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Ruben Contreras Exhibit in Irving

Irving Art Assoication member artist Ruben Contreras exhibits his acrylic works and drawings this month in the West Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions

He is known for his powerfully drawn and colorful portraits, animal studies and landscapes. His work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.


About the Artist:

Ruben Contreras was born in Guatemala, the oldest of fourteen brothers and sisters. At an early age he began to develop his artistic talent. He now live in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife and children.

The subject of much of his art reveals his passion for nature. His paintings are done primarily in acrylic, and he exhibits great skill in capturing realistic images and emotional content.

Reuben is a member of the Arlington Visual Arts Association and regularly teaches painting to private students. He also teaches drawing through the Irving Art Association.

He actively exhibits his work and has won awards in juried art competitions in Arlington, DeSoto, Irving, Midlothian and Granbury.

Check out his video channel on Youtube where he demonstrates his art skills: https://www.youtube.com/user/maverick4578/featured

Contact Ruben at contreras11121@att.net.

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Angelia Ford opening reception Nov. 4 at Haley-Henman

Angelia Ford’s Solo Exhibition, Connections
November 2-25, 2017Opening reception: Saturday, November 4, 5-8 pm

Image above: Angelia Ford’s “Stay a Little Longer” graphite and encaustic on paper, 42×46 inches

Haley-Henman Gallery,
422 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212  https://www.haleyhenman.com/


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June at the Meadows Museum at SMU


Meadows Museum Hours of Operation:
TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday until 9:00 p.m. (free after 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Between Heaven and Hell:
The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera
March 12 – June 11
In the most comprehensive presentation ever dedicated
to the artist’s drawings – and the first major monographic
exhibition organized on the artist in the United States in the last 25 years – the Meadows Museum, in collaboration
with the Museo Nacional del Prado, presents an exhibition of about a third of the artist’s surviving drawings, plus a small selection of paintings and prints. Learn More

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado and funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco:
The Spanish Civil War in Print
April 2 – July 2
This exhibition showcases a pair of prints in the Meadows collection that was transformed by the painting Guernica: Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco. Displayed alongside Spanish Civil War posters from the Meadows collection, they offer a thematic and visual-cultural context for Picasso’s graphic works. Learn More

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows
Museum and funded by a generous gift from The
Meadows Foundation.

CohenThe Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon
4 Thursdays, June 8-29, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
Nancy Cohen Israel, Art historian, Owner of Art à la Carte
This series serves as a bridge between the Meadows’s spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea. $50 for the 4-part series; free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students; advance reservation required. To book your reservation, call 214-768-8587. Learn More

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

DrawingDrawing from the Masters
Sundays, June 4 & 18, 1:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills.Learn More

Friday, June 9, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity. Free; registration is encouraged but not requiredat museumaccess@smu.edu or at 214.768.3980.


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Jorge Alegria: Supernova at Kirk Hopper

supernovaalegrialeft: Jorge Alegría. Nemotids, 2017. 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.


May 13 – June 24, 2017


Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to welcome our first solo exhibition for artist Jorge Alegría, entitled SUPERNOVA.  This exhibit will feature Alegría’s most recent drawings and opens Saturday, May 13th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at 3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment. Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.com

Supernova is a further exploration into the visual imagination of Jorge Alegría’s series, Heaven: The War of the Angels. Heaven is a series of works based on a personal fictional narrative of the same name, originating from the Bible, spanning the cosmos and centuries into the future. The new drawings represent scenes of environments, creatures, and civilizations found in events from that narrative.

Alegría’s seductively detailed drawings tap into his stream of consciousness and pull from his boyhood interests of dinosaurs, bible stories, bird watching, and ant farms to create a dark and dystopian world. The War of the Angels begins during the story of Noah, with people and animals being gathered and relocated throughout the cosmos, while a distant angel seeks revenge by inflicting catastrophe. Alegría’s drawings reveal the fragility of our own reality and how disconnected we have become from grace and redemption. His drawings reflect a life of complex moods for complex times.



Jorge Alegría is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He studied at Del Mar College and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Alegría has been exhibiting his work regionally for nearly two decades. Recent group exhibitions include the contemporary drawing biennial Texas Draws III at Southwest School of Art in 2014 and Slipstream, curated by Susie Kalil at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2016. In 2004, he and a friend started the independent art space Residence, hosting critiques, curating exhibits, and posting art reviews. The space was revived in 2013, renamed The Living Room, which featured one-night shows of selected artists. Alegría is represented in several collections, including the Art Museum of South Texas.


Jorge Alegría. Old Antep, 2017. 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.

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Black & White, drawings by Johannes Boekhoudt, opens Jan. 14


Join JM Gallery Saturday, January 14, from 5 until 8 for our inaugural show of 2017: Black & White, by Johannes Boekhoudt.

JM Gallery opens its third year with Black & White, an exhibition of drawings by Johannes Boekhoudt. Johannes is an internationally acclaimed artist whose works have shown in galleries and museums in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He is best known for large, expressionistic paintings that reveal social injustice and lay bare the suffering and loss caused by hatred, intolerance, and arrogance.

The works in this show explore similar themes, but on a different scale. Here, Johannes offers drawings, primarily in black and white, that are smaller and more personal—but no less expressive and impassioned—and his presence is felt in each forceful stroke. We sense not only the power of their messages, but also the intensity of the artistic and spiritual force that created them. In this way, Johannes exploits the power of drawing as a medium. As he explains: “The pencil gives way to a powerful freedom of expression, which expresses the traces of each movement of the hand. With longing, I dream that this sense of freedom is able to reach those who feel trapped and anxious in a world without freedom.” That dream is realized through the purity and immediacy of the black and white drawings that evoke both the struggles and hopes of life in an often troubled age.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

JM Gallery

1722 Routh Street
Suite 106

Dallas, Tx 75201


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What the Plowman Hears: Mark Renner opens Oct. 4 at the FWCAC


What the Plowman Hears- Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Mark Renner

The FWCAC hosts an exhibition of new work by Mark Renner, October 4-29, 2016. There will be an opening reception Friday, October 7.


For more about the artist see his website  http://www.markrenner.net/


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Drawing Narrative: Christopher Troutman

1.)Intersection, 114x123, charcoal on paper, 2010

The Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to announce exhibitions by Christopher Troutman.

Focus Gallery One: Drawing Narrative By Christopher Troutman

September 12- October 24, 2015

Reception: September 12, 2015 6-9pm


Christopher Troutman’s large-scale, multi-sectioned drawings depict figures in contemporary urban settings from unfamiliar points of view. These works examine similarities and differences between his memories of the U.S.’s Midwest and of southern Japan, by juxtaposing visual and spatial features unique to both locations.


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Todd Camplin: Contain Me opens May 16 at Holly Johnson


Contain Me is a solo exhibition of recent drawings by Todd Camplin at Holly Johnson Gallery. Opening reception is on May 16th from 6 to 9 pm.

Several years back, I came across some of my old package design books. I looked though these books with fond memories of my times as an undergraduate in graphic design. I began testing the idea in a few small sketches, but I put it aside for a while. Recently, I picked these books back up and began placing them as my center piece to my drawings. I use my text elements to flow in and out of the package designs. The flat foldouts of these packages contained my drawings. After several drawings with box designs, I dropped the box element for just my text shapes. I expanded my technique from paper to claybord. Then I came to the conclusion that I should attempt to completely fill the page with my designs. I once again tested my process and then I created several filled drawings that were fully contained on the paper. Each drawing concept lead to another concept and all spawned from my package design templates. website: http://camplinte.com/

1845 Levee Street #100 (Levee @ Turtle Creek Blvd), Dallas, Texas 75207

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NICHOLAS WOOD Drawings/Sculptural Objects March 28


NICHOLAS WOOD                                                                    

March 28 – May 2, 2015 

Saturday, March 28 11:00 – 9:00 pm
William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
Click here for more information about Spring Gallery Night


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“Pencil Point Perceptions”

Big Hat Big Heart Halbert

“Pencil Point Perceptions” features the graphite drawings of Texas Artists Jim Bratcher, David Melton Burkhart, John Calabrese, Angelia Ford and Howard Halbert. 

The viewer is engaged by the black and white images through which each artist shares his perception of the subject matter. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Friday, March 2nd to 26th, 2015 from 8 am to 5 pm. A special reception to showcase each artist will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX  76248. For more information contact 817-743-4000, publicarts@cityofkeller.com or www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts


In the Beginning Bratcher

Big Hat Big Heart Halbert

048_Mystery to Me-Ishtar Terra on Venus.

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Gwyn Darnell Jr. “Itinerant Repetitions” opens Jan. 3 at Mokah

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Mokah Art Gallery presents:
Gwyn Darnell Jr.
“Itinerant Repetitions”
An exhibition of one man’s sketches from the streets of Deep Ellum
Join us for a special closing reception for Gwyn Darnell Jr. at Mokah Art Gallery on January 3 from 6-9pm. Gwyn has been living on the stoop of the Mokah Gallery for longer than it’s been established. He wanders, he sits, he draws, and he disperses his sketches on the streets of Deep Ellum. Although his words are few, Gwyn communicates his creativity, kindness and introspection through this drawings that he generously gives to passersby. The works displayed will be accompanied by life-sized portraits courtesy of photographer, Justin Clemons.
Mokah Art Gallery 2803 Taylor St., Dallas, TX 75226
Contact: Abby Bagby 


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