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Lil ‘d NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY Dec. 31

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Lil ‘d NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY
Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
Saturday, December 31, 8 PM – 1 AM

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton

This New Year’s Eve, be transported to the glamour of vintage Las Vegas without leaving your hometown. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Barley and Board. Try your luck at the casino tables in the galleries or be a high roller in high limit lounge. Dance the night away to the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Toast the new year with fabulous prizes and much more! dentonarts.com

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Yun Jung “Yuni” Lee: Telergy Telemetry opening Nov. 11

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Yun Jung “Yuni” Lee: Telergy Telemetry
November 12 – December 30

Opening Reception, Friday, November 11, 5-7 PM

Yun Jung “YunI” Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea she came to America with high passion, and an eagerness to further her artistic expression. She has a diverse art-making practice, but she is committed to making art about color, shape, and pattern. She studies color and pattern to learn about different cultures and nature. She received a BA in Art and Performance from to the University of Texas at Dallas and MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of North Texas in May 2016. She has participated in group and collaborative exhibitions in Texas and is currently teaching foundation courses at the University of North Texas. She lives and works in Denton, Texas. Learn more at yunjunglee.com

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COMICS: Comic Strip Creation Workshops Nov. 3

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COMICS: COMIC STRIP CREATION WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 3rd 6-8pm
$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

So you want to make comics? Thursday, November 10th you are invited to join curator and artist Josh Rose for a night of comic creation! Josh will start the night by delving into his process from start to finish. Participants will finish the night off by creating their own 3-4 panel comic strip! For adults over 21; BYOB; all supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by November 3rd by email at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787, or follow the link to register online.

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BODY FACTORY: Puppet Workshop Oct. 28

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BODY FACTORY: PUPPET WORKSHOP 
Friday, October 28th, 6-9pm
$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Do you remember those incredible dioramas and puppets that graced the Greater Denton Arts Council during Arts All Night? Friday, October 28th you are invited to spend the evening learning how to make a puppet in a similar fashion. The amazing artists Melanie Little Gomez Smith and Des Smith of ARTLAB 3000 will be leading participants into their realm. Participants will assemble and customize their very own puppets. All supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by October 21st by email at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787, or follow the link below to register online.

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Denton Independent Motorcycle Show with Pop-Up Art Show Oct. 14 & 15

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Denton Independent Motorcycle Show
October 14-15
For more information visit dentonmotorcycleshow.com
The Denton Independent Motorcycle show is part festival, part pop-up art show, and entirely free and open to the public. The heart of the event will showcase motorcycles that have been transformed from mass market vehicles or discarded wrecks into unique expressions of the individual builder. Highlighting the energy, excitement, and dedication that goes into customizing these two-wheeled works of art, the show will be a reflection of the vivacity so prominent throughout the Denton community. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to support the Greater Denton Arts Council.

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COSPLAY: HEADGEAR WORKSHOP Sept. 29

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COSPLAY: HEADGEAR WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 29th 6-9pm
$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Are you captivated by intricate cosplay regalia? Thursday, September 29th you are invited to get a glimpse into the amount of detail that goes into creating a cosplay ensemble. Lead by Denton artist, Regina Panzeca-Raifsnider, participants will create a fantasy head piece to fit their personalities. Participants will assemble, customize, and learn how to create a work of cosplay art! All supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by September 22nd by email at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787, or follow the link below to register online.

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Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición opening Oct 7 in Denton

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Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición
October 8 – November 2
Opening Reception, Friday, October 7, 6-8 PM
In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed. Altars are built at the home of the families of the deceased, presenting offerings such as food, drink, flowers, incense and personal items to welcome the spirits of loved ones. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar. http://dentonarts.com

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Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

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Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
presented in partnership with More Fun Comics and Games
September 17 – December 10
$5 Special Exhibition Admission; FREE for GDAC members, current students, children 12 & under
Opening Reception, Friday, October 7, 6-8 PM

From classic D.C. and Marvel heroes to independent artists and graphic novelists, today comic art surrounds us in print, toys, films, and online. But how do such artists create the heroes of tomorrow? This interactive exhibition brings together original illustrations, published works, scripts and sketches to explore the history and future of comic production. Enjoy a selection of works from comic masters Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, including such beloved characters as Superman and Silver Surfer. With a “behind-the scenes” focus on how comics are made, visitors of all ages can create their own comics in hands-on maker stations or enjoy their favorite comics in our reading lounge.

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Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild

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Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
June 16 – July 27, 2016, FREE

Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s and quickly became one of the most popular quilting styles far beyond Baltimore. These exquisite pieces are made up of a number of appliquéd blocks, each with a different design and motif. This exhibition features Baltimore Album Quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild which were often designed by the makers, although antique quilts and patterns from the past and present served as inspiration. The complexity of the designs in the quilts demonstrates the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of each of them as they are all destined to become family heirlooms.

Learn more at dentonquiltguild.org

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Benjamin Terry’s recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art’s Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College.

Learn more at benjaminjterry.com

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Mick Burson

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Mick Burson is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Waco, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas. His paintings are wooden assemblages of found and re-purposed materials with a great focus on color, form, and composition. The use of familiar and found materials aims to include all viewers through their relation with these similar objects.
Learn more at mickburson.com

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We Watercolor: Mother and Child Workshop

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Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2-4 pm
$50 for adult & child ($45 for GDAC members); $25 per extra child
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
This Mother’s Day, children, mothers, grandchildren, and grandmothers are invited to an afternoon of art, treats, and family. Led by Denton artist Amanda North, participants will create matching still life paintings while enjoying treats from Ravelin Bakery and coffee from Jupiter House. For adults and children 7 years and older; all supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by May 2 by email at admin@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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NEW GRANTS PROGRAM

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The Greater Denton Arts Council has launched a new and improved Arts Grants Program this spring, expanding it to include ARTIST MICROGRANTS for individual Denton artists and COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS for non-profit arts organizations.

In order to further fulfill our ongoing mission to support the arts, the Arts Council has streamlined the application process, increased fundraising efforts, and opened eligibility to include local artists working in any medium.

Successful grant applicants will be awarded a maximum of $500 per artist or $5,000 per organization to support arts-related projects and programs in Denton County. Applications are currently available online at dentonarts.com/grants. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on April 29, 2016.

For more information about the Arts Grants Program, or to find out if you or your organization is eligible, go to dentonarts.com/grants.

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Arts After School

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Wednesdays, May 4-June 1, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
All 5 classes: $50 for public, $40 for GDAC members
Individual class $15
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Get back to the basics and explore the fundamentals of art. Discover your inner artist with fun activities in the galleries and studio. For children ages 6-12; supplies provided. Register by April 27 at admin@dentonarts.com

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