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April 5: Dallas Architecture & Dallas Art Fair Present Annabelle Selldorf

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
in Collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Presents Lecture by
 
Award-Winning Architect
Annabelle Selldorf
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
 
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, the Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects.
 
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York-based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients includes cultural institutions such as The Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has created multiple galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
 
Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.
 
 
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See Additional Media Coverage:  Bloomberg News, ArchDaily, Town & Country, The Gentlewoman.
 
 
 
 

http://thegentlewoman.co.uk/library/annabelle-selldorf

– An in-depth profile which details Selldorf’s art and cultural projects.

 
Selldorf will speak on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., with check-in at 6:00 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, with reception immediately following.
“The work of Annabelle Selldorf encompasses numerous art-centered projects, from galleries to major museums in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on contemporary art ranging from the early 20th century German and Austrian art of the Neue Galerie to modern art since 1950 at the Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego. With this body of work that features her celebrated elegant restraint and attention to detail, we believe she will give a program of great interest to the Dallas community in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.


The lecture will occur at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, with a complimentary reception after the lecture. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

 

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron + Fruit;  HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc.   Lecture Benefactors for this event are Claire Dewar and Sebastian Construction.  

 
 
ANNABELLE SELLDORF
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL SELLDORF ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY
 
5 April 2017
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Note Lecture Start Time
Check-in 6:006:30 pm; RECEPTION FOLLOWING LECTURE
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Presented in collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism — in the individual experience. At every scale and for every condition, the work of Selldorf Architects is brought to life—and made complete—by those who use it.
 
The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, Pratt Institute and Brown University. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential design is also an integral part of the firm’s portfolio having realized the ground-up construction of large condominium buildings, custom private homes, and renovations of townhouses and individual apartments.
 
Award-winning projects include the recently completed 30,000 sf LEED Gold Gallery building (the highest environmental rating a new building can achieve in New York) which is the first LEED certified commercial gallery in the U.S. for a second David Zwirner location in Chelsea; as well as Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront – the largest of its kind in the United States. The firm’s renovation of The Clark’s Museum Building opened to critical acclaim in 2014. In spring of 2016, the newly renovated Steinway Hall opened a 17,500 sf flagship showroom for Steinway & Sons which includes a retail showroom, a 72-seat recital hall, recording studio, and concert artists’ space. Selldorf Architects is currently designing an expansion for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is converting a former rail depot into LUMA Arles, a new contemporary art center in Arles, France.
 
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the  Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Selldorf Architects’ new monograph, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon Press in the spring of 2016.
 
 
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”.

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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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

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SONIC Free Family Day at Oklahoma City Museum of Art April 9

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Event: SONIC Free Family Day
Date/Time: April 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Description:
Don’t miss SONIC Free Family Day on Sunday, April 9 from 12-5pm! Families receive free OKCMOA admission, take part in fun art making activities, see exciting performances and films, and much more! Get ready for fun activities on all three floors of the Museum!
Cost: Free
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100
info@okcmoa.com
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Dear Clark Spring Pop Up Art Show April 6

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Dear Clark’s quarterly Spring Pop-Up Art Show is Thursday April 6th from 6-10 PM at Dear Clark’s Uptown Dallas Studio, 3317 McKinney.

Produced by Tres Reyes Fine Art Production, the show will feature art from several local artists and local vendors from the DFW area. The evening supports 29 Acres and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit. Come shop local vendors, enjoy beverages provided by Eastwood’s Bar, food and music!

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Maryann Brummer Solo Show at Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS

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Fort Worth artist, Maryann Brummer, is having a solo show of new works at Fischer Galleries in Jackson, MS.

Opening reception hosted by the gallery Thursday, April 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Dickies Building 736 S President Street, 4th floor, Jackson, MS 39201.

Make this a destination weekend and experience the arts, music and history of Jackson, MS!

To see more works or to contact the artist, visit www.MaryannBrummer.com

mkbrummer@aol.com

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GAP at the Grand Art Show & Sale

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The exhibition highlighting miniatures and small works will be on display April 3rd through May 6th at the Grand Gallery located in the Convention and Visitors building in Grapevine. There will be a large collection of sculpture, pottery, textiles, jewelry, photography and paintings that are all for sale by local artists!

Grapevine Visitor Information Center
705 S Main St, Grapevine, Texas

For more information about the Grapevine Art Project see http://www.grapevineartproject.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Grapevine-Art-Project-63812324955/

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Making Waves Moving Minds Mini-Symposium March 29

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Mini-Symposum March 29 6-8pm

Exhibit: February 9 – March 31, 2017
Making Waves/Moving Minds

Gallery 76102
UTA/Fort Worth Center

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PETER MAX – THE COLLECTED WORKS 1960-2017 – Meet the Artist March 25 & 26

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A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation by Road Show Company at Dallas’ Beaudry Gallery.

Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required. Previews begin Saturday, March 18 with a fabulous Preview party.

There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions:  Saturday, March 25 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, March 26 from 1pm – 4 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVP’s are required: 866-900-6699 or dallas@roadshowcompany.com. For more info, visit www.roadshowcompany.com

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MTV RE:DEFINE 2017 March 24 at the Dallas Contemporary

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For Auction and Event details go to http://www.mtvredefine.com/

MTV RE:DEFINE returns for its sixth year. This dynamic exhibition and auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary and will bring together iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent with the help of renowned curator, Neville Wakefield. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.

Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

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FWCAC: Spring Gallery Night March 25

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Spring Gallery Night 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017; 6pm – 9pm

free and open to the public

 

FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Gallery 3Ties That Bind
by Henry Rayburn, Claudine Rayburne Marion,
Charla Marion Pavlik, Camilla Marion Bloom &
James Rayburne White
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Gallery 4Fort Worth Inspired
by Doug Clark
Gallery 5: Prints, Paintings & Drawings
by Tere Goldstein, Kimberly Peterson, John Lanier & Kathy Schneider

 
Gallery 6Darlia Hobbs and friends in 
“Paint Can Fly – VI”
by Darlia Hobbs, Shirley Nichols,
Thea Patterson, Linda Taylor, Suzy Ware,
Margie Whittington & Ann Winchester

Frontk GalleryTexas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale & Exhibit

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Back GalleryA Passion for Colors

by Niki Gulley, Vickie Guthrie, Shirley Kinworthy,
Lynn LaRose, Melodee Martin Ramirez, Cecy Turner, Lesley Talty, Irma Ward & Margie Whittington

 
Gallery 9Visions of an Indigenous Caribbean
by Alejo Deleon

 
Focus Gallery OneThe Minimalist Landscape
by Christie Helm

 
Focus Gallery TwoBlooms
by Katherine Toon

Front GalleryTexas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale & Exhibit
Reception & Sale: March 25, 2017;
10am – 9pm

Art7 Gallery:
Surfaces
by Elise Eeraerts
March 24 – April 22

Art7 Gallery:
Symmetry
by Laure Willig

Art7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist Opportunities

Solo Show[Down]

Call to Artists: International juried call to artists, open to all disciplines with no theme. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present the First Annual Solo Show[Down]. Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium yet to be determined. Runners Up: Group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize yet to be determined. For more info click here

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Imagination 60

PLEASE JOIN US on MAY 7, 2017. Seeking Artists/Performers, Comedians, Visionaries. Imagination 60 is back for the 2nd year! Imagination Fort Worth needs YOU and your special talent for 60 seconds. That’s Right!  Just One Minute! A chance to demonstrate your imagination & CREATIVITy For a raucously fun-filled fundraising event in Fort Worth. When:  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6 PM. Where: The “Ridglea Room” at The Ridglea Theater. Be wild, crazy, bawdy, political, comical, clever, musical, elegant, unpredictable, original …. Entertaining in any form you choose! A simple Concept: Each Solo performance on stage in The Ridglea Room. 60 seconds, back to back in rapid succession. We need your HELP to raise new funds for the purpose of providing unique, educational programs that integrate arts with classroom curriculum for 55,000 + school children from Pre-K – High School in 2017. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017. For more info click here

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Artspace111

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Shirley Reece-Hughes, a Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 23rd through July 22nd with an opening reception on the evening of June 23rd. Due date for entries is May 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2017 – 2018. For more info click here

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The Texas Biennial

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017. For more info click here

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The Texas Artists Coalition
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Visit the WEBSITE

to get the latest news or to join TAC today.

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Visual Art League of Lewisville news for March & April

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Visual Art League of Lewisville artists created theatre boards to The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for Jesus Christ Superstar: Chuck Hendrickson and Joyce Landry. The theatre boards for Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the GLCT from March 24th through April 9th

VAL members are very active this month, with monetary awards given to the 1st place and best of show winners of the LISD art show at the MCL Grand.

Our speaker for this month is Chris Brandley, who will give a demo on oil painting.  This occurs on Tuesday, March 21st from 7-9 in classroom3 of the MCL Grand.  This is open to the public and there is no charge.

Exhibiting at Tierneys Café & Tavern through June 30th is Louise Flanagan,Pepper McCarty and Kathleen Mekailek.

In the showcase, is Artist of the Month Alfredo Santestaban through April 28th.

Tina Alvarez has an opening reception at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound on Friday, March 24th .  5:30-7.  Focus on Color and Light…..photography

Lorraine Hayes has her artwork at the Denton Senior Center April and May.

We want to thank our sponsors, Asel, Avalon Emporium and The Container Store.

Go to www.visualartleague.org

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Purchase your Patron Pass Today for Exclusive Access to Dallas Arts Week!

 

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PATRON PASS:
The Patron Pass is an all-access pass to the most exclusive Dallas Art Fair events including the one hour early admission to the Preview Gala, exhibition openings, exclusive events and more.

  • Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party at Neiman Marcus on March 23
  • Exclusive access to the Dallas Art Fair online VIP preview on Artsy.net
    on March 29 in advance of the fair’s official opening.
  • The Power Station exhibition opening of Steven Parrino on April 5
  • Lecture by New York City-based architect Annabelle Selldorf at Horchow Auditorium
    at the Dallas Museum of Art on April 5
  • Access to the Karpidas Collection curated exhibition on April 6
  • One hour early admission to the Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala on April 6
  • The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast with Billy Childish on April 7
  • Heritage Auctions | The Morning After Breakfast on April 7
  • One three-day pass to the Dallas Art Fair, access to all panel discussions,
    and an opportunity to join a private collector-led tour of the Dallas Art Fair on April 7-9
  • Members opening of Ambreen Butt, Pia Camil, Keer Tanchak at Dallas Contemporary on April 7
  • Priority seating for Nasher Sculpture Center 360 Lecture: Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates:
    The New Art World on April 8
  • The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair on April 8

 

To purchase your Patron Pass, please CLICK HERE.

http://dallasartfair.com/patron-passes/

 

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The 33% – Artists from the Cultural District March 25

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Join us this Spring Gallery Night 2017 at the Grackle Art Gallery to experience art, culture, and live music. A mix of phenomenal local artists with works guaranteed to dazzle the senses will be showcased.

The majority of people who work at fine art museums are active artists. Museums are powered by artists.
The Grackle Art Gallery is hosting this show in honor and celebration of this truth. The idea for this show originated from staff at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art where we chose the theme Works on Paper and Photography to tribute the great Works on Paper and Photography collection that sets this museum apart in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

In creating this show, we are enriching the community of Fort Worth by promoting these local artists with a space to show work together.

This show has been curated by Allester Vinteers and Shane Green, both passionate and recognized local community artists.

We give special thanks to the folks at The Grackle Art Gallery for granting us the opportunity to use their space and to everyone else who’s helped us make this a reality!

This is a free event. Come join us to support the local Art Community.

FUN, FRESH, ALIVE and HERE!

*The show itself will be on view by appointment starting on the 19th of March. We are also having a Matinee the day after Gallery Night, Sunday, March, 26th from 12-3pm.

Here’s a list of the amazing musicians who will be playing live at our Art Show during Spring Gallery Night 2017!!!
*Swirve
*Canyon Kafer
*Jeff Dazey
We give special thanks to Clint Niosi for arranging this line up of awesome musical talent!

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Towering Visualizations: Sculptor Jeff Robinson at the WALL

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JEFF ROBINSON

March 16 – April 13, 2017
Solo Exhibition
SYMMETRY IN WOOD: TOWERING VISUALIZATIONS

Reception Thursday, March 16th  4-8pm

Introducing sculptor Jeff Robinson and his noteworthy series of large scale wood sculpture to WALL Gallery.  A lifetime of creating art using different medium, Robinson employs wood from around the world to create this collection of beautiful modern sculpture.  Labor intensive and skillfully counter balanced, each geometric element appears to be hanging on edge creating the illusion Robinson has intended for his viewer.  Please join us for an artist reception Thursday, March 16th 4pm-8pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 214-749-0015. Works on view through April 13, 2017.  Artist in attendance..

WALL Gallery
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
214-749-0015
info@wallondragon.com

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Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 125th Anniversary Archives at the Fort Worth Library

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Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
125th Anniversary Archives
At the Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing
On view April 17 through July 6, 2017
Free admission
WHO:
To commemorate the 1892 charter of the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Public Library have partnered to exhibit key historical archives from the past 125 years.

 

WHAT:

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. The Modern was chartered in 1892 as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, but the name and mission have evolved over the years. The 25 women who founded the Public Library and Art Gallery sought to bring a different sort of culture to the historically cattle-focused city. The Library and Art Association became two entities in 1910.
The Modern and the Library are presenting an exhibition of the museum’s archives, including historical photographs, publications, correspondence, ledgers, and other museum ephemera, such as historical tickets and membership paraphernalia.
WHEN:
The Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery was officially chartered by the State of Texas on April 25, 1892.
The commemorative exhibition is on view from April 17 until July 6, 2017.
The Fort Worth Public Library, Central Branch is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 pm, and Sundayfrom 1 to 5 pm.
                                                              
WHERE:              
Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing, 500 W. Third St. Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
The Central Library is located in downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of Third and Lamar, two blocks west and two blocks south of the Tarrant County Courthouse. Bus Routes: 1, 4, 10, and 46.
Free parking is available at two nearby garages: Third Street Garage at Third and Taylor, and City Place North Garage, at the corner of Belknap and Taylor. Validate your ticket at the Circulation Desk.
There are two-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library, with free parking after 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also a number of pay parking lots in the area.

For more information on hours of operation, directions, and parking, please contact 817.392.7323, or visit www.fortworthlibrary.org.

 

DETAILS:
HISTORY OF THE MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH
April 2, 1892
Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery Association established
April 25, 1892
State of Texas grants founding charter to the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery
1901
New building for the Carnegie Public Library and Art Gallery opens to the public
1904
First purchase made for the permanent collection, of the painting Approaching Storm, 1875, by George Inness
1909
First comprehensive exhibition opens, of 45 paintings by contemporary American artists (the first exhibition assembled by the American Federation of the Arts, Washington, D.C.)
1910
Fort Worth Art Association formed
                              
1928
Fort Worth Museum of Art chosen as new name
Permanent collection catalogue published
                              
1936
Carnegie Public Library at 9th & Throckmorton demolished
June 28, 1939
New Fort Worth Public Library and expanded Fort Worth Museum of Art open at same site downtown
Late 1930s
Junior Art Association created
First art appreciation courses for children offered
1946
Citizens of Fort Worth approve a $500,000 bond issue for construction of Fort Worth’s first museum building; site at Montgomery & Lancaster selected
1950
Fort Worth City Council approves sale of $800,000 in bonds for construction of the art museum and a children’s museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History)
June 1951
Fort Worth Art Association Board of Directors hires the first professional director of the newly named Fort Worth Art Center
September 1951
Architect Herbert Bayer selected to design the new facility
October 7, 1954
Grand opening held for the Fort Worth Art Center
1964
Gift of $900,000 from the William Edrington Scott Foundation; plans drawn up for the Scott Theatre, an extension of the Art Center
January 1966
Scott Theatre opens
1971
Name changes to The Fort Worth Art Museum-Center
1972
Fort Worth Art Association wins City Council approval for a $1.4 million expansion of the Fort Worth Art Center complex, funded by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation
1974
Building reopens as The Fort Worth Art Museum, with an extensive new addition designed by Texas architects O’Neil, Ford & Associates
                              
1987
Name changes to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
July 1996
New site for the Modern purchased in the Cultural District with a grant from The Burnett Foundation
October 1999
Construction begins on the site of the Modern’s new home
December 14, 2002
Grand opening of the new Modern
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Jack Wolfsen

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YOUR PRIVATE COLLECTION ART GALLERY

Presents Jack Wolfsen at Last Saturday Gallery Night

March 25, 5-8pm

 Jack Wolfsen, award-winning sculptor, creates his imaginative works using wood, bronze, steel and cement.  Wall décor, single-standing sculptures and furniture are all part of this successful artist’s work. He is recognized for his work with barbed wire and has received many awards for his creations of old, barbed wire scavenged from Texas Ranches. His tree sculptures begin with barbed wire and are reborn in natural art.

How does Wolfsen feel as he creates each piece? “‘Enjoyment’ is the word that comes to mind,” he said.  “I never get tired of the look on people’s faces when they are in awe and discover that the sculpture is made of recycled barbed wire.”

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Life scenes, like “Finishing Touches,” are created with hundreds feet of wire and welds.                                           

One of his sculptures, which contained over 3300 welds, won an award at the Texas State Fair

Art Competition. He has competed in many art shows, including the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and the Stars Over Texas competition. Wolfsen was recently honored with ‘Best of Show” at the prestigious, juried Breckenridge Fine Art National and International competition and show in Breckenridge, Texas.

Linda Watkins, Co-owner of Your Private Collection, believes that, “Good art should make you feel something. For example, does it evoke excitement, peace, relaxation? Does it remind you of a past experience, a moment or a place? With Jack Wolfsen, one definitely feels a range of emotions.”   

Galleries of Granbury—Last Saturday Gallery Night

Come celebrate Wolfsen’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on March 25 as part of Galleries of Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night.

The Galleries of Granbury will host “Last Saturday Gallery Night” (a free art walk) on the last Saturday of each month. All are open until 8pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.

Come visit – Artefactz, Langdon Center Art Gallery, Shanley House Art Gallery, Against the Grain Studio, and Your Private Collection Art Gallery along with D’Vine Wine and The Pan Handle on March 25 5-8 pm.  

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048

817-579-7733

www.yourprivatecollection.com

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Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

The exhibit runs from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception and presentation of awards will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 to 6:00. On Sunday, April 9, the gallery will be open from 1:00 to 5:00, with artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00.

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15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village   http://theartistsshowplace.com/

http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/

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2017 Spring Gallery Night Texas Pottery Sale

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Hope you’ll be able to join us for the ‘s Spring Gallery Night Sale at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

March 25th, 10 am until 9 pm that evening

Remember, Gallery Night crowds are fairly large, so if you want to avoid the crush come early to do your shopping.

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The following video offers you a tour of artists participating in the Sale.
Talented artists, wonderful artwork, great venue!

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Noah Simblist, March 28

 

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EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES

Presents Noah Simblist, March 28
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 atwww.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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March 28

Places of a Present Past

Noah Simblist, a curator, writer, and artist, presents “Places of a Present Past:The Historiographical Impulse in Art Practice.” In this context, the artists that Simblist discusses act as historians. However, these artist-as-historians are “less interested in the truth than the way we feel through the legacies of past traumas. They reveal the oblique ways that we repress historical trauma, burying it in the very sites of their origin,” says Simblist. His talk focuses on a publication that he edited, Places of a Present Past,whichbrings together three exhibitions showcasing the work of video and new media artists working internationally that were presented at SMU’s Pollock Gallery in 2014, curated by Simblist and the Pollock Gallery’s 2014 curatorial fellow, Sally Frater. These exhibitions shared a common theme: addressing the traces of trauma on particular sites and paying close attention to the lasting impacts of war. The exhibitions explored in the publication include Jin-me Yoon’s Extended Temporalities; the group show Where Are You From?, which included artworks by Aissa Deebi, Kamal Aljafari, and Dor Guez recounting the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine; and the Sarah Morris film 1972.

Noah Simblist is Chair and Associate Professor of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. His artwork has been shown internationally; he has curated, co-curated, and co-produced exhibitions and events, including, most recently, New Cities Future Ruins in Dallas in 2016; and he has contributed to Art Journal, Modern Painters, Art Papers,Terremoto, Art Lies, Art Pulse, Art21, and other publications. He has contributed to and edited publications, including Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, and is in the process of editing a volume about Tania Bruguera’s The Francis Effect, a project co-produced by the Guggenheim Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and SMU.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE  
 
April 4
Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
April 18
Robert Storr, curator, writer, critic, painter, former dean of the Yale University School of Art, and soon-to-be officer of France’s Order of Arts and Letters
April 25
Annette Lawrence, artist and Professor of Studio Art at the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design
Special Presentation
Thursday, May 25
Doug Aitken, artist, and Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, are in conversation as artist and curator in conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.

 

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

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NCMECTX call for 5×5 art

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We are calling ANY artist to CREATE art to help protect a Dallas child! We need your help with the upcoming Cinco De Mayo 5×5 Fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office.

 
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Texas Regional Office provides safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We also provide training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation. According to the FBI, in 2016 there were 465,676 NCIC entries for missing children – 10% were from Texas. There are currently at least 45 missing kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranging in all ages. NCMEC never stops searching and our hope is that through our programs, we can work to reduce this number. 
 

Information below, thank you for your consideration!

 

WHAT? 5″X 5″ CANVAS Art Show on Cinco De Mayo @ 5:55pm https://www.ncmectx.org/events/5x5artshow/

WHEN? DUE APRIL 15th/ Questions: 866-299-0580 or Nancy Rodill nrodill@ncmec.org
WHO? DFW Talented Artists!
WHY? Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office
 

***This CANVAS ONLY:  http://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-gallery-wrapped-heavy-duty-canvas/M10240777.html#prefn1=size&pmpt=qualifying&prefv1=5%22+x+5%22&start=1

SELECT Artist’s Loft® Gallery • Wrapped Heavy Duty Canvas • 5″ X 5″ •

SEND ART to
NCMEC 5X5, 2904 Floyd Street, Suite B, Dallas, TX 75204

We will accept art until April 15th.

ATTEND EVENT
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Continental Gin Building 2017 Spring Open Studios

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CONTINENTAL GIN BUILDING INVITES YOU TO
2017 SPRING OPEN STUDIOS
MARCH 24th 6-10pm & MARCH 25th 2-8pm
 
Join the largest North Texas artist community at
Continental Gin Building’s 2017 Spring Open Studios.
Over 30 artists within this thriving community 
will occupy 61,000 sq ft of studio space on
three floors to showcase their diverse artwork.
 
Live music & complimentary food & drinks will be available. 
This event is free and open to the public for all ages.

For more information, visit continentalginbuilding.com
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Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night March 25

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The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Spring Gallery Night, March 25, 2017.

Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.

Download the 2017 Spring Gallery Night program here.

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Carroll Swenson-Roberts: Temple of Small Wishes at The Magnolia Theatre

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT
Thursday, March 16th, 6-8pm

CARROLL SWENSON-ROBERTS
Temple of Small Wishes

ON VIEW
March 16 – April 19th, 2017Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

About the Artist

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Emerging Artists Exhibition at Artists’ Showplace

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Reception was March 11th 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to spotlight three talented area artists on the rise. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248
Representational figurative artist Arturo Murga began painting in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, at the age of nine. The former graphic designer is mostly self-taught and paints in oil and acrylic. Influenced by both outdoor life and his Mexican heritage, he specializes in portraits (many large-scale).
Arizona native Hunter Connor has been painting his entire life and began exhibiting his innovative mixed media paintings in galleries and festivals at the age of 16. Now 20, his varied artistic experiences include textile design, photography, filmmaking and poetry.
Born in China, 20-year-old artist Shae White spent the first three years of her life in an
orphanage before being adopted by an American family and brought to the U.S. Largely self-taught, she takes inspiration from both American and Chinese culture when creating her edgy, imaginative paintings. Shae is currently a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

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#28Grams at Fort Works Art

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March 23 – May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: March 25, Noon to 9 pm

Mark your calendars for our next exhibition #28Grams featuring 28 artists from around the globe. Featured artists include Arthur Brouthers, Kit King, Whisbe, Sergio Garcia, Drigo, Joseph Grazi, Tim Okamura and more. See the full list here
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
NEW Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 29 & 30

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Art in Our Own Backyard! The 14th annual “North Dallas Artist Studio Tour” on April 29th, 10am to 5pm, and April 30th,10am to 5 pm, will be a real artistic adventure.

Twenty seven artist will feature their talents at varied locations throughout the neighborhood. Run don’t walk, as they also open their studios for the public to explore and encourage the artist in you. Look for yellow direction signs and seek out your favorites. Many will offer not only their works for sale, but a free raffle and refreshments. It will certainly be worth the hike! Look for their Facebook page “NorthDallasArtistStudio” or visit their web site at www.NorthDallasArt.com. Come take a tour all while supporting YOUR neighborhood artist!

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2017 Plano Artfest April 22 & 23

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Plano Artfest is back for a second year. This year’s festival will include a week of community art programming that ends with a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Come out and let your creativity loose!

When? Saturday, April 22 from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Where? Saturday’s events will take place in McCall Plaza, while Sunday will be in Haggard Park.

What? Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection.

This year’s Artfest will be adding a Saturday night experience geared towards a more contemporary art crowd, while Sunday will be the traditional family fun day for young families and art lovers of all types.

Saturday will include:

  • Contemporary art installations curated by Dallas artist Joshua King from the Aurora festival
  • Food trucks provided by Hub Streat
  • An Artisan Lounge presented by Artisan Vapor Company
  • A concert held on the Hub Streat Stage featuring local bands and regional headliner Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Sunday will include:

  • Free sidewalk chalk contest Chalk It Up
  • Performances from Plano’s best art and cultural groups
  • Local food vendors
  • A makers market
  • A Kids Zone with bounce houses and art make-it-and-take-it stations

Collin College’s art department

will be at the festival on both days, doing live demonstrations of pottery making and metal pouring art and hosting severalinteractive public art stations.

Mark it in your calendars and bring a friend! We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on Plano Artfest, visit www.planoartfest.com

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Elise Eeraerts: Surfaces opens March 24 at CYDONIA

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Elise Eeraerts, Surfaces (modular unit), ceramics, 2017, 10 x 16.5 x 10 cm.

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce Elise Eeraerts’ first American solo exhibition.  The exhibition opens Friday, March 24, 2017 and runs until Saturday, April 22, 2017.  A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday March 24, from 6 to 8 in the evening at 2955 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, 76107.   http://www.cydoniagallery.com/gallery/
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Eerarts’ practice is epistemological.  How do immaterial ideas find physical form?  How can the identity of object manifest?  To answer this question, the Antwerp-based land artist conceptualized an exhibition that continues her stylistic deployment of modular units.  Repetition is the mother of learning, and Eeraerts’ art is characterized by a reliance on replication as a tool for knowledge building.   Her taut, cerebral investigations are delivered using natural media, often derived from the earth, counterbalancing the rigor of thought.

In Surfaces, Eerarts creates a three-part installation consisting of porcelain sculptures composed of individual modular units, flat two-dimensional replicas of the sculptures (that employ a trompe l’oeil effect), and finally, scaled representations of these sculptures in print.  Our understanding of an object is more comprehensive if we are familiar with it in diverse formats: construction, deconstruction, two and three dimensions.

Each modular building block was marbled individually and uniquely.  These units resemble stone, but at the same time, they show obvious traces of painting.   Moreover, this body of work alludes directly to Neoclassicism.  Precious building materials were often mimicked in architectural elements.  In the period’s desire to return to a sense of “purity” from Roman and Greek paradigms, Neoclassicism exhibited a preference and hierarchy of material, and marble’s accepted preciousness, for example, meant that representation was (paradoxically) better than using genuine materials.

The artist explains: “As my work often deals with construction, mass, and gravity, neoclassicism’s deceptive strategy fascinates me.  It seems to carry a contradiction:  surface is contrasted against structure and core matter.”   Can we equalize, neutralize, or challenge our definition of ‘façade’?  What is the object, beyond its appearance?

Dynamic levels of dimensions and surface quality throughout the exhibition create visual play for the viewer.  Tension between what is visible and what is known is further complicated when the viewer is tasked to reconcile which work is more original or authentic.  Why do we create ideological hierarchies?  Surfaces demonstrates formal action of how objects can express themselves as mere façade, yet remain authentic to their own identity.  The allegory of Plato’s Cave reminds us (untutored) reality is limited to the cave we are imprisoned in, without awareness of the overall realm of Forms.  Prisoners inside the cave mistake shadows for objects.  Only when the prisoners escape are they able to encounter the reality of an object and discern the error of perception. Eeraerts creates a situation enabling reflective understanding and questioning.

Can we discuss ‘the essence of truth’ without robbing ‘truth’ of its materialist application?  Eeraerts indirectly shadows Heidegger, as she incorporates an epistemological microcosm with procedures for regulating and validating the nature of objects and forms.  She volunteers to (re)enter and escape the Platonic cave.  Her solo premier in the United States presents a system indicative of experimentation, substantiation, and coherence.

Elise Eeraerts holds an MFA from Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design in Brussels.  In 2011, she was subsequently awarded a Master Scholar diploma from the Institute fur Raumexperimente in Berlin.  She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Spain, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Finland, and Japan.  In 2016, she was awarded a yearlong residency at Casa de Velasquez in Madrid, Spain, and she won first place in Land Art Division from the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice.  Recent shows include Our Mathematical World and No Blossom, No Moonlight both in Belgium, the Celeste Prize exhibition in London, and SAMPLE curated section at Zona Maco in Mexico City.

CYDONIA and the artist express our gratitude for support from the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Flanders State of the Arts.

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Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’ opens April 1st at Cris Worley

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Exhibition Title: Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’
Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017 — May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present Blood Shot is Blood Loved, our second solo exhibition with Simeen
Farhat, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, April 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. Blood Shot is Blood Loved will include a large-scale installation along with various multi-dimensional wall reliefs. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017. In her work, Farhat often uses cast resin and acrylic to make intimately poetic sculptures that engage participants in the act of deciphering between material form and shadow, much like the process of deriving meaning from sensory perception; a visual analogue to the brutally nuanced struggle of human communication.

Inspiration for Blood Shot is Blood Loved began with Farhat’s poetic meditations on the dual nature of one of the most vital elements in the natural world—blood. As the artist writes, “I leave my traces many times. I can be either hot or cold. People both love and hate me—I scare them off; but they need me, too. My name is Blood.” In this installation, Farhat re-creates the moment a large-scale drop of blood hits ground, capturing the reverberating effects released by a passionate burst of energy. The ardent drop of blood is assembled from abstracted epigraphic forms, a signature of Farhat’s body of work. The direct metaphor with the liquid materiality of the human body evokes a realm of ideas inhabited by her previous works: A Teardrop in Disperse (2015), A Bubble Bursts (2015), and A Red Drop of Blood (2015). By rendering one example of the un-deniability of the human body, Blood Shot is Blood Loved quietly implicates the dichotomy between purity of life, and abject realities of violence that suppress human volition, globally. Mimicking the quality of blood as a provocative substance, the installation invites the viewer to actively explore the blood droplet as it spills into the gallery space.

Simeen Farhat was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1992, receiving her BFA from Arizona State University, and her MFA from Texas Christian University. Her work has been exhibited globally in Austria, France, Germany, India, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan, and the Sharjah Museum of Modern Art, among others. Farhat participated in the 2009 Texas Biennial; In 2012 she was an Artist in Residence at the ORYX Foundation in Switzerland; and in 2015 she was invited to participate in an exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale, In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World. Farhat’s work is represented in the Crown Prince of UAE’s Abu Dhabi Palace Collection, The U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, The Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, and the Peninsula Hotel in Paris.

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IAA Artists on Display at Baylor Scott & White – Irving

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Irving Art Association has expanded it’s CAAP Program (Corporate Art Appreciation) to include the Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center in Irving. The paintings will be on display for 6 months in various areas of the hospital.

17 artists from Irving Art Association are participating:

Frankie Couch, Helen Bailey, Patsi Davila, Susan Murray, Sarah Murphy, Patricia Arnold, Wendy Koehrsen, Brett Dyer, Jim Duncan, Patsy Lindamood, Sudeep Kumar, Deepa Koshaley, Victoria Robinson, Sue Banfield, Umashree Kumaresh, Jane Kahler, and Mary Ann Vela.

Thanks to CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch and volunteer Susan Murray for handling the exhibition.

More art is needed! Participating in CAAP is an IAA member perk. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch to join in at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or capp@irvingartassociation.org. It’s a great opportunity to promote and sell your work! Note: Frankie also needs art for our other CAAP locations.

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Jack Whitten: Earlier Works at Bivins Gallery

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Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Jack Whitten: Earlier Works from April 1-May 6, 2017.

Created during a five-year period in the late 1960s, the paintings and works on paper featured in Jack Whitten: Earlier Works reference race, cosmology, music, and politics. Influenced by personal relationships with Willem de Kooning, Martin Luther King, Jr., Miles Davis, Philip Guston, and Franz Kline, the abstractions reflect the social and political turmoil of the era. The conversation will be joined by Dallas’s own local artist Spencer Evans, whose work references issues of identity and image in the black community. Please join us at the opening reception on April 1 from 5 pm – 8pm, at the gallery’s Uptown location, to continue the dialogue. Bivins Gallery is located at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100,Dallas, TX 75201. http://www.bivinsgallery.com/ Please contact anna@bivinsgallery.com for more details.

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show April 8

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Dallas’ Largest Underground Art Show with:

-75+ EMERGING ARTISTS

-Live Body Painting

-FREE Pancake Bar

-21+ EVENT

-8PM-2AM

– $5 General Admission (Cash at the Door)

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135891599820671/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dallas-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-32601714606

 

Interested in showing with us? Submit here: pancakesandbooze.com/submit

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Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Gaylord Texan March 31 – April 1

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FRIDAY March 31 & SATURDAY April 1, 2017

WHERE:
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Event In: Halls E-F

TIME:
Friday Early Bird: 9am – 6pm
Friday General: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

For more information on events and to REGISTER http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/gv-17/

Pre EXPO events on Thursday.

 

 

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South Side Art Walk and Open Studios – March 25, 2017

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The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.

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