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.
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.
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.
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.