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Textiles Workshop Weaving Series at Oil & Cotton




with Sarita Westrup
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 7-9pm

In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore 2D and 3D techniques such as Shibori – a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with Indigo and forming a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping; Block Printing –  create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Learn to carve an image from a rubber block as well as how to print using screen printing inks; Silk Painting – learn how to use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Students will lean how to prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol, Basketry – learn how to make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Explore how to make closed bottoms, open bottom basket, and how to finish the lip of a basket.


with June Covington
Sundays, March 5-19, 3-6pm

If you have wanted to try your hand at weaving, this three part workshop is the perfect place to start.  Participants will begin by learning how to weave on a loom that is already “dressed” or prepared with a warp. Everyone will complete a soft wrap/scarf or a cotton table runner.  Focus will be on weaving skills, fringe-making and finishing options. The class size will be SMALL so that hands-on guidance is available for every step of the process. Limited to four students. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!



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Nov. 19 Holiday Open House at Earth to Art Studio


Carolyn Bernard Young & Sherri Woodard Coffey

Invite you to join us Nov. 19th for some fabulous art and perfect holiday gifts.  Carolyn’s latest ceramic art in black and white sgraffito with bold surprises of color will be available, along with Sherri’s beautifully woven tapestry/Ikat work made from her hand-dyed wools.  We’ll be open 10am – 4pm, rain or shine, and there is plenty of parking in our new parking lot!  An artful day in the country – what could be better? There will be gourmet cookies and coffee, and you can pick up a map to Ken Orr Studios Open House in Azle too!  

Earth to Art Studio is located at 5660 Veal Station Rd, Weatherford, TX.  Map & directions are available at www.carolynyoungceramics.com/contact.  Reach Carolyn at 817-269-5375 or carolyn@earthtoart.com.


Protecting Our Joy

Protecting Our Joy

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JM Gallery: Reception Nov. 5 – Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins


Join JM Gallery Saturday, November 5th from 5 until 8 for an opening reception featuring work from Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins.

Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins work in different mediums, but they share a powerful aesthetic and vision. Each expresses volumes with just a few simple gestures. The vision they express with those gestures is one of hope in a world where people too often feel threatened and alone.

In Jay’s paintings and drawings, line and color coalesce into uneasy, conflicted figures that we see as embodiments of the “other” but also as reflections of ourselves—despite perceived differences, the human condition is shared.

Doug creates dramatic narratives in ceramics, using abstract avian forms to express the power of human connection in the face of anxiety and the unknown.

And Susan weaves fiber and paper into clean, calligraphic forms that both represent and embody the interconnected nature of our community; a community that is at once beautiful and damaged, yet inextricably bound together. We invite you to come enjoy the works of Jay, Doug, and Susan and to share with us in their vision.
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.
Our mailing address is:
JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center


The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13


Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/


Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).

Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP

Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!

Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.

TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP

Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5

Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Interweaving continues at Haley-Henman


Week-end lineup for Interweaving

Saturday, August 13 at 7 pm    TIM COUCH  CANCELLED

An evening of favorite stories:  One of Tim’s greatest triumphs occurred while telling ghost stories to students around a campfire. One of the boys jumped up at the climatic point in the story and said:  “That’s it, I’m out of here.”  He suddenly looked startled and asked, “Did I say that out loud?” And he sat down to hear the ending.  A perfect unintentional compliment!

Sunday, August 14 from 3-4 pm  BETH AYRES and Friends

Georgia born poet, Beth Ayres brings southern flavor to poetry performance with unmatched eloquent perfection.  Deeply narrative in style, and oh my, so wise.

INTERWEAVING  is Ann Marie Newman’s conceptual, interactive, process driven “webbed” installation featuring spoken word artists and community participation to promote unity.  She is the Artist-in Residence at Haley-Henman Gallery, and the second artist to be selected for this residency program.  It is a three month program and will end onAugust 27 at 7pm with a closing celebration.

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Ann Marie Newman: Interweaving

Ann Marie Newman:  Interweaving
June-July-August, 2016
June 4: Open House, noon to 5 pm
Haley-Henman Contemporary Art Gallery 422 @ The Workroom, 422 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212
See interweaving in its beginning stage.  Hear a story, write or draw on paper and have it added to the artwork. http://www.annmarienewman.com/#!interweaving/clx2

Save the Date:  June 11 at 7pm Common Company.  Click to Common Company website



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Oil & Cotton October Classes for Adults

Lumen Prints with Rachel Rushing
Saturday, October 3, 1-3pmLumen printing is a fully analogue contact printing process that pushes the boundaries of what we think of as photography. Using organic materials such as flowers and various plants, we’ll explore a variety of darkroom papers to create truly luscious prints.


Building Online Portfolios with Ryan Rushing

Sunday, October 4, 3-6pm
Small business owners, creatives and freelancers, you have been asking for this class. Join this intensive and learn to build an online portfolio, blog and shop!!! Learn about useful applications and easy tools that will make your online presence SPARKLE!!!

Aluminum Plate Lithography with Adrienne Lichliter
Tuesdays, October 6-November 10, 6-9pm
Lithography is a traditional printmaking process using the principals of oil and water resistance to create a repeated image. The class will teach students the lithographic process on aluminum plates in place of stones, using tusche wash, litho crayon and image transfer. Students will leave with 3 editioned prints and a solid foundation of lithography printing

Oct 9-30 Art History for Adults
October 10 Thurmanite: Recycled Paper Jewelry
October 11 Adult Sewing Basics: The Wiksten Tank

Oct 11 Tapestry Weaving on a Frame Loom

October 16-30 Calligraphy: Introduction to Pen and Ink

October 17 Portrait Watercolor

Oct 18 – Nov 8 Intro to Screen Printing

October 18 Cyanotype with Natural Dyes
Oct 22 Oil Painting the Still Life
October 24 Organic Indigo
Oct 28 – Nov 18 Woodcut Relief


 Check the website for new listings.


817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208

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Master Artist Fall Workshops at the Craft Guild of Dallas


Fall Session II Classes Start November 1st!

Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Level Classes & Workshops
Registration is NOW OPEN!

Class sizes are limited, and registration is first come/first serve.
Call 972-490-0303 or email info@craftguildofdallas.com to register!

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Sasha Baskin, Melanie Millar and Fari Rahimi open August 1 at JM Gallery


Opening Reception with
August 1 // 5pm – 8pm
ABOUT SASHA BASKIN // Sasha Baskin, a weaver uses texture and shadow to create intricate portraits drawn from silk and Tencel on a loom. She received her Bachelors of FIne Art in Drawing from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. In the fall of 2012, Baskin attended Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy where she focused on drawing, painting and High Renaissance Art History. She has participated in group exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut and Florence, Italy. 
ABOUT MELANIE MILLAR // Melanie Millar uses paintings to explore the nature of ornamentation, looking towards patterns on vessels, floral fabric designs and many other objects for inspiration. Millar received her BA from the University of Texas, and completed an MFA in painting and drawing at the University of North Texas. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions, group shows and juried competitions nationally. Her work is in private and corporate collections, as well as in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. 
ABOUT FARI RAHIMI // Farhi Rahimi creates sculpture from steel, glass and paint. Heavily inspired by her upbringing in Iran, Rahimi creates “symbolic portraits of the interior feminine self”. Rahimi received her BFA in painting from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and her MFA in sculpture from the University of North Texas in Denton. She has attended workshops and symposiums around the world and shown in numerous exhibitions in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New York.  
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. http://JMGallery.org

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Prayers: Flags & Fibers with Nicole Dane


The Prayers exhibition is extended until October 18th, 2014. To schedule private or group tours email us at info@wocaprojects.com or call (817) 901-7135

Through October 18th: WoCA Projects features Prayers: Flags and Fibers by Nicole Dane, an exhibition highlighting the works of fiber artist Nicole Dane. Dane’s work uses of a broad range of artistic media such as hand-woven and dyed textiles, metalworking, and various sculptural techniques. Her current body of work explores the concept of prayer and the transient quality of material and self in the context of existence. Expressed through her sculptures and wall-hangings, prayer is the exploration and sharing of a material manifestation of hope.

Prayers will be the featured exhibition during the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association’s Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 6th, from 2-9 p.m. Additionally, the Riverside Arts District will have its second Better Block event, Embrace the Street 2, on the same day from 11-9 p.m. So come out and enjoy a day full of art-making, food, and fun.

Nicole Dane was the winner of WoCA’s (Inter)Connections exhibition “Best of Show”  in October 2013, winning an opportunity for a solo-exhibition at the gallery.

Woca Projects in Fort Worth. http://www.wocaprojects.com/


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Nicole Dane, Empathy, Hand woven Bamboo viscose, Silk, Abaca, and Cotton, Wood Frame, 2014

Nicole Dane, Empathy, Hand woven Bamboo viscose, Silk, Abaca, and Cotton, Wood Frame, 2014


Rescheduled to Sunday, October 5th, 2014 3-5 p.m.

Join us on October 5th as fiber artist Nicole Dane teaches us how to create a community prayer flag! With a vintage weaving loom, Nicole will teach us how to weave using up-cycled fibers, fabric, and objects inspired by our individual and collective prayers.

Everyone should come prepared to bring a fiber/cloth that is symbolic of things inspiring hope (i.e., family, community, world change, etc.) and Nicole will lead us in making a community prayer flag.

Admission: Free (Donations Appreciated)

Sponsored by Woca Projects in Fort Worth. http://www.wocaprojects.com/

Please RSVP at info@wocaprojects.com by Friday, October 3rd.

Nicole Dane, Empathy, Hand woven Bamboo viscose, Silk, Abaca, and Cotton, Wood Frame, 2014

Nicole Dane, Empathy, Hand woven Bamboo viscose, Silk, Abaca, and Cotton, Wood Frame, 2014


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27th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


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The 27th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, has run continuously since 1987, was the idea of local artist, Georgia Leach Gough. The name, Materials: Hard & Soft, refers to the entire range of fine craft. This competition and ensuing exhibition still draws the attention of fans of contemporary craft across the country. In 2006, the Texas Commission on the Arts designated this show as a “must see” exhibition in Texas. It is one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The year’s juror is Judy Gordon, an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas. We have 66 artists from all over the country exhibiting this year.

Opening reception is Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, recognition of awards at 6:45 pm. Exhibition on display through April 4, 2014 at the Meadows Gallery in the Center for Visual Arts in Denton, Texas (400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201). Please call the Greater Denton Arts Council for more information at (940) 382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com

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Take a Caprichos Studio Workshop!

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a Caprichos Studio Workshop! Conveniently located at South Side on Lamar. Classes for little ones, tweens, teens and adults, all supplies included. AM/PM/all day/two-week sessions. Call 972-730-2986 or email beth@caprichostudio1.com. Go to http://www.caprichostudio1.com/files/SUMMER_2013_WORKSHOPS.pdf for complete listings.

It’s not too late to register for these upcoming workshops:

Fused Quilting Techniques Saturday June 8
Moms & Tots Dad’s Day Gift Friday June 14
Shisha Mirror Embroidery Saturday June 15
Hand Quilting Techniques- Molas June 17-26
Handmade Books June 17-26
Weaving and Tapestry Techniques June 18-27
Linoleum Block Printing (Teen Workshop) June 18-27
Doodle Madness!!! June 29

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Summer Art Workshops at Caprichos Studio South Side on Lamar


Looking for something fun to do this summer? Caprichos Studio is now enrolling for art workshops in a variety of media and techniques geared to all skills levels and ages! Don’t wait, space is limited. Check us out at www.caprichostudio1.com or info@caprichostudio1.com.

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Art Workshops at Russell Farm Art Center in Burleson

March 9th
Coiled Baskets
Make a small basket using a rope core wrapped with yarn, ribbon, cloth strips, leather strips, etc.
All materials are provided.
Fee: 40.00
March 18th
We will make 2 greeting cards (or coasters) using small weavings made on a cardboard loom.
All materials are provided.
Fee: 40.00
Advance registration is required. Go to http://www.russellfarmartcenter.com

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