Say goodbye to the Texas Floods, and hello to huge crowds this First Friday in Denton, Texas!
After almost a solid month of rain, we’re drying out just in time for the first First Friday of summer 2015. Denton was known for summers that are a bit more laid back than the seasons during university school years, but nowadays with all the activities around Downtown Denton, the students living in Denton year-round, the slower pace is hardly noticeable as it used to be.
First Friday Denton is the original event created to highlight Denton businesses that cater to people interested in the things that make Denton unique – art, music, food, artisans and entertainment of all sorts.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL FIND THIS FRIDAY:
Please join us this Friday, June 5 from 5:30-7:30 for our public reception for Life Through the Lens: Pictures That Tell a Story by Joe Clark and Junebug Clark. We will remain open until 9pm for First Friday Denton Texas. Events are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
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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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Here is a bit of information about the show SCRAP will have in our Re:Vision Gallery that opens on July 5th.
The Denton Public Library is working with teens to create creative reuse art for SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery. Ordinary pizza boxes will be transformed through paint, collage and other techniques into wonderful works of art. Come and see how creative, innovative and resourceful these kids can be!
Be inspired to create your own work of art and shop in our retail store for materials of your own. SCRAP will be open until 9 with refreshments, shopping and the opening of this unique reuse art show.
Spring is almost here and A Creative Art STUDIO is hearing music in the air. Guitar music to be exact. This First Friday we celebrate the noble Guitar with three Guitarists from the Metroplex. Starting at 7:00 we present Denton’s own Doug Raney.
Doug has been playing the guitar for 40 years and indicated that his own musical influences range from the amazing flamenco of Paco de Lucia to the lightning-fast flat picking of Jerry Reed; from the classical wonders of John Williams to the street savvy blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Following Doug, Fort Worth, Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich will perform. He classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface. Originally from Long Island, New York, Darrin grew up listening to a lot of music, (including bluegrass, Italian and Greek music, rock ‘n’ roll) and has been playing the guitar since the age of 12. Mark Brandt, Dallas resident, also joins the line – up. Mark first picked up a guitar at the age of 13. Two decades later, armed with a diverse array of influences and experiences, he’s writing music that resonates with passion,
aggression, beauty, and an undeniable flow of energy.
Photographer, Lily Mirsky, is the featured artist of the month. Originally from Riga, Latvia, she came to the USA in 1980 to pursue her dream of living in a free country. She feels that the art of presenting the beauty of the world through the eye of the camera has unlimited potential.
Each month the studio provides a community art project for all to work on. This month a mosaic will be created using small pieces of colored glass and other materials. Artist demonstrations will also be taking place at the studio. Grab and friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.
Friday February 1, First Friday @ Banter Bistro
6pm – Alex Blair – awesome jazz vocalist with Austin Byrd on keys!
8pm – The Future Eyes
“The Future Eyes were formed in 2011 as four friends came together to put a live sound to the extensive catalog of Denton based singer/songwriter Kelbe Schrank (pronounced, “shronk”), including two previous self-produced albums. The result has been an entirely new true collaborative effort, with Schrank still the primary songwriter, but with new found energy and a dynamic genre-bending sound; an amalgam of indie rock and folk with veins of blues and funk streaking through. With the bold beats and rich harmonies of James Grisham, evocative bass lines of John Oliviera and soaring guitar crescendos of Jason Cook, The Future Eyes leave contrails across the minds of listeners.”
10pm – Ellie Meyer – “Ellie Meyer is an up and coming artist into the music scene, with vocals and song lyrics that will make you want to listen for more. All of her songs are based on life experiences and inspirations that either Ellie, herself, or those around her have experienced”, DentonRadio.com
Also we have an art exhibit of sketches by local artist Bryan Kelly. The show represents one year of daily sketches by Denton based illustrator Bryan Kelly. This collection includes all 365 sketches posted between February 10th 2011 and February 10th 2012. These sketches were initially posted, with captions, on his website, bryankellyillustrations.com and on his facebook account also called Bryan Kelly Illustrations. Bryan continues to post sketches five times a week, Monday through Friday. The Friday sketch is presented as a full color illustration.