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Join us for First Friday Denton this Friday, May 1st, 7 – 9 pm.
Come hear the sounds of Steve Horn and Leon Peek. They will be performing behind the studio in our “backyard”. We will have a fun community art project, refreshments and some shopping. As you know, there was a fire in the apartment above our gallery on March 15th and at this time we are still waiting for repairs to be completed. We are thinking that we will be back in our building by June but hoping it will be in May. Hope you can join us for our outdoor event.
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.
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.
A Creative Art Studio and Gallery
“Putting ART in the HeART of Denton”
Happy Birthday A Creative Art STUDIO. They are celebrating their 4 year anniversary with a make up First Friday Denton and a rescheduled 2nd Annual Festivus on Saturday. This year on December 13th First Friday Denton collides with the Wassailfest, an event put on my participating merchants located in Denton’s downtown area. Be sure and stop by the studio to try their Wassail and celebrate their birthday. Kristie Hunger is the featured artist of the month and several other artists will be on hand with a special selection of unique art gifts just in time for holiday shopping. The 2nd annual A Creative Art STUDIO Festivus starts Saturday, Dec 14, from 10 – 7 pm. Come shop, celebrate life. Music starts at 1 pm. Enjoy Birthday cake, cookies and hot chocolate while you meet some of the artists that make the art that you love. For a music schedule or additional information, be sure and check out their FACEBOOK.
Join A Creative Art STUDIO for an evening of music, art and fun. This month the music will be provided by Darrin Kobetich (Ft Worth) and Mark Brandt (Dallas). Both Darrin and Mark have performed at the studio and are a definite crowd pleaser. This month the studio “keeps it in the family” in that the featured artist of the month is Rosalie Kobetich, Darrin’s mother. She brings her western style to the studio featuring works in color pencils, watercolors, oil and graphite. The studio will have a collage community art project for all to work on as well as art demonstrations. Grab a friend and come join the fun at 227 W Oak Street.