Join us for this very fun First Friday Denton event at A Creative Art STUDIO. This month we welcome Spring with our Spring inspired Art Show featuring a variety of artists from the studio and the music of Fritz Schwalm followed by Warren Jackson Hearne. Fritz returns to the studio flying solo this time. This singer/songwriter and band leader is always a favorite performer of the studio. He describes his music as rock, alterative-rock, roots, and indie. His soulful writing along with his guitar creates a perfect harmony. First time performing at the studio is Warren Jackson Hearne. Warren comes from strong musical roots in that his parents toured in the Roy Clark Band and his father often performed on Hee Haw. He began following in their footsteps at a very young age and has played with several bands and toured the country. Our art activity for the evening involves a spring-based painting and collage activity. Also for $5 you can create your own small painting on a canvas to take home and treasure. Robin Huttash, gallery and studio owner, will be demonstrating the process of watercolor batik, an art process that uses wax as a resist and watercolor paints on rice paper.
8:30 Music by Warren Jackson Hearne
7:15 Music by Fritz Schwalm
Watercolor Batik by Robin Huttash
Watercolor Batik Cactus by Robin Huttash
Steampunk Art Costume Contest Art Project Music
Join A Creative Art STUDIO for this very fun First Friday Denton event It is their 2nd Annual Steampunk First Friday. Steampunk art refers art that is inspired by industrial Western civilization during the 19th century and most often incorporates the use of metal with a mechanical theme. Other materials found in Steampunk art include glass, paper, leather or wood. Our music for the evening are the very accomplished Tanya Schwoch followed by Denton’s own Drew Phelps. Our featured artist of the month is Metal Artist Daren Fagan. Daren works in reclaimed recycled metals and has a passion for kinetic art and often includes springs and balanced suspended pieces. If you are a person who likes costumes be sure and enter our steampunk theme costume contest. Prizes for the best two costumes will be given. If you don’t like to dress up, it will be fun to see what people come up with. We will have artists who also create steampunk inspired artwork in the studio with special tables set up in the studio part of the gallery. A community art canvas project will be set up for everyone paint. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO. 227 W Oak, Suite 101 Denton, Texas. 76201 940 442-1251 acreativeartstudio.com
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I just received this nice video from Christopher Schlumpf who has the website “Everyone’s a Story,” and I thought it did a very good job of shouting out the secret that is Denton, Texas.
We will be announcing an open meeting for those interested in having input into the direction of First Friday Denton, as well as a simple meet and greet for those wondering just exactly what First Friday Denton is all about and who is behind “the digital curtain.” Stay tuned!
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This First Friday Denton A Creative Art STUDIO brings TRIPLE the fun to one of our favorite art spots in Denton.
Purl Snap Shirts
Music starts at 7 pm with musicians Chuck Voellinger and Chris Veon as Trotline who will be performing an acoustic set. At 7:30 guitarist and singer songwriter Fritz Schwalm takes stage. Fritz is also the leader of the Denton group Uver who you might have heard at Twilight tunes or the studio. Starting at 8:30 is the rock steady Purl Snap Shirts perform. Members Joe Stack and Garrett Phelps describe themselves as musicians who are “guitar playing, lyric singing; born to the wolves, and raised among the various communities of Denton, Texas.” Many of the artists have new work on display as we move into the fall season. Art demonstrations and a fall themed community art painting will be also taking place at the studio. Grab a friend and come join the fun.
A Creative Art STUDIO has a fun evening planned for First Friday Denton. Be sure and head that way September 5, 7 – 10 pm. Their music is kicked at 7 pm by local singer songwriter Rachel Yeatts. Her music has been described as a mix between Hank Williams and Emmylou Harris and she has recently released her first CD, Paradise Mountain, a compilation of original songs written and sung by Ms. Yeatts.
Following Rachel, Oui Bis, a local group of musicians comprised of Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn, takes the stage. This group features a variety of styles of music including the American Old Time tradition as well as Irish, Scottish and English folk dance music. Their performance will include a mix of Old Standards (that is to say jazz from the early to mid 20th century), Latin American jazz tunes of various sorts, Balkan and Slavic tunes and a handful of original tunes that might lean heavily on all of the above.
This month Daren Fagan, metal artist, and Tina Alvarez, photographer and painter will be on hand to demonstrate art techniques. Daren has planned a make and take using metal. Bailey Parrish, the dollar a minute sketch artist will be on hand to do sketch portraits. You can also join in the creating of the community painting. Grab a friend and come join the fun.