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Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

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

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VAGF Monthly meeting Feb. 13: Color Composition – Annie Royer

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Join VAGF members for the monthly meeting on Monday, February 13 from 7-9pm at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033).

Come join us to hear about upcoming art events from Tammy Suh Meinershagen, Executive director of Frisco Arts. Followed by demonstration from Annie Royer on Color Composition.

A strong color composition is Annie Royer’s top priority in every project, whether a painting or an interior design project.  Through dialogue and demonstration, she’ll share some of the ways she arrives at a color composition that pleases her.  Because colorways are very personal, bring 5 or so of your favorite colors (tubes of paint, pieces of fabric, whatever is your medium of choice) with which to experiment.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.  

Come join in for a fun, creative night.  

Members and visitors are welcome.

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Visual Storytelling: Ed Kashi Lecture Feb. 4

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Dallas Center for Photography is honored to host renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi for his lecture New Frontiers of Visual Storytelling: It’s All Personal. He’ll share work from personal projects and major commissions, talk about the importance of social media and Instagram, the photo essay and advocacy work. The talk will be richly illustrated with a combination of stills, short videos and smartphone work. He will also be available for a book signing after the lecture.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. Ed has done 17 features for National Geographic since 1991 including landing 4 covers of the domestic edition and numerous covers of the foreign language editions. Some of the titles include “The Struggle of the Kurds”, “The War for Nigeria”, “Marseille’s Melting Pot” and “The Danube: Europe’s River of Harmony and Discord”. He also teaches workshops around the world for the magazine.

Date: Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm
Venue: Dallas Center for Photography 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207. 214-630-4909
Cost: $5
Tickets available here: https://www.dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/visual-storytelling-ed-kashi-lecture/

Photo credit for the attached photo goes to Ed Kashi.

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DCP Speaker Series: Creative Partnerships Sept. 29

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Dallas Center for Photography and Texas Photographic Society are delighted to present an evening of inspiring lectures by two incredibly talented artists married with cameras: Susan kae Grant and Richard Klein.

Susan will discuss her creative process and show examples of “Night Journey” which represents a collaboration of artistic and scientific inquiry into the nature of dreams and memory. Her fascination with accessing otherwise unobtainable states of consciousness led her to work with sleep researcher Dr. John Herman in a laboratory to conduct REM sleep awakenings as inspiration to create her work. Grant’s images conjure up fairy tales and nightmares while deliberately portraying a sense of surprise and wonder.

Richard will share his insights as a location photographer specializing in creating beautiful images of hospitality. Known as a master of cinematic lighting, he will show examples of 25 years shooting internationally on the Pacific Rim from Tokyo to New Zealand as well as in Africa, the UK, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Klein’s goal when shooting is to interpret what it feels like to be in the space using light and composition to create the illusion of 3D depth into the 2D picture plane.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion moderated by Texas Photographic Society Executive Director Amy Holmes George addressing the intersections between their photographic work and also their relationship as artists/spouses.

When: Thursday, Sept 29 from 7-9pm

Where: Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207

Cost: $5

For more information and tickets visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/dcp-speaker-series/

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