Six Art Exhibitions to See In Denton This Weekend
Denton is chock full of art, no matter where you turn. This weekend is no exception. Everywhere you turn, there is art in some form surrounding you here in town. If we missed a show, please share it in our comments or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jude & Alex : An Exhibition
UNT on The Square, Opening Reception 5:30pm Friday evening. Show runs until May 14, 2016.
Jude Landry and Alex Egner are two Communication Design professors within the College of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas. The pair both graduated in 2003 with their BFA in design, and have been working together for about two years now. There will be lots of posters that have been made over the last eight years, logos, books, christmas ornaments, and even some animal illustrations will be on display. “We didn't have to edit our work much,” Landry shares,” we kind of just brought everything we had and it filled the gallery nicely.” Not everything in the show will be for sale, but there are plenty of pieces for sale on both Landry’s websites, whereas Egner does not sell his work.
Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History
Dan’s Silverleaf, Saturday, April 9, 12pm - 4pm, one day only
Goliad Media presents the opening of a new photography series by Christi La Violette. “Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History” captures the history, culture, isolation, and freedom of West Texas life. Goliad has created a really unique concept where they strive to make art affordable to the everyday person. They’ve created low cost prints of small sizes that will be for sale, anywhere from $5 - $25. La Violette will have the entire collection available in 16x20” frames with museum quality matting. After the shows over, you can still purchase the prints via La Violette’s website or find future Goliad events. Additional artists showing in this exhibition are: Camille Green, Leslie Hartman, Clay Stinnett, and Ashley Young.
Sweet Nothings, Sweet Nowhere
Cora Stafford Gallery, Closing on April 9, 2016
All the pieces showing were created for this exhibition. Scott Jenkins shares paintings and drawings that he says are an exploration of many ideas, feelings, and memories, but not directly about anything singular. Jenkins received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from Illinois State University, and his MA in Drawing and Painting from Eastern Illinois University, and is an MFA candidate in the same program here at The University of North Texas. He was featured as one of the top 40 MFA candidates in the MFA Annual National Competition for New American Paintings, Issue #117.
Art’s Open Call
Greater Denton Arts Council’s Festival Hall, Closing April 16, 2016
When the Art’s Open Call began, hundreds of artists from the North Texas region submitted their works. They narrowed submissions down to 200 pieces, all of which are on display at Festival Hall and online at aoc.dentonarts.com.
Annual Denton High School’s Art Show
Greater Denton Arts Council's Gough Gallery, Closing April 29, 2016
Ceramics, Seniors 2016
Lightwell Gallery, Closing on April 9, 2016
An exhibition of works created by seniors in the College of Visual Arts and Design Studio Art program in Ceramics.