Welcome in the summer this Friday with music and art at A Creative Art STUDIO. This month our evening of Music will be provided by the Jesse Washmon Group. This wonderful Jazz group will be performing original music as well as some of the music of Jazz greats. Come check out our new art works from various artists in the gallery as well as our children’s art show. Music and art demonstrations will begin at 7. Also join in on our community art project. Grab a friend and come join the fun.
Summer is upon us, and that’s when the days get longer and the nights get cooler. This First Friday is no different, so be sure to come check out the happenings Friday, June 7, in Denton.
Rusty’s Taco is now open, and they were packed last night. Be sure to make the rounds and check them – and all the First Friday participants – out tomorrow evening.
We do have one less business, as Cellar 22 is now closed. As is typical in any area; with loss comes gain, and we can’t wait to see what comes next for that location on Hickory street. There’s a lot happening down Hickory, and there’s a lot still to happen along that strip of buildings, so take a stroll down that way, or walk off the Rusty’s Taco Friday evening!
If your business is part of the First Friday event, please feel free to let us know what you’re up to tomorrow! Summertime is the right time to get involved with First Friday Denton if you’ve been thinking about being a part of First Friday – with your business, or as a volunteer, or a creative content volunteer provider.
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.
Cherry Kandy be celebrating our First Anniversary of being open on Friday March 1st. Come by for a fun evening of shopping, sales, crafting and door prizes! We will be offering 20% off store wide. Drop your name in the drawing for a $10 Cherry Kandy Gift Certificate and enjoy some yummy snacks brought to you by Cherry Kandy & SCRAP.
- Cherry Kandy is located inside SCRAP, and was featured last year – HERE.
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.