Gallery Report - October 14, 2016
Scattershooting while wondering if there can be a thing where we only trick-or-treat at places that show art (RIP Blackie Sherrod). It would also be fun to make an art gallery map. Anyway, jacket weather is upon us, and that's a great time to go check out some art.
Art Glass Ensembles
513 Bolivar St.
Currently featured here is the work of owner Christie Wood, who has assembled a variety of wood-framed stained glass panels. If buying finished stained glass pieces at a discount interests you, then save the date for October 15th. Wood is hosting only the 2nd one-day sale she's had in 21 years in order to clear out some inventory.
The Bearded Monk
122 E. McKinney St.
Eric Mancini's art keeps moving at a rapid pace. Every week he's got new pieces featured on the famous Bearded Monk art wall.
Brick Haus Art Collective
215 S. Woodrow Ln
Out of 200 submissions, only 25 pieces were picked for the Sonar Scan exhibit which continues to be shown inside this venue. Congratulations to Tabitha Diloreto being chosen as the winner of the $300 jury award.
In collaboration with the Greater Denton Arts Council, Brick Haus is currently displaying apiñata-like billboard created by Giovanni Valderas. These creations resemble real estate signs perhaps as a statement on gentrification taking over poor neighborhoods. One of the nifty things about this installation is seeing how the artwork detoriorates. Conspicous Craft will be on display until December 4th.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
For two days only (Friday and Saturday), GDAC is host to the Denton Independent Motorcycle Show. Riders and builders will be on hand to represent their beautiful machines. Food trucks and various vendors will be there to add to the fun.
Denton's Day of the Dead festival is an annual tradition, and GDAC is currently presenting a fascinating exhibit of ofrendas. A community altar is included for people to bring items of remembrance for the loved ones they have lost.
Comic books may be for popular consumption but that absolutely doesn't discredit their value as artwork. Greater Denton Arts Council presents an interactive exhibition that proudly celebrates independent artists and graphic novelists. There will also be work from the greats such as Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. A $5 special exhibition admission (Free for GDAC members and current students) will allow viewers to get a behind-the-scenes look at how comic superheroes are created
Zines are vital in a DIY culture. Works of Randy Guthmiller presents the works of an artist and educator who founded Dallas Zine Party and Shape Zines. The former is an annual celebration of zines and the latter is a publishing house dedicated to micro-publications. The works are featured in the Festival Hall with no charge for admission until December 8, 2016
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W Mulberry St.
You can feel better about the Rangers losing by looking at the Light and Orbock art depicting Rougned Odor punching Jose Bautista. There isn't a better sales pitch than that. Swing by and check out this striking piece of imagery.
Murchison Performing Arts Center
2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton, TX 76266
Here lies the other half of Giovanni Valderas' work in Conspicuous Craft. The Murchison his hosting Valderas' paintings that reflect on his Latino heritage. This is a great opportunity to check out work reflecting on the social struggle of upholding Hispanic culture.
901 Ave. C, Ste 101
tAd is a not-for-profit artist-run space that is open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm, located inside the Bowllery. Current exhibitions includes Traces of the Others as part of theirOutskirts: Bodies, Places, & Identities series, a project that explores politics and women's issues as told by artists from diverse backgrounds.
Taps & Caps
505 W. Hickory Street
This is one of the newest homes to artists and musicians. Currently featured is a set of photos printed on wood that sell as low as $20. Stop to consider a piece of art the next time you get a growler filled here.
UNT Art Gallery
1201 W Mulberry St
What can art be without the process of being inspired? Recalling is an exhibition that contemplates the nature of inspiration. Featured works include: photography and artist books by Frank Hamrick, paintings by Faith Jessup, and sculptures and brooches by Chris Ramsay. The exhibition is available for viewing all day from August 30th through October 22nd. A reception with the artists in attendance will occur on September 15th from 5-7pm.
UNT Cora Stafford Gallery
1120 W Oak St
Parallax represents quality students of the UNT photography program and they're presenting a fine show called Distance. Check out some amazing photography before the show ends on October 23rd.
UNT on the Square
109 N. Elm St.
If a 24-hour music marathon sounds wonderful to you, then show up here at 6pm on Friday the 14th to check out Vexations as part of the Satie-Rickon fest. A moving sculpture will be presented by UNT dancers and alumni in concurrence.
Short Notice presents he newest works of drawing and painting MFA students from UNT. The exhibit will be available for viewing until October 22nd.