Tag: Photography Exhibition

Steve Uriegas (Fresh Landscapes) and Don Simmons at The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
www.thecovemckinney.com
April 20-22:  Steve Uriegas:  Fresh Landscapes
April 27-28:  Don Simmons:  Road TripPlease scroll down for more information on this upcoming show.

Fresh Landscapes by Steve Uriegas

Friday, April 20, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 21, 4 – 9 pm
Sunday, April 22, 1 – 4 pm

Steve is exceptionally excited to show his new landscapes done in what he describes as Angular Expressionism. Raised in the coastal city of Corpus Christi, TX, Steve spent most of his childhood drawing, taking inspiration from comic books, album art and the colorful decor of his Hispanic heritage. In later years his artistic concepts have been inspired by observation, human emotion, inward struggles, spirituality and daily life.


Road Trip…photography by Don Simmons

Friday, April 27, 6-9 pm
Saturday, April 28, 6-9 pm

Please join Don as he relives some of his favorite road trips of the last several years, including trips to California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and around north Texas.  The main focus will be on landscapes and “urban decay” in both color and black and white, shot both digitally and on film.  There will be a little something for everybody to enjoy…

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Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District Photography Competition

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District
Juried Photography Competition

 

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District is a collaboration between the Dallas Arts District (DAD), HALL Group, corporate sponsors and participating local photographers to raise funds for one of the most important parts of the Dallas Arts District – the Foundation’s granting arm that re-invests in the visual and performing arts in Dallas.

DETAILS:

  • Professional, emerging, mid-career and student photographers are encouraged to submit existing or new images of the Dallas Arts District that portray “A Day in the Life” of the district for juried selection.
  • The selected photographs will be featured in a hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’, that will be sold at venues throughout the DAD.
  • All gross proceeds from sale of the book will be donated directly to the Dallas Arts District Foundation.
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Images will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

‘Through the Lens’ is open to artists at all levels of experience. Submitted photos can be existing photos that were taken previously, or new photos of the Dallas Arts District. There are no limits on subject matter as long as the photo is shot within the Dallas Arts District, and we encourage photographers to think outside the box. The judges will be looking for images that capture a glimpse of the life and vibrancy that defines the Dallas Arts District.

Jury:  

  • Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, Honorary Chair
  • Patricia Meadows, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Consultant
  • Virginia Shore, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Advisor, Shore Art Advisory
  • Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dr. Sam Holland, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University
  • Howard Rachofsky, Local Philanthropist and Art Collector

Selected Entries Will Receive:

  • $500 stipend, one copy of the book and a gift from a Dallas Arts District venue (dining experience, performance tickets, memberships) with a value of $50-$100 or more.
  • Inclusion in the hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’ The book will include an abbreviated biography of each photographer, specifications of each work, and highlights of the Dallas Arts District project.
  • An invitation to the ‘Through the Lens Gala,’ where all photographers will be celebrated and recognized for their contribution to the publication.
  • Recognized in press materials following the close of the exhibition.
  • Select artists could also have the opportunity to license their art for future exhibition.

About the Dallas Arts District Foundation:

To complement the mission of the Dallas Arts District and to continue to support the programs of resident art organizations in the District, the Foundation sponsors a broad range of activities with particular emphasis on emerging artists and cultural groups from outside the Dallas Arts District.

Financial assistance is granted to a non-profit organization or to an individual sponsored by a non-profit organization who want to provide a specific artistic or cultural activity to occur within the Dallas Arts District that also benefits the public. The Foundation’s high priority is funding projects that are site-specific, innovative programs, that are developed through a collaborative process among different cultural organizations.

Visit ThroughTheLensDAD.com for more information about the competition and how to enter.

Submitted by Sarah Hoffman. Email: shoffman@hallgroup.com

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11 Women Photographers – Chicks Who Shoot – March 24

The Eyes of 11 Texas Women

Tracy Costello, Shari Hunt, Rose Reyes, Nikki Sumrow, Kelle Moulton, Joyce Marshall, Heather Scott, Destiny Sosa, Debbie Collins, Camille Wheeler, Alicia Wells

The Grackle Art Gallery in Fort Worth is doing Spring Gal lery Night right with an All-Women Photography Show, celebrating 11 talented Texas Women Photographers.

The show, Co-Curated by local Texas photographers Kelle Moulton and Alicia Wells, will take place March 24 from 7-11pm.

The show explores the stereotype, the science and the psychology of how women photographers differ from their male counterparts.

The women in this exhibit all take very different types of photographs. They weren’t chosen based on their subject matter, their age, or even their years of experience. They were chosen because their photos grabbed our attention. Their photos engaged us, made us want to know more.

In talking to the women, they all had a story that was influencing their work. Stay-at-home-mother. Working two jobs. Divorced. Single parent. Journalist. College student. Starving artist. Retired. Teacher. Nurse. No one had the same story, or the same photos. Or even the same reason for taking their photos.

On March 24 you are invited to gaze into the eyes of their portraits, get lost in their sunsets, wonder at their macros, and in general celebrate the journey that has resulted in the work you will see in this collection.

This is a one-night-only, free event. Please make plans to stop by as you make the Spring Gallery Night rounds. Enjoy some: lite bites, sweet tunes, and a view of Texas through the eyes of 11 women who call Texas home.

Special thanks to the Grackle Art Gallery, Matthew J. Sacks, Linda Little and really everyone who has worked to make this happen. With very special thanks to Clint Niosi for coordinating the smooth acoustics of musicians: Amanda Hand, Rebecca Jozwiak, Deanna Valone.

 

Contact:

Kelle Moulton 817-713-1031 kelle2713@gmail.com

Alicia Wells 817-726-2204 karenaliciawells@gmail.com

Submitted by Alicia Wells. Email: karenaliciawells@gmail.com

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World of Birds reception March 8 in Keller

World of Birds
Renate Grupp & Jeff Stickler, Photographers
Terri & Jedd Ford, Wood Sculptors

Meet the Artists, Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 – 7 to 9 om
Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; Keller, TX 76248

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Comer Collection: Memory: Mystery, Magic and Make-Believe reception Feb. 27

 

Comer Collection: Memory: Mystery, Magic and Make-believe

http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/detail.html?id=1220436695

FEB. 12 – MARCH 9, 2018

February 27:

Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre Gallery (lobby)

Honored Photographer Lecture:

LECTURE TITLE: Cig Harvey – Her Work and Process, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre Gallery (lobby)

HONORED PHOTOGRAPHER CIG HARVEY BIO

The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and The International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. MORE

 


SP/N Gallery

 

Located on the far northwest corner of campus in Synergy Park North building 2 (known as SPN2 or SP2), our new 6,000 sq. ft. gallery complex consists of two conjoined exhibition spaces, two project rooms, a reception area, an office, a prep area, and serves as the home for the Comer Collection of Photography.

Address

3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, TX 75080 (Google Maps)

SP/N Gallery Hours

Sunday – Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Join us for the opening of our latest special exhibit on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II featuring remarks from Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho.

Sponsored By: The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Orchid Giving Circle Fund at Dallas Women’s Foundation, and ORIX Americas Miyauchi Foundation

Community Partners: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Japanese Association, and the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

$5 General Admission. FREE for Museum Members. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams will be on view at the Dallas Holocaust Museum from February 15 – August 14, 2018.

–from the Dallas Holocaust Museum website

http://www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org/news/recent/manzanar-the-wartime-photographs-of-ansel-adams

This exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine

Erin holding Horsie with Keanna, Seattle, 1993

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 11 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the second event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

Brian Wallis (Curator, The Walther Collection, New York City) in conversation with Sue Thiers Hesseltine (Executive Director, Our Friends Place, Dallas). A discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Alan Govenar (Founding Director, The Museum of Street Culture).

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: dnaylor@museumofstreetculture.org

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The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents Not Comets: the Early Years of Charles Messier, French Comet Hunter

The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents Not Comets: A Biographical Account of the Early Years of Charles Messier, French Comet Hunter

Photos and objects by Tom Sale with additional works from Amie Carson, Dottie Love, Julia Schloss and Becky Ramotowski

WHAT:                Tom Sale is known for his elaborate historical narratives such as 2014 Florence Project (about the life of Florence Nightingale). Not Comets: A Biographical Account of the Early Years of Charles Messier, French Comet Hunter is told mainly through photographs (with a few sculptures and objects). Messier was an 18th century French astronomer whom the gallery visitor will discover had many secrets not told in today’s history books. Images hint at the science of photography being used decades before photography is known to be invented, and in Messier’s astral world, it is not only scientific instruments he used to detect heavenly objects. Sale also called on a few friends to help tell this story. A fabric sculpture by Amie Carson, nontraditional photography by Becky Ramotowski, historical avian photography by Dottie Love, and a whimsical series of photographs by Julia Schloss round out this story of stars and an unusual friendship.  

Press release: JKG_Not Comets

WHERE:              The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar

                             1409 South Lamar Street

                             Dallas, TX 75217

                             (214) 426-1575

WHEN:                Not Comets: A Biographical Account of the Early Years of Charles Messier, French Comet Hunter exhibit runs from February 2 – February 28, 2018

                             Not Comets: A Biographical Account of the Early Years of Charles Messier, French Comet Hunter Artist Reception February 10, 2018 5 to 8 p.m.

COST:                  Free

About Janette Kennedy Gallery

The Janette Kennedy Gallery, formerly the South Side Gallery, was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the community at large to exhibit their works. This gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site-specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. For more information, visit the Janette Kennedy Gallery Facebook page.

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Photography Open Call – Women’s History Month

The photography group exhibition is part of a larger Dallas Public Library program, The Women’s History Month event titled: Our Voices. Photograph submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful. Open to all residents of Dallas of any age. No Fees. Multiple Submissions accepted.

Women’s History Month Photography Group Exhibition Open Call Rules for Entry


  1. Artist Requirements:

Photography Exhibition is open to artists and photographers of all ages, who live in the City of Dallas.

  1. The Artwork Must Be Original:

You must be the creator of the artwork that is submitted. Your photograph must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.

  1. Artwork Requirements:
  • Photographs must be ready to hang. Color or Black and White accepted. Maximum size 8in x 10in.  The photograph will portray a powerful woman; or portray womanhood as powerful.
  • Any Graphic design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or open source product, can be used.
  • Submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful.
  • Photograph must be your own work and may not be submitted without artist’s consent.
  1. Multiple Submissions: Up to three submissions per artist.
  2. Submission Deadline:

Submissions accepted starting February 4, 2018. Artwork must be received by March 4, 2018.

  1. Entry Process:

Step One. Legibly label the back of each photograph submission with:

Artist Name:

Title of work:

Email:

Step Two. Photographs and essay submitted by mail or in person at:

Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Erik Jonsson Central Library,

1515 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201-5499

  1. Reception:

Closing Reception will be held March 31 at 3:00-5:30 PM in Pollock Performance Space

  1. Pick up:

Pick up artwork, Saturday, April 1, 2018 at Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Central Library. Any work not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

  1. Dallas Public Library is granted permission to deny submissions. For more information contact: art@dallascityhall.com

 

Calendar:
Deliver work to Central Library: Sunday, February 4 to Saturday, March 4, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 10 –  March 31, 2018
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:00-5:30 PM
Pick up: Sunday, April 1, 2018 1:00-5:00 PM

Submitted by Herman Cardona. Email: art@dallascityhall.com

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Quigley Photo Exhibit at the Granville

Brendan Quigley
Photography Exhibit
Jan. 18-March 8
Granville Arts Center
Gallery Space
Downtown Garland
This FREE exhibit features stunning and adventurous photos by Brendan Quigley.
The Granville Arts Center – Gallery Space is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.
4 p.m., and during performances.

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Opening Reception: Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 + Picturing Homelessness

OPENING RECEPTION: Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 + Picturing Homelessness
Saturday, January 27
12:30 – 2:30pm
The Stewpot

 

The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, invites you to the opening of Picturing Homelessness, featuring artworks by children, grades 1-5, in The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club, and Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999, the second installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark.

The opening reception, January 27 from 12:30 – 2:30pm, will include a free taco lunch and a public dialogue with the children artists, their parents, Stewpot clients and staff, and the general public. This program is the first in The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series.

Picturing Homelessness was developed as an educational initiative by The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club and The Museum of Street Culture. The children’s artworks, to be installed in the arched windows of The Stewpot on Young Street and Park Avenue, were created through the collaborative efforts of children in the Saturday Kids’ Club, who were asked to discuss and reflect on issues and stereotypes of homelessness, ideas of home, and how and why we should work to end homelessness.

Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 and Picturing Homelessness will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning January 29, 2018, docent led tours by Stewpot clients will be available, free of charge, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm.

Looking for Home is curated by Alan Govenar (founding director, The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park) and Martin Bell, Meredith Lue, and Julia Bezgin (Mary Ellen Mark Foundation), and is supported in part by Encore Park Dallas, Documentary Arts, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Moody Foundation, and the Restoration Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.
Exhibition Design: Studio Adrien Gardère, Architects: Oglesby Greene

The Museum of Street Culture is located in Encore Park in the heart of an historic area of downtown Dallas, flanked by the Farmers Market, City Hall, and the Main Street District. Pioneered by The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and formally organized as a non-profit organization in 2013, Encore Park is a community of social and cultural services located on the south side of Young Street and on the east and west sides of the 500 block of Park Avenue. Encore Park brings together people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue, education, service, music, and art in the pursuit of abundant life, building community at the crossroads of creativity and caring.

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: info@museumofstreetculture.org

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This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement opens Jan. 14 at the Irving Arts Center

Exhibition Opening Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lecture by Leslie Kelen, Director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art

Sunday, Jan. 14 @ 1:30 PM

To mark the opening of This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement Mr. Kelen will give a lecture “Rediscovering the Civil Rights Movement”  about the Southern Freedom Movement and the creation of this important exhibition of historic photographs. Book signing to follow.

Free to Attend 2nd Sunday Funday Crafts Offered from 1-4 pm!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 14-21:  Irving Expands MLK Celebration

Draw Inspiration from Dr. King during Second Sunday Funday
Irving Arts Center’s Second Sunday Funday program draws inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr’s message of peace, love and equality. Attendees can take part in a guided craft program that’s fun for the whole family. Drop in from 1-4 p.m. Jan 14 and let your family’s creative vision shine.
   Bring the Family on January 14; Suite 200 at Irving Arts Center.

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Hometown Texas: Photographs by Peter Brown, Stories by Joe Holley

Texas is perfect subject matter for both photographer, Peter Brown, and journalist, Joe Holley. Their recent book, Hometown Texas, explores the land and people of this vast state of Texas: East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and pictures, the place that shapes a person that defines them as Texans.

PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting, Hometown Texas: Photographs by Peter Brown and Stories by Joe Holley, February 17 through May 5, 2018. Peter Brown and Joe Holley, will be signing copies of their book at the opening reception, Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 5-8 PM.

http://pdnbgallery.com/

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

Submitted by PDNB Gallery. Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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2017 Photography Exhibit travels to the West Irving Library

After the Exhibits Committtee tested the waters by organizing two nonjuried photography exhibits at the West Irving Library in 2015 and 2016, they decided to hold a juried photography exhibit in the IAA Gallery at Jaycee Park.

44 local photographers participated in the beautiful October exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Juror was Mark Thompson. For the Preview Gallery click here. For the Awards Announcement click here. For the Reception photos, see the IAA Photo Album.

The work of 13 photographers is represented in the traveling exhibition, which is again hosted by the West Irving Library:

Dee Elliott
John Fernandez
Justin Higgs
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
Evan Knapp
Li Liang
Klaus Mayer
Robert Moore
Rebecca Motley
Sonja Quarles
Laurie Reeter
Denise Remfert
Jaminet Rivera

Exhibit dates: Dec. 3 , 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Brochure: 2017photography traveling show

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera at the Modern

Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976. Gelatin silver print

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
 
October 14, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera will be on view to the public at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from October 14, 2018, through January 27, 2019, and travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 23 through May 5, 2019, where it will be overseen by Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with full support of the artist. Special exhibitions are included in general Museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, announces a major survey of the works of Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949). This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places. Often isolating the dolls and photographing them situated in tiny, austere settings, in series such as Early Black & White, 1976-78, Simmons uses fictional scenes to make observations about real life. These works are now iconic of her career. “Simmons’s imagery takes into account her own experience of coming of age in the 1950s,” says Andrea Karnes, senior curator at the Modern and organizer of this exhibition. “Without being autobiographical or spelling out specific narratives, however, the work strikes a psychological chord, seeming to underscore the difficulties of living the American dream, or in a larger context, any dream of domestic bliss.”
By creating compositions that at times merge actual interior or exterior spaces with dolls and miniatures, and by placing props alongside functional objects, Simmons could explore her other central interest, to which photography lends itself so well: manipulating scale. The namesake image for this exhibition, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976, from Early Black & White, illustrates this point. The actual camera in the image, which is juxtaposed with a miniature camera, was given to Simmons by her father, who was a dentist by trade and took up photography in his free time. “I put the two cameras together for scale,” Simmons explains, “and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction. It was also a statement about what I intended to do with the camera.”
After graduating from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971, then living in upstate New York and subsequently traveling through Europe while living out of her car, Simmons moved to a loft in the then-low-rent Bowery section of Manhattan. To make a living, she worked as a freelance photographer for a dollhouse miniature company, and in her off hours she pursued her main ambition of becoming an artist. Influenced by her day job, Simmons began to photograph dolls and small plastic objects, particularly those from the 1950s, the era of her childhood. Describing these early works, Simmons has said, “I was simply trying to recreate a feeling or mood from the time I was growing up: a sense of the fifties that I knew was both beautiful and lethal at the same time.”
A carefully chosen group of props preserved by the artist over the years, such as those used to create these early photographs, will be on display in Big Camera/Little Camera. This ephemera will offer new insight into Simmons’s process, disclosing her longstanding fascination with models and fleshing out her use of color-coding to organize vignettes into cohesive and precise imagery.
The exhibition will include other crucial series that show the evolution of Simmons’s work from female domains to notions of masculinity, such as Cowboys, 1979. Family Collision, 1981, addresses the psychology and dynamics of family. Medium- to large-scale works from the artist’s seminal series, Color Coordinated Interiors, 1982-83, which investigates the formal characteristics of color, shape, and light; Tourism, 1983-84, a series of posed dolls set against postcards of famous tourist sites; and Clothes Make the Man, 1990-92, depicting male ventriloquist dummies in various attire from beach-casual to black tie, will also be on view. Humorous and strange, Clothes Make the Man symbolizes the aspirations of men and the falsehoods that can come about by acting the part – here Simmons is literally dressing up the dummy.
One of the artist’s most well-known series, Walking & Lying Objects, begun in 1987, reveals an important shift in her oeuvre: It marks the first time Simmons uses larger-than-life props, as opposed to miniatures, and with these works, she increases the scale of her prints. People pose wearing giant props, hiding their faces but showing their legs. The personified objects probe the question of the importance of “props” with respect to humanity by representing the items we rely on to help define who we are. A birthday cake, house, camera, and hourglass, for example, animated by human legs, symbolize milestones, the passage of time, and how we record and remember past moments.
The exhibition will also present Simmons’s more recent series, such as The Love Doll, 2009-11, which features high-end, life-size Japanese dolls in day-to-day scenarios. Just as Walking Objects represents a transition to monumental props, The Love Doll moves away from dolls in miniature, a change that jars our sense of space and scale in a new way – and yet the added element of strangeness is not unlike that evoked by the miniatures. Her latest body of work, How We See, 2015, shows another iteration of the artist’s long-term interest in gender roles. For these images, Simmons hired make-up artists to paint open eyes on her sitters’ closed eyelids. Photographing models with closed eyes that appear to be open examines cultural trends of masking in everyday online interactions. Simmons says, “Social media allows us to put our most perfect, desirable, funny, and fake selves forward, while naturally raising questions about our longings, yearnings, and vulnerabilities. In How We See, I’d like to direct you how to see while also asking you to make eye contact with ten women who can’t see you.”
Two films by Simmons will be showcased in this exhibition. The first, The Music of Regret, 2006, will be shown within the gallery space. The 35 mm film is a mini-musical in three acts and grew out of three distinct photographic series by Simmons: Early Interiors, Walking Objects, and Café of the Inner Mind. The theme of regret is underscored as vintage puppets interact with actress Meryl Streep, who plays the lead role.
My Art, 2016, will be shown as a feature film in the auditorium during the run of the exhibition. Simmons, who wrote and directed My Art, plays the role of an artist living in New York who is frustrated with her work and lack of recognition. Embarking on a new project, she begins to reimagine shot-for-shot vignettes from her favorite movies. Art and life collide in My Art when the film scenes mirror unfolding relationships in her life. The film debuted in September 2016 at the Venice Film Festival and premiered in North America at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it received high accolades.
About the Artist
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist who has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Artists Space, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; The Jewish Museum, New York; and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Her work has been featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and many others.
Catalogue
Big Camera/Little Camera will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, color exhibition catalogue with insight and analysis of Laurie Simmons’s work by scholars in the fields of film, photography, and feminism. This publication will feature contributions by Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and organizer of the exhibition; Andrianna Campbell, art historian and writer; Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; William Simmons, Provost’s Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California and a Mellon Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society; and Jeffrey Uslip, independent curator. Michael Auping, former chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will contribute an interview with the artist.
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Elements: Brenda Woodson & Asher Swan at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press


Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Elements

November 1-22, 2017 | Reception November 9, 6-9pm

ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press presents the November show, Elements, curated by The Artsy Monkey LLC. Artist Brenda Woodson and Photographer Asher Swan have joined forces for a unique exhibition of paintings and photography that explore the four major elements.

Showing: November 1-22, 2017
Viewing Hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-9pm

From Brenda Woodson: “I create abstract acrylic paintings utilizing the circle to explore perfection, the self, and wholeness… The painting technique I use involves scraping paint onto the canvas to create a focal point and then texturizing the surface to reveal irregularities and imperfections. This creates a contrast between the symbolic shape and the imperfect reality. My art aims to represent how, in our individual journey for wholeness, we must learn to accept imperfections in ourselves and others.”

From Asher Swan: “When selecting these images for this show I wanted to depict a unique perspective of what the elements of nature can encompass. I wanted to give thought and resonance to the landscape to which we live through my imagery. The abandoned series I call “The Things we leave Behind” I have selected because we as humans tend to inhabit a place and when done leave it the wind and let earth have it back. The images tell the story of that. What once was so dear and important to someone is now left to the Elements to regain.”

To find out more about the artists or The Artsy Monkey LLC, visit www.facebook.com/artsymonkey.


ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, November 9, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation.

Are you an artist interested in showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press in 2018? Contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com.

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Join JM Gallery for an Reception Nov. 11 Featuring Photography from Shawn Saumell

Join JM Gallery this Saturday, November 11, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography by Shawn Saumell. First 50 guests will receive a complimentary copy of Shawn’s limited edition artist book A Lot to Say.

Shawn Saumell returns with two bodies of work, a ply and in a moment…for a moment, asking us to reconsider our understanding of photography and perception.  With a ply, Shawn explores our perceptions of reality and the way photographs “represent” that reality. On one level, these are simply images of tissues suspended in space and photographed. But they are much more than pictures “of” tissues. Disassociated from its original context, the physical reality of the tissue transforms into something else. Undulating, overlapping planes float in a mysterious space and appear as anything from metaphysical landscapes to conceptual architecture. As Shawn explains, “A clean pure energy is charged from the taint of our daily lives teetering on the idea of an aesthetic truth.” in a moment…for a moment explores our notion of time and moments. It is often said that photographs capture “moments,” but what is a moment? And can we capture a moment to dwell in it without the effects of time? We think of moments as points in time, distinct from the past and the future. Such moments, though, are meaningful only in light of our memories of the past and our expectations for the future. Neither past nor future, each moment becomes the past in an instant—in a moment?—as we flow, unceasing, into the future. These images, themselves captured moments, evoke the ephemeral nature of time and memory and question what it means to exist in a moment.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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Winners of the Irving Art Association 2017 Photography Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. 75 Photographs from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the show.  For the Preview Gallery click here.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. Almost 100 people attended to view the show and awards. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Click here for the show catalog: 2017PhotographyExhibitCatalog

The show will be on view through December 1st. Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Award Winners

For the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/11/winners-of-the-iaa-2017-photography-exhibition/

Best in Show
Robert Moore
Varanasi Waif, Varanasi
Black & White 25.5 x 20 $375

 

Black & White Color Non-Traditional
1st Place
Justin Higgs
Blood Bondage
1st Place
Donna Miller
Catch Me If you Can
1st Place
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
The Money Shot
2nd Place
John Fernandez
Trombones
2nd Place
Jaminet Rivera
Red Barn
2nd Place
Minvi Duncan
Bella Firenze
3rd Place
Joseph Peña
Hays and Rays
3rd Place
Denise Remfert
Sheer Grace
3rd Place
Toby Cheng
Wild Light
Honorable Mention
Bredt Bredthauer
Thamel St.
Honorable Mention
Klaus Mayer
The Grande Mosque
Honorable Mention
Hannah Whittemore
Fire Springs

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Reception & Awards Nov. 5 for IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibition

Sunday, Nov. 5 2-4pm

Reception & Awards for
IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibit

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75062  directions

Don’t miss this special event! Come and see the beautiful photography and meet the photographers in Irving Art Association’s first juried photography show. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded.

75 works from 44 photographers were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. For a preview of the show see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

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FLORA opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

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FLORA

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

In conjunction with the solo exhibitions for John Albok and John Herrin, PDNB Gallery presents Flora, a group exhibition that surveys artists who utilize photography and its diverse alternative photographic processes as a means of observing and connecting with nature, exploring the dialogue between visual art and science. Opening reception of these noteworthy exhibitions is Saturday, November 18th from 5 – 8 pm.

 

Image: Karl Blossfeldt, Polystichum munitum, Wunder in der Natur, c. 1920s

Submitted by PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend). Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED

November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Opening reception, Saturday, Nov. 18th from 5-8 pm

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PDNB Gallery revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

Submitted by PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend). Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, An Exhibition of works by Adam Fung & Nick Bontrager

COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS SITE_FJORD_FJALL>>BLUEBLACKGREEN Works by Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager

THE ARTS gallery will host Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, an exhibition, from November 1 – December 8, 2017.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager are Assistant Professors of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU). Both artists have exhibited in multiple colleges including the recent University of Dallas exhibition. Adam is currently showing Iceberg X at the Ro2 Art gallery in Dallas.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager will present talks in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, November 2 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 2. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

John Herrin, Flower 6B, 2008

 

JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

 

A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist, John Herrin, will be on view at PDNB Gallery. After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin’s flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection. The exhibition highlights how Herrin pursues the beauty of nature with great technical and visual acumen.

John Herrin Flower2

Artist reception is Saturday, November 18 from 5 – 8 pm.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

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PDNB Gallery also revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

 

Submitted by PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend). Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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Student Exhibitions at the CAC

At the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) we will have two exhibitions on view October 12th through December 4th.
 
Looking Another Way (a student & instructor show) and unseenamerica (the resulting exhibition of a free eight-week program offered by CAC instructors at nearby Bayles Elementary that teaches digital photography skills and provides the students a voice in their community).
The CAC is located at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 website: http://www.creativeartscenter.org

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SEPIA Exhibition: A Legacy in Photography

“Sepia magazine began in Fort Worth, Texas in 1947 as Negro Achievements, a magazine highlighting African American success articles and featuring reader-submitted true confessions stories. In 1951, two years after the death of its black founder, Horace J. Blackwell, Sepia found new leadership in white business mogul, George Levitan. With Levitan’s guidance, the magazine became the longest standing competitor to the more successful African American magazine, Ebony.”

– Mia L Anderson, Ph.D. Seeking a Place in the Sun, Sepia Magazine’s Endeavor for Quality Journalism and Place in the Negro Market, 1951-1982


Sept. 25 – Oct. 27, 2017

South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas TX  sdcc.dallasculture.org/


Horace J. Blackwell, a black entrepreneur, set out to create a publication company that produced a true confessions tabloid magazine for African Americans. His first endeavor was The World’s Messenger in 1942 and was one of only two publications distributed regionally for African Americans. Blackwell’s success with The World’s Messenger, led to his 1946 production of Negro Achievements. John H. Johnson’s new publication, Ebonymagazine in 1945, was also influential in Blackwell’s creation of the additional magazine. This new publication would provide an alternative for Blackwell’s regional audience. Blackwell died in 1949 of a stroke, but left intact a publication company that changed ownership to a new leader.

In 1951, George Levitan purchased Negro Achievements and changed the name of the magazine to Sepia. The publication focused primarily on various aspects of African American culture, including religion, civil rights, education, entertainment, and politics. With the objective of fostering leadership, the magazine also published articles on the development of Black institutions, including colleges and universities.

Sepia had a circulation of approximately 160,000 in 1982, which was its final year of publication. Beatrice Pringle one of the first African American women publishers was its last publisher and left the magazine 1981. The Sepia Photographic Archive is one of the most valuable resources of African American achievement in the world, and is an immense catalogue of American culture and history. The archive contains over 10,000 photographs, and is one of the most important collections of historical photography ever amassed. The Sepia Photographic Archive is the property of the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.

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Slideshow with photographs from American National parks Oct. 14

National State Park Slide show: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  from 7 pm to 8 pm

This slideshow shows one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king.

Location: Blue House Too, 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013

David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

David’s multi-image slide show is produced to present his photography with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows, it event had an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging.

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

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Submitted by Oddrun Mahaffey. Email: bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

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Art Exhibit: America in Kodachrome

America in Kodachrome” is about the days when slide film photography may have been at its best and image capture was at its purest before the influence of computers. What you saw through the viewfinder was what you got and the only real manipulation of the image was with camera exposure. Sure you had focus and depth of field and different ISO films but shooting slides was very limited on the latitude the film could handle. …and no control during the processing of the image.

Location:

Blue House Too ArtSpace

934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas 75013

This exhibit is about one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king. David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

Beyond the exhibited images on the walls David will be exhibiting several Multi-Image slide shows produced to present his photography starting with his earliest presentation entitled “Moods” that was produced over 40 years ago and with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows with an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging and the slide show is now a video on You-Tube.

Come and see what media was like before MTV and smart phones and see an exhibit of unaltered images directly out of the camera and learn what shooting slide film was all about!!

 

Exhibit Dates and Hours

Open through Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Wed – Fri: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Multi-Image slide show:

Oct. 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

Submitted by Oddrun Mahaffey. Email: bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

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Free Film Screening: American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde Oct. 14

In conjunction with the current exhibition,
“Bonnie & Clyde: The End”
PDNB Gallery will be presenting a documentary screening of
“American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde”
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM & 4 PM. Runtime: 54 minutes No RSVP required. Event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by PDNB Gallery. Email: info@pdnbgallery.com

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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Photography by Kanyi Muraguri and a Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove in McKinney

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney  www.thecovemckinney.com

Information on the next two weekend shows:

Treasured Moments. Photographs by Kanyi Muraguri

Friday     8/11  7-9 pm  Opening Reception, Artist Talk, 8pm
Saturday 8/12  2-9pm   Artist Talk, 8pm (wine will be served)

Photographer Kanyi Muraguri invites you to his latest solo exhibition. This unique body of work captures the treasured moments between him and his 86-year-old friend, during the 3 years he cared for her.

A Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove

Friday  August 18 7pm-9pm
Saturday August 19 6pm-9pm
Sunday August 20 2pm-4pm

Artists creating, performing, exhibiting: Valerie and Wayne Batchelder, Leslee Ortega, Melissa Patrello and puppeteers, Udani Satarsinghe, Pernie Fallon, Guy Giersch, Jeni Tomlinson, Kelly Marra, Darby LaGrave, Frances Dezzany, Kim Guthrie, and Milessa Murphy Stewart.

Musicians and poets:  Friday night, Kate Moore (vocal), Tom Sullinger (keyboard), Jerry Rizzi (electric bass and cello); Saturday night, Jason Lim (viola); Sundayafternoon, Steve Wright (guitar), Steve Powell (actor/reader), Charles Esser (poet), and Susan Mardele and friends (Concertina, Guitar and Fiddle)

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Michael and Ron Heinlen: Photography Exhibit at JM Gallery

Join JM Gallery August 5, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography from Michael and Ron Heinlen.

 

JM Gallery is pleased to present works by Ron and Michael Heinlen, father and son photographers who look for the extraordinary hidden within the seemingly ordinary. Ron’s camera is his constant companion, and he collects images from around the world. Many of his photographs capture everyday city scenes—a man eyeing produce in a Boston storefront or a pair of beggars in Beijing—that appear fleeting, but reveal a sense of the shared humanity we too often forget. Michael finds beauty in ordinary and decayed forms, like the graceful lines and shadows of telephone wires or the suggestive patterns of crumbling concrete and broken glass in an abandoned building. He photographs common objects that we may “see” but that remain unseen, re-visioning them into novel forms and exposing the grace that surrounds us. Whether by memorializing the routine or by shifting perspectives, both father and son focus on the commonplace and elevate their subjects.

30% of all sales from this show will be donated to Big Thought. For 30 years, Big Thought has collaborated with local partners to bring creative learning opportunities to youth in Dallas neighborhoods with the greatest need. Students in these high-need neighborhoods do not have equitable access to crucial out-of-school education, which widens the opportunity gap. Big Thought develops and facilitates after-school, in-school, summer, and community programs that stimulate the imagination, instill and strengthen crucial social and emotional learning skills, and impact academic achievement.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic] opens Sept 9 at PDNB

COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic]

September 9 – November 11, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm

This great state of Texas is well known for its legendary history of oil discovery, but more importantly, Texas is known for expanding the myth and of the Cowboy. The cowboy culture will be the theme of PDNB’s upcoming group exhibition, with photographs by Bank Langmore, John Langmore, Chris Regas, Jeremy Enlow, John Stryker and Edward S. Curtis. The exhibition will be on view from September 9 – November 11, 2017 with an opening reception , Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Luisa Goldstein. Email: luisa@pdnbgallery.com

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Milton H. Green: Women at the Arlington Museum of Art

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Current Exhibit:
Milton H. Greene: Women
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 5pm
CLOSED JULY 4, 2017 IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY!
 If you love Hollywood, celebrities, fashion or Marilyn Monroe, you will love this exhibit. Greene is known for his fashion and celebrity photography from the 1950’s – 1970’s. He developed a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe after a famous photo shoot for Look Magazine and became known for his photography of her. This is a beautiful exhibit that you should not miss.

The exhibit named one of 6 “international exhibitions opening this week” by L’oeil de la Photographie Magazine.

Exhibit runs from May 13 – August 6, 2017.
Museum hours: MondaySaturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main, Arlington, TX 76010
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Photo: Marilyn Monroe at “Schenk House” for Look Magazine. Los Angeles, 1953 ©Milton H.Greene / Courtesy Elizabeth Margot Collection
Exhibition organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.
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A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111

 

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Artspace111 is proud to present a special print preview of photographs from Jason Lee’s A PLAIN VIEW, the forthcoming book from RF Books and Film Photographic. The collection explores Texas through large format color film photographs, and will be on display June 2-18. Opening Reception on June 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

Submitted by Cinthya Salazar. Email: events@artspace111.com

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