Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, Sept. 9

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night, September 9, 2017. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.
Download the guide: http://fwada.com/

Member Websites

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Artists in Heat Sept. 8 & 9 at SiNaCa

Artists in Heat 2017: Lecture and Reception Featuring Grant Garmezy

SiNaCa Studios – School of Glass and Gallery

Fort Worth, TX

Grant Garmezy

All portions of the Artist in Heat event are FREE and open to the public.

RSVP is required for the lecture and reception. FREE

REGISTER

Friday September 8th

Lecture 6:30-7:30 | Reception 6:00-9:00

Artists in Heat is the beginning of our “New Year” and the beginning of our annual membership campaign.

Our guest artist this year will be Grant Garmezy from Richmond, Virginia. Grant is a hot glass sculptor whose work focuses on the animal form. He will provide a lecture about his work and his process. He will be demoing at SiNaCa Studios the follow day for Fall Gallery Night.

Appetizers and beverages are provided at the reception, and there will be three different raffle items. One of the items will be a private glass blowing event. You must be present to win!  Guests will be able to meet and mingle with Grant, learn more about his work and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will also include a brief presentation about the mission and future of SiNaCa Studios. Membership opportunities to join and support SiNaCa Studios will also be available during the event.

Please stop by and tell us that you support glass art by becoming a member and supporting the amazing evolution of our Gallery and School!

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North Texas Giving Day Sept. 14

This year approximately 500 organizations in the Arts, Culture & Humanities category are asking for your donations to support their programs:  https://northtexasgivingday.org/categories/arts-culture-humanities.

You can browse the list of organizations alphabetically or sort by county, city or matching funds availability.Or do a name search.

Although the designated day is September 14th, you can also set up donations beforehand to process automatically on that day (as early as Sept. 7th).

 

A partial list of visual art organizations:

Artist Groups / Schools:

Art Con

Art Tooth

Art House Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

DFW Fiber Fest

Irving Art Association

Lone Star Film Society

Plano Art Association

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

Texas Academy of Figurative Art

Texas Lettering Arts Council

The MAC

Travis Academy of Fine Arts

Video Association of Dallas

USA Film Festival

Museums / galleries/ art centers:

African American Museum

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Arlington Museum of Art

ArtCentre of Plano

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Museum of Art

Eisemann Center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Jesuit Dallas Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of International Culture

Nasher Sculpture Center

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum

The MAC

Arts Organizations / foundations:

Artis the Artist Foundaton

Arts & Entertainment 4 DFW Youths

Arts Council Northeast

Arts Council of Fort Worth

Arts Incubator of Richardson

Allen Arts Alliance

Arlington Arts League

Art and Beyond Inc.

Art Con

Arts Fifth Avenue Arts Alive

Artitude

Aurora

Business Council for the Arts

Central Arts of Bedford

Coppell Arts Council

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Center for Architecture

Dallas Film Society

Dallas SPARK!

Denton Music and Arts Collaborative

Edith Baker Art Scholarship

Arts Organizations / foundations:

For Love & Art

Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center

Frisco Association for the Arts

Grand Prairie Arts Council

Greater Denton Arts Council

Imagination Fort Worth

KERA / ArtandSeek.org

Ladies for Art, Culture & Education

Lakeside Arts Foundation

Make Art with Purpose

Monuments Man Foundation for the Preservation of Art

Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Inc.

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

SCRAP Denton

Texas Association of Museums

Texas Center for ARTS + Academics

The Art Centre Theatre

The Artist Outreach

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

USA Film Festival

 

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Angelika Ejtel: Photography Is Poetry – Solo Show Opening August 26th at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth

I am pleased to announce my solo show “PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” supported by Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” will showcase my conceptual self-portraits I created in 2015 that belong to my most significant ongoing project to date named “photography is poetry”. The collection will include nine works (three pieces from three different series), all inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H. Poswiatowska.

The exhibition will be on view from August 24th through September 24th, 2017 with a Giveaway Evening held on the Opening Night of a new play titled “The Royal Society Of Antarctica” Saturday, August 26th from 7 PM up till curtain at the West Gallery of the Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, TX.

 

West Gallery (located at Stage West)
821 W Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Giveaway Evening
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
7 PM -7.50 PM

All the works will be available for purchase; some profits will benefit Stage West Theater.

http://stagewest.org/

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ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents “ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java”. The show will be on exhibit from Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 23.

The opening reception, which will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., will feature the works of 39 artists from the multicultural art community of Koperjati in East Java, as well as Indonesian music by The Asik Tone Band and Indonesian dance by the Linda Berryhill and Nancy Lopez Dance Group. Complimentary wine and snacks from Java will be served.

http://theartistsshowplace.com

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Vilage

 

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CentralTrak presents “a hard place” opening August 19

Chris Dreier – „AXA Building“, 2017

CentralTrak @ 500X

Saturday August 197-10pm

CentralTrak is proud to present an international collaboration: a hard place.

Please join us this Saturday August 19 at the 500X Gallery,
located at 500 Exposition Ave Dallas TX 75208.
We will be hosting a reception for the artists from 7-10pm.

a hard place is

an exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architecturalmovement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration.

a hard place is curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly; and features artists Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).


 

A Hard Place is made possible with the support of the following contributors:
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, The Goethe Institute, UTD, CentralTrak, 500X, Laura Mars Gallery, RO2 Art, Lorenzo Hotel, Cunningham Architects, and Print Peppermint

CentralTrak

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

CentralTrak currently does not have a physical address.
Please contact us at:

centraltrak@gmail.com

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Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl reception Aug. 19 at Giddens Gallery

“Go Deeper” (Diptych) by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“Window to the World”

by  Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

6pm – 9pm

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
Click here for parking info

Show dates Aug 17 – 26

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“An artist’s muse is a ‘Window to the World’ making us see it in a broader sense. The sea is my muse, that window for me. I return each year to the West coast of Oregon, to the Keys of Florida and the China Sea of Okinawa, Japan to find inspiration and ‘See’ the world through a wider lens. Each of the new works in my show reflect my new way of seeing.
Paul Klee said, ‘Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see.’”

Click here to read more and to view all of Rosemary’s work

“Sea Creatures”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Northern Lights Night”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Costal Dreams”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

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Our mailing address is: 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

 

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SWS 2017 Fall Paint Out Oct. 6 & 7

Mark your calendars for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Fall Paint Out!

When:  October 6-7 2017 

Where:  Jefferson & Marshall, Texas

A signup sheet will be at the September SWS meeting or contact Ron Bigony, paint out chair RonBigony@aol.com

For more details, see flyer: SWS Fall Paintout Marshall-Jefferson 2017

 

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Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts announces Rising Star Exhibition Artists and Galleries

THE OAK CLIFF SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS – TURNER HOUSE ANNOUNCES 5th ANNUAL “RISING STAR” EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER

 

12 ARTISTS SELECTED BY 12 GALLERIES

 

DALLAS – August 14, 2017 The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts – Turner House will present its fifth Rising Star exhibition and fundraiser September 16 and 17 at the historic Oak Cliff home. Twelve prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show.

A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased online or at the door. A public reception will be held Sunday, September 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.Both events will be at Turner House, the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists.  “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said.

 

Participating galleries and nominated artists are:

 

–          Liliana Bloch Gallery – Ari Brielle

–          Circuit 12 – Marcela Reyes

–          Erin Cluley Gallery – Will Heron

–          Conduit Gallery – Celia Shaheen

–          Craighead Green Gallery – Rebecca Shewmaker

–          Galleri Urbane – Peter Hiatt

–          Kirk Hopper Gallery – Sarita Westrup

–          RO2 Art – Erika Duque

–          Carneal Simmons – Jeanne Sanders

–          Mary Tomas Gallery – Jessie Barnes

–          Valley House Gallery – Tony Veronese

–          Barry Whistler Gallery – Fernando Alvarez

 

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts was originally established at the home studio of the renowned Dallas artist, Frank Reaugh, in 1926. When founding member and former president Mrs. E.P. Turner passed away in 1938, the family home was deeded to the OCSFA. Plans for what would become I35 forced the E.P. Turner House to relocate to its current location at 401 N Rosemont Ave. where today it continues to serve as the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Society has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

For more information, sponsorships, and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Member Exhibition opens August 30th

Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 54th Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 30 through September 30, 2017 to be held at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 24th. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Eisemann Center.  Keiko Tanabe is this year’s juror.  

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK).  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society,4North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with the influence of Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. Naomi convinced Ed Whitney to stop in Dallas on his way to the west coast on tour. While in Dallas he presented his book, “Watercolor, the How’s and Whys.”

The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was the Whitney class that formed the invitation for an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

54 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio.

For more, see the SWS website at https://www.swswatercolor.org/

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Pinners Conference & Expo Sept. 29-30 in Arlington

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

https://tx.pinnersconference.com

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

When and where

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

Hours

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

Admission

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

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

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Nneka Osueke: Memoirs of Self Love at ArtSpace – Metropolitan Press

Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press:

Nneka Osueke: Memoirs of Self Love

Showing August 7-25, 2017 | Reception August 10, 6-9pm

Join us this Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 9pm for this month’s ArtSpace reception. Nneka Osueke’s solo show, titled Memoirs of Self Love, showcases her contemplative yet bold nature, the keen eye with which she examines her inner and outer world.

From the artist:
A first-generation Nigerian with a background in fashion and psychology, Nneka Osueke picked up the drawing pencil at the age of 5, painted at 9, and sketched her first fashion illustration at 11. Her work is a direct conversation of the matters of her heart. With uses of surrealism, abstraction and sculpture, she lures out the unconscious, toying with that which reveals and hides itself in, cycles through, torments, and frees the human psyche.

You can find Nneka on Instagram @southernfriedambitious or online at www.nnekaosueke.com or www.southernfriedambitious.com


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

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

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New glass art from Joe Hobbs at Kittrell / Riffkind

 

New Artist, New Work at Kittrell / Riffkind Art Glass Gallery


Introducing….
 A selection of sculpture by Florida artist Joe Hobbs whose work we are showing at the gallery for the first time.  

We will be featuring a grouping of Hobbs’ Native Hands sculptures.  

Opening Reception will be this coming Saturday, August 12th, 1 – 5.  Join us in welcoming Joe to the gallery!  

Click to watch as Hobbs works on Regrowth, one of the sculptures he has especially created for this event at the gallery.
The exhibit will continue through September 17th.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
4500 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
888-865-2228/Tollfree
artglass@kittrellriffkind.com

www.kittrellriffkind.co

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1 – 5

What’s New?
It’s All About Social…

The Couple by Susan Gott
A couple of months ago we announced the launch of the gallery’s Instagram

page. We invite you to check it out and follow along!

We have also recently updated Google+ pages for both the Gallery

and the Studio

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We’d be honored if you’d leave us a customer review.

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Photography by Kanyi Muraguri and a Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove in McKinney

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney  www.thecovemckinney.com

Information on the next two weekend shows:

Treasured Moments. Photographs by Kanyi Muraguri

Friday     8/11  7-9 pm  Opening Reception, Artist Talk, 8pm
Saturday 8/12  2-9pm   Artist Talk, 8pm (wine will be served)

Photographer Kanyi Muraguri invites you to his latest solo exhibition. This unique body of work captures the treasured moments between him and his 86-year-old friend, during the 3 years he cared for her.

A Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove

Friday  August 18 7pm-9pm
Saturday August 19 6pm-9pm
Sunday August 20 2pm-4pm

Artists creating, performing, exhibiting: Valerie and Wayne Batchelder, Leslee Ortega, Melissa Patrello and puppeteers, Udani Satarsinghe, Pernie Fallon, Guy Giersch, Jeni Tomlinson, Kelly Marra, Darby LaGrave, Frances Dezzany, Kim Guthrie, and Milessa Murphy Stewart.

Musicians and poets:  Friday night, Kate Moore (vocal), Tom Sullinger (keyboard), Jerry Rizzi (electric bass and cello); Saturday night, Jason Lim (viola); Sundayafternoon, Steve Wright (guitar), Steve Powell (actor/reader), Charles Esser (poet), and Susan Mardele and friends (Concertina, Guitar and Fiddle)

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Dallas Piranha Printmakers at Mighty Fine Arts

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: Mighty Fine Arts 409A N.Tyler in Oak Cliff TX 75208

Mighty Fine Arts presents “Dallas Piranha Printmakers” curated by Matt Bagley, master printmaker and head honcho of Iron Frog Press, and featuring work by Courtney Googe, Brian McClure, Terri Thoman, Josh Monroe, Erica Guajardo, Mirka Hokkanen, Junanne Peck, Evita Tezeno, Una Scott, Chris Merlick, Lindsay Burris, Jack Russell, Angela Faz, Gary Uribe, Viktor Otrix, Paul “Arte Chambers” Robey, Scott Krakowski, Amber Crimmings and Matt Bagley.

“Dallas Piranha Printmakers” opens a window onto the burgeoning Dallas print maker community. Printmakers nationwide are experiencing a Renaissance and Dallas is no exception. Despite the lack of any central studio or hub print shop printmakers here have managed to create their own cultural millieu. To be certain these are old school print crafters eschewing digital and electronic technologies in favor of handmade, hand pulled manual dexterity and acumen. This is a DIY world done in home spaces, garage studios or spare closets, wherever an ink slinger can get away with making a mess.But like a pool of piranha they’re hungry for acknowledgement and want to take a bite out of your attention. So come out and support your local print artists and marvel at their virtuosity and fresh creative visions while enhancing your art knowledge of print techniques! Jump in the pool with some accomodating piranha who don’t bite but might want to share an art bone with you!

This show will open Sat, Aug 12 and will run till Sun. Sept.24.

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New Works by Matt Manalo in Project Space opening Aug. 19 at KHFA

Assimilation 01. Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.


OPENING 
RECEPTION

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 

New Works by Matt Manalo

August 19 – September 23, 2017

 

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to exhibit New Works by Houston artist, Matt Manalo. This exhibit will feature Matt’s most recent mixed media paintings in our project space, opening Saturday, August 19th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 pm.

 

Originally from Manila, Philippines, Manalo creates work as a form of an ongoing journal of experiences from his time living in the Philippines in juxtaposition to his life in the United States. At the age of 18, Matt Manalo and his family decided to move to the United States in pursuit of a better life. Although living in a city as diverse as Houston he continues to reconcile his old life with his new life in the largest city in Texas. Matt states, “As an artist, I was looking for a tangible outlet to express my feelings, memories and newfound experiences.” He is constantly redefining his definition of “Home,” while struggling with memories from his homeland and the feeling of being split into two pieces emotionally.

 

Manalo’s work represents an abstracted image of a specific place or memory from either back home or from his new surroundings in Houston. The artist incorporates repetitive marks, shapes, collage and/or stamped images and scratch marks on his work. They signify the amount of “to and fro” with flashbacks that he has when making a piece. One notable aspect of Manalo’s work is the significant amount of physical or visual texture on the surface, which represents the grittiness of living in a city like Manila. As one will notice, Filipino artist Matt Manalo has two very different stories to tell.

 

Concrete (Gray). Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.

 

 

Artist Biography                                     

 

Matt Manalo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He moved to the

United States along with his family to pursue his education. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History at the University

of Houston. He has always been drawn to making art since he was a child. He grew up being heavily influenced by comic books and cartoons. His intuitive art making process includes the processes of collage, painting, and sculpture. His work talks about his identity as a Filipino and the places he has lived in.


 

 

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website:www.kirkhopperfineart.com

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CADD’s 3rd Thursday at Ro2 Art Aug. 17

CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, August 17th, 5:30-7:00 pm
 
CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
 
This month’s event will take place at 
 
Ro2 ART
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215
214.803.9575
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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Victory Park Debuts Five New Murals

DALLAS (Aug. 9, 2017) – Visitors to Victory Park may notice that the district seems a little more colorful than they remember, thanks to a new series of vibrant, geometric murals by local artist Lesli Marshall. The selfie-worthy works are the latest installment in Victory Park’s initiative to bring a renewed sense of energy and individuality to the district through public art.

 

“Victory Park is going through an amazing transformation, and the color and life in these murals reflect the new vibe of the area,” said Marshall. “It’s always exciting to stumble upon art in unexpected areas. In a parking garage, which is usually boring and industrial, people will discover these giant murals and interact with them.”

From goldfish swimming amongst diamonds to a mythical phoenix bird soaring over mountains, each new mural brings personality and a sense of discovery to an unexpected place: inside the parking garage on Victory Park Lane.

 

For inspiration, Marshall and her team members, Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky, looked to five adjectives – radiant, victorious, fierce, strong, and brave – and conceptualized five corresponding murals, each with its own animal and color scheme, painted in bold, bright strokes. Joining the “radiant” goldfish and “brave” phoenix, are “victorious” lions, a “fierce” steer, and “strong” elephants.

Splashed throughout the garage, with one on each level, the intention of the murals is twofold: to bring art into the district and to serve as a creative wayfinding mechanism.

 

“We could just paint numbers on each level like everywhere else does, but the new Victory Park isn’t like everywhere else,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co.  “Art is a powerful medium that can transform a space visually and impact how people experience a space emotionally. It’s one of the most important ways that we are adding texture, character, and soul to the district and fostering a vibe that is completely unique to Victory.”

The murals follow the unveiling of Victory Park’s first public art work this spring: an eight-foot steel sculpture in the “V-sign” hand gesture by California-based artist Nathan Mabry. The district will continue to roll out additional public art in the coming months, including a large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington, set to be installed this fall near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel.

 

The added public art comes as Victory Park owner Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. continue theirredevelopment efforts to evolve the district into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood.

In addition to the new public art, Victory Park transformation efforts include a full remerchandising, 85,000 square feet of new retail space, and key district enhancements to streets, sidewalks, storefronts, parking, technology and public spaces to promote a more vibrant, user-friendly experience.

 

Redevelopment efforts are also resulting in a number of new tenants, adding to the more than 20 retailers and restaurants that currently call Victory Park home. A curated collection of seven new local food and beverage tenants will open in the next year, including concepts from Tristan Simon, HG Sply Co.’s Elias Pope, This & That Concepts, Brooke Humphries, and Mesero. Other openings in the coming months include Orangetheory Fitness, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, and The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC. Additional parking and a state-of-the-art valet program, as well as lighting and technology upgrades, will also roll out in 2017.

About Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida.  UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit victorypark.com or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas,facebook.com/dallasvictorypark and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.

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Trees: A society grows great… opening August 19 at Valley House

OH HAPPY DAY Lu Ann Barrow oil on canvas

A society grows great when old men plant Trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

This Greek Proverb is the inspiration for our upcoming exhibition on the theme of TREES. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

JOIN US for the opening reception on Saturday, August 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

PREVIEWS BEGIN next Tuesday, August 15, as we are painting the gallery walls and waxing the cork floors this week!

EXPLORE the exhibition online at www.valleyhouse.com

Lilian Garcia-Roig Hyperbolic Nature: Extreme Maple oil on canvas

TWO LECTURES AND A TOUR are planned in conjunction with the exhibition:

Native Plants for Birds, Lecture by Dr. Tania Homayoun, Urban Biologist, Dogwood Canyon, Wednesday, August 23, 7:00pm

A Passion for Texas Native Trees, Lecture by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, Thursday, August 31, 7:00pm

Tour of Dogwood Canyon for Valley House Patrons, Saturday, September 2, 10:00am

As the long days of summer stretch through August, we invite you to enjoy a respite from the heat under the shade of our trees, and revive with art and nature!

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl Vogel and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery

6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441

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Over, Under and Beyond: Fort Worth Weavers Guild biennial show Sept. 9-30

The Fort Worth Weavers Guild biennial show is always a beautiful event. There will be handwoven items of silk, wool, cotton, and even some surprise elements. These fibers are woven into scarves, towels, wall hangings, rugs and sculptures. The members of the guild go all out to show their best work!

Location: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Date: September 9-30, 2017

Opening Reception: September 9, 6-9 PM

For more about the guild, see the website: https://fortworthweaversguild.org/

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Candy Man: Ben Willis, Candy Castle and Signs at Fort Works Art

August 2 – September 9, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday August 5, 2017 6pm – 9pm
Childhood fantasy and fun burst to life as Fort Works Art welcomes the return of artist Ben Willis and his deliciously vibrant new exhibition Candy Man to Fort Worth from August 2 – September 9, 2017. This family-friendly exhibition/installation invites audiences of all ages to savor in Willis’s one-of-a-kind artistic confections with the same excitement and sense of adventure inspired by Hasbro’s classic board game. Candy Man is an immersive experience in pattern and color and designed to satisfy the artistic appetite of each viewer with its mouthwatering collection of bold abstractions.Along with being a recognized artist in his own right, Willis has established his reputation as a preparator with an eye for assembling captivating artistic collections. Together with his own Candy Man exhibition, the talented Arizona-based artist, has curated the secondary Candy Castle show and populated it with works by a lineup of notable artists. A direct reference to the original board game, Candy Castle serves to house a treasure trove of “objects” that have proven especially compelling to Willis over the course of his career. With a special emphasis on sculptural works that help to balance the paint-driven pieces found in Candy Man, Willis states “All of the [Candy Castle] artists I have admired for some time now and I believe their work relates and can carry conversation with my pieces.” Featured Candy Castle artists include, Derick Smith, Dan Lam, Christina West, Adam Hillman, Sean Augustine March, Sean Newport, Rachel Goodwin, Wheron, and Kristina Drake.

A third component of this experiential exhibition includes painting by two highly regarded Metroplex artists, Drigo and Brennen Bechtol. The two artists will hand-paint title walls for the Candy Man and Candy Castle shows in their representative styles. Both dealing with signs in their own respective works, Bechtol and Drigo’s colorful title walls will provide an additional installation element to the already vibrant exhibition. Like the nostalgia evoked by childhood memories of visiting a candy store for the first time, Willis commented “…I want this show to feel like oh my god, how did they get all of these wonderful things together in one space?”

 

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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1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists

Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society.

Keller, TX – The first annual Keller Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 pm, will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Location: Old Town Keller West

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and professional entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk. For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.

 

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August news for you from CADD

August Openings &
Other Events

Visit our Website: http://www.caddallas.net/

August 5 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

Glimpsed Through Liquid: A solo show of new works by gallery artist Graham Caldwell 

 
Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

 

 

Shed Some Light: A solo show of new works by Carmen Menza in the project space

 

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

 

Per Diem​: Rosalyn Bodycomb, Vincent Falsetta, Kirk Hayes, Stephen Lapthisophon, Marcelyn McNei​l & ​
Roberto Munguia ​Opening Reception: August 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 12, 2017

 

Mi Cuerpo Non Està Aquí (My Body Isn’t Here): Hellen Ascoli & James Sullivan

Opening Reception: August 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 12, 2017

New Texas Talent XXIV: Curated by Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts CEO

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: September 2, 2017

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) Annual Juried Membership Exhibit and RADAR III:
Juried artists CAC members featuring multiple art disciplines. RADAR III- featuring artists Bill Holmberg, Sandra Lara and Megan Ping

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: September 2, 2017

August 12 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Cups are Emotion: Mary Jo Karimnia

Paper Flower Workshop & Artist Talk:
Saturday, August 12, 2:00pm

Cups are Emotion: Mary Jo Karimnia

Artist Reception: August 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: August 19, 2017

August 17 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Join us on August 17th from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Ro2 Art Gallery
 
1501 S Ervay St.,

Dallas, TX, 75215, USA


3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

August 18 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

CHAOS!!!!!: 5th Annual Small Works Show
Closing Reception: August 18, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: August 19, 2017

August 19 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

500X, UTD, & Central Track
a hard placeCurated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly: 
Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE)

 
Opening Reception: August 19, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: September 24, 2017

 

2017 500X Members’ Exhibition: Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt

 
Opening Reception: August 19, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: September 24, 2017

TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb)

Opening Reception: August 19, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: September 16, 2017

August 26 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

Fruit Efficiency: Gary Farrelly + Chris Dreier 
Opening Reception: August 26, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: September 23, 2017

August 31 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Can You Get That To Me By Wednesday?: Austin Sparks

Opening Reception: August 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: July 18, 2017

CONTINUING

SUMMER 2017: A selection of works from the gallery’s program


On view through: August 5, 2017

Gallery open by appointment through August 31st

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Michael and Ron Heinlen: Photography Exhibit at JM Gallery

Join JM Gallery August 5, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography from Michael and Ron Heinlen.

 

JM Gallery is pleased to present works by Ron and Michael Heinlen, father and son photographers who look for the extraordinary hidden within the seemingly ordinary. Ron’s camera is his constant companion, and he collects images from around the world. Many of his photographs capture everyday city scenes—a man eyeing produce in a Boston storefront or a pair of beggars in Beijing—that appear fleeting, but reveal a sense of the shared humanity we too often forget. Michael finds beauty in ordinary and decayed forms, like the graceful lines and shadows of telephone wires or the suggestive patterns of crumbling concrete and broken glass in an abandoned building. He photographs common objects that we may “see” but that remain unseen, re-visioning them into novel forms and exposing the grace that surrounds us. Whether by memorializing the routine or by shifting perspectives, both father and son focus on the commonplace and elevate their subjects.

30% of all sales from this show will be donated to Big Thought. For 30 years, Big Thought has collaborated with local partners to bring creative learning opportunities to youth in Dallas neighborhoods with the greatest need. Students in these high-need neighborhoods do not have equitable access to crucial out-of-school education, which widens the opportunity gap. Big Thought develops and facilitates after-school, in-school, summer, and community programs that stimulate the imagination, instill and strengthen crucial social and emotional learning skills, and impact academic achievement.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic] opens Sept 9 at PDNB

COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic]

September 9 – November 11, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm

This great state of Texas is well known for its legendary history of oil discovery, but more importantly, Texas is known for expanding the myth and of the Cowboy. The cowboy culture will be the theme of PDNB’s upcoming group exhibition, with photographs by Bank Langmore, John Langmore, Chris Regas, Jeremy Enlow, John Stryker and Edward S. Curtis. The exhibition will be on view from September 9 – November 11, 2017 with an opening reception , Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

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FWCAC: First Friday, August 4, 2017 Receptions

Opening Receptions at FWCAC: August 4th 6pm – 9pm

For images and more information on these exhibits, go to http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions

12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit
Friday August 4, 2017 –
Wednesday August 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, August 4, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Fort Worth Camera Club
Friday August 4, 2017 –
Sunday July 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, August 4, 2017; 6 – 9pm

T.A.C. Impromptu Invitational
Friday August 4, 2017 –
Sunday July 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, August 4, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Try Not to Stare
Friday August 4, 2017 –
Sunday July 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, August 4, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Recombinant Abstraction
Friday July 7, 2017 –
Wednesday August 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, July 7, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Familiar Faces
Friday July 7, 2017 –
Thursday July 27, 2017

Reception for Artists, July 7, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Colorful Brain
Friday August 4, 2017 –
Wednesday August 30, 2017

Reception for Artists, August 4, 2017; 6 – 9pm

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 Reception & Awards August 5 at ArtCentre of Plano

The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category.

Presented by Plano Art Association http://www.planoartassociation.com/

Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano https://www.artcentreofplano.org

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Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color opening Sept. 16

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color from September 16 through October 21, 2017.

A celebrated painter for over forty years, Richard Hickam’s vibrant works have been exhibited in museums across the United States. Transitioning from photorealistic paintings to large-scale abstracts to figurative abstractions, Hickam’s style, technique, and influences are constantly evolving.  Whether it be the quirky and convention-breaking features of his human subjects, or his vivid jewel-toned abstractions, Hickam continues to explore the bold manipulation of color and brushstroke as the main subjects of his paintings. The topic of numerous publications, Hickam’s rich palette and accomplishments as a master of characterization have brought him recognition as a historically significant American painter.

An opening reception will be held at Bivins Gallery on September 16, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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“Strong Color” – Avery Kelly & Steve Uriegas exhibit in Keller

Avery Kelly and Steve Uriegas share their talents as palette knife painters in the August public art show at Keller Town Hall. The Keller Public Arts program is pleased to highlight their art for this month long event from August 2nd through August 30th. The larger than average paintings will take your breath away with the bold color and individual subjects. 

“Miss Kelly’s work centers on the beauty and energy of the natural world. Specializing in oil painting and relief printmaking, she strives to convey a sense of joy and mystery through her work.”

“My current style, I coined Angular Expressionism, came by way of trial and error. The most important element of the technique is the use of pallet knives only, no brushes. It’s a process that took me a couple of years to develop and at this point I’m very comfortable in it. It’s an application that is systemized and choreographed. With this framework in place, I’m provided the liberty to search deeper for new ideas and concepts. It provides a structure I can work within using the canvas as my page and colors as my words. The reason I paint is because it gives me a way to express myself without the absoluteness of words.”

Join Avery and Steve for an Evening with the Artists, Thursday, August 10th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall. Enjoy the music of the Southlake Community Band on the back patio, share refreshments and exchange in conversation around the art.

For more information please contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or call 817-743-4000. Visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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INCRESCENT: VALA COLLECTIVE | Opening Reception 8/3 @BlueHouseToo

Visual Arts League of Allen Presents:

INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD  6-8 PM @BlueHouseToo 

Our first member artist show curated and created
by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen.

Increscent (adj.) accruing; becoming gradually greater; growing in size or effect

Exhibit Runs: Friday, August 4th – Sunday, September 3rd

Visit Our Website for More Information

ART Details by:L

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New mural in Plano designed by Will Heron makes Its mark

If you’ve driven down 15th Street these past 2 weeks, you’ve probably noticed the latest addition to the arts district: a colorful mural on the wall of Georgia’s Farmers’ Market.

The mural, a product of the Downtown Mural Project http://www.planomural.com/, uses visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history by incorporating historical elements inspired by Plano’s past. Each of the mural’s five columns is a different color and focuses on elements from historic photos of Plano, submitted by residents earlier this year.

This is the first of three murals to be painted in Downtown Plano this year. Local artist Will Heron is the mural’s designer. He has designed and worked on several other murals in the DFW area since founding the art collective WHERON – http://www.wheronart.com/.

If you haven’t already had a chance, head to downtown to see this new piece of art for yourself!

Don’t miss it at the August 10th Art & Wine Walk   – 2nd Thursday of the Month 5-9:15 pm. For Tickets see http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/?mc_cid=2ce68f77e6&mc_eid=3f53ac9516

–from Arts District News – August issue. You can subscribe to the free email newsletter.

 

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IAA’s 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Exhibit – reception Aug. 6

Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017

Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm

Invitation: Facebook

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving  directions

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Original hand-pulled prints, collages and small assemblages  created by 17 IAA and guest artists:

Sharlann Adams, Selena Dixon, Brett Dyer, Sharon Giles, Daniele Jones, Jean Knauber, Jeane Mcintosh, Brenda Mattioli, Junanne Peck, Kathleen Ramirez, Ben Schoenekase, Una Scott, Linda Shotwell, Wendi Vallares, VET, Renee Wallace, and Jennifer Wester.

Brochure: click here

A representative sample of the artwork in this exhibit is posted at http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/08/iaas-2017-printmaking-collage-assemblage-exhibit-reception-aug-6/

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August at 500x Gallery – Opening Receptions 8/19

Gary Farrelly – _parliament tower _Malaysia___ 2017_ embroidery on commemorative postcard_ 15 x 10 cm

August at 500x Gallery | Opening August 19th
 
a hard place
downstairs gallery
2017 500x Members Exhibition
upstairs gallery
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226
 
August 19 – September 24, 2017, Reception: August 19th, 7-10pm

Gary Farrelly – _parliament tower _Malaysia___ 2017_ embroidery on commemorative postcard_ 15 x 10 cm

Downstairs / Main Gallery:
a hard place

Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly

Featured artists:

Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).
A hard place brings together work by artists and architects from Germany, Ireland, France and Italy as well as a piece by Dallas’s Cunningham Architects produced especially for the show.  A unifying concern in the work is the legacy of post-war modernist architecture. The artists of a hard place employ highly divergent strategies across a wide variety of media to explore the theme. The exhibition includes video art, photography, drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture, sound recordings and the written word.

Left to right, top to bottom: Ashley Whitt, Molly Dierks, Chris Ireland, Ross Faircloth

Upstairs Gallery: 500X Member’s Exhibition

Featured artists:

Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese,
and Ashley Whitt.
500x is kicking off the new season with the 2017 annual members show.  This exhibition will be showcasing a variety of content and style that is representative of our members.  We will also be welcoming the addition of several new members to 500x Gallery. As the oldest artist run co-op in Texas, the idea of collaboration, finding fresh talent and building community is what this current group hopes to continue to foster. Come out and help us kick off the 2017 season!

 

More information on upcoming exhibitions can be found on the 500x website. 

500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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SEVEN: FIBERS opens August 19 at the Art Room

Artwork: “Days and Connections” Jennifer Cummings, 2016, Silkscreen pigment on hand woven cotton and linen, boucle, wool/mohair blend yarn.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” 
On exhibit August 19th – September 13th 
Opening August 19th
With Reception 6-9pm 

The ART ROOM

Located at 2712 Weisenberger Street, We’re back, and at our original location, too! After a long and much-needed hiatus, we’re excited to show an extraordinary group of fiber artists.

Art Room is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition “SEVEN: FIBERS”, representing the work of local and regional artists, including Sheryl Anaya, Taylor Barnes, Molly Beaufait, Jennifer Cummings, Casey Galloway, and Rebecca Shewmaker.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” features six female fiber artists who focus on materials, methodologies, and manual labor as part of the works’ significances. Through the delicate weaving, sewing, and construction of fabrics, paper, thread, and yarn, the artists re-contextualize domestic, functional forms into two and three-dimensional works of art that exhibit significant meaning and prioritize aesthetic value over utility. As the artists explore the tactile fiber art medium, they prolifically examine themes of the female body, peace within the landscape, and the connection between the artist’s hand and materials.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” will run through September 13, 2017. Gallery hours are by appointment only. For additional information please contact Nathan Madrid, Katie Murray, or Deedra Baker at artroomfw@gmail.com, and visit our website www.artroom.space for more information about upcoming shows and to join our mailing list. An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase.

2712 Weisenberger Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

AFTER PARTY:
Stay late and join us for an after party, featuring the Brooklyn based Yarnbomber, London Kaye, and dance to the tunes of DJ Ronnie Heart, while sipping on beverages from the cash bar all while continuing to enjoy the beautiful artwork. It’s going to be a fun and wild time!

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CAC presents 2017 Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

CAC PRESENTS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW AT MARY TOMÁS GALLERY
Shows Features 29 Artists Showcasing Diversity of Offerings at Dallas Visual Arts School
DALLAS, TX – July 26, 2017 – The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its Annual Juried Membership Show from Saturday, August 5th through Saturday, September 2nd at MaryTomás Gallery in the Design District. The show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 5th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

“Unchained,” Beth Gardenhire.

 

 In its sixth year at Mary Tomás Gallery, the show has flourished. “Mary Tomás Gallery is thrilled to host CAC’s Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. With over 150 artworks submitted, I have been privileged to witness an increase in the quality of work selected,” said Mary Tomás, gallery director. “The juried exhibition has become more prestigious and the competition greater. This exhibit has definitely become a highlight that our patrons look forward to every year.”

Ann Rowley “Dancing Colors”

“Serina dal Laguna,” Terri Thoman.
Artists included in the show are: Bada Bell, Elizabeth Bentley, David Blow, Roger Bohuslav, Christopher Brown, Jean Cofer, Julie England, Beth Gardenhire, Rasika Jirwankar, Vidya Rani Kandunuri, Sarah Manning, Nan Martin, Vikki Martin, Donald Matheson, Patrice Miller, Kelly Morris, Jim Price, Celine Raphael-Leygues, Ann Rowley, Courtney Sanborn, Alfredo Santesteban, Matthew Scott, Jerry Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Terri Thoman, Jennifer Thompson, Sarah Wandrey, Jamie Weisbrod and Jessie Whipkey.
Jurors for the show were Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store, andReid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate, as well as Mary Tomás.  Funding for the show is made possible by the Office of Cultural Affairs/City of Dallas and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Mary Tomás Gallery is located at 1110 Dragon, Dallas, TX, 75207, 214-727-5101. Hours for the gallery are Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday fromnoon to 4pm or by appointment.
BACKGROUND:
CAC is a dynamic arts organization and a thriving art community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors interested in pursuing a variety of artistic mediums. More than 500 classes and workshops are offered each year in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, metal sculpture, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. Instructors include well known artists and educators whose works are in public and private collections.

CAC believes that through the creative process we build stronger communities facilitating people to re-imagine their world.   Current outreach programs, including Camp MetalHead, unseenamerica, ArtAbility and Art as a Second Language, allow challenged or underserved children, teens and adults build their creative confidence, transforming lives along the way.  CAC ensures not only quality instruction, but inspiration and support for beginning, emerging and established artists.

For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at 214/320-1275 orwww.creativeartscenter.org

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