Gallery Report - December 23, 2016
Everyone's completely done with their holiday shopping, right? The best part of the holidays isn't the gifts, but the time spent with loved ones while bracing for the new year. Remember to love your fellow Dentonite as well. Anyway, if you're enjoying a lengthy amount of time off work or school, then you should take in some art. Here's what's on display on art walls around town.
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.
The Bearded Monk
122 E. McKinney St.
This wall features 3 artists previously featured in the Dentonite Tuesday Art List. There is the surreal art of Beth Yturri, the chilling moods of Ana Dria's digital photography, and the eye-popping paintings of Sanford Black.
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 Williams's work spanning the past decade.
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.
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W Mulberry St.
Daniel Christopher McCullaugh'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 continutes 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 mediums 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 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 a piece. Stop to consider a piece of art the next time you get a growler filled here.
UNT on the Square
109 Elm St.
A UNT faculty and staff exhibition is currently on display in both UNT on the Square and the UNT art gallery. Stop in sometime to see the latest work by college art educators.
West Oak Coffee Bar
114 West Oak. ST
Head towards the back wall to find oil paintings of Denton artists, Daniel McCullaugh, whose work appears as if it was turned surreal by a dip of his hand.
Prints by Connor Gillaspia dominate the main wall. His work delves into identity, memory, and spirituality. He aims to present a resonant story through a single image.
Header image design by Brittany Keeton