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Artists in Motion reception Jan. 10

The Arlington Museum of Art hosts Artists in Motion exhibit with Dance Theatre Arlington


Arlington, TX – The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibit highlighting the grace and beauty of dance and other stage performers. The exhibit features professional costumes on loan from Texas Ballet Theater and Dance Theatre Arlington, as well as paintings from artist Donray. The exhibit runs from January 11, 2014 through February 16, 2014. The opening reception for sponsors and members will be Friday, January 10, 2014 7-9 p.m.

Several paintings, pastels, sketches and studies by locally based artist Donray, a Houston-born artist who worked and studied in New York City, will be featured. Donray’s unique style of painting emphasizes color and motion which perfectly balances the exhibit. Skilled in various media and techniques, Donray has exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C., Houston, London and Dallas.

Accompanying the two dimensional work will be dramatic pieces from well-known ballet and musical theater productions.  North Texas’ award winning costume designer Ric Leal, whose production credits include Dallas Theatre Center and Bass Performance Hall, is providing intricately detailed pieces previously featured in acclaimed stage productions throughout North Texas.  Three traditional tutus designed by Texas Ballet Theater’s wardrobe manager Masako Parshall will anchor the exhibit, in addition to pieces she created for other TBT productions.

“This exhibit examines what captivates us about dance, grace and majesty, as well providing a glimpse into the power and message conveyed by stage performers. We are proud to host this collaborative exhibit with our partners Texas Ballet Theater, Dance Theatre Arlington, costume designers Ric Leal and Masako Parshall and the art of Donray,” said Chris Hightower, Executive Director of the Arlington Museum of Art. The museum will also offer a number of programs, artist workshops and lectures in addition to the exhibit that will enhance the visitors’ experience.

Tickets for the exhibit will be available online January 2, 2014 at www.arlingtonmuseum.org or at the museum. Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street • Arlington, Texas 76010

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