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Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery: Reception June 17

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to present the stunning work of nationally recognized woodturners Kevin Bassett and Gary Sanders from Saturday, June 3, to Friday, June 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Kevin Bassett’s interest in the art of woodturning evolved from his extensive study of plant pathology in his home state of Colorado, followed by a distinguished 40-plus-year career as a certified arborist. He describes his work as a collaboration with nature. “Even though I choose the shape, form and utility of a piece of a tree, ultimately the tree has its own voice. I am only a conduit through which the tree is able to speak.”

Gary Sanders, a retired firefighter from Greenville, Texas, began woodturning professionally in 1993. His artwork has been accepted into national juried woodturning exhibitions, and he has work in private collections and museums. Gary teaches locally and has conducted woodturning demonstrations across the country and in Australia. He is known for his finishing techniques and his eye for detail.

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13th Annual Cross Timbers Artists Studio Tour

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The 13th Annual Cross Timbers Artists Tour will be held November 8th, 10am-5pm, and 9th Noon-5pm, and will offer free to the public an opportunity to visit 15 artists’ studios, see demonstrations and discuss with the artists the various processes of their art. Maps of the tour and more information about each artist can be found on the website: www.crosstimbersarts.com. Fourteen local artists have organized to open their studios to the public for one weekend this year. This fun driving tour is a great opportunity for exploring various forms of art being produced right here in our area. Experience the unique settings that produce paintings, sculptures, furniture, pottery, blown glass, wood art, quilt art and mixed media arts. Finished works will also be offered directly from the artist. A map of the participating studios can be found at www.crosstimbersarts.com.

The public is also invited to the Opening Reception at Oxide Gallery in Denton, Thursday, November 7th, 7pm-9pm. Meet all of the artists on one night and see samples of their work!

Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, Double Oak, Argyle,
Copper Canyon, and Bartonville, Texas
Co-Presidents: Dianne Hicks  972-219-2405
           Suely Lohr940-464-7723

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