSourceBook.com as #4 fine art event in the U.S., MAIN ST. has gained both local and national recognition year-after-year. The annual, free event is a three-time recipient of the “Grand Pinnacle” award and back-to-back winner of the “Zenith” award from the International Festivals and Events Association over the past several years. Last year, MAIN ST. received Fort Worth Magazine’s Best of Fort Worth “Readers’ Choice – Festival” award, and was listed as one of InStyle’s under-the-radar arts festivals you need to start planning for now.”

 

“MAIN ST. is one of Fort Worth’s most anticipated and well-attended events,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. “It brings together people from all walks of life to our award-winning Downtown business district to celebrate incredible art and music in an urban setting.”

 

GET INFORMED

1,273 artists applied to exhibit this year, and only 223 were selected. Last year’s Best of Show-winner Marvin Blackmore and Best Emerging Artist-winner Matt Tumlinson will be returning, along with People’s Choice-winner Tai Taeoalii and other festival favorites. Approximately $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold across 15 mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media, printmaking, digital, fiber, leather, painting, sculpture, drawing pastels, glass, metalwork, wood and photography. Over 25 aspiring local artists will also be featured on 3rd and 4th Streets, sponsored by Frost, with a focus on Texas art. For more information, visit “Fine Art Showcase.”

 

This year’s musical lineup features hundreds of performers across a variety of genres, ranging from country, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, soul and R&B. Festivalgoers can enjoy musical performances on the UTA Main Stage and Sundance Square Stage, along with plenty of street performances throughout MAIN ST.’s “magnificent mile.” Headliners include folk music group Jamestown Revival, contemporary swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Latin Jazz ensemble Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Americana group Shane Smith & The Saints, and many more. For more information, visit “Music on MAIN.”

 

MAIN ST. attracts many of the region’s top culinary artists to the streets of Downtown, and features a wide variety of food and beverages, including crawfish, turkey legs, bratwurst, gourmet hamburgers, funnel cakes, frozen treats and more. Festivalgoers can also enjoy local, national and international craft beers in the “Craft Brew Pavilion” or wines by-the-glass in the “Wine Experience” tasting tent. For more information, visit “Culinary Arts.”

 

Also returning for 2018 is “MAIN ST. Creates!,” presented by Wells Fargo, an outdoor arts-and-crafts studio for children and families featuring balloon design, face paint, mural walls, jewelry, sand art, and more. Opening at 10 a.m. daily at the north end of the festival, “MAIN ST. Creates!” is also home to the Tarrant County College’s “Young People’s Art Fair,” showcasing art from more than 200 emerging, young artists. For more information, visit “MAIN ST. Creates!.”

 

GET INVOLVED

MAIN ST. couldn’t take place without the tremendous support and dedication of more than 1,200 volunteers, sponsored by Frost. Volunteers assist with all festival operations, from hospitality to merchandise sales, and receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. Those interested in being a part of this year’s festival can get involved by simply signing up online.

 

The new, enhanced Friends of the Festival program is another great way to get behind-the-scenes and participate in an upgraded MAIN ST. experience, while supporting the efforts to maintain the John F. Kennedy Tribute sculpture in General Worth Square. The Friends of the Festival program provides businesses with networking opportunities and exposure through logo placements, dinners, VIP Pavilion access, special receptions with invited artists, and more.

 

GET CONNECTED

MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2018 is #MainSt2018. Festival hours for 2018 are:

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

For more information, download the updated-and-free MAIN ST. iPhone or Android mobile app, or visit / follow MAIN ST. online at:

 

ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is celebrating its 33rd year in 2018. Official sponsors for 2018 are Sundance Square, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Radio sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are Frost Bank and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Hotel sponsors are TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown, Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, The Ashton Hotel, and Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown / Blackstone. For more information, visit www.MainStreetArtsFest.org.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival each fall and Parade of Lights during the holidays. These events have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

Submitted by Brenna Jefferies. Email: blj@pavlovagency.com

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Betty Carr Workshop at Shanley House Gallery | May 21-24

BETTY CARR WORKSHOP
Oil | Watercolor | Acrylic
May 21 – 24, 2018
$395 nonmembers ($375 LGAA members)

National artist Betty Carr, bettycarrfineart.com is coming to Granbury for a four-day oil | watercolor | acrylic workshop May 21 – 24, 2018 at the Shanley House Gallery. Betty is the author of instructional book Seeing The Light. Her mission, floral and landscape paintings are filled with vibrant colors and brilliant light.

To reserve your spot, send a $75 deposit made payable to LGAA to Dr. Diana Littlejohn, 4027 Fairway DCBE, Granbury TX 76049.

Contact information: littlejohndj@charter.net, cell 817-578-1842,
home 817-326-5629.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

Submitted by Rebecca Zook. Email: webmistress@granburyart.org

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Children’s Music and Art Festival in Carrollton, TX

The goal of this Festival is to provide exposure to aspiring musicians and amazing young artists of all levels. There will be awards given to top 3 performers or artists in each category, but most importantly- each participant will be provided with the written feedback to encourage their further growth and development as a musician or an artist.

This is a charitable Festival with all proceeds benefiting children of Orange Penguin Foundation.Every year the Foundation helps dozens of children with spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, cancer, epilepsy and other disabilities.

Register at http://festival.orangepenguin.org

registration closes post 4/30/18

Submitted by Children’s Music and Art Festival in Carrolton, TX. Email: lanay3719@gmail.com

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Artifacts of Human Trafficking

There are just some things we don’t talk about…

Wilshire Baptist Church presents, 

Artifacts of Human Trafficking  

And you’re so numb by that point, no, not even numb-that’s not the right word, you’re gone, you’re soulless.  They own you, but not just your body, they own who you are, the deepest parts of you. –Anonymous

We invite you to shine a light into the darkness through art as we explore the pervasive sex trafficking industry in the United States through Artifacts of Human Trafficking, an installation created by Austin artist, Amie Stone King, with accompanying juried, 2-D mixed media works from artists around the world based on the themes of desperation, isolation and deceit.

Artifacts opens on April 3, 2018, and runs until May 7, 2018. 
Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


The show will then travel to Rapha House in Joplin, Mo. 

More About Wilshire Baptist

You are always welcome at Wilshire. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from, what kind of job you have or don’t have, what kind of family you’re from, there’s a place for you in the community of faith at Wilshire. We’re Baptist by tradition, Christian by conviction and ecumenical in spirit. We’re open to all and closed to none.  We’re a church for both the head and the heart, combining passion for the gospel with serious thought about the teachings of the Bible.  wilshirebc.org

More About Amie Stone King
Interested in collage and installation art and trained in drama, King’s works display a certain theatricality, inviting the viewer to not only look but to participate with mind, body and spirit.  King holds a BFA in Theatre and MA in Art Museum Education from the University of Texas at Austin.amiestoneking.com

 

“Art walks a fine line when dealing with a taboo subject.  How do you welcome people into a space, call them to action through emotion and then leave them equipped with the tools needed to be part of the solution?”  –King

Submitted by Amie King. Email: king_m_e@yahoo.com

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Mother’s Day Paint & Plant Party May 6

Mother’s Day Paint & Plant Party

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift? Join local artist, Rachel Milliken, as she guides you through designing and painting your own, unique concrete planter. Wrap up your unique creation for Mom or give her the gift of a fun experience when you sign up together. You’ll start with a planter hand-made by Rachel, add your own creativity, then top it off with soil, colorful gravel, and a succulent plant.

Sunday May 6, 2018 (the Sunday before Mother’s Day), 1-3 pm
$45 per person or $80 for two people
Children age 7 and older are welcome with mom
Registration is limited to 30 people
Sign up at cedarsarthouse.com

Submitted by Saul Torres. Email: sautorrestx@gmail.com

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48th Annual USA Film Festival, April 25-29, 2018

Meet the Stars at the 48th Annual USA Film Festival — one of the oldest, most respected film festivals in the world.  The 5-day festival event is open to the public and features filmmakers in attendance including master artists, mid-career filmmakers, and emerging talents.  Over half of all programs are free admission.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • In person guests:  Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Bain, Tamara Taylor, Dale Dickey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Assumpta Serna, Scott Michael Foster, Josh Zuckerman, Daniel Pearle, Clare Niederpruem, and many more!
  • The new film DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS (Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)
  • Additional films with all-star casts including:  Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Lucas Grabeel, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, and film subjects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, André Leon Talley, Alain Ducass, and Kevin Aucoin.

To view the full schedule of events, please visit www.usafilmfestival.com

Advance tickets are available for $10 exclusively through Ticketmaster April 11th-23rd.  After the 23rd, tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office day-of show only.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  

Submitted by USA Film Festival. Email: usafilmfest@aol.com

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2018 International Folk Art Market in Arlington June 14-16

The world’s largest International Folk Art Market returns to Arlington on June 14-16 for its second year, bringing with it global folk art from 30 different countries, international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, VIP events, and more. The three-day event will be held at The Green at College Park on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.

Address: 700 S. Center Street, Arlington, Texas 76010

Ticket price: $10-15
Event Contact: Linda Dipert at 817-271-5809 or linda_dipert@yahoo.com

Submitted by Hannah Lacamp. Email: hl@pavlovagency.com

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Escape to France Painting Retreat!

Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley, for 10 glorious days of painting, exploring, and immersing yourself into the beautiful French Countryside of the Dordogne Valley. Chris will show you how to use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes and beautiful lighting into your paintings. She will demo in oils, but this retreat is open to those who work in oils as well as acrylics. Chris has over 28 years of experience in both media. This experience is open for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced!
July 4-14, 2018
*Seats filling quickly, don’t delay! Learn more here.

Submitted by Chris Brandley. Email: brandley@charter.net

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