The First Art & Wine Walk of 2017 is THIS THURSDAY!
Sip and shop with us in the arts district! The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2017 season begins this Thursday, April 13. Presented by Plano Magazine, the Art & Wine Walk is an event where participants sample wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions and special discounts. At this month’s Art & Wine Walk, there will be exclusive promotions for Art & Wine Walk attendees offered by:
Come out and join us! It’s the perfect way to unwind in Plano’s new arts district.. and don’t worry, it’s not too late to get your tickets!
The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at either McCall Plaza (April & June) or event1013 (May, July-December). Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports.
|Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a wine passport (that can be entered into a raffle at the end of the evening to win prizes) and a wine guide. Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18.
For more information on the Art & Wine Walk and other Downtown Plano events, check out www.visitdowntownplano.com
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Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 7 – The Chosen Ones
Fri, July 7 from 7p-11p at Quixotic World on 2824 Main, Dallas 75226.
Vinyl Thoughts 7, the largest custom vinyl toy art show in the South is back for one night only! Curators Shelby Miller & Cody Phillips showcase this year’s theme of “The Chosen Ones,” featuring work by 17 artists on exhibit in Deep Ellum. Free admission, free drinks, raffles, silent auction, plus some of the most amazing three dimensional art to be seen. Seventeen of the brightest and best artists from across the nation have been challenged to each create (7) seven different custom pieces on (7) seven different vinyl forms:
Forces of Dorkness
Pete the Monster
Mr. The Sanders
Pure Cane Sugar
Creatures for Kids will also offer a silent art auction of custom art pieces benefiting ChildrenatRisk.org. Sponsors for this year’s show include Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Arnold Brewing Company, and Yelp, with more to be announced! All ages welcome, must be 21+ to drink.
– Video from previous Vinyl Thoughts events:
– What is a Vinyl Toy? video:
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Celebrated American artist William T. Wiley will be in attendance for the opening reception of his solo exhibition at Bivins Gallery on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
William T. Wiley: Where the Rub Her Meats the Rode will be on display at Bivins Gallery from May 20- July 8, 2017. William T. Wiley’s paintings and drawings feature his razor-sharp wit and chaotic candor. Delving into religion, politics, global warming, and pop culture, Wiley’s trademark authenticity and Zen-like outlook characterize his body of work. As an activist, artist, and pioneer, William T. Wiley is considered a national treasure by curators, historians, and collectors around the world.
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TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES
Presents Robert Storr, April 18
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
Many Hats/One Head – The Accidental Curator
Robert Storr is a painter who supported himself by sheetrocking, carpentry, and house painting, along with occasional art writing, when in 1990, with only an MFA in studio art, Storr was picked out of the chorus line by the newly appointed Kirk Varnedoe, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, to be a curator in that same department. What followed was an eventful twelve-year run at MoMA, with his tenure ending as Senior Curator. Then there was a stint as the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, as well as the overall directorship of the 2007 Venice Biennale, making Storr the first and, thus far, only US-born curator chosen for this role in the 112-year-old exhibition. All of this was followed by the deanship of the Yale University School of Art.
Still a professor of painting at Yale, for this Tuesday Evenings presentation Storr talks about learning on the job as a way of life during a period of extraordinarily complex, rapid, and far-flung changes in the “art world” — now a polycentric, culturally diverse, and ever-morphing economic and politic alternate reality — as well as the abiding values that draw people to art and into an “art community” primarily inhabited by makers of various kinds.
Robert Storr lives and works in New York. In addition to his posts at The Museum of Modern Art, New York University, Yale University School of Art, and his role as director of the 52nd Venice Biennale, Storr has curated and published catalogues for numerous exhibitions, including monographic shows on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. In April 2016, Storr was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to the US. As a renowned author and critic, he has been a contributing editor at
Art in America since 1981 and regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues and art publications such as ArtForum, Frieze, Parkett, Corriere della Sera (Milan), and Art Press.His most recent publication, Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois, was released on February 15, 2017.
Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
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.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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8 APRIL – 20 AUGUST 2017
What is left me
Ambreen Butt’s What is left of me addresses current political oppression and violence globally through large-scale resin installations and collage-based works. The creation of each piece is labor intensive and built upon meditative repetitive forms. Butt studied traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting at the National College of Art in Lahore and has built a unique visual language based upon that training.
Bara, Bara, Bara
Through a wide variety of media ranging from installation to performance and ceramics, Pia Camil explores themes of art history, consumerism and the Mexican urban landscape. Investigating urban ruin through interpretations of abandoned billboards, dollar stores, and iconic works of art, Camil addresses the aesthetic language of modernism and its relationship to retail and advertising.
Keer Tanchak’s site-specific exhibition embodies the idea of time travel through art history and focuses on the last two years of the artist’s studio practice. Tanchak’s approach to painting demonstrates how the medium is always operating in a web of tradition and cultural references. The exhibition serves as a metaphorical X-ray machine that exposes the building block of the language of painting: brushwork, color, and light.
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St., Dallas TX
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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.
Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.
The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.
Save the Date
Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:
Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas
Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center
Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas
Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.
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SHOW TITLE: Energy 2017
Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Thursday, April 27th from 4 to 7 PM
Communication Design students create installations using new media technology, presenting a range of concepts and designs produced at Collin College.
THE ARTS gallery Location:
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
Gallery hours are:
Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM.;
Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM
For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery or call 972-881-5873
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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Two great, juried shows featuring work from Dallas Area Fibers Artists:
Fiberlicious! 2017 Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show and
OBTAINIUM 2017 Dallas Area Fiber Artists Members’ Challenge
Shows run April 4 – 24, 2017
Closing reception is April 24, 2017 from 6:45 -9 p.m.
The Point, Center for the Arts and Education
C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX.
Open daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Note: images are from the Fiberlicious! show
Fiberlicious! 2017 Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show features one-of-a-kind works of art made from fiber materials and techniques including quilting, felting, weaving, embroidering, crocheting, needlepointing, dyeing, printing, sewing, knotting, beading, painting, and collaging.
OBTAINIUM 2017 Dallas Area Fiber Artists Members’ Challenge is a tribute to fiber artist Betty Smith, whose estate has generously donated an assortment of African Wax Print fabrics.
OBTAINIUM is fiber art created from supplies that can be had for little or no cost.
Members were asked to create a piece of fiber art for the show based on their selection of a donated African Wax Print fabric. The art can be a sculpture, wall hanging, quilt, garment, 3-D art, etc.
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HECHO EN DALLAS
April 13 – June 30, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas
Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of visual artists who reside in the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in the greater North Texas region. This exhibition is part of Dallas Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, held in the month of April. Opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
This year’s artists include : Ruda Anderson, Christopher Bingham, Lesley Brandt Rucker, Fannie Brito, Jose Cánepa, Filberto Chapa, Gabrielle Coben, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Jenny DeLaughter, Pablo Esparza, Cuyler Etheredge, Reyna Flores, Nicolás González, Bill Holmberg, Duke Horn, Rance Jones, Susan Lecky, Serina Lopez, Kevin Maldonado, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Zeenya Meherally, JD Moore, Juan Alberto Negroni, Marlene Núñez, Bob Nunn, Marsha Oliver Moser, Bill Ramsey, Ingrid W. Scobie, Una Scott, Armando Sebastian, Arazeli Torres, Luis Torres, Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, and Robertus van der Wege.
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DALLAS ARTS MONTH IN THE JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY
The Janette Kennedy Gallery hosts Kelsey Anne Heimerman exhibition, called “The American Dream” this April
Image above; “Seek You Out” by Kelsey Anne Heimerman
What: This month the Janette Kennedy Gallery is showcasing Kelsey Anne Heimerman exhibition called “The American Dream.” The exhibit is a series of distorted, figurative oil paintings in a variety of epic scales. The project took over a couple of years to complete and has grown technically, emotionally, and politically. “The American Dream” consists of more than 25 portraits, which are covering themes of inequality, feminism, and social interaction, while illustrating portraiture and everyday life. Heimerman used portrayed figures to metaphorically reflect our contemporary world. The exhibition runs from April 5 to April 28, and the artist reception will be on Saturday, April 22 from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. For more information, please visit www.kelseyanneheimerman.com.
Where: The Janette Kennedy Gallery
South Side on Lamar
1409 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
When: April 5-28, 2017 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Opening reception – April 22, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
About Janette Kennedy Gallery
The Janette Kennedy Gallery, formerly the South Side Gallery, was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the Community at large to exhibit their works. This Gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the Gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. More info visit the Facebook page.
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Artist of the Month, Tim Bolt, will be honored with a champagne reception this Sunday, April 9 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the museum.
Bolt is a former Dallasite who currently resides in Peru, but he will fly to Dallas for his reception. He will also discuss his work.
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April 8th – 30th, 2017
Opening Reception April 8th, 2017 | 7-10 pm
The Shape of Domestic Funk to Come
Sculpted 2.5D paintings utilizing a safe but jarring element of a domestic space that was always in the background growing up and never used in foreground of work.
B E F O R E
New paintings made with construction materials and sand. All of which attempt to reimagine landscape and its affect on memory and personal identity.
A manipulation of nature to express the feeling of home within a multiverse.
April Project Spaces
Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations
Curated by Kalee Appleton
Tammy Mercure’s project, Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations, consists of collaborative, visual exchanges between coupled photographers in the form of photobooks. Each book, a result of a photographer’s responses to the imagery of another photographer, is a compilation of visual narrative that creates connections between work and gives a new life to the original photographs.
Courtney Asztalos & Nydia Blas, Jessica Dean Camp & Cole Don Kelley, Angela Deane & Alisson Bittiker, Lee Deigaard & Elizabeth Stone, Hobbes Ginsberg & Andi Icaza, Michelle Groskopf & Alexander Coggin, Janna Ireland & Morgan Rachel Levy, Natalie Krick & Lissa Rivera, Ian Lewandowski & Caiti Borruso, Juan Madrid & Maggie Stockman, Ross Mantle & Chris Maggio, Noelle McCleaf & Michael McCraw, Zora Murff & Rana Young, Amy Lynn Powell & Maddie McGarvey, Tamara Reynolds & Matthew Genitempo, David Soffa & Liz Calvi, Sasha Tivetsky & Melissa Spitz, and Tara Wray & Carrie Elizabeth Thompson.
Kelsey Heimerman and Sammy Rat Rios
Curated by Seth Lorenz
Two women, lots of color and two ways of seeing the world.
Kelsey Heimerman is an objective painter that mainly paints “figures (that) are her metaphorical haystacks and they reflect our contemporary world. Using distortion, engorged layers of firm, deliberate and bleeding paint become objectified as they describe flesh, spaces, animals and a codex of modern iconography.As a seeker of knowledge and a person people are drawn to, Heimerman strives to become a part of the American female narrative. Influenced by Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, Henry Darger, Hemonous Boch, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Rosson Crow she continues diligently Project people projecting visions of a dreamlike futuristic world where all people are accepted.”
Sammy Rat Rios is a multifaceted Dallas artist, she is a musician, actress, and painter to name a few. Although her main focus is her music, her paintings are wonderful non-objective examples of her personal aesthetic. Everything she does, whether it be painting, singing, acting, or walking down the street, she does with a grace and style quite unique to herself. She is drawn to color, design, and clean simple aesthetics and she expresses these magnetisms boldly in her paintings.
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Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.
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Fort Worth Community Arts Center 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 http://fwcac.com
First Friday in the Galleries
Receptions, Friday, April 7, 2017; 6pm – 9pm
free and open to the public
Gallery 3: Of Time and Memory
by Wes Stalcup and Carol Stalcup
Gallery 4 & 5: Nepal Show, 2017
Gallery 6: Avery Kelly:
Animals and Landscapes
Front Gallery: Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections
The Fort Worth Fifteen Exhibit
Gallery 9: Fluid Nature by Kim Collins
Focus Gallery One: The Minimalist Landscape
Focus Gallery Two: Blooms
by Katherine Toon
March 24 – April 22
2955 Crockett St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107
by Elise Eeraerts
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ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press:
Artist Reception This Week! Join us on Thursday, April 6, 6-9pm
Now showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, new works by Dawn Freeland and Dovie Wu.Come see the work of Dawn Freeland and Dovie Wu, on display April 5-28, 2017. Meet the artists at this week’s reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 9 pm.
Dawn Freeland is a multimedia artist living in Dallas, Texas. She grew up in East Tennessee surrounded by music, art and storytelling. She is a winner in the Artist’s Network 2016 Acrylic Competition and will be featured in ACRYLICWORKS 4: Captivating Color published by North Light Books. Her work ranges from serene to lively and can be seen in collections both nationally and internationally. Find out more about the artist at www.dawnfreelandart.com
Dovie Wu seeks to convey movement and sensibility in her work, and enjoys exploring different painting styles, incorporating multi media and supporting surfaces. Wu loves to travel to different places to do plein air painting. Whether in Spain, Italy, Scotland, China or here in America, she often painted watercolors on location and was inspired by the new landscapes from these countries.
ArtSpace hours: Monday–Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, April 6, 6-9pm
Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com
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The premier art fair of North Texas is back! From Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017, prominent national and international art dealers and galleries will exhibit painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists at the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair located in the revitalized downtown Arts District.
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, click here.
The Fashion Industry Gallery at 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
2017 Fair Hours:
Thursday, April 6, 7pm – 10pm
Friday, April 7, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, April 9, 12pm – 6pm
Ticket information: http://dallasartfair.com/tickets/ Day passes are $25 ($20 student or senior).
Preview the Dallas Art Fair on Artsy.com:
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April 6-9, 2017
Irving Convention Center
2017 DFW Fiber Fest
DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes. We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix). Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning. (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page
Vendor Hall is Open to the Public
Friday, April 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$5/Day Pass or $10/Weekend Pass
FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND
Friday Night Event Speaker
Author and Knitter’s Review Founder
Event Pass is Required for Entry on Friday Night
A few tickets remain for the Friday Night Event.
Tickets are available online until Tuesday Evening, April 4.
Any remaining passes will be available on-site from
the Registration Table at the Irving Convention Center
on Friday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Jill Nonnemacher: The Tragic Sense of Self
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212
Haley-Henman proudly presents Jill Nonnemacher’s solo exhibition of new sculptures, titled The Tragic Sense of Self. Her sculptures express “unsaid feelings” and the emotionality of discomfort, fragmentation, fear, corrosion and the ugliness of life. She delves into the depths of self in terms of horror, trauma and tragedy. These sculptures are for us–to experience them in personal and universal ways.
Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.
The reception is free and open to the public. For more information call John at 214-532-3225. www.haleyhenman.com
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Houston fiber artists, Cynthia Hickok, Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser and Linda Thompson will share their diverse textile artistry April 5-26, 2017, at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. Their work has been shown in museums and galleries worldwide, and can be seen in many textile and decorator publications.
Cynthia creates her embroidered pieces from her sewing machine which she terms “an extension of her arm.” As each thread of a different color is placed next to each other, “the eyes will dance to the blended colors.”
Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser, a full time studio artist, “is inspired by the world around us and the events that influence our lives. She likes to translate changes in our lives into her work and what she often refers to as ‘the dance’”
Linda Thompson, works with fabrics such as organza, muslin, linen and silk to create artistic garments that have been dyed, overdyed using the Shibori resist technique.
Join the Keller Public Arts Board and Meet the Artists, Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm or 7 to 9 pm. Harpist Susan Koskelin will be on hand at the evening reception for the listening pleasure of all. Enjoy viewing the exhibition while sharing conversation and refreshments with these talented ladies. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 817-743-4000. Visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts
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Frisco Fine Art/Masterpiece Gallery welcomes contemporary abstract artist Maria Teresa D’Azucena in the exhibit “Miami Meets Frisco”, which runs through April 30. A reception to honor the artist will be held on Friday, April 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A native of El Salvador, Azucena received an education degree and ran a successful school before moving to Miami, where she studied painting under such well-known artists as Alberto Pancorbo and Baruj Salinas. Working primarily in mixed media, she is inspired by nature and figures from her Latin American culture.
Her vibrant, colorful work has been featured in solo and group shows around the world, and she is represented by galleries in New York, Miami, Paris, and beyond. She currently serves as a director of Art Projects USA and shares her passion for art with children.
FRISCO FINE ART GALLERY
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
2601 Preston Rd, # 2002 Frisco, TX 75034
email@example.com Tel. 214.872.1917
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
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The Bedford ArtsFest is an annual fine arts festival featuring local and regional artists on April 8, 2017. FREE ADMISSION.
Saturday, April 8th from 10am-6pm at the Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76021
Featuring original fine arts in these categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Painting, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and more.
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Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017
ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE!
Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from six different stages and two additional performance areas, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks.
Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot.
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OHN SUGHRUE AND CHRIS BYRNE
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO THE
DALLAS ART FAIR
BENEFITTING THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART,
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER AND
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
CHAMPAGNE SERVED BY RUINART
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES BY THE JOULE
FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY
1807 ROSS AVENUE
DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING ON AKARD STREET
TICKETS ARE $300 PER PERSON AND AVAILABLE AT
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April 3 – 28, 2017
Reception Sunday, April 22, 2-4 pm
Twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970 to protest the deterioration of their environment due to the ravages of the industrial revolution. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. By 1990, Earth Day was a global event, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, in spite of climate change deniers and well-funded lobbyists, Earth Day has become the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.
The TVAA Gallery once again celebrates Earth Day this April with an exhibit of art inspired by our concern for environmental issues.
Mary Alice Binion
Lori Ann Fitzgerald
Karen Shields Smith
Prospectus: 2017 Earth Day Prospectus (doc) and 2017 Earth Day Prospectus (pdf)
Curator Shari Hornish firstname.lastname@example.org
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SENSITIVE WATER MAPPING – MEMORY UNFOLD
SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
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Amélie Ducommun is a French-Swiss artist who lives and works in Barcelona. She was born in 1983 and graduated from Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (ENSAD) and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Ducommun’s striking paintings attempt to harness both the beauty and energy of natural landscapes. A seasoned traveler, the artist draws her creative inspiration from discovering new panoramas and exploring unfamiliar geographies. Much of her work focuses on the temporality and subjectivity of memory, foregrounding questions of perception and emotion,as well as the interrelation between natural elements. For Ducommun, truth can be found in first impressions, the fleeting moment when unfamiliarity compels a focus on emotional candor and unbiased observation.
Ducommun has participated in more than 60 exhibitions internationally, including Dak’art, and the Beijing Contemporary Art Biennale, and was silver medalist at the 9th painting games of the Francophonie in Nice. We are honored to represent Amelie Ducommun at WALL Gallery and invite you to this solo exhibition on view through May 12, 2017.
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Arts in the Square 2017 – Frisco Texas
About the Eighth Annual Arts in the Square Festival
Arts in the Square is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations on April 1-2, 2017 in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. This eighth-annual festival is presented by Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square hosts and presents events throughout the year and has a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd. Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue for enhancing the artist’s visibility in the community. During the festival, cash prizes for Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500), along with nine student prizes will be presented. Other amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality.
Festival Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11AM-6PM and Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 11AM-6PM
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C12 PRESENTS A SOLO EXHIBITION
SHIFTING FANCY OF THE CROWD // WORKS BY HOWARD SHERMAN
ARTIST RECEPTION 01 APRIL 2017 | 6-9 PM
(ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)ON VIEW 25 MARCH – 6 MAY 2017
CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX, 75207
Howard Sherman received his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2006. During his tenure at UNT, Sherman was fortunate enough to work with esteemed professor Vernon Fisher before Fisher’s retirement. It was during this time that the artist discovered and defined a visual language that has continued to evolve.
Sherman has been leading a new generation of bombastic contemporary painters in the Texas art world. His typically human-scale canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning, offsetting the loud, raw power of his aggressive paint strokes with a playful sense of humor. In contrast, the artist’s smaller works on paper reveal his intuitive use of material in a distilled, yet still assertive manner.
The large paintings facilitate the immense physicality within Sherman’s work, while leaving space for his keen sense of formal resolution. The frenetic and muscular heft of his work is balanced with a measured precision and a thoughtful integration of a number of historical art history influences. Sherman’s cartoonish figuration complements his bold use of abstract mark making which can be construed as portraits, punch lines or poems. He is constantly refining his visual and conceptual vocabulary, recently experimenting with sculptural surfaces and collage.
Only two years after completing his M.F.A., Sherman was featured in a solo traveling exhibition originating at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. His work is in several museum collections and is on permanent display at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The artist has been profiled numerous times in New American Paintings, appears in the 2010 book Texas Artists Today and was chosen for the cover of the recently released art history book Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. Rice University is now collecting his personal artifacts for its research center.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Sherman continues to further his craft and studies. He has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, School of Visual Arts, the McColl Center for Visual Art, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Artist Residency Program and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Sherman has been in a number of solo exhibitions across the United States, and his work has been featured in group exhibitions in Texas, California, New York, Florida, Spain, India and Peru.
Sherman lives and works in Houston and New York City.
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CIRCUIT12 | ART CITY AUSTIN
31 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2017
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Art City Austin, our community’s three-day art fair and festival, will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. This historic event is a celebrated combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists maintaining its designation of Austin’s annual Art event of the year.
“Art City Austin consistently offers the community an exceptional visual arts experience,” said Art Alliance Austin Interim Executive Director, Jade Walker. “Our goal every year is to make this festival as dynamic and energetic as the hundreds of artists, volunteers, and patrons that make up the Art City Austin family.”
Organizers expect 125 individual artists from across the country to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer, plus an art fair inside the exhibition hall will welcome 20 galleries throughout Texas.
The Art City Austin festival grounds will also feature a number of exciting attractions including multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include award-winning photographer Clifton Henri, Austin fine jewelry designer Haley Lebeuf, and Jay Long, a long-time Art City Austin artist.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase and the festival grounds will showcase live music from a wide variety of local musicians coordinated and curated by Black Fret. As always, Art City Austin is a family friendly event, offering designated children and family areas featuring hands on arts and crafts activities with support from community partners Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and The Contemporary Austin.
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NEW EXHIBIT OPENING SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH AT
WEBB GALLERY – WAXAHACHIE
MARK TODD – Don’t Go To Hell Without Saying Goodbye…..the fake records and rare book show
Opening party: Sunday, April 9th 4-7April 9 – June 4th
with dj Jeff Paul spinning real records
gallery open Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm
209 W. Franklin – downtown Waxahachie, Texas
Mark Todd is a record collector and an artist who last year started painting his renditions of albums he was listening to in the studio each day.
With his illustrator, comic book style the albums each took on a new life and hilarity. We approached Mark about doing an exhibit like a true record fair, installed leaning up on the wall such as the racks of highly collected albums. He had enjoyed painting the records, but set out to create a record show with all fake records, true to his comic and zine style and cleverness.
Along with the records, we will have racks of rare books with artistic style and obscure subjects.
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Visit Ro2 Art
April 7 – 9, 2017
Preview Gala April 6
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
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Adam Benjamin Fung
Brian K. Jones
Nomadic Fungi Institute
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Martsolf Lively Contemporary
521 N. Interurban, Richardson, Texas 75081
A Priori Series of Paintings
by Jim Lively
April 22, 2017 – July 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 to 9pm
Fashion designer, Paulette Martsolf and artist, Jim Lively brought their creative talents together to create an innovative concept of merging unique and original fashion with contemporary visual art. The concept gave birth to the endeavor known as “Allie – Coosh Lifestyle” and “Martsolf Lively Contemporary” where fashion gracefully and seamlessly collides with fine art. Previously, Paulette owned Allie-Coosh which featured her own creative fashion for twenty-four years located in Snider Plaza. Due to escalating rent, she decided to renovate the building she owned near downtown Richardson which housed her manufacturing. The renovations resulted in an industrial chic venue which now houses both her manufacturing, a fashion boutique, art gallery and artist studio.
As the renovations began to unfold, Jim contemplated as to what might be an appropriate theme for a series of paintings to christen the new venue. After some thought, he kept being drawn back to his days in college where he had the luxury of studying philosophy. Jim was always intrigued by the concept of a priori which may be defined as relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience.
The first painting in this series is entitled “Fresh Start” which is an abstract piece that incorporates imaginary asymmetrical shapes into what appear to be wood grain slats. By its title, the painting is not dependent upon past experience but instead is forward looking and intended to be somewhat unique. Several of the pieces in the series such as the whimsically titled “Little Black Dress” embraces the theme of the Allie – Coosh Lifestyle and Martsolf Lively Contemporary of where fashion collides with art.
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Please join us this Memorial Day in celebration of our local veterans, veteran artists, and the therapeutic art program created to support them. Through the compassionate efforts of For Love & Art, a Dallas-based charity focused on the healing effects of creation, we seek to provide relief for our struggling veterans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, Art therapy, digital technology and the preternatural power of art.
Peep Show Texas
This benefit will be showcasing artists of military background and specifically featuring the work of Roger Montoya.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS ! Veteran Artists, Vendors & Live Creators! FREE to enter. Email Examples of your work to PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com
Volunteer opportunities are available! Email or message us for more information @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com
Food trucks, vendors, and other entertainment will be announced over the coming weeks! Keep an eye out for updates.
Monday, May 29TH
Doors @ 2PM-10PM
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In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving.
All members, local artists, and Irving residents are invited to the Reception for the exhibits: Sunday, April 2 from 2-4 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061.
The exhibit at the West Irving Library will be on view March 26 – May 28.Participating artists: Sharon Giles, Rachel Gregory, Susan Murray, Kathleen Ramirez, Frankie Sieloff-Couch, and Hannah Wittemore. Brochure: CelebrateIrvingExhibitWestIrvingLibrary. The library is located at 4444 W. Rochelle Road Irving, TX 75062 (near the intersection of Rochelle and Esters.)
The exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts will be on view March 26 – May 5. Participating artists: Betty Bessler, Dorothy Blalock, Jim Duncan, Pete Fernandez, Sharon Giles, Rachel Gregory, Virginia Jenkins, Jean Knauber, Pallavi Moharir, Susan Murray, Nell Owen, Victoria Robinson,, and Frankie Sieloff-Couch. Brochure: CelebrateIrvingExhibitJayceePark.
The West Gallery at Jaycee Park is devoted to a memorial exhibit for long-term Irving resident and member of the Irving Heritage SocietyThelma Coleman. It includes family photography, biographical information, as well as arts and handicrafts created by Thelma.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5-7 PM, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Discover the works of talented, emerging artists in our community featuring the recent works of Denton Independent School District high school art students. http://dentonarts.com
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FBCAA Spring Show 2017
The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be presenting their spring show during April 2017 at the Farmer’s Branch Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX. Works will include oils, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.
FBCAA’s mission is to promote the enjoyment of the visual arts in the surrounding areas. Anyone who enjoys art will enjoy this show, as well as anyone who desires more knowledge.
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