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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.
E.T. and the Dreamcatchers
Get Ready Denton! It’s time to make your way by A Creative Art STUDIO Friday, August 1st. You are invited to join the studio for a celebration of the arts with music and Art Opening at A Creative Art STUDIO. The event begins at 7:00 pm with E.T. and the Dreamcatchers, The Dream Catchers is a collaboration of cover songs/mash-ups and original compositions by singer-songwriter Erin Thelen. Inspired by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and Nickel Creek, The Dreamcatchers focus on haunting harmonies mixed with percussive elements. This soulful, folk, and acoustic group of UNT music students and alumnus enjoys performing in the Denton community.
Following the Dreamcatchers, will be the performance of The Fleurettes, comprised of musicians Alexandra Tayara and Richard Haskins. Alexandria and Richard will perform individually as well as a duet.
Featured Artist of the month is printmaker and mixed media artist Crystal Nelson. Crystal teaches art in Lewisville ISD as well at the studio. Come see her latest work and other work carried by the studio, listen to music, do some art or just hang out and make some new friends.