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South Side Art Walk and Open Studios – March 25, 2017

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The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.

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South Side Art Walk call for artists

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March 25, 2017 4-8pm
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX

South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is looking for artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. The first in a series of quarterly events, South Side Art Walk will be offering up awesome artists with open studios in the Artist Quarter, DJ Frances Jaye laying the cuts, Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell minding the beverages and after parties with live music. ArtLoveMagic exhibiting their DECADE show in the Janette Kennedy Gallery and also hosting artists working live in their loft. Spaces are free. All we need is you.

To download the application and information visit: www.southsideartwalk.com

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Call for Artists/2018-2019 Exhibition Schedule at Gardiner Gallery of Art

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The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University invites artists of all media to apply for our 2018 – 2019 exhibition schedule. Proposals are welcomed for both solo and group exhibitions.

To be considered, artists must possess an MFA, PhD, or substantial exhibition record. We ask that all submissions include the following materials:

Professional C.V.
Artist Statement
Description of Exhibition Proposal
10 images of relevant work
Image list containing media, dimensions, and year
Examples of promotional material or past exhibitions (optional)

The Gardiner Gallery is an integral part of the department’s teaching environment as well as providing a contemporary visual arts experience, and serves as the primary on-campus exhibition space for the university. Prospectus information is found on our listed homepage. Please direct questions and submissions to gardinergallery@okstate.edu

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LCC call for artists: 14TH ANNUAL HECHO EN DALLAS

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

14th Annual Hecho en Dallas

Submission deadline:
Saturday, March 11, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional artists who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in DFW. Hecho en Dallas is a component of ART 214, a joint collaboration between the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs cultural centers and facilities in celebration of Dallas Arts Month 2017.

Please visit http://documents.ellipseinc.com/doccenter/generic/18253/Hecho2017EntryForm.pdf for the submission form.

Submission of entries implies agreement to terms and conditions stated on this prospectus. Submissions can be entered by email at hechoendallas@gmail.comor by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204

Exhibition Timeline

  • Submission deadline: Saturday, March 11, 2017 by 5 p.m. Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified
  • Notifications to artists: Saturday, March 25, 2017 via email
  • Delivery of artwork: March 28 – April 4, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday
  • Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6-8 pm
  • Exhibition dates: April 13 – June 30, 2017
  • Pick-up artwork: July 5-12, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday -Saturday

Eligibility

 Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
 Art must have been created within the last three years to be eligible
 Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition
 Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet
 For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet
 There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition

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Photography Exhibit: And They Say Of Her Woman| Angelika Ejtel

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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening reception for self-portrait photographer Angelika Ejtel’s exhibition “And They Say Of Her Woman”.

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.

Angelika uses herself as a subject for her images. She considers her photographic creation as a poetic experience in which she drowns and infuses herself and, as a result, it gives her the feeling that she is reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of her photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, her attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

The exhibition will be on view from March 4th through March 22nd, 2017.

Please, join us at ART 7 Gallery in Fort Worth, TX for a complementary reception, and meet the artist on Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8 PM.

ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The gallery hours:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm

angelika.ejtel@gmail.com

 

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Art Exhibit: Fresh Paint | Hailey Herrera

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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.

The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting.  Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com. Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.

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Online Interviews with Successful Artists: STARVING ARTIST NO MORE – Free event starts Feb. 1

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Local artist and entrepreneur Heidi Eisley: I’ve interviewed 12 artist from all over the world for this FREE 3-Day event starting Feb 1st!    It’s called Starving Artist No More!    These artists share their secrets on how they use art to create extra income!   Most of the artists on the series are creating art full time!
http://starvingartistnomore.com  You must register in order to get the interviews on Feb 1st.

 

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Art Exhibit and Reception: Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

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Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

Reception:
Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.

“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment

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Jeanine Michna-Bales; Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad

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From a cotton plantation just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to Canada, Jeanine Michna-Bales has created a photographic journey of a slave’s long road to freedom, circa 1840. Michna-Bales decade long project uncovered roughly 1,400 miles, revealing actual sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through. Homes of Abolitionists William Beard, Joshua Eliason Jr., and Reverend Guy Beckley gave refuge, and are included in her photographic essay. Artist reception and book signing will take place, Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-8PM.

Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017. Event is free and open to the public.

PDNB Gallery
154 Glass Street, Ste. 104
Dallas, TX 75207
214.969.1852
Info@pdnbgallery.com

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JD Miller: Valentine’s Day LIVE Painting

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Join internationally acclaimed contemporary artist JD Miller on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm for his annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting performance. Miller will begin the performance at 6:30 pm. This year’s event will once again be in our main gallery to incorporate a larger audience. Please note that children are welcome, and we will have a special seating area for them at the front of the stage. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes. FREE

Samuel Lynne Galleries  http://samuellynne.com
1105 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207

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First Friday Coloring Book Meetup in Irving

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The next session is Friday, January 6th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062

Come color with us! All ages are welcome. FREE and open to the public.

Irving Art Association will provide basic art supplies (pencils, crayons, markers) and pages to color. But feel free to bring your own coloring book & supplies.

Share the fun! Bring your friends and family. RSVP on Meetup or email irvingartassociation@gmail.com.

We’ll provide something to drink and some cookies. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

 

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The Creative Arts Center Announces Mural Opportunity At The Cedars Backyard

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THE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MURAL OPPORTUNITY AT THE CEDARS BACKYARD
Themed “ground·swell” Mural Competition Will Serve as Membership Drive for the Creative Arts Center
DALLAS – December 19, 2016 – Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard, that will conclude in a 10′ x 40′ site specific mural on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Department Headquarters). CAC members are invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. Jurors for the project are Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.  The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
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According to Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for artists throughout North Texas to have their work seen in such a prominent location. “This public art partnership will also increase our membership base and impact the community through its theme, ground·swell,” said Pollak. “This announcement is a great way to end our 50th anniversary.”
The competition is open to all artists and there is no application fee, however, entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission.  A one-year individual membership is $45 and $35 for seniors, educators, students and veterans.  Artists must submit a short bio and up to three color renderings to info@creativeartscenter.org in the form of 72 dpi digital images in JPEG format.  All proposals submitted must be original works of art and include a written statement of the artwork.  Artists will be notified by February, 2017 and the mural must be completed by March 12, 2017. Download the application HERE.
ABOUT CAC:  Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.  Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offeringmore than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica.  CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIAL:  The Cedars Social, located at 1326 South Lamar, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features an adventurous list of handcrafted cocktails developed by one of the nation’s leading barmen Michael Martensen and a modern comfort food menu created by award-winning chef John Tesar.  In November, it opened Dallas’ first container bar The Cedars Backyard.

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The Dragon that Never Sleeps – a solo exhibit by Anna Crowley Ford

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Anna Crowley Ford’s installation consists of over 40 handmade ceramic heads in her own likeness. Each describes a different feeling or experience that she has when she is attacked by migraines. She has beautiful photographs of herself along with her story. The exhibit will include a video that she has made of herself doing simple tasks while experiencing these migraine headaches. There is a meter that goes with each vignette that tracks The escalation of her pain and nausea as she performs these tasks.

It is a beautiful and important work of art. Since so many people suffer from migraine headaches and other debilitating situations I believe as many people as possible should have an opportunity to see this exhibit.

Join us for a 2nd chance reception on Saturday, December 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Exhibit on display through January 14.  For an alternate viewing time, please contact the gallery.

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

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Canyon Watercolors – a solo exhibit by Robert Earnest Moore

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After many years of teaching abstract painting, drawing and sculpture, Robert Earnest Moore (REM) revisits some of his first artistic inspirations for this show, desert landscapes and mountains. His use of strong colors and extreme light/dark contrasts achieve a spatial depth that brings the earth to life on these small works on paper.

Join us for a 2nd Chance Reception on Saturday, December 17, from 6:00-9:00 pm

SLANT gallery is located at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (LBJ/Preston) @ the intersection of LBJ & Preston, you can find us inside the Valley View mall, located in the west wing on the second level.

 

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January Free Classes in Acrylic Printmaking

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Free Basic Classes in Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Instructor: Sharon Giles

January 5, 12 & 26, 2017 7-9 pm (Thursday evenings) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving.  Register Now!

Learn printmaking without a press:  Explore this fascinating new tool to create prints or the start for a painting…

And put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.

Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.) If you have a gel or gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

For information on Gelli Arts Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or for Gel Press Plates, see http://www.gelpress.com/. You can also make your own — see Sharon’s article. Plus there are many videos on gelli printing on YouTube.

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BAZAART! December 10th at Small Gallery & SLANT

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THE SMALL GALLERY & SLANT have joined forces and invited some of our favorite local talent to share their best one-of-a-kind gift items in a one day holiday shopping event – BAZAART!

There will be giftable, wearable, giveable, shareable, collectable, and affordable items available for every budget, made by imaginable and commendable artists and artisans.

While you’re there – you can also check out the current featured exhibits at each gallery. Robert Moore’s ‘Canyon Watercolors’@ Slant (slantx.weebly.com), and Anna Ford Crowley’s ‘The Dragon That Never Sleeps’ @ Small Gallery (thesmallgallery.net).

This event is free. Come, and go as you please. Find us on the upper level in the west wing of Valley View @ 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas (Preston/LBJ).

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Art Exhibit: Seasonal Color – Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines

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This exhibition features small works by Kim Collins – Acrylic paintings, Marie Maines – Pastel drawings, and Ray Maines – Photography. From loosely rendered, but recognizable pastel landscapes, to abstract interpretations of nature, these artists explore aspects of the outdoors with lush color and expressive mark-making. There is something for any aesthetic preference, and is an excellent opportunity to select a gift for those on your list with discriminating taste.

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This exhibition will be on display through the end of December. We invite you to join us for a complimentary reception on Friday, December 9th from 6 to 8pm. To see some of the images, please visit the website – www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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Triplets-Reborn, a second chance reception Oct. 15

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Triplets~reborn ​second chance reception will be held on Saturday, October 15th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Small Gallery is celebrating its 3 year anniversary! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”.  This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that the Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn”.

In addition, we are also hosting a ​trunk show featuring Catherine Cox Designs. Lovely, handcrafted, affordable jewelry made from natural stones. Perfect for the upcoming gift giving season.

Participating artists – Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T.Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.

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

 

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Thriller opens Oct. 15 at SLANT

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Join us Saturday, October 15, from 6:00-9:00 pm for a hauntingly good time at an opening reception for ‘Thriller’ – an exhibit featuring original works of the spooky, freakish, curious, scary, hairy and howling.

Featured artists: Sarah Barnett, Anya Boz, Cynthia Castillo, Diana Chase, Linda Clary, Brett Dyer, Yukiko Jones, Casey McGarr, Angela Sharp, and Brenda Stuart, along with the Slant Collective artists – Rita Barnard, Vicki Charlotta, Jacque Forsher, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Sara Miller, and Cheryl Vorhis.

SLANT is located in the west wing of Valley View mall at 13331 Preston Rd., #2218, in Dallas, Texas (@LBJ/Preston).

Image shown: ‘August’ © Angela Sharp

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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center

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The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13

Free

Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/

FREE ACTIVITIES TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE

OPENING RECEPTION:
Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).


TALK/PERFORMANCE:
Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP


WORKSHOPS: EASTERN WEAVING & INTERFAITH SYMBOLISM IN SACRED GEOMETRY
Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!


SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY:
Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.


TALK/RECEPTION PERFORMANCE:
TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP


GUIDED GALLERY TOURS: LED BY TODD HAWKINS &MARCIE INMAN
Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5


Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Free Workshop: The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo Sept. 30

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Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Commerce Street Night Market (map)

444 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX, 75202

Bring out your inner artist! Dallas artist Erica Guajardo brings a multitude of experience as a public and gallery artist to the upcoming Commerce Street Night Market. Join Erica for an interactive lesson on the basics of illustration. Participants will create a free style painting using simple techniques taught by Erica. Create your own masterpiece, take it home, and display it in your own personal Louvre!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Erica Guajardo is an Oak Cliff based artist who specializes in bold designs across public and gallery spaces, and textiles/handbags. She holds degrees in printmaking and interior design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UTA.  In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists to participate in the “Parking Meter Project” in Deep Ellum.  Along with that, she has painted in nearly 100 different venues and festivals, and instructed “painting with a twist classes” in the metroplex.

Registration is limited to 20 students. Registrants must arrive by 6:55 PM. Spots will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:55 PM. 

Registration is Free! Reserve your space now! http://knowhowdallas.com/classes/2016/9/11/the-basics-of-illustration-by-erica-guajardo

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Politickin’ at SLANT

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Does this political season have you feeling BLUE…or seeing RED…or somewhere in between?

Join us for an opening reception for Politickin’ -an art exhibit inspired by the opinions, happenings,and events surrounding the current political season.

Participating Artists:
Heather Griffin, Catherine Hicks, Tanya Slate,Frances Byrd, Brett Dyer, Steve Danner, Jeff Golmon, Lexis Loeb, Rita Barnard, Jacque Forsher, Vicki Charlotta.

SLANT gallery is located at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (LBJ/Preston) @ the intersection of LBJ & Preston, you can find us inside the Valley View mall, located in the west wing on the second level. We are across the hall from the Small Gallery, so be sure to visit both galleries while you’re there!

(Art image is ‘Vacancy’ by artist Lexis Loeb)

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Triplets – Reborn at the Small Gallery

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Triplets~reborn ​Opening Reception on Saturday, September 17th, 6:00-9:30 pm.
Small Gallery is celebrating it’s 3 year anniversary with wine, music and art! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”. This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that The Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn” September 17 from 6-9:30. Please join us!

We have three treats for you!

Music: Colin Boyd
singer, songwriter, and all around good guy will entertain us.
Wine: Catherine Missildine
is generously providing wine from the Boisset Collection
Art: Triplets~reborn
Each artist will be sharing three pieces of their original art.

Participating artists:
Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T. Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.

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

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Art Exhibition: Landscape Abstractions by Thomas Hemlock

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Inspired by a recent visit to the Grand Canyon award-winning Fort Worth artist Thomas Helmick explores the wonders of the canyon in a second series of oil paintings & pastels. With the use of strong lines, layers of bold color, and soft textures, the images that he has captured are both warm and introspective.

“Landscape Abstractions” will be on view from August 30th through October 29th with a reception on Friday, September 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Elm Street Studio, Keller.

Thomas Helmick’s abstract landscapes are a must see if you enjoy the hidden treasures in modern art. Elm Street Studio brings a variety of artists to Keller and is well worth your time. To see more of Helmick’s work or for more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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Partial Lobotomy Art Show Sept. 1

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Partial Lobotomy. Presented by Peep Show.
30+ Artists and Live Painters!

FREE ADMISSION!
Live music!
Full bar!
Drink specials!

Taboo Lounge
1418 N Riverfront BLVD Dallas, Texas.

Thursday September 1st.

WE ARE TAKING SUBMISSIONS NOW! SUBMIT BY EMAILING US @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail

Peep Show is looking for Artists and Live Painters of all mediums to be a part of our upcoming show, ‘Partial Lobotomy’, in Dallas Texas on Thursday September 1st. The show will be held at Taboo Lounge in the Dallas. To be considered send at least 3 samples of your work. (short bio optional)

Be sure to like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for information and updates about upcoming events.

@PeepShowTX

FB @ PeepShowTX

Weirdos Welcome

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Dog Days at SLANT

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Artists are keen observers of life, and many are inspired by the bond humans develop with their animal friends. The ‘Dog Days’ art exhibition will offer a glimpse into the memorable moments when animals become muse.  Please join us for an art reception on Saturday, August 20 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

During the reception we will be collecting gently used clean blankets, towels, toys (no rawhide please), and treats for our furry friends to share with Take Me Home Pet Rescue, a local group that is passionate about animal rescue.

Participating artists include:
Rita Barnard, Sarah Barnett, Anya Bosworth, Vicki Charlotta, Brett Dyer, Angela Faz, Enrique Fernandez Cervantes, Sylvia Gaines, Heather Griffin, Rebecca Guy, Yuki Hall, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Margo Miller, Sara Sealander, Madelyn Sneed, Jose Vargas, Cheryl Vorhis, and Marie Williams.

Slant is located inside the west wing of Valley View mall (LBJ/Preston) at 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas, Texas.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Partial Lobotomy Art Show call for artists

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Partial Lobotomy. Presented by Peep Show.
30+ Artists and Live Painters!

Partial Lobotomy. Art Show.

FREE ADMISSION!
Live music!
Full bar!
Drink specials!

Taboo Lounge

1418 N Riverfront BLVD Dallas, Texas.

Thursday September 1st.

WE ARE TAKING SUBMISSIONS NOW! SUBMIT BY EMAILING US @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail

Peep Show is looking for Artists and Live Painters of all mediums to be a part of our upcoming show, ‘Partial Lobotomy’, in Dallas Texas on Thursday September 1st. The show will be held at Taboo Lounge in the Dallas. To be considered send at least 3 samples of your work. (short bio optional)

Be sure to like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for information and updates about upcoming events.

@PeepShowTX

FB @ PeepShowTX

Weirdos Welcome.

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6°’s – Finding the Common Thread at Small Gallery

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

Please join us for an opening reception at the Small Gallery on Saturday, July 16, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

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

Exhibit on display through September 10th.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (LBJ/Preston). For more information on the Small Gallery, please visit our website or find us on Facebook.

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Cheryl Vorhis – A Solo Exhibition at SLANT

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Join us at an opening reception where the photography of Cheryl Vorhis will be featured during a solo exhibition on Saturday, July 16, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

“I was an art major when I discovered photography.  My focus quickly turned to photographs and capturing images. My artistic approach is reflective in my work.  As a commercial photographer, I shoot for a large retail company.  My art photography is passion driven.  I love color, texture, light and a good story.” – Cheryl Vorhis

Photographer | Grad. Texas A&M University Commerce with a Bachelor of Arts | Professional Photographer 13 years | Texas born and raised.

Image shown is ‘Blue Heron” © Cheryl Vorhis 2016

This event takes place at Slant Gallery, located at 13331 Preston Rd., #2218 | Dallas, TX 75240, @ Preston/LBJ in the west wing of Valley View.

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Open Art Session: Tree Art with drips & splats on July 17 – free!

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Irving Art Association presents:

Tree art with paint drips & splats plus negative painting

Sunday, July 17, 2016  to

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX

Sharon Giles will be leading this free session. To sign up through Meetup, go to http://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/events/232086829/. Joining Meetup.com is free also, plus you can receive notices about our free sessions & events. Or email Sharon at irvingartassociation@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Let’s create an abstract tree painting using paint drips and splats with negative painting to refine it. Great drawing skills are not required.

Supplies: acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or paper, tabletop easel, water container, tape, paper towels, plastic tablecloth, apron etc. Pipettes, eyedroppers or spoons can be useful for dripping. If you want to use watercolor, bring white & black gouache also. (You can also bring a failed painting to transform.)

Preview the process by viewing the Bob Burridge videos and enjoy! (You can also sign up for his free Bob Blasts videos.) Of course, we will be working in smaller scale.

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FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE ARTS CENTER: DECK THE HALLS August 5th

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FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE ARTS CENTER:

DECK THE HALLS

Friday, August 5, 6-8 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center Wes Brown of Metropolis Tattoo and Fine Art will be hosting a one night event benetting the Greater Denton Arts Council. The night will consist of a reception and a silent auction. Items up for auction will be skateboard decks hand painted by local tattoo artists!

www.dentonarts.com

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JASON LEE X GDAC PRESENT SUMMER CINEMA SERIES AT THE PAAC

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JASON LEE X GDAC PRESENT SUMMER CINEMA SERIES AT THE PAAC Tuesdays through July 26, 8 PM, FREE, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center This summer, enjoy artist selected cinema and sweets from Atomic Candy, sodas, and popcorn for purchase, BYOB over 21 (ID required).

Upcoming lms include The Breakfast Club (July 5), Dazed and Confused (July 12), Clerks (July 19) and The Last Picture Show (July 26).

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First Fridays at the Arts Center: Arts Grants Awards

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Friday, June 3, 2016 6-8 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street · Denton, TX 76201. http://dentonarts.com/

Celebrate the artists and arts organizations of Denton who are the recipients of the 2016 Arts Grants.

 

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1•2•3 at the Small Gallery May 21

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You are invited to join the Small Gallery for an opening reception titled 1•2•3

An opening reception will be held during the Midtown Artwalk on Saturday, May 21, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View at 13331 Preston Rd. (Preston/LBJ).

1. John P. Irizarry – 
As an artist my paintings are dramatic like my personality. My abstractions call for your undivided attention. My sense of space is simple but fresh. The paintings are liberating fantasies where animated shapes meet color, lines and form to pull together as structural manifestations of a dream like state. I strive for each painting to succeed in constant movement and add energy to the viewers of my work.
2. Art in Venezuela –
We present expressions that represent a small snapshot of the Art in Venezuela, from the perspective of its creators.  The observer will find common themes, those that are part of what being “Venezolano” means. “The objective of art is not to adorn but to transcend…A piece of art is the eternity”. 
 – Oswaldo Vigas
3. Sammy Thomason
At a pen turning club meeting a member showed me a pen made with watch parts. I had to know where he got all of the parts and how he did it. “Go to the Internet and enter steampunk” was all he said. A new world was opened to me! Victorian Science Fiction. Where have you been all of my life? Wood, metal, brass, clocks, steam power, and gears, doesn’t get any better!

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