Gallery Report - October 28th, 2016
It's Halloween weekend and there are few things cooler than hitting up an art gallery while in costume.
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.
Brick Haus Art Collective
215 S. Woodrow Ln
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.
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 8th.
In partnership with Denton's Day of the Dead Festival, the PAAC is presenting an exhibition of traditional altars to honor departed loved ones and ancestors. The exhibition is free in the Gough Gallery and will be available for viewing until November 8th.
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W Mulberry St.
This trivia and margarita hotspot has amazing pyrography by Jeremy Sale depicting baseball heros, and amazing paintings from Light and Orbock Art.
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 Lightwell Gallery
Art Building (1st floor)
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 Union Gallery
Student Union Building (2nd floor)
1155 Union Cir
On October 31, the Union Gallery is switching exhibitions to display Take Me Home by Nickolai Lanier. There will be a reception for Lanier's B.F.A. exhibition on November 4th from 5pm - 7pm. His works will be viewable until Nov. 17.
Header image by Brittany Keeton