Join A Creative Art STUDIO for music, art and fun during First Friday Denton, April 4, 7 – 10 pm. This month their music is provided by Oui Bis, a group of local musicians that feature 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. Members of the group include Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn.
Be sure and check out their new art show featuring Denton resident, Aurora Cabrera. AURORA is primarily a self taught artist. She was born and raised in Oaxaca, the Mexican contemporary art mecca. Aurora approaches her artwork with passion and intensity. She sees the world through brilliant colors. She creates bold painted furniture, vibrant watercolors, mixed media, and shadow boxes. She paints what she loves – nature and Mexican symbolism. Today she is a Denton resident, creating at home and raising her boys. “I have been dancing for 23 years with my art and my family, always putting my family first, but my art is part of me”.
Bailey Parrish returns as A Creative Art STUDIO’s $1 a minute portrait artist and Crystal Nelson and Tina Alvarez demonstrates art techniques.
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“Putting ART in the HeART of Denton”
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Here are some images from First Friday Denton last week. Enjoy!
For the businesses who are a part of First Friday Denton, or want to be a part of the ongoing First Friday Denton event – FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY IN APRIL! We have myself and Heather Gregory that you can contact with your First Friday announcements, and that can be done through the CONTACT page.
We are constantly looking for new participants, and your business will benefit from participating. There is no cost (memberships / website listings / coop advertising) to be part of the First Friday Denton event, and the event continues every first Friday of the month all year long!
You’ll want to also keep an eye on the First Friday Denton facebook page, as things sometimes appear there before they appear here. If you are also up on Google+, there is a Google+ page for First Friday Denton.
Our next First Friday is right around the corner, Friday April 4, just three weeks away.
What a perfect weekend to have Sam Baker perform at A Creative Art STUDIO. It’s the storytelling festival in Denton and this singer-songwriter is a story teller. Folk Music has played a key role in American History: carrying the stories from community to community and generation to generation. Sam blends the traditional enduring folk songs with up to date folk selections from across America, Canada and around the world. Sam combines rich history, compelling stories and fun music for all ages and he will be performing at A Creative Art STUDIO from 7 – 9 pm.
Art also tells stories, about the artist, the viewer and the world and this month Tina Alvarez will be our featured artist of the month.
“Having worked in Alaska for four summers and traveled extensively in Hawaii and New Zealand, I often see images in some of my art as glacial melt and black sand beaches. But I love for others to use their imagination and let the images speak to them….. I love color and paint intuitively and my creations always surprise me…” Tina Alvarez
Bailey Parrish, our “Dollar a Minute” sketch artist will be on hand to do a sketch of
you or your loved one. The average sketch takes about 20 minutes. Crystal Nelson will be demonstrating her special techniques for her artwork and we will have a community art painting for all to work on. Come join the fun just off the square at 227 W Oak Street better know as A Creative Art STUDIO!
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Brand-It Popmart by Ron English
Mar 3 2014 (All day) – Mar 8 2014 (All day)
What: New York based painter, designer and street artist Ron English, a University of North Texas alumnus, will be in Denton presenting a week-long site-specific installation that explores advertising and agribusiness as a part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series. At the end of the week, gallery visitors will be able to obtain a piece of artwork at the Barter Market, which gives a piece of art in return for a donation of a needed item for the Denton County Friends of the Family nonprofit group.
When: March 4-8 (Tuesday–Saturday); Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. On Saturday March 8, the gallery will be open special hours for the Barter Market, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., Denton
What else: Artist’s reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. March 7 (Friday).Barter Market is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 (Saturday). At the Barter Market, gallery visitors can bring in items such as non-perishable food or toiletries to exchange for items from the exhibition.
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — University of North Texas alumnus Ron English, a New York- based painter, designer and street artist, will present a week-long site-specific installation March 4-8 (Tuesday-Sunday) in Denton. The installation examines truth in advertising and agribusiness while reinterpreting product packaging and in-store signage. Gallery visitors will be able to view the exhibit and have a chance to take away an art piece at the Barter Market on Saturday.
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