Tag: Denton TX

ENCLAVE ECLECTIC 3 showcases local talent: June 1 & 2

Artists Enclave of Denton County announces Enclave Eclectic 3, the nonprofit’s popular pop up art show on Saturday, June 2, Noon to 10:00 p.m., at Downtown Denton’s Studio E, 208 W. Walnut St., 76201. Preview

Enclave Eclectic’s artwork at Studio E Friday, June 1st at the Lost Poet Lounge Shadow Box Poetry event beginning at 8 pm. Enclave Eclectic 3 features two and three-dimensional artworks by a select representation of North Texas’ outstanding established and emerging artists. Painting, drawing, prints, photography, mixed medium and 3D sculptural works await arts enthusiasts.

Come check out the great sounds of live acoustic guitar, jazz, R & B, folk and rock music along with artists’ demonstrations and spoken word. All exhibited works will be for sale that evening with a percentage of the sales benefiting the Artists Enclave. The event is free, open to the public and for all ages. Refer to Artistsenclavedenton.com for a schedule of Saturday’s events. Please note that at present time Studio E is not handicap accessible but Artists Enclave encourages those interested to contact the organization (dentonenclave@gmail.com) for possible accommodations.

Artists Enclave co-chairs, filmmaker Susan Carol Davis of Curious Dog Creative and visual artist Randall Good of Good Studios, promote Enclave Eclectic 3 as a great opportunity for artists to dialogue with arts patrons. “We are drawing upon a wealth of local talent, from students to professional, practicing artists. Visitors to the Eclectic will be treated to a truly diverse cross section of the visual and performance arts here in Denton.”

For more about Enclave Eclectic 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/791714921031566/

ARTISTS ENCLAVE   Network. Advocate. Volunteer.
Susan Carol Davis, Chair  310-508-9963  
Randall M. Good, Co-Chair  940-390-1171
 
What’s coming up soon?
 
Membership Launch at Emily Fowler Library’s Meeting Room
Tues., May 15th   6 – 8PM
Enclave Eclectic 3 pop-up art show at Studio E
Sat., June 2nd   Noon – 10PM
Call for Artists!

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Jason Lee: A Plain View – Photographs from Texas opens June 2 in Denton

A Plain View – Photographs from Texas
By Jason Lee
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Saturday, June 2, 6 – 8 PM
June 2 – August 25, 2018

A special exhibition for the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas featuring a selection of large-scale prints from the recently published book A PLAIN VIEW, Photographs from Texas.

Learn more about the book: https://www.jasonleefilm.com/a-plain-view-splashpage

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Drink & Draw: Life Drawing at the GDAC

Come Drink and Draw with us!
The first hour will be quick gestural poses followed by a two hour long pose.
Date: Every third Thursday of the month.
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Cost: $10
Bring your own booze and drawing supplies (tables and chairs provided)

Located at the Greater Denton Arts Council 

400 E Hickory St, Denton TX, 76201

https://dentonarts.com/artistworkshops/

Submitted by Naomi Borrero Flores. Email: naomiborrero06@gmail.com

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Summer Art Camp July 9 – 13 in Denton

Daily, July 9 – July 13

At the Greater Denton Arts Council: 400 E Hickory St, Denton, Texas, 76201

Tickets available here: https://form.jotform.com/80668112009149

This summer, kick your creativity into high gear at the Greater Denton Arts Council with art, guitar, and dance classes. All supplies provided, class size is limited.
Campers attending two back-to-back classes should bring a sack lunch to eat between sessions. Tables will be set up in Festival Hall and staff will be on hand to help. Parents and gaurdians are not required to pick-up students in between sessions.
On the last day of camp each class will have a presentation for family and friends to showcase what the campers have learned throughout the week.

Art
Ages 6-10, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Ages 11-14, 9:30-11:00 AM
$75 Public; $70 Member
Get up close and personal with art this summer! Kids will spend time exploring the galleries, playing games, and creating artwork in the studio using a variety of media. While learning about different artistic genres, junior artists will discover and polish their unique creative vision.
All supplies provided.

Guitar
$70 Public; $65 Member

Ages 6-10, 9:30-11:00 AM
Discover the basics of acoustic guitar—including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn to make handmade instruments and use them to create songs and song effects. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Ages 11-14, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Discover the basics of acoustic guitar—including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn how to read guitar tablature, experiment with improvisation, and write original songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Dance
$70 Public; $65 Member

Ages 6-10, 9:30-11:00 AM
Get your body moving and grooving to the rhythm of your heartbeat. Students will learn the basics of creative movement as they imagine how to physically interpret experiences and emotions through leaps, spins, and twirls. In one day, dancers will transform from happy to mad, human to non-human. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

Ages 11-14, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Push your artistry further as your hone your skills in creative movement as well as classical and contemporary techniques. Combining routines with experiments in improvisational movement, dancers will refine their individual style. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

Submitted by Naomi Borrero Flores. Email: naomiborrero06@gmail.com

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Artist Linka Behn’s presentation “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction,” at VAST on May 2

You are invited to a presentation by artist Linka Behn at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on May 2nd, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Behn’s presentation is entitled “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction”.

Behn states, “I’ve always drawn. Born in SE Texas, and intensely shy, drawing was a way to communicate.”

“My art is mixed media, that combines a bit of the recognized with some of the imaginative by using abstracted layers, often with figures and strong women. Textures, colors, and objects shift from whole to merely sketched outlines. Found objects, symbols and words are buried, creating a multi-layered environment and inviting a story.”

She earned a BFA and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art later in life.

She states, “I strongly believe we are all creative, that creativity extends into all of life, enriching each step taken and changing all we experience.”

To find out more about Linka, visit:  http://goddardnetwork.com/Arts/linka-behn/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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Angelia Ford at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST)

You are invited to a presentation by Multimedia Artist Angelia Ford on April 4th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Ford is a Dallas-based artist who has this to say about her art:

“As an artist, I have always been motivated to create work with the intention of peeling away the outside layers of our human experience, in order to reveal who …we are at our core. The true beauty of art is its capability to stir emotion in the viewer and remind us of all that we have in common. In that respect, I feel it is my duty to create work that inspires personal reflection, which in turn invites the viewer to entertain a new perspective on the world around them.”

“The series of drawings titled “Creating Visibility for the Invisible” explores the dynamics of homelessness, and reveals the paths and circumstances that led to their subjects’ displacement. The drawings reflect upon the homeless individuals’ isolation, while examining the common misconceptions to focus on the long-standing chasm between the homeless and their surrounding communities. I talk to each individual for three to four hours in an effort to understand the reasons they became homeless. As references for my drawings, I take between fifteen to twenty photographs. The latitude and longitude of the location where I spoke to them is added to the drawing as a geographical point for the viewer. This is their home.”

“My work reveals the barriers that have been created by stereotypes, and considers the homeless population from a different perspective. In re-evaluating their plight through art, I recognize the homeless and nurture the hope that they will no longer be ignored. Instead, they are seen as people who are doing the best they can to survive. They are people who have a story, if only we would take time to listen.”

To find out more about Angelia and see more examples of her artwork, visit:  https://angeliaford.com/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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Eggs-ibition 3 This Time it”s VIPersonal March 23

FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd   6 – 8 PM

For the third time, local artists, businesses and community leaders will handcraft over 35 one-of-a-kind eggs for a Silent Auction like no other …

EGGS-ibition 3: This Time It’s VIPersonal

All proceeds benefit Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial assistance to current and former Denton High School students, faculty, and staff and/or their families in times of sudden medical or other financial crises. Learn more at www.dentonhighcares.com

Order Agua Dulce’s fine cuisine from a terrific menu, enjoy the company of good friends and don’t forget the raffle ticket door prizes!

Free admission.

Submitted by Kimberley Dietrich. Email: kimdietrich@outlook.com

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Thin Line Fest Announces First Round of Films, Movie Tavern Partnership

DENTON, TX – Set for April 18-22, 2018, Thin Line Fest announces the first round of feature documentary films to screen during its 11th annual event in Denton, Texas. Denton is a North Texas music, arts and culturally rich town located about 40 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth at the convergence of I-35. The 2018 festival will continue as a free general admission event while still offering VIP and other ticketed memberships for a better, more exclusive experience. Registration is now open.

 

Thin Line Fest is very pleased to announce a partnership with local theater-restaurant establishment, Movie Tavern, located at 916 W University Dr., only minutes from downtown Denton. The festival will use two screens at Movie Tavern Denton in addition to the screen at the Campus Theatre.

 

“After 10 years screening award-winning documentaries in downtown Denton, we are excited to offer our audiences the latest and greatest cinematic experience at the Denton Movie Tavern. Attendees will benefit from reclining seats, 4K projection, immersive surround sound, and quality food and beverage service at their seat.  We are enhancing the attendee experience, growing the film festival by nearly three times and expanding the Thin Line footprint, showcasing more of Denton than ever before,” said Joshua Butler, Festival Director.

 

Filmmakers from all over the world will showcase their documentary work on the big screen.

 

“Selecting films through our lens of “Truth” is an adventurous journey and one that I am privileged to take. Our “first reveal” of 16 features is just the beginning of announcing a film program attracting a diverse, enthusiastic audience from near and far. 2018 submissions come from over 40 countries with a vast representation of contemporary topics, traditions and human interest stories. Female filmmaker submissions number over 100; student projects over 80; first time filmmakers, over 30,” said Director of Film Programing, Susan Davis.


 

101 is a stylistic silent film from Berlin, Germany, created in reverence to French director Abel Gance’s 1919 film “J’accuse!” which is regarded as one of the most important anti-war films in history. http://www.deplart.de

 

Ask the Sexpert is the story of a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India. Despite sex being a taboo topic in that country, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states. Askthesexpertmovie.com

 

Battlefield: Home – Breaking the Silence – A Vietnam-era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching aftermath of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma from generation to generation. Battlefield-home.com

 

Between the Shades – This feature-length documentary explores the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film looks at love through 360 degrees of parents, children, and generations. The participants will represent a large range of age groups, ethnicities and professions. They are male, female, and those who are still yet to be defined. betweentheshades.com

 

BOSTON is the first feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins 120 years ago, starting with only 15 runners, to present day. The Boston Athletic Association granted exclusive documentary rights to BOSTON producers as well as use of the Association’s extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia. The film showcases many of the most important moments in the history of the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and, eventually, women, BOSTON is the stage for many firsts paving the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports. Bostonmarathonfilm.com

 

Dance Hall Days – Dance halls were once as common as cattle in Texas. Now, the ones that remain exist in a time where their past is legend and their future is uncertain. A cast of iconic characters strive to keep these country institutions alive while one man does his best to make sure that not one more is lost to history. www.facebook.com/dancehalls/

 

Elk River Sessions – Twenty musicians from, Denton Texas, travel to the Ozarks to write and record an album in a cabin on Elk River. They join together to celebrate friendship, community, and to help a friend in need.www.facebook.com/elkriversessions

 

The Exorcist and Me – With a blend of comical interactions, realistic exorcisms and explosive arguments, this presenter-led documentary uncovers the murky truth about a priest in Argentina. Andrewgold.me

 

Fatherhood – In this fusion of documentary and songwriting, street-involved kids from Memphis, LA, New York and London talk about their absent fathers and perform music videos of original songs they wrote for the film. We meet some of the absent fathers, explore the reasons why, and find an innovative way forward. fatherhoodmovie.com

 

The Island – An intimate glimpse into the rich human mosaic of the St. Louis French Hospital – a Hospice for terminally ill patients, situated on the tense border between East and West Jerusalem across from the walls of the Old City. For two years the director accompanied patients and caregivers – each one and his own story. www.adamweingrod.com

 

The Last Dog – Peter is in his 70’s. His dog has just died and Peter decides he will never own another canine in his lifetime. However, a friend takes him to view a litter of Saint Bernard puppies. Peter falls in love with one, buys it on the spot, and names it Hawthorn. Hawthorn transforms Peter’s life and enriches him and his community in many ways. Peter lives in a small town in Ontario called Listowel. He is a contributing member of the community where he is support worker, assisting people with special needs. Peter has artistic abilities as well and dreamed of being an artist. www.facebook.com/ lastdogmovie/

 

 

The Modern Jungle – A story of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, The Modern Jungle is an intimate portrait of Zoque culture, commodity fetish, and the predicament of documentary.charlesfairbanks.info/themodernjungle/

 

Out of State – Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again? Outofstatefilm.com

 

Shake Sister Shake – Female blues singers are followed from around the Chicago area to New Orleans as they rehearse and perform the blues in various venues and festivals over a one month period. The singers involved in the documentary are the likes of Grana’ Louise, Nellie Travis, Zora Young, Big Time Sarah, Peaches Staten, Mz. Peachez, Shirley King, Deitra Farr, Nellie Travis, Joanna Conner, Katherine Davis, Sharon Lewis, Kate Moss, Liz Mandeville, Gloria Shannon, Demetria Taylor, Erica Korack, Shirley Johnson, Claudette Miller, Laretha Weathersby, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Yoko Nodge, Barrel House Bonnie, Lynne Jordan, Ruthie Foster and Lori Lewis. womeninbluesfilm.com

 

The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero’s journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. Thesunrisestoryteller.com

 

W.A.S.P.: A Wartime Experiment in WoManpower – In WWII a select group of women proved that a woman’s place was in the air. The W.A.S.P., Women Airforce Service Pilots, were a group of civilians who flew military airplanes so men could be freed for combat. But when they proved a woman could do a man’s job, feathers were ruffled. In the words of over 30 original members of the W.A.S.P. feel the exhilaration of flight, the loss of a dream and the pride of recognition decades. The W.A.S.P. Archive is housed in the Woman’s Collection on TWU’s Denton campus. The Woman’s Collection includes Special Collections, University Archives, and Rare Books. Fighttofly.com

 

For more information about the festival, updates on programming, and to register for the event, please visit www.thinline.us and be sure to follow Thin Line Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Submitted by Christina. Email: mindy@thinline.us

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Justine Wollaston, “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative” at VAST – March 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) invites you to a presentation by artist Justine Wollaston entitled: “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative.”  The presentation takes place March 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Justine uses a variety of media in her endeavor to creatively connect with people.  She is not a big fan of eggplant.  Her favorite color is cavern pool blue.  She is most famous for her Eve of Pilot Point mural.  Her favorite song is “Wild Wild Life” by the Talking Heads.  Her first comedy feature is now streaming on Amazon and the most delicious champagne is Ruinart Rose.

To find out more about Justine and her work, see: http://www.houseofjustine.net/

The presentation is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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Materials: Hard + Soft opens Feb 2nd

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition shows the top national and international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The 2018 exhibition drew over 1,000 submissions from 8 countries around the world. Juror Perry A. Price selected 70 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 27 states in varying media including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship. Materials will be on view February 3 – May 5, 2018 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX. 76201.

Join us at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center for the Opening Reception on Friday, February 2 from 6 – 8 PM, Awards Ceremony with Perry A. Price at 7 PM.

For more information see https://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams features the award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene. This the first in a series of films focusing upon practicing artists who enrich their communities by Living their art. The film was funded in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis. To find out more about the film, see the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181138219.

To find out more about the Living Art series, see https://www.curiousdogcreative.com/living-art-jo-williams/.

Jo Williams is a native Texan who has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.

Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as the President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts.

She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She has taught week-long workshops during the summers in Provence and Brittany, France for Autistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ.

In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for art organizations and judges regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. She holds signature memberships in the Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards, including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.

She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in Denton in 2003. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26tgh Congressional District. She also attended a reception at the White House for the artists. The ornament remains stored in the Smithsonian.

To find out more about Jo Williams and see her art, see: www.jowilliaimswatercolors.com

The film screening and presentation are free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Opening Reception Jan. 12 for the 12th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

You are invited to the opening reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 12th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition that takes place January 12, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Awards 6:30 pm), at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Gough Gallery, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201The reception is free and open to the public.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.
Featured artists:
Allison Baldwin, Denton, TX
David Blow, Hickory Creek, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Megan Ruth Bowdon, The Colony, TX
Buck Buchheister, The Colony, TX
Nel Dorn Byrd, Aubrey, TX
Gail Cope, Farmers Branch, TX
U Crosby, Arlington, TX
Lisa Daniels, Oak Point, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Kathy Elliott, Garland, TX
Kady Epley, Denton, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Carey Frazier, Frisco, TX
John Guest, Dallas, TX
Elaine Jary, Bedford, TX
Thomas Judd, Denton, TX
Yuni Lee, Denton, TX
Tonya Littmann, Denton, TX
Steve Miller, Grand Prairie, TX
Crystal Nelson, Denton, TX
Courtney Nixon, Denton, TX
Rachel Robic, Fort Worth, TX
Eloise Sears, Denton, TX
Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Dallas, TX
Denise Smith, Grapevine, TX
Elisha Smith, Frisco, TX
Pradeep Vayalali, Irving, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
About the Juror:
Cynthia (Cindy) Hurt, artist and writer, received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 1977. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Art at Tarrant County College North EastCampus in Hurst, Texas. Since 1977 she has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, Longview Museum of Art, Arlington Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, the Museum of Art of the American West inHouston, Texas, Joslyn Art Museum, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Dallas Visual Art Center, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Dallas, Texas Christian University, Eastfield, Richland, Mountain View, Brookhaven and Cedar Valley College in Dallas County,Tarrant County College North East Campus in Hurst Texas, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Dallas Women’s Gallery, Bob Lukeman’s studio, 829 Exposition, 500X, Moss Chumley Gallery, and Dallas City Hall.
Her writing is published in Art Papers, Art Lies, Sculpture Magazine, and in exhibition brochures at the University of Texas at Arlington and The John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco.

The exhibition runs from January 13th – February 24th, 2018. The opening reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968
VASTarts125@gmail.com
Visual Arts Society of Texas PO Box 1281 Denton, TX 76202 www.VASTarts.org

 

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: Rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Presentation by Artist Jane E. Jones Jan. 3 in Denton

 

You are invited to a presentation by Jane E. Jones sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:45-9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Jones is a watercolor artist who has served as a workshop instructor, demonstrator, and critique leader. She is the owner of Jane E. Jones Art Studio which has been in business for 40 years. During this time Jane, taught all levels of watermedia classes and “on location” workshops.

She studied with many professional artists from across the United States and Europe. In addition, she has been invited to lecture and juror at more than eighty arts organizations. To see more of Jane’s art, go to: www.janejonesart.com

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Humanizing the Digital submissions due Dec. 15

The North Texas Digital Fabrication Group 2018 Symposium

Texas Woman’s University Dept. of Visual Arts

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Humanizing the Digital

The 3rd annual North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium (NTDFS) highlights the creative potential for digital fabrication tools and techniques to reconnect us to our humanity. Contrary to society’s worst fear of the dystopian impact of technology, innovative and creative uses of digital fabrication open up possibilities for reconsidering the way humans learn, make and connect through the creative arts. The NTDFS is intended to be a forum for considering the hybrid, interdisciplinary and creative futures that lead us back to the complex imperfection of our humanity.

Symposium Poster

Call for Proposals

The NTDFS seeks interdisciplinary proposals that connect and expand an art and design perspective into other areas of research and practice. As an extension of our mission to highlight the relationship between technology and humanity, we emphasize a spectrum of digital makers representing diverse perspectives including gender, race and ethnic identity. Particularly in a time when the tech world is under serious scrutiny for a lack of commitment to diversity and access, we hope to represent perspectives that the general public less frequently associates with these new technologies.

More: https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/ntdfg/

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VASTFest 2017 on Dec. 6

You are invited to VASTFest 2017 that takes place on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

VASTFest is a holiday shopping and social event. Come and meet VAST Artists, have snacks and refreshments, and buy one-of-a-kind art gifts made by local artists. 

VASTFest is free and open to the public. VAST website: https://vastarts.org/

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VAST’s 12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

This exhibition is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and will take place January 13-February 24, 2018 at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

Best of Show $750

Total Awards $3550

Additional Merchandise Awards

Juror: Cynthia Hurt

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

Calendar:

  • November 10, 2017 – All Entries due online by midnight
  • November 26, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists
  • January 3, 2018 – Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm
  • January 12, 2018 – Reception 5:30-7:30pm, Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • February 24, 2018 – Exhibition closes at 5pm
  • February 26, 2018 – Return of Work to Artists, 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm

This calendar must be adhered to in its entirety and exceptions will  not be made for any reason. 

Artists may submit up to three entries at a non-refundable fee of $20/Students, $30/Members, and $35/Non-members. Only one artwork per person may be selected for the Exhibit.

Note: GDAC staff will not accept or return your work to you.
VAST charges $5.00 per day for work left after specified deadlines for picking up exhibited work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968

VASTarts125@gmail.com
Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

http://vastarts.org

For the full prospectus, click the link below.

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10AM-5PM
Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

Denton Mini Maker Faire is looking for spectacular attractions to amaze
and astound Mini Maker Faire-goers.

Goals: large, visually striking, interactive, innovative, educational,
scientific, creative, cool, weird, and fun.

Eligibility: open to all artists/makers/teams 18+

Stipend: successful applicants will receive a stipend of $250 to $500
depending on their proposed project

Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2017

For more information, and to submit your proposal:
https://denton.makerfaire.com/spectacle-application-info/

Questions?
Email dentonmakerfaire@gmail.com

Submitted by Deanna Wood. Email: deannawoodart@gmail.com

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Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt
presented in partnership with UT Dallas and The NAMES Project
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
October 7 – December 9, 2017

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique work of international arts activism that reflects the worldwide scope and personal impact of the AIDS pandemic. It simultaneously functions as a living memorial, a form of political activism, and an intimate tribute to lives lost, and the largest collaborative artwork in the world. Devastatingly, 49,000 panels currently compose the quilt representing more than 94,000 names. Selected panels will be on rotational view at the Arts Center along with interactive AIDS Quilt Touch kiosk thanks to support from UT Dallas with The NAMES Project . Additional programs and events to be announced.

Related Events: 
World AIDS Day | Nov 30, 7 – 9 PM, FREE
Related Events: DFW Community Quilting Project | Ongoing throughout Narrative Threads exhibit

Throughout Narrative Threads, community members are invited to create quilt squares that document their experience with HIV/AIDS. Participants can either create squares privately and deliver or send them to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center or make a panel on-site using materials provided by GDAC. At the end of the exhibition, we will assemble the individual squares together and photograph and publish the completed quilt online as a statement of shared memorial, grief and a collective call to action. This project strives to engage and unite the community in an international conversation through meaningful, personal reflections. When combined, the collection of squares will serve to make a poignant statement about the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS.

Instructions for at-home creators:

Your quilt square does not have to follow any stylistic guidelines. You may incorporate text, image, and objects in any way you like. It must, however, be 7 x 7 inches if you want it included in the community quilt. If you are unsure of where to start, you might try considering these questions:

How did you first learn about AIDS? What do you know about AIDS? Do you know anyone who has lived or is currently living with AIDS? What do you want to say to them? How has the exhibition impacted your understanding of AIDS? How can we work together as a community to spread awareness? What steps can we take to help end the stigma surrounding AIDS? Is there more that you want to learn about AIDS?

Drop it off or mail it to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at:
Greater Denton Arts Council, ATTN: Education, 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201

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Denton Black Film Festival: Best of Fest Nov. 16

The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) invites you to an evening of short films. Prepare to be “Entertained, Educated, and Inspired” by some of the best short films from 2017. Get ready to join us next year (January 25 – 28, 2018) for another cultural experience featuring Films, Art, Music, Spoken Word, Comedy, Workshops, and Panels.

Location: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), Denton TX

For more about the DBFF see http://dentonbff.com/

Recap Video

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What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

Golden Edition Publishing
108 N. Locust St. #300 Denton, TX 76201
www.goldeneditionpublishing.com

 

What Kinda Name is Blart? goes on an adventure with the release of an activity book featuring the characters from it’s middle-grade chapter book series

October 30, 2017 (DENTON, TEXAS) – Stephanie Will, Designer and Image Creator for the What Kinda Name is Blart? middle-grade chapter series launches a new activity book through Golden Edition Publishing.

“The activity book is a fun and engaging way to continue the adventure into the world of Blart and Teddy even after the book is read,” says Mrs. Shipp.

This activity book will offer 50 fun and adventurous activities that feature characters from the What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems book. Activities include coloring pages, Dot-to-Dot, mazes, crossword puzzles, Seek-n-Find, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find the Match, and drawing practices. Each page is printed on single-sided paper, so young artists can display their artwork and favorite characters anywhere.

The What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems Activity Book will launch on November 6, 2017. Paperback and hardcover versions of Chewing Problems the first book in the series will launch concurrently, and will be available worldwide through most booksellers.

The Chewing Problems e-book is currently available exclusively to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and will be available through other e-booksellers in January of 2018. Visit whatkindanameisblart.com for more information and to order its fun line of stickers, bookmarks, puzzles, and coffee mugs with characters from the series.

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For more information or to request a copy of the book contact:
Stephanie Shipp
(940) 368-4918
sshipp@goldeneditionpublishing.com

Submitted by Stephanie Shipp. Email: sshipp@goldeneditionpublishing.com

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Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities. http://vastarts.org

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and

opacity.

Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
September.
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Carolstoecker1@gmail.com
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
128.
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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A Presentation by Ana M. Lopez, Metalsmith, Educator and Decorative Arts Scholar Oct. 4

You are invited to a presentation by Ana M. Lopez on Wednesday, October 4th from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX .  Ms. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving a juror’s award from the 2016 Refined exhibition. Other recent exhibitions include Celebrating Women in Art Education, Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition and the solo show Metalphors at The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Galleries.

She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She served as juror for the 2015 Materials Hard & Soft national craft exhibition and has lectured extensively on her own work including as a presenter at the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.

She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Craft.

To find out more about Ana and to see more of her artwork, see: https://www.anamlopez.com/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is  free for VAST members; $5 for guests. http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Presentation by Jim & Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame at the Sept. 6 Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting

You are invited to a presentation by Jim and Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame of Little Elm on the business of framing your artwork on Wednesday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. , at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Cadillac Art & Frame is a family owned business that is a custom picture frame shop and an art gallery store. Jim has been custom framing pictures, shadow boxes, diplomas, wedding photos, art, photography, and jerseys since 1984.

To find out more about Cadillac Art & Frame, see:  www.cadillacartandframe.com, or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cadillacartandframe.

The presentation is free for VAST members; $3 for guests.

 

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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The End and The Beginning opens Sept. 2 at TWU East | West Galleries

The End and The Beginning

East | West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, 9/2/17 – 10/15/17

Opening Reception, 9/2/17, 5-7pm

Curated by Danielle Avram, TWU Gallery Director

The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes. At an ever-increasing rate our pasts and presents are written, forgotten, and rewritten in an effort to rectify who we have been and who we are, with who we should be, and what we could become. Yet who we are at any given point in time may simply be the result of adjusting to the aftermath of our predecessors – a point along a continual loop of creation and destruction, a point of no end and no beginning, or a point that is both the end and the beginning. Are we working towards something imperceptibly larger or merely evolving/devolving as dictated by circumstance?

Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/galleries/

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Drawing and Painting exhibit by Students at the Cora Stafford Gallery

Drawing and Painting Junior Review

Cora Stafford Gallery
University of North Texas
http://gallery.unt.edu
August 30, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Drawing and Painting Junior Review, Fall 2017 supervised by Hanna Pettyjohn.

This exhibition is a compilation of undergraduate Drawing and Painting majors in their junior year. The exhibiton will be open August 30th through September 16th from 1 to 5pm. The reception will take place August 31st from 5 to 7pm in the Cora Stafford Gallery.

Artists in the Exhibition

Elisha Smith
Madison Underwood
Michelle Hinojosa
Jennifer Lindquist
Kendall Bose
Marianna Seaton
Jaime Flores

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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.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit opens June 9 in Denton

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Texas Watercolor Society presents the 68th Annual National Exhibit
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
June 10 – August 26, 2017

In 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society was founded with the mission to advance the art of painting in watercolors, and hold annual exhibitions of watercolor paintings. Today, more than 60 years later, TWS continues to promote the high standards set by its founders. As a national exhibit, TWS proudly takes its place among the elite watercolor organizations in the nation as they continue to exhibit and promote some of the of the best artists working in that unique and vibrant medium — watercolor.

Juror: Soon Warren

Related Events: Call for Entries: 2017 National Exhibition  | Jan 1 – April 1, 2017
Related Events: Free Public Demo | Monday, June 5, 6 – 8 PM
Related Events: Vibrant Reflection Watercolor Workshop | June 6 – 9, 9 AM – 4 PM

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition May 21

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of North Texas’ Lightwell Gallery, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201.  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.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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First Friday Denton May 5

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Want to discover Denton, Texas. First Friday Denton is a great time to head to the historic Downtown area. Eat at one of our great restaurants, check out our shopping, and visit our Art Galleries: A Creative Art Studio on West Oak Street and UNT on the Square on Elm Street. Dont forget your visit to our visitor center located on Hickory Street across from the Courthouse. Check in there to find out who is having special events. https://www.facebook.com/events/1888255534726390/

Friday, May 5th 6 PM – 11 PM

First Fridays: 2017 CARA Awards honoring Terry Nobles

Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/79936/first-fridays-2017-cara-awards-honoring-terry-nobles

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) Member’s Exhibition. Entries are due on June 12th at UNT on the Square, 109 North Elm Street, Denton, TX.

VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not currently members of VAST may join on the day entries are accepted. Membership info.: http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members

AWARDS
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.

JUROR
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.

ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm, at UNT on the Square, 109 N Elm St, Denton, TX.

PROSPECTUS:
http://www.vastarts.org/images/exhibitions/Members_Exhibition/2017/ME_2017_prospectus.pdf

CALENDAR
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm

CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com

Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

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VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only.
The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not already members of VAST can join for as little as $35 on the day entries are accepted.
Membership information:  http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members
AWARDS
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225
ELIGIBLE MEDIA
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.
ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.
JUROR
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.
ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm
PROSPECTUS:
CALENDAR
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: education@dentonarts.com

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First Fridays: 2017 CARA Awards honoring Terry Nobles May 5

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Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.  

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: education@dentonarts.com

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Ben Faubion Presentation for VAST April 6

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April 2017 VAST Member Program – Ben Faubion

Thursday, April 6h, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

Biography

Ben Faubion is both an illustrator and digital designer. He attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He’s worked as a UI designer with a variety of fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals. He’s currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

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