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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It’s this week y’all! Check out the gallery show opening at SCRAP Denton. Artwork illustration on dictionary pages – plus beer and a make and take valentine craft!
First Friday is a monthly event that happens in downtown Denton. Many businesses are open late and host gallery openings, music, sales, and other family friendly fun. Check out www.firstfridaydenton.com for more information and like us on Facebook.
Join us for a special Steampunk edition of First Friday Denton on Feb 7th, 2014. Our featured art of the evening include metal sculptures by Daren Fagen, Beaded jewelry by Terri Richards and Steampunk jewelry by Debbie Waldrop. Daren, Debbie and Terri will be on hand to talk about their art and do some demonstrating of some of their techniques.
Our music starts at 7 with the sounds of singer/ songwriter, Daniel Ziegler followed at 7:45 by The New Rainbows. Daniel’s music is from the heart and his lyrics are inspired by nature and his surroundings. He performs in a variety of styles: from rock to acoustic performances and teaches songwriting as well as guitar. The New Rainbows are an eclectic group composed of the very accomplished Alyse Hashi on flute and Robert Hokamp on guitar.
Bailey Parrish, our “dollar a minute” sketch artist will be on hand to draw your portrait. The average portrait time is about 20 minutes. We will have our community art project which will also have a Steampunk twist. Feel free to dress in steampunk theme. Think Victorian meets industrial age meets Wild Wild West and sprinkle on a little Star Trek borg.
Grab that aviator hat with goggles, vest and bowtie, corset or top hat and come on down to the studio. Best Steampunk Costume wins $20 gift certificate from the studio. (Note: You don’t have to dress up to attend.) Grab a friend and come join the fun.
It’s First Friday again!
What a month we had here in Denton, Texas, from Friday to Friday we had all kinds of cold weather, ice and more ice. A rescheduled December First Friday event – for the first time ever – highlighted a December that goes down in history as the twelfth coldest on average since record keeping began.
This Friday is on schedule, dry and relatively reasonable temperatures should bring out those of us who’ve survived the weather, the parties, the holiday and the new year … for a first helping of what the First Friday 2014 has to offer.
Be sure to let us know what you’re up to this First Friday, and if you have any special plans in your store, gallery, restaurant or other business.