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Opening Reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 11th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
on January 13, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Gough Gallery, in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201.

Featured artists:
Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Sanger, TX
Ernie Benton, Justin, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Susan K. Boyle, Denton, TX
Eilene Carver, Flower Mound, TX
Gillian Chapura, Denton, TX
Susan Paulson Clark, Dallas, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Audrey Dreimiller, Denton, TX
Kathy Elliot, Garland, TX
Julie England, Dallas, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Curtis Frederick, Rockwall, TX
Mary Golden-Musick, Paris, TX
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX
Amy Jenkins, Saginaw, TX
Navneeta Khemka, Flower Mound, TX
Sudeep Kumar, Farmers Branch, TX
Tonya, Littmann, Denton, TX
Arianna Morales, Denton, TX
Teri Muse, Argyle, TX
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Alfredo Santesteban, Lewisville, TX
Kimberly Schaefer, Denton, TX
Robert, Sparks, Denton, TX
Krispen Spencer, Denton, TX
Gary Uribe, Fort Worth, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
R’Lene Winters, Flower Mound, TX
Deanna Wood, Denton, TX

About the Jurors:
Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.
John Alexander Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas. He has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in printmaking at Cedar Valley College, and has taught at Southeast Tarrant College, Southern Methodist University, and others in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was a member of 500X Gallery and currently exhibits at RO2 Gallery. He served as a representative of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, where he moderated a panel discussion on the future of printmaking in the DFW area.
Taylor’s work incorporates the style of large vinyl murals, prints, and photography. It reflects his many interests in urban landscape at the turn of the 20th century – architecture that is constructed and arranged with modern elements. He creates large wall murals using commercial materials such as vinyl, wood, paint, and illumination. By demonstrating his love of teaching and the joy of making his own art, he pushes students to find their own artistic voice and take on the challenge of being an artist.

The exhibition is on display from January 13 – February 25, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Teri Muse, Exhibition Chair
940-390-1519
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968
VASTarts125@gmail.com

Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202
www.VASTarts.org

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