Category: Exhibits & Events

CADD Presents 3rd Thursdays: April 19 at Galleri Urbane

CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, April 19th, 5:30-7:00 pm
CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
This month’s event will take place at
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
325.226.8015
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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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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Grapevine Art Projects: Juried Art Exhibit Reception April 21

GRAPEVINE ART PROJECT’S JURIED ART EXHIBIT APRIL 6-26
in the TOWER GALLERY
Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau,  
636 S. Main Street

The official opening of GAP’s Juried Exhibit in the Tower Gallery in the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s center in Downtown Grapevine opens April 6, Friday and runs through April 26.   The exhibit was set up on Thursday and many GAP members were there to pitch in and help with the hanging and displaying of our 2 and 3 dimensional art.  The final Exhibit looks awesome.

On the Weekends of April 14-1 and April 21-22 we will have artists demonstrations and we will have “Make and Take” activities for youth and young adults. On the evening of the 14th there will be a Wine Trail drawing for some nice items and a Silent Auction for some very nice donated Art which will end at 6:30. There will also be a Silent Auction on the 21st along with an Artists Reception on the 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm where you can meet our very talented artists and share in refreshments. The proceeds from the Silent Auctions will go into the Grapevine Art Project’s Art Scholarship Fund for the GCISD.

For more about GAP see http://grapevineartproject.com

 

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VALA Events |Member Meeting April 18th | Bob Ross Workshop | Florescence Show

Hello VALA Members!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the VALA GALA!

http://www.valatx.org

Member Meeting Wednesday April 18th
Bob Ross Style Workshop on April 20th
Florescence Closing Reception on May 11th

This month we are having VALA member Stephani Childs teach us Mandala Dot Art! All materials provided!! Join us for our member meeting to catch up on VALA news and enjoy this FREE member activity!

Upcoming Workshops 

Sign up for the Bob Ross Style Workshop


Upcoming Events 

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Steve Uriegas (Fresh Landscapes) and Don Simmons at The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
www.thecovemckinney.com
April 20-22:  Steve Uriegas:  Fresh Landscapes
April 27-28:  Don Simmons:  Road TripPlease scroll down for more information on this upcoming show.

Fresh Landscapes by Steve Uriegas

Friday, April 20, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 21, 4 – 9 pm
Sunday, April 22, 1 – 4 pm

Steve is exceptionally excited to show his new landscapes done in what he describes as Angular Expressionism. Raised in the coastal city of Corpus Christi, TX, Steve spent most of his childhood drawing, taking inspiration from comic books, album art and the colorful decor of his Hispanic heritage. In later years his artistic concepts have been inspired by observation, human emotion, inward struggles, spirituality and daily life.


Road Trip…photography by Don Simmons

Friday, April 27, 6-9 pm
Saturday, April 28, 6-9 pm

Please join Don as he relives some of his favorite road trips of the last several years, including trips to California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and around north Texas.  The main focus will be on landscapes and “urban decay” in both color and black and white, shot both digitally and on film.  There will be a little something for everybody to enjoy…

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April 18th Receptions for “Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour” and “Interstices: Kelly O’Briant”

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas: Please join us for 2 receptions in 1 night – April 18, 2018 5-7pm. For more information on all these events, email gallery@udallas.edu or call Christina Hayes Haley, the Gallery Manager at 972-721-5087.

Note: There is a lot of construction happening around us, so we are a little hard to find! If you have a smartphone enter 2910 Haggar Circle into Maps to find the Haggerty Art Village from there it is easy to find the Painting/Printmaking building.


Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour
April 12-22, 2018
Reception, April 18 | 5-7 p.m. with Introduction 5:45 p.m.
Thompson Loggia, Art History Building

In early March, an iron pour was held at on campus. With the help of the Texas Atomic Iron Pour Commission, 500 pounds of cast iron was broken and melted in an exciting fiery display. The event brought together artists, faculty, students, and spectators. All were there to watch the 2,500 degrees of molten iron pour from a cupola, or specifically designed furnace and into student and faculty made molds.

These molds were then cooled and broken open to reveal the results! Please join us to see the art that resulted from this fantastic project.

The UD Iron Pour was made possible with support from the Novinski Endowment, which generously supports programming in the arts.


Interstices | Kelly O’Briant
April 12-22, 2018
Reception, April 18 | 5-7 p.m. with artist talk 5:15 p.m.
Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Gallery

Interstices is a unique glimpse into the many ways technology, science, and collaborative projects inform Kelly O’Briant’s art practice. O’Briant presents a series of interconnected small works created in gaps of time found between continuous projects and large exhibitions.

O’Briant is working with wildlife biologists and technicians in West Virginia and Virginia by using 3D printing to create decoys of Loggerhead Shrike birds for field research, she has been collaborating with ceramists in China, New York, and Texas to build an improved glaze test machine, and, closer to home, O’Briant is assisting The Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of Dallas to carry out a restoration project, on a colonial period crucifix, with artisans in Missouri.

The word “interstice” comes from the Latin “interstitium” which was derived from “inter” meaning “between” + “sistere” meaning “to stand” = to stand between. O’Briant demonstrates how the between spaces of art, research, and work can provide rich inspiration and opportunities for new works.

Please join us for the reception and hear more from Kelly O’Briant during her artist talk at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 18.

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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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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show and Sale April 20 – 22

2018 SPRING SHOW AND SALE
Friday, April 20th at 10:00 AM to
Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM

Craft Guild of Dallas at Midway Commons
3410 Midcourt Rd., Ste. 115, Carrollton
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FLORESCENCE: Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) 2nd Annual Art Show

The Allen Arts Alliance announces Florescence: The Process of Flowering, the 2nd annual collective show featuring our talented local artists. The show is created and curated by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).

The show will open at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Gallery in Watters Creek on March 29th and will run through May 13th. A complete list of selected artists will be available at both; valatx.org and bluehousetoo.org, prior to the opening of the show.

VALA will be hosting a GALA on April 7th at Blue House Too, during the exhibit, to thank the public for their encouragement during their first year, invite them to view member art and support VALA’s efforts to promote local artists and mentor emerging young artists. Get more information at valatx.org.

A closing reception will be held on May 11th, opening night of the Allen Arts Alliance Annual Art Festival at Watters Creek.

Exhibit dates and location:
Thursday March 29- Sunday, May 13, 2018
Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013.

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Dallas Art Fair April 13 – 15

April 13 – 15, 2018

https://www.dallasartfair.com

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT) Dallas, TX

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Preview on ARTSY – For an enticing glimpse of this year’s masterworks go to https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair-2018

General admission:

1 Day Pass – Adult $25.00
1 Day Pass – Senior * $20.00
1 Day Pass – Student *$20.00
3 Day Pass – Adult $50.00
3 Day Pass – Senior * $40.00
3 Day Pass – Student * $40.00

Patron Pass ** $500.00
Preview Gala Ticket *** $300.00

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Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up presents SIDESHOW | April 12-15, 2018

Expect the Unexpected: sights, sounds,
and art you’ll want to live with
,

Ro2 Art SIDESHOW

April 12-15, 2018
Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Mark Burt, Angel Cabrales, Chuck & George, Charles Clary, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Catherine Cornelius, Camilla Cowan, Ken Craft, Georganne Deen, Chance Dunlap, Cuyler Etheredge, Gary Farrelly, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Adam Fung, Danielle Georgiou, Justin Ginsberg, Joshua Goode, TJ Griffin, Lisa Graziotto, Linda Dee Guy, Terry Hays, Barbara Horlander, Brian K. Jones, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Anita Kunz, Yuni Lee, Julie Libersat, Xiao Lu Liu, Lucas Martell, Jeanne Neal, Adam Neese, Nomadic Fungi Institute, Adam Palmer, Jeff Parrott, Alex Paulus, Alvaro Perez, Julon Pinkston, Nathan Porterfield, Hayley Quentin, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Brian K. Scott, Dee Shapiro, Rebecca Shewmaker, Erica Stephens, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, James Talambas, Benjamin Terry, David W. Van Ness, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters, Scott Winterrowd, K. Yoland, and James Zamora

SIDESHOW Hours:
Thurs, April 12 – 11AM-7PM
Fri, April 13 – 11AM-9PM
Sat, April 14 – 11AM-12AM
Sun, April 15 – 11AM-7PM

Eyeball “After-Party”
Sat, April 14, 10PM – whenever
– Danielle Georgiou Dance Group
– DJ James Talambas

Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up 
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201*Parking is available along Lane St and at The Neiman Marcus garage
(Or eat, drink, shop or stay at The Joule to use their valet)

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At 500x this weekend: Kalee Appleton, Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth, Tabatha Trolli

500x Gallery

 

EXHIBITS

April 14 – May 6
Reception – Saturday, April 14th, 7pm-10 pm

Verisimilitudiness
by Kalee Appleton
Downstairs / Front Gallery

Verisimilitudiness is the quality of having the appearance of being true or real. It’s not a real word, but just wait. Kalee Appleton’s solo exhibition, Verisimilitudiness, is the last and final exhibition by Appleton at 500X Gallery, so naturally it will be the most verisimilitudinessy of them all. The work being exhibited will indeed be based on truth (its photography after all), but in reality, its full of lies. Not little white lies, but big huge enormous lies that pull you in and seduce you. These huge lies are in the form of broad expansive landscape photographs that are inspired by mainstream photographic backdrops. Yes, the kind you had your photograph taken with as a youngster. As this description of the exhibition might indicate, this work also calls into questions the nature of fine art photography within the realm of the art world.

False Memory
by Lynné Bowman Cravens
Upstairs / Main Gallery

False Mercury is a continuation of Cravens’ exploration of the body through distortions and duplicates.  In this installation, she utilizes mirrors and origami to jumble the body and question the barrier between the physical and mental.  Segmenting and focusing on different body parts, Cravens creates abstract origami sculptures that show the multiplicity present in our physical forms, and the disconnect with our mental selves.  Through the use of mirrors, she invites the viewer to perceive themselves, layered within the carefully constructed compositions.  Literally reflecting on where one begins and the other ends.

In Search of the Uncanny Valley
by Ross Faircloth
Upstairs / Main Gallery

Utilizing a Sony PS4 and the game Grand Theft Auto V, I submersed myself into the uncanny valley of Los Santos.  These images are captured in a documentary style throughout the large ‘sandbox’ style gameplay with the characters’ phone camera.  I have printed them with archival methods in the darkroom to add permanence to an image originating from what is normally an impermanent medium.  The interplay between this analog output of a digital source by means of the documentary photo style are key in this work. Although this game is not the most realistic in terms of graphics currently available, it is close enough to be confused with our reality upon first glance.  In that way the images serve as markers, but to what at this point isn’t clear. Maybe it’s just the beginning of the trip through the valley, or the turning point, when we begin to accept what was once maybe too ‘uncanny’ because at this moment we still create and control it.

Constructing the Psychographic
by Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland
Downstairs / Project Space

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica obtained information from over 250,000 Facebook users. Focusing on the Facebook “likes” recorded by those users and their friends, Cambridge Analytica utilized this data and information to help influence the outcome of the presidential election. This collaboration represents the physical manifestation of data retrieved and collected over 7 days from the artists’ Facebook feeds. The data mined is presented as wallpaper, creating a physical space made of virtual information. Then the artists utilized a psychographic survey application developed by the University Cambridge designed to predict personality traits through Facebook content, and ran their own Facebook pages and feeds to gain “insight” into their own personalities. Constructing the Psychographic presents the nature of the digital footprints we share so freely on the internet, and questions the validity of constructing identity through the individual profiles created.

The Gravity of it All
by Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli
Upstairs / Project Space

“The Gravity of It All”, pairs the work of Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli in an exhibition interpreting each artists’ experience of time and space. Both Sherrill and Trolli work with combinations of found objects and mixed media drawing through installation, with an interest in exploring the perception of meaning. Sherrill’s interests lie in the philosophical and psychological spaces between learning, language and reality. Often through illusion and layered pattern, the work emulates the accelerated complexity of deciphering meaning in a fictive world. Sherrill uses symbols and terminology borrowed from the laws of physics to cope with feelings of anxiety and disorientation. Trolli’s relationship with objects is connected to how she interprets the body, the emotional self and human consciousness. Casts of interior spaces are quiet references to our relationship with time and space and how we choose to occupy them. These ghosts of spaces become inflated memories and meaning that displaces our obligation to be present in this moment.  These objects are abstract representations of mindless ritualistic behavior suggesting paranoia or altered perceptions. They become disruptions in the routine…the mundane…the accepted.

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Out of Focus Artist Feature: Jesse Sierra Hernandez

Featured Artist: Jesse Sierra Hernandez

Out of Focus is on display until May 5, 2018

 

Above: Jesse Sierra Hernandez on March 20, readying his works on display just in time for 2018’s Spring Gallery Night, March 24. Photography: Rodger Mallison rmallison@star-telegram.com

Fort Worth, TX—Jesse Sierra Hernandez is an accomplished Fort Worth artist whose work ranges from smaller works on paper to large-scale oil paintings, which depict religious icons, political themes and women, clothed and unclothed.

Hernandez has struggled with a stutter ever since he was a child and began drawing and painting to serve as a voice that didn’t require speaking. This voice grew louder as he began oil painting in 1992 and started to pursue themes of the human form, religion and social observations within a museum setting. Jesse is inspired by his personal convictions, plus admiration for Baroque artists. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. His work has been shown in over a dozen solo and group exhibitions, including Gallery 414 ‘Inside The Lines’ (2015).

He initially received his education in commercial art and studied under illustrator Don Punchatz from 1991 to 1995. In addition to painting, Hernandez is the Senior Preparator for the Kimbell Art Museum, a position he has held since 2001. Prior to that, he served as curator and art director for Fort Worth’s Studio 4 gallery and 7th Street Gallery.

New York Hotel Room, 2016

Nude on Red Couch, 2018

         

Jesse Sierra Hernandez, Dos Hermanos , 2018

Please join us for out artist talk on Wednesday, April 18th from 6 – 7pm to hear more directly from Jesse, along with Fabiola Valenzuela.

 “Through mixed medium representations that showcase Latinx roots, sociopolitics, and personal claims of culture. Out Of Focus’ unique installations and multi-faceted work poses a first generation perspective of displacement.”

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

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

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2018 Celebrating Irving: A View from My Window – Reception & Geocaching Kickoff April 15

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”.

For this exhibit we encouraged the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. We are happy to announce that more than 100 artists have contributed work for the exhibits this year, including 81 children through the IPAR recreation centers. See the Brochure for a list of artists, volunteers, sponsors and activities: IAA2018CelebrateIrvingExhibitBrochure

The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

The Artist Reception and Geocaching Kickoff will be on Sunday, April 15 at 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited!

The program will include certificates for everyone who participated, snacks, photo opportunities, and a family art activities table. Our local “Grant Wood” will present certificates (not the real Grant Wood but his artistic surrogate.) The Boy Scouts will also explain how to participate in the Celebrating Irving Geocaching activity.

Exhibit Locations:
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
. Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27 
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 (near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters) 
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Other Celebrate Irving activities:
With the leadership of the Celebrating Irving Committee of the Irving Heritage Society, a host of events have been planned around Irving. Event Chairs are Mary Higbie & Jan Bodnar. Our thanks to them, as well as our Exhibits Chair Linda Wood Shotwell.

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Preview the Dallas Art Fair on ARTSY

The Dallas Art Fair will be on view April 12 – 15 at the Fashion Industry Gallery, but art from the show is already on preview through ARTSY.

For an enticing glimpse of this year’s masterworks go to https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair-2018

Browse or search the site by gallery, artist, medium etc.

You may also download the ARTSY app for iPhone and gain a personal guide to the fair.

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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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Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents Brandon Boyd: OptiMystic

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for Brandon Boyd’s exhibition OptiMystic on Saturday, May 12th, from 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition will be on view through June 2, 2018.

A Los Angeles, CA native, Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and frontman of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Incubus. In the early 2000’s each band member began to individually explore creative avenues outside of the band – art, film, and literature – allowing Boyd to discover his natural talent as a painter. His work as a singer- songwriter is well-documented and universally acclaimed, but his other life’s work as a visual artist is garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own.

https://www.samuellynne.com

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX, 75207

Submitted by Kristin Rivas. Email: kristin@samuellynne.com

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Plano Art Association April programs on Chinese Art

Members’ Meetings: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our April Members Meeting will be combined with the “Eastern Impressions” event at Willow Bend. It will include a brief business meeting where our nominating committee will present a slate of officers for election at our Annual Meeting in May. An exciting program on Chinese art will be the feature. See North Texas Center for Performing Arts address above in story about the exhibit.

“Eastern Impressions” Exhibit: April 1 – May 30

PAA will be hosting a major two-month-long event featuring exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and pageantry by local Chinese arts groups. This will be an exciting opportunity for members to experience art from an Eastern perspective. The event is titled, “Eastern Impressions” and is at the new North Texas Center for Performing Arts in Willow Bend Mall.
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS,” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.

This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:

North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.
Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
Daily Exhibition Hours:
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
         Evening and weekend hours vary.
Call ahead to 972-422-2575
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd Floor near Dillard’s

6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575

Many thanks to the PAA volunteers who helped make this amazing exhibit possible: Ken Wheatley (lead developer of the exhibit), Maureen Jistel, Linda McCarley, Heather Wang, Ruth Siddiqi and Louise Dillard.

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The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin; reception April 13

The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin

Featuring emerging black woman artists, exploring all things #blackgirlmagic, self-love,

vitality and self-care

 

WHAT:                WoCa Projects and Kinked Mirror come together to present #melaninpoppin at The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar. Featured artists include Taylor Barnes, Ari Edwards, Asia Youngs-Bailey and Sanah Brown-Bowers.

 

WHERE:              The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar

                             1409 South Lamar Street

                             Dallas, TX 75217

                             (214) 426-1575

 

WHEN:                Install: April 5-7

Opening Reception: April 13 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Closing: April 30

COST:                  Free

About WoCA Projects

WoCa Project is a non-profit, arts organization featuring contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color, and diversifying the contemporary landscape through exhibitions and community arts programming. For more information, visit www.wocaprojects.com.

 

About Kinked Mirror 

Kinked Mirror Corp., an artist community and collective, champions and promotes its members’ artistic production. Formed for Black women, members create fashion, publications, films, collaborations and performances. Kinked Mirror Corp recognizes the multiple responsibilities of its members, the masks they are sometimes forced to wear, and the hostile environments in which they live and work. To counter these experiences Kinked Mirror Corp will aid the early development of new works through a collection fund established with annual membership dues.

 

About Janette Kennedy Gallery

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

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Lake-a-Palooza! Music Festival at the Bath House Cultural Center

When: Saturday, April 28, 1-8pm

Where: Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
Admission: FREE! http://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/

Who: Music lovers, families, lovers of the lake and its natural beauty

Why: The Bath House Cultural Center has long stood for arts in East Dallas. Along with its support for local and regional theatrical performances and art exhibitions, promoting great local music is a primary focus of the BHCC.
The Bath House is collaborating with the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving to stage a wide variety of musicians while loaning the Bath House some of their rare Texas Musicians memorabilia for the event. https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/awesome-lake-a-palooza-is-coming-back/

What’s there to Do?

  • Free Live Music on Multiple Stages
  • Free Music-focused Curated Art Exhibition
  • Food, Beer and Wine for Sale
  • Community Organizations
  • Free Children’s & Family Activities and! Little D Markets will be joining us for the first time this year!

Lake-a-Palooza is produced by The Friends of the Bath House for the benefit of the Bath House Cultural Center.


 

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Artist’s Reception with Steven Lavaggi: Intuitives & Insights April 12

Artist Reception with Steven Lavaggi
Thursday, April 12th | Carpenter Lobby, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX
Reception will be held in Carpenter Lobby from 6 pm – 8 pm. 

Remarks at 6:30 pm.

Please join us for wine, light snacks, and live music.  The exhibition, Intuitives & Insights: Steven Lavaggi, is currently on display at the Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Lobby.  Free.

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Conception Arts Dallas Show April 12th

Join us for CONCEPTION ARTS Dallas show on April 12th.This pop up event will feature 30 local artists (selected from over 250 applicants).

 The show will be from 5 PM – 9 PM at the Community Beer Company, (1530 Inspiration Drive).

Admission price is $20 for event access which features local artists and tastemakers, complimentary locally sourced appetizer hour and live music / DJ.

Guests can purchase artwork without gallery commission – a savings of up to 60%.

For information and tickets:

https://conceptionarts.com/show/41509366633/Dallas

Our award winning art events and festivals take place throughout the US and Europe and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, PAPER Magazine and ABC News.

We at CONCEPTION know that taking in an evening with our artists will open your eyes and mind to a whole new beautiful experience. We look forward to offering you something out of the ordinary.

Submitted by Marla Giummarra. Email: marla@conceptionarts.com

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April CADD news for you! Openings and Events

April Openings & Other Events

April 7 – Openings & Events
Invasive Species: Ceramist Jen Rose
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
life itself: Annabel Daou
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
New Paintings: Kirk Hayes
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Illuminated Piñata: Roberto Benavidez
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Small Gestures and the Fullness of Fields: Robert Sagerman
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Ephemeral Field: Maysey Craddock
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
The Chapel and Accompanying Works: Francisco Moreno
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 19, 2018
Gallery One
Personal Boundaries: Samantha McCurdy
Artist Talk: 5:30 – 6:00pm
Opening reception: April 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Art Performance, composer Ryan Lynch: 7:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Gallery Two
Introducing photographer – Kristen Skees:
Close-Knit
Artist Talk: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Opening reception: April 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Purity: Geoff Hippensteil
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: June 1, 2018
The Women of Ro2: Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Camilla Cowan, Catherine Cornelius, Georganne Deen, Cuyler Etheredge, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Danielle Georgiou, Linda Dee Guy, Niki Havekost, Barbara Horlander, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Anita Kunz, Yuni Lee, Julie Libersat, Xiao Lu Liu, Jeanne Neal, Hayley Quentin, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Dee Shapiro, Erica Stephens, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters
Closing reception: April 7, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: April 7, 2018
April 12 – Openings & Events
SIDESHOW
Visit Ro2art.com for schedule of events!
On view through: April 15, 2018
April 13 – Openings & Events
April 13 – 15, 2018
Exhibiting CADD Galleries
Conduit Gallery
Cris Worley Fine Arts
Erin Cluley Gallery
Liliana Bloch Gallery
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
April 14 – Openings & Events
False Mercury: Lynné Bowman Cravens
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
Verisimilitudiness: Kalee Appleton
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
In Search of the Uncanny Valley: Ross Faircloth
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
The Gravity of It All: Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
Constructing the Pyschographic: H. Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
April 19 – Openings & Events
Join us on April 19th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
+1 (325)-226_8015
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas
April 21 – Openings & Events
CHROMA- Chameleon: Adam Palmer, Austin Sparks, Rachel Fischer, Betsy Gravatt
Opening reception: April 21, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 26, 2018
April 25 – Openings & Events
Outside is my Inside: Patricia Rodiguez
Opening reception: May 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: April 25 – May 30, 2018
April 28 – Openings & Events
High Frequency: Allison Gildersleeve
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery talk: April 28, 11:00am
On view through: June 2, 2018
True to Nature: Anne C. Weary
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: June 2, 2018

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A Night of Artists and Chefs April 18

Be a part of a new TV pilot that celebrates the art and food of Fort Worth. A work-of-art dining room and special menu will be created to highlight the unique art and cuisine of Fort Worth. Vote on your favorite art and food. A camera crew will be asking guests for impressions and opinions, so feel free to shine!
This is a charity event benefiting the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Wednesday, April 18 from 7pm – 10pm at 502 Grand Avenue.
Tickets will cost $175 each. For more info click here: http://buytickets.at/artistschefs/155596

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center Receptions April 6

April 2018 at FWCAC
Receptions: April 6, 2018 from 6pm – 9pm
http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions

3rd Saturday Artists: Uncategorized
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Saturday April 28, 2018

Art in the Metroplex; Runners Up Show at ART7
Saturday April 7, 2018 –
Sunday April 29, 2018
Reception: April 7, 2018; 6 – 8pm

EASL Art Heist 2018
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Saturday April 28, 2018

Inspired by Hemmingway
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Ordinary Time
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Saturday April 28, 2018

The Fort Worth Woman’s Club Art Department 54th Annual Art Show
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Saturday April 28, 2018

Under His Majesty\’s Spell
Friday April 6, 2018 –
Saturday April 28, 2018

MANipulations, MANifestations an MASTERship
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018

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ART214 opens April 12 at the LCC

ART214
April 12 – May 25, 2018
Opening Reception: April 12, 2018, 6pm to 8 pm

 

The City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) announces the inaugural joint exhibition, ART214, at the OCA’s four cultural centers: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the South Dallas Cultural Center. This collaborative exhibit is an integral component of Dallas Arts Month (April 2018) and showcases the work of visual artists from the City of Dallas and the greater North Texas region. From over 700 entries, jurors for ART214 selected over 190 pieces by 137 artists for the exhibition. “For the first time ever, ART214 showcases the diverse spectrum of visual artists working in our city and region. This joint exhibition at the four cultural centers celebrates the importance of Dallas Arts Month, and continues to raise awareness of the creative class in our civic ecosystem.” said Jennifer Scripps, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The jurors for the exhibition were: Elizabeth Mellott, Professor of Photography at Collin County College and visual artist; Tori Phillips, independent arts administrator and visual artist; Jim Burton, Senior Lecturer of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas; and Arthur Peña, Visiting Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas. ART214 is curated by Cristina Estrella Riggs, Ceramics and Art Teacher at Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy, Dallas Independent School District.

All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

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Join now to attend the Dallas Contemporary’s MEMBERS ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION on April 11

ERIC FISCHL

If Art Could Talk

HARRY NURIEV

6 Fears

SARA RAHBAR

Carry me home

EXPERIENCE DC OPENINGS FIRST!

Join now

to attend a MEMBERS ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018
7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

 

EXHIBITIONS THROUGH: AUGUST 2018

More info at dallascontemporary.org

or +214 821 2522

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161 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 United States of America

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April 2018 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

April 2018 | At the Center + In the Community

 

From Nine to Ninety: A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock
On view April 2 through June 17, Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents an exhibition of 19 contemporary sculptures from sculptor Rob Pollock, a long-time student at CAC, who studied under the school’s founder Octavio Medellin.
The exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Moody Performance Hall in celebration of Dallas Arts Month. There will be a special artist reception on Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm in honor of the 90-year-old sculptor.
Summer Registration at CAC
Get creative this summer at CAC…registration opens April 6th. Session 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Don’t miss out!
Join us at Klyde Warren Park
Stop by Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, April 8th for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2-4pm.
We’ll have plenty of family-friendly art activities for everyone to enjoy.
April Workshops at CAC
If you don’t have time to take a multiple session based class, how about looking into signing up for a workshop?

This month we’re offering Mastering Etsy

(beginner or advanced), which will feature Austin-based artist, April Ferrante, giving tips on how to navigate Etsy and set up shop on the site, among many other things depending on the level of the class you take.

In addition to this, visiting instructor Paula Miller will be at CAC offering Courage in Creativity, a painting workshop that will teach students  to harness anxiety that comes with any creative effort in order to fuel inspiration in a judgment free space. You can find these workshops and many others on our website. Sign up today!

Save the Date – 2018 Dallas Pottery Invitational

Celebrate 11 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 13th-15th, 2018. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.

On Saturday, April 14th 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by the CAC Ceramics department showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Lake-a-Palooza! Music Festival
Make your way to Bath House Cultural Center on the shores of White Rock Lake for a FREE! day of live music, fun, food & beverages, and kid stuff with art activities provided by CAC!
Saturday, April 28th 1-8pm
On Creativity…
When Mayor Mike Rawlings came to tour CAC several years ago he dubbed CAC, “a place for the citizen artist”.  We can’t think of anyone more deserving of this title, citizen artist, than Rob Pollock, a long-time CAC student, who will be honored in the exhibition From Nine to Ninety:  A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock on view April 2 through June 17 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
Although Pollock is not keen on describing himself as an artist, the nonagenarian has been creating art since he was nine years old!  His artistic journey began in Dallas, Texas where as a young boy he worked in copper and pewter, learning to cut, shape with a hammer and soldering pieces, such as ash trays and matchbox covers.  Whether it’s printmaking, clay sculpture, jewelry making, wood or stone carving, Pollock is like many students at CAC – a lifelong learner who continuously explores the creative process across different mediums.
In addition to studying under CAC’s founder, Octavio Medellin, Rob spent several decades studying stone sculpture under artists Jewel Cline, David Hickman and Art Wells. It was at CAC that he hand-carved his first piece of Italian marble – a piece he obtained from a pile of marble remnants by a local landscape architect.  In addition to sculpting at CAC, he spent a month each summer in Pietrasanta, Italy, for the next 20 years.
David Hickman, who also studied under Medellin and taught at CAC for several years, says that Pollock was tremendously influenced by Medellin’s focus on primitive modernism.  “Most of Rob’s stone sculpture is done in white Carrara marble and comes from the same quarries near Pietrasanta where Michelangelo obtained his marble,” says Hickman.  “Rob does not just carve the marble, he honors it by leaving small sections either untouched or carved so that natural stone contrasts with the polished portions in an organic way like an ammonite fossil.”
Sculptures from the 19-piece collection will be for sale once the exhibition ends (four pieces have already sold through word of mouth alone raising significant funds for CAC!).  Launching in celebration of Dallas Arts Month, our partnership with the Moody Performance Hall and the Office of Cultural Affairs showcases this collection and will bring a much wider audience to view Rob’s work. There will be a public artist reception honoring this life-long learner on Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 5pm.  Symbiotically, the Performance Hall features a permanent installation of Medellin’s work.
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Kristi A Zatyko’s Art Show and Reception April 14 – “Creative Free Thinking”

FEATURED ARTIST
Kristi A Zatyko – “Creative Free Thinking”
Kristi’s work – http://giddensgallery.com/product-category/kristi-zatyko/
reception
Show
Apr 12 – 21, 2018
Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, Apr 14
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
For details and parking – https://goo.gl/tYLaf7



Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-488-8600
www.giddensgallery.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJvpbpTOwaY
https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery
https://www.instagram.com/giddensgallery/

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery.
Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.
This link will take you to a Google Map; 
https://goo.gl/6SQBGu

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Nasher Prize Events This Week

Nasher Prize Events
Nasher Prize Dialogues
Graduate Symposium
April 5 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE with RSVP
Listen as students present on the work of 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate, Theaster Gates, followed by a keynote lecture from Matthew Jesse Jackson, a writer, curator, and critic who teaches modern and contemporary art at the University of Chicago, at 3 p.m.
Can’t make it to the event? Watch the keynote livestream on Facebook Live.
Nasher Prize Dialogues
Juror Conversation
April 6 / 10 a.m.
FREE with RSVP
Members of the 2018 Nasher Prize jury describe the process leading up to the selection of the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates, in this event held at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Can’t make it to the event? Follow the conversation on Twitter, #nasherprize

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Nasher Prize Dialogues
Laureate Town Hall
April 6 / 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE with RSVP
Join Theaster Gates in an extensive conversation about his sculptural practice with interlocutors and the general public.

Can’t make it to the event? Follow the conversation on Twitter, #nasherprize

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Plano’s Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season

The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December, with the 2018 season launching April 12! The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports. Participants can turn in their passports at the end of the night to be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The evening ends with the raffle drawing in McCall Plaza at 9:15 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide. http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk

Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18. Attendees who pre-purchase their tickets pick up their glass, passport and wine guide using the express lane at check-in. Pre-purchased ticket sales stop the day of the Art & Wine Walk at 3 p.m.

The season pass program is back for 2018! Season passes for the Art & Wine Walk include discounted pricing, a custom set of seasonal wine glasses, VIP credentials at check-in, and member only promotions. The Art & Wine Walk season passes cost $90 and can also be purchased online.


2018 Season Kickoff Party
The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season is HERE!

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 7
5 PM – 7 PM

WHERE: 
Hub Streat
1212 14th St
Plano, TX 75074

Who’s ready for another year of wine, shopping, and prizes?! We’re rolling out the 2018 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk season with a kickoff party at Hub Streat. Presented by Plano Magazine, join us in Downtown Plano for live music from Meia & Dillan Potter and dinner specials as we unveil this season’s themes.

We’ll be selling general admission and season passes for 10% off at the kickoff party. Anyone who purchases a ticket that night will get 50% off their Hub Streat wine and appetizer orders!!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be announcing the details on a special Napa Valley weekend getaway trip that we’ll be giving away this season!

Come drink and dance the night away, and let’s uncork another amazing season in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

No ticket purchase necessary to attend kickoff party. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information on the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, please go to visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/. For event information, click here.

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Eastern Impressions Reception April 7

“Eastern Impressions”
Chinese Artists Exhibition Announced
For Willow Bend Mall in April and May
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at the Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.
This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:
North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.

Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
 
Daily Exhibition Hours:  
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
         Evening and weekend hours vary;
call ahead to 972-422-2575          

    

Public Reception:
Saturday, April 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork Including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd floor near Dillard’s
6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575  
 
For more information and related images, contact Gene Dillard
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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.

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Craft Guild Spring Show & Sale April 20 – 22

Spring Show and Sale on April 20-22
Mark your calendars now for this don’t-miss event, to be held on April 20-22.  Featuring dozens of artists offering hand-crafted art ranging from jewelry to paintings to pottery and more, the Spring Show is the perfect place to find a unique gift for Mother’s Day, an upcoming graduation, or a summer wedding.
You’re invited!  Opening Reception on Friday
The show opens Friday morning, and concludes its opening day with a fun reception which is free and open to the public. Featuring live music, wine, and food, you’ll find the reception is a fun time to shop, meet artists, and select a special gift for Mom.
Or, bring a friend and join us on Sunday as we offer complimentary mimosas to our guests while they enjoy the event.
Either way, you don’t have to worry about your shopping fun getting rained out by April showers;  the Craft Guild Spring Show is in a building just steps from our new studios, with plenty of parking available..
Spring Show & Sale Hours
Opens
Closes
Friday, April 20 10 am 9 pm
  Opening reception 6 pm 9 pm
Saturday, April 21 10 am 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am 4 pm

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Lewisville Colorpalooza April 14

 

 Saturday, April 14, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Old Town Lewisville

http://lewisvillecolorpalooza.com/
ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There will be an emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

Put your chalk artistic skills on display for everyone to see. The City of Lewisville is partnering with the Lakeside Arts Foundation on this activity. It will include amateur and professional chalk art as well as a chalk art scholarship contest and children’s gallery.  For more information on participating, visit chalkthisway.org.

 

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ART214 Gallery reception at the Bath House Cultural Center on April 8

Exhibition Dates: March 24-April 21, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)

As part of Dallas Arts Month, four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are hosting a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live and work in Dallas and the Greater North Texas region from late March to early June.

Through this exhibition, OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is to draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to share audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.

 

Juried by Elizabeth Mellott, Tori Phillips, Jim Burton and Arthur Peña.
 
All four shows curated by Christina Estrella Riggs

 

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER ARTISTS: Cate Baker, Sue Benner, Christopher Bingha, David Blow, Bernard Bortnick, Du Chau, Arfa Chowdhary, Justin Coursey, Vanhue Davis Jr.,  Angelika Ejtel, Reyna Flores, Moriah Garcia, Chunyu Han, Seth Hudson, Benjamine Lester, Sam Marie, Virginia Marsh, Tina Medina, William Messimer, Hannah (Bernadette) Negrete, Kevin Owens, Chancellor Page, Siliva Parra Dela Longa, Paul Pena, Maia Pizarro, Erika Pochybova, Erin Puckett, Steve Quevedo, Fari Rahimi, Katrina Rasmussen, Carol Riedel, Alex Rose, Wendi Ruth, Ernest Scheihagen, Una Scott, Jerry Skibell, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Juergen Strunck, Jose Vargas, Katerina Verguelis, Marilyn Waligore, Robert Walker, William Webster, Terri Wilder, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Wood, James Yonkman, and Ramon Zozaya.

For information about the ART214 exhibitions at the other OCA venues, please visit www.bathhousemedia.com/art214

Dallas Arts Month, first launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, is a celebration of Dallas arts, held annually in the month of April. Arts Month is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and foster creative learning and activity throughout the city.

For more information about Dallas Arts Month, visit www.dallasartsmonth.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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