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Hunt Slonem: A Spring Affair – Reception & DADA Walk on Sat., March 31

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.


Submitted by Carly Malm. Email: carly@laurarathe.com

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Sculpture book launch and signing Mar. 22 – From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum

Dr. Steven Nash and Laura Wilson
at the Meadows Museum
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special double lecture as we launch the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum. ­This beautifully designed permanent collection catalogue features new research by Nash about the objects in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture collection, along with artistic photographs of the sculptures by Wilson. ­The stunning images Wilson captured for this exceptional book set it apart from a typical catalogue, making it a work of art in its own right. Each will share their experiences working on the project.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum
IMAGE: Marino Marini (Italian, 1901–1980), Horse and Rider (detail), 1951. Bronze. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Collection, MM.69.01. Photo by Laura Wilson

Following the lecture, we’ll host a reception for the author and photographer in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, where they’ll sign copies of the book. Books can be purchased in the Meadows Museum Shop, pre-purchased by phone while registering, or purchased on the night of the event ($55).



Book Launch March 23 Features Author Dr. Steven Nash and Photographer Laura Wilson


Dallas, TX—March 19, 2018—The Meadows Museum, SMU, announces the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum in association with Scala Arts Publishers. Featuring a scholarly essay and catalogue entries by Dr. Steven A. Nash, former director of the Palm Springs Art Museum and founding director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and photographs by noted Dallas photographer Laura Wilson, this is the first publication by the Meadows Museum to exclusively highlight the Museum’s impressive collection of modern sculpture. The book will launch with a double-lecture and book-signing event at 6:00 p.m. on March 22, 2018, during which Nash and Wilson will discuss their contributions to this unique publication. Advance reservations for the event are required at 214-768-8587.


The beautifully designed 176-page volume contains nearly 100 full-color images; Wilson’s photographs make one feel close enough to touch the sculptures, revealing aspects the casual observer might not see such as the marks, imprints and signatures made by the artists. Over 30 historical black-and-white images are also included, giving readers behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of Santiago Calatrava’s Wave (2002) and George Rickey’s Two Open Rectangles Horizontal (1983–1984); details about the 2009 re-design of the plaza; and the installations of selected works. Nash’s research tells for the first time the rich story of this important part of the Meadows’s collection and serves as a fitting tribute to Elizabeth Meadows, the inspiration for Algur Meadows’s original donation of a sculpture garden.


Said Mark A. Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts, “It is our hope that, thanks to this volume, people learn more about the artistic richness of modern sculpture at the Meadows Museum and come discover the beauty that these works infuse in our galleries and outside spaces.”


In celebration of the book’s publication, from June 24 through August 5, the Meadows Museum will be exhibiting much of its sculpture collection, including some works that have not been on display for some time, including Pablo Picasso’s Owl (Hibou) (1955) and Face and Owl (Visage et Hibou) (1958); Dynamic Angle (Angulo dinámico) (1976) by Helen Escobedo; and Aeróvoro (c. 1979) by Martín Chirino. Another sculpture that will go on view is a rare, previously unpublished work from John Chamberlain’s Penthouse series, Untitled (1969), which appears in the book as part of an appendix that features modern sculpture highlights from SMU’s University Art Collection.


Books can be purchased in the Meadows Museum Shop, pre-purchased by phone while registering for the event, or purchased on the night of the event ($55).


About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”


Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art and other resources.

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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

Submitted by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Email: ksmith@dfwworld.org

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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




Submitted by Jimmy Smith. Email: events@friscofineart.com

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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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