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Presentation by Artist Jane E. Jones Jan. 3 in Denton


You are invited to a presentation by Jane E. Jones sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:45-9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Jones is a watercolor artist who has served as a workshop instructor, demonstrator, and critique leader. She is the owner of Jane E. Jones Art Studio which has been in business for 40 years. During this time Jane, taught all levels of watermedia classes and “on location” workshops.

She studied with many professional artists from across the United States and Europe. In addition, she has been invited to lecture and juror at more than eighty arts organizations. To see more of Jane’s art, go to: www.janejonesart.com

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

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A Presentation by Documentary Video Producer and Writer Marla Fields entitled: “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”


You are invited to a presentation by Marla Fields at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) January monthly meeting on January 5th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

Marla will present film highlights that feature artist and poet Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of visual art and art education during the 19th Century.

Marla Fields has been a freelance video producer and writer since 1994. Ms. Fields is responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains” is her first full-length documentary.

She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-profit status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured.

With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.

Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco,Texas, just north of Dallas.

To find out more about Marla Fields and Artist Frank Reaugh, see: http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Interweaving continues at Haley-Henman with Storyteller Shayne Larango


Ann Marie Newman’s Interweaving is a conceptual, interactive, process driven “webbed” installation featuring spoken word artists and community participation to promote unity. Texas contemporary storyteller Shayne Larango will contribute more stories this Friday, July 22, at 7 pm.


Haley-Henman Contemporary Gallery, 422 Singleton Blvd., Dallas TX 75212



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“Hybrid: clay and light” a presentation by Artist Colby Parsons at the VAST March 3rd Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) on Thursday, March 3rd from 7-9 p.m. for a presentation entitled “Hybrid: clay and light” by ceramic artist Colby Parsons.

Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics resulting from the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, projection mapping, installation and interactivity.

Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:

The presentation takes place at the Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.


The presentation is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.http://vastarts.org

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Presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert at the VAST January 2016 Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. for a presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert.

Ms. Boschert will share her most recent art quilts and talk about how she developed her own personal style. She will share examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She will tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Deborah’s quilts incorporate layers of fabric, paint and stitching. She often includes personal symbols like stones, houses, handwriting and leaves. Her work has been published in many books and magazines and her art quilts have been included in international exhibits and galleries. She is the host of the Quilting Arts DVD Workshop: Contemporary Fabric Collage.

Deborah is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cup of coffee. Deborah lives in Lewisville with her husband and two kids.

To find out more about Deborah, see: http://deborahsstudio.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

The presentation is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. For more about VAST, see vastarts.org.


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TSA presents the 3rd Annual “Making Light of Art”


3rd Annual Pecha Kucha at the Nasher Sculpture Center:  Sunday, September 27 from 1-3 pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Purchase Tickets Here ($10)

Pecha Kucha 20×20: Where each speaker will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. This is an energetic slide show presentation format that informs as well as entertains.

Your presenters will cover the unexpected and tell great stories about a project or idea. Some stories are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are sure to be very different.



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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art


The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

October 25th to November 29th, 2014

Opening Reception: November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30pm

For more information about the Texas artists involved see the exhibit flyer: Islamic Art Revival PR_Texas Artists

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) in partnership with LuminArté Gallery presents an international exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art with an opening reception to the public on November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

This prestigious international exhibition includes artwork in a variety of styles and media, inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture. In this installment, 46 artists are participating from 17 countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Iran, Bulgaria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Qatar, Mexico, and Cuba. The public opening and reception is on November 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm; and a full color catalog will be available during the exhibition. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; and many artists will be in attendance. In addition, a special presentation of the Islamic Art Revival Series Experience 2014 will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eisemanncenter.com/tickets/
Participating artists:
Ameena Khan, Anila Agha, Anna Chupa, Anne Francey, Anne Polashenski, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Asma Chaudhary, Bilo Hussein, Carolyn Brown, Charlotte Noruzi, Christina Altfeld, Daisy Rockwell, Della Reams, Dick Simon, Ethan Rice, Fawn Atencio, Gabriel Sanchez-Viveros, Hedieh Fard, Helen Zughaib, Hend Al-Mansour, Hilda Hiary, Husny Dahlan, Islam Aly, Jon Barlow Hudson, Jon Young, Karen Karlsson, Katarina Öberg, Kelly Crosby, Leo Tecosky, Marie Bourget, Nadia Tiseo, Naoko Morisawa, Paul Glenn, Rene Culler, Ruby Jaffrey, Saberah Malik, Sarah Ahmad, Shady Eshghi, Shafaq Ahmad, Shakil Khan, Sheila Fraga, Sheila Klein, Shirine Osseiran, Sudi Sharafshahi, Yasaman Moussavi and Zahra Nazari
This year’s juror is Dr Iftikhar Dadi , an Associate Professor at Cornell University, Department of History of Art, and is the Chair of the Department of Art.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karin Oen, the Director of Education at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, will give a lecture on October 25 at 7:30pm.
Shirine Osseiran, a Lebanese visual Artist who lives and works in London, will speak on November 1 at 7:10pm. Osseiran studied Art at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands), holds a BA in painting from Chelsea college of Art and Design & an MA in Fine Art with PGcert for T&L in Higher Education from Kingston University. The title for her talk is “Love, Colour and Power ”
Jamie Labar, Owner of Luminarte Gallery, will hold a lecture on November 9, at 12:30 at the Eisemann Center. The title of her talk is “South Asian Women Artists”
Dorothy Masterson, Director of the Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, will hold a lecture on November 15th at 4:00pm. The Title of her talk is “Geometric Art: A Worldwide Phenomenon”
Dr. Pamela Patton, Professor and Chair of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, will speak on November 22 at 4:00pm. The title of her talk is “The Life of Symbols in Medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Art”

Artist Workshops:
Artist workshops in Calligraphy will be held by participating artist, Ruby Jaffrey on November 15 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Artist workshops on Sacred Geometry will be conducted by LuminArte Gallery Director, Matt Anzak on November 22 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Email workshop inquiries to matt@luminarte.com

About IARS
At IARS we believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. “From heart to heart, through time.” Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world.

About LuminArte Gallery
LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

Islam Aly Echoes

Islam Aly Echoes

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

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