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


Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Elements

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Rebecca Zook Meet the Artist and Special Showing at Dutch Art Gallery Oct. 28

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Meet the Artist and Special Showing at Dutch Art Gallery

Saturday, October 28th From 10am to 5pm

Work On View From October 28th – November 30th

Stop in and see these engaging pieces and don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artist on October 28th.

Peace. Beauty. Light.
Three aspects that Rebecca Zook consciously incorporates into her paintings. As a native Texan, she grew up with an appreciation of the unique beauty that Texas offers. Wandering the trails, playing in the creek near her childhood home and befriending every creature she encountered, Rebecca found a true love in nature. This connection is something that’s remained a part of her throughout her life and this love of the landscape and its inhabitants is expressed through each brushstroke.

Dutch Art Gallery
10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420
Dallas, TX 75238
Customer Service (214) 348-7350
Tues-Sat 9:30am to 5:00pm

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Rebecca Zook’s Earth & Sky Solo Show. The clouds and grasses of Texas

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Texas artist Rebecca Zook’s Earth and Sky solo show featuring the clouds and grasses of Texas officially opens Saturday, September 24th during the city of Granary’s monthly Last Saturday Gallery Night. The artist will be present to meet and talk with attendees from 5-8pm at the Dora Lee Langdon Center. 

Peace. Beauty. Light.

Three aspects that Texas artist Rebecca Zook consciously incorporates into her acrylic paintings. As a native Texan, she grew up with an appreciation of the unique beauty that Texas offers. Rebecca’s connection with nature is something that’s remained a part of her throughout her life and this love of the landscape is expressed through each brushstroke. 
“I’m drawn to Texas’ plentiful native grasses in particular. Watching the wind weave patterns through them and the gentle swaying provide me with a much needed calm. I stand among them and am reminded of the ocean. Great waves roll across the fields. Seed heads catch the sun and glow like breaking spray.” 
The Texas sky also holds great fascination for Rebecca. She has photographed clouds for close to 10 years, amassing a huge collection of source material with the intent of creating a series of paintings. She finally began that project in late 2015. 
“If you stop and watch the sky for any length of time, you realize how quickly it transforms itself. Clouds spring to life, change shape and dissipate right before your eyes. Sunrises and sunsets are the most dramatic. Almost second by second the colors grow and fade. My paintings capture one brief moment of that perpetually changing beauty.”
“Earth and Sky” is a body of work that is a true labor of love for the artist.  
Rebecca’s acrylic technique often involves many overlapping layers of thin washes of color. She finds this better conducive to capturing the unique qualities of light. She prefers to paint mainly smaller works 18” x 24” and under and primarily uses gessoed masonite boards she prepares herself. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook to view the in progress photos of many of her paintings.

Earth and Sky will run through October 26th.

Earth & Sky solo show:
Dora Lee Langdon Center
308 W Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 279-1164

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Winners of the 2016 SWS 53rd Annual Members Exhibition

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The 53rd Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society is on exhibit at the Eisemann Center of Richardson August 31 through September 24, 2016. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th. Awards totaling almost $12,000 were announced.

Juror was Stan Miller. Show Chair is Bill Johnson and Co-Chair Christine Scott. The complete catalog is online at http://www.swswatercolor.org/xPDFs/2016-SWS-53ShowCatalg.pdf. Reception photos are posted on the SWS website and also on the SWS Facebook page.

Awards:

Naomi Brotherton Best of Show
RAILROAD CROSSING By John Bayalis Watercolor 30″ x 22″

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Edgar Whitney Transparent WC Award
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL PEARS by Mollie Jones

1st Place
BIRDS ON A WIRE by Gail Delger

Hermine Salinger Award
…INTO THE SOLEMNITY OF ITS ORIGINAL SILENCE by Gisa Elwazir

2nd Place
WITHIN BOUNDS II by Denise Athanas

Complete list of awards:

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Robert Batson: Weaving Paint at the Irving Arts Center

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Artist Talk: Robert Batson this Sunday

Meet the artist, Sept 11. Talk at 1 p.m. Reception from 2-4 p.m. 

batsonrobertA new exhibit Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited

in the Focus Gallery features large, abstract acrylic paintings by Irving-based artist and retired architect, Robert Batson. Inspired by textiles from the Southwest, Central America and South America and painted with a technique of drips, dribbles, quick brush strokes and lines, the paintings evoke the design, colors, patterns and textures of these indigenous weavings.

Bring the family!  
Second Sunday Family Funday will also be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from1 – 4 p.m. The monthly event features a free arts activity for the whole family. September’s theme is  “Action Painting.”

Inspiration: Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited.

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3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Revelations: Recent Works by Brett Dyer

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REVELATIONS: Solo Exhibition featuring Recent Works by Brett Dyer

July 24 – August 27, 2016

Opening Reception Sunday July 31st, 2-4pm

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062 Directions

Brett Dyer received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Brett currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits locally and works as an art professor teaching courses at North Lake College.  He also teaches private workshops at various art centers and museums, and has previously taught at El Centro College, Tarrant County College, and Collin College. He has won multiple awards for teaching and for his art.  For more about Brett, see his website http://brettleedyer.wix.com/artist

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