Gallery Report - February 24, 2017
This week, I had the pleasure of appearing on Late Night North Texas, a variety show produced by ntTV students who represent the future of tomorrow's TV programming. Xander Stubbs was a fantastic host and interviewer, and I enjoyed my first look at Abby Villarreal's package on the DAM Awards ceremony. My favorite part about the interview was that it wasn't set up to be full of fluff questions that merely puffed up the Dentonite. I realize there are some people who worry about how the Dentonite reflects the music and arts scene. If anyone feels that way, feel free to get in touch with us with tips on what we're missing.
Anyway, here's where you can check out local art.
The Bearded Monk
122 E. McKinney St.
This wall features the different styles of Sanford Black. In addition to his art, you can buy stickers of his beer kid character.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Erik Beruvides, and Dan Black
Three local artists teamed up to present a three-dimensional installation utilizing wood sculptures, large-scale murals, and audio/video elements. Composite of the Soft provokes thought on building toward a better future without forgetting the past. The Dentonite recently stopped by to capture a photo essay on the exhibit. Walk through the Festival Hall during the next four months for a free viewing.
VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
The Visual Arts Society of Texas presents this juried collection of work featuring artists who live within 125 miles of Denton. This exhibit is free but time is short as the exhibit ends on February 25th.
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W. Mulberry St.
Daniel Christopher McCullagh's surreal portraits on the wall at Mulberry Cantina are reminiscent of what it's like to stare at your own reflection in a crystal clear lake before dropping a pebble into the water.
901 Ave. C, Ste. 101
tAd continues their Outskirts: Bodies, Places, & Identities series with the updated exhibition, "is this (not) a woman." The new exhibition features the works of four artists: Mētra Saberova, Tae Kyung Seo, Ana Treviño, and Deirdre Vertucci. Each artist presents a diverse set of media that are wonderfully complex and not shy about confronting tensions underlying societal norms. Outskirts is a series that explores politics and women's issues as told by artists from diverse backgrounds.
Taps & Caps
505 W. Hickory St.
This is one of the newest homes to artists and musicians. Currently featured is a set of photos printed on wood that sell for as low as $20 apiece. Stop to consider a piece of art the next time you get a growler filled here.
TWU East/West Gallery
300 Texas St. (inside the art building)
Where do heaven and the ocean meet? Sharon Lee Hart's ethereal series, According to the Sky, is currently on display as part of the Joyce Elaine Grant photography exhibition.
UNT on the Square
109 Elm St.
Currents: A Survey of Recent Works and Others by Jerry Austin
Jerry Austin is a retiring UNT professor who has taught ceramics for 31 years. His works can be viewed at UNT on the Square until March 8th.
West Oak Coffee Bar
114 W. Oak St.
Main Wall (the one over the couch)
Arik Palileo is a Denton multimedia artist who currently concentrates on masks. He's been seriously painting for the last 18 months drawing inspiration from various forms of classical music.
Back Wall (the one by the bathrooms)
If you like the stars regardless of Coldplay's super-lovely song, you can check out Andrew Klinger's astrophotography.