Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

Kids Star Wars Camp, Gift Certificates & Cooper Exhibit at Elm Street Studio

  • December 18 – 21 | 10AM – 12PM
  • Ages 5-12
  • $100

 

Give the gift of an experience. Our Winter classes and workshops are posted to the website and more are being added this month. Call 214-478-8372 to purchase a gift certificate, which may be applied to any class, workshop or art purchase.

OIL PAINTING          CARTOONING          DIGITAL PAINTING

YOUTH DRAWING          TEEN DRAWING

ADULT DRAWING          3D ANIMATION

 

 

 


Endangered Moments by Charice Cooper: Revealing the beautiful and extraordinary subtleties of a single moment in time so the viewer can absorb and fully appreciate a fleeting moment that would otherwise be lost in a bustling and distracted world.

See Cooper’s magnificent oil paintings from November 1 to December 28, 2017 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a complimentary reception with the artist on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Gallery location is 139 S. Elm Street, Keller TX 76248. For more details and to see some of the paintings that will be on display, please visit ElmStreetStudioKeller.com


http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/

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Brookhaven College Student Art Sale & Fundraiser Nov 30

The Art Kids at Brookhaven College Are Crazy/Busy Gearing Up For Their ONLY Student Art Sale and Fundraiser Of The Year!

And when I say “Kids,” I mean students aged from 17-75!
Something fabulous is going on at Brookhaven College! The energy is palpable- the music is blasting in the sculpture courtyard while sparks fly from metal,
pottery wheels whirl in Clay, waxes are finely carved and cast in Jewelry, blocks are inked in Printmaking, and students stand for hours before their easels,
absorbed with color, light and shadow in Drawing and Painting.The Particulars:
Student Art Sale and Fundraiser, hosted by the Art Club of Brookhaven College
When: Thursday November 30, 9am-6pm.

Where: On the campus of Brookhaven College, in the lobby of “S” building (Student Services building)
Featuring: handmade jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, photography,drawings, painting
How shoppers can pay: cash or check.
Free admission and plenty of free parking.

Why You (and everybody else) Should Shop At Our Sale:
This isn’t the typical week-end craft sale/carnival being held by every church and elementary school this time of year-
“We ain’t stringin’ beads”- as one longtime metalsmith student told me. This is a sale of art and fine craft by budding artists passionate
about their work, developing their own voice, as well as experienced artists who have taken classes for years striving to refine their work.

This is an excellent opportunity for the public to buy exceptional and unusual handmade fine craft and art at very reasonable prices!

Who The Fundraiser Benefits:
Brookhaven’s Student Art Club- 20% of sales goes to scholarships, and to bring artists to campus for workshops/demos.
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So Don’t Be Tardy For This Party!
The tables will be piled high with treasure. Have An Individualist to buy a gift for? Love to wear handmade jewelry or decorate your home with unique, beautiful or funky finds? Want to experience cutting-edge creativity?
I’ll be there with you, lining up, waiting for the doors to open!

Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Tx, 75244
www.brookhavencollege.edu,

Contact phone# to be published in newspaper-
Susan Mollet, Art Club Teacher Sponsor, 972-860-4138
smollet@dcccd.edu

Any questions about this P.R, need any additional info, please contact:
Utopia, student volunteer, Brookhaven’s Art Club and Student Art Sale
214-280-0782
TheDivineUtopia1@gmail.comThank you for supporting the fine art programs and students of Brookhaven College!

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Early Texas Art Exhibitions Across Texas – from CASETA

The 16th CASETA Symposium and Texas Art Fair
April 2729, 2018
Witte Museum
CASETA, PO Box 3792, San Angelo, TX 76902

NORTH TEXAS

Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004): A Celebration
November 4 – December 2, 2017
Donald S. Vogel, along with his wife Peggy, founded Valley House Gallery in 1954. As a studio painter, Vogel allied himself with the temperaments of Vuillard, Renoir, and Bonnard. In his paintings, he created imagined worlds of color and light; contemplative works that exist as “moments of pleasure.” Early in his life he decided not to paint the hardships of his youth. Vogel studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Nabi paintings were uplifting antidotes to his impoverished circumstances. The WPA Easel Project in Chicago gave him the prosperity of materials, models, and rent that let him work continuously. In 1942, Vogel moved to Dallas and received news that he won a coveted medal and cash award from the American Academy in Rome; however, the war prevented him from traveling to Italy. In 1951, he began dividing his time between the studio and the gallery when he became the director of the Betty McLean Gallery, and then Valley House. Through all the years, Donald Vogel always thought of himself as an artist first.
This exhibition celebrates the 100th Anniversary of his birth year.
[from the VHG website]
SOUTH TEXAS
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX  77701
Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout
September 23 – November 26, 2017
This exhibition celebrates the abstract expressionist paintings and sculptures of Houston artist Richard Stout (born in Beaumont, Texas, 1934). Stout is an acknowledged artist with a significant following in Texas and international accolades. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1957) and his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (1969). His artwork is widely exhibited with critical acclaim, and he was named the Texas State Artist of the Year in 2004. In addition to establishing himself as one of the leading modernist artists in Texas, Stout also served as an art instructor, teaching at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and serving on the faculty at the University of Houston for thirty years. Stout lives in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, where he continues to produce expressionist paintings of abstract coastal motifs, lighted interiors and cave-like atmospheres. This exhibition features work from the 1950s through present day, attesting to the artist’s prolific career. A monograph published by Texas A&M University Press will be available for sale in the gift shop. Following the debut at AMSET, the exhibition will travel to the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi and the University of Houston – Downtown in Houston.
[from the AMSET website]
CENTRAL TEXAS
Flight & Fall: Charles Umlauf’s Dualities
December 12, 2017March 11, 2018
Over his long career, Charles Umlauf created numerous works that explored oppositional tendencies in the human psyche. Umlauf found the duality in human nature intriguing, leading him to explore classic notions such as good and evil, virtue and vice, and the sacred and the profane. His iconic sculpture, the Spirit of Flight(1959), celebrates one of humankind’s historic achievements. Yet Umlauf also created the harrowing Icarus, a bronze figure revealing a complementary theme from mythology. As Gibson Danes, former Dean of Yale School of Art and Architecture, wrote: “Umlauf is, in fact, more than one person, as most gifted people have to be. He perceives sculpture as being public and private, monumental and intimate, deeply religious and subtly erotic.” Flight & Fall explores these dualities and others in Umlauf’s art, taking visitors on a rich journey through human archetypes.
[from the USGM website]
WEST TEXAS

TEXAS MODERNS: BILL BOMAR

September 16, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Artist, collector, Fort Worth Circle member, and Old Jail Art Center co-founder are just a few descriptions associated with William P. “Bill” Bomar (1919-1991). Bomar was born and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, though claimed by Albany, the hometown of his mother and extended family. His lifelong artistic passion began at the age of seven. He studied painting at the Cranbrook Art Academy (1940-41) and later individually with painters John Sloan, Hans Hoffman, and Amédée Ozenfant. Bomar lived in Texas and New York and then moved permanently to Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
[from OJAC website]
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
Early West Texas Art 1853-1960

June 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Members’ Preview Thursday, June 21, 5:30 PM

From the earliest depictions of Paso del Norte by Henry Cheever-Pratt and Leon Trousset, to the 20th-century landscapes of the Purple Mountain painters, the far West Texas desert landscape has been a source of inspiration. This exhibition also includes bold portraits by artists such as Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and Woody Crumbo. Modernist works by artists such as Hari Kidd and Mago Gándara demonstrate the ongoing exchange of ideas in this region where two nations meet. Composed primarily of work from the El Paso Museum of Art and local collections, the exhibition will also include significant loans.
[from EPMA website]

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Holiday Art Bazaar Dec. 2 at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney

Holiday Art Bazaar
Forty local artisans will be selling their handmade creations at the McKinney Creative Community‘s Holiday Art Bazaar at TUPPS Brewery on December 2. There is a Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 PM plus kids crafts, ornament making and food trucks! It will be a fun and festive day!

The Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the McKinney Creative Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun. This year’s Art Bazaar will be held at TUPPS, a microbrewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. TUPPS has a large indoor/outdoor covered event space, bar, stage, games, food trucks and more. TUPPS will also have a Christmas Tree lighting at 7 Pm during the Art Bazaar.

 

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Isabelle du Toit – TRUCE opens this Saturday Nov. 25 at CWFA

Isabelle du Toit, Snails and Ibis, 2017, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th | 5-8 PM 

EXHIBITION DATES
NOVEMBER 18th – DECEMBER 30th, 2017

 


Cris Worley Fine Arts
Tuesday – Saturday | 11am – 5pm
also by appointment.

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2017 Cedars Open Studios

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10 am – 6 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/300191423781359/

Now in our 15th year, cedars open studios is the largest event of the year in The Cedars. The Cedars, Dallas, Texas has long been home to a diverse group of Dallas painters, photographers, sculptors and musicians who have contributed to the deep and gritty history of the neighborhood.

Watch live demos and meet renowned artists such as Bowman Glass / Artists in Glass, Albert Scherbarth, Rick Maxwell and TONY COLLINS art + home. Visit the growing number of galleries including Ro2 Art, Janette Kennedy Gallery and Cedars Art House.

Special exhibits this year include The Museum of Street Culture “Looking for Home” featuring the photography by Mary Ellen Mark. The installation in Encore Park Dallas traces the life of Tiny, a 13-year-old runaway teen when Mark first encountered her in Seattle, Washington, in 1983, while Mark was working on a story for Life Magazine.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park exhibit “Neighborhoods We Called Home,” explores the historic neighborhoods of Dallas that served as strong, supportive communities for African American, Hispanic, and Jewish Dallasites from the early 1900s and beyond.

The evening will culminate with the annual tradition “The Decorating of the Tree” by Bowman Glass / Artists in Glass followed by special events at Buzzworks and the newly reopened Longhorn Ballroom!

Bike Friendly Cedars will lead a pedal powered tour of the studios and Lime Bike will have bikes available at a special rate for visitors.

If you’ve never been to the Cedars, now is a great chance to learn about the neighborhood – itself an evolving work of art.

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera at the Modern

Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976. Gelatin silver print

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
 
October 14, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera will be on view to the public at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from October 14, 2018, through January 27, 2019, and travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 23 through May 5, 2019, where it will be overseen by Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with full support of the artist. Special exhibitions are included in general Museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, announces a major survey of the works of Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949). This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places. Often isolating the dolls and photographing them situated in tiny, austere settings, in series such as Early Black & White, 1976-78, Simmons uses fictional scenes to make observations about real life. These works are now iconic of her career. “Simmons’s imagery takes into account her own experience of coming of age in the 1950s,” says Andrea Karnes, senior curator at the Modern and organizer of this exhibition. “Without being autobiographical or spelling out specific narratives, however, the work strikes a psychological chord, seeming to underscore the difficulties of living the American dream, or in a larger context, any dream of domestic bliss.”
By creating compositions that at times merge actual interior or exterior spaces with dolls and miniatures, and by placing props alongside functional objects, Simmons could explore her other central interest, to which photography lends itself so well: manipulating scale. The namesake image for this exhibition, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976, from Early Black & White, illustrates this point. The actual camera in the image, which is juxtaposed with a miniature camera, was given to Simmons by her father, who was a dentist by trade and took up photography in his free time. “I put the two cameras together for scale,” Simmons explains, “and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction. It was also a statement about what I intended to do with the camera.”
After graduating from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971, then living in upstate New York and subsequently traveling through Europe while living out of her car, Simmons moved to a loft in the then-low-rent Bowery section of Manhattan. To make a living, she worked as a freelance photographer for a dollhouse miniature company, and in her off hours she pursued her main ambition of becoming an artist. Influenced by her day job, Simmons began to photograph dolls and small plastic objects, particularly those from the 1950s, the era of her childhood. Describing these early works, Simmons has said, “I was simply trying to recreate a feeling or mood from the time I was growing up: a sense of the fifties that I knew was both beautiful and lethal at the same time.”
A carefully chosen group of props preserved by the artist over the years, such as those used to create these early photographs, will be on display in Big Camera/Little Camera. This ephemera will offer new insight into Simmons’s process, disclosing her longstanding fascination with models and fleshing out her use of color-coding to organize vignettes into cohesive and precise imagery.
The exhibition will include other crucial series that show the evolution of Simmons’s work from female domains to notions of masculinity, such as Cowboys, 1979. Family Collision, 1981, addresses the psychology and dynamics of family. Medium- to large-scale works from the artist’s seminal series, Color Coordinated Interiors, 1982-83, which investigates the formal characteristics of color, shape, and light; Tourism, 1983-84, a series of posed dolls set against postcards of famous tourist sites; and Clothes Make the Man, 1990-92, depicting male ventriloquist dummies in various attire from beach-casual to black tie, will also be on view. Humorous and strange, Clothes Make the Man symbolizes the aspirations of men and the falsehoods that can come about by acting the part – here Simmons is literally dressing up the dummy.
One of the artist’s most well-known series, Walking & Lying Objects, begun in 1987, reveals an important shift in her oeuvre: It marks the first time Simmons uses larger-than-life props, as opposed to miniatures, and with these works, she increases the scale of her prints. People pose wearing giant props, hiding their faces but showing their legs. The personified objects probe the question of the importance of “props” with respect to humanity by representing the items we rely on to help define who we are. A birthday cake, house, camera, and hourglass, for example, animated by human legs, symbolize milestones, the passage of time, and how we record and remember past moments.
The exhibition will also present Simmons’s more recent series, such as The Love Doll, 2009-11, which features high-end, life-size Japanese dolls in day-to-day scenarios. Just as Walking Objects represents a transition to monumental props, The Love Doll moves away from dolls in miniature, a change that jars our sense of space and scale in a new way – and yet the added element of strangeness is not unlike that evoked by the miniatures. Her latest body of work, How We See, 2015, shows another iteration of the artist’s long-term interest in gender roles. For these images, Simmons hired make-up artists to paint open eyes on her sitters’ closed eyelids. Photographing models with closed eyes that appear to be open examines cultural trends of masking in everyday online interactions. Simmons says, “Social media allows us to put our most perfect, desirable, funny, and fake selves forward, while naturally raising questions about our longings, yearnings, and vulnerabilities. In How We See, I’d like to direct you how to see while also asking you to make eye contact with ten women who can’t see you.”
Two films by Simmons will be showcased in this exhibition. The first, The Music of Regret, 2006, will be shown within the gallery space. The 35 mm film is a mini-musical in three acts and grew out of three distinct photographic series by Simmons: Early Interiors, Walking Objects, and Café of the Inner Mind. The theme of regret is underscored as vintage puppets interact with actress Meryl Streep, who plays the lead role.
My Art, 2016, will be shown as a feature film in the auditorium during the run of the exhibition. Simmons, who wrote and directed My Art, plays the role of an artist living in New York who is frustrated with her work and lack of recognition. Embarking on a new project, she begins to reimagine shot-for-shot vignettes from her favorite movies. Art and life collide in My Art when the film scenes mirror unfolding relationships in her life. The film debuted in September 2016 at the Venice Film Festival and premiered in North America at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it received high accolades.
About the Artist
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist who has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Artists Space, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; The Jewish Museum, New York; and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Her work has been featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and many others.
Catalogue
Big Camera/Little Camera will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, color exhibition catalogue with insight and analysis of Laurie Simmons’s work by scholars in the fields of film, photography, and feminism. This publication will feature contributions by Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and organizer of the exhibition; Andrianna Campbell, art historian and writer; Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; William Simmons, Provost’s Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California and a Mellon Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society; and Jeffrey Uslip, independent curator. Michael Auping, former chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will contribute an interview with the artist.
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Tamar Navama’s Jewelry Trunk Show Nov. 17 at Ro2 Art

Tamar Navama
Jewelry Trunk Show

 

Friday, November 17, 6-9 PM 
Ro2 Art is thrilled to bring you a one-night-only trunk show featuring new works by metalsmith artist Tamar Navama! Join us on Friday, November 17th from 6-9pm for a fun night, light bites, and incredible jewelry.

Ro2 Art Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations opens Dec. 9 at Bivins

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 5-8pm

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

EXHIBIT TITLE: Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations

VENUE: Bivins Gallery: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-272-2795http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

DESCRIPTION:

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations from December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018. Ricardo Paniagua has become known as a visual artist for his trompe l’oeil constructions and dream-inspired canvases. The descendent of generations of master tile artisans, Paniagua’s creativity manifests itself in precise geometry and does not rely on a catalogue of historical art references. Rhythm and form unite his geometric sculptures, wall sculptures, and tondos with the deep spirituality of many of his canvas paintings. The solo exhibition will open at Bivins Gallery with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, as well as validated self-parking.

IMAGE:

Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”

 

BIVINS GALLERY 
300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 100DALLAS, TEXAS 75201 
BIVINSGALLERY.COM

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

CYDONIA
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.

 

Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.

 

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.

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:

Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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FREE Islamic Art Festival at the DMA Nov. 15 – 18

DETAILS at https://www.dma.org/IslamicArtFestival

Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange
Join us for a three-day celebration, with a special DMA Member event on November 15, exploring Islamic art and culture in honor of the DMA’s Keir Collection of Islamic Art. From talks to music performances to artist demonstrations, learn more about Islamic art and the influence it has had across cultures.

Wednesday, November 15

DMA Members Exhibition Talk
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
DMA Members are invited to kick off the Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange with a special lecture by Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui of Morocco, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the USA. The program is presented in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Reservations are required.

Thursday, November 16

Music Performance featuring American Bedouin
6:00–8:00 p.m., Atrium

Keynote Talk: Influence and Inspiration: Islamic Art in the Keir Collection
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium


Friday, November 17
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dozeins of activities!

Saturday, November 18

Spotlight Talk: The Utilitarian Object in Islamic Art
11:30 a.m.–noon, Keir Collection of Islamic Art, Level 1
Join art historian Michael Falcetano for this short talk exploring objects from the Keir Collection that were made to be used in everyday life.

More talks & activities

 

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This WEEKEND at The Cove: Nov. 17-18 — Genesis…Art by Darby LaGrave


Genesis   ….and other works that embrace Life
Art by Darby LaGrave

Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 5pm-9pm
5pm-9pm, with artist talk at 7pm both evenings

 

Darby draws inspiration from the expanse of the universe to the fragile creatures around her rural home to create elegant compositions that carry a message of hope, of relationship, of life.
“Genesis is the beginning. There are moments when we have vision, hope, dreams higher than we believe possible.  And yet, what are the possibilities?  What does our hope for the future spring from?  A new beginning, beginning to grow, the dawn of newness, fresh, uncluttered, uninhibited. Rest in the Presence, the hope of a future is yours.  Genesis is the future.”  –Darby
The Cove will be closed Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Nov. 18 & 19

This Weekend Shop ’til You Drop at the
8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Saturday, November 18th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 19th, 11am-4pm
Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Free Admission • Family & Pet Friendly • Swag Bags
Photos with Santa • Pet Adoptions • Toy Drive
http://funkyfinds.com/holiday.html

Charitable Raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate your community & the holiday season than shopping local & buying locally made goods! Shop with over 100 makers at the 8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience this weekend (Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 11-4) at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. ( Google map)

This indoor event is family and pet-friendly and the perfect opportunity to keep your holiday shopping dollars local. You will find the best of the best in handmade goods ranging from small batch food to fashions and home decor. As always, there’s something for everyone and every taste. All ages and pets are welcome, so bring the whole gang! Parking fee payable by cash or credit card.

Funky Finds gives back! Funky Finds events always feature a huge charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. Since Hurricane Harvey, it is imperative that we raise as many funds as possible for the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots. HSNT will be facilitating pet adoptions all weekend & our goal is one animal adoption per inch of rain from Hurricane Harvey – fifty!!! Help us reach this goal and find loving homes for all the animals that were evacuated to our area. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive one free raffle ticket! Each maker & other generous business owners have donated items for the raffle & every dime raised benefits these organizations. The first 150 shoppers to purchase $10+ raffle tickets will receive a shopping tote filled with products, samples, coupons and more.

To top things off, Santa will be on-hand for photos all weekend with a suggested donation of $5 per sitting to the Humane Society. This is the perfect opportunity to take your family photo, snap pics of your pets with Santa, and for the kids to present their wish list.

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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition”

(November 14, 2017) Dallas, TX

The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College announces “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition,” running now through December 6.

“Studio/Active” is the annual exhibition of advanced visual fine art student work. Seven student artists have been chosen from our studio program, representing the best from the advanced art studio courses at El Centro. Media submitted include figure drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, digital imaging, and mixed media sculpture. The goal of this exhibition is to foster professional practices in the work of our advanced fine art students, and as such, they will each prepare artist statements and a short gallery talk for the reception.

 

Student artists in this year’s exhibition include:

Francisco Gonzales – Digital Media

Alana Henry – Fiber Arts

Star Fraga – Jewelry/ small metals

Ellen Koerber – Fiber Arts

Janet Gamez – Life Drawing

Marshall Byrd – Life drawing/ print making

Jazmine Hartfield – Drawing

Yulisa Buendia – Drawing

A gallery talk by the student artists will take place at the reception Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Room B120.

 

For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gallery will be closed November 23-26 for Thanksgiving.

 

images:

“Olive Trees”

Description: fabric with tree prints

Artist: Ellen Koerber

Block print

 

“Pxy”

Description: cartoon character

Artist: Francisco Gonzalez

Digital print on canvas

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION

5:30 to 8 pm

 

An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 
 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.
ABOUT THE GALLERY

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

 

 

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ArtMart at the Bath House

Friday, November 17, 2017 – Reception (7-9 PM)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Sale (12-6 PM)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Sale (12-6 PM) – Live Auction (4:30 PM)

Free admission and parking

You can find the perfect Holiday Gifts for the art lover in your life at the Bath House Cultural Center’s Art Mart.

The Art Mart features an eclectic selection of original paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, cards, and other unique creations by more than 60 local and regional visual artists. Enjoy the art, along with food, live music, and a live art auction.

The proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a not-for-profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing art programs at the center.

This year, the Art Mart features artwork by:
Sally Ackerman and Lisa Payne, Eva Azul, Matt and Sharon Bagley, Rita Barnard, Martha Boles, Kathryn Boulet Hoffman, Raul Bryand, Jan Byron, Pamela Cleveland, Lisa Covert, Lisa Crews, Kitty DePetris, Dan and Lori Dudley, James Dunn, Oscar Duran, Angelika Ejtel, Brandie Ferguson, Terri Foster, Pastor García, Fred Gardner, Jay Gardner , Essie Graham, Pedro Guerra and Gloria Carrillo, Rebecca Guy, Janice Hamilton, Candace Hartman, Kaitlyn Helwig , Tricia Hicks, Deana Hinchcliff, Chad and Chelsea Hoberer, Cheryl Johnson, Kenya Jones, Amy Justice, Cindy Kelley, Evan Knapp, Barbara Lee, Audrey Legatowicz, Lilli Lehtonen, Marcela Mihaloglou, Jo Moncrief, Suzanne Morgan, Nancy Munger, Rebecca Ramos, Victoria Ratliff, Beth Ritter-Perry, Balmore Salazar , Herlinda Sanchez, Salvador Sánchez, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans Schnitzler, Frank Sowells, Sherry Talbot, Terri Thoman, Melisa Torres, Kat Warwick, Heidi Williams, Debra Worrell Hernandez, Carlos Zuniga and Dagan Newland.

www.bathhousemedia.com/artmart

Bath House Cultural Center

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2017 Paint and Photography Rowlett Reception & Awards Nov. 18


Artists Round Texas’ annual plein competition has been extended to photography. Artists began their sketches on site (Rowlett), but reference photos may be used to complete art. ALL PHOTOS must be taken during the designated days. (Oct. 28 – Nov. 11)

Registration form: PaintRowlettFlier

Location: Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett TX

RECEPTION/AWARDS: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2:00pm, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett

TAKE-DOWN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Awards
Best of Show $400, with 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for 2D media category and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for photography category, various purchase awards, including the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce. Juror: Maureen Brouillette.

Artists Round Texas  www.artistsroundtx.org – visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Artists-Round-Texas-134907919887670

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Award Winners of the SWA 2017 Members Exhibition

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view through Dec. 2nd at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.

The reception & awards presentation was held on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm   Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.

Click here to see the exhibition winners & images.

TOP AWARDS

Best of Show Mary Ann White – Elaine (left)

Signature Members Awards:

  • 1st Place Muriel Mimura – Severo – San Miguel 2
  • 2nd Place Michael Holter – Chuckwagon Bob

  • 3rd Place Colleen Dillon – Spirits

Non-Signature Members Awards:

  • 2nd Place r. mike nichols – Family Foto 3
  • 3rd Place Lawrence Raffanti – Keri & Allie Kayaking in Mykonos

 

For more information about SWA see http://www.swawatercolor.com

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JOHN HENRY: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY reception Nov. 18 at Samuel Lynne

 JOHN HENRY
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
Saturday, November 18th
5:00pm-8:00pm

Artist will be in attendance.

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

RSVP to asher@samuellynne.com

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STALLMAN / MARS : ‘Iconic Patterns’ at Laura Rathe

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and contemporary mixed media artist, Robert Mars. Though their work differs greatly in terms of technique, subject, and medium, Stallman and Mars share an interest in creating dynamic compositions that incorporate energetic forms, patterns, and colors. LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ will be on view through December 30, 2017. Opening reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm.

DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT / 1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

http://www.laurarathe.com

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges gather to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.

Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.

 

 

Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. Mars’s careful manipulation of color, text, and symbol transform these age-old icons into images that resonate with renewed contemporary vitality.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.

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Diane Walker-Gladney: Tales Told / Retold at the Metropolitan Tower

Diane Walker-Gladney: Tales Told / Retold

Ro2 Art and The Metropolitan Tower are pleased to invite you to an artist’s reception welcoming North Texas painter Diane Walker-Gladney and her solo exhibition, Tales Told / Retold.

Guests will enjoy viewing Diane Walker-Gladney’s dramatic large-scale paintings accompanied by a deejay set by noted musician, composer, and visual artist James Talambas, who was recently named “Artist of the Year” by FW Weekly.

The Metropolitan is located adjacent to Belo Park at 1200 Main, between Field and Griffin. Or by appointment through RO2 Art. For more about the artist see https://www.dianewalker-gladney.com

 

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Elements: Brenda Woodson & Asher Swan at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press


Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Elements

November 1-22, 2017 | Reception November 9, 6-9pm

ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press presents the November show, Elements, curated by The Artsy Monkey LLC. Artist Brenda Woodson and Photographer Asher Swan have joined forces for a unique exhibition of paintings and photography that explore the four major elements.

Showing: November 1-22, 2017
Viewing Hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-9pm

From Brenda Woodson: “I create abstract acrylic paintings utilizing the circle to explore perfection, the self, and wholeness… The painting technique I use involves scraping paint onto the canvas to create a focal point and then texturizing the surface to reveal irregularities and imperfections. This creates a contrast between the symbolic shape and the imperfect reality. My art aims to represent how, in our individual journey for wholeness, we must learn to accept imperfections in ourselves and others.”

From Asher Swan: “When selecting these images for this show I wanted to depict a unique perspective of what the elements of nature can encompass. I wanted to give thought and resonance to the landscape to which we live through my imagery. The abandoned series I call “The Things we leave Behind” I have selected because we as humans tend to inhabit a place and when done leave it the wind and let earth have it back. The images tell the story of that. What once was so dear and important to someone is now left to the Elements to regain.”

To find out more about the artists or The Artsy Monkey LLC, visit www.facebook.com/artsymonkey.


ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, November 9, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation.

Are you an artist interested in showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press in 2018? Contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com.

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Art and Religion Symposium at the Meadows Museum Nov. 14

Jacob and His Twelve Sons:
The Intersection of Art and World Religions
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Shira Lander, professor of practice and director of Jewish studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU
Imam Abdul Rahman Bashir, Islamic Association of Allen
Ted Campbell, professor of Church history, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
Ken Andrien, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Colonial Latin American History, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU
Adam Jasienski, assistant professor of art history, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
Larry Palmer, Professor Emeritus of Harpsichord and Organ, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

Join local scholars and SMU faculty experts for a daylong symposium examining a monumental series of religious paintings by the seventeenth-century Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán. The morning program will engage in a conversation exploring the religious context and significance of Zurbarán’s works from the vantage points of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, while the afternoon sessions will focus on broad historical, art historical, and musical contexts. The program will culminate in the evening with a keynote lecture and conversation on the timeless theme of faith in the arts led by the celebrated theologian and author N.T. Wright.
FREE; advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum

TOP: Photo by Hillsman Jackson

RIGHT: Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664)

Jacob and the Bishop:
Where Faith and Art Meet
Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m
N.T. Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Bishop Richard Trevor of Durham bought Jacob and His Twelve Sons by the Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán in 1756, and extended the Long Dining Room at Auckland Castle to provide a worthy showcase for the group. The purchase of the series was intended to communicate to the leaders of northern England the fact, which was very controversial at the time and from time to time since then, that the Jewish people and their traditions have a valued and honored place in national life. Apart from brief absences for exhibitions, the paintings have been there ever since, still conveying the same message for consideration by today’s pluralistic society. The paintings invite contemplation of the way in which art reflects on ancient traditions and out into the wider world. They also communicate the way in which faith and art, so often polarized today, can and perhaps should inform and reinforce one another. As the former Bishop of Durham, Wright lived daily in the presence of Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons at Auckland Castle.
FREE; Seating is first come, first served.
OFFSITE! Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Cross Timbers 2017 Studio Tour Nov. 10 – 12

Welcome to our Annual Studio Tour!

Opening Reception
Friday November 10th 7:00 pm
at Premier Gallery 1681 Justin Road,
Flower Mound
(972) 800-7290

Tour Dates and Hours
Saturday November 11th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday November 12th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

http://www.crosstimbersarts.com/tour-map

The purpose of the Tour, is to give the public an opportunity to explore the artistic process first hand, showcase the variety of fine art available in the local area, and create a sense of community among area artists. This unique and popular Denton County art event has provided art education in a neighborhood setting for thousands of people since its inception.

Since the first tour in 2002, the organization has grown from 6 artists to 26 and encourages membership from a wide range of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, furniture and mosaics.

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This year our annual tour will feature more artists than ever before. So we have compiled some tools to help you plan and navigate your tour. The information in this page includes tour dates, brochure map, information about Google maps used on our website, a link to our Artist Directory, and an image of our tour signs.

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McKinney Art Studio Tour Nov. 11 & 12

http://mckinneyartstudiotour.com/

The 2017 two-day MAST event will be Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, from noon until 5 p.m.

About the Tour

Walking into an artist’s studio gives you a much deeper understanding of what goes into the artwork. By seeing an artist’s environment, tools and materials and by learning about their inspirations and creative process, the art buyer gains insights into the artist’s work that is impossible to acquire by simply viewing art in a gallery. When you make a personal connection with an artist, you will forever have a deeper appreciation for the artwork, which becomes a part of your home.

McKinney Art Studio Tour is in its ninth year of providing the public with this rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at McKinney’s art community. The tour began in 2009 as a vision of local artists and teachers Sona Knox, Kerry Randol-Johnston, Lisa LaBarge and Molly Goodall. It has grown to include a wide variety of skilled artists looking to bring public awareness to the amazing collection of talent in our wonderful city.

Planning your Tour

Plan your tour by exploring the artists’ pages on our website and referencing the online or printed map, which will guide you to each artist’s location. Many of the artists, whose studios are widely spread about the city, will join with more centrally located studios in an effort to make the experience easier for tour goers. Visit as many or as few studios as you like, and at your own pace. Many of the studios are conveniently clustered near the historic downtown square, offering a variety of unique dining and shopping options.

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Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival Nov. 11 & 12

http://turtlecreekartsfestival.com/

November 11-12, 2017

Festival Hours
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission: FREE

Location:

Reverchon Park – Dallas, TX
3505 Maple Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75219

Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival kicks off its inaugural event in Reverchon Park, a 43-acre community park. Winding its way through the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creek is charming with its serene shores, manicured parks, walking paths and neighborhood events. Situated in the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creek borders the Downtown arts district as well as Highland Park, and the Oaklawn/ Cedar Springs neighborhoods.

This event will feature up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

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ETSY DALLAS Jingle Bash Nov. 11

Saturday at 10:30 AM – 5 PM
 
Eddie Deen’s Ranch944 S Lamar St, Dallas, Texas 75202

Join us as we take over Eddie Deen’s Ranch for a Texas sized, boot scootin’, kick a$$ Jingle Bash!

Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more.

Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far gather at the Jingle Bash for one-of-a-kind one-stop shopping. Admission is FREE and kids and strollers are welcome, so come down to Eddie Deen’s on Saturday, Nov 11th and join in the fun. Get there early if you want to be one of the first 50 shoppers to get one of our coveted Bash Bags filled with swag from our talented vendors!

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Nasher 360 Speaker Series on 11/11 – Tauba Auerbach

Saturday, November 11
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
360 Speaker Series
Tauba Auerbach, Artist

FREE with Admission
FREE for Nasher Members and Students
Can’t make the event? Tune in on Facebook Live.
San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.”
Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities.
Tauba Auerbach studied at Stanford University and has had numerous solo exhibitions including Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Belgium; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions in institutions such as the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design, Prague, Czech Republic; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; and Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris, France. She also runs the press and publishing house Diagonal Press.
A complimentary wine reception follows the event.
Nasher Sculpture Center | 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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Paint N’ Sip Fundraiser for FW Bloom Nov. 20

Paint N’ Sip Fundraiser for FW Bloom
Monday, November 20 at 4 PM – 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/185087698732829/
Fort Worth Bloom is a budding 501c that plants a lot of creative seeds in the Fort Worth and outlying communities. Come show them some love, and contribute to a great cause!

You can choose to paint feathers with guidance or free paint. As always, Central Arts of Bedford is BYOB. 35% of all sales will go to FW Bloom.

Central Arts of Bedford

2816 Central Dr #140, Bedford, Texas 76021

Reserve your spot by purchasing through the link below:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7EJGMHH9766CA

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Lyrically Inclined Nov. 11 in Bedford – Making art inspired by song lyrics

Central Arts of Bedford presents
Lyrically Inclined- November 11 7pm-11pm
This event invites artists to make pieces inspired by lyrics from songs. It will prove to be a lyrically exciting time! Free admission
2816 central #140 bedford TX 817-213-6989

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Join JM Gallery for an Reception Nov. 11 Featuring Photography from Shawn Saumell

Join JM Gallery this Saturday, November 11, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography by Shawn Saumell. First 50 guests will receive a complimentary copy of Shawn’s limited edition artist book A Lot to Say.

Shawn Saumell returns with two bodies of work, a ply and in a moment…for a moment, asking us to reconsider our understanding of photography and perception.  With a ply, Shawn explores our perceptions of reality and the way photographs “represent” that reality. On one level, these are simply images of tissues suspended in space and photographed. But they are much more than pictures “of” tissues. Disassociated from its original context, the physical reality of the tissue transforms into something else. Undulating, overlapping planes float in a mysterious space and appear as anything from metaphysical landscapes to conceptual architecture. As Shawn explains, “A clean pure energy is charged from the taint of our daily lives teetering on the idea of an aesthetic truth.” in a moment…for a moment explores our notion of time and moments. It is often said that photographs capture “moments,” but what is a moment? And can we capture a moment to dwell in it without the effects of time? We think of moments as points in time, distinct from the past and the future. Such moments, though, are meaningful only in light of our memories of the past and our expectations for the future. Neither past nor future, each moment becomes the past in an instant—in a moment?—as we flow, unceasing, into the future. These images, themselves captured moments, evoke the ephemeral nature of time and memory and question what it means to exist in a moment.

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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Orbital Migration at Cliff Gallery: Reception Dec. 1

November 13 – December 8, 2017–

The Cliff Gallery of Mountain View College Is honored to present ORBITAL MIGRATION, works by TIERRA FIRME.

Through a wide variety of craft media such as basketry, botanical dyes, ceramics, and installation art, Tierra Firme creates a variety of portraits about a personal subject, their home on the TXMX borderlands. Investigating ideas of memory, construction of identity, land, and sky, Tierra Firme reinterprets the narrative of the borderlands through an intimate lens.

The exhibition Orbital Migration draws its name from the idea of the cyclical relationship Latinos have with their homeland, whether emotional, monetary, or through movement. The term is also used in astronomy to refer to a major change of a planet’s orbit around its host star. Furthering the exhibition’s connection to the sky, land, and identity, Tierra Firme is inspired by the panoramic mountain aesthetics of the West Texas region, the tropical deserts of the South Texas Plains, and the civic border landscape.

 

Artists’ Bio:

TIERRA FIRME is the project-based collaboration of Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup. These daughters of the border region also pursue individual artist practices grounded in Fibers + Sculpture.

TIERRA FIRME speaks to their identity as women born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico. Their project based installation explores issues of duality, authenticity, cultural geography, and migration. Through creating artworks that respond to the physical landscape of the region, TIERRA FIRME reflects on the bi-cultural aesthetics of their border home.

Recently, Tierra Firme was awarded the 2017 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Tierra Firme has exhibited works at Brick Haus Studios in Denton, TX, Box 13 Artspace in Houston, TX, Pegasus Plaza, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, and Kirk Hopper Gallery in Dallas, TX. They currently live and work in Denton and Dallas, TX.

 

RECEPTION

December 1, 2017  6-8p  |  Artist Talk 7p

 

Cliff Art Gallery

Mountain View College

4849 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75211

 

For more information:

Alison Starr: 214-860-3649

http://tierrafirmeproject.org       analiseminjarez.com/     saritawestrup.com/   Instagram: @tierrafirmetx

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Winners of the Irving Art Association 2017 Photography Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. 75 Photographs from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the show.  For the Preview Gallery click here.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. Almost 100 people attended to view the show and awards. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Click here for the show catalog: 2017PhotographyExhibitCatalog

The show will be on view through December 1st. Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Award Winners

For the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/11/winners-of-the-iaa-2017-photography-exhibition/

Best in Show
Robert Moore
Varanasi Waif, Varanasi
Black & White 25.5 x 20 $375

 

Black & White Color Non-Traditional
1st Place
Justin Higgs
Blood Bondage
1st Place
Donna Miller
Catch Me If you Can
1st Place
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
The Money Shot
2nd Place
John Fernandez
Trombones
2nd Place
Jaminet Rivera
Red Barn
2nd Place
Minvi Duncan
Bella Firenze
3rd Place
Joseph Peña
Hays and Rays
3rd Place
Denise Remfert
Sheer Grace
3rd Place
Toby Cheng
Wild Light
Honorable Mention
Bredt Bredthauer
Thamel St.
Honorable Mention
Klaus Mayer
The Grande Mosque
Honorable Mention
Hannah Whittemore
Fire Springs

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November CADD News and Fall Bus Tour

November Openings & Other Events

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

November 4 – Openings & Events

Large Gallery
Pegasus Armor: Joshua Goode
Opening Reception: November 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017
Small Gallery
Paraíso: Erika Duque
Opening Reception: November 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017
A Celebration: Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004)
Opening Reception: November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017

November 11 – Openings & Events

Downstairs Main Gallery
On Water: Valerie Powell
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Downstairs Project Space
Plausible Structures?: Scotty Hensler
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Upstairs Main Gallery
Pass Through Me: Tabatha Trolli
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Upstairs Project Space
Seawiid: Nat Olmo
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017

November 16 – Openings & Events

Join us on November 16th from
5:30 – 7:00pm
Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

November 18 – Openings & Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Visit Circuit 12 Contemporary, home and art collection of Ken Downing and Sam Saladino, and Galleri Urbane
On the Road: Thom Jackson
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Time Pieces: Gary Schafter
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Nexus: Marla Zeigler
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Truce: Isabelle du Toit
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Gallery Two
Doubling the Cube: Rachel Hellmann
Artist will be present
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: December 29, 2017
In the Showroom
3rd Annual THE GIFT EDIT:
Carefully Curated for You and Yours
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: December 29, 2017
REFLECT: Margo Sawyer
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: February 3, 2018
Witness: Alicia Henry
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: January 2, 2018
Twelve: The Best of 2017 Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: January 20, 2018

November 30 – Openings & Events

Monster Star: Patty Rooney
Artist Reception: November 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: November 16 – December 19, 2017

Continuing

Crystal Cities: Tommy Fitzpatrick
On view through: November 4, 2017
Downstairs Main Gallery
500X Expo 2017: curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Gallery Director, The Art Galleries at TCU: Dannie Liebergot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld
On view through: November 4, 2017
Downstairs Project Space
We Made Cool: Ari Brielle
On view through: November 5, 2017
Upstairs Project Space
A Call From The Center of Things: Bárbara Cartier
On view through: November 5, 2017
Resonant Fragments: Jen Pack
On view through: November 11, 2017
Slipping Into the Glimpse: Heather Gorham
On view through: November 11, 2017
Scattered: Marci Crawford Harnden
On view through: November 11, 2017
New Works: Raymond Saa
On view through: November 11, 2017
Vetted: William Cannings
On view through: November 11, 2017
Dreamscape: Charlotte Smith
On view through: November 11, 2017
Gallery Two
Modes of Moving Air: Abby Sherrill
On view through: November 11, 2017
Architectures of Aspiration (rip):
Kristen Cochran
On view through: November 11, 2017
JFK – A Fractured Reality: Leslie Lanzotti
On view through: November 11, 2017
Joy Element: Cutting Paper and More:
Julia Trinh
On view through: November 14, 2017
Elsewhere: Christopher Gee
On view through: November 25, 2017
Luminous Opera: Catherine Howe
On view through: November 25, 2017
Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg
On view through: November 25, 2017
Small: Small works by various artists
On view through: November 25, 2017
BUILDERS: Katie Bell, Matt Kleberg, Keith Allyn Spencer, Alex Ebstein Marilyn Jolly and Brad Tucker. Organized and curated by Benjamin Terry
On view through: November 30, 2017
Drawing: Attn: John Adelman
On view through: December 23, 2017
Gallery One
STATES OF MATTER: Jessica Drenk
On view through: December 29, 2017

Save the Date

CADD FUND 2018
Sunday, March 4th, 2018

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Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt
presented in partnership with UT Dallas and The NAMES Project
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
October 7 – December 9, 2017

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique work of international arts activism that reflects the worldwide scope and personal impact of the AIDS pandemic. It simultaneously functions as a living memorial, a form of political activism, and an intimate tribute to lives lost, and the largest collaborative artwork in the world. Devastatingly, 49,000 panels currently compose the quilt representing more than 94,000 names. Selected panels will be on rotational view at the Arts Center along with interactive AIDS Quilt Touch kiosk thanks to support from UT Dallas with The NAMES Project . Additional programs and events to be announced.

Related Events: 
World AIDS Day | Nov 30, 7 – 9 PM, FREE
Related Events: DFW Community Quilting Project | Ongoing throughout Narrative Threads exhibit

Throughout Narrative Threads, community members are invited to create quilt squares that document their experience with HIV/AIDS. Participants can either create squares privately and deliver or send them to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center or make a panel on-site using materials provided by GDAC. At the end of the exhibition, we will assemble the individual squares together and photograph and publish the completed quilt online as a statement of shared memorial, grief and a collective call to action. This project strives to engage and unite the community in an international conversation through meaningful, personal reflections. When combined, the collection of squares will serve to make a poignant statement about the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS.

Instructions for at-home creators:

Your quilt square does not have to follow any stylistic guidelines. You may incorporate text, image, and objects in any way you like. It must, however, be 7 x 7 inches if you want it included in the community quilt. If you are unsure of where to start, you might try considering these questions:

How did you first learn about AIDS? What do you know about AIDS? Do you know anyone who has lived or is currently living with AIDS? What do you want to say to them? How has the exhibition impacted your understanding of AIDS? How can we work together as a community to spread awareness? What steps can we take to help end the stigma surrounding AIDS? Is there more that you want to learn about AIDS?

Drop it off or mail it to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at:
Greater Denton Arts Council, ATTN: Education, 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201

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