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Hunt Slonem: A Spring Affair

For its Spring season premiere, Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8pm. A Spring Affair will feature works from Slonem’s popular series of rabbits, butterflies, and birds and will be on view through May 5th, 2018.

LRFA will also present a lecture moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, as well as a book signing with Slonem on Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm. Co-sponsored by LUXE magazine, the event will be organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. This signing will be for Slonem’s latest book ‘Birds’, which explores his 45 years of painting in his New York studio, which has also become a sanctuary for his beloved flock. RSVP to this lecture and book signing is required.

Having experienced the wilderness of Hawaii and Central America at a young age, Slonem’s passion for vivid color, organic forms, and symbolism from native cultures is deeply rooted inside the artist. The charisma of each of animal encountered by Slonem is captured in form and color in such a way that it allows the portraits to personally interact with its viewer. Slonem’s colorful renderings lie behind each Victorian hand selected frame, where we can experience his bright iconic imagery bring life and humor to any room.

Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.

Slonem is also an accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes. Championed as works of art in their own right, these spaces include not only the artist’s East Village loft and his 30,0000 square-foot Brooklyn studio, but also the two plantation houses he’s restored in Louisiana and Cordts Mansion located in the Hudson River Valley. Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.

Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


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Leonardo da Vinci, a new biography by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, famed author and biographer, returns to North Texas!

He’s written books about Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and others. 
And now, the veteran Council guest speaker has turned his attention to a genius among geniuses, Leonard Da Vinci (1452-1519), the artist, sculptor, inventor, scientist, architect, etc.

Though he was a complicated polymath, the book is simply titled Leonardo Da Vinci. The eye-catching promotional line reads, “He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?”

Isaacson’s book explores the man who “produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.” Da Vinci also studied everything from botany and biology to flying machines and optics. More than all that, too.
In the hands of skilled biographer Isaacson, Da Vinci’s life becomes, indeed, “an open book.”

This event will be held at the Fort Worth Club on November 28, 2017 at 11:30 am. For more information,  visit http://dfwworld.org/Walter-Isaacson

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Ro2: Julia Trinh’s opening at The Magnolia Oct. 12 // Upcoming Art Talk with Adam Fung Oct. 14

Julia Trinh
Joy Element – Cutting Paper and MoreOpening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 6-8 pmOctober 12 – November 14

Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

Ro2 Art at The Magnolia
Come see the show and stay for a movie!
For showtimes and tickets, click here.

Adam Fung: Iceberg X
Art Talk + Book Signing

Saturday, October 14, 3:30-5PM

Iceberg X is on view at Ro2 Art through October 28


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Frisco Fine Art Grand Opening begins Friday, Oct. 6

Frisco Fine Art comes to Main Street with one of the most spectacular grand openings Frisco has ever seen: Eight solid days of events to celebrate bringing outstanding local, regional, national and international artists to downtown Frisco. The celebration of our world-class, homegrown art gallery begins with tours and a meet and greet on Friday, October 6, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. In the evening, enjoy sips and bites by chef Jason Martin from 360 Restaurant at Gentle Creek Country Club and meet inspirational painter Charlotte Van Ross and Christian art phenom LaMar Yosef.

Then come back on Saturday for a book signing by Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL, and to watch a live painting demonstration by local artist Courtney Peace, presented by Cornbread Hustle. For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917 or visit www.friscofineart.com.


Frisco Fine Art

7227 Main Street

Frisco, Texas 75034




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Book Signing by Dick Elam and Art Sale at the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery


On November 19th from 6 to 9 the public is invited to meet this fascinating author Dick Elam and get an autographed copy of his book. Not only will you meet the author but see his illustrative artwork and the cover painting designed by award winning daughter-in-law Brenda Elam.

Wine and appetizers

and Fine Art

Reception from

6 to 9 PM Saturday November 19th

The book will make  great gifts for the holidays

The Uptown Downtown Art Gallery and Studio
301 N. San Jacinto
Rockwall TX 75087




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As Above, So Below: Exhibit & Book Release


Dec. 6, 2015 – Feb 14, 2016
Sunday, December 6th …. 4-7pm celebration book release and signing with authors – Bruce Lee Webb and Lynne Adele in attendance, exhibit opening & music by the Lost Counts…..all sponsored by gallery friends – Tamco productions, Judy Vetter, & Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Webb Gallery  |  209-211 W. Franklin  |  Waxahachie, TX — 75165 http://www.webbartgallery.com/

“There’s an inspiring and wacky solemnity in these organizations—high values reinforced through pageantry and performance in an ecumenical social setting—which deep down must also have been a whole lot of fun. Now it’s as if that foundational Other America, that underpinning of the America we know, has gradually eroded, and here we remain, living in a world that is a mere shell, a movie set, of the world that made our world manifest, that brought it into being, and all we have left are these perplexing masks, banners, and costumes to puzzle over.”
—David Byrne, from the foreword

Featuring more than two hundred outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, As Above, So Below provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich vein of art created during the “golden age” of the American fraternal society. By the turn of the twentieth century, an estimated 70,000 local lodges affiliated with hundreds of distinct American fraternal societies claimed a combined five and a half million members. It has been estimated that at least 20 percent of the American adult male population belonged to one or more fraternal orders, including the two largest groups, the Freemasons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The esoteric knowledge, visual symbols, and moral teachings revealed to lodge brothers during secret rituals inspired an abundant and expressive body of objects that form an important facet of American folk art.

Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb introduce the reader to fraternal societies and explore the function and meaning of fraternal objects, including paintings and banners, costumes and ceremonial regalia, ritual objects, and an array of idiosyncratic objects that represent a grassroots response to fraternalism. Setting the art in historical context, the authors examine how fraternal societies contributed to American visual culture during this era of burgeoning fraternal activity. Simultaneously entertaining and respectful of the fraternal tradition, As Above, So Below opens lodge room doors and invites the reader to explore the compelling and often misunderstood works from the golden age of fraternity, once largely forgotten and now coveted by collectors.

–from the book description on Amazon.com

UPDATE: http://hyperallergic.com/276730/americas-secret-societies-a-new-book-probes-their-art-and-mysteries/


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