Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

Joshua West: I, A stranger at Haley-Henmann

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Joshua West   Friend or Foe, 2017 mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 36 inches

JOSHUA WEST

I, A stranger

June 1 – July 8, 2017

Opening reception:  Saturday, June 3, 5-8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212214-532-3225 and visit www.haleyhenman.com

 

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Christina Yielding at Frisco Fine Art

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes local modern artist Christina Yielding on Saturday, May 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Then, on Sunday, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., we will celebrate Memorial Day with live painting demonstrations by Christina. Refreshments will be served.

Christina began painting 15 years ago. Her innovative techniques for creating her mixed-media paintings include using a variety of scrapers rather than brushes. Painting solely on wood, Christina builds a custom frame around every gorgeous piece. Her work has been featured in both solo and group shows throughout  the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “The boundless and infinite nature of this work frees my imagination and silences my thoughts to allow for happy accidents infused with a measure of grace that influence the finished project.”

For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917 or visit www.friscofineart.com. Frisco Fine Art is located at Stonebriar Center, on the upper level next to Dillards.

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May 23: Dallas Architecture Forum: “The Urban Burbs–Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
 
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 23, 2017 with “The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” moderated by Ian Zapata, a Design Director for the Dallas office of Gensler Architects.
 
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
 
The venue for the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
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“The Dallas Architecture forum is pleased to continue its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Continuing with a 20/20 theme for our 20th Anniversary season, this Panel will examine a trend for corporations to move to the suburbs, and the concurrent emergence of Dallas, Plano, Frisco and other area cities as headquarters locations for major national and international companies over the past two decades. This Panel will be especially timely as the pace of these relocations and corporate campuses has dramatically accelerated in recent years. The Panel will also project what, in the view of our Moderator and Panelists, needs to happen in the next twenty years. The result will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion for our attendees.”

Joining Zapata as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
 
Peter J. Braster, Director of Special Projects, City of Plano
 
Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News
 
Jim Tousignant, Director of Global Real Estate , Verizon
 
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

 
The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg M. Fitzpatrick | Management Consultant and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

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Ian Zapata
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”
23 May 2017
Monday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Venue:  NOTE LOCATION
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre 
 
The built landscape of the Dallas area has been profoundly impacted by two distinct trends: The move away from downtowns and the emergence of Texas as a national headquarters destination.
 
How have corporate landscapes changed over the last twenty years and how have they influenced the quality of life of our city and the character of our communities? “The Urban Burbs” will look at the evolution of suburban corporate campuses and the future of work in Dallas.  Important factors that will be discussed include amenity rich environments, a sense of community desired by employees of these companies, and the maturation of the suburbs including opportunities for recreation, entertainment, the arts and culture.
About the Moderator:
 
Ian ZAPATA
Ian Zapata is a Design Director in the Dallas office of Gensler, where he also mentors design talent and champions excellence and innovation.  Zapata has vast experience in aviation, hospitality, corporate campus and commercial office planning and design. He favors a multi-disciplinary approach and is interested in what happens when design theory and user experience intersect. Zapata is guided by the belief that the smallest, most anonymous project should have the same level of attention, quality and passion as the largest most prominent one. Mr. Zapara is also President of the Board of Directors of The Dallas Architecture Forum, a recognition of his design leadership by his colleagues throughout Dallas.
 
Panelists:
 
Peter J. Braster
Peter J. Braster is the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects.  Located in the Office of the City Manager, the Special Projects position was created to bridge economic development and real estate development in Plano.  Currently, Mr. Braster oversees the ongoing redevelopment of Downtown Plano; is the ombudsman for the $3 billion Legacy West development; and will lead the City’s retail redevelopment program.
 
Before joining the City of Plano, Mr. Braster was the City of Carrollton’s Senior Development Manager.  He was the city’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Manager, and negotiated and managed Carrollton’s first public/ private partnership and promoted TOD and economic development in Carrollton’s three transit centers. He also led Carrollton’s development projects such as the 80-acre Project Raiford; the City’s multi-family redevelopment project at Crosby road; and several other special projects.  Mr. Braster has over 30 years of public and private experience. He began his career in civil engineering by working on large transportation projects including several highway, airport, and light rail systems in New York and California.  Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the North Texas Urban Land Institute TOD Product Council, and the International Economic Development Council.
 
 
Steve Brown
Steve Brown is the long-time Real Estate Editor for the Dallas Morning News.  In that role, Steve is one of North Texas’ leading voices on the ever changing and expanding real estate market related to the Metroplex.  His articles are read by thousands of our areas’ business, governmental, and civic leaders, and by many other  local residents, as well as followed around the world by those wanting to stay informed about the dynamic real estate market in the North Texas.   Steve is highly respected by his peers around the United States, and was elected last year as President of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.  
 
 
Jim Tousignant
Jim Tousignant is a real estate executive with over 26 years of corporate real estate experience.  Jim is responsible for the Real Estate initiatives and transactions for Verizon companies throughout the United States.   Verizon has a diverse portfolio of over 100 million square feet in over 6,000 properties, including office, warehouse, land, retail and technology space.  Transaction volume in 2016 is expected to include over 800 contracts at a combined value of over $1.5B.  Currently leading several strategic initiatives including; a flexible office program, co-working, condo development and a sale/lease-back program.
 
Jim has career experience in all areas of real estate, including; property management, design and construction, strategic planning, furniture and real estate transactions.  He has provided strategic planning and organizational consulting both domestically and internationally, and is viewed as an expert in outsourcing strategies, portfolio optimization, real estate development and contract negotiations.
 
 
About The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org
 
Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed The Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to The Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for The Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to The Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
 
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon. 
 
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about The Forum, call 214-764-2406.

 
 
For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

 

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Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape at the Irving Arts Center

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April 22July 9, 2017

A group exhibition featuring eight artists who, through photography, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, explore the profoundly mysterious, elusive and imaginary qualities of the natural world and our relationship with it. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/resonance-and-memory-the-essence-of-landscape-irving-arts-center/Artists: Kathleen Elliot, Sandra Gottlieb, J.J. L’Heureux, John Lyon Paul, Rebeca Calderón Pittman, Gerry Tuten, Gail Watkins, and Martin Weinstein.

Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours:

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

Irving Arts Center
Dupree Lobby
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062

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Open Space Opening Reception May 20

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Opening reception invitation

Open Space + Beat Rice Studios is just that, an open space that evolves to serve the art community’s needs. In its first manifestation, the space will feature noteworthy local artists alongside those actively working in their studios on site. 203 W Comstock St | Dallas, TX 75208 | openspacedallas@gmail.com

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show Reception June 10 & Award Winners

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Closing Reception & Awards   Saturday, June 10th 4:00pm5:30pm

For images of all the artwork go to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/2017-open-show-entries

AWARDS

Best of Show:  Long Black Hair by Ismail Mahmood (above)
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Oils:
First: Texas Banker by Mahto Hogue
Second:  Lazy Saturday by Steve Ko
Third:  Catch of the Day by Beverly Richmond
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Watercolor/Ink

First:  Provence by Kinji Nishikawa

Second:  Chasing the Storm by Court Bailey
Third:  A Little Bit Shy by Pamela Oldham
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Acrylic/Mixed Media
First;  At the Apothecary by Linda Akins
Second: Persian Marble by Darlia Hobbs
Third:  Free Yourself by Sharon Giles
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Three Dimensional:
First: Obscure Sole by Curtis Frederick
Second:  Up a Tree by Stormie Parker
Third:  The Call by Kimmie Hamm
Dry Media:   Richardson Art Excellence Award:  Gold leaf and Charcoal by Patrick Ollila
                      Mid-cities Excellence Award    A House Late Afternoon by Marie Maines
Honorable Mentions:
1.  Rainy Day by Sammy Tally
2.  Texas Carol by Celeste McCall
3:  Madam Monarch by Krystyna Dale
4.  Teamwork by Suzanne McNeil-Sparks
5.  Il Duomo In Florence by Jim Evans
Juror was Sarah Graham  (her website SarahGrahamArt.com)
Show Chair: Kimmie Hamm

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A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111

 

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Artspace111 is proud to present a special print preview of photographs from Jason Lee’s A PLAIN VIEW, the forthcoming book from RF Books and Film Photographic. The collection explores Texas through large format color film photographs, and will be on display June 2-18. Opening Reception on June 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

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Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to present the stunning work of nationally recognized woodturners Kevin Bassett and Gary Sanders from Saturday, June 3, to Friday, June 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Kevin Bassett’s interest in the art of woodturning evolved from his extensive study of plant pathology in his home state of Colorado, followed by a distinguished 40-plus-year career as a certified arborist. He describes his work as a collaboration with nature. “Even though I choose the shape, form and utility of a piece of a tree, ultimately the tree has its own voice. I am only a conduit through which the tree is able to speak.”

Gary Sanders, a retired firefighter from Greenville, Texas, began woodturning professionally in 1993. His artwork has been accepted into national juried woodturning exhibitions, and he has work in private collections and museums. Gary teaches locally and has conducted woodturning demonstrations across the country and in Australia. He is known for his finishing techniques and his eye for detail.

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Jorge Alegria: Supernova at Kirk Hopper

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SUPERNOVA | JORGE ALEGRÍA

May 13 – June 24, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to welcome our first solo exhibition for artist Jorge Alegría, entitled SUPERNOVA.  This exhibit will feature Alegría’s most recent drawings and opens Saturday, May 13th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

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

Supernova is a further exploration into the visual imagination of Jorge Alegría’s series, Heaven: The War of the Angels. Heaven is a series of works based on a personal fictional narrative of the same name, originating from the Bible, spanning the cosmos and centuries into the future. The new drawings represent scenes of environments, creatures, and civilizations found in events from that narrative.

Alegría’s seductively detailed drawings tap into his stream of consciousness and pull from his boyhood interests of dinosaurs, bible stories, bird watching, and ant farms to create a dark and dystopian world. The War of the Angels begins during the story of Noah, with people and animals being gathered and relocated throughout the cosmos, while a distant angel seeks revenge by inflicting catastrophe. Alegría’s drawings reveal the fragility of our own reality and how disconnected we have become from grace and redemption. His drawings reflect a life of complex moods for complex times.

 

Biography

Jorge Alegría is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He studied at Del Mar College and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Alegría has been exhibiting his work regionally for nearly two decades. Recent group exhibitions include the contemporary drawing biennial Texas Draws III at Southwest School of Art in 2014 and Slipstream, curated by Susie Kalil at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2016. In 2004, he and a friend started the independent art space Residence, hosting critiques, curating exhibits, and posting art reviews. The space was revived in 2013, renamed The Living Room, which featured one-night shows of selected artists. Alegría is represented in several collections, including the Art Museum of South Texas.

 

Jorge Alegría. Old Antep, 2017. 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation, May 25

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES

Presents

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation
Thursday, May 25; 7 pm 

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts.

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

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Thursday, May 25

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation

 

Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
For this special presentation, Aitken and Vergne discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to 20th-century avant-garde art, cinema, and experimental music; the nature of creativity in the 21st century; the possibilities for artmaking within our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary world; and other ideas central to the artist and the exhibition. Within this conversational context, Aitken will also introduce the filmic documentation of his most recent project,Mirage. Mirage is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape. 
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LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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SOLUNA at the Crow Collection: Struck’s Soundscape We Know You’ve Got Soul

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MAY 16 – JUNE 4 
We Know You’ve Got Soul

 

Henri Scars Struck’s meditative soundscape, entitled We Know You’ve Got Soul, is inspired by our current exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, and the Crow Collection’s architecture.

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We Know You’ve Got Soul confronts traditional and contemporary art practice and Eastern and Western sensibilities.This project is co-commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family, SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

 

 

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May 19th in the Dallas Arts District: DMA Late Nights & Nasher ’til Midnight

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Friday, May 19, 2017  https://www.dma.org/programs-late-nights
6:00 p.m.–midnight
$15 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$10 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Come dressed as Frida Kahlo and your May Late Night ticket will be $5. (The México 1900–1950 exhibition will require an additional ticket.)

Stay late and explore Mexican art and culture through music, talks, tours, films, food, and family activities. Be sure to visit the exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

DMA Members: Check in at the main Visitor Services Desk to get your DMA Member wristband and gain access to special members-only activities throughout the night.

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’til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. Guests have the opportunity to participate in progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view Roni Horn andManuel Neri: Recent Acquisitions from the Artist’s Trust.

Beginning this season, presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B will offer special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.361.5577 by 4 pm on the Wednesday before the event.

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Oak Cliff’s Annual Visual SpeedBump Art Tour for 2017

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Saturday May 20th Noon – 6 pm 

The artists of Oak Cliff welcome you into their homes and studios for the annual Visual SpeedBump Art Tour. Come out and see artists in their natural habitat and be amazed by all the creativity. This one-day event is Free and open to the public. Printed maps will be available at each stop.

 

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For a photo-heavy coverage of the 2016 Tour, see Dallas Art Revue’s review at http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/art-crit/Here_Lately/ArtHereLately-022.html#speedbump

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, June 25th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the UNT Lightwell Gallery, at 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX.  (Please note that this reception has changed from May 21st To JUNE 25th). As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

 After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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El Centro College Art Students Create Artwork Inspired by “CIRCUS 1903”

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(May 16, 2017) Dallas, TX – Twelve El Centro College Art students, under the direction of Omar Hernandez (Art Program Coordinator), designed 12 framed art pieces using various mediums that will be on display during the entire run of CIRCUS 1903. The musical, which is showing at Music Hall at Fair Park, runs May 23- June 4.

Their assignment was to create a symbolic motif/logo/design based on the musical/performance Circus 1903. Using the techniques, and lessons from the class along with additional techniques, create a digital design that can either, directly reference:

  • the characters
  • music
  • history
  • style
  • concepts of the performance

Students whose artwork is featured in the display are: Francisco Gonzales, Marco Sanchez, Alejandro Subialdea, Eduardo Bermudez, Daniel Castillo, Hunter Cave, Stephanie Hastings, Alexis Jimenez, Natalie Kessel, Christopher Martinez, Luis Morales and Jerry Sharp.

The Art Department of El Centro College provides a wide range of courses including studio and lecture classes. Studio classes in both 2-D and 3-D media are offered including drawing, painting, photography, design, jewelry & small metals, sculpture and ceramics. These classes are essential coursework for the student pursuing a degree in a creative field, and they supply the student with valuable foundation skills. Students are encouraged to engage in personal artistic exploration, and engage in community activities such as exhibitions and collaborations.

For more information go to www.elcentrocollege.edu/art

El Centro College is a sponsor of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.

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Single tickets for CIRCUS 1903 are now on sale online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Mini Packs are also available online or may be ordered by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning214.346.3300 or through fax at 214.691.7386. Season subscribers and other patrons who have questions about their tickets can call The Box Office at214.691.7200.

About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent non-profit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education, and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit the website at www.dallassummermusicals.or

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Main Street Fest in Grapevine May 19-21

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“33rd Annual Main St Fest”

Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine’s 33rd Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, May 19, 20 and 21, 2017. Held along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, guests will experience new and returning favorites at this event, with a special emphasis on craft brew tasting experiences.

More Information Here

Enjoy shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine as well as a variety of Artisan and Marketplace vendors throughout the festival. Take your kids to the museum exhibits, or to KidsWorld for exciting activities and shows, and don’t forget about the Carnival & Midway! Enjoy non-stop live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the festival, as well as a variety of craft brew experiences and wine pavilions.

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Ann DeRulle, Artist of the Month at the Geometric MADI

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Champagne Reception for June Artist of the Month Ann DeRulle June 11, 2 p.m.

Inspired by studies in sacred geometry, Dallas-based artist Ann DeRulle will be exhibiting unique and evocative multidimensional wall sculpture/paintings during the month of June.

Each mixed-media piece offers a symbolic spiritual message and emanates life-enhancing, transformational energies.

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In recent years, Ann’s art has been exhibited extensively throughout the D/FW Metroplex, has garnered numerous awards and graces private collections throughout the U. S.

Mark your calendar now to attend the FREE reception and be inspired, uplifted and perhaps enlightened by Ann’s art and interactive discussion.

RSVP on Facebook

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About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

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

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Art Exhibit and Reception: A Moment in Cuba | Amy McMurry

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The images captured by McMurry during her stay in Cuba express her observations of the people of the island. She found them to be resourceful, artistic, outgoing, and dynamic. Every piece represents a different moment in Cuba. Every moment is just that, a fleeting passage of time. In the blink of an eye, or the click of a camera shutter, everything changes. A Moment in Cuba is McMurry’s work that shares the beauty witnessed during her visit. The exhibit runs through June 24, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, June 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com for more information.

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The Nasher presents Roni Horn’s Glass Sculptures

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First American museum exhibition of artist’s large-scale glass sculptures

DALLAS, Texas (March 20, 2017) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces its
2017 summer show Roni Horn, featuring large scale, cast glass works by the
American artist. The exhibition will be on view May 20 – August 20, 2017.

Encompassing sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, and artist’s books, Roni
Horn (b.1955) has created a rich body of work over nearly four decades that has
already left a significant mark on contemporary art. Sculpture is an important aspect
of Horn’s oeuvre, and the artist frequently includes three-dimensional works in her
photography and drawing installations. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale
cylindrical cast glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum’s main
gallery. It will be the artist’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010
and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture.

“Roni Horn is one of those rare artists that can carry the vocabulary of many
mediums with equal aplomb, always with mesmerizing efficiency and sharp
intelligence,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “Her projects related to language, the
body, and place encourage a thoughtfulness akin to contemplation, and these large
glass sculptures are no exception. Though physically heavy, the seductive
translucence and polished surfaces of these solid glass works’ tease our powers of
perception, suggesting uncanny liquid depths and challenging us to be ever more
present to experience.”

Horn began making cast glass sculptures in the early 1990s. Created through a
labor- and time-intensive process, the works require three to four months to
complete. With their abstract forms and industrial fabrication processes, her
sculptures often borrow from the visual language of Minimalism, though Horn
imbues her work with personal meaning and references that distance it from the
strict autonomy characteristic of Minimalist sculpture. Her work instead acts as a
critical bridge connecting Minimalism and Post-Minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s
to contemporary art-making practices today. Within the Nasher galleries, her
sculptures will be infused with light, calling attention not only to their volumetric
forms, but also the reflective and translucent qualities of glass. The works in Roni
Horn defy traditional definitions of glass art, expanding the genre into the realm of
sculpture laden with weight and presence.

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About the Nasher Sculpture Center: Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Gormley, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and Shapiro, among others. On view in the light-filled galleries of the Renzo Pianodesigned building and amid the garden grounds are a rotating selection of works 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 +1 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org from the Collection, as well as important exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture. Conceived for the exhibition, study, and conservation of modern and contemporary sculpture, the Nasher Sculpture Center also presents a diverse array of educational and cultural programs in dialogue with the Collection and special exhibitions. It is also the home of the Nasher Prize, an annual, international award that is presented to a living artist in recognition of a significant body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture. In addition to the indoor and outdoor gallery spaces, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store. Location: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75201 Hours: The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members, children 12 and under, and all members of police and fire departments with proper ID. Admission includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.

 

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Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth – Monthly Outing- May 20th

The moring sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The morning sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Let’s Sketch Irving Convention Center!

Greetings sketchers!

Our next sketch outing for Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth will be 10:00am Saturday, May 20th at the Irving Convention Center. The Irving Convention Center is a 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) facility located on a 40 acres (16 ha) tract in Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. The center is a piece of Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture. The building is recognized for its unique architecture and vertical design….for more info about the place please visit – https://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/.

We will meet in front of the center address – 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039 at 10:00am. We’ll start with introductions and announcements, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or in groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene at 12:30 pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo. Hang around for lunch if you can.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?
1.  There are no rules.
2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.
3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.
5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at sudeepkatt@gmail.com.  Please join us!

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe.  For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

Note: the local chapter has a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketchersdfw/

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Join us May 18 for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour

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CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS
Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!
Join us Thursday, May 18th, from 5:30-7:00 pm
CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
This month’s event will take place at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art.
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Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
1415 Slocum Street #105
Dallas, TX 75207
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 and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

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DOUBLE EDGED opens May 13 & PLANTASTIC May 18 at Circuit 12

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DOUBLE EDGED // A SUMMER GROUP SHOW

CIRCUIT12 PRESENTS A SUMMER GROUP SHOW OF NEW WORKS BY NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND DFW BASED ARTISTS:
REVOK, RACHEL OWENS, PAUL ANTHONY SMITH, LAUREN SILVA, KRIS PIERCE, JIMMY BAKER, MANNY PRIERES AND AMBER RENAYE.

ON VIEW MAY 13 – JULY 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017. 6 – 9 PM
CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX 75207

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, IMAGES, OR QUESTIONS CONTACT
INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

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PLANTASTIC // A POP UP EXHIBITION

CIRCUIT12 & PRIMER PRESENT A POP UP EXHIBITION BY SHAMSY ROOMIANI

THURSDAY MAY 18, 2017 6 – 9 PM
CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX 75207

Dallas’ floral goddess Shamsy Roomiani is sprouting at Circuit12 for her pop up exhibition PLANTASTIC May 18, 6pm. The exhibition will feature new work, fluorescent Shamstones, nature Specimens, plants and the release of a limited edition book published by Circuit12, signed and numbered by the artist.

Shamsy Roomiani is native Texas visual artist who is inspired by the natural world. She received a Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and a BA in Marketing from The University of North Texas. She works in various art forms such as printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation art. In addition to being a maker, Shamsy teaches workshops in DFW and hosts print and paper related events for companies such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, Neiman Marcus, West Elm, and NorthPark Center. She has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The North Texan, The Star Telegram, DMagazine, and the Observer. Her most recent solo exhibition was Botanica Spectrum at Eastfield College in January 2017.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, IMAGES, OR QUESTIONS CONTACT
INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

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1811 Levee Street

Dallas, TX 75207

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S.RitterNYC returns to Ro2 Art for her annual Dallas trunk show

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Raw stones cradled by silver and bronze make up the S.RitterNYC adornment aesthetic. Whichever you choose, and whenever you wear, you know YOU will be in the same one-of-a-kind category as the S.RitterNYC adornment you have chosen for your life’s adventure. Wear in health, happiness and prosperity.

RSVP

Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215

 

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In Memory of Our Colleague Steve Armes

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Laglio on Lake Como, Steve Armes.

In Memory of Our Colleague…
A talented artist, Steve Armes taught Drawing Fundamentals for the past seven years at CAC and was beloved by the students he taught. He held fast to the idea that drawing is a skill that could be taught to anyone who is willing to learn, think and practice. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

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In memory of Steve a selection of his work will be on display May 11th – 19th in the CAC gallery. Please join us for a memorial/opening reception this Thursday,May 11th 6:30 pm to 8 pmstevearmes.com
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228
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Blue Skies: Geof Kern at North Park

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Blue Skies

Photographs by Geof Kern

May 8 – 31, 2017

North Park Center, Dallas TX

Artist Reception Hosted by Neiman Marcus

Thursday May 11th, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Kim Wuz Here opens May 13 at CINQ

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You’re invited to an artist reception featuring the latest series of works by artist

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017  6-9pm

CINQ Gallery
905 Dragon
Dallas, Texas 75207
more info  214.716.7646

Curator  Kristi Kirkpatrick

K I M  W U Z  H E R E

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Stylistically influenced by graffiti, torn layers of city billboards, and old building walls, artist Schmitt Thomas chooses subject matters ranging from personal to controversial, painful to provocative, ironic to bizarre. The artist explains, “Much of what I paint are stories taken from people’s everyday lives, including my own, or statements about common, yet questionable, societal behaviors that have become generally accepted as the norm. Because the “everyday” is something that often gets overlooked or seen with indifference, this body of work is filled with commotion, perplexity, exaggeration and over-simplification in order to grab the viewer’s attention and cause them to really observe, decipher, and hopefully see these everyday happenings from a new perspective.”

Kim Schmitt Thomas was born in 1970 in the Hell’s Kitchen area of NYC to two young actors, then later raised in nearby Bergen County, NJ, where she currently works and resides with her husband and 4 year old twin girls.

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O’Con, Byrd & Stephens Water Media Giclee Exhibit Reception May 13

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The Martin Place presents

Water Media Exhibition
of Very Large Giclee’ Prints
by
Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TWS, TxN
Nel Dorn Byrd, AWS, NWS, SWS
Ron Stephens, SWS TWS, TxN
These Signature watercolor artists, with varying painting styles, team up for
this show demonstrating how beautiful their watercolor and water media
paintings can be when reproduced as a very large, high quality Giclee’ prints.
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Artist Reception May 13, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
Exhibition showing May 6- May 20, 2017
The Martin Place
1799 N. Graves St.
Mckinney, TX 75069
972 548 7575
www.themartinplace.com/

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ACA Annual Award Show 2017 in May at Artists’ Showplace; Reception May 12

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May 3rd – May 31st
Reception May 12th, 6 PM to 8 PM
The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to present the Associated Creative Artists’ 2017 Annual Awards Show. ACA, founded in 1954, encourages, publicizes and promotes the creative work of its members and brings them into contact with outstanding artists, lecturers and instructors. This year’s competition will be judged by Plein Air Master Signature artist Tina Bohlman.
ACA meets on the first Tuesday of the month in Artists’ Showplace gallery at 2:00 – 4:00 PM Website: http://acadallas.org/

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Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 International Juried Exhibition

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Location: Fort Worth Central Library Atrium Gallery, 500 W. 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX


April 16 – May 27, 2017

Awards Reception: Saturday May 27, 2 to 4 pm

List of artists  http://www.swawatercolor.com/copy-of-2016-international-juried-e-1

Juror – Laurie Goldstein-Warren

AWARDS: $4000 in cash and merchandise.

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Barton Bazaar Artfest May 27-28

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Bruton Bazaar Art Fest  Saturday, 27. May 2017

2233 N Prairie Creek Rd, Dallas 75227

https://us.eventbu.com/dallas/bruton-bazaar-art-fest/2777385

In support of the art culture, we’ll be having local artists, vendors, djs, dancers come out and do their thing on May 27-28.

For artists we have a couple huge walls over at Bruton bazaar. 1 wall is for the contestants of the competition. The theme is for Memorial Day.. The other wall is just a free wall for artists to show and improve their skills. And we will also have a spot for kids to paint. Along with other kid friendly activities…
we do recommend any donations or art pieces that we could use as prizes for the competitors and also the growth of this event….

.as far as vendors. Any are welcome with a general fee of $50 dollars for both days..
5$ ice chest/cooler admission.
If you have any other questions, or to reserve your spot. Contact us a.urbanpac@yahoo.com

 

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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show & Sale May 12-14

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The Craft Guild of Dallas will present its Spring Show and Sale Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th at its Studios at Valley View Center at 13331 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75240.

This event will showcase unique, one of a kind, handcrafted works of art made by members of the Craft Guild.  You will see and have the opportunity to purchase artists’ works in jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. During the four-day Show and Sale, our studios will also be open and will feature live artist demonstrations.

The public is invited to attend the free opening night reception Friday evening, May 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. featuring live music, refreshments and shopping.

 

Friday, May 12th                       10:00 am to 9:00 pm                 

   Opening Night Reception                    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 13th                       10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 14th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Where:            Craft Guild of Dallas Studios

      Valley View Center (AMC Entrance)

                        13331 Preston Road

                        Dallas, TX 75240

(972) 490-0303                      
www.craftguildofdallas.org

www.facebook.com/TheCraftGuildofDallas

 

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Samuel Lynne Galleries To Represent Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Metis Atash

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce our exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based fine art sculptor, Metis Atash. Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”. The artist will be in attendance at the exhibition, which will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.

Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle, culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her “Punk Buddha” pieces. These unique sculptures are a fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights, which have come to redefine the meaning of living. The sculptural figures radiate a presence far greater than their child-like size, due to their sparkling materiality and strong totemic essence.

Samuel Lynne Galleries will showcase Atash’s signature series of “Punk Buddha” sculptures that have gained widespread popularity around the world. Sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals, this collection embodies the artist’s life journey, and her associations to Daoism. All her pieces are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being, and these Buddha sculptures are inspired by ancient Daoist teachings. “Dao” translates to “path” or “way of life” and Atash has ensured that her creations reflect this property. They are also a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture, as well as contemporary art history. Each “Punk Buddha” is named for an iconic figure in fashion and art – from Basquiat to Balmain, Warhol to Hermes, Kusama to Chanel. With their dazzling exteriors, each resting figure is aimed to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They are a reflection of the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, action through inaction, and they represent the duality of life – the spiritual and the physical of our beings that produce harmony within the universe.

Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has been featured in important international magazine publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living.

For additional information or to schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Kristin Rivas, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Kristin@SamuelLynne.com

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Central Arts of Bedford: Tomicon III May 12 &13

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Central Arts of Bedford presents Tomicon III May 12 &13

2816 Central Dr. #140, Bedford TX 76021

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Friday, May 12 at 6 PM

Heads up Super-fans!

This is the final farwell!
Come celebrate with us at Central as we host a farewell show for one of DFW’s premier fan-artists

Tom C Carlton!

This will be his final solo show in Texas.

There Wil be art raffles, giveaways and plenty of other swag to be had!
And of course more Tom Carlton art than you can shake a light-saber at!

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Soda Heads – a group show at The Grackle Art Gallery

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Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.

Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak

GRACKLE ART GALLERY  http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition May 21

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of North Texas’ Lightwell Gallery, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201.  As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

 This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

 To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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