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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, June 25th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the UNT Lightwell Gallery, at 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX.  (Please note that this reception has changed from May 21st To JUNE 25th). As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

 After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Group Nine: Collaborative Works opens Jan. 14 at Haley-Henman


Group Nine:  Collaborative Works

Nine Artists who collaborate to explore the freedom of extemporaneous art making:  Patti Akkesson, Lynn Bassler, Merrilyn Duzy, Myra Gantman, Dona Geib, Midge Lynn, Barbara Nathanson, Anita Segalman, Norma Jean Squires

January 12 – February 4, 2017

Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 14, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery
422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212 

A conversation with some of the Group Nine members will be held at 7 pm during the opening reception

DALLAS, Texas (December 12, 2016)–Haley-Henman Gallery proudly announces the exhibition of collaborative works by Group Nine, a group of nine artists who have been working in monthly studio sessions of interdependent creativity.  The opening reception on Saturday, January 12, from 5-8 pm will feature an artist conversation at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Their collaboration formed out of informal networking sessions among friends in 1995.  They mounted their first exhibition, Group Nine:  Power in Collaboration, at the California State University, Northridge, in 1998, and since then, have consistently exhibited their works. Haley-Henman welcomes the opportunity to begin 2017 with an exhibition that spans the years of collaborative work from 1998 to 2007.

Karen Schifman, writing in January 2014 (Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art eNews) says, “Collaboration and community have played a significant role in feminist art practices since its beginnings. An outstanding example is Group Nine…women artists who literally painted together for more than 20 years…Their postmodern model of art challenges notions of authorship as well as the idea of a single artist working in a private workspace.”

Although each artist continues their individual practice of art which is distinctive, with no commonality to each others’ work, when they come together to collaborate, they do so by abandoning the ego of ownership and control, and begin the egalitarian process of negotiation and consensus as the work starts and evolves.  The social experience of creating together gave then a liberated feeling to go beyond their individual parameters of expression.
Image: Group NineNine Figures in Shifting Positions
mixed media on paper, 9 panels 72 x 36 inches each

Haley-Henman celebrates its tenth anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.  Free parking is at Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment. Call or text 214-532-3225 or email john@haleyhenman.com for more information and visit the website for weekly updates at www.haleyhenman.com


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6°-finding the common thread​ at the Small Gallery

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6°-finding the common thread​
​Reception – Saturday, August 20 from 6:00-9:00 pm

The notion that artists work in isolation is a myth. Opinions become discussions, which in turn become stories to be shared and passed along.
6° is a visual conversation begun by Chase Yarbrough through his collaborations with 4 other artists

Curated by Chase Yarbrough and featuring works by Future Akins. Kimber Bosse, Arlene Cason, and Calab Jack.

In addition to the exhibit, the Small Gallery is honored to host a trunk show of Martha Boles beautiful handmade jewelry.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View mall (LBJ/Preston) @ 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas, Texas.

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Merging Visions 2016


The 2015 Merging Visions had 44 works of art/poetry that was displayed at the Patterson-Appleton CVA from April 23 to June 1. Twenty-seven of those pairings went on to the Merging Visions Extended Exhibit in the three Denton area libraries. This exhibit has recently come down.

VAST extends a “Thank You” to those who helped with installation, take down and return for this exhibition: Darla Bostick, Lin Hampton, Roxanne Musick, Carol Rowley, Bob Schnitzel, Carmen Underwood, and Jo Williams.

  A Collaborative Exhibit

of Art & Poetry

9th Annual Collaboration Between the Denton Poets’ Assembly

and the Visual Arts Society of Texas

Exhibition Dates: April 15 – June 5, 2016

Location: Meadows Gallery

in the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts

Reception: April 15, 2016

Poets or artists may initiate the process to create a potential pairing. Poems will be available at the VAST Meetings. Contracts will be signed. Basically the same requirements apply for the art as for other exhibitions, please read the full prospectus here.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

September 3 – November 12: VAST Members select poems and collaborate with poets.

December 3: All pairings are completed by the December VAST Meeting.

January 14: All titles for paintings finalized; contracts completed with artwork details.

February 4: Deadline to submit jpgs of artwork.

March 1: Artist Statements due.

April 4: Intake of art.

We are looking for art related books in good condition to be a part of the ambiance at the reception, these books would go home with attendees from the reception.  Please bring them to the VAST meetings.

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ArtLoveMagic presents This Is True2


September 3 – September 29
ArtLoveMagic will fill the walls of the Janette Kennedy Gallery in the month of September with the return of one of their most demanded events, “This Is True 2.” The arts organization based out of South Side on Lamar will celebrate the written word with original visual creations inspired by the work of some of their favorite local writers. Poets and painters will stand side by side in this display of collaboration and cohesion as ArtLoveMagic shows its love for words and wordsmiths.
The opening reception for “This Is True 2” will be held Thursday, September 3rd, and will feature readings of the poems by the writers themselves, as the visual pieces are unveiled to the poets and the audience for the first time.
The Janette Kennedy Gallery will also see a number of events throughout the month which are designed with community interactivity in mind. ALM’s Artistic Director Iris Candelaria will host a special Wine & Paint class on Friday, September 11th @ 7:00 pm. A poetry writing salon, workshop and open mic will be co-conducted with another Dallas based artistic community, Mad Swirl, on Sunday, September 20th. We will also provide a live figure drawing class led by local favorite Eddie Medina (DATE TBA).
For pictures and opening video, see https://www.facebook.com/ArtLoveMagicDallas?fref=ts
JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY, South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX

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Nature Bats Last: March 30 – April 24; Reception April 13


DFW artists Junanne Peck & Tammy Gomez/SOUND CULTURE present

an Invitational Themed One-Minute Play and Visual Arts Project which will culminate in a month-long exhibit at the

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving, TX 75061 from Sunday, March 30th, 2014 to Thursday, April 24th, 2014.

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

― Albert Camus

Co-curators Junanne Peck and Tammy Gomez have invited twelve writers and twelve visual artists to create original work for this exhibit, which will be on display this Spring in conjunction with the annual commemoration of Earth Day.

In late 2013, twelve writers were invited by poet/playwright Tammy Gomez to write a one- minute script which includes the phrase “nature bats last.”Once submitted, the scripts were then assigned to one of twelve visual artists invited by printmaker/visual artist Junanne Peck. These visual artists created an original piece of work which interprets or otherwise illustrates the script assigned to them.

For the exhibit, each one-minute script will be displayed (in large format) alongside the visual art that depicts it.

Exhibit opens Sunday, March 30th, 2014, with an opening reception event on Sunday, April 13th, 2014, from 2pm to 5pm.

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Exhibit introduction by Dr. Kamala Platt – Dr. Kamala Platt (based in San Antonio and Kansas) will be offering introductory remarks for the show which presents the exhibited work in an eco-feminist / eco-justice context. Her latest poetry collection, WEEDLOVERS: 10 Years in the Shadow of September, is slated for release in late March 2014.

About Kamala Platt: Kamala Platt, Ph.D., M.F.A. is an author (On the Line, Wings Press, 2010, compiler, Kinientos, Wordsworth, 1992), artist, independent scholar and a profesora–in South Texas and at The Meadowlark Center in Kansas. Through “green rascuache” lifeways, she engages ecological and cultural borderlands to find footholds of environmental and social justice & well-being amidst the crises of a feverish planet.

Each of the one-minute scripts will be read/performed at the opening reception.

The visual artists and script writers will have an opportunity to meet each other for the first time.

Open to the public. Natural elixirs and healthy refreshments will be served. Music by: FAY VENOM Don’t miss it!

The visual artists and writers:

  • Daniel Birdsong (Bridgeport, TX) interprets “Drive Against the Sun” by Michelle Garcia (NYC).
  • Cheryl Finfrock (Austin, TX) interprets “The Saddest Sad Songs” by Rob Bosquez (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Jessica Fuentes (Fort Worth, TX) interprets “Make You Run Home” by Tammy Gomez (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Lynne Hubner (McKinney, TX) interprets “Mother Nature’s Team” by Alice Canestaro-Garcia (San Antonio, TX).
  • Amy Carter Ishmael (Murphy, TX) interprets “Dirt-filled Fingernails and Sun-kissed Skin” by Ofelia Faz-Garza (Dallas, TX).
  • Adam Palmer (Dallas, TX) interprets “Like the Skin of an Apple” by Teresa Marrero (Irving, TX).
  • Junanne Peck (Fort Worth,TX) interprets “Love your mother, hold her dear” by Tie-Dye Ron (Arkansas).
  • Janet Reynolds (Dallas, TX) interprets “If it is to Bee” by Devin Wright (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Elaine Taylor (Fort Worth, TX) interprets “Shadowed Promises” by Dominique Fay (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Samuel Torres (Woodway, TX) interprets “The Warm Up” by Julie Riggs and her 7th grade students from Lakehill Preparatory School (Dallas, TX).
  • Roy Vance (Richardson, TX) interprets “The Dinosaur Purge” by John Carlisle Moore (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Trish Wise (Benbrook, TX) interprets “Mama Nature” by Edyka Chilome (Denton, TX/Washington, DC).


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