Gallery Report - October 21, 2016
How about that cold front? We're getting close to the time of year where northerners hold lordship over how tame our cold weather seasons are. Anyway, break out your favorite jacket and go see 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. This Saturday there will be a temporary display of various artists linked to a show called An Afternoon in Unsettled Space.
Brick Haus Art Collective
215 S. Woodrow Ln
Out of 200 submissions, only 25 pieces were picked for the Sonar Scan exhibit which will only be shown inside this venue through October 22nd.
In collaboration with the Greater Denton Arts Council, Brick Haus is currently displaying a piñata-like billboard created by Giovanni Valderas. His creations resemble real estate signs as a statement on gentrification taking over poor neighborhoods. Conspicous Craft will be on display until December 4th.
The Chestnut Tree
107 W. Hickory Street
These walls currently feature the watercolor paintings of local artist, Jo Williams. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view of the award-winning William's past decade of work.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
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. On Friday October 21st, there will be a costumed community bike-ride at 7:15pm. Costumes are considered for a contest before the ride begins at 8pm. Prizes are awarded afterwards at 9pm.
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.
There is a new piece from 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 is hosting Valderas' mixed media work that reflect his Latino heritage and thoughts on gentrification.
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 ending very soon on Saturday, October 22nd.
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 Sunday, October 23rd.
UNT on the Square
109 N. Elm St.
Short Notice opens Saturday, September 10th at 11am to present the newest works of drawing and painting MFA students from UNT. The exhibit will be available for viewing until this Saturday, October 22nd.
UNT Union Gallery
1155 Union Cir # 239
The Mayborn School of Journalism presents A Century of Excellence. The exhibit looks towards the past in a timeline celebrating 100 years of student media. The gallery features a comprehensive amount of photos going back to the early days of the journalism department.
Header image design by Jason Lee