August Programs at the Cedars Union

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Next month we’ll hold our first public, in-person art workshop since February 2020! On August 28th join us in Beginning Basket Weaving with local sculptor Sarita Westrup. Sarita will teach students how to weave with round reed, constructing a small basket with a wall loop. See the list of programs below for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

Remember, ticket sales at The Cedars Union support both our mission and the teaching artist. Learn something fun while supporting artists in North Texas.

Thu. August 5: Friends Happy Hour 
4:30-6:30pm at The Cedars Union
CU Members and Friends, Palladium Level and Up
Join us for a Friends Group Happy Hour at Four Corners! Meet the artists, buy some beers, and get to know our community better. Contact Betsy at with questions.
Friends of The Cedars Union is The CU’s answer to a normal nonprofit’s “membership” program–part donor group, part social club, part arts advocacy initiative. We’re making it up as we go along, and we want you to join us. Sign up and learn more on our Support page.
Wed. August 11, 18, and 25: CU Member Workshop: Bulk Framing I
5:30-7:30pm at The Cedars Union
Free for CU Members / CU Membership Required

In this three-part series artists will learn how to build and assemble frames for multiple pieces of the same size. The first session will cover cutting and gluing frame stock, the second on sanding and finishing, and the third on matting and mounting works on paper. 
This class requires a Cedars Union Membership. To learn more about being a CU artist, please visit our Join page.
Sat. August 14: Boedeker Garage Sale (Take)
10:00am-3:00pm at  The Boedeker, 1201 South Ervay
Open to Public
Desks, chairs, shelves, boxes of office supplies from the 80’s…we’ve got ’em. The Boedeker building used to house an office supply company and we’ve got lots of old stuff that will be thrown out if not taken. Please help us by stopping by between 10am and 3pm to take some things off our hands, for free. You can use a dolly to take items to your car, but please come prepared to move items without the help of our staff and volunteers.
Sat. August 21: CU Member Critique
1:00-2:30pm at The Cedars Union
Free for CU Members / CU Membership Required
Each month members join in the age old practice of critique, giving feedback on new or in progress works of 2-3 of their peers. Members can attend in person or call in through Zoom.
This program requires a Cedars Union Membership. To learn more about being a CU artist, please visit our Join page.
Tue. August 24: Art Applications: Webinar with Adrienne Lichliter-Hines and Dr. Diane Durant
6:00-7:00pm online
Free with Registration
This webinar will go over important tips to keep in mind while preparing an application for art programs such as residencies or schools. Listen to Adrienne and Diane share what they’ve learned from serving on selection committees, focusing on writing artist statements and letters of intent, as well as effectively putting together a portfolio of work. 
Applying for The Cedars Union’s Cohort 3? This webinar will be very useful for the October 2nd deadline.
Sat. August 28: Twined Basket Workshop with Sarita Westrup
$80 for Public/$65 for CU Members

Create a beautiful and functional twined basket in the round with local sculptor Sarita Westrup.  Students will learn how to weave with round reed,  beginning with a 4 pointed star base to weave a spiral and form a basket with a reed handle for hanging on the wall. Time outside of class may be needed to finish your basket. This is a wonderful beginning level basket weaving class for all levels. Snacks and drinks are welcome! Space in this class is limited. Please sign up in advance.