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Hunt Slonem: A Spring Affair

For its Spring season premiere, Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8pm. A Spring Affair will feature works from Slonem’s popular series of rabbits, butterflies, and birds and will be on view through May 5th, 2018.

LRFA will also present a lecture moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, as well as a book signing with Slonem on Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm. Co-sponsored by LUXE magazine, the event will be organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. This signing will be for Slonem’s latest book ‘Birds’, which explores his 45 years of painting in his New York studio, which has also become a sanctuary for his beloved flock. RSVP to this lecture and book signing is required.

Having experienced the wilderness of Hawaii and Central America at a young age, Slonem’s passion for vivid color, organic forms, and symbolism from native cultures is deeply rooted inside the artist. The charisma of each of animal encountered by Slonem is captured in form and color in such a way that it allows the portraits to personally interact with its viewer. Slonem’s colorful renderings lie behind each Victorian hand selected frame, where we can experience his bright iconic imagery bring life and humor to any room.

Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.

Slonem is also an accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes. Championed as works of art in their own right, these spaces include not only the artist’s East Village loft and his 30,0000 square-foot Brooklyn studio, but also the two plantation houses he’s restored in Louisiana and Cordts Mansion located in the Hudson River Valley. Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.

Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


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“The Artist’s Eye” lecture by Max Levy April 8 at the Kimbell

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The Artist’s Eye
Max Levy
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.
Kahn Auditorium, Kimbell Art Museum
Free; no reservations required

Please join Dallas architect Max Levy and Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, for a gallery talk. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, this talk will discuss the presence of nature in Kahn’s architecture and how it has inspired Levy’s own work.
Image captions:
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Study of the vault structure
Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Max Levy, initial study for “Light Sails”
Courtesy of the artist

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Gallery Talk by Jeanine Michna-Bales March 4

Abolitionist William Beard's Home; Union County, Indiana

Abolitionist William Beard’s Home; Union County, Indiana

In conjunction with her exhibition, Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad, artist Jeanine Michna-Bales will give an insightful talk about her extensive and extraordinary project.

Gallery talk is Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 PM. Event is free and open to the public.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass St #104, Dallas, TX 75207, USA


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Visual Storytelling: Ed Kashi Lecture Feb. 4


Dallas Center for Photography is honored to host renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi for his lecture New Frontiers of Visual Storytelling: It’s All Personal. He’ll share work from personal projects and major commissions, talk about the importance of social media and Instagram, the photo essay and advocacy work. The talk will be richly illustrated with a combination of stills, short videos and smartphone work. He will also be available for a book signing after the lecture.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. Ed has done 17 features for National Geographic since 1991 including landing 4 covers of the domestic edition and numerous covers of the foreign language editions. Some of the titles include “The Struggle of the Kurds”, “The War for Nigeria”, “Marseille’s Melting Pot” and “The Danube: Europe’s River of Harmony and Discord”. He also teaches workshops around the world for the magazine.

Date: Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm
Venue: Dallas Center for Photography 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207. 214-630-4909
Cost: $5
Tickets available here: https://www.dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/visual-storytelling-ed-kashi-lecture/

Photo credit for the attached photo goes to Ed Kashi.


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To Be Published, or Self Publish? Publishing Options for Artists Today Nov. 11


The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new publishing possibilities for artists; it has never been easier or more affordable to produce and market a book of your work. Digital printing enables creation of a publication or catalogue for a specific audience. A traditionally published photo book with an accompanying “Limited Edition” collectible print has growing market appeal. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team that brings experience with design, production, marketing and distribution systems to the table. In a self-publishing scenario you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the input and expertise of seasoned professionals at a publishing house. Which approach is best for you?

In this informative and richly illustrated presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process of making a photo book from the perspectives of both traditional trade and self-publishing paths, helping participants determine the pros/cons of each. She will lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond, stressing the importance of a web and social media presence, as well as the value of public presentations and print exhibitions to extend the life of your title in print. Swanson will share resources from her recent title with co-author Darius Himes, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Revised and updated 2015).

Book signing to follow this event.

When: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7pm

Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center

Cost: $10

Presented in association with Texas Photographic Society

More information and tickets: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/dcp-speaker-series/

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“Body Poems in Suspended Space” by Liz Trosper at CentralTrack; Sofia Bastdidas talk


“Body Poems in Suspended Space” by Liz Trosper is now on exhibit at CentralTrak.

800 Exposition, Dallas TX 75226 (214) 824-9302

You can read more about the exhibition here (link)http://www.centraltrak.com/
Just because you happen to be standing in front of a painting, you can’t assume that the artist was only concerned with this traditional form of art-making and that she’s only worked with the paint and canvas at which you’re looking. Liz Trosper is a tireless researcher, a bold experimenter and a hard-working painter. Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from UT Dallas had her looping through an obstacle course of theory and conceptual art history. Some artists concern themselves solely with aesthetics, but Trosper’s approach is all encompassing. She’s bitten off quite a lot, but she’s tenacious enough to chew through it.

Trosper states, “I want to make one simple thing – painting that wipes away all there ever was of painting and re-makes it anew…obliterating provincial ideas about painting by pushing on what painting can be in pragmatic terms…challenging my so-called open mind to see its hatred,
hypocrisy and limiting views.”

This exhibition asks “Did the Modernist movement really exalt the body to the point that there is tension between machine and the human hand? And can the pairing of painting and the machine be successful or does technology automatically negate the body?”

Join us at CentralTrak on Thursday April 28th at 7pm for a talk by curator, collaborator, and organizer Sofia Bastdidas

Sofia Bastidas

Sofia Bastidas will speaking about her recent co-curatorial endeavor, Port to Port and her collective work with TVGOV (Television Government).

Bastidas is interested in engaging in a catalyzing debate about the role of contemporary art and questions of urbanism, public and environmental policy, and the seemingly inescapable systemic conflict that shapes urban development in the United States in relationship to the Global South.

You can read more about the talk here (link)


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Welcome artist Linda Ridgway and Master Printer Katherine Brimberry to P.R.I.NT Press



Collaboration with Linda Ridgway and Katherine Brimberry 

(L) Detail of work by Linda Ridgway (R) Katherine Brimberry at Flatbed Press




Open House

Linda Ridgway and Katherine Brimberry will collaborate on large-scale hand-pulled prints during their time at P.R.I.N.T Press.

Trained as a printmaker, Linda Ridgway creates bronze wall reliefs that convey autobiographical and cultural imagery. Ridgway’s work spans the themes of femininity, tradition, and heritage while establishing their own permanence through the age-old medium of bronze. She holds an MFA from Tulane University and a BFA from Louisville School of Art.

Katherine Brimberry is Owner, Director, and Senior Master Printer of Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. Co-founded with Mark L. Smith in 1989 with the mission to collaborate and produce limited editions with artists, Flatbed Press grew to include exhibitions and technical workshops. In 2012, Brimberry became sole owner and director of Flatbed Press and Galleries.

This collaboration is made possible by private donors and UNT Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Funds, Art Education / Art HistoryDepartment of StudioCore Design, and P.R.I.N.T Press

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
For more information: 940.369.8354 | print@unt.edu | print.unt.edu

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Printmaking: lecture & demo March 26 at the Bath House & workshops in April


Gallery Talk and Demonstration

“Witness # 1” – Art by Barbara Elam

The Fine Art of Printmaking
Presented by Barbara Elam

Saturday, March 26, 2016
(4 PM)

In connection with its current exhibition, “Women in Print,” the Bath House Cultural Center presents a gallery talk and demonstration by Barbara Elam on Saturday, March 26, at 4 PM.

Join Barbara as she conducts a demonstration of monotype printmaking in color and a gallery talk about the art of printmaking that includes information on the different techniques employed by the artists featured in the Bath House Cultural Center exhibition.

The demonstration and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Barbara Elam’s artwork is included in university and museum collections, and has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in England, France, Mexico, and Vietnam. She was a Professor of Art at DePauw University and retired from Rockford University as a Professor Emeritus of Fine Art.

To learn more about Barbara Elam, visit her website athttp://www.barbaraelam.net.

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Printmaking Workshops Coming Soon

Terri Thoman

Mark your calendar: April 9 and 23, 2016
(2 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center continues its celebration of the art of printmaking with two workshops conducted by Terri Thoman.

More details and registration information coming soon!

To see Terri’s artwork, visit her website athttp://www.territhoman.wix.com/fineprintstudio

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Black, White and Wine Feb. 27 at LuminArte

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Kays “black white window”

“Black, White and Wine”

February 27, 2016 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception Saturday February 27th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm


LuminArte Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the works of three diverse artists, Jim Lively, Kay Dalton and Sarah Martin. From incorporating wine into paintings to using a blow torch to enhance works of art, these talented and innovative artists run the gamut of creativity and in the words of Frank Zappa “a deviation from the norm”.

To add a hint of additional diversity during the exhibition, LuminArte Fine Art Gallery is hosting a lecture and book signing by Bob Lively of his new novel, “The Thin Place” on Saturday, March 19th, from 7 to 10pm.

1727 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207
Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Skyfall - Pinot Noir Wine and Acrylic

Skyfall – Pinot Noir Wine and Acrylic



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Lecture on Caillebotte this Friday at the Kimbell

 Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait, 1888--89, oil on canvas. Private collection

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait, 1888–89, oil on canvas. Private collection

Who Is Caillebotte?
Special Friday Evening Lecture
Friday, January 22, 2016 6 p.m.
Piano Pavilion Auditorium
Mary Morton, curator and head of the department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington
The Impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte fell out of the public eye and is still little known today. This talk addresses the questions about his mysterious life raised by the powerful paintings in the exhibition on view at the Kimbell.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Art & Thought Series of Educational and Social Events Oct. 29

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Art and Thought

Please join the Texas Jewish Arts Association for the first evening of Art and Thought, a series that will explore the connection between culture and cuisine.

Thursday, October 29
5:30 to 7:00 pm

Hors d’oeurves and Kosher Style German & Israeli wines and will be served.

Please Reply and Pay by October 26

For this inaugural event, Art Historian Nancy Cohen Israel will speak about Bauhaus architecture, and Lin Sellman, Senior Wine Manager at Goody Goody Liquor, will discuss the German and Israeli wines that he has paired with the evening’s hors d’oeuvres.

Lin has traveled the world sampling wines at their sources and has an encyclopedic knowledge of wines.

Israel will discuss Bauhaus architecture in Germany and its eventual transplanting to Tel Aviv, where, in 2003, the White City earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Thursday, October 29
5:30 to 7:00 pm

Modartists Gallery
2514 Converse St.
Dallas, TX 75207

$20 per person for TJAA Members and their families
$25 per person for non-TJAA Members

RSVP by October 26
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Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images opens Oct. 24 at Gray Matters



Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images

Curated by Charissa N. Terranova

October 24-December 12, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 6-9pm

Panel discussion with artists and curator –
Thursday, October 29, 7 pm

Gray Matters Gallery

113 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 824-7108 phone

Gallery hours: Saturdays / 1-4pm (except Nov. 28) and by appointment.

Artists – Ellen Levy, Jeff Gibbons, Luke Harnden, Trent Straughan, Alan and Michael Fleming, and Steve Oscherwitz.

Art meets science in Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images. This exhibition plays out the unique agency of chiral forms – their asymmetrical symmetry, how they look alike and act differently, and their ability to spin light out into space (or optical activity) – when introduced to the realm of art. Invoking “agency” in terms of the dynamics of chiral form, the exhibition sets in relief new models of form-making, individuation, and social action.


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P.R.I.N.T. – Susan Goethel Campbell and 2nd Annual Subscription


Welcome Susan Goethel-Campbell to P.R.I.N.T Press, and become a member of our subscription program!

Susan Goethel Campbell

and 2nd Annual Subscription

Susan Goethel Campbell will participate in P.R.I.N.T’s Second Annual Printmaker Subscription program, which supports residencies for printmakers to produce a limited edition. Click here to download a pdf about the program, and sign up online.


Artist Residency

Gallery Reception

Artist Talk



Open House

Susan Goethel Campbell creates multi-disciplinary work that considers the contemporary landscape to be an emergent system, where nature, culture and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. Her work is realized in several formats, including installation, video, prints and drawings, as well as projects that engage communities to look at local and global environments. Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including The Drawing Center and The International Print Center in New York. Campbell has been awarded printmaking residencies at the Flemish Center for Graphic Arts in Kasterlee, Belgium and the Beisinghoff printmaking residency near Kassel Germany.

Made possible by Subscription Members, UNT Art Galleries, Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholars funds, CVAD Photography, and Printmaking.

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
For more information: 940.369.8354 | print@unt.edu | print.unt.edu

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SiNaCa Studios: Artists in Heat and Glass Classes


Artists in Heat

Membership Drive
September 4th and 5th  

Artists in Heat is the beginning of our “New Year”, and the beginning of our annual membership campaign.

This year we will welcome international artist Laura Donefer as our featured artist. She will hold a lecture at the Kimbell Musuem’s Piano Pavilion Auditorium from 2p-4p. Followed by a reception at The Lilipad from 5p-8p. On Saturday Laura will be demoing from 12p-5p.
All events are free to attend but we do ask that you RSVP for both the lecture and reception. Click HERE for registration.

For more information about the event Click HERE

Glass Classes


SiNaCa Studios offers a variety of ever evolving hot and warm glass programs.

We offer short term classes ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours in our hot shop(glass blowing studio), kiln forming studio and flame working studio. If you want a more indepth learning opportunity we have 6 week extended programs in the hot shop, and 3 week extended programs in kiln forming that give you a greater understanding of the different ways to manipulate glass. More specific details for our classes can be found on our website by clicking HERE

Registration for classes can be done through our profile on eventbright.com (HERE)

Upcoming Workshops

These are some of our upcoming intensive workshops.
Tony Serviente –  Kilnucopia – October 12-16
For information and registration click HERE

Gail Stoufer – Sculptural Glass with Imagery
October 30 – November 1
For information and registration click HERE


SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery
1013 Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76053

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Free Lecture on Titian at the Kimbell July 10




Friday, July 10
6 PM, Pavilion Auditorium
Free. No reservations needed.

Frederick Ilchman, chair, art of Europe, and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This talk explores the revival of ancient Greek and Roman female nudes by Italian Renaissance artists who transformed the genre and infused sensuality into 16th-century Venetian oil paintings.


Titian, Venus Rising from the Sea, c.1520, oil on canvas. National Galleries of Scotland



Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard | Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 | 817.332.8451 | kimbellart.org


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Leonard Marcus: Free Lecture June 13 on Golden Books; Golden Legacy exhibit through June 21


A New Deal for the Nursery Lecture with Leonard Marcus Irving Arts Center June 13 @ 1 p.m.

“A New Deal for the Nursery: Golden Books and the Democratization of American Children’s Book Publishing” In the 1940s, Golden Books revolutionized American family life by making quality children’s books widely available at affordable prices for the first time ever. In this lively illustrated presentation, renowned historian Leonard Marcus tells the behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary enterprise that brought together top-flight artists, authors, educators, and marketing wizards to make Golden Books a beloved American icon and household brand. Lecture to be followed by a FREE Family Funday Event from 2–4 p.m. Flyer: Leonard Marcus lecture

The exhibition, “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books,” organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, is on view at the Irving Arts Center through June 21. For more information call 972.252.7558 or visit our website at www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. His award-winning books include Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. Leonard curated The New York Public Library’s critically acclaimed recent exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter and speaks about his work throughout the world, most recently in China. He teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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Gallery Talk with Earlie Hudnall, Jr. and Phillip Collins March 28


Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 PM

PDNB Gallery invites you to a special afternoon event in conjunction with PDNB’s exhibition of photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

Retired Chief Curator at the African American Museum of Dallas, Phillip Collins, will join Earlie Hudnall, Jr. in a conversation about Earlie’s career in photography.

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207.
214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207.
214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas 75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

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