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Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

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You are invited to “Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist,” April 6th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mr. Faubion is an illustrator and digital designer. Ben attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He has worked as a user interfaces (UI) designer with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals.

He is currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

During the presentation, Ben will share his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He will talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape, a painting workshop with Michael Holter

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape,a painting workshop with Michael Holter,
April 10th – 12th, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, Texas 76202.

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the painting experience to individual needs.

Materials List http://files.faso.us/35995/4494.pdf

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery. Michael’s recent workshop on watercolor portraits was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting. Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

To find out more about Michael Holter, see:
http://michaelholter.com/workshop/15293/express-yourself-landscape-cityscape

Cost of the workshop is $195 for VAST Members and $230 for non-members.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kristin Spalding , kgn2507@yahoo.com, 214-578-0357.

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Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the VAST March Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mike works at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth and is a member of Art-Hunger.  During the presentation, Mike and additional members of the group will discuss their goals and share the work of their passion.

Art-Hunger is a Fort Worth/Dallas Texas art organization formed for both emerging and established artists who have the desire to show their artwork, sell, socialize, learn, share, network, practice their skills and gain more exposure. In the summer of 2012, they hosted more than a dozen art shows and fund raisers.

They welcome all painters, sculptors, jewelers, book makers, ceramicists, glass blowers, welders, shirt and textile artists, graphic artists, illustrators and more to join in!  Their goal is to continue creating new events and more ways to help bring the local art community together.

Mike Moffatt’s Artist Statement:
“I am always looking to the future in whatever I do, while keeping the mind’s eye on the past. Having respect for the long history of the arts is so important to me. Using skills I learned in school and out of the classroom, I have grown into a well- rounded painter and designer. Instead of the normal POP Art that is so overly done in this decade, I pick out scenes that touch the emotions in the true fans. This puts me closer to my audience and that loyalty is hard to come by in the art world.”

To find out more about Art-Hunger, see: www.art-hunger.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Presentation by Artist Lisa Adams Reed at the VAST February Meeting

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You are invited to a Feb. 2nd presentation by painter Lisa Adams Reed. Reed lives in New Mexico and is represented by galleries in Dallas, Santa Fe, Farmington, NM, Crested Butte, CO., and Watkins Glenn, NY.

Lisa Adams Reed’s artist statement:
“I have very secretly seen myself as an artist since I was a small child. I always knew my creativity would dominate my life and in this final third I am all in! Although it’s been quite the leap to go from being an executive for a Fortune 200 company to the world of art, I have never once looked back.”

“I was blessed by a stroke that left me blind in one eye a few years ago. Funny how it made me see things differently and has made me have an even greater desire to paint the world from this unique perspective.”

“I discovered my favorite juicy medium when I first opened a jar of cold wax and mixed it with oil. It was like painting with yummy canned frosting! The many layers that I apply, then intuitively scrape away, always reveals beautiful surprises underneath. So much like life.”

“My paintings are SoulScapes. Since jumping into painting 100% in my 60s, I have been fortunate enough to be included and featured in many shows, and won more awards than I could have dreamed.”

To find out more about Lisa Adams Reed, see: http://lisaadamsreed.com/

When:  February 2nd, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Where:  Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 East Hickory St, Denton

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Opening Reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 11th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
on January 13, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Gough Gallery, in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201.

Featured artists:
Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Sanger, TX
Ernie Benton, Justin, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Susan K. Boyle, Denton, TX
Eilene Carver, Flower Mound, TX
Gillian Chapura, Denton, TX
Susan Paulson Clark, Dallas, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Audrey Dreimiller, Denton, TX
Kathy Elliot, Garland, TX
Julie England, Dallas, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Curtis Frederick, Rockwall, TX
Mary Golden-Musick, Paris, TX
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX
Amy Jenkins, Saginaw, TX
Navneeta Khemka, Flower Mound, TX
Sudeep Kumar, Farmers Branch, TX
Tonya, Littmann, Denton, TX
Arianna Morales, Denton, TX
Teri Muse, Argyle, TX
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Alfredo Santesteban, Lewisville, TX
Kimberly Schaefer, Denton, TX
Robert, Sparks, Denton, TX
Krispen Spencer, Denton, TX
Gary Uribe, Fort Worth, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
R’Lene Winters, Flower Mound, TX
Deanna Wood, Denton, TX

About the Jurors:
Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.
John Alexander Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas. He has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in printmaking at Cedar Valley College, and has taught at Southeast Tarrant College, Southern Methodist University, and others in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was a member of 500X Gallery and currently exhibits at RO2 Gallery. He served as a representative of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, where he moderated a panel discussion on the future of printmaking in the DFW area.
Taylor’s work incorporates the style of large vinyl murals, prints, and photography. It reflects his many interests in urban landscape at the turn of the 20th century – architecture that is constructed and arranged with modern elements. He creates large wall murals using commercial materials such as vinyl, wood, paint, and illumination. By demonstrating his love of teaching and the joy of making his own art, he pushes students to find their own artistic voice and take on the challenge of being an artist.

The exhibition is on display from January 13 – February 25, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Teri Muse, Exhibition Chair
940-390-1519
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968
VASTarts125@gmail.com

Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202
www.VASTarts.org

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VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition Jan. 13

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VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Reception, Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM


On view January 14 – February 25, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Free
The Visual Arts Society of Texas presents this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried art work from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 125 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. Learn more at vastarts.org

 

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VASTFEST: Holiday Social and Shopping event Dec. 1

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You are invited to the Second Annual VASTFEST on December 1st, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

VASTFEST is a Holiday Social and Shopping event.

Invite your Friends & Neighbors
This event child-friendly, free and open to the public.

ACTIVITIES:

Time to enjoy friends
Fun
Lots of Appetizers
Music
VAST Members Show and Sale of original artwork, unique jewelry and accessories, crafts, and other small wares.
VAST Members Mini Show

VAST will not receive a commission on work sold. We hope to see you there. For more information about VAST see http://vastarts.org.

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Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November 3rd Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November Meeting November 3rd, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Judy Mason’s Artist Statement: “It is my belief and experience that the most intriguing avenues of understanding are introduced by chance. There is an evolution of happenings meant to create something unique. As our artwork evolves, so does the individuality of the artist. Only when the artist decides to “rest” does his work become stale.

I find some repetition within my artwork to be fun, but too much of it quickly becomes predictable. That is where the danger lies. We, as artists, are performers and must constantly entertain ourselves and the audience.

Sharing that which is felt is an obligation, and hopefully, it can hold the attention of someone long enough to get that feeling transmitted. Then that work of art is considered successfully placed.”

Judy Mason’s artwork is shown in the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene, Texas, and the Firehouse Art Gallery in Weatherford, Texas.

To find out more about Judy, see: www.judymasoneldridge.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. vastarts.org

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“Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the VAST October 6th Meeting

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You are invited to “Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on October 6th, from 7 – 9 p.m, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

“Not All Who Wander are Lost” will reveal how a lifetime of travel and study have influenced Cope’s art. In addition, she will discuss the techniques developed on her way to becoming dotty, or as she likes to call it, “A Neopointilist.”
Gail Cope: Artist Statement

Curiosity and inventiveness have long been hallmarks of my work in the classroom and now in my paintings. One of my goals at the graduate level is to incorporate the experimentation with layers, bubbles, pointillism and media with meaning, symbolism and philosophy. After more than six decades of living, the lessons learned show in the works; the layers are complicated, overlapping and difficult to separate.
Inspiration comes from studying past and modern masters as well as reading philosophy and comparative religious texts. The labyrinth is a visible representation of the journey of life for many cultures and certainly is part of my work. The layering of structure over chaos plays a role in representing the attempt of the mind to bring some sense and insight into the apparently random and disordered universe.
Layering different media with a variety of images evokes the overwhelming glut of information and images from modern technology. Learning to focus on the important, relevant and meaningful makes a painting evocative of the struggles facing all humans. If the artist can find the quiet spaces among the loud and jumbled places, then there is hope.

Gail Cope received her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. To find out more about Gail, see: www.gailcopearts.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Mary Karam: Visual Artist and MK Gallery Owner Presentation at the VAST September Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mary Karam at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on September 1st, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. 

Ms. Karam is a visual artist who has owned and operated the MK Gallery in Denison, Texas for 12 years. Beginning with the renovation of a historic building in 2004, Ms. Karam has developed one of the most noteworthy galleries in the history of Grayson County receiving the Best of Texoma award 4 years in succession. Over 55 visual art exhibits including numerous artist demonstrations have been presented at the MK Gallery which have included international and nationally known artists as well as emerging artists from Grayson College and Southeastern University.

The MK Gallery now represents over 30 artists with art in a wide variety of media including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, Indian rock art paintings, ceramics, wood and metal sculptures, wood turned items, encaustics, gourd art, jewelry and photographic art. Ms. Karam has hosted and participated in numerous photography shows and most recently was juried into 3 notable shows in Oklahoma: The Seven-State Biennial Show, the Great Plains Show and the Goddard Exhibit. Recently, Ms. Karam was awarded a unique award from the Denison Main Street Program for her “2015 Outstanding Representation of the Arts Community” in large part because of her participation in a new community event, Doc Holliday, Saints & Sinners Festival. Under Karam’s direction as President, the Denison Art Council developed a very successful Dia de Los Muertos Festival which includes a Giant Puppet Parade, authentic music and dancing, art demonstrations, a Mercado as well as many activities for youngsters. Not only did this receive Main Street’s Best New Event Award, this fall will be the fifth year for this popular event. Ms. Karam has served on several community boards and still serves on the Main Street Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning, and the Denison Neighborhood Association committee.

Ms. Karam has juried shows at the Magnolia Festival, Grayson College, and the Goddard Center. Ms. Karam’s background in academy includes a BA in Education from the University of Arizona and a MS in the Teaching of Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. While working at the math lab in the late 80’s at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Ms. Karam signed up for Photography 101 and 102 including dark room experience forming the bedrock of her photography career.  About a year ago, what started as a novelty during vacations and fitness walks, Ms. Karam’s use of Snapseed and Aviary Apps coupled with Photoshop and large format printing has launched her into many avenues of creativity she never imagined during those old dark room days in 1989! This interest has led to numerous one-on-one sessions and workshops with friends and groups.

Ms. Karam was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised on an orange grove in Orange County, California and has spent most of her adult life in Texas. Dallas, Texas was home base for many years before moving to Grayson County. She also spent 9 years living overseas in Japan, Singapore and Australia from 1971 to 1981. She has visited all 50 states as well as numerous countries. Ms. Karam has 3 daughters, two of whom live in Texas and one in North Carolina.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests.

 

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition reception Aug. 12

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

August 12 – September 3, 2016, FREE

Opening Reception, Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Visual Arts Society of Texas sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.

Prospectus: 2016 Member Exhibition Prospectus

JUROR Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics within the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, and interactivity. Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in Chicago, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X. In 2015, Colby was awarded the $20,000 Zanesville Art Prize, the most valuable ceramics prize in the western hemisphere.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions 972-345-9968 vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com

Learn more at vastarts.org

 

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VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert: Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch – Art Quilt Collage

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VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert 
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
August 29/30/31 (M/Tue/W) 2016

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily at the Visual Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory/Bell)
$185 for VAST members; $220 for non-members http://vastarts.org
 
Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable.  Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to Kristin Spalding 2507 High Pointe Blvd, McKinney 75071.

The balance is due one month prior to workshop. If the participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will attempt to fill the open spot from the official waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the participant is free to fill the spot on their own. No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the workshop. If there are not enough participants to cover the the workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any reason, participants will be notified and will promptly receive a full refund including the deposit.
 
Course Description – Art Quilt Collage:
 
Create surface design on fabric with hand made stamps, found object printing, stencils, wet-on-wet painting, handwriting and other improvisational mark-making then use your original fabrics plus various commercial fabrics to create an original small art quilt incorporating hand stitching. You’ll have lots of left over fabrics to incorporate in collage or other mixed media projects.
 

Art Quilt Collage
Designing with Layers of Fabric, Paint and Stitch

Supply List

4 to 6 pieces of 1/2 yard solid color 100% cotton fabrics You’ll use these fabric to create a small art quilt, so choose a color palette you find inspiring. Include a variety of values (darks and lights). You’ll be adding surface design to many of these fabrics. If you work quickly or want to make extra, feel free to bring more fabric. Joann’s cotton solids come in three brands/qualities: Kona Cotton, Symphony Broadcloth and Country Classic Cotton. Any are fine. Or solids from your local quilt shop.

4 to 6 fat quarters (or equivalent scraps) Choose prints that coordinate with the solid color fabrics. Try to choose a variety of prints from large to small scale, including florals and geometrics and some that are tone-on-tone and some multi-color pieces.

3 to 5 yards fusible webbing I recommend Wonder Under by Pellon (available at Joanns) or Misty Fuse (which I’ll have available for sale for $8 at the workshop).

Micron Pigma Pen (or another fabric marker) I prefer the 08 size in black. StayzOn Ink Pad I like black, but any color is fine.

3 to 5 colors of acrylic paint Include darks and lights to coordinate with your color palette. Craft store paint is fine. I like Folk Art Brand from Michaels.

3 to 5 skeins of embroidery floss Coordinate with your color story… again, some darks and some lights.

Embroidery needle if you have one you love

Thimble if you have one you love

3 to 5 styrofoam meat trays or plastic plate for mixing paint

Small container for water

Scissors It’s nice to have a large pair of fabric scissors for cutting chunks and a small pair for hand embroidery.

Found objects for printing Consider kitchen objects, small toys, rubber mats or packaging, hardware, items from nature

Sketchbook, pen and pencil

Creative spirit!

Optional:

  • digital camera (You probably have one on your phone.)
  • apron
  • additional scraps of unique fabrics that you love, up cycled clothing, home decsamples, highly textured fabrics or sheer materials
  • beads or other embellishments
  • exacto knife
  • brayerProvided:
  • Freezer paper and parchment paper.
  • Felt batting and embroidery needle.
  • Use of spouncers, some paint, rotary cutter, cutting mat, found objects, stencils,stamps and other printing options.
  • Sticky back fun foam and cardboard for mounting stamps.Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!

 

 

 

Deborah Boschert

website: www.DeborahsStudio.com

blog: DeborahsJournal.blogspot.com

email:Deborah@DeborahsStudio.com

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2016 Merging Visions Exhibition Opening Reception

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You are invited to attend the free Merging Visions Exhibition Opening Reception on April 15,. 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton TX 76201.

Merging Visions is an annual, collaborative exhibition produced by the Denton Poet’s Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. Since 2005, the two organizations have paired original poetry and art in a celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Poems and Art come together to express mood, sensibility, or subject matter. Both poetry and art benefit from the synchronistic paring of each other.

The public is invited to a free opening reception April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Attendees can meet poets and artists and see special presentations in art, poetry, and music. Poets will also read some of their poems at the reception. There will be plenty of food, fun, music and prizes. Attendees can also vote for The People’s Choice Award at the reception.

The exhibit runs from April 15 to June 15, 2016 in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson – Appleton Arts Center. Regular hours after the reception are 11am – 5pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), organized in 1975, is based in Denton, Texas, and functions as a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to supporting artists and visual arts in all mediums.
Visual Arts Society of Texas website: http://www.vastarts.org

Denton Poets’ Assembly, (DPA) a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, was founded in 2005. Their vision statement: to provide a safe place in which to share, read, and learn more about poetry as a supportive and creative community.
Denton Poet’s Assembly http://dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com

Merging Visions is on display through June 15, 2016

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“Hybrid: clay and light” a presentation by Artist Colby Parsons at the VAST March 3rd Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) on Thursday, March 3rd from 7-9 p.m. for a presentation entitled “Hybrid: clay and light” by ceramic artist Colby Parsons.

Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics resulting from the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, projection mapping, installation and interactivity.

Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:
http://www.colbyparsonsart.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.

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The presentation is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.http://vastarts.org

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Landscape in Watercolor: a presentation and demo by Artist Cecy Turner Feb. 4

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) on Thursday, February 4th for a presentation and demo by watercolor artist Cecy Turner.

Turner is an award-winning artist who has been painting and teaching for the past thirty-five years. She takes ordinary subjects and makes them seem magically “bathed in light.” She loves to paint a large variety of subject matter to continue the challenge with each new painting and she constantly works on her development as an artist. Her frequent plein air painting gives her much pleasure because of her lifelong love of the outdoors, as well as sharpening her decision-making and observation skills at the same time. It is her favorite way of painting because of its urgency and freshness.

Cecy’s work has been selected for numerous national exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America, Salon International, Top 100 Arts for the Parks, Top 100 Paint the Parks, American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibitions, National Watercolor Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society. Her paintings have won awards in most of these competitions. Recent awards include Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) Centennial Celebration for Rocky Mountain National Park, Merit Award for Landscape in the Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX, Award of Excellence in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America,” First Place in the Women Artists of the West 43rd National Exhibition and the Irving Art Center $1,000 Award of Excellence in the five state Texas and Neighbors Exhibition.

Cecy’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Japan. Her work is found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe, such as the Brevard Art Museum, National Audubon Society and Paralyzed Veterans of America, to name just a few.

Cecy holds her Signature Membership in the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Plains Artists, American Women Artists, Associated Creative Artists, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, and Texas and Neighbors. She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West and a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League, as well as a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. Articles about Cecy have been published in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover, February, 2010 issue), Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western Art Collector, Home and Heritage Magazine and North Light Magazine, and her work has been featured in The Best of Flower Painting. She was chosen as an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine in their July, 2006, issue.

Cecy’s web site is www.cecyturner.com and her Blog is www.AnAspenaDay.com.

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton and is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.

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10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition and Opening Reception Jan. 15

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The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition will open on January 15 with a reception from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX., and will run through February 21.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional, high-quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, TX, to compete and show their work.

This regional exhibition features 30 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton. They were selected by Dr. John Marcucci from 155 entries. The media is diverse with a range of 2D and 3D work.

Of the 30 exhibition artists, 15 are members of VAST. They are: David Blow (Hickory Creek), Deborah Boschert (Lewisville), Darla Bostick (Denton), Nel dorn Byrd (Aubrey), Gail Cope (Farmers Branch), Kathy Elliott (Garland), Angelia Ford (Lake Dallas), Lori Garner (Argyle), Tonya Littmann (Denton), Lori Maclean (Duncanville),Tesa Morin (Denton), Heather Pregger (Fort Worth), Kenna Prior (Denton), Laurie Weller (Denton), and Deanna Wood (Denton).

Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.

Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Contacts:

Rebecca Barham, Publicity Director, 940-565-4405
Jo Williams, President, 940.383.1092
Angelia Ford, Exhibition Chair, 214.536.4635

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Gary Chapman Charcoal Drawing Workshop

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What:  Gary Chapman Charcoal Drawing Workshop
When:  August 5th and 6th
Where:  The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX

Gary Chapman, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be conducting a two-day Charcoal Drawing workshop at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, August 5 and 6. This workshop sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) precedes the opening of an exhibition of Gary’s exhibition entitled The Helmet Project in the Meadows Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts,

Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers. While charcoal will be the primary medium, students will be encouraged to later combine other dry and wet media such as Conte crayon, ink and gesso. The class will focus upon mark-making as it relates to abstraction and later students will explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing. Robin Butt states that “Gary is a dynamic and inspirational artist.”

Cost of the workshop is $110 for VAST members and $145 for non-members. To sign up for the workshop, email Kristin Spalding at kgn2507@yahoo.com.

Gary Chapman received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA and BS from Berea College. Chapman has had over 50 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, University of Georgia, and University of Miami. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions with regional, national and international venues. Chapman’s work has received recognition and awards from such notable figures as Ned Rifkin, Dennis Barrie, John Ravenal, Annette Carlozzi and Jack Cowart. In 2008 his work was selected and published in the book Alabama Masters: Artists and their work. He has received numerous grants and fellowships including a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting from the Southern Arts Federation and 2001 and 1994, Individual Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. His work has been reviewed extensively and is published in over 20 catalogs and books including the 3rd, 16th and 52nd editions of New American Paintings. Paintings by Chapman have been purchased for the permanent collections of 10 museums throughout the Southeastern region. These include the Birmingham, Montgomery and Ogden Museums of Art. His work is also included in many corporate and private collections throughout the country.

Poster: Rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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