Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

2018 Plano Plein Air Event Reception Feb. 24


The 2018 Plein Air Event
Reception is this weekend
Saturday, February 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
ArtCentre of Plano

Last Friday and Saturday, Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, conducted an exciting two-day plein air event in downtown Plano and nearby areas. The amazing artwork that was created by 40+ painters is now on exhibit at the ArtCentre of Plano through March 24.
You are invited to a special reception for PAA members and others interested in viewing the exhibit.  (Gathering for this reception will replace the regular monthly PAA Members’ meeting.)

Above are photos of some of the artists on location in the Downtown Plano area on Saturday. The Heritage Farmstead was a location favored by the artists on Friday.

Last Friday evening the painters gathered for pizza and wine to witness a watercolor demonstration by Michael Holter…noted member of all three sponsoring organizations.

Last Saturday evening a “wet painting” pre-show was held at the ArtCenter where the paintings were jurored into the month-long exhibit. Cash and merchandise awards were presented to winning entries.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant from the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City, go to 

Plano Art Association

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David McGee Works on Paper at the Gallery at UTA

January 22 – March 10, 2018

Arlington – The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present an exhibition showcasing works on paper by Houston-based artist David McGee, organized by the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The Telling and the Told, which premiered in Houston before travelling to the University of Texas at Arlington, includes over thirty watercolors illustrating an eclectic array of themes. McGee’s wide-ranging literary and pop-cultural interests are evident, and are mirrored and, frequently, amalgamated in his evocative ‘mash-up’ artworks. Benito Huerta, curator of the exhibition, selected images from several series created over the past twenty years to showcase McGee’s complex visual narratives that encompass everything from art historical references and Hip Hop music, to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and fairytales, to Cuban poetry and Greek mythology. As Huerta commented, “David’s many interests are as varied as his art. He reads the classics as well as contemporary books, but what he really likes to do is mix it up – both in his literary tastes and his art.”

Dali,2010, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Poppi Massey, Houston, TX

David McGee was born in Lockhart, Louisiana, and he currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. He is known for his thought-provoking paintings that frequently reference literature and language, and the juxtaposition of word with image. He has been the focus of several solo exhibitions throughout the United States including venues in New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah; and his work is held in collections including The Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, MA); the Boston Museum of Art; The Menil Collection (Houston); the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.

Deceive,2015, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Jim and Sarrah Petersen, Houston, TX

In association with the exhibition, David McGee will discuss his work in an hour-long gallery talk/dialogue with Benito Huerta on Thursday, January 25 beginning at 12:30 pm in The Gallery at UTA. There will be a reception on Friday, January 26 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks beginning at 6:30 pm. The exhibition, talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

Pimp,2010, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Gregory and Alyssa Shannon, Houston, TX

Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX. For more information, contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or

The 2017- 2018 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, Art & Art History Department Students, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.


All events are free and open to the public.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM – 5PM | Saturday, 12PM – 5PM

Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658

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Art League of Lewisville Exhibits

The Visual Art League (VAL) of Lewisville, Texas, resides at the Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater Center for the Creative Arts (MCL Grand), 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, TX  75057. Exhibits are held in the Showcase, Hallway and Gallery. For more about the artist organization, see their website:
SHOWCASE:   Colors
January 17 – March 3
Strike: Wed. March 7
HALLWAY:  2017 First and Second Place Asel Winners
January 19 – March 3
Strike: Mon. March 5
HALLWAY:  Cell Phone Shots 2018
April 27 – June 9
Intake: Tues. April 24

SHOWCASE:   2017 Artist of the Year (Kathy Maybury, only)

March 7 – May 2
May 2 – June 27
Intake: Wed. May 2
GALLERY:  Texas – Bigger & Bolder
May 19 – June 16
Intake: May 15

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar (and screening of Streetwise)

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 25 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the third event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

In partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Museum of Street Culture invites you to stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center for a screening of Streetwise, 1984, directed by Martin Bell, developed from Mary Ellen Mark and Cheryl McCall’s “Life” magazine story, Streets of the Lost.

The film screening of Academy Award-nominated Streetwise will be followed by Streetwise filmmaker Martin Bell in conversation with Alan Govenar, founding director of The Museum of Street Culture.

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Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege

Robertus van der Wege is a storyteller who loves using a variety of materials to help in the storytelling process — Wood, stone, metal, and ceramic all lend varying permanence; textures, colors, and differing nuances to each story. The stories he likes to tell are stories of the human condition. In addition to that, he likes borrowing from these sources to create objects that become metaphors for today’s humanity and challenges.

Wege sees himself as an object maker whose work attempts to offer a new perspective on environment, art, history, and religion. The fact that some of these materials may be in found objects, or created as new forms, also lends to the story. Wege sought to create sculpture that has been engaging for young and old alike, and strives to have the viewer become more engaged with his work after their initial visual encounter. It is particularly rewarding for him when that experience is shared by more than one person, such as a parent with a child, or an experience among friends. This is one of the reasons that his work is often kinetic and invites human interaction. As Wege believes that many of the solutions to today’s problems exist within our collective human story.

Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege will be on view March 2 – March 28, 2018. The closing reception will be March 24, 2018; 6-9 pm during our Spring Gallery Night at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Image: Robertus van der Wege, Circus Bonsai, Mixed Media

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on February 15th


Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, February 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm
This month’s event will take place at
Mary Tomás Gallery
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

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JD Miller’s Annual Valentine’s Day LIVE Painting

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce internationally renowned contemporary artist JD Miller’s annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting on February 14, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm. This year’s event will again be held in our main gallery space to incorporate the ever-increasing audience size. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes.

This annual event is a favorite among clients, friends, and art appreciators alike. Open to the public, and kid-friendly, the live performance is a wonderful way to kick off your plans for this Valentine’s evening. Miller will begin his LIVE painting performance at 7:00pm.


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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Feb. 16 & 17

Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, will be conducting an exciting two-day plein air event in Downtown Plano and nearby areas.

Up to 100 artists are expected to participate from all over North Texas. The artists will focus on the interesting subject matter of the Historic Downtown area and the Heritage Farmstead venue.
They will register on Friday, February 16, at the ArtCentre of Plano. From there, they will fan out and choose a spot with an interesting local subject and begin painting. The artists will choose their own media including oil, watercolor, pastels and various dry drawing materials. On Friday evening, the works of the day will be brought to the ArtCentre with works from Saturday to be added for an artistic “show and tell.”On Saturday, the same procedure will be followed, culminating with a gathering at the ArtCentre where a judge will select works for a month-long ArtCentre exhibition. Cash prizes will be awarded the winning entries at a reception on Saturday, February 24.

Participation as a painter in the event is limited to members of Plano Art Association, Outdoor Painters Society and Southwest Watercolor Society. Those wishing to participate and are not members of one of these organizations can easily join Plano Art Association on the organization’s website:

The reception will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon, February 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ArtCentre of Plano,  902 E 16th Street Plano, TX 75074.

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Paper Cuts Exhibition by VET – reception Feb. 16 at Metropolitan Press


Paper Cuts Exhibition

Showing February 6-23, 2018
Artist Reception:
Friday, February 16, 6-9pm
This month’s artist is no stranger to ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press. VET, Mixed Media Artist presents her latest work of 2D and 3D paper sculptures, made from found and recycled papers – some of which came from Metropolitan Press’ very own press room!

From the artist:

VET: PAPER CUTS showcases a collection of books and papers that have been cut, folded, and manipulated into bas relief sculptures.

VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. She creates and shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.

Experience the world of altered books and paper. Artist VET, showcases a collection of cut, folded, and manipulated bas relief sculptures. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the 4th in a series of freestanding, site-specific installation, entitled Mariposa Tree IV.

Light refreshments catered by Sandy’s.

Visit,, or contact, 469-300-1550

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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.


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.


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The Brew and Arts Show Feb. 17 at the Legal Draft Beer Co.


The Brew and Arts Crew is having another Art Show with unique artists and vendors on Saturday Feb 17th 12-6pm at the Legal Draft Beer Company in Arlington.

Join us for live bands, live painting, food trucks, vendors, and artists of all kinds (NO ENTRY FEE)

Over 20 Artists and Unique Vendors!

Come grab a beer with us and support local artists!

500 E Division 76011
Arlington TX

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Original Paintings by Texas Artist Steve Hahn at the Dutch Art Gallery

Steve Hahn has had a long family association with the Texas Hill Country. The rugged terrain is filled with iconic images of German settlements, ranching and its diverse landscape. Spring-fed creeks emerging from rock formations, cactus-covered grasslands spotted with live oak trees, wildflowers, historic limestone buildings and the changing seasons are the palette for his oil paintings.

Steve was raised in Dallas, Texas where he resides and graduated with BFA from SMU. He worked as a graphic designer and art director for over 30 years. Now retired, his artistic pursuits are inspired by his love for the natural beauty of the Hill Country.

A selection of Steve’s work is currently on view for February. To learn more about the artist, please read our Artist Spotlight Interview.

Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

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Feb 21: Maurice Cox, Planning Director-Detroit by The Dallas Architecture Forum


The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents
Nationally Recognized Director of Planning
Maurice Cox
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit, Michigan. This lecture will be presented in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).
Maurice Cox, Planning Director for the City of Detroit, is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the New Orleans community. Cox has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Virginia and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. He served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2007-2010 where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governor’s Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw direct design grants to the design community across the U.S. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking of Design Intelligence.
See Additional Media Coverage:  Crain’s Detroit Business, Next City.Org, Architect Magazine
Cox will speak on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
“Maurice Cox has achieved a nationally acclaimed reputation as a community designer who incorporates active citizen participation into the urban design and planning process,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “In presenting the challenges, and his strategies for redeveloping the urban core of the City of Detroit, we believe Mr. Cox will present a program that is sure to be of great interest to residents and city leaders throughout North Texas.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on February 21 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit or call 214-764-2406.
Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are CORGAN, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS, IDA Media Group, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Reception Underwriter is smithgroupjjr.
21 February 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:156:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village
Maurice Cox is a nationally acclaimed community designer and leader of the public interest design movement. He is widely respected for his ability to incorporate active citizen participation into the urban design and planning process. Maurice has a reputation for developing bold – yet achievable – plans that become tools for civic discourse and empowerment, embraced by diverse sectors of the community.
As the Planning and Development Director for the City of Detroit, Maurice is in charge of the long-term vision for a redeveloped Detroit — improving Detroit’s neighborhoods, developing strategies to boost stable areas of the city with new business and residential development, and devising uses for the vast tracts of vacant lots and other city owned properties.
Previously, Maurice served as associate dean for community engagement at Tulane University’s School of Architecture and director of the Tulane City Center, a university-affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research, and civic engagement throughout New Orleans. He also served as design director of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 2007-2010, where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw grants to the design community across the United States.
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit
Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.  
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.
For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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C. C. Young Auxiliary Spring Fundraiser March 14

The annual C.C. Young Auxiliary Spring Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

We are excited to announce that Rosemary Rumbley will be back with us for our program. Her topic this spring is “NEW BOOKS WITH ONE WORD TITLES ABOUT WOMEN: ROSEMARY, LOUISA, WITCHES, AND ISADORA”.

The Bazaar will feature Easter & Spring items, so you won’t want to miss the stylish jewelry, clothing items, and accessories that Mindy is bringing from her fabulous Point Café Collection.   The Woodies will have their latest and best handmade wood-working items for sale.  New this spring, you will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful paintings by very talented C. C. Young residents.

University Park United Methodist Church has graciously offered to host the event this spring. Remember that all proceeds benefit the C. C. Young Benevolence Fund and resident’s activities. Tickets are $15, or $10 for CCY residents.

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 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 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.”



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!.”



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.



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:



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



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

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Vitro Moda 10 on Feb. 17

SiNaCa Studios
Saturday, February 17 | 6 pm
SiNaCa Studios is celebrating a decade of color! At their annual fundraiser Vitro Moda, couture models walk the runway showcasing and wearing beautiful, one-of-a-kind glass art pieces created by artists from around the country. The featured pieces will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the show. Other glass artwork designed specifically for Vitro Moda will be available during a silent auction and raffle before the runway show.
Vitro Moda supports SiNaCa Studios’ mission to provide North Texans an opportunity to experience glass art through events, education, and community programs. This year, Vitro Moda will feature Rob Stern as guest artist and is honoring Jim and Mary Lynn Bowman.
Buy your tickets now to be a part of this special event!

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Mountain View College Art Auction Feb. 19 -23

DALLAS, TX, February 19th – February 23rd, 2018 – The Mountain View College Student Art Club will host a benefit art auction to aid in the recovery efforts for the hurricane survivors of Puerto Rico.

Professional artists from across the DFW area have contributed works of art to this auction. Art featured

in the auction vary in media and include ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. The

works up for bid will be exhibited in the Kiva Gallery space at Mountain View College from February 19th

to February 23rd. The silent live auction will occur February 23rd, Friday, from 10am to 1pm.

Some artists included in the auction are Alvaro Arroliga, Brennen Bechtol, Mary Becker, Sara Cardona,

Brett Dyer, Art Garcia, Tina Medina, James Olney, Patricia Rodriguez, Giraud Polite, Shawn Samuell, and

Alison Starr.

The MVC Student Art Club is sponsored by professor of art, Cristina Medina, and strives to provide

artistic opportunities for all students on campus while also contributing to the surrounding community

and beyond.

For more information contact Cristina Medina, 214-860-3654,

Kiva Gallery, Lower Level, W Building, Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75211

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VAGF Members Art Show and Reception Feb. 11

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco invites you to join us for the opening reception of the Fresh Start show featuring VAGF members’ artworks. Artists Reception will be on Sunday, February 11 from 6-8 pm at the Frisco Discovery Center 8004 Dallas Pkwy #200, Frisco, TX 75034

The exhibit on display through February 24, 2018.

For more about VAGF, see the website:

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SDCC presents Affirmations opening Feb. 10

South Dallas Cultural Center and Urban Chatter invited female/women artists of color to submit work of any medium….

This gallery exhibition, Affirmations, will show work that explores themes of identity, faith, religion, and the soul as a woman of color. Female artists of color will create their vision of what it is to be a woman of color, finding positivity and peace, and/or addressing inner tension and struggle all while remembering the importance of speaking affirmations over their lives.

The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the general public.


Exhibition Dates: February 10 – March 24, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018 (5-7 pm)

Curator: Nychelle Elise – Questions? Contact

For details, go to

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern presents Charlie Clarke Feb. 13 and Carroll Dunham Feb. 20

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 6 through April 10.

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 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 Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.



February 13
Ron Mueck’s hyper-real sculptures of the human figure are tender portrayals of people in their most intimate, isolated and vulnerable moments. Manchester Art Gallery on the 2008 ARTIST ROOMS exhibition featuring the work of Ron Mueck
Charlie Clarke, Ron Mueck’s long-time exhibition manager, is in conversation with the Modern‘s Senior Curator, Andrea Karnes as they discuss the work and career of Ron Mueck, from his first acclaimed sculpture, Dead Dad, to his most recent installation of 100 giant skulls, Mass, with a particular focus on the works in the Modern‘s exhibition Ron MueckAfter gaining international attention with Dead Dad in the controversial and popular exhibition Sensation in 1997, Mueck’s first one-person show was at Anthony d’Offay Gallery in 1998. As stated for a recent exhibition at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Finland, “Mueck has since shown himself to be a major sculptor whose work elicits an immediate emotional response. . .. Mueck’s subject matter – for all its universality – is deeply private, concerning the unspoken thoughts and feelings of all human beings.”

For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, serving as a preview for the exhibition Ron Mueck, which opens February 16, Clarke relays stories of his experiences with the artist and sheds light on the processes and decisions that infuse Mueck’s extraordinary sculptures with an enduring quality that leaves viewers entranced.

February 20
Awareness can feel like a bright island in an ocean of namelessness. The unthought and the unseen wash the shores, leaching into the ground of the mind under sagging frames of reference. There is endless erosion of the coastline, a subversive give-and-take. Objects are soaked with feelings and their identities compromised. Abstractions are contaminated. 
“Land” in Land, ed. Carroll Dunham (New York: Nolan/Eckman Gallery, 1989). Reprinted in Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham
Carroll Dunham, an important New York-based artist working in painting, drawing, and printmaking, discusses his practice, from coming into his own in the late 1970s to his current contributions as a maker and a writer within the continuum of art. Known for a conceptual approach, which includes aspects of abstraction and representation, Dunham is admired, especially by fellow artists, for his authentic and unyielding pursuit of consequential artworks. The artist Paul Chan confirms this admiration in his Publisher’s Foreword for the recently released book Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham: “I have admired Carroll Dunham’s work for many years. I still remember vividly his painting in America Is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in 2015. When I entered the room where it hung, I gasped. The painting was at once exuberant, provocative, and entrancing. It literally took my breath.”
This Tuesday Evenings presentation is a special opportunity to hear from one of contemporary art’s most imperative voices and gain insights into a career that developed through a sensitivity to the past, an astute awareness of the present, and a personal insistence on making what needs to be made.

February 13
Charles Clarke, Ron Mueck’s long-time exhibition manager, is in conversation with the Modern’s Senior Curator, Andrea Karnes, as they discuss Mueck’s work and career.
February 20
Carroll Dunham, the renowned artist and writer represented in the Modern’s collection with the painting Horse and Rider (My X), 2013-15,and Studies for Horse and Rider (My X), 2012-15, presents ideas and works as they pertain to his artistic practice.
February 27
Artists Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher, from Houston, present their work of the last 20 years, discussing their various interests and inspirations and sharing their experiences as collaborators.
March 6
Artist William Cordova is in conversation with 2017 Marfa Contemporary Guest Director Kate Green and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Museum of Art Carter Foster concerning Cordova’s installation ankaylli: spatial and ideological terrain at Marfa Contemporary in their presentation “William Cordova: Frameworks.
March 20
Michael Lobel, art historian and Professor of Art History at Hunter College, City University of New York, presents a new discovery concerning the Modern’s popular painting Mr. Bellamy, 1961, in his presentation “Pop and Its Sources: Reconsidering Roy Lichtenstein’s Mr. Bellamy.”
March 27
Kamrooz Aram, whose work is featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram, presents his work, which is known for addressing issues of ornament and its complex relationship to modernist painting, exhibition design, and more.
April 3
Courtney J. Martin, Dia Art Foundation Deputy Director and Chief Curator, as well as the curator of Dia’s 2015 exhibition Robert Ryman, presents “Encounters with Space, Depth and Distance: Robert Ryman, circa 20thC.” 
April 10
Katherine Bradford,whose work was featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Katherine Bradford, presents thoughts on her practice and the ideas and methods behind her brightly colored, exuberantly executed, and ominous paintings.


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AVAA 42nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit

2018 Call for Entries
Arlington Visual Arts Association
42nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit
February 9 – March 30
Reception February 15, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Duncan Center Art Room

Contact Kathy Kline for details, a prospectus and information

Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX
For directions call 817-465-6661

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CADD February 2018

February Openings &am Other Events

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Sunday, June 10th, 2018
February 3 – Openings & Events
Inside Looking Out: Cindi Holt
Opening reception: February 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 10, 2018
February 10 – Openings & Events
Shadows and Reflections:
Works from the Estate of Gregory Miller
Opening reception: February 10, 5:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Large Gallery
Nuptials: Brian Scott
Artist Talk: February 10, 2:00 – 4:00pm
On view through: February 10, 2018
Small Gallery
Arrested Identity: Xiao Lu Liu
Artist Talk: February 10, 2:00 – 4:00pm
On view through: February 10, 2018
February 15 – Openings & Events
Join us on February 15th from 5:30 – 7:00pm
Mary Tomás Gallery
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas
February 17 – Openings & Events
Nice to Meet You: Russ Connell
Opening reception: February 17, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Dichotomy and Analogy: Kendall Stallings
Opening reception: February 17, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Deconstructed Landscapes: Tom Hoitsma
Opening reception: February 17, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Gallery One
COUNTERACT: Loring Taoka
Artist Talk: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Opening reception: February 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Gallery Two
New Clear Dawn: Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Artist Talk: 5:30- 6:30pm
Opening reception: February 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
THE FOURTH BOOK: Michael Corris
Opening reception: February 17, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
2.2.2. Seoul – Dallas – Seoul: Keun Joong Kim, Sun Doo Kim. Lisa Ehrich, Rick Maxwell. Hyun Ju Chung and Chong Keun Chu
Opening reception: February 17, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Large Gallery
Limerick: Benjamin Terry
Opening reception: February 17, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 17, 2018
Small Gallery
Mirror: Michelle Thomas Richardson
Opening reception: February 17, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 17, 2018
Inside Looking Out: Cindi Holt
Artist talk: February 17, 11:00am
On view through: March 10, 2018
February 24 – Openings & Events
Scotoma: Stephen Lapthisophon
Opening reception: February 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 31, 2018
All in All: Ted Larsen
Opening reception: February 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 31, 2018
New Textiles: Marco Queirn
Opening reception: February 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 31, 2018
Color as Light as Air: Kristen Cliburn
Opening reception: February 24, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 31, 2018
Unintended Garden: Celia Eberle
Opening reception: February 24, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 31, 2018
Tinies: Gael Stack
Opening reception: February 24, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
1508 Commerce
Dallas, TX
The Women of Ro2
Opening Reception: February 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 24, 2018
Main Upstairs Gallery
y o u c a n n o t b u r y m y s i l e n c e:
James Talambas
Opening reception: February 24, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 11, 2018
Upstairs Project Space
Visions for Venus: Ashley Whitt and Ashley Kauschinger
Opening reception: February 24, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 11, 2018
Back Gallery
Exposed: Shellye Tow
Opening reception: February 24, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 11, 2018
Main Downstairs Gallery
College Expo 2018: Juried by Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art
Opening reception: February 24, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 11, 2018
Downstairs Project Space
Blurred: Sylvia Mtz
Opening reception: February 24, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: March 11, 2018
REFLECT: Margo Sawyer
On view through: February 7, 2018
Empty Kingdoms: Tyler Butcher
On view through: February 10, 2018
Natural Flow: Suzanne Kelley Clark
On view through: February 10, 2018
Dystopian Dreams: Arturo Mallmann
On view through: February 10, 2018
Gallery One
Churn Dash: Caroline Lathan Stiefel
On view through: February 10, 2018
Gallery Two
All at Once: Arden Bendler Browning
On view through: February 10, 2018
Main Gallery
Bret Slater: Bret Slater
On view through: February 10, 2018
In the Foyer
Drawings: Ryan Goolsby
On view through: February 10, 2018
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas
On view through: February 10, 2018
Downstairs Front Gallery
New Works: Clint Bargers
On view through: February 11, 2018
Downstairs Main Gallery
Hemming and Hawing: Steven Foutch
On view through: February 11, 2018
Upstairs Main Gallery
Ordinary Time: Chris Ireland
On view through: February 11, 2018
Upstairs Project Space
Car·a·pace: Jessie Barnes and
Lynné Bowman Cravens
On view through: February 11, 2018
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
BitPsy:Redefining the Ancient Painters Ritual for the 21st Century: Jeff Parrott
On view through: February 16, 2018
Lance Letscher
On view through: February 17, 2018
Reinhard Ziegler
On view through: February 17, 2018
Project Room: Maja Ruznic
On view through: February 17, 2018
Sea Stones: David Fokos
On view through: February 17, 2018
Savoring Lichtenstein: Ruben Nieto
On view through: February 17, 2018
Finding the Universe in Oaxaca:
Gary Goldberg
On view through: February 17, 2018
Tarrent College South Campus
Irreversible Change/Selective Memory:
Terry Hays
On view through: February 22, 2018
Twelve Nights: Lisa Graziotto
On view through: February 27, 2018
Wherefore & Hence: David Aylsworth
On view through: March 24, 2018

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Myths Religion & Tall Tales opens Feb. 10 at Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass

Announcing our first show for 2018 — Myths Religion & Tall Tales, interpretations in glass by contemporary artists.
We invite you to join us for the Opening Reception next Saturday, February 10th, from 1 – 5.
The exhibit will continue through March 4th.
Go ahead and sneak a peek

Remember, We’ve Moved…..
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
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6, Sundays 1 – 5

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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Join us for the opening of our latest special exhibit on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II featuring remarks from Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho.

Sponsored By: The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Orchid Giving Circle Fund at Dallas Women’s Foundation, and ORIX Americas Miyauchi Foundation

Community Partners: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Japanese Association, and the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

$5 General Admission. FREE for Museum Members. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams will be on view at the Dallas Holocaust Museum from February 15 – August 14, 2018.

–from the Dallas Holocaust Museum website

This exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

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Nasher hosts “First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone”

The Makapansgat Pebble; University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute; 20 September 2017 – Photo by Brett Eloff.

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

January 27, 2018 – April 28, 2018

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human history, with examples dating back more than 2 million years, some handaxes are equally fascinating for their non-utilitarian, aesthetic qualities.

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Neanderthal handaxe Le-Moustier Musee-de-Prehistoire-Sauveboeuf




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COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS Fog. Flame. Spark. Space – solo exhibition by Julie Shipp

THE ARTS gallery will host Fog. Flame. Spark. Space., a solo exhibition by Professor Julie Shipp from February 19 – March 22, 2018.

The exhibition features recent large-format oil paintings that reference natural occurrences in nature that are visually transitional, or things that cannot be permanent. This series is an extension of previous works that address the sublime forces of nature and reflect the temporal “quick flashes” of our time and existence.
Artist Talk on March 1, part of the Art Café series, 12–12:45 PM in THE ARTS gallery.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 PM Thursday, February 22. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 AM-8 PM, Monday-Thursday; 9 AM – 3 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or . THE ARTS gallery webpage is .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

Contact: Julie Shipp, THE ARTS gallery P: 972.516.5070


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Cindi Holt: Inside Looking Out opens Sat., Feb. 3 at Valley House

Join us for the opening reception for “Cindi Holt: Inside Looking Out” this Saturday, February 3, 6:00pm–8:00pm. View images of paintings in the exhibition online at

Cindi Holt is a self-taught artist who was first inspired to paint in 1985 when she was 34 years of age. Her richly-detailed paintings are imaginative, carefree responses to a place. Even the formal rooms she painted of the Texas Governor’s Mansion in the 1990’s have an energetic warp described by Clint Willour, “Patterns are chalk-a-block: bumping into one another; climbing over each other; jostling for space. Flowers on tables mate with those in the carpet and in paintings on the wall. Furniture takes on human form: chairs bow and tables stand on tiptoe…”

Central Market commissioned Cindi Holt to paint a three-panel panorama of the highlights of Fort Worth for their Fort Worth store, and a four-part mural for their cafe at the Preston Royal location in Dallas. The original paintings are on view at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, respectively. Her painting “The Red Room” graced the 2004 Christmas card from The White House.

Cindi Holt is a California native who lives in Fort Worth and has been represented by Valley House Gallery since 2003.

Cindi Holt will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 17, at 11:00am.

The exhibition will be on view through March 10, 2018.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show opens Feb. 2

Fort worth Community Arts Center is proud to present Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show. This exhibit features the work of Amy D. Herzel, Nimmy Melvin and Padaric Kolander, and was juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Opening Receptions on February 2, 2018, at our satellite gallery, Art7 Gallery, from 6 – 8pm, and the show runs until February 27, 2018.

For more information about this exhibit, please visit:

The Art7 Gallery is located at 2831 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Please direct any question to Karen Fulton, Art7 Gallery manager, at

Image: Padaric Kolander, Or Shut Up, 42 inches x 46 inches

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First Exhibition to Explore Eduardo Chillida’s Multitude of Media to Open at the Meadows Museum

Eduardo Chillida, Year 1963. Photo: Budd, N.Y. © 2017 Zabalaga – Leku, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid


Related Show Highlights Chillida’s Connections to Dallas

Dallas, TX – February 1, 2018 – This spring, the Meadows Museum will present Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002). Chillida, one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors, is famous for his monumental iron and stone sculptures that shape both urban and rural landscapes. This exhibition includes 66 of the artist’s works, from his sculptures, to his drawings, collages, gravitations, graphic works, and a selection of his books. Co-curated by William Jeffett, chief curator of exhibitions for The Dalí Museum, and Ignacio Chillida, the artist’s son, the works in Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida come exclusively from the Museo Chillida-Leku in Hernani (San Sebastián, Spain); the exhibition travels to Dallas from the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A complimentary exhibition, Chillida in Dallas: De Musica at the Meyerson, is curated by Meadows/Mellon/Prado Curatorial Fellow Amanda W. Dotseth and will focus on the landmark commission by Chillida at Dallas’s Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The two exhibitions will open on February 4, 2018, and run through June 3.

Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida focuses on the mature part of Chillida’s career, when he produced works such as Peine del Viento XV (Wind Comb) in 1976 and Elogio del Horizonte (Eulogy to the Horizon) in 1990, while also presenting important, rarely displayed works. The exhibition addresses the artist’s interest in space and form, which is anchored to the human body and to organic elements found in nature. His works express both the power of nature and humanity’s physical strength. Instead of seeing his works as abstract—an idea Chillida rejected—the exhibition demonstrates his connection to the pre-war avant-garde’s interest in human subjectivity and its poetic notions of form. The exhibition also includes a reflection on the artist’s engagement with poetry and philosophy in his artists’ books, and his admiration for writers of the period.


Chillida is also celebrated for the variety of media used in his works, including iron, stone, ceramic, alabaster and paper. His iron and steel sculptures are made of solid metal, while his alabaster works are made from a single piece of stone. His works on paper, known as gravitations, include the layering of pages to create a collage, creating an effect of shadows, weight and tension between the paper. Additionally, the pieces of paper are stitched together, which creates a contrast of negative and positive space in the cut outs. In connection to his Basque roots, Chillida’s works evoke interlocking fingers, arms and hands. He saw hands as an instrument for interaction with the earth: they are how the artist holds and shapes his materials. Eduardo Chillida’s use of natural forms in connection with the Basque country is best described in the artist’s own words: “In my Basque Country I feel at home, like a tree that is adapted to its territory, rooted in its earth but with its arms open to the world.”


“Eduardo Chillida is well-known to our community, by sight if not by name, as Dallas is fortunate to be home to one of his most important public sculptures,” said Mark Roglán, the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. “This exhibition shows Chillida’s different sides through his visionary use of materials, from the power of stone to the lightness of paper. We are thrilled to bring these works to Dallas and expand our understanding of one of the most important and influential modern Spanish sculptors.”


Chillida in Dallas: De música at the Meyerson, explores the monumental sculpture located in front of the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Chillida was selected for the commission by the Dallas Symphony Foundation Arts Committee, in close consultation with architect and Committee member I.M. Pei. What resulted was the impressive De música, Dallas XV (On Music, Dallas XV), which contains two imposing 15-foot-high cylinders of more than 3 feet in diameter, with commanding and elegant arm-like extensions. The work embodies Chillida’s artistic philosophy, his interest in Saint Augustine (after whose treatise on music the sculpture is named), and in the mystical number three. De música is the only public work by Chillida on display in Dallas and represents a dialogue between Chillida and architect I. M. Pei, who designed the Symphony Center’s glass and granite building.


Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida will be accompanied by a catalogue with full color illustrations of the 66 works by Eduardo Chillida in the exhibition, along with an introduction by the artist’s son Ignacio Chillida, and essays by Hank Hine (Director of The Dalí Museum), Nausica Sanchez (Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce), and William Jeffett. The catalogue includes the artist’s biography, use of media, distinctive motifs, and artists’ books.


Chillida-related educational programming for the spring will include:


Friday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.

LECTURE: Memory, Mind, Matter: The Public Art of Eduardo Chillida in Focus

Luis Chillida, director, Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce


Friday, February 16, 12:15 p.m.

GALLERY TALK: Medieval and Modern: Alabaster from Gil de Siloé to Eduardo Chillida

Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, Meadows Museum


Thursday, April 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

LECTURE: Lightness and Rightness: Eduardo Chillida and James Johnson Sweeney in the Museum of

Fine Arts, Houston

Beatriz Cordero, professor, Saint Louis University, Madrid


Friday, April 20, 12:15 p.m.

GALLERY TALK: Chillida in Dallas Part I: Chillida Downtown

Jed Morse, chief curator, Nasher Sculpture Center


Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.



Friday, April 27, 12:15 p.m.

GALLERY TALK: Chillida in Dallas Part II: Chillida in Dallas

Scott Winterrowd, director of education, Meadows Museum


Born in San Sebastián, Spain, in the Basque region, Eduardo Chillida’s works are international, located in Spain, Europe, and the Americas. Throughout his career, Chillida debuted exhibitions at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, including retrospectives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1966), and the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh (1979). He received several awards, including the Graham Foundation Award for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the International Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale, both in 1958; the Kandinsky Prize in 1960; and the Carnegie Prize in 1964 and in 1979, shared with painter Willem de Kooning.


This exhibition is co-organized by The Dalí Museum and Fundación Eduardo Chillida–Pilar Belzunce, in collaboration with the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Additional support for the Meadows Museum’s presentation is generously provided by The Meadows Foundation.


About the Fundación Eduardo Chillida–Pilar Belzunce

All works presented in Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida have been graciously loaned by the Fundación Eduardo Chillida–Pilar Belzunce. The foundation was created in 2000 and is based in Hernani, Spain. The foundation was formed with the purpose to “deepen the knowledge of the artistic work of Mr. Eduardo Chillida Juantegui, promoting its knowledge and dissemination.” The foundation is connected with the Museo Chillida-Leku which opened in 2000. The museum showcases the largest collection of Eduardo Chillida’s work and provides an intimate space for visitors to enjoy the works of this great, modern sculptor.


About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”


Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art, and other resources.    5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine

Erin holding Horsie with Keanna, Seattle, 1993

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 11 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the second event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

Brian Wallis (Curator, The Walther Collection, New York City) in conversation with Sue Thiers Hesseltine (Executive Director, Our Friends Place, Dallas). A discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Alan Govenar (Founding Director, The Museum of Street Culture).

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RED 2018 the exhibition opens Feb. 2 at the8680gallery in Frisco

the8680gallery RED Exhibition in Frisco

The opening reception is Friday,Feb. 2, 7-9. The gallery is located at 8680 Main Street Suite 1E Frisco.

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February 2018 at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228
Register Today for Session 2 Classes
Session 2 begins the week of March 26th, but it’s not too early to sign up to make sure you get your spot.

Save the Date for Blue Plate Special
CAC’s cornerstone fundraising event, Blue Plate Special returns in the fall of 2018 on Saturday, October 6th at 2616 Commerce in Deep Ellum.
Stay tuned.

We’re opening our doors for our first Instameet here at CAC on February 10th from 10 am – 12 pm! Saturday is our busiest day of the week with student artists working in Jewelry, Mosaic, Glass, Painting, Ceramics, Stone and Metal Sculpture… Photo opportunities are endless (think fire and mud…).

Art as a Second Language Designed for Seniors
In collaboration with Dallas Parks Recreation, Creative Arts Center is offering a series of workshops for seniors at recreation centers in Dallas. Please see below for the February schedule. Each
workshop will have 12 spots available. Please register at one of the recreation centers below
or call 214-671-1601.

Join our Live Figure Drawing & Painting Group on
We’ve created a group on for anyone interested in fine art live figure drawing or painting.
Held at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, these figure labs are conducted on a drop-in basis and cost just $15 for members or $20 for the three-hour uninstructed session which are facilitated by a professional artist. The morning session from 10am to 1pm is a series of shorter poses ideal for drawing and the afternoon session from 1:30pm to 4:30pm consists of one long pose ideal for painting or a more completed drawing. Each lab is limited to 10 participants.

Register for a Workshop
Too busy to sign up for a class? Try one of our February workshops… Several interesting workshops are coming up including Small Boxes and Lockets, Digital Printing on Clay and Indigo Dye 101.
More info…

On Creativity…
The Nasher Sculpture Center is presenting a must-see, jaw-dropping, simply stunning exhibition through April 28. First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first ever museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Proposed by American artist, Tony Berlant, who has amassed a large collection of Paleolithic stones, research for the exhibition lasted nearly a decade and brought in notable archeologists, anthropologists, historians, neuroscientists and artists from around the world.
The oldest artifact is a large pebble found in South Africa – The Makapansgat Pebble – is the earliest known example of a hominin (our pre-historic ancestors) recognizing and collecting a found object that resembled a face, demonstrating a capacity for symbolic thinking. But what’s evenmore astounding is this artifact is estimated to be 2.3 million years old!
Artist Unknown, Makapansgat Pebble, ca. 2.5 million
The word “artifact” comes from two Latin words – arte or “by skill” and factum or “to make”. So, when the Neanderthals began shaping stones into tools, they essentially were the very first makers. And those makers evolved from making just simply utilitarian tools, to developing an aesthetic intent.
As Dr. Naama Goren-Inbar, a professor of archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, pointed out in her talk at the recent  Nasher’s 360 Speaker Series, artistic process is evident everywhere, including planning, spatial thinking, contingency and cooperation. Archaeologists have been able to determine that select handaxes were made by the same individuals. Pre-historic man discovered that tools could be both functional and beautiful.
You can travel back in time to discover the origins of sculpture and artistic intent on Feb 10 from 10am to noon as you create your own stone carving during the Nasher’s Rock of Ages Workshop.

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Webb Gallery opening Feb. 11 for Max Kuhn (& a vintage tattoo collection)

Untitled Hobo by Max Kuhn, 2018, ink & collage on found material 18 x12”


Max Kuhn artwork
& vintage tattoo flash from the Jonathan Shaw collection

February 11 – April 22, 2018
opening celebration on Sunday, Feb 11th, 4-7pm
with music from Little Mazarn of Austin and the opening sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery

 – We met Max Kuhn from a box set book he sent us a while back.  It was sincere and full of great art and made us feel like we had known him forever.  We finally talked him into visiting us in Texas and talked him in to showing his work here.  They are collages and paintings/drawings from this kind fella who is a modern day traveler and tattoo artist.

3A Flash sheet by Ted Inman, 1940’s from Texas, ink on board 19 x 12”

– The vintage flash sheets from tattoo parlors of the 1900’s – 1940’s come from the collection of Jonathan Shaw.  Jonathan ran a tattoo parlor years back and is famous for tattooing Johnny Depp.  There are two books out about Jonathan’s collection – Vintage Tattoo Flash: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw and Jonathan also wrote his memoirs in Scab Vendor: confessions of a tattoo artist, 2017.  This is the first time pieces from Jonathan’s collection have been offered to the public.

***upstairs gallery will be work by Lili Todd – this is Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd’s daughter and the youngest artist we have ever shown at the age of 17.

All at Webb Gallery – 209 W. Franklin – Waxahachie TX 75165 – 972/938/8085

gallery open every Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm

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Kettle Art Presents: For the Love of Kettle Feb. 3

“For the Love of Kettle” is one of the most highly anticipated events of our year. This one night only, annual fund raiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us fifty-one weeks per year of eclectic, North Texas-based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, all created by artists who exhibit with and support this gallery. There are no previews or pre-sales available to anyone, so please arrive early and grab a place in line, as the doors open promptly at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 3. (2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226)

About Kettle Art Gallery:

Kettle opened in 2005 as an independent effort intended to restore artistic vibrancy to the Deep Ellum neighborhood, and is recognized nationally as the unofficial cultural center of Deep Ellum. Each year, the gallery produces a minimum of a fifteen art-related events, maintains an active  roster of approximately forty artists per year, and serves as home to the Deep Ellum Wine Walk.
Paula Harris

Marketing Director
Kettle Art Gallery
Deep in the Art of Ellum
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists through innovative exhibits and events, including:– For the Love of Kettle
– For the Love of Artists
– Holiday Presence
– Deep Ellum Wine Walk
– Deep Ellum Champagne Stroll
– and so much more!
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, most recently “2017 Best Gallery For Local Artists” by the Dallas Observer.
– USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas
– Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery
– Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery
In celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city.

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