Gallery Report - March 2nd, 2017
As the weather gets warmer, the idea of walking between multiple First Friday events becomes more feasible. In the span of a few hours, it's possible to walk between several art gatherings and still have time for whatever your typical late-night plans may be. Meet fellow art lovers and support your local artists.
Here's where you can check out local art.
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.
30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
$5 entry (Free for GDAC members, students, and children under the age of 12.)
Anything can become art, and any artist can transform materials into an expressive visual. This annual exhibition was launched 30 years ago by Georgia Leach Gough, and it's now earned the recognition of being a premier craft exhibition. Visit the Gough Gallery to view the multiple directions an art piece can go.
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.
420 S. Bell Ave.
Scrap celebrates First Friday with an opening reception for work by Denton ISD's ATC commercial photography students. The featured art pieces available for sale are assemablages using re-purposed photo slides found in the Scrap store. Refreshments and Free Make-and-Take craft is available from 6 to 8pm.
901 Ave. C, Ste. 101
The nifty gallery inside the Bowllery updates their art space March 3rd, with MarpLondon's She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah. The new exhibition is explores the variations of love through different cultures underlined with an exploration of how society's understanding of feminine values affects the art of loving. MarpLondon's work will be available for viewing through May 6th.
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. Time to view this photography set is short as the exhibition closes on March 9th.
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.