Gallery Report - August 26th, 2016
No more quiet streets and light traffic, Denton. College students are back and cars are driving the wrong way down Hickory and Oak streets; school is back in session. Friends don't let friends drive down one-way streets! Anyway, the beginning of the college semester brings in more frequent exhibition updates. Now students get to feature their work in UNT and TWU galleries, and more pop-up art shows will happen in various spaces.
Art Glass Ensembles
513 Bolivar St.
If you like art oversized and nifty stained glass, then head over to Art Glass Ensembles on Bolivar Street where their gallery spaces features two pieces created in 1990 by local artist Terry Sewell. Sewell is known for being the president and owner of Denton Glass Company.
The Bearded Monk
122 E. McKinney St.
Bearded Monk may be a beer store but they have no wall that otherwise lack visual pop. Their boastful list of featured artists includes Richard Bradley, Sierra Landeruth, Matthew Sallack, Garret Dennington, Sanford Black, Roy Warren Lunt, Nellie Montgomery, and Eric Mancini. Some of these amazing pieces sell for as low as $20!
Brick Haus Collective
215 S. Woodrow Ln
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Whether it's 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional, if you have art then you can submit it to the Sonar Scan show juried by Christopher Blay who is an artist, writer, and curator with a B.F.A. from TCU. The deadline for entries is August 28th, so time is super short!
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas is sponsoring their 27th annual exhibition which features their own members. Associate Professor in Visual Arts of TWU Colby Parsons juried this show which provides Denton a chance to look at some of the finest artists in the region. Congratulation to Robert Sparks for winning the Jo Williams Best of Show award for his acrylic painting "Living Room." Check out the list of other winners at vastarts.org. The run of engagement continues through September 3rd, 2016 in the Meadows Gallery and is free to the public.
If cowboy photography piques your interest, you'll want to check out the historic photos from the Charles Cook Collection. The gallery includes photos from the ultimate cowboy/artist, Erwin E. Smith. Weldon's Saddle Shop and Bell & Oak will be adding to the aesthetic with vintage saddles and leatherwork. The gallery will continue through September 24th.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: If you're particularly skilled with the crafts or mixed media, then you may be interested in submitting to the 30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The 2017 exhibition will be juried by Joann Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design.
Guidelines for Entry
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W Mulberry St.
This trivia and margarita hotspot has amazing pyrography by Jeremy Sale depicting an epic home run swing from arguably the greatest Texas Ranger ever. MSC also features huge pieces of work made by James Rosin as well as Light and Orbock Art.
Scrap Denton Re:Vision Gallery
420 S. Bell Ave.
Being conscientious about recycling and reusing items is key. SCRAP Denton is currently showcasing soft sculptures created by UNT CVAD students in which the works are made from at least 75% reused, repurposed, and upcycled materials. The work will remain in their gallery for the remainder of the month. If you see something you’d like to buy, you can do that too.
901 Ave. C, Ste 101
tAd is a non-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 their Outskirts: Bodies, Places, & Identities series, a project that explores politics and women's issues as told by artists from diverse backgrounds.
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 on the Square
109 N. Elm St.
The Pursuance of Image features the works of UNT alumnus and archivist, Sam Ivie. The gallery includes drawings and paintings that seem to capture subjects' emotional feelings in a style similar to candid photography. The run of engagement continues through September 3rd.
UNT Union Gallery
1155 Union Cir # 239
On the second floor of the Student Union students are able to walk through a nifty gallery before or after picking up foods from a variety of restaurants. Currently on display is work from Sarah and Ty Bishop, a married couple that fell in love while attending UNT. Michael's work is a colorful splash that mostly consists of oil paintings on canvas. From Sarah you can see her Recollection photo series.
West Oak Coffee Bar
114 W Oak St.
The West Oak folks feature an artist of the month in their corridor at the back of their shop. Rather than feature a strictly visual artist, the current flavor is a musician Erik Beruvides. The album covers designed by Kathleen Clark evoke a sense of cultural pride that reveals how proud the artist is of his family’s history. Across three albums his songs are structured to present a narrative representing Erik’s grandparent's journey as immigrants from Cuba.