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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Robert Storr, April 18

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Presents Robert Storr, April 18
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online atwww.themodern.org/programs/lectures

. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts.

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel


April 18

Many Hats/One Head – The Accidental Curator

Robert Storr is a painter who supported himself by sheetrocking, carpentry, and house painting, along with occasional art writing, when in 1990, with only an MFA in studio art, Storr was picked out of the chorus line by the newly appointed Kirk Varnedoe, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, to be a curator in that same department. What followed was an eventful twelve-year run at MoMA, with his tenure ending as Senior Curator. Then there was a stint as the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, as well as the overall directorship of the 2007 Venice Biennale, making Storr the first and, thus far, only US-born curator chosen for this role in the 112-year-old exhibition. All of this was followed by the deanship of the Yale University School of Art.
Still a professor of painting at Yale, for this Tuesday Evenings presentation Storr talks about learning on the job as a way of life during a period of extraordinarily complex, rapid, and far-flung changes in the “art world” — now a polycentric, culturally diverse, and ever-morphing economic and politic alternate reality — as well as the abiding values that draw people to art and into an “art community” primarily inhabited by makers of various kinds.
Robert Storr lives and works in New York. In addition to his posts at The Museum of Modern Art, New York University, Yale University School of Art, and his role as director of the 52nd Venice Biennale, Storr has curated and published catalogues for numerous exhibitions, including monographic shows on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. In April 2016, Storr was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ambassador to the US. As a renowned author and critic, he has been a contributing editor at
Art in America since 1981 and regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues and art publications such as ArtForum, Frieze, Parkett, Corriere della Sera (Milan), and Art Press.His most recent publication, Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois, was released on February 15, 2017.



April 25 

Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
Special Presentation
Thursday, May 25
Doug Aitken, artist, and Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, are in conversation as artist and curator in conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

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A conversation with Cindy Holmes April 1 at Haley-Henman

Cindy J. Holmes Virtual Real Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Cindy J. Holmes “Virtual Real” Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212
a solo exhibition of new paintings
HALEY-HENMAN celebrating its 10th anniversary
Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at Gallery 422 in The Workroom at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas 75212.  Free Parking is next to the gallery at the corner of Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Visit the website for more current information at HALEY-HENMAN

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Michael Holter: Texas & Neighbors Juror Talk & Reception March 11th


You are invited! 2017 juror Michael Holter will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 11th from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. There will also be a slide presentation of the art inthe upcoming Texas & Neighbors Exhibit.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA, TXN

Texas artist Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work is in two categories: figurative watercolor and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio).
Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, Texas & Neighbors, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”For more, see Michael’s website www.michaelholter.com

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Conversation with Gisa Elwazir Feb. 25 at Haley-Henman


Gisa Elwazir

Nature’s Reclaiming
Decalcomania, gouache, ink on paper
35 1/2 x 48 inches, framed
(photograph by Michelle Elwazir)



HALEY-HENMAN Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212


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JM Gallery Presents: An Artist Talk with Johannes Boekhoudt Feb. 11

BoekhoudttalkJM Gallery opens its third year with Black & White, an exhibition of drawings by Johannes Boekhoudt.

Artist Talk Feb. 11, 2017 1:30 pm
JM Gallery, 1722 Routh Street
Suite 106, Dallas, Tx 75201

Johannes is an internationally acclaimed artist whose works have shown in galleries and museums in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He is best known for large, expressionistic paintings that reveal social injustice and lay bare the suffering and loss caused by hatred, intolerance, and arrogance.

The works in this show explore similar themes, but on a different scale. Here, Johannes offers drawings, primarily in black and white, that are smaller and more personal—but no less expressive and impassioned—and his presence is felt in each forceful stroke. We sense not only the power of their messages, but also the intensity of the artistic and spiritual force that created them. In this way, Johannes exploits the power of drawing as a medium. As he explains: “The pencil gives way to a powerful freedom of expression, which expresses the traces of each movement of the hand. With longing, I dream that this sense of freedom is able to reach those who feel trapped and anxious in a world without freedom.” That dream is realized through the purity and immediacy of the black and white drawings that evoke both the struggles and hopes of life in an often troubled age.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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BENINI “ALLA GEOMETRIA” opens at the Madi



January 27April 23, 2017

Brightly colored paintings born of geometric shapes will open January 27, and continue through April 23rd.

Italian born Benini will be here for both the Opening Reception and an Arcadia Salon talk on March 16.

Following a trip West and a visit with Robert Monroe in Faber, Virginia, Benini started painting geometric shapes, first simple cubes, spheres and triangles, and then combinations, and eventually he added the lyricism of ribbons. The paintings in this exhibition are from his Geometric Period in the 80s and 90s.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

3109 Carlisle StreetDallas, TX 75204 

Phone:(214) 855-7802Website:http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org




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Join the conversation with Nicholas Troilo Dec. 17



Nicholas Troilo untitled no. 14, 2016 diptych (2 panels) 48 x 72 inches each, 8 x 7 feet mixed media on canvas

Join the conversation
Saturday, December 17 at 3 pm

Nicholas Troilo
Experiments in Black & White
December 8 – 31, 2016

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422, 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75212

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November 11, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6-8 pm

The work in this exhibit makes a notable reference to street culture, hip hop, politics, graffiti and anime. Some of the pieces have a very fine art flavor but have roots that sprang from graffiti and street art. This event is free and open to the public.

There Goes the Neighborhood is an exhibition featuring the work of local artists in the greater Dallas and North Texas region that have exhibited in the past at The Basement Gallery. The Basement Gallery is a local hub for visual artists with a focus on street culture, hip hop, politics, graffiti art, and anime. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Aznmike, Christopher Bingham, Keith Brown, Raymond Butler, Jarod Davies (Dtox), Franco Fazio, Robert Garza, Steven Hamilton, Mike Herrera, Pete Hernandez, Francisco Javier, Antolin Pineda (Ghost), Patricia Rodriguez, Max Quest and Daniel Yanez (DIY).

LatinoCClogoThe Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Our mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The Center’s 27,000 sq. ft. facility was designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and features a 300-seat theater, two visual arts galleries, and an outdoor plaza. Its signature purple tower serves as a beacon to guide visitors to our East Dallas / Deep Ellum location. Located immediately east of downtown Dallas, the Center is one-half mile from the Dallas Arts District and conveniently located two blocks north of the DART Green Line Deep Ellum Station. Onsite free parking available. For additional information, call 214.671.0045 or visit www.dallasculture.org/latinocc


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Artist Talk with Jay Bailey Dec. 10 at JM Gallery


Join JM Gallery Saturday, December 10 at 12 for an artist talk featuring Jay Bailey where he will discuss his body of work currently on display.

Jay Bailey’s paintings and drawings are full of life. Fluid contour lines layered with puddles and washes of color appear, on one level, just as the materials they are—charcoal and paint on a white ground. But at the same, the lines, colors, and paper actively coalesce into human figures, as if in real time, creating a dynamic interplay between the materials and the forms they represent. The materials and the figures are each engaging on their own terms. The loose, gestural quality of seemingly uncoordinated stains and lines creates a sense of spontaneity and immediacy. And the emergent figures are all too human; as Jay describes them, they are deconstructed souls with scars, imperfections, tattoos, and memories.

Jay has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Nevada in Reno, he undertook post-baccalaureate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and he has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

JM Gallery, One Arts Plaza

1722 Routh Street
Suite 106

Dallas, Tx 75201


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Geometric MADI Arcadia Salon Dec. 8 with Juergen Strunck


An Arcadia Salon accompanying the exhibit featuring the prints of Juergen Strunck will take place Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Geometric MADI.

The exhibit, A Dance: Color, Symmetry, and Paper, runs through January 22, 2017.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street , Dallas, TX 75204


Strunck studied at the University of Munich before coming to the U.S., but his art education took place here. Since 1968, he has taught drawing and printmaking at the University of Dallas and has had over 80 solo exhibits throughout the U. S. as well as in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Scotland, Taiwan and Yugoslavia. His prints are in more than 100 public institutions worldwide, including museums in Norway and Egypt.


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December 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center



December Exhibits
Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:

December 2 – 28, 2016

Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibit 

An exhibit by the members of SWA, which focuses on watercolor and water-based media.

Ramona’s Spring
The works of Raul Gonzales feature images with purposely ethnical and culturally ambiguous subjects.

Scent Shrines  
Deanna Ooley draws the viewer in to experience the relationship of scent and color.

Pattern and Flow
Lisa Davis examines the interplay between pattern and flow, how they relate to chaos and order, and how mindfulness is manifested through both.

2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show
An exhibit of small works on or of paper all for sale for only $100, from all over the US, plus Canada and China.
Angels of Hope from The King’s Drum
An exhibit presented by Kids Who Care and Cook’s Children’s Hospital.


Focus Gallery One: Unseen Realities 
Lael Burns explores her interest in the tensions between spiritual and material aspects of life. She uses hot rod car graphics and colors, and softer, delicate organic forms to make connections between the visceral and graphic.


Focus Gallery Two: Partial Perceptibility
By relinquishing precise control of the shape glass takes, Morgan Chivers achieves a form reminiscent of large-scale cosmological simulations.


Through December 28, 2016
TAC Featured Artist: Edgar Miller, In Between the Dark and the Light

Edgar Miller seeks to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

Through January 2, 2016
Works under 15″, perfect for holiday gift-giving, all created by local artists.
ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION


Artist Talk with Lael Burns
December 10, 2016; 3pm
Come hear from one of our very own local artists: Lael Burns contrasts imagery from nature with various manmade aspects of our contemporary world to express her interest in the tensions between the spiritual and material aspects of life.
Come over to the Arts Center and visit our gift shop! We showcase original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works made by local Fort Worth artists. Want to partner with us to sell your art? We are always taking submissions! Send submissions to art7gallery@artscouncilfw.org

Artist Opportunities

Professional Practices: Social Media 
December 6, 2016: 6pm

The Texas Artists Coalition presents this third in a Professional Practices series for artists, in collaboration with Art Tooth. Open to all. More details and sign-up HERE

Call for Artists: ART7 {2-0-1-7}
Deadline: December 31, 2016
The ART7 Community Gallery, a satellite gallery to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, cordially invites all creative people, makers, creators, and world-shakers of any and every medium and manner to submit their works for our 2017 season. We also are providing the opportunity to apply to become one of our first two Artist in Residence during 2017. Our themes and further information can be found at:
Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists alike, so dream big!
Ultimately, ART7 wants to showcase the creation process from conception to communal collaboration to the finished product. Art is an evolution that takes time, and more than anything, we want to expose the community to that process. This is the time to have a meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange between people of all manners.
Come tell your story.
Painting Classes with Carol Ivey at ART7
Friday mornings
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction.

Tuition: $140, or $120 for TAC members. ART7 Gallery, 820 Currie St.
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
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.

Visit the WEBSITE to get the latest news or to join TAC today.


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FWA Artist Talk: Lauren Childs Nov. 4


Artist Talk
Please join us for a conversation with Lauren Childs
Friday, November 4th from 6-8PM
Enjoy your last chance to see Spiral Fracture
before it closes & hear from the artist herself!


September 27 – November 5, 2016

SPIRAL FRACTURES addresses how quickly life can change, and both the beauty and despair that exist within these changes. Over 30 oil paintings.


Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth. http://www.fortworksart.com/


Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107


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Robert Batson: Weaving Paint at the Irving Arts Center


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.

batsonrobertweavingpaintIrving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Marius Silaghi closing reception and talk May 28 at Haley-Henman


Premier solo exhibtion of photographs
MAY 4-28, 2016
Closing party and talk:  Saturday, May 28 from 7-9 pm
Talk by Marius Silaghi at 8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery


 Marius Silaghi is an artist living and working in Dallas, Texas.  He emigrated from Romania and some of the images are from his time in Eastern Europe.  However place is not an important feature of these photographs.  They are strong universal images of simple objects from the natural and industrial worlds.  His focus is to capture a moment of time in which the simplest detail of texture, light, contrast, and atmosphere is captured as a photograph.  It is through an experience of the photograph that Silaghi invites viewers to create their own art experience, a portal to a moment of simplicity.
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at 422 Singleton Boulevard. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment.  Please call or text 214-532-3225 for more information.###

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CHIT CHAT: Paola Pivi April 16


CHIT CHAT: Paola Pivi

16 APRIL 2016 @ 12.00 PM

Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi discusses Ma’am, her new exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. DC Director of Exhibitions / Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will moderate.


Free registration is required to attend.


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Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret opens March 12 at the Nasher


Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

March 12, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Join us on opening weekend for a conversation with Swiss-born exhibition artist Mai-Thu Perret, who has spent the past 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. More on the exhibition here

For Sightings, Perret will build on this project, installing recent ceramics and paintings, along with a new body of work that relates her interest in utopian societies to the recent development of a secular Kurdish community in the Syrian region of Rojava.

“I don’t think utopian ideas are bound to fail, but quite likely when they become real or succeed they stop being called utopias.” – Mai-Thu Perret

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.
Register online here

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Kyle Hobratschk Artist Talk Dec. 9 at JM Gallery

JM GALLERY presents  ARTIST TALK with Kyle Hobratschk
DECEMBER 9 // 6:30PM
JM GALLERY presents an ARTIST TALK with Kyle Hobratschk. Join us on Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30PM to hear Kyle talk about his exciting new body of “elastomeric” works and how he uses them to explore the relationships between two-and three-dimensional space and the serial production of images.
ABOUT THE WORK OF KYLE HOBRATSCHK // Kyle offers a series of intimate, aquatint prints and monumental oil paintings of architectural structures that call to mind cornerstones, headstones, ancient temples, barns, warehouses, and silos. But these are not actual buildings. Rather, they are imaginary constructs that are viewed equally as powerful structures or containers of vacant space. Kyle presents them from multiple perspectives and orientations, creating juxtapositions that animate and give new meaning to the spaces they both occupy and define.
The works of Hobratschk are on display and available at JM Gallery until December 19.
For media enquiries please contact Lacy Ball, lb@hasevents.com214.534.8064
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.
JM Gallery at One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX
WednesdayThursday, Sunday // 12pm – 6pm
Friday – Saturday // 12pm8pm
By Appointment

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Gisa Elwazir: My Momentary Perception…. Solo Exhibition at Haley-Henman


GISA ELWAZIR immersed in her new paintings (photography by Michelle Elwazir)

Gisa Elwazir 


A solo exhibition of new paintings

November 4-28, 2015

Opening Reception:  Saturday, November 7, 5-8 pm

A conversation with the artist: Saturday, November 21 at 3pm

Haley-Henman at Gallery 422

422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212

DALLAS, Texas (October 4, 2015) Haley-Henman proudly presents the third solo exhibition of new paintings related to Gisa Elwazir’s exploration of organic abstractions.  The solo exhibition titled, My Momentary Perception of the Wonder and Beauty to be Alive in the World will show at Gallery 422 from November 4-28, 2015 with a reception for the artist on November 7 from 5-8 pm.  In addition, a conversation with the artist will be on Saturday, November 21 at 3 pm.  The gallery and events are free and open to the public.
Building on her exhibitions Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo (2013) andin the Valley of the Many-Colored Grass (2014), she again”invites the viewers to relive an atmospheric memory in their relationship with nature, and draw them to intuitively respond to tones, textures, patterns and structures, which evoke landscapes and mindscapes” (Gisa Elwazir, Artist Statement 2014, in the Valley of the Many-Colored Grass).



 Gisa Elwazir
 Here Among This Most Remote Realm of Ice and Rock
 Decalcomania, gouache, ink
 33 x 48 inches, framed
 (photograph by Michelle Elwazir)
This third iteration is a testimony of a powerful creative process that keeps expanding the boundaries of the possible.  An encounter with these paintings brings to mind Lawrence Weschler’s book, “Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees”.  Although he was writing about Robert Irwin’s post-abstractionism, this dictum serves well in the way we approach each painting in this exhibition.

Haley-Henman at Gallery 422 is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at 422 Singleton Boulevard.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment.  Please call 214-946-2255 or 214-532-3225 for more information.  ###

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P.R.I.N.T. – Susan Goethel Campbell and 2nd Annual Subscription


Welcome Susan Goethel-Campbell to P.R.I.N.T Press, and become a member of our subscription program!

Susan Goethel Campbell

and 2nd Annual Subscription

Susan Goethel Campbell will participate in P.R.I.N.T’s Second Annual Printmaker Subscription program, which supports residencies for printmakers to produce a limited edition. Click here to download a pdf about the program, and sign up online.


Artist Residency

Gallery Reception

Artist Talk



Open House

Susan Goethel Campbell creates multi-disciplinary work that considers the contemporary landscape to be an emergent system, where nature, culture and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. Her work is realized in several formats, including installation, video, prints and drawings, as well as projects that engage communities to look at local and global environments. Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including The Drawing Center and The International Print Center in New York. Campbell has been awarded printmaking residencies at the Flemish Center for Graphic Arts in Kasterlee, Belgium and the Beisinghoff printmaking residency near Kassel Germany.

Made possible by Subscription Members, UNT Art Galleries, Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholars funds, CVAD Photography, and Printmaking.

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
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Ryan Rankin Artist Talk + Reception June 4

 Leaves 8, Ryan Rankin

Leaves 8, Ryan Rankin

Artist Talk + Reception  
June 4 //6:30pm – 8pm


JM Gallery at One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX
Tuesday – Saturday
12pm – 6pm or By Appointment
469.779.6955 or jmgallery.org 
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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FWCAC focus

In the Spotlight

June 16, 5:30 – 8pm perfectmatch

The Perfect Match: A Community Arts “Speed Dating” Event  

An exciting “speed-dating” style art exchange between North Texas artists, art patrons, professionals, and enthusiasts. Within 3-minute intervals, participants will discuss everything from art methods to passion for art in public places. Many participating artists will gift Artist Trading Cards to all speed daters, allowing participants to leave with a work of art! Find your new favorite artist. Think about how art impacts our public and private lives.  Make friends, connections, and spark long-lasting relationships in the arts community. You don’t want to miss this exciting event for Fort Worth arts! SIGN UP HERE.

In the Galleries
Receptions for the Artists
Friday, June 5  6:00 – 9:00 pm 

New In the Galleries

June 5 – 29, 2015
Resolved Coalescing Continuum

Jim Woodson’s longtime contribution to and impact on the Fort Worth Art Community is honored in an introspective exhibition accompanied by work of colleagues and friends.  An artist talk, an art “speed-dating” event, and an artist’s happy hour will accompany the exhibition throughout the month.  MORE

Art of the Heart

Pamela Nelon likes to convey a feeling, a thought, a memory with her paintings.MORE
June 5 – 15, 2015

Evolutionary Rorschachs

Tom Huckabee’s work is inspired by his experiments and research on psychotropic substances. MORE  


Contemporary Portraits

Portraiture by Nathan Madrid and Katie Murray.  MORE

The Darkened Heart

An installation by Elaine Taylor about the darker side of the internet. MORE 

Gemini Women

6 women artists explore themes of identity, power, and desire. MORE

A multi-phonic surround sensory experience by James Talambas. MORE

June 20 – 27, 2015

Love, Shirley Temple: Movie Costumes, Dolls and Childhood Memorabilia from Her Personal Archives
A Theriault Sponsored Special Exhibit

A selection of works from the Temple family archives; a preview for a July auction in Kansas. The Arts Center will be open 9 – 6pm every day for this event. Free and open to the public. MORE

Through June 20, 2015
Focus Gallery One: Ugly Reds 

The Ugly Reds series is about getting older, being alone and being with mates, defining ourselves, searching for relevance, and the frustration that follows. Radke chooses to use red because it jolts the viewer when used predominantly.

Focus Gallery Two: From the Back Seat, On Foot and Over Water: Patterns of
Anne Allen’s drawings explore pattern, both natural and manmade. Her work references sources that include vines, foliage, maps, skin markings, hairnets, lace and doilies. MORE 

Through June 29, 2015

TAC Featured Artist Karen Jacobi: Pattern & Portrait

An exhibit of portraits underlaid or overlaid with patterned materials. The layered images create an interrupted space evoking memory and the transience of time.  MORE 

Through July 6, 2015
ART7 Gallery 2956 Crockett Street 
I Am, You Are

An exciting look at contemporary portraits and figurative work.


Special Events   

June 5, 7pm

Artist Talk featuring 2013 Texas State Artist of the Year 2D Jim Woodson

Join us for an opening reception and artist talk celebrating the acquisition of Resolved Coalescing Continuum by Texas-based artist Jim Woodson.

Artist Talk at 7:00  |  Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

June 16, 5:30 – 8pm

The Perfect Match: A Community Arts “Speed Dating” Event

An exciting “speed-dating” style art exchange between North Texas artists, art patrons, professionals, and enthusiasts. Within 3-minute intervals, participants will discuss everything from art methods to passion for art in public places. FREE. SIGN UP HERE.


June 20 – 27, 2015, 9am – 6pm

Love, Shirley Temple: Movie Costumes, Dolls and Childhood Memorabilia from Her Personal Archives

A Theriault Sponsored Special Exhibit

A number of pieces from the private family archives are presented under the sponsorship of Theriault’s, in preparation for the Kansas City auction of over 500 lots on July 14. Entrance to the exhibit is free. Hours during this exhibit are 9am – 6pm, every day. This is the only Texas exhibition. More information about the auction is available on Theriault’s WEBSITE.


Yoga at ART7
Tuesday nights
6:15 – 7:15
All levels, Music & Flow. Come be inspired. Bring your mat. Led by Ashley D. Brand. 2956 Crockett St. Validated parking.

FWCAC’s ARTshop 

ARTshop, a small gift shop comprised of unique one of kind artist-made pieces in the ART Center.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduations, 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.

Every Thursday, Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts Dances & Classes!

Every Thursday, Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts dances and classes!

Beginner lessons start at 8:00PM. Dance until 11:30PM to DJ’d tunes every Thursday. The cost of admission to FWSDS weekly dances is just $7.00 for non-members, or $5.00 for members/students/affiliates (with valid ID). WEBSITE



Planning a special event?

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is the perfect place to have a wedding, meeting, conference or any other special event. Whether it’s a private or corporate event – we can accommodate with beautiful spaces, catering and stunning local art.  MORE 

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Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby collaborates with Master Printer Brian Garner at P.R.I.N.T Press


Collaboration with

Sedrick Huckaby & Brian Garner

(L) Brian Garner (R) Work by Sedrick Huckaby



Open House

Discussion with  Sedrick Huckaby and Brian Garner
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 FROM 9:00 – 9:50 AM IN ART 226

Sedrick Huckaby and Brian Garner will create a limited edition of hand-pulled prints while working with students and the public to promote the art of collaborative printmaking.Sedrick Huckaby is a painter who draws inspiration from his African-American roots, assigning new significance to his family history by recontextualizing artifacts and heirlooms. He received an MFA from Yale and a BFA from Boston University and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Brian Garner is the founder and Master Printer of Litho Shop, a fully equipped printmaking studio. Currently based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brian earned a Professional Printers certificate from the Tamarind Institute, a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Co-sponsored by Art Education / Art HistoryCore DrawingInterdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS)Printmaking, the Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee (GVASC), and P.R.I.N.T Press

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
For more information: 940.369.8354 | print@unt.edu | print.unt.edu

Copyright © 2015 P.R.I.N.T Press, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:

P.R.I.N.T Press

1155 Union Circle

Denton, TX 76203-5017

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Jeremy T. Lock Artist Talk March 7

Award winning photojournalist and seven-time Military Photojournalist of the Year, Jeremy T. Lock, opened his first public photography exhibit in the lobby of One Arts Plaza in Dallas’ Arts District on February 10, 2015. The exhibit is on display until Sunday, March 22

The photographic series Twenty-One is a showcase of Lock’s favorite twenty-one thought-provoking images that encapsulate his twenty-one years of service as a combat photographer. Lock embeds himself into the tragedies, celebrations, and everyday realities of the world around him. The twenty-one images selected are powerful, and implore viewers to live and feel those moments just as Lock did when they were captured.
On Saturday, March 7 from 4-5:30 pm he will give an Artist Talk at the Proof + Pantry, 1722 Routh St., Dallas. RSVP to rsvp@hasevents.com.


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Artist Talk: Terry Evans “Meet Me at the Trinity” Nov. 8


On Saturday, November 8th from 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering Artist Talk: Terry Evans, a FREE gallery talk!

Discover the Trinity River through the eyes of artist Terry Evans as she discusses her photographs in the exhibition Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans commissioned by the Amon Carter.

Reservations are required.


August 30, 2014January 25, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.


acmlogoAmon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
817.989.5064 www.cartermuseum.org


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Virginia Marsh Reception Sept. 19

Virginia Marsh evite 3

UD’s Artist in Residence Virginia Marsh‘s ceramics exhibit runs Sept. 3-26, 2014 at the Thompson Loggia, Haggerty Art Village, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving TX 75062.

Reception will be Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm with an Artist Talk at 7pm.

Virginia Marsh received her B.A. in Art from DePauw University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. She taught undergraduate and graduate ceramics at the University of Louisville from 1975 to 1995. She also taught special courses for such schools as Purdue University Extension, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Banff Centre School of Art, where she was Artist-in-Residence in1984. Since returning to her home state of Texas in 2000, Mrs. Marsh works as a “Resident Artist and lecture on the history of ceramics at the University of Dallas. She also volunteers as an instructor at the Craft Guild of Dallas

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Free ATC (art trading card) Workshop Aug. 9; Grimes Sculpture Talk Aug. 12

The Visual Art League of Lewisville is having a free ATC (art trading cards) workshop on Saturday, August 9th from 1:30-4:30 in Room 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville. “Creation in a small format.”
On Tuesday evening, August 12th at 7:00 P.M. in the Education Wing of the MCL Grand Theatre, First Place winner of the Fresh Ideas 2014 Show, sculptor Jordon Grimes will be giving a talk.
“Fresh Ideas” Annual Juried Exhibit July 26, 2014 – September 13, 2014.  The First Place Winner of the exhibit receives a solo show in the MCLGrand Gallery.
Jordan Grimes

Jordan Grimes

These programs are free and open to the public. http://visualartleague.org/ Contact use through the contact form on the website.


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DC Chit Chat: Michael Sieben June 17


Dallas Contemporary welcomees Michael Sieben, Summer 2014 Artist in Residence.

Chit Cat: Michael Sieben Tuesday, June 17 7pm

Join us for a special satellite edition of Chit Chat at 354 Singleton Boulevard

as we discuss his new mural in Trinity Groves.



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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series
Stefan Kalmár and Richard Birkett, February 18
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday through April 8. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series (general admission applies).

 Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.




February 18

Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director/Curator, and Richard Birkett,Curator of Artists Space,a nonprofit art gallery and arts organization founded in New York by arts administrator Trudie Grace and critic Irving Sandler in 1972, share their insights into the history and current life of this alternative space that continues to set the bar. As Roberta Smith of the New York Times has proclaimed, “True to its word, Artists Space provides alternatives; they constantly bring to our attention things that for one reason or another are being missed. They remind us that there are other things going on than what is presented by more established institutions.” Artists Space has changed the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art by lending support to emerging artists and emerging ideas alike, often critically challenging and controversially contributing to the intellectual and artistic status quo in New York City and beyond. The site of provocative discussion and experimentation within contemporary artistic debate, regarding issues including the postmodern image, identity politics, institutional critique, and the AIDS Crisis, Artists Space facilitates between local and global critical dialogue. The current exhibition, Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected By Julie Ault, suggests Artists Space’s mission through the genuine and time capsule-like collection of the artist, writer, and curator Julie Ault, which was aptly described as “a portrait, in objects, not just of one person but of many; the diary of an era that valued community as retold in a time that doesn’t. It’s a view of a collection not as a monument carved in stone, but as energy gathering and dispersing, as a page still being written on” by Holland Cotter in his New York Times review (December 19, 2013).


Upcoming Schedule


February 11-David Bates, artist featured in David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, in conversation with Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes


February 18-Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director and Curator, and Richard Birkett, Curator, Artists Space, a nonprofit art gallery and arts organization founded in 1972 in the Tribeca area of New York City


February 25-Michael Petry, artist, author, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London, and Guest Curator for Futurecity, with a book signing of his recent publication Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition at 6 pm


March 4-HOMECOMING! Committee, an assembly of artists and creatives who seek to develop collaborative projects, as seen with Post Communiqué at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2013


March 11-Triple Canopy, a magazine based in New York since 2007 that has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books


March 18-Cynthia Daignault, artist, musician, 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and recipient of a 2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant


March 25-Kenneth Goldsmith, poet and founding editor of online archive UbuWeb who was named this year’s inaugural Poet Laureate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York


April 1-Matthew Buckingham, filmmaker and multimedia artist who teaches professional practice at

Columbia University, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2003, and received the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship


April 8-Lucy Skaer, artist who cofounded the collaborative group Henry VIII’s Wives, was shortlisted for the 2003 Beck’s Futures art prize, was a finalist for 2009 Turner Prize, and represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale




Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161



Museum Gallery Hours

Tues 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Wed-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices

(includes special exhibition)

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.


Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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Art Talk with Suzanne Anker Jan. 11

The MAC is pleased to announce an
Art Talk with Suzanne Anker
Saturday, January 11 at 4:30 pm



 Suzanne Anker, While Darkness Sleeps,

44″ x 58″, digital print, Edition of 3, 2013

The MAC is honored to welcome artist Suzanne Anker for an art talk and discussion of the current exhibition While Darkness Sleeps.

From microscopes to video animations to time-lapse photography to rapid prototyped sculpture, While Darkness Sleeps, is an ode to nature’s delicacy and decay. While high technology tools extend our vision to access sites yet unknown, at the same time such intrusions can be dire.

While Darkness Sleeps brings together underwater motifs of animals that look like flowers, “vanitas” in Petrie dishes inspired by art history, porcelain sponge sculptures that appear as coral or meteorites, and high tech 3-D extruded sculptures which reference tiny wondrous landscapes.

Continuing to work at the nexus of art and the biological sciences, this exhibition brings into focus visions of a “future/natural” in which life’s ebb and flow, always in flux, combine with its synthetic other.  In Anker’s work nothing is what it appears to be, yet visual representations abound.  Although there are many references to the “still life” as a genre in visual art, the moving images address the fact that life is not still.

Working with images garnered from marine research centers such as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and MOTE Marine Laboratory, on Summerland Key in Florida, the viewer becomes aware of the intricacies of nature and the need to preserve it.  Other images are derived from the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico’s research facility in which samples are collected in the wild and housed in drawers and cabinets for further study.

Several other specimens present themselves as images through glass. Such dioramas incorporate changes in the viewer’s perception based on reflected and faceted light. Like a permanent zone

for the once-living, these creatures are suspended in time, located at the National Museum’s Natural Science and History Collections in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Not intended to be a scientific study of nature as data, these images and objects talk at once to a scientific imaginary fused with cultural necessity. How we perceive the natural world is tantamount to discovery. How we re-imagine the living world as an interconnected network fuses what was once science fiction to the real.


Suzanne Anker, Vanitas in a Petri Dish(03)


Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences.  Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, the Mediznhistorisches Museum der Charite in Berlin, the Center for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, the Pera Museum in Istanbul and the Museum of Modern Art in Japan. Her books include The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age, co-authored with the late sociologist Dorothy Nelkin, published in 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Visual Culture and Bioscience, co-published by University of Maryland and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Her writings have appeared in Art and America, Seed Magazine, Nature Reviews Genetics, Art Journal, Tema Celeste and M/E/A/N/I/N/G. Her work has been the subject of reviews and articles in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Nature and has been cited by Barbara Maria Stafford, Donna Haraway and Martin Kemp in their texts. She has been a speaker at the Royal Society in London, Cambridge University, Yale University, the London School of Economics, the Max-Planck Institute, Universitiy of Leiden, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Banff Art Center and many others. Chairing SVA’s Fine Arts Department in NYC since 2005, Ms. Anker continues to interweave traditional and experimental media in her department’s new digital initiative.


Exhibition Sponsors

Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston

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The MAC’s Art Talk Series is supported in part by

About the MAC
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.
The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Shafaq Ahmad Arcadia Salon Dec. 12


Please join us for an Arcadia Salon with artist Shafaq Ahmad about her life and work, moderated by curator Ronald Watson.

Thursday, December 12, 5:30-7:00pm

Discussion begins at 6:00pm
Please RSVP at 214-855-7802 or here!


Current Show | Absolute and Infinite:  New Interpretations of Islamic Geometric Designs

October 2013 | Absolute and Infinite: New Interpretations of Islamic Geometric Designs opened October 18 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art with a reception from 5:30-7:30PM.  Juried by Ronald Watson, Emeritus Professor of Art at TCU, the exhibition presents four artists working with the knowledge of Islamic patterns. Shafaq Ahmed paints and also works in three dimensions, digital media and mixed media. She is intrigued and inspired by mysticism: belief in the all-encompassing unity of the Creator. This belief influences both the conceptual and formal aspects of her work. Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has undertaken field studies in Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Lateefa Spiker uses an expanding abstract language to communicate her explorations into transience and the infinite. Her reflective work is rooted in the spiritual traditions that underwrite traditional Islamic art and investigates the relationship between order and chaos, the contingent and the finite, and beauty and spirituality. Adam Williamson is a skilled stone and wood carver and practicing artist in many media. He has worked with artists in Greece, Spain, Morocco and Turkey in pursuit of increasing his understanding of Islamic art. The exhibit runs through January 10, 2014.

Shafaq Ahmad, Richard Henry, Lateefa Spiker & Adam Williamson
Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194

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International Artist Residencies program at AIR/HMC, Budapest, Hungary 2014

Call for artists:

International Artist Residencies program
at AIR/HMC, Budapest, Hungary 2014

Visual arts / writing / other disciplines
Deadline: December 15, 2013

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.  “Artist residencies allow the time for dialogue and create connections that contribute to the future..”

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John Risseeuw at P.R.I.N.T



John Risseeuw at P.R.I.N.T
Exhibition: Making Paper Mean Something
Artist Talk/ CORE Talk


Open House with John Risseeuw

The history of the arts is of creative individuals responding to crisis and to their cultural environments. As a concerned citizen, John Risseeuw continually brings his knowledge of the world into his art. Over four decades, his art has touched on political and social themes, including political corruption, equal rights, environmental abuse, fascism, illegal wars, arms proliferation, economic justice, and sheer idiocy. Some prints are prompted by more current political fears, observations, and anger, but all are executed in a journalistic sense; the artist as witness. His current work utilizes letterpress and relief, often on handmade paper, producing prints and artist books. To Risseeuw, art is a dynamic process of research and exploration; Efforts are made to not duplicate what has been done before, by himself or by others.
John Risseeuw, Professor of Art at Arizona State University, teaches printmaking, book arts, and papermaking and directs Pyracantha Press, book arts imprint of ASU. His prints, books, and collaborative artworks have been shown in over 400 exhibitions and collected widely. In 2009, the Library of Congress purchased an archive of John’s work on paper and this year acquired all books from his Cabbagehead Press. He is founding president of the College Book Art Association and has spoken at conferences in the U.S., Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, and Philippines. Recent prints on handmade paper about landmines and war detritus generate fundraising for agencies that assist mine victims and mine clearance.

John Risseeuw’s visit to UNT is co-sponsored by Core Design / Core Talk,Fibers, the UNT Fine Arts Series, and P.R.I.N.T Press.

P.R.I.N.T is located on the University of North Texas campus in Denton, Texas at 1120 West Oak Street. P.R.I.N.T’s spring hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you’d like to visit, contact us via email (print@unt.edu) or telephone to make an appointment.

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Jeff Hirst: Connectivity; the reAssemblages Mar. 8

The Encaustic Center proudly presents

Jeff Hirst

Connectivity; the reAssemblages

Friday, March 8th, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00
At 7:30, Jeff will present a talk on his work and its meandering evolution over time.
A Reinvestigation of a Double Fantasy
wood, screenprint, paper, fabric, epoxy, encaustic, black walnut dye, 17 x 15 x 9, 2012
reAssemblages explore my interest in urban environments and the parallel lines that exist between architectonic structure and a natural places. Wood-filled installations emerge as visual poems that speak of history, compassion, human connectivity and transformations.
Jeff Hirst has worked as an artist for over 25 years and is interested in incorporating printmaking, painting and sculpture to arrive at his imagery.
“I approach my work as builder through gathering / excavation, stacking, reconfiguring and constructing found fragments. As a child I spent much time building wooden contraptions and vessels; that same fascination/ exploration has resurfaced in my reAssemblages series.”
Jeff Hirst
Please join us for this exciting, informative and inspiring talk! Light refreshments will be served.
The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Bonny Leibowitz

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