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El Centro College Art Students Create Artwork Inspired by “CIRCUS 1903”

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(May 16, 2017) Dallas, TX – Twelve El Centro College Art students, under the direction of Omar Hernandez (Art Program Coordinator), designed 12 framed art pieces using various mediums that will be on display during the entire run of CIRCUS 1903. The musical, which is showing at Music Hall at Fair Park, runs May 23- June 4.

Their assignment was to create a symbolic motif/logo/design based on the musical/performance Circus 1903. Using the techniques, and lessons from the class along with additional techniques, create a digital design that can either, directly reference:

  • the characters
  • music
  • history
  • style
  • concepts of the performance

Students whose artwork is featured in the display are: Francisco Gonzales, Marco Sanchez, Alejandro Subialdea, Eduardo Bermudez, Daniel Castillo, Hunter Cave, Stephanie Hastings, Alexis Jimenez, Natalie Kessel, Christopher Martinez, Luis Morales and Jerry Sharp.

The Art Department of El Centro College provides a wide range of courses including studio and lecture classes. Studio classes in both 2-D and 3-D media are offered including drawing, painting, photography, design, jewelry & small metals, sculpture and ceramics. These classes are essential coursework for the student pursuing a degree in a creative field, and they supply the student with valuable foundation skills. Students are encouraged to engage in personal artistic exploration, and engage in community activities such as exhibitions and collaborations.

For more information go to www.elcentrocollege.edu/art

El Centro College is a sponsor of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.

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Single tickets for CIRCUS 1903 are now on sale online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Mini Packs are also available online or may be ordered by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning214.346.3300 or through fax at 214.691.7386. Season subscribers and other patrons who have questions about their tickets can call The Box Office at214.691.7200.

About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent non-profit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education, and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit the website at www.dallassummermusicals.or

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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “We Appreciate Your Business”

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Dallas, TX – The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College presents “We Appreciate Your Business,” a group exhibition running from January 23- February 15, featuring work by Favio Moreno, Kat Freedman, Hatziel Flores, Christopher Bingham, Antolin Pineda, Brennen Bechtol, Fransisco Javier and Arturo Donjuan. An Artist Reception will be held February 9 from 2-6 p.m.

This exhibition focuses on a group of local artists whose work displays expressive use of color, text, and iconic imagery to explore Lowrider culture, nostalgia, self-exploration, Latin American culture and Pop Surrealism.

Hatziel Flores is a Dallas-based artist who finds himself just as comfortable in street art as in a gallery setting with his unique, new, contemporary portrait style. Hatziel has shown work in different galleries around the United States and has done commission work for big businesses such as NBC, Red Bull, Nike, and MTV.

Favio Moreno likes to explore painting, printmaking, and design in his work. Moreno has cultivated a visual language, drawing from an array of influences including Latin and American Culture as well as iconography and contemporary design. His signature style utilizes hard-edge painting with an extremely refined sense of color.

Kat Freedman is a calligrapher and graphic designer based out of Dallas. She has been utilizing her artistic skill for over three years and works as a full time calligrapher for Halo Calligraphy, crafting hand addressed envelopes and cards, to more personal and unconventional items such as wedding china, sea shells, decorative agate and even urns. From traditional flourished calligraphy to modern and free hand design, Kat works with a variety of mediums for event and wedding planners as well as other artists and brands. She has hand addressed envelopes, menus, and place cards for former presidents and heads of state, and hand written proposals and vows, heart-felt cards and more.

Christopher Bingham was born and raised in Dallas. Art has always been his passion. He began college as a graphic design major but quickly turned his focus to studio arts. Since graduating in 2006 from The University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Drawing, he has devoted his time to creating art and staying passionate about his craft. When not painting, Chris works on keeping his students motivated to do the same as a high school art teacher. Chris has been a creative force in the North Texas art scene since 2006, displaying his work in the DFW area and all across Texas. Along with having works in numerous private collections, he was also a two-time finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2011 and 2015.

Brennen Bechtol is a local DFW sign painter by trade whose work primarily focuses on design and self-exploration. He gets most of his inspiration from other local sign painters and hand painted signs around the city.  Brennen has a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.

Antolin Pineda is a local airbrush artist who specializes in custom lowrider paint jobs. His work features early native Mexican imagery combined with street art and graffiti culture. Antolin is most known for his work that was featured in a 2013 issue of Lowrider Magazine.

Francisco Javier is mostly a self-taught artist whose inspiration comes from early 20th century surrealist painters, the Romantic era, and the Classical era. Francisco has been an active member of the Dallas art scene since 2011. His current focus is portraiture in acrylic, but he also creates work in oil, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.

For more information, please contact gallery coordinator Raymond Butler at 214-860-2115. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. andFriday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Image: HFlores.jpg: “Complex” by Hatziel Flores.

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H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents: “Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris”

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Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents: “Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris”

Sanger-Harris, the iconic Texas department store, returns home to Main Street in downtown Dallas

As part of the year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary, El Centro College presents “Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris,” an exhibit of historic clothing, promotional materials, and other related artifacts from the once iconic Dallas retailer, Sanger-Harris, from October 10 through November 4.

El Centro College, Vintage Martini, and the Dallas History & Archives are collaborating to present “Before El Centro: Sanger-Harris.” The exhibit will be housed in El Centro College’s H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery in the B Building (801 Main Street @ Lamar).

Although Sanger-Harris was technically created on February 6, 1961, when two local department stores, Sangers Brothers and A. Harris and Co., merged together, the organization has over 150 years of history that continues today as a part of Macy’s, Inc. Sanger-Harris was located at 801 Main Street, where El Centro College is now, until 1965 when the store moved to Akard Street and Pacific Avenue. El Centro College took over the Main Street building and began offering classes in 1966.

Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are: Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., October 10 through November 4.

For more information, please call 214-860-2115.

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Sanger-Harris was once located where El Centro College resides today.

About Vintage Martini
Vintage Martini (www.VintageMartini.com) provides the best in fashion from yesterday and today.  Located in Dallas on Henderson Avenue, Vintage Martini is a consignment store specializing in historic clothing that sells hundreds of dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories to fashion enthusiasts around the world.

About the Dallas Public Library Archives
The Sanger-Harris Collection is part of the Dallas History & Archives, one of the largest of its kind in the nation with holdings that span many aspects of the diverse history of not only Dallas and the surrounding area, but the entire state of Texas. The department collects, preserves, and makes available to patrons information in text, graphic, audio, and video formats. The Dallas History & Archives Division is part of the Special Collections department, which also houses the Fine Books Division.

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