A Creative Art STUDIO is planning a special music and shopping evening. With Mother’s day right around the corner, the gallery and studio will have several artists on hand with special items that will make perfect gifts. The evening starts at 7 with the Dana Issac Trio followed by a local duo Pearl Snap Shirts. The Dana Issac Trio is composed of the musical couple Deke and Dana Issac along with keyboard player Rick Johnson. Both Rick and Deke attended University of North Texas in Jazz studies. Deke has played in such groups as The Atomic Antmens, Boojam Blues and toured with Johnny Taylor. Dana was in Jazz Singers with Paris Rutherford and both she and husband Deke often play with Dana’s father who has played with such greats as Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Jack Teagarden. Following the trio will be the rock steady PurlSnapShirts. Composed of Joe Stack and Garrett Phelps, the duo describes themselves as musicians who are “Guitar playing, lyric singing; born to the wolves, and raised among the various communities of Denton, Texas. Various art demonstrations and a community Art project using Collage will be taking place during the evening. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO. You can also find out more information on their facebook.
Join us for First Friday Denton at A Creative Art Studio. We will have live music and art from 7 to 10 p.m. Music is kicked off by Rachel Yeatts performing with Jerry Phillips, playing Americana, gospel and bluegrass. Rachel is a singer- songwriter who will perform her own special brand of music. Following Rachel, Lisa Markley and Bruce Balmer will perform. Lisa Markley is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is currently working on her master’s in jazz studies, while Bruce Balmer is a singer-songwriter who hails from New York. His credits include playing lead guitar for rock, jazz and country bands.
Denton artist and watercolorist, Aurora Cabrera, the studio’s featured artist of the month, will have paintings of brightly colored Mexican symbolism and flora on display. Come meet Aurora and other artists that have works in the gallery. Art demonstrations including metalwork, painting, jewelry and mixed media will take place in the new classroom area of the gallery. This will be the open house and grand opening for the newly designated space. Add your special artistic touch to the mosaic table started at last First Friday or the new community painting. A Creative Art STUDIO is located at 227 W Oak, Suite 101 just off the historic square of Denton, Texas. For more information please visit the website or their Facebook.
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.
Join us Friday, Feb 1st for First Friday Denton at A Creative Art STUDIO. Music will be provided by Jake Dester and friends followed by Link Chalon. Music starts at 7 pm and ends at 10. Crystal Nelson, artist, will be our featured artist of the month. Come meet Crystal and see what she has been making in her STUDIO. We will have a special Valentine Make a Shrine activity. For a small fee you can make that special person a Valentine Shrine. Alena Veteto will be demonstrating her jewelry skills and Tina Alvarez will be demonstrating Touch Painting. Robin Jansen, our 5 minute novelist will be back to write your story. Grab and friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.
Happy Birthday to A Creative Art STUDIO. Join us for this very special First Friday Denton, December 7th, 2012. At our First Friday “Festivus” we will also be celebrating our third year Anniversary. Happy Birthday A Creative Art STUDIO!. We start the fun at 7 pm with Ben and Pia Owens. Ben has been playing the guitar for about 20 years, sings, writes music and has performed in churches across the US and Japan under the name Two Tenors. Pia is originally from Lima, Peru and said that she has always been a closet singer. Following Ben and Pia, will be my favorite Celtic Ensemble, County Rexford. County Rexford also has some new members of his band and you are bound to love this group.
Our featured artists of the month is a lovely couple Daron and Angel Rogers. Come see their beautiful paintings and photography.
This month we will have a community painting that all can participate in as well as a $7 Make a Tin for the Holidays, provided by Crystal Nelson. There will also be some other art activities that you can participate in. Have limited time during the holidays for shopping. This will be a great time to do some special holiday shopping. Check out our holiday sales. Several of our artists will have additional handmade items for sale and be on hand to talk to you about their process. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.
A Creative Art STUDIO opens their door for another night filled with music and art at First Friday Denton, November 2, 2012 from 7 – 10:30 pm. Music starts at with with Link and Katherine Chalon, a local music group playing a variety of tunes. Darrin Kobetich, master guitarist, will begin playing around 8:15 followed by Mark Brandt. Darrin returns to the studio with his amazing guitar sounds but Darrin also performs in the DFW and Austin area and is based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
Featured Artist of the Month is Amy Carter-Ishmael, a North Texas printmaker and mixed media artist.
November 2nd is All Souls Day and Artist, Aurora Cabrera will be on hand to help you make a Calaveras artwork, a brightly decorated skull to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Crystal Nelson will be leading a Make and take session where you can make a small art shrine. ($7 for materials for art shrine) There will also be a community art collage that all can help create as well as many Artist demonstrations. Robin Jansen, the 5 minute novelist returns to write your story. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.