Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

INTRODUCTIONS June 24 – August 26 at CWFA!

INTRODUCTIONS
MARC DENNIS | ADRIAN ESPARZA | SHERRY OWENS | ROBERT SAGERMAN

EXHIBITION DATES

June 24th – August 26th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday, June 24th from 5 – 8pm

Adrian Esparza, Sunroof, 2017, sarape, nails, wood, enamel, 82 x 164 inches

1845 LEVEE STREET, SUITE 110 | DALLAS, TX 75207

Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to introduce four new artists in this Summer’s upcoming exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. A reception will be held Sat., June 24, from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit continues through August 26.

Marc Dennis (Brooklyn): Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings. The artist cites Southern European figurative masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Manet, and Northern European still-life masters, such as Bosschaert, Davidsz de Heem, and Rachel Ruysch as influences. Dennis’ paintings often depict subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes to form a critical perspective. The juxtaposition of pop-cultural iconography and artistic masterpieces subverts our sanctified views of art history’s most noble subjects.

Dennis received his BFA from The Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Over a dozen high profile private and public collections across the U.S. possess works by Marc Dennis. These include the collections of Larry Gagosian, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Bill and Maria Bell, and Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman. Public collections include The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University.

Adrian Esparza (El Paso): Adrian Esparza explores material culture by “re-instilling lost value in found objects.” Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape. The artist reconstructs geometric forms using colorful thread from the sarape. Drawing inspiration from modern architecture, physical landscapes, and mid-century minimalist artists, Esparza depicts dramatic one and two-point perspectives to form striking dimensionality and volume.

Adrian Esparza received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. Artist residencies include ArtPace in San Antonio and the Border Art Residency in La Union. Esparza’s creative reinvention draws international appreciation from Mexico City to Berlin as well as in the U.S. Most recently, the Dallas Museum of Art featured Esparza’s pieces through the Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists Project. Esparza’s works reside in the permanent collections of multiple museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Perez Miami Art Museum.

Sherry Owens (Dallas): Sherry Owens is a prominent sculptor in the continuum of contemporary artists in Texas. Owens is known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches. She constructs dense and often chaotic forms through a labor-intensive process of carving and composing. Entwined branches transform light to expand and shift perspective. This interlacing technique mimics the delicate intricacy found in nature.

Sherry Owens received her BFA from Southern Methodist University. Owens won the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014, and was chosen as the West Texas Triangle Artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five West Texas museums. She co-founded the Emergency Artists’ Support League and served as president of the Texas Sculpture Association. Owens recently completed a large public art project for the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and India.

Robert Sagerman (Jersey City): Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates pieces that awe and impress. The artist mills his own oil paint to build layer upon layer on canvas with a palette knife. The title of each piece then corresponds to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

The artist received his BFA (1990) and MFA (1998) from Pratt Institute. A published scholar, he also holds an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute as well as an MA in Religious Studies and a PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. During this time, he recieved two fellowships, one grant, and a certificate of excellence from NYU and the Pratt Institute. Sagerman’s work has been reviewed by Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, Kunstforum International, Art News and the Atlanta Journal Constitution among many others. He is in the public collections of the Portland Art Museum, The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, and the Museum Für Konkrete Kunst.

Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

214.745.1415 | inquiries@crisworley.com | crisworley.com

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July 1st Reception for Johannes Boekhoudt, Kenneth Burris, and Doug Gray

Join JM Gallery Saturday, July 1, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring work from Johannes Boekhoudt, Kenneth Burris, and Doug Gray.

Join us this summer as we look back and enjoy a collection of works that explore meaning through abstraction. Doug Gray’s avian forms reduce nature to its essence in both shape and spirit. Arranged in groups, these ceramic birds portray—and evoke—human emotion, as they confirm the enduring power of human connection in the face of adversity. Johannes Boekhoudt similarly distills a range of emotions in his black and white drawings. He attacks the paper with forceful, aggressive lines, some of which coalesce into self portraits of an artist in a passionate struggle to find his place in the world, while others reveal a seemingly inescapable conflict between rich and poor, rulers and ruled, the elite and the common. In contrast to the explosive, spontaneous strokes of Johannes’s works, the lines in Kenneth Burris’s drawings are finely drawn and meticulously detailed. The images they convey, however, are no less expressive and no less powerful. Kenneth presents urban landscapes that combine realistic imagery (skyscrapers, power lines, satellite dishes) with fantastical details (pyramids, thorn trees, fishermen) that force us to question how we perceive our own “real” worlds. Each of these artists shares an ability to see past the surface and to express the essence of his subjects.

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.

JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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Regional Announcement of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study – June 28

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Join Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District for the event we have all been waiting for!

Learn about arts impact, including tourism and employment, in North Texas and across the nation. Business Council for the Arts in conjunction with Americans for the Arts, collaborated with local study partners on the AEP5 Study in the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville and Richardson.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

LOCATION

Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street

Dallas, TX 75201

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Banking on Art- Historic Cumby State Bank Art Exhibition July 15th

HISTORIC CUMBY STATE BANK ART EXHIBIT

FEATURING WORKS BY CURTIS FREDERICK

SATURDAY, JULY 15

3:00 TO 7:00 PM

 

History and the contemporary meet in a celebration of art and architecture at the Historic Cumby State Bank on Saturday, July 15. The 117 year-old bank building, recently renovated and restored, incorporates an abstraction of non-traditional materials and applications all within a historical context – a perfect backdrop to Curtis Frederick’s modern paintings and sculptures.

 

Frederick was born and raised in the Dallas area. Although he showed artistic promise at a young age, events would take Frederick away from his passion for many years. Fortunately, for both Frederick and the community, he has been given another opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams.

 

His paintings reflect the modernist styles of Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and William De Kooning.  Chagall’s work is a synthesis of cubism, symbolism and fauvism while Pollock and De Kooning, notable members of a group of abstract expressionists known as the New York School, liberated art from a spatial dimension to the limitless boundaries of expression.  The treatment of the human form and use of unconventional materials by artists such as Henry Moore, Tony Cragg and Doug Jeck are reflected in Frederick’s sculptures.

 

The exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 7 pm. The Cumby State Bank is located at 201 W. Main St in Cumby, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.curtisfrederickfineart.com or call 214-240-9605.

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Erin Cluley Summer 2017: Thirteen Artists opens June 24

SUMMER 2017

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 5, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY JUNE 24, 6:00-8:00PM

WORKS BY:
KALEE APPLETON
NADIA AYARI
ANTHONY GIANNINI
GARY GOLDBERG
ALISON JARDINE
RACHEL LIVEDALEN
NIC MATHIS
ANNA MEMBRINO
FRANCISCO MORENO
NIC NICOSIA
KEVIN TODORA
ZEKE WILLIAMS
PAUL WINKER

IMAGE: Anna Membrino, Undergrowth, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 72 inches.

Erin Cluley Gallery http://erincluley.com

414 Fabrication Street

Dallas, Texas 75212

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Work of HeART at Samuel Lynne Galleries, Benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children July 27

Join us for a night of art, beauty, and fashion – benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children – on July 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries.

Elle Marie Beauty and Skin Snob are partnering together to present Work of HeART. The evening will include exclusive designers launching their latest creations, celebrity models, silent and live auctions, and a luxurious night with designers, fashion and beauty vendors. Also, JD Miller, internationally acclaimed artist and co-owner of Samuel Lynne Galleries, will be creating a live painting.

Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and valet parking will be available.

Samuel Lynne Galleries   http://www.samuellynne.com/
1105 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
214-965-9027

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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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Mesquite Creative Artists June Exhibit

The Mesquite Creative Artists Association’s mission is to cultivate an atmosphere of learning, creativity, and arts through monthly art programs and art shows. You can see the fantastic array of artistry offered by the artists of the Mesquite Creative Artists in our Main Gallery now through June 30!

https://www.cityofmesquite.com/1782/Art-Gallery

Mesquite Arts Center

1527 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, Texas 75149
Ph: 972-216-8132
lgraves@cityofmesquite.com

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FWCAC Closing Reception June 29th

Closing Reception
July 29th from 7pm – 9pm
with DJ Bilal
Some recent press about one of our current exhibitions from Glasstire

Make sure you check it out before it’s gone!

https://youtu.be/LMVC64gOK7g

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Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017

Bivins Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017, on view from July 15 through September 9, 2017.

Featuring works from a diverse roster of globally and historically significant artists, as well as carefully selected, cutting-edge talent, this exhibition fosters a dialogue that bridges the boundaries of past and future. The show will feature a varied array of works from a range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and video.

BIVINS GALLERY
http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

300 Crescent Court
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: 214.272.2795
art@bivinsgallery.com

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JONES/MYERS/PIERCE opens June 24 at Craighead Green

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CAROLE PIERCE 
ANDY MYERS       
 BRYSON DAVIS JONES
Mirage
Natural Connection
Love Scare
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CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
214.855.0779
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VAL presents Eilene Carver: Targets, opening June 23

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The Visual Arts League of Lewisville Presents Targets; a solo show featuring the works of Dallas based artist Eilene Carver.

Flyer: Press Release_MCL Grand VAL_Carver Targets Series

Website http://houstoncarverfineart.com/targets/

The MCL Grand Main Gallery will feature the paintings and drawings of Eilene Carver from June 23- July 29, 2017, with the opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 7-9pm. Gallery Hours T-Sat 10-5pm.

Eilene Carver is a South Texas native. She earned her BFA in Design from Baylor University and
her MFA in painting from UC Berkeley. Her pieces have received awards and been included in
national and regional exhibitions since 1986; including such venues as Laguna Gloria Museum in
Austin, The Berkeley Art Center, Women’s Museum of Dallas, San Antonio Museum of Art,
Michael Himovitz Gallery and the Graham Horstman Gallery.

Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the United States.
Eilene has taught drawing and painting at, Napa Valley College and the Richmond Art Center, as
well as conducting artist workshops in Thailand and Russia. She is currently a professor at Collin
College.

The works of this artist are particularly relevant given the almost daily occurrence of violence
directed at individuals or groups in public venues that in previous decades would be considered
safe; schools, concerts, public rally’s, nightclubs and sporting events. Her message regarding
these issues is, “if ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

Artist statement:

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “
-Aristotle

This series is a departure from my illusionary still lives, more graphic in quality and addressing
an overtly controversial topic. Remaining is the use of symbolism to address subjects in a
surreptitious manner.

Sandy Hook served as a sort of ‘final straw.’ I sat quiet long enough after Columbine and
various similar events unfolded. I was compelled to express my feelings regarding the effects
of these experiences. The thought of ‘Small Targets’ originally came from the heartbreaking
stories of the Stockton school shooting, which took place a mere thirty minutes from UC
Berkeley where I was a graduate student. An ever-growing occurrence, I remain as shocked at
the thought of children as “targets” as I was that day. As I researched, google maps of school
shootings are filled with drop pins too numerous to count. Overlapping pins block history of
previous events, a parallel to overloaded consciousness, we collectively forget the impact of
each personal loss.

The Target was an obvious symbol to represent the random acts of violence that have become
all too commonplace. It is immediately recognizable and universally suggests a predator setting
aim on a focused subject. When I began my research three years ago, the intended topic was
school shootings – unfathomable small targets. However, as I worked through the initial
concepts, the series evolved into a broader depiction. I started to consider the more expansive
concepts of targeted violence such as: Black Lives Matter, the Pulse nightclub massacre, the
July 7th Dallas Police shootings, the Holocaust and other forms of religious persecution.
The layering of content is as interesting to me as the layers of brushstrokes. This combined
focus is ever engaging for me as a painter. Expressing the effects of light and color on forms is
a constant in my process, no matter the subject. Specific to this series, I purposed strong
physical surface texture to suggest a subtext of tumultuous movement and mood.

Aesthetically, the works that represent a specific shooting are intentionally uncomfortable,
many of these developed over a collaged target. Concerning myself less with a formally
pleasing composition, instead blatantly displaying the message over a target or ‘X’ form which
extends from one end of the canvas to the other. Unintentionally, these works developed
much darker palettes than planned, possibly due to the level of emotional involvement in their
creation. Some of the small Targets works treat the subject symbolically. These works evolved
into a more static, calm, formal space; some even contain pleasing colors and imagery.

As always, I strive for my work to be visually interesting while inspiring an introspective search for meaning. I very much agree with Max Beckman who stated, “In order to get something universal you must be very specific.” I don’t presume to provide solutions to this complicated dilemma. I desire to stir awareness to the tragic losses and hope these works spur open dialogue regarding what can be done to prevent the excessive incidents of gun violence. If ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

About the MCL Grand Theater & Center for the Creative Arts The MCL Grand is a multi-purpose facility supporting numerous arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area by providing state of the art spaces for artists to perform and display their works. In addition, each year the Grand hosts regional & national exhibits. The arts community benefits from the availability of generous classroom space for artists workshops and meetings.

The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square foot professional art gallery, a 2,400-square foot dance recital hall, 3,000 square foot black box theater and 1, 750 square feet of classrooms. The MCL Grand is in the heart of Old Lewisville, a newly revived destination spot with numerous trendy eateries and taverns surrounding Wayne Ferguson Plaza, urban park with easy access to Dart Rail, yellow line and I-35. MCL Grand 100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057.

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Solo Show[Down] opening reception July 7

“Solo Show[Down]”
July 7–27, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX  76107

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Solo Show[Down], an open-themed, all media exhibition of international artists juried by Kimbell Art Museum Curator for Asian and non-Western Art Jennifer Casler Price. The Arts Center is located in the Cultural District at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Submissions from Cuba, NYC, and Japan among locales closer to home will be on view through the month of July.  An opening reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced during the reception.

A Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $2,000 honorarium and a solo exhibition in the main gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located in Crocket Row in Fort Worth’s popular 7th Street development near the Cultural District. Concurrently, runners-up will be included in a group exhibition in the back section of the Art7.  A People’s Choice award of $250 will be awarded to a single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook during the term of the exhibition.
 
Price has curated over twenty major exhibitions since 1993. Her areas of expertise include Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, and Mayan are, among others. She most recently curated Louis I. Kahn, The Power of Architecture, a definitive retrospective of the American architect’s portfolio. A seasoned traveler, she has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

 The Arts Council was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership that would stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout the Fort Worth community. Today’s Arts Council serves and responds to the needs of local artists, arts organizations, and residents through diverse channels, each with a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth. The Arts Council manages the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through a competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program on behalf of the City. Located in one of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States the Fort Worth Community Arts Center makes its home in a striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition).  

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COLLIN COLLEGE hosts the VISUAL ARTS GUILD OF FRISCO – Reception July 27

June 20, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will host Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, a group exhibition, from July 26 through August 16, 2017.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 27.

The works from this exhibition will be selected by Dr. Clair Robertson, Professor of Art History at Collin College.

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco provides a peer network for both established and emerging artists, as well as beginning artists and art lovers. Founded in 2001, VAGF has grown to become a vital part of the North Texas arts community. Each year, they host numerous art exhibits, workshops and educational lectures for our members and the public. VAGF also has visiting artist’s talks, networking groups, and critique circles and help each artist advance their knowledge and connections within the art community. For more about VAGF, see the website http://vagf.org

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Art courses offered at Collin include 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, communication design, digital arts, drawing, figure drawing, jewelry/art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

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

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Fine Art and Antique Estate Sale at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents a fine art and antique estate sale beginning on Friday, June 30, and continuing through the month of July. Discover hundreds of paintings, including original oils, limited-edition prints, etchings and engravings; exquisite porcelain, marble and bronze sculptures; antique furniture, clocks, lamps and figurines; and much more. Prices will be 30% to 70% off retail.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special hours from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The Artists Showplace Gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the SW corner of Coit and Arapaho, in the Shops at Spanish Village. For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223. http://theartistsshowplace.com/

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“Abstract Perspective: The Art of Kathy Metcalf” June 24

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes multimedia artist Kathy Metcalf in the exhibit “Abstract Perspective”, on display from June 24 until July 8.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A native of Dallas, Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul”, giving her a sense of creativity, peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture and reflects the mood of the moment.

Frisco Fine Art Gallery
(214) 872-1917
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm

https://www.friscofineart.com/

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Texas Sculpture Association Exhibition opens July 5th at Keller Town Hall; reception July 13

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The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the Texas Sculpture Association July 5 – 26, 2017 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. City of Keller, TX 76248.

Rebecca Boatman, Karmien Bowman, Linda Chidsey, Michelle Crider, Robert English, Daren Fagan, Jerry Freid, Maureen Lumley, Ginny Marsh, Nan Martin, Kristen Penrod, Stephen Potter, Breanne Schwarz, Stan Smith, Amy Stephens, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Robertus Van Der Wege, Samuel Watson, Deran Wright will participate in the show, with a total of 53 pieces for viewing.

For more about the Texas Sculpture Association see the website: http://www.txsculpture.com/. Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or when meetings take place in the evenings. An Evening with the Artists is planned for Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 7 to 9 pm at Town Hall. All are welcome to share in the exhibit, relax and converse with refreshments and music by Joshua Page, guitarist. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com

Texas Commission on the Arts

Arts Council Northeast

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Art Exhibit: What a Wonderful World | Chris Brandley

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Lavish landscapes with vibrant colors as interpreted by Chris Brandley’s recent travel experiences in Europe are currently on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Having grown up in a military family, Brandley has a wealth of past and recent travel experiences, all of which have influenced the painter she is today. Her work will be exhibited through September 2, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit our website at ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

Meanwhile A Moment In Cuba by amy mcmurry continues through June 24.

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Art Aid Expo 2017 July 15

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The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

This one day event will occur on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Presale tickets are available for $15 or $25 at the door. Active TAC Member tickets are $10.00.

http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/Art_Aid_Expo

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Opening reception June 25 for VAGF’s Artrageous 2017

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will be hosting an Opening reception for its summer show Artrageous 2017 on Sunday June 25 from 6-8pm at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 Dallas Prkwy #200, Frisco TX )

Come to see original artworks from local and national artists. Awards for best artworks in different categories will be announced during the reception.

Free admission.

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Alternative Process Photography Artist Talk June 17 at JM Gallery

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Join JM Gallery tomorrow Saturday, June 17, at 1:30 for an artist talk with photographers Peter Blackburn, Amy Holmes George, Frank Lopez, Kathy Lovas, and Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen.

JM Gallery is excited to work with photographer and teacher Frank Lopez in presenting an exhibition of works by local photographers who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made. These artists use a variety of processes—some old, some new, and some in combination—to create images that cannot be reproduced using standard methods. Frank, for example, scratches, tears, and bleaches exposed Polaroid film and then scans and retouches the images to create abstract works that illustrate the process itself. Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen offers cyanotype images on fabric that recall ancient “wanted” posters, but present portraits of men and women standing up for victims of racial profiling and police brutality. Amy Holmes George’s ziatype prints are still lifes composed of babies, duckies, ring toys, and children’s clothing that appear at once concrete and dreamlike; familiar, yet strangely haunting. Kathy Lovas presents Police Blotter, an artist’s book in which Polaroid pinhole photographs of newspaper crime reports, school photos, and encyclopedia texts are layered to pose the questions: “Who will become a criminal?” and “Who will become a victim?” And Peter Blackburn works with gum bichromate printing, a 19th-century technique that produces rich, painterly images, to capture the energy of dance.
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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Opening reception of Adam Palmer: Sister’s Sticker Collection June 15 at The Magnolia Theatre

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OPENING THURSDAY
at The Magnolia

Adam Palmer
Sister’s Sticker Collection

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

RSVP to Sister’s Sticker Collection

About the Artist

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Chinese Brush Painting and Ikebana Demonstrations at the Irving Arts Center

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We have two exciting artist talks and demonstrations during our FREE GALLERY TOURS this month surrounding the Annual Exhibition of Chinese Brush Paintings and Ikebana. Here are the details…

  • Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 PM
    • Chinese Brush Painting demonstration from Mary Jane Sledge.
  • Thursday June 29th at 6:30 PM
    • A beginners approach to the beautiful art of Ikebana presented by Mary Ripperton.

Pictured: Oriental Brush Demo with Mary Jane Sledge and Arlene Earhart (Associated Women in the Arts, March 2017)

Guided Tours Every Thursday and Sunday!

Check the May/June tour schedule

for specifics about what will be featured each week.

Free guided tour times include:

  • Thursdays at 6:30 PM
  • Sundays at 2:30 PM

Year of the Rooster: Annual Exhibition of Chinese Brush Paintings and Ikebana

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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

3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery: Reception June 17

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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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Bowman Glass Exhibition Opening Thursday @ CAC

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THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

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CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th6:30 – 8pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Dr, Dallas, Texas 75228
2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline:Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception:August 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
CALENDAR:
  • May 30th – July 7th: Submission of artwork
  • July 21st: Accepted artists notified
  • July 26th-28th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
  • August 5th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery
  • Sept 4th & 5th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm
More info…  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4478

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Caroline Mousseau: Surrounding Isolations opens June 16 at CYDONIA

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FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce the return of Caroline Mousseau in her second solo exhibition Surrounding Isolations. The exhibition opens onFriday, June 16, 2017 and runs until Saturday, July 29, 2017. A reception will take place on June 16, from 6 to 8 in the evening at 2955 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, 76107.

CYDONIA concludes its 2016-17 exhibition year with Caroline Mousseau, the last in our all-female year of programing. The artist’s style is immediately recognizable: repetitive, thick, impasto-like brushstrokes of manipulated oil paints are painstakingly applied in repetitive strokes. The merit of her paintings is not determined by the optical experience for the viewer alone, but Mousseau also incorporates a dialogue about textures and possibilities of paint itself. Powdered pigments mixed with linseed oil are manipulated to stand on her will. Squeezed out of tube, paint is amorphous, but the artist molds, sculpts, and controls the medium to her exacting vision. Tiny, dried ridges of stacked paint lean towards the viewer in a masterful display of uniformity.

The artist describes her latest series: “These works do not strive to capture the landscape, as painting often has attempted to throughout history, but rather to exist within it.” Mousseau’s inspiration comes from the ambiguity that can be found when one cannot fully comprehend her surroundings. For her, this is the point at which representation and abstraction intersect, and the viewer can begin to “deconstruct the process of observation.” Viewing landscape, like abstraction, is an exercise in perception, noting that repetition is a recurring feature within nature.

Painting, in and of itself, is not only a medium, it is the monolithic genre within art. By choosing to work in painting, Mousseau implicitly negotiates the long history between painting, landscape, and abstraction. Applying derivative elements of these sub genres, she is able to create hybrid works. Her works are as stylistically lyrical in composition as they are Greenberg-ian in application. The Vancouverite carefully composes a large mass of undulating, ribbon-like trails on an exposed underpainting. The plane of the canvas where a viewer enters and exits is clearly demarcated. Paint doesn’t strive to be something other than itself. Weaving in and out of its own properties, each painting represents two types of the medium’s viscosity. The underpainting is flat, the material gliding on the canvas with ease; the dominant abstraction represents the second less-fluid state of paint’s materiality. Her attention to the materiality of paint demonstrates self-evident process and resulting interconnectedness to the optical experience. Her use of color is autonomous from propelling these gestures towards any true sense of representation, with palates stemming from the environs of her hometown, Winnipeg, as well as Vancouver. Titles add a playful and evocative overtone that summons imagination.

This exhibition is supported by the Fort Worth Arts Council.

Caroline Mousseau graduated as the valedictorian of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2012. She studied at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 2010. Mousseau has exhibited throughout Canada, and in 2014, she was curated in the exhibition 100 Painters of Tomorrow, with an eponymous book launch, in London and New York. In March 2015, CYDONIA mounted Mousseau’s first solo exhibition. The artist was met with strong Canadian support for her solo presentation at Art Toronto 2016. In February 2017, she was curated in a two-person presentation at Zona Maco in Mexico City entitled Another Chance to Do Right: Emerging Aesthetics Featuring Repetition, Pattern, and Rhythm. In April 2017, Mousseau was curated in her first museum appearance, abNext: Contemporary Abstraction by Emerging Canadian Artists, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Caroline Mousseau’s Surrounding Isolations opens on Friday, June 16, 2017 and runs until Saturday, July 29, 2017. The public is invited to a reception on Friday, June 16 from 6 – 8pm at 2955 Crockett Street in the Cultural District. This exhibition has select hours: 12 – 3 on Wednesday, 4PM – 8PM on Thursday and Friday, and 1PM – 8PM on Saturday. The gallery is also open by prior arrangement.

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

The gallery is closed during the month of August. We will re-open on Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 9 with Homecoming, a collective group show featuring Michael Dumontier, Micah Lexier, Trish Tillman, and Emi Winter.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

 image: bloom, 2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and CYDONIA, Fort Worth.

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Patrick Turk: The Demiurge Exhibition opens June 17 at Mystic Lyon

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Exhibition Title: Patrick Turk: The Demiurge Exhibition Dates: June 17 – October 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please join us in celebration of artist Patrick Turk’s new public art installation, The Demiurge, made possible by an Individual Artist Grant Award, funded by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. An opening reception will be held, Saturday, June 17th, from 6-9pm. The installation will be on view through Saturday, October 17th at Mystic Lyon in Houston, TX.

The Demiurge is the builder of the Universe and all things material. It is the force through which Everything is conceived and created. It is atomic and molecular. It is liquid, gas, and solid. It is bacteria, amoeba, and fungi. It is plants, animals and all of us.

Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science- fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative. Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.”

Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston. His assemblages have been exhibited throughout Houston in galleries including Art Storm, Lawndale Art Center and Rudolph/Projects/Art Scan as well as galleries in Galveston, Texas and Los Angeles, California. In 2013, he was an Artist in Residence at the Lawndale Art Center. His works have been published several times in Mung Being Magazine and include high profile commissions for the 2009 Houston Art Car Parade Poster as well as the Philokalia album cover by Golden Cities. Patrick Turk is one of 60 artists included in the 2016 book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Press), authored Robert Craig Bunch.

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The Demiurge, 2017 Installation dimensions vary hand-cut paper collage & mixed media

The Demiurge, 2017 Installation dimensions vary hand-cut paper collage & mixed media

Contact: mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com

Mystic Lyon 5017 Lyons Avenue Houston, TX 77020 713-582-1198

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2017 Hecho en Dallas continues through June 30 at the LCC

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HECHO EN DALLAS

April 13 – June 30, 2017
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of visual artists who reside in the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in the greater North Texas region. This exhibition is part of Dallas Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, held in the month of April. Opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

This year’s artists include : Ruda Anderson, Christopher Bingham, Lesley Brandt Rucker, Fannie Brito, Jose Cánepa, Filberto Chapa, Gabrielle Coben, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Jenny DeLaughter, Pablo Esparza, Cuyler Etheredge, Reyna Flores, Nicolás González, Bill Holmberg, Duke Horn, Rance Jones, Susan Lecky, Serina Lopez, Kevin Maldonado, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Zeenya Meherally, JD Moore, Juan Alberto Negroni, Marlene Núñez, Bob Nunn, Marsha Oliver Moser, Bill Ramsey, Ingrid W. Scobie, Una Scott, Armando Sebastian, Arazeli Torres, Luis Torres, Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, and Robertus van der Wege.

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Paper Works Reception – June 17 at Fort Works Art

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June 6 – June 24, 2017

Opening Reception
June 17 5-7pm

https://www.fortworksart.com/2017-paper-works-artists

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

 

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A Moment in Cuba | Amy McMurry – Reception June 16

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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.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the
Art Station, Fort Worth.

Elm Street Studio, 139 S. Elm Street, Keller, TX 76248

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm
and by appointment

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Click here to see more of Amy McMurry’s work.

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“Flow”: Fluid Abstracts by Mary Galbraith opens June 17 at Frisco Fine Art

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes local abstract artist Mary Galbraith in the exhibit “Flow”, from June 17 to July 1. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase her most recent work: stunning, fluid acrylic paintings that evoke both calm and movement. Galbraith has a solid foundation in nearly every medium. As early as high school, she was participating in painting workshops throughout Texas and became an accomplished photorealistic artist. Now an advocate for experimentation, she broke from the tight constraints of photorealism to explore the looseness and abandon of fluid acrylics.  “Now that I’ve finally stepped out of my self-imposed box, I’ve never felt more free.”

Frisco Fine Art

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards

214-872-1917

http://www.friscofineart.com

 

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Adam Knoche solo cereamics exhibition opening June 16 at Brookhaven

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Adam Knoche Gallery Opening, 6/16/17 Studio Gallery, Brookhaven Community College, Farmers Branch, TX, 6-8pm

 

Adam Knoche is a ceramic artist working and teaching in Dallas, TX. Adam received his Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from Ball State University in 2010 and his Masters of Fine Art Degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2014. Adam has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as given artist lecturers and demos including Vanderbilt University, and Potter’s Society of Canberra Australia. In 2012, Adam spent 3 months at Strathnairn Art Association in Canberra, Australia as Artist in Residence.  In 2015 Adam worked and lived in New York City at Greenwich House Pottery as Studio and Fabrications Manager and also taught courses in ceramics. Currently, Adam is Adjunct Professor of Ceramics and Instructional Specialist at Brookhaven Community College in Dallas, TX.

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Artist Statement

I am always conscious of my place in the landscape and my impact on the environment. In my work I respond to visual influences that reflect time through cyclical natural processes. My work has been influenced by information gathered at various “sites”, places in the natural environment that I have responded to visually. The connection of the natural in conjunction with mechanized systems that we as humans are a part of, influence my work.  I am interested in how we as human beings in the 21st century interact with the landscape. We often have the best intentions in mind but in actuality we cause more harm than good. Through the tangible experiences that shape our lives we see life, death, decay, and rebirth. These extremes in life and nature make me aware of my own impermanence and just like the highest mountains whither to sand so will my body turn to dust. I make objects that represent these natural processes of time and life and show a depleted barren depiction of the future of our fragile landscape.

The idea of time in my work is activated on two levels, one of actual time that I occupy and also geological time that has come before me and will continue long after I’m gone. I am interested in the current time in history in regards to the human interaction and neglect of stewardship to the land that we all share. Whether that is the depletion of natural resources or the over excavated landscape in search of these finite materials. The landscape in which we are currently observing is being transformed by human interactions rather than geological time. Through this process our civilization is altering and shaping the vary planet that we all inhabit and re writing our own geological history in the dirt.

My work has a sense of artifact with a raw natural appearance. I respond to artifactual quality of my work on a visceral and conceptual level. I see the artifact as being able to speak not just about change but also about context and content of a civilization.  I use hand built and mold processes to create an environment for the clay to react naturally to the elements of the firing. To allow the clay to do what in nature it would without my interaction. I incorporate my hand through use of tooling of the surface to create faults and tears to insinuate the infiltration of the man and machine. I see this way of working as cyclical and returning to the bare essentials of art-making and finding the essence of the material and its structure. The violence in volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are what shape this earth and create the beautiful structures that I directly respond to. I incorporate these observations into my work but in conjuncture the land is also being changed through mining, drilling, and excavation.  I see this accumulation of processes as a way to show the honest of our landscape.

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Experience the Trinity reception June 15 at Janette Kennedy

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“EXPERIENCE THE TRINITY” AT THE JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY

The Janette Kennedy Gallery hosts the annual Trinity River Photo Contest.

(Photo Credit: Frank Richards)

What:  The Janette Kennedy Gallery hosts the Trinity River Corridor Project‘s eighth annual photography contest exhibition “Experience the Trinity”. The exhibition provides viewers insight into new construction projects, beautiful flora and fauna and areas of the city not often traveled. The reception will feature the winners and will be held from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on June 15. For more information go to http://trinityrivercorridor.org/.

Recognized Photographers:

First Place: Frank Richards, pro photographer, Category: Forest/Prairie

Second Place: Laronna Doggett, amateur photographer, Category:Forest/Prairie

Third Place: Linda Kennedy, pro photographer, Category: Wildlife

Where:  The Janette Kennedy Gallery

          South Side on Lamar

          1409 S. Lamar St.

           Dallas, TX 75215

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cost:      Free

About Janette Kennedy Gallery

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

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June 2017 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Summer Classes
Get creative this summer at CAC! Session 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Be sure not to miss out and sign up today.
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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition – Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: August 5th, 5:308:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.
For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.
Join us at NorthPark Center and Klyde Warren Park
Spend the weekend with us! Stop by NorthPark Center’s ArtRocks! event on Saturday, June 10th from1 – 4 pm and then on Sunday, June 11th come on over to Klyde Warren Park for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2 – 4pm. Both events will have plenty of family-friendly art activities.
Bowman Glass Studio Exhibition at CAC
CAC is pleased to present a collection of Blown and Kiln Formed glass sculpture by husband & wife artists Mary Lynn and Jim Bowman. On View June 5th – July 29th.
Reception: June 15th, 6:30 – 8pm
ArtAbility @ CAC 

The next ArtAbility

event is scheduled for June 17th,2-4pm. The workshop, designed for young adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, will feature three mediums for students to explore, such as ceramics, mixed media, painting, mosaic, sculpture, etc. Reservations are necessary, please call (214) 320-1275 to make yours!

Unseenamerica Exhibition On View at CAC
Unseenamerica is a free curriculum-based arts initiative committed to giving disadvantaged 3rd, 4th & 5th graders at nearby Bayles Elementary a voice within their community. Students took lessons in digital photography during the eight-week program in the fall and the show will be on view at CAC fromJune 29th through August 11th.
Reception: Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 – 8pm
Kendra Scott Event to Benefit CAC
Please save the date for an exciting mini fundraiser that will benefit CAC on June 22nd from 6 – 8pm. Jewelry designer Kendra Scott hosts a series of events called “Kendra Scott Gives Back” and has selected CAC as a beneficiary for one of these events. Twenty percent of any sales during that time will benefit CAC and the party will be held at the West Village store in Uptown.
The Dead Strikers at ArtSpace
A group exhibition of steel sculpture featuring former students, teachers and alumni of CAC will be on viewJune 7th – 28th at ArtSpace (Metropolitan Press
1250 Majesty Dr., Dallas, TX 75247)
Reception: June 22nd, 6 – 9 pm
On Creativity…
On June 29th from 6:30 – 8pm CAC will be hosting its fifthunseenamerica show featuring the work of eight very talented 3rd 4th and 5th graders from nearby Bayles Elementary and we hope you will join us to view their work and welcome them to CAC! A culminating exhibit opened at the students’ school last month, and after it shows at CAC will travel throughout the community to such venues as galleries, libraries and businesses impacting hundreds of people who view the exhibition.
Unseenamerica is an 8-week curriculum-based program, taught by a professional photographer, teaches digital photography at nearby Bayles Elementary, which is CAC’s namesake school.  Bayles began as a one-room school house in 1981 near what is now Buckner International.  CAC was built during the WPA in 1935 and Bayles operated here until the mid-50s. The current DISD Bayles Elementary School opened in 1956 about a mile from CAC where it is currently. Significantly, Bayles is the oldest school operating under the same name in Dallas County.
Modeled on a program that originated in New York under Bread and
 Roses, the cultural arm of SEIU Local 1199, the largest labor union in the country, unseenamericawas originally designed to serve low-wage workers, day labors, homeless citizens and others often ignored in our society. When CAC brought the program to Dallas in 2008 we were the first to adapt the program for children.
 
Unseenamerica is far from a fun enrichment program for disadvantaged kids. It is designed to instill a stronger sense of self and community through artistic practice. Unseenamerica does not simply teach photography skills, but also creates community, enables the practice of democracy and promotes social justice.
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner – Reception June 16 at Kettle Art

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Kettle Art Presents: “Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner” 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5-8pm

Kettle Art proudly presents “Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner” featuring current illustrations and paintings by the artist, as well as an exclusive, immersive installation, in the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Clumpner’s work continues to explore the implications of America as a “Christian nation.” Working primarily in paint and collage, he depicts symbolic narratives built around portraiture. Using newspaper and advertisements as source material, Clumpner looks to our contemporary existence to find the maddening, the ironic, and the absurd. He uses this imagery to create secular icons of morality inspired by the stained glass windows and illuminated manuscripts that were ever-present in his upbringing. Using these same symbolic elements mixed with contemporary imagery, he creates something both new and familiar.

As Clumpner explains:

We have declared ourselves a Christian nation, but problematically the generosity, sacrifice, and love of our Christian saints do not align with the needs of contemporary America. We will need new saints. Saints of greed and division. Saints that tear apart man and nature, looking for every lucrative resource, and then building walls to protect that wealth. With that in mind, I have created this monument.

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Opening Reception: Friday, June 16th, 5 to 8pm

Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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