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Closing Reception for Lara Lenhoff May 31- Life Walk Fundraiser

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In South Africa, 18.5% of the adult population has HIV or AIDS. In 2016, an art group I was part of raised a substantial amount for Life Walk to help the community in Dallas afflicted with this virus.

On May 31 at 6 PM-9PM, the closing reception for this Solo Show will be taking place at Artspace at Metropolitan Press. Live music by Lizbet Kloot Palmer of the Last City starts at 7. If you claim to be a supporter of the arts in this city, don’t miss the 25 paintings created. 20% of proceeds are going to Life Walk.


1250 Majesty Drive,

Dallas TX 75247









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The Hard Sell (DIY Punk Show) Jan. 13 in Bedford


The Hard Sell brought to you by Central Arts of Bedford will showcase multiple styles of art with the idea that anything is punk if you say it is! The DIY punk show will exhibit over 20 local artists of all forms of art to be complimented by performance art from Shara Hammitt as well as live music from The Owl and The Octopus. Surprise closing performance of the Punk variety will close us down! The event runs from 7-11 Friday the 13th at C.A.B. located at 2816 Central Drive, Suite #140 in Bedford.  Always free to attend and complementary wine will be served.

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Call To Artists GMT Artwalk 9/17/16

Gallery at Midtown is having our monthly GMT Artwalk and we have booth space for rent for any artist who would like to show.
We’ve recently switched people–I am Johnna aka Jaye–and am located in the Skypony Studio at Valley View Mall.
There will be live music, Circus Freaks will also be performing and artists can set up and show/sell their work.
Booth space is $70 and to register they can simply email 3rdSaturdayArtwalk@gmail.com.
Artwalk will be Saturday 9/17/16 from 6-10PM

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Whipped Cream Gasoline – A Grackle Art Gallery Group Show


Opening Saturday, Feb. 20th 7-11pm

Featuring Austin Queen, Eddie Brassart, Wyatt Woodruff Adams, Ryan Stewart, Katelyn Townsend, Barry Anderson, Aaron Hutchinson and Kaitee Herron. Musical artists: Sleeping Figures, Russ Walton and Sadie Murray.

Contact information:

The Grackle Art Gallery

4621 El Campo, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

817.738.5259 http://grackleartgallery.com/

Gallery Hours:by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.


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BEYOND WORDS; A Butoh Dance Performance


“Beyond Words” a work in progress performance of Butoh Dance by Rosemary Candelario with live music by Momentary Gamelan Ensemble featuring Terry Horn and Mark Kitchens. 7pm Saturday, June 13th. 4621 El Campo Blvd, FW. Free. 817-738-5259.

About Grackle Art:

Founded in 2010 by Matthew J. Sacks. The Grackle Art Gallery is located on the cultural district’s west side in the heart of Arlington Heights. The gallery promotes and serves artists in the disciplines of photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking and installations. The Grackle Art Gallery is proud to be an alternative art space serving the community.

The Grackle Art Gallery 4621 El Campo, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.738.5259
Gallery Hours: by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.


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Arts All Night March 27 & 28

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Friday, March 27, 6 PM – Saturday, March 28, 9 AM

Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton TX

Free with donation (suggested minimum donation $10; children under 12 free)


Join hosts Paul Slavens of KXT and Reid Robinson of KNON for an all-night arts event benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Highlights include:

– Happy Hour with Vintage Jazz Society

– Family Dance Party with Brave Combo

– Family Art and After Dark Art Activities with SCRAP

– Thinline Rewind featuring film screenings from this year’s Thinline Fest

– Storytelling in the Galleries with Twice Upon a Time Storytellers

– Artist Demonstrations with the Visual Arts Society of Texas and Denton Handweavers Guild

– Performances in the Galleries UNT College of Music and TWU Dance

– Paul Slavens’ Midnight Ramble with Lily Taylor, Blixaboy & Cygnus, and more

– Downtown Ghost Tours with Ghosts of Denton

– Flashlight Tours of the Galleries

– All Night Lounge with DJ Woodtronic and Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen

– Sunrise Yoga with Authentic Yoga Life

– Breakfast Bash with complimentary coffee from Jupiter House and treats from Royals Bagels

– On-site food trucks with meals for purchase by Crepetopia and Fire in the Hole Pizzas

– Raffle drawings and prize giveaways on the hour

– Artisan t-shirts by Norman Roscoe

– and much much more!


Official Sponsorship provided by Denton Municipal Electric

Promotional Sponsorship provided by We Denton Do It and DiscoverDenton.com

For details, visit dentonarts.com

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“G” Night March 28 at Grackle Art


E.T. Baltimore, Richard Miller, David Farrell, Adam Werner, Terry Horn, Joe Art, Ray Broadbent, Mike Moffatt, Weston Hobdy, Robert Standlee, Eddie and Mary Phillips of Forgotten Works Studio and Chef Kevin Martinez with his YATAI Food Kart. Live music by Pastichio, The Bone Rattlers and Luke McGlathery. Saturday Mar 28, 7-11pm

The Grackle Art Gallery

4621 El Campo

Fort Worth, Texas 76107



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Music In Motion -Arts and Music Guild Oct. 11

Oct 11 2014

Music in Motion, an Artful Journey of Sight and Sound, returns this year on Saturday, October 11th, from 11am until 9pm. Over 25 professional Guild artists from McKinney and surrounding cities will exhibit and create to live music at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in McKinney.

Guild Apprentices (musicians and artists under 18) will join their mentors. Carolyn Lis, a Frisco resident and parent of a Guild Apprentice, looks forward to Music in Motion every year. "McKinney is home to an ever growing number of artists and musicians. It’s at events like Music in Motion that you truly realize the breadth of talent in this community. I am especially inspired seeing youngsters playing with a professional band, or a child painting right next to an established artist." Music in Motion brings the creative experience to the public in a unique way.

Sona Knox, potter and owner of the Art House, comments, “I am excited about the venue this year. I have participated every year in Music in Motion, and am one of the founding members of the Guild. If the weather permits, I’ll throw on my wheel outside; if not, I’ll sculpt with clay inside. I love interacting with the people, meeting families, letting kids have a hands-on experience with the clay. This is a great opportunity for artists to gather in front of the public and work together.” Music in Motion provides a rich setting for the dialogue between artists, musicians, and writers.

Guild artists Douglas E. Winters III and his wife Kiki Curry, directors of the Gallery at Midtown & Artist Studios, and owners of Skypony Studio, look forward to the collaborative energy of the event. “Visual art and music are kindred spirits, for a brush dances most gracefully when it dances to the rhythm of harmonious inspiration.”

Oct 11 2014


In the Carriage House, the spoken word will be added to a mix of jazz, blues and classical music during a program hosted by Jerry Rizzi, whose fellow performers include musicians, writers, and a poet laureate. In Heard-Craig Hall, Steve Powell will read poetry to the music of keyboardistWilliam Foley, while painters Richard Miller and Anne Royer interpret visually. Miller, who digitally restores vintage recordings, recalls a similar “stage” set in the 1940’s and 50’s in American Art. “Jackson Pollock, with his large drip paintings which ‘had no beginning or end,’ was an avid jazz collector. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie with their Be-Bop improvisations, or Jack Kerouac with his non-stop spontaneous form of writing, all became the embodiment of a perspective that was uniquely American. The writers fed off of the Abstract Expressionist painters, the musicians were inspired by the writers and painters… a new freedom of expression emerged across the spectrum of the Arts.

”Music in Motion offers a wide range of musical genres. Among the fifteen music performances on three stages, guitarist John Wynn, bluegrass fiddlers Gerald Jones and Texas Shorty, the Cat House Band, and jazz saxophonist Jason Davis, are among the popular acts returning to the event. New to Music in Motion are a harp duo, and jazz trumpeter Akira Sato. The Flute Choir and Dance Band, both from the McKinney Community Band, as well as the Children’s Chorus of Collin County and the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra represent non-profit arts groups scheduled to perform.

“It will be such a special event since the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra will be presenting a preview performance with its newly formed ensemble of principal players from the orchestra. We will play two beautiful pieces by Mozart and Borodin, plus a special treat — an arrangement with Jason Davis on the saxophone,” comments Artistic Director Jason Lim. Jason Davis and his ensemble will conclude the evening performances in Heard Craig Hall. Throughout the day, local purveyors of culinary delights will offer for sample and purchase “art” for the palate. Area wineries will provide tastings, and wine will be sold by the glass.

The public is also invited to a catered reception in the evening for the unveiling of the McKinney Historical Homes 2015 Calendar artwork, which will be on exhibit in the Heard Craig Hall. Proceeds and donations to Music in Motion will be given to Serenity High. Funding for Music in Motion is provided by grants from the City of McKinney Arts Commission, Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation, and McDermott Foundation. Sponsors include Orisons Art and Framing, with catering provided by La Misha and Rick’s Chophouse. For information on the schedule, artists and performers, see www.MusicInMotionTX.com.

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