Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

Corrinda Raine: The Lady of White Rock Lake at Metropolitan Press

Corrinda Raine and The Lady of White Rock Lake: The Haunting
Showing: October 4-25, 2017 | Artist Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9pm

ArtSpace hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, August 10, 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, contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com

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In Living Color at The Janette Kennedy Gallery This October

The Janette Kennedy Gallery will feature new and original artwork by local Dallas artists, Mike Bosch and Mikka entitled In Living Color. An artist reception will take place October 7 at the gallery located at South Side on Lamar.

The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar 1409 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 426-1575

In Living Color exhibit – October 2017 Artist reception – Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Free

About Janette Kennedy Gallery:
The Janette Kennedy 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. For more information, visit the their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Janette-Kennedy-Gallery-151361824892591/

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Visual Arts in Allen for October

Allen Arts Alliance Celebrates the Arts and Humanities in Allen

The Allen Arts Alliance, and the city of Allen, join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Allen Arts Alliance, our local arts and cultural organizations and schools will be partnering through activities that honor and share the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of daily life in Allen.

The City of Allen City Council will be adopting a Proclamation in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month at the October 10th City Council Meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate, through our local arts organizations, in what has become the country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities. Attached is a list of some of programs and events taking place this October in Allen.

ALLEN ART EVENTS OCTOBER, 2017 – Exhibits and Workshops

 

Allen Heritage Guild
Allen Heritage Center Depot Museum; October 14 and 28th – Saturdays, 10am – 2 pm; tours available by appointment.
Open House at the Allen Heritage Village, Oct 21, 12:30-2:30pm; Oct 22, 2-4 pm;

Blue House Too ARTSPACE – WATTERS CREEK
David J. Stana – America in Kodachrome; photography exhibit through October 15
Allen Teen Arts Council; Halloween Bash; October 21, 7-9pm
Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride; painting exhibit from October 20th through November 12th, 2017

Visual Arts League of Allen – VALA –AT BLUE HOUSE TOO ARTSPACE – WATTERS CREEK
VALA Series ‘Sweets & Treats’ Family Painting Workshop; Sunday, Oct 1st  2017; 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Blue House Too
VALA series “SPOOK-tacular” Painting workshop; Oct 8th 2017; 12:00pm – 2:00 pm at Blue House Too

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2017 Fall Open Studios at Continental Gin Building Oct. 20 & 21

The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft. of space on three floors and over $500,000 in local art.

Only available to the public twice a year during the spring and fall, Continental Gin Building Studios, located at 3309 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood, will open its doors Friday, October 20th, 6-10pm and Saturday, October 21st, 2-8pm.

Continental Gin Building Studios prides itself in providing Dallas with innovative artwork from a wide range of contributing artists who represent the creative power in our city. 2017 Fall Open Studios allows for these local artists to share their works with the Dallas community, featuring the creative talent of North Texas. http://continentalginbuilding.com

The Fall 2017 Open Studios will feature 50 Artists and a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Benefiting CerfPlus which provides assistance to artists. More information about CerfPlus https://cerfplus.org/

 

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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair – rescheduled to Oct. 21

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with a weekend-long art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit http://www.theartistsshowplace.com.

 

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

Dallas, Texas 75248

972-233-1223

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Gooder – Group Show in Various Media Oct. 7 at Grackle Art

Grackle Art Gallery – Gooder- Group show in various media by Aaron Roe, Sami Cline, Heather Bird, Liz Johnston, Jimray Scott, Eddie Brassart, JoeArt LaBerge, Rosalie Kobetich, William Seybold, Aaron Hutchinson, Cherisha Norman and Darlene Watson.

Musical artists: Eric Osbourne, Tortuga Redfro and Rebecca Jozwiak.

Sat, Oct 7th, 7-11pm. Free.

The Grackle Art Gallery is located on the Fort Worth’s cultural district’s west side in the heart of Arlington Heights at 4621 El Campo, FW, 817-615-0681, Gallery Hours: by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

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2017 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights

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Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2016 State Fair of Texas opened on Friday, September 29 and extends through October 22. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/caresults/. Check out the prize winners!

The Fall Garden Program is back again and includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit . Local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork. More including a list of artists here: http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

Laura Waiter sculpture

Fair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture, with monumental sculpture and murals from the Art Deco period. A recent book Fair Park Deco, published by TCU Press, is an in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition.

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. The current exhibit is Silent Dialogues by Du Chau.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. The museum also hosts art exhibits.

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When the Mystery of Creativity Appears – Reception Sept. 30 at TVAA Downtown Gallery

When the Mystery of Creativity Appears

September 27 – October 25, 2017

RECEPTION Saturday, September 30 2-4pm

This show will focus on works that were inspired by the spiritual, inspirational and intuitive. Art often is inspired by our unconscious and gives us images and ideas we did not expect or plan. It is our creative imagination that is based on the intuitive within us the deepest and profound work. Sometimes we are inspired by spiritual ideas to create our best art.

About the Curator: Esther Ritz is a local Dallas artist. She has had gallery representation in the past with Haley Henman, Modartists and Murray Coven galleries. She has a number of both one person and group shows in both Dallas and Santa Fe NM. She is a long time member of TVAA and won several awards, including best in show. She does both abstract and figurative work.

 

Downtown Gallery

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Pinners Conference & Expo Sept. 29-30 in Arlington

A convention and expo especially for those who enjoy pinning those artsy and craftsy ideas to boards on Pinterest.

https://tx.pinnersconference.com

Enjoy fun classes and shopping – Check out the “The Classes!” tab to learn more. You’ll also encounter over 200 exhibiting businesses providing beautiful shopping options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry and all sorts of other things!

When and where

Friday and Saturday, Sept 29-30, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas (1200 Ballpark Way)

Hours

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission

Admission and Expo shopping – $8 (promo codes available from exhibitors & sponsors)
Admission & 2-class wristband – $15
Admission & All-day classes – $29
Admission & 2 days of all classes – $49
VIPinner – $129 (see tickets for details; includes VIP Night and other great stuff)
Online Pass (1-year-membership) – $29 (view Pinners-selected online classes)

*Children 12 and under are free to all events. Discount codes are available from show sponsors. Some classes will have an optional materials fee if you’d like the in-class kits (which you pay in class, the day of the show). (See the “Presenters” page). Tickets are non-refundable.

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Midlothian Cheer Mistletoe Market Nov. 11

Midlothian Cheer Mistletoe Market

Nov 11th – 10am to 3pm
Frank Seale Middle School
700 George Hopper Rd
Midlothian TX 76065

https://www.facebook.com/Midlothian-Cheer-Mistletoe-Market-326087234433950/

Join us as a vendor or come shop with us!

For more information contact
turner.gayle@yahoo.com

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SEPIA Exhibition: A Legacy in Photography

“Sepia magazine began in Fort Worth, Texas in 1947 as Negro Achievements, a magazine highlighting African American success articles and featuring reader-submitted true confessions stories. In 1951, two years after the death of its black founder, Horace J. Blackwell, Sepia found new leadership in white business mogul, George Levitan. With Levitan’s guidance, the magazine became the longest standing competitor to the more successful African American magazine, Ebony.”

– Mia L Anderson, Ph.D. Seeking a Place in the Sun, Sepia Magazine’s Endeavor for Quality Journalism and Place in the Negro Market, 1951-1982


Sept. 25 – Oct. 27, 2017

South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas TX  sdcc.dallasculture.org/


Horace J. Blackwell, a black entrepreneur, set out to create a publication company that produced a true confessions tabloid magazine for African Americans. His first endeavor was The World’s Messenger in 1942 and was one of only two publications distributed regionally for African Americans. Blackwell’s success with The World’s Messenger, led to his 1946 production of Negro Achievements. John H. Johnson’s new publication, Ebonymagazine in 1945, was also influential in Blackwell’s creation of the additional magazine. This new publication would provide an alternative for Blackwell’s regional audience. Blackwell died in 1949 of a stroke, but left intact a publication company that changed ownership to a new leader.

In 1951, George Levitan purchased Negro Achievements and changed the name of the magazine to Sepia. The publication focused primarily on various aspects of African American culture, including religion, civil rights, education, entertainment, and politics. With the objective of fostering leadership, the magazine also published articles on the development of Black institutions, including colleges and universities.

Sepia had a circulation of approximately 160,000 in 1982, which was its final year of publication. Beatrice Pringle one of the first African American women publishers was its last publisher and left the magazine 1981. The Sepia Photographic Archive is one of the most valuable resources of African American achievement in the world, and is an immense catalogue of American culture and history. The archive contains over 10,000 photographs, and is one of the most important collections of historical photography ever amassed. The Sepia Photographic Archive is the property of the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.

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Frisco Fine Art Grand Opening begins Friday, Oct. 6

Frisco Fine Art comes to Main Street with one of the most spectacular grand openings Frisco has ever seen: Eight solid days of events to celebrate bringing outstanding local, regional, national and international artists to downtown Frisco. The celebration of our world-class, homegrown art gallery begins with tours and a meet and greet on Friday, October 6, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. In the evening, enjoy sips and bites by chef Jason Martin from 360 Restaurant at Gentle Creek Country Club and meet inspirational painter Charlotte Van Ross and Christian art phenom LaMar Yosef.

Then come back on Saturday for a book signing by Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL, and to watch a live painting demonstration by local artist Courtney Peace, presented by Cornbread Hustle. For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917 or visit www.friscofineart.com.

 

Frisco Fine Art

7227 Main Street

Frisco, Texas 75034

214-872-1917

http://www.friscofineart.com

events@friscofineart.com

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Slideshow with photographs from American National parks Oct. 14

National State Park Slide show: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  from 7 pm to 8 pm

This slideshow shows one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king.

Location: Blue House Too, 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013

David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

David’s multi-image slide show is produced to present his photography with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows, it event had an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging.

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

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Tom Holland: Birds and Water opens Oct. 27 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is proud to present Tom Holland: Birds and Water from October 27 through December 2, 2017.

Tom Holland’s paintings and freestanding paintings are inspired by natural elements of California, where the artist currently resides. The sinuous forms and organic colors of his work call to mind the landscape and scenery of the celebrated artist’s surroundings. A distinguished American artist, Holland’s works on aluminum and fiberglass have brought him critical acclaim and can be seen in the permanent collections of the Whitney, MoMa, the Hirshhorn, and the Guggenheim, among many others. He is a globally recognized artist who has been the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the world.

The solo exhibition will be unveiled at Bivins Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at which the celebrated artist will be present. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the opening and for all guests of Bivins Gallery during normal business hours.

ABOUT BIVINS GALLERY

Located on the ground floor of 300 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Bivins Gallery showcases modern and postwar contemporary art. The shared vision of Karen and Michael Bivins, Bivins Gallery represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists. For more information, visit bivinsgallery.com.

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Floyd Newsum: The Things I see opens Sept. 30 at KHFA

The Run, 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 5 x 7.5 inches

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

The Things I See | Floyd Newsum

September 30 – November 4, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is thrilled to welcome back artist Floyd Newsum (Houston) for his latest solo exhibition,entitled The Things I See. This exhibit will feature Newsum’s newest and most ambitious work to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 30th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m

 

Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that take the form of glyphs alluding to Floyd’s own story and upbringing. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however, his subject matter centers on deeper meanings of cultural climates, political statements and personal events. His naïve style echos African culture and serves as a blended creation of spirit works and ancestral stories. The contour line drawings of a floating woman in The Run and in Spirit and Serpent are prime examples. Floyd’s use of the floating woman pays homage to the great women that have impacted his life; they become free floating spirits making their presence known to their viewer. It is no surprise that Floyd places such a strong emphasis on depicting women in his works; after all, women are the bearers of life, they nurture and protect.

 

Other images such as dogs, birds and fish can easily be seen in Floyd’s work as well. The dog, bird and fish are obvious and hidden symbolisms he creates as a dialogue to represent fidelity, grace and the ability to soar and overcome struggles. Throughout art history, artists such as Jan Van Eyck and early Renaissance artists have incorporated these same elements to give important meaning to an event. Ladders and houses are also visual elements incorporated into his compositions, representing family and his father who was one the first fire fighters in Memphis. The ladder and house become metaphors for faith, family structure and the ability to overcome obstacles. Newsum has an uncanny ability to harmoniously introduce vignettes through vivid staccato strokes of undulating line. His slow reveals acknowledges what a great storyteller he really is.

 

 

Floyd Newsum. Four Tables in Red, 2017. Acrylic and oil on paper. 52 x 80 inches

 

Artist Biography

 

Floyd Newsum, a painter and printmaker with a career spanning four decades is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. Currently a University of Houston art instructor, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art. Recently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired two of Newsum’s paintings. His work belongs to many private collections such as, Alice Walton Proietti, Lester Smith and Gerald and Anita Smith. As well as in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

 

 

The Spirit and the Serpent, 1989 – 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 13.25 x 16 inches

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The Art of Science Fiction Sept. 30

The Art of Science Fiction

Beam me up Scotty! Join the “spacey” crew at Against the Grain for an evening of celebrating the ‘Art of Science Fiction’ with local emerging artist Heather Mac for a completely different methodology in mixed media and more. We will be showcasing Heather’s unique translation on one of the most popular of genres, science fiction, focusing on the fandoms of Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who to create some interesting fan-art. This will be a fun-filled event for the entire family! View Heather’s amazingly different sci-fi art, bring the kids in to join the coloring contest (prizes awarded) & join in the cosplay (dress-up) to win even more prizes. Pack up your space crew and beam on over to Against the Grain for a truly geeky evening of sci-fi fun and art! (Hey, they totally go together!)

September 30th, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
111 East Bridge Street, Granbury, Tx  682-936-4443
**20 % of proceeds from this show will go to purchase New books & activity books for the patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center.

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Art Exhibit: America in Kodachrome

America in Kodachrome” is about the days when slide film photography may have been at its best and image capture was at its purest before the influence of computers. What you saw through the viewfinder was what you got and the only real manipulation of the image was with camera exposure. Sure you had focus and depth of field and different ISO films but shooting slides was very limited on the latitude the film could handle. …and no control during the processing of the image.

Location:

Blue House Too ArtSpace

934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas 75013

This exhibit is about one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king. David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

Beyond the exhibited images on the walls David will be exhibiting several Multi-Image slide shows produced to present his photography starting with his earliest presentation entitled “Moods” that was produced over 40 years ago and with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows with an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging and the slide show is now a video on You-Tube.

Come and see what media was like before MTV and smart phones and see an exhibit of unaltered images directly out of the camera and learn what shooting slide film was all about!!

 

Exhibit Dates and Hours

Open through Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Wed – Fri: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Multi-Image slide show:

Oct. 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

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Moments, Martin Lam Nguyen Solo opening Oct. 5 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is honored to present Moments, a solo show by Martin Lam Nguyen. Please join us for either the opening reception on October 5, 6-8 p.m. or our closing reception November 3, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through from October 5, to November 5, 2017.

A devoted priest, long serving educator, and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work in drawings and lessons from a life marred by war mixed together with joyful religious service, like ink and water on paper, with the desire to teach and inspire.

Martin Lam Nguyen was born in Vietnam; he arrived in America as a refugee in 1979 and became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross a decade later. He joined the art department of the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and continues there as Associate Professor of the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Moments brings together three of Nguyen’s major multi-year projects; Mountain Waits, Lucie, and Painting the Social Network for the first time. Encompassing every inch of the gallery, in an impressive installation, thousands of cataloged moments are laid out in a grid format in each project. The result is abounding repetition and yet individuality, as each painted or drawn image, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

However, Nguyen’s work is less about him and more about us, the viewer, as he creates a space for us to contemplate the moments of our own lives while viewing his work in the present moment.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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Turtle Creek Arts Festival Nov. 11 & 12 & call for artists

TURTLE CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL DEBUTS IN DALLAS IN NOVEMBER 2017


New, Two-Day Arts Festival at Reverchon Park Features

Local and Regional Artists and Crafters, Live Music, Gourmet Food Trucks and More

 

Free to Attend; Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

The inaugural Turtle Creek Arts Festival, a new, two-day arts festival, will debut in Reverchon Park in Dallas, Texas this fall. Set for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more. Free to attend, the festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

Run by artist volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how to best connect with consumers, the festival is founded by Randall D. Fox, an arts advocate that and owner and operator of The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPs). An organization that supports arts groups throughout the Southeast and hosts award-winning festivals created by artists for artists, upon spending time in Dallas, not only did Fox fall in love with the city and art community but as soon as he saw Reverend Park and the Turtle Creek neighborhood he couldn’t think of a better place to host a free arts festival and start a new tradition.

“It’s the perfect home for an arts festival, not to mention a picturesque backdrop to showcase the amazing talent that Dallas has to offer,” says Fox. “We’re going to keep it as local as possible with the best interests of the artists and neighbors in mind.”

For more information about the Turtle Creek Arts Festival, visit www.turtlecreekartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Application deadline for artists: September 30, 2017  https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5297   $25 application fee

 

WHAT:            Turtle Creek Arts Festival

WHEN:                       Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:                     Reverchon Park

3505 Maple Ave

Dallas, TX 75219

COST:                        Free

Open to all ages and dog are welcome.

 

WEBSITE:      www.turtlecreekartsfestival.com

ABOUT THE ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES:

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC (AFFPS) was established in 2005 to support the arts community by operating arts and craft events and festivals in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. AFFPS was formed to create a way of integrating and encouraging both social interactions and the opportunity for individuals and businesses to obtain cross exposures in marketplaces that they may normally not have. Its festivals, events and markets enjoy diverse social and economic participants. All events are professionally managed and maintained to create a “destination” in which both public and private opportunities for economic growth can be explored. AFFPS works in partnership with the communities and cities in the metro Atlanta and beyond to expand public access to art.  For more information, visit www.affps.com.

 

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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate

The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly announces the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates. From the objects that he creates to the orchestrated exchange of ideas within communal space, Gates has changed what it means to be a sculptor today.

With a strong focus on the material aspects of memory, history, and place, Nasher Prize 2018 Laureate Theaster Gates has established a new paradigm for sculpture by joining together disparate methods of artistic production—the creation of discrete objects and the re-zoning, rebuilding, and reterritorializing1 of architectural spaces.
In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. In addition, each winner receives an award object designed by the architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Renzo Piano.
from the Nasher website.
https://youtu.be/ZWCwNm_2dDU

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Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30

We’re marking our 27th Anniversary, One of A Kind, with a gala celebration this upcoming Saturday, September 30th.  We hope that you’ll join us for the festivities on from 10 – 5:30.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
888-865-2228/Tollfree

 www.kittrellriffkind.com

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6 Sundays 1- 5

 

One of a Kind
Join Us As We Celebrate Our 27th Anniversary 
For our anniversary we are featuring an exhibit of unique One of a Kind pieces created especially for our new gallery by many of our favorite artists who have shown with us over the past 27 years.
The opening reception will be from 10 until 5:30 on Saturday, September 30th.
Artists whose work will be featured include Wendy Saxon Brown, Mary Mullaney, Jen Violette, Susan Gott, Charlie Miner, Carol Milne, Cal Breed, Josh Simpson, Marty Kremer,  and Bronwen Heilman — just to name a few.
Some of them are posted on our website — so you can sneak a peek.  For those late arrivals, well you’ll just have to come see them for yourself….
The exhibit will continue through the month of October.

20% Discount

Saturday, September 30th

Enjoy a

20% discount
on all purchases*
in the Gallery
on Saturday, September 30th
as we kick off our month long celebration.
*Not valid on custom orders, layaways,
gift certificates, previous purchases or other offers.
Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

What Else Is New?
Classes, Directions & What-Not 
Kente by Josh BernbaumMark your calendars!
Our annual Ornament Extravaganza opening will be on Saturday, November 11th this year.  Plan to visit us early for the best selections…

There is still space in several of our fall classes for those who want to hone their glass skills.— call the studio to register, 972-239-7989.

For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989

Recipe of the Month
Apples Are Here…
Landscape Pair by Shawn Messenger
Yay, it’s fall, and time for apples!
Nothing better than a good apple eaten out of hand or cored stuffed with brown sugar, butter and chopped nuts, baked and served warm…  Topped with vanilla ice cream.
I recently came across a recipe for Apple Roses that I want to try out.  Looks easy and so pretty!  Oh, and it’s done with puff pastry, another of my favorite things.
This weekend it will be Pork Loin With Apples, Cider & Calvados, like they do it in Normandy in the fall.  (Can do this with pork chops or chicken as well.)
Yum!
 
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
888-865-2228/Tollfree

 www.kittrellriffkind.com

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1- 5

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities. http://vastarts.org

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and

opacity.

Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
September.
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Carolstoecker1@gmail.com
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
128.
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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OJAI Junket opening Sept. 24 – a triple threat tour of Dallas art!

OJAI Joint Administrative Intelligence Junket

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 4-6 PM 
  • Where: 500X, The Box Company, Ro2 Art

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s farcical bureaucratic agency, The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) has invaded Dallas with two shows, Fruit Efficiency at Ro2 Art and A Hard Place at 500X Gallery. If you haven’t had a chance to see the brilliant work of the bureaucracy in action yet, now may be your last chance, as both shows are drawing to a close this Sunday.

Luckily, Ro2 Art, 500X, and The Box Company have teamed up to bring you an exciting triple threat tour of both OJAI shows, plus Ro2 Artist Julie Libersat’s show with Nic Mathis, Intersections, at The Box Company. It will be a wild ride filled with bureaucracy, architecture, roads, and postcards. Our first stop will be at 500X at 4:00 PM to see A Hard Place, a celebration of brutalist architecture curated by Gundula Schmitz of Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin) and Gary Farrelly. From there we will venture to The Box Company to check out Julie Libersat and Nic Mathis’ show, Intersections, which centers around roads, intersections, and all things paved. Our final stop will be at Ro2 Art to see Fruit Efficiency, a show featuring Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s fictitious, bureaucratic corporation, OJAI. We hope you will join us on this artistic junket across Dallas to see these three important shows before they close!

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Sharon Markwardt Sept. 30

Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present Sharon Markwardt as their featured artist at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on September 30, 5-8 pm.

Recently featured in Southwest Art magazine, May, 2017 “Wild Kingdom,” Markwardt is currently exhibited at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA. In November her work will hang at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD as a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West. In addition, she is invited for her 6th consecutive year to Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum for 2018.

Markwardt, an international, contemporary, Western artist creates oil paintings of farm animals and wildlife in intense, vibrant colors. “I love to express the personalities and soulfulness of animals on my canvas,” she said.  “I feel I am speaking for them in a way, and the bright colors I use make them very lively and fun to live with.  Collectors often tell me that my work makes them smile every day, which makes me very happy!”

Markwardt’s work has been included in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West and Cowboys and Indians magazines.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery has added a new feature, “My Art, My Story.” Markwardt
will speak about her art and the story behind it at the event. She will be painting at the gallery in the afternoon prior to her reception.

Galleries of Granbury
All the seven Galleries of Granbury venues are open until 8 pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. A narrated “gallery” tram will be running between the gazebo in the courthouse parking lot and the surrounding galleries. You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of art.

Come Celebrate Sharon Markwardt’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery 
106 N. Houston 
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
 http://www.yourprivatecollection.comhttp://www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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CONCEPTION – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Sept. 21

You are cordially invited to Conception Global Art Collective’s Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Thursday, September 21st.
Conception, a global art collective, transforms local artists into community merchants.  Hosting shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, Conception Arts will return to DALLAS, TEXAS, with over 60 local artists at Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207. Featured by The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, WABC News, and Dallas Style and Design Magazine, Conception has made a daring impression on the world of contemporary art shows.  By linking collectors and artists directly at their shows, Conception provides a unique, two-way platform for artists to discuss their work with potential buyers.
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBIT
Thursday, September 21st
5 pm – 10 pm

Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Drive, #200
Dallas, TX 75207

Cash Bar
Food by The Virgin Olive
Live Music by Tim Shewmake

RSVP ginger@conceptionevents.com

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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

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

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

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

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

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Mary Vernon exhibition opening Sept. 23 at Valley House

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at www.valleyhouse.com or stop by to preview in person.

About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, “I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It’s not that drawing is first and painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and painting, get in each other’s way at every moment.”

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon’s 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of Mary Vernon’s career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.

Mary Vernon will give an artist talk on Saturday, October 14, 11:00am, at Valley House.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through October 28, at Valley House.

A second Mary Vernon exhibition “Painting is Drawing” is on view at The Grace Museum in Abilene. The Artist Reception will be Saturday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at The Grace Museum. The Grace Museum has compiled a time-lapse video of the installation, and will soon post an interview with Mary online. Stay tuned!

In case you missed “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors” at The George W. Bush Presidential Center with Sedrick Huckaby, Gail Norfleet, and Jim Woodson, find a link to watch it at http://www.valleyhouse.com

Also on our homepage, a link to watch an interview with Cheryl Vogel and Jeff Levine on moderndallastv about our recent TREES exhibition.

Congratulations to Brian Cobble who received an award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition, on view through September 30, at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

If you purchased tickets for this Saturday’s CADD Mystery Dinner, plan to stop by Valley House on your way to dinner to see Mary Vernon’s exhibition! Proceeds from the Mystery Dinner fund a CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Save-the-date for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Opening Reception for the 25th Annual OMOT Regional Art Show Sept. 28

September 28, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-the-25th-annual-omot-regional-art-show-tickets-35817940424

Come explore the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas! Winning artworks from companies participating in On My Own Time will be on display at NorthPark Center from September 28 through October 8. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28 to celebrate with the artists themselves!

On My Own Time, a program of Business Council for the Arts, is a regional corporate arts competition showcasing the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas. For more information, visit www.ntbca.org/omot.

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Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle at the Meadows Museum

Arthur Pond (English, 1705-98), after Francisco de Zurbarán, Benjamin, 1756. Oil on canvas.

ZURBARÁN MASTERWORKS MAKES FIRST U.S. TOUR,WILL PREMIERE AT MEADOWS MUSEUM IN SEPTEMBER 2017
 

Exhibition Will Reveal New Details On The Creation Of These Works, Following Analysis at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Conservation Lab

 

Dallas (SMU)—September 15, 2017—This September, the Meadows Museum at SMU will present an exhibition focused on 13 life-size paintings by the Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), all but one on loan from Auckland Castle in County Durham, England.Co-organized by the Meadows, The Frick Collection, and Auckland Castle, in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, the exhibition will present details from the first technical analysis of the paintings, conducted over the past year at the Kimbell’s noted conservation lab. The analysis revealed new information about the artist’s materials andcreative process, as well as about the print sources for Zurbaran’s figures.

 

This exhibition marks the first time these works will travel to the United States—and the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented together in the U.S.—and is made possible in part by a restoration project at Auckland Castle. Following the premiere at the
Meadows on September 17, 2017, the exhibition will travel to The Frick Collection in January 2018, after which the paintings will be reinstalled at Auckland Castle in May 2018.

 

These life-size portraits, which depict Jacob and his Twelve Sons, are a visual narrative of
Jacob’s deathbed act of bestowing a blessing on each son, blessings which foretold their
destinies and those of their tribes. They were created in the 1640s and have hung in the former
seat of the Prince Bishops of Durham for more than 250 years as a representation of the
progression in relationships between the Christian and Jewish communities in the UK. Twelve
of the 13 works in the series were purchased by Bishop Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham, at a
London auction in 1756 from the collection of a Jewish merchant named Benjamin Mendez.
Trevor redesigned Auckland Castle’s Long Dining Room to house the series, seeing in the
public presentation of these works an opportunity to make a statement about the need for
social, political and religious tolerance and understanding between Christians and Jews in the
United Kingdom.

 

As part of this exhibition, the 12 paintings from Auckland Castle will be reunited with the
13th—depicting Jacob’s son Benjamin—on loan from Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle
Trust, Bourne, Lincolnshire. Also presented will be a number of the engravings and prints that
Zurbarán drew upon for visual inspiration, by artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht
Dürer and Jacques de Gheyn II.

 

“Francisco de Zurbarán’s suite of paintings from Auckland Castle is extraordinary, and it’s
among the most important collections of his work outside of Spain,” said Mark Roglán, the
Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. “We are thrilled that as
Auckland Castle undergoes an important restoration, we are able to bring these works from the
Golden Age of Spanish painting to Dallas, giving visitors an opportunity to experience Jacob
and his Twelve Sons contextualized within the history and aesthetic traditions of Spanish art.”

 

“Organizing this exhibition of Zurbarán ’s extraordinary series of paintings with the Meadows
Museum and Auckland Castle has been an exceptional opportunity,” said Ian Wardropper,
Director of The Frick Collection. “We have long wanted to collaborate on a project with the
Meadows, with whom we share a strong interest in Spanish Golden Age art, and doing so on
this project—which allows us to present Jacob and His Twelve Sons to East coast audiences
prior to their return to the newly refurbished castle—has been particularly gratifying.”

 

The Meadows Museum will display the series together in one gallery, evoking the presentation
in the Long Dining Room, the home of the paintings for most of the last 250 years. Wallpaper by
Zoffany, a facsimile of the wallcoverings at Auckland Castle, will be used as a backdrop, giving
visitors the opportunity to experience the works much as they are usually seen in England.

 

Another gallery will present details of the technical analysis conducted on the paintings at the
Kimbell Art Museum’s conservation lab, where the works were examined with natural and UV
light, a stereomicroscope, x-radiography and infrared reflectography. In addition, canvas-weave
analysis was carried out on all 13 paintings for the first time. This revealed a wealth of new
information about each work, including the type of canvas used, the Sevillian clay earth that
comprised the double ground layer, the artist’s application of pigments and glazes and the
ways in which he altered aspects of the compositions in the final stages of painting.

 

The research makes clear how Zurbarán, a master of chiaroscuro, incorporated light and dark
underpainting in arranging his compositions from the earliest part of his process. The artist
created monochromatic preparatory sketches for each work, using the ground layer as well as
areas of red-brown and gray tones to establish his initial design. This approach also helped him
determine how to use light and color to its best effect, as can be seen in the opaque
underpainting of light areas, such as on Joseph’s coat. Consistent with this approach to
planning, Zurbarán created formal contours of certain iconographical elements in the series,
such as where he outlined Asher’s hooked cane and certain loaves of bread, with black and redbrown,
respectively, before he actually painted them.

 

“It is rare to have the opportunity to analyze not just one painting but a whole group of works
by a single artist that have hung in the same place for the better part of two and a half
centuries,” said Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. “Through
this process, we have learned about how intimately involved Zurbarán himself was in the
paintings creation, rather than it being delegated solely to his workshop. These paintings now
speak even more clearly to his creativity and ingenuity as an artist, from the way in which he
conveyed the tactile qualities of the figures’ garments to the expressiveness of each individual’s
character and pose.”

 

Researchers at the Kimbell Art Museum also identified additional print sources used for the
creation of the series, in particular The Twelve Apostles by Martin Schongauer (15th c.). In some
cases, Zurbarán’s figures closely mimic particular engravings, while in other cases the figures
are an imaginative fusion of details from multiple sources. For example, while an engraving by
Dürer provided the model for the figure of Naphtali, Schongauer’s depiction of Saint
Bartholomew served as the prototype for the patriarch’s hand gestures. A selection of these
sources and related reference works will be presented as part of the exhibition, including a
Spanish-language Bible dating from 1630 and three Dürer woodcut prints dating from 1511, on
loan from the Bridwell Library at SMU; Jacques de Gheyn II’s series The Twelve Sons of Jacob
plus an engraving by Philips Galle, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
and the aforementioned engravings by Schongauer, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston.

 

“Showcasing Jacob and his Twelve Sons, the masterpieces of the Auckland Castle collections, at
the Meadows Museum and the Frick Collection is a thrilling development for us” commented
Chris Ferguson, Curatorial Director for Auckland Castle; “We are very excited that this project
will bring these key works to new audiences in the United States for the first time, and bring
Zurbarán’s works to even greater attention. The purchase of the paintings by Bishop Richard
Trevor in 1756 as a symbol of religious tolerance continues to resonate today. We are grateful to
our partners in Texas and New York for showing the paintings in new contexts before they
return to a restored Auckland Castle and encouraging more visitors to the North East of
England from across the Atlantic”

 

The exhibition Jacob and his Twelve Sons will be accompanied by a catalogue exploring the
various historical, religious and artistic perspectives on these paintings, co-edited by Dr. Susan
Grace Galassi, Senior Curator, The Frick Collection, Dr. Edward Payne, Senior Curator, Spanish
Art, Auckland Castle, and Dr. Mark A. Roglán, Director, Meadows Museum, and the Scientific
Director for the project. In addition to essays by Galassi and Payne, the catalogue also contains
essays by: Clare Baron, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Auckland Castle; Professor John
Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Emeritus at Oxford
University; Dr. Christopher Ferguson, Curatorial, Conservation and Exhibitions Director,
Auckland Castle; Alexandra Letvin, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University; and Akemi
Herráez Vossbrink, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge; and a technical essay authored
by Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. The catalogue will also
include appendices on canvas-weave analysis and print sources, co-authored by Barry and Don
H. Johnson and Barry and Rafael Barrientos Martinez, respectively.

 

Auckland Castle

 

About Auckland Castle

Long a symbol of power and authority in the North East of England, Auckland Castle was built
as one of the primary castles and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham. The castle and
its park are at the center of a wider sacred Christian landscape that is more than 1,500 years old,
and it remains one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all of
Europe. Auckland Castle was purchased by Auckland Castle Trust in 2012.

 

About The Auckland Castle Trust
The Auckland Castle Trust is transforming Auckland Castle into a heritage, arts and faith
destination of international significance, helping to reinvigorate Bishop Auckland and stimulate
economic regeneration both in the town and surrounding areas.

 

In autumn 2016 the charity began a major development project designed to realise this vision,
including restoration of the 900 year-old Castle, as well as the creation of a new 10 gallery Faith
Museum, exploring a history of faith in the British Isles from prehistory to the modern day.
There will also be a re-imagined 17th Century Walled Garden, housing a contemporary
restaurant within the Castle grounds, as well as a new Welcome Building, Mining Art Gallery
and Spanish Gallery and Research Centre in the nearby Market Place.
Inspired by the paintings of Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán, the new
Spanish Gallery will house a permanent collection of key works from the Spanish Golden Age,
with a programme of events and exhibitions planned in collaboration with key partners,
including the Museo del Prado, Madrid. This will be complemented by the separate Zurbarán
Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art and Culture, run by Durham University, with a
donation from Santander, which will link new academic research with the gallery’s curatorial
programme.

 

Combined, this project represents an investment of around £70m overall, including £11.4m from
the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will create a number of opportunities for skills
development and employment. The Trust is proud to be supported by a wide range of charities,
businesses and individuals, including the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A full list of existing
donors and project partners is available at www.aucklandcastle.org/supporters.

 

Following their presentation at the Meadows Museum (September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
and The Frick Collection (January 31 – April 22, 2018), the series of paintings will return to
Auckland Castle in May 2018.

 

About the Meadows Museum
The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of
the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his
private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern

Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in
fulfilling Meadows’ vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”

 

Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of
Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and
includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden
Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional
partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of
scholarship, exhibitions, works of art and other resources.

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Art of Caring for Others Oct. 19 – Charity Dinner & Art Auction – artist opportunity

Art of Caring for Others

Invitation: AOC Invitationl

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205
6:30 p.m. | VIP Cocktail Reception & Art Auction Preview
7:00 p.m. | Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. | Dinner & Program
Tickets | $175
Sponsorship starting | $1,250
-Complimentary Valet Provided

Call for art donations/sales: We are hosting an art auction and charity dinner on October 19th at the Dallas Country Club and are looking for artists both to donate pieces and for artists to contribute work for up to 75% commission/sales.

Contact jennifer@christsfamilyclinic.org

Jennifer Clubb
Chief Executive Officer
Christ’s Family Clinic
6409 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205
Main: 214-261-9500

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Silent Dialogues by Du Chau at the Texas Discovery Gardens

Silent Dialogues

DU CHAU

SEPTEMBER 16 NOVEMBER 11

Opening Reception September 16, 1-4 pm with Artist Presentation at 2 pm.

https://txdg.org/artist

Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including Amarillo Museum of Arts, San Angelo Museum, USM Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His works are in the collections of Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, CRETA Rome in Italy, Honos Art in Italy, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.

Du Chau has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is the recipient of 2017 NCECA International residency award.

Texas Discovery Gardens are located in Fair Park in Dallas, near Gate 6.

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. Final admission is sold at 4:15 pm.

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Exhibit and Reception Sept. 22: Storms of Life | Chrissy Fitch

Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.

A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com/Gallery or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on September 21st at Circuit 12 Contemporary

JOIN US FOR CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour! Learn about our members, mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

 

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