Greater Denton Arts Council

current exhibitions


Carol Rowley,  Heron Hiding , watercolor

Carol Rowley, Heron Hiding, watercolor

Merging Visions
Presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets Assembly
June 7-September 14
Meadows Gallery
RECEPTION
Friday, June 7, 6-8 PM

The Visual Arts Society of Texas collaborates with the Denton Poets’ Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original art work and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This exhibition is held at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center with part of the exhibit traveling to various library locations. Learn more at vastarts.org and dentonpoetsassembly.com



 

upcoming 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.


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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.


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 

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.