Greater Denton Arts Council

current exhibitions


Detha Watson,  Mermaid  , part of  The Art of Collection

Detha Watson, Mermaid, part of The Art of Collection

The Art of Collecting: The Collection of Mark and Kathy Lieberman
September- December 15, 2019
Festival Hall
RECEPTION
Friday, October 4, 7-9 PM

The Art of Collecting is curated out of the private collection of Mark and Kathy Lieberman. The Lieberman’s collection features a wide variety of art from 19th century Norwich School artists like John Berney Ladbrooke to contemporary American artist Detha Watson and contemporary Chinese artists Tie-Feng Jiang and Ting Shao Kuang.


Augustine Uzor,  Timeless ,  oil on panel

Augustine Uzor, Timeless, oil on panel

30 UNDER 30 presented by First State Bank
Exhibition is October 4 - December 15, 2019
Opening Reception, October 4, 7-9 PM.

Denton is a town filled with amazing young talent, from students at the local universities to artists with no formal training, we are lucky to have these creative young people in our town. GDAC with sponsorship from First State Bank wants to showcase these young artists under 30 years of age, connecting them with our supportive community.

Artists have been selected and notified via email.


details of work by Annette Lawrence

details of work by Annette Lawrence

More Time
Annette Lawrence
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

October 4 - December 15, 2019
Opening reception, October 4, 7 - 9 PM

Annette Lawrence’s studio practice is characterized by transforming raw data into drawings, objects, and installations. The data accounts for and measures everyday life. Her subjects of inquiry range from body cycles, to ancestor portraits, music lessons, unsolicited mail, and journal keeping. She addresses questions of text as image, and the relationship between text and code. Her work is grounded in examining what counts, how it is counted, and who is counting. Her process is one of making and unmaking, looking, waiting, recognizing things that go unannounced and remain steady, continuous, and unremarkable on the surface, but hold magic over time.


upcoming exhibitions


Women: Art, Activism, & Attitude
BFA Photography Exhibition

Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
December 17, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Opening reception, December 21, 6-8 PM.

Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography students from the University of North Texas present Women: Art, Activism, & Attitude. The exhibition celebrates the culmination of the students work towards their BFA degree.

Artists featured include: Brionna Watkins, Zoe Martinez, Ana Dria, Erika Nina Suarez, Haleigh King, and Kaitlyn Reiser


annual exhibitions


Detail of MARIE BUTLER’S Black Noise, 2016; one of 68 works featured in the 2019 Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition

Detail of MARIE BUTLER’S Black Noise, 2016; one of 68 works featured in the 2019 Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition

33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
February 7 - May 9, 2020

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 33rd 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. 


Installation view of the Youth Art Month exhibit

Installation view of the Youth Art Month exhibit

Youth Art Month: Recent Works by Denton ISD Elementary Students
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
March 8 - March 23, 2019

National Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. Families and children can enjoy the work of Denton Independent School District Elementary school students in this delightful exhibition. Selected 2019 exhibition theme:

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

-Maya Angelou


Image from the 2018 Annual Denton High Schools Art Show

Image from the 2018 Annual Denton High Schools Art Show

Outside the Box
Emerging Artists: Annual Denton High Schools Art Show

Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
April 4 - April 27 2019

Discover the works of talented, emerging artists in our community featuring the recent works of Denton Independent School District high school art students.


MPAC x gdac |FALL 2019

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.

Detail Image: Reanna DiPaolo,  Coupons , gallery wrapped painting done in acrylic 36x48 inches.

Detail Image: Reanna DiPaolo, Coupons, gallery wrapped painting done in acrylic 36x48 inches.

Crescendo
Reanna DiPaolo

Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
August 20 - December 2019 


DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER

Throughout the year GDAC partners with the Discover Denton Welcome Center and AccessBank Texas to highlight local Denton artists at their location on the Historic Denton Courthouse-on-the-Square District. The welcoming point for our city, this partnership helps share what Denton loves, art and culture, with all our visitors.

Image:  Mia Harris ,   Evolving Rainbow  , acyrlic, 16x20

Image: Mia Harris, Evolving Rainbow, acyrlic, 16x20

Fluid Expressions
Mia Harris
Discover Denton Welcome Center, Access Art Alley
October 22, 2019 - February 2020


EMBASSY SUITES

GDAC and Embassy Suites have partnered to showcase our talented city in two exhibitions spaces in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel & Denton Convention Center.
One space near the Houlihan’s Restaurant highlights Denton-centric artwork by local artists. The other space, the hall on the way to the pool, is the space were our friends at Calhoun Middle School share their amazing artistic talents!

image: Nel Dorn Byrd, Campus Theatre, watercolor

image: Nel Dorn Byrd, Campus Theatre, watercolor

Nel Dorn Byrd
October 2019 - February 2020

Image: Students and families views works at the May 2019 exhibition opening

Image: Students and families views works at the May 2019 exhibition opening

Calhoun Middle School Exhibition
November 2019 - March 2020
Reception: November 7, 2019


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.