Exhibitions at the ARts Center | currently on view
Texas Watercolor Society presents the 68th Annual National Exhibit
Meadows and Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
June 10 - August 26, 2017
In 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society was founded with the mission to advance the art of painting in watercolors, and hold annual exhibitions of watercolor paintings. Today, more than 60 years later, TWS continues to promote the high standards set by its founders. As a national exhibit, TWS proudly takes its place among the elite watercolor organizations in the nation as they continue to exhibit and promote some of the of the best artists working in that unique and vibrant medium — watercolor.
Related Events: Call for Entries: 2017 National Exhibition | Jan 1 - April 1, 2017
Related Events: Free Public Demo | Monday, June 5, 6 - 8 PM
Related Events: Vibrant Reflection Watercolor Workshop | June 6 - 9, 9 AM - 4 PM
Recent Works by Amahigueré Dolo
presented in partnership with the Menil Collection
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
September 15 - December 2, 2017
Malian sculptor Amahigueré Dolo is internationally recognized for creating expressive wood forms and drawings on the crumpled surfaces of re-purposed cement paper. His installation Adouron Bew (Components of the World), 2007, is currently on view at The Menil Collection as his first presentation of work in an American museum and will travel to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center this fall. The exhibition will also feature work by Malian artist, Souleymane Ouologuem.
Related Events: ReCollecting Dogon at The Menil Collection | Feb 3 - July 9, 2017
AIDS Memorial Quilt
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, October 6, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
October 7 - December 9, 2017
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique work of international arts activism that reflects the worldwide scope and personal impact of the AIDS pandemic. It simultaneously functions as a living memorial, a form of political activism, and an intimate tribute to lives lost, and the largest collaborative artwork in the world. Devastatingly, 49,000 panels currently compose the quilt representing more than 94,000 names. Selected panels will be on rotational view at the Arts Center along with interactive AIDS Quilt Touch kiosk thanks to support from UT Dallas with The NAMES Project . Additional programs and events to be announced.
MPAC x gdac | spring 2017
Each semester, the Arts Council collaborates with the University of North Texas' College of Music and the Murchison Performing Arts Center to showcase and celebrate North Texas artists by exhibiting their works in the vast lobby leading to Margot & Bill Winspear Hall and the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
February 27 - June 17, 2017
truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square. Artwork courtesy of the artists and The Public Trust.
31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
February 3 - May 5, 2018
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.
The 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES is open, submit your work for consideration through September 29, 2017.
Arts Council exhibitions and educational programs are made possible through the support of the City of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the contributions of our generous members and community.