Tag: Ana M. Lopez

A Presentation by Ana M. Lopez, Metalsmith, Educator and Decorative Arts Scholar Oct. 4

You are invited to a presentation by Ana M. Lopez on Wednesday, October 4th from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX .  Ms. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving a juror’s award from the 2016 Refined exhibition. Other recent exhibitions include Celebrating Women in Art Education, Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition and the solo show Metalphors at The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Galleries.

She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She served as juror for the 2015 Materials Hard & Soft national craft exhibition and has lectured extensively on her own work including as a presenter at the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.

She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Craft.

To find out more about Ana and to see more of her artwork, see: https://www.anamlopez.com/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is  free for VAST members; $5 for guests. http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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FWCAC: December in the Arts Center

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Hours: M-SAT 9AM – 5PM

In the Spotlight

fwcacDec15December: Small Works make perfect gifts!

9 x 12 Works on Paper Show; 10th Anniversary
This exhibit features almost 400 small works of art available for $100, from artists all over the US and the world. All of the art is on paper or made from paper products. This includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, digital art, books and paper sculpture. The art must fit in a 9 x 12 envelope, but can be any size. The first 25 purchases will include a coupon for 50% off
framing at Aaron Brothers.

TAC Small Works Show
Members of the Texas Artists Coalition, the artist membership group of the FWCAC, exhibit artworks under 15″ in all media for sale at ART7, 820 Currie Street in Fort Worth. These works are ready to hang and reasonably priced! ART7 is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4 – 8pm and Saturday 1 – 8pm.
Note that this is a new location! Parking is free at W7th with validation at ART7.

ARTshop is a small gift shop comprised of unique one of kind artist-made pieces in the Arts Center.The holidays are getting close! Come in to find original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works that make perfect gifts for any occasion.

In the Galleries

Receptions for the Artists
Friday, December 4, 2015  6:00 – 9:00 pm

New In the Galleries
December 4 – 29, 2015
David Dike Texas Art Auction Preview     

A selection of the more than 300 works available during the 20th anniversary of this annual sale. MORE

9 x 12 Works on Paper Show 

The 10th anniversary of an annual exhibit of small works – all available for $100.Hundreds of works from all over the US and around the world.  MORE

Paint Can Fly! IV 
Four artists display their varied works for sale. MORE

Educator Evidences

An exhibit of works by FWISD art educators.  MORE

3rd Annual Juried Artists Books Exhibition

An exploration of the art of books; both traditional and more diverse. MORE

Through December 19, 2015
Focus Gallery One: Soliloquy 

Jill Bedgood creates multi-media works that reflect her questioning of the duality of human nature; an exploration of the cyclical quality of human experience and memory. MORE

Focus Gallery Two: Physical Fiction 
Ana M. Lopez is attracted to the idea of metal as skin and the relationship of the physicality of the piece to the corporeality of the maker.

She incorporates objects from industry, both to contrast with the more sensual forms, and to create new hybrids: a physical fiction.  MORE

Through December 29, 2015
TAC Featured Artist Suzan Cook: The Color of Music  

Abstractions that develop in a clear, almost musical sequence of related images in series of works. MORE

TAC Small Works Show
Members of the Texas Artists Coalition exhibit works under 15″ for sale.

Through January 2, 2016

ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION!


Special Events

Friday, December 4, 2015 Canned Food Drive
One of 6 people of all ages struggles with food insecurity and/or hunger, and one in four children come from families that live with uncertainty about where their next meal will come from. The faces of hunger in Tarrant Area Food Bank’s 13-county service region are Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Native American. They may be your neighbors or your work colleague. He or she may be the child in school sitting next to your son or daughter. TAFB serves more than 50,000 individuals in a typical week and more than 53,000 households in a typical month. In one year, 146,000 households are served.
The Arts Center will be collecting food items and checks to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank during the Artist Reception on Friday, December 4 from 6-9pm.
Friday, December 4, 2015 Artist Receptions at the Arts Center
Receptions for all the galleries – plus, consider giving ART for gifts this year! All 9 x 12 artwork is only $100. The first 25 people to buy a 9 x 12 piece of art get a coupon for 50% off a frame, including custom framing, at Aaron Bros on I–30 at Chapel Hill. Acura will be here with their newest models of cars, also. Free parking for the first 45 minutes in the Parking Garage.

Friday, December 4, 2015: 4 – 7pm ART7 Happy Hour
Come by ART7, 820 Currie Street before hitting the Arts Center reception. Small Works Show, and refreshments during W7th Holiday Open House! Free parking.

Thursday, December 17, 2015: 4 – 8pm: Sip and See at ART7
Featuring Neobantu

and Gia Rodriguez

fashions and accessories. Hosted by WoCA Projects and IndieCurators. Free and open to the public. Free parking @ W7 with validation at ART7.

FWCAC’s ARTshop 

ARTshop, a small gift shop comprised of unique one of kind artist-made pieces in the Arts Center. The holidays are getting close! Come in to find original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works that make perfect gifts for any occasion.

Artist Opportunities

Folding Books: Accordion Artists’ Book Workshop Workshop
December 12, 2015, 10 – 2pm
Join us for a special workshop hosted by WoCA Projects and the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC) in connection with the 3rd Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition. This exciting workshop will teach participants the art of creating accordion-style artists’ books, including basic watercolor painting techniques and associated papers. All materials will be provided, no prior art-making experience required.
Cost: $10/per person $5 for TAC members.

TAC Life Drawing
December 8, 15, 22, 29; 9am – noon

A model will be available for a 3 – hour session. Artists will need to bring their own art supplies; easels and chairs provided. No instruction will be offered. Cost is $50 for 5 sessions or $15 per session for TAC members, $75 for 5 sessions or $20 per session for public.

Sign up for either of these: email or 817.298.3024

The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional.
Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.   
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