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Keller’s Got Talent call for entries

The 2017 Keller’s Got Talent art show is right around the corner. It’s time to submit your entries to be a part of this anticipated annual event.

You must be a Keller or Keller ISD resident, age 18 and older to enter. All genres of art are accepted: oil, acrylic, watercolor painting; charcoal, graphite, colored pencil drawing; pastels, photography, jewelry artistry, fiber art, sculpture, pottery, mosaics, glass, wood carving and more. The non-refundable fee to enter is $20 for the first 1 – 2 pieces, and $10 for each additional piece for a total of 4.

Deadline for entry is Sep. 5, 2017.

The exhibit will be on display beginning Oct. 4 and will run through Oct. 25. A special awards reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 pm. Best in Show, City of Keller Employee Award, Keller Public Arts Board Award, 1st, 2nd place and Honorable Mention awards in each category will be presented.

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Tessellated Fold: fiber art multi media installation at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

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Tessellated Fold

July 29th – September 2nd

Tessellated Fold is an exploration through fiber art installations that influences sound, video, dance, and fashion; together seeks to push boundaries in shared spaces with viewers. Between all creative genres lies formal and informal ideas about created experiences, Tessellated Fold provides opportunity for both the artists and viewers to experiment. Beginning July 29th through September 2nd, Tessellated Fold will be on view at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Additional programing includes dance and sculpture workshops in August. This exhibition is funded by the special support grant for individual artists through the City of Dallas.

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Featured artists:
• Sculpture- Chesley Antoinette
• Sound- Lily Taylor Music
• Video Projections- Sean Miller

Bio:
Chesley Antoinette is a producer and artist working with wearable art and sculptural installations using combinations of textile techniques and alternative materials. Back in 2009, Chesley received her B.F.A in Sculpture from Stephen F. Austin University and in 2013 her M.F.A from University of North Texas in Fiber Art. She currently teaches for Mountain View College and offers workshops throughout the city.
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Lily Taylor is a sound and music artist with an “angelic and visceral vocal-driven Avant pop”. Taylor studied contemporary, Western classical, jazz, funk, R&B, West African and Middle Eastern/Balkan music at College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Over the last decade she has performed with experimental rock bands, Americana, Turkish and Classical ensembles, noise shows, indie-pop bands, jazz bands, DJs and hip hop crews.
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Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. Sean received his BA in Intermedia Art from the College of Santa Fe in 2004. He is currently teaching at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in the spring of 2014.

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Dallas, TX 75208

 

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Tony Vincenti’s MFA exhibition “Bardoment” opening Aug. 6 at CentralTrak

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Reception, Saturday, August 6, 8-10pm

for Tony Vincenti’s MFA exhibition “Bardoment”

For Tony Vincenti’s MFA show at CentralTrak (title), he explains his work as a “collage of experience”, mixing still image, moving image, and sound.  The artist finds resonance in the description of collage as “the chance meeting of two worlds” and he notes that this process can extend for years.

“I think art is meant to develop a person internally; to help him learn how to organize experience, to see harmonies and to foster harmonic growth.”

Vincenti finds meditation more helpful to his practice than “art school discourse”   His studies have been focused on aesthetic philosophies, like aucitya, rasa theory, chi-yun, Vincenti says he’s drawn to individuals who bring a spiritual or genuinely mystical quality to their vocation.  He’s influenced by the likes of Meister Eckhart (priest), the poet Edward Taylor, and Morihei Ueshiba (martial artist).

In between academic pursuits, Vincenti has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has even worked as a cross-country truck driver in the U.S.  During all of these experiences, he claims to have “collected motifs” which find a home in his “collaged” artworks.
In an attempt to organize an active and creative mind, Vincenti journals voraciously, which he claims helps him preserve memory and aids in his organization. The artist says, “It’s a way of waiting for the kairos, and acting later when the opportunity opens up.”

“art is meant to stop conversation rather than generate conversation.  I believe art is communion rather than communication, and so it’s not conducive to discourse at the lower levels of subject and ‘aboutness’.” – Tony Vincenti
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CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

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800 Exposition Ave

Dallas, Texas

75226

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The Machine in the Garden & Thurman’s Natural Impressions open May 7 at the Bath House

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The Machine in the Garden

May 7-June 4, 2016

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM) • Featuring music by Stephen Houpt

Curated by Marilyn Waligore and Reynaldo Thompson

The Machine in the Garden is an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media art that is presented by the Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Guanajuato at Salamanca. This collaborative project produced three conjoined exhibitions that have been presented at the venue of each partner organization. The exhibitions were curated by Reynaldo Thompson, from the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography / Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

From the simulation of cells multiplying in a laboratory petri dish, to the creation of bio-cybernetic art objects functioning within the landscape, the artists featured in this exhibition affirm that our 21st century experience of nature has become forever transformed by the impact of science and technology. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Leo Marx’s book by the same name, written in 1964. The art featured in the show revisits half a century later the same idea of exploitation of nature.

The Machine in the Garden features artwork by U.S. and Mexican artists, including: Jaime Bailléres, Twyla Bloxham, Gilberto Esparza, Gonzalo Bautista, Mitzi Hallmark, Eric Keig, David Witherspoon, and Carlo Zinzi.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman

May 7-October 1, 2016
The show will be closed to the public, June 5-27, due to the annual Youth Art Summer Camp.

Reception with the Artist: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

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The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

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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.

LOCATION AND HOURS:

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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