Greater Denton Arts Council

current exhibitions


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SAM IVIE AND JONATHAN REYNOLDS
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
January 11 - March 23, 2019

This exhibit features the photography of Jonathan Reynolds and the paintings and drawings of Sam Ivie. This collaboration featuring Reynolds’ photographs along with Ivie’s images is the result of a plan to engage in more artist-organized two-person and group exhibits. Painted or drawn portraits have a unique way of functioning with landscape photography. Displayed alongside each other, the mediums of color photography and painting form a dynamic exhibit because of their differences. Both artists use photography, with the main variant being one’s work is photography and the other’s use of the medium is a means to an end. For Ivie, it is reference material he uses along with imagery he primarily invents; for Reynolds, it is the medium itself.

 

 


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

32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
February 1 - May 4, 2019

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 32nd 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. 

 

upcoming exhibitions


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Open HeARTS
March 29-May 18, 2019
RECEPTION
Friday, March 29, 6-8 PM

Denton non-profits, Greater Denton Arts Council and Friends with Benefits, have teamed up to put together a very special art show called Open HeARTS, exhibiting 2D artworks from local artists with disabilities.

Portion of all sales of the artwork will benefit the Denton State Supported Living Center.


 

annual exhibitions

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 | SPRING 2018

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: Cynthia Giron,  Raspberry Beret , acrylic, marker, collage, vinyl on paper

Detail Image: Cynthia Giron, Raspberry Beret, acrylic, marker, collage, vinyl on paper

Cynthia Giron
Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
February - May 2018

Cynthia Giron is a current Master of Fine Art in painting candidate at the University of North Texas and holds and Bachelor of Art from the University of St. Thomas in Houston Texas. She has held residency at SCRAP Denton and participated in classes at the Glassell School of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Arts League in Houston, Texas. Artwork courtesy of the artist.

"My work is about play; finding and discovering by means of adding and subtracting. Nothing is premeditated or planned, all results are found. I work fast and energetically, on at least 6 pieces at a time, moving back and forth, bouncing ideas around from one piece to the next. I use acrylic, pastels and a variety of markers to create. A recent addition to my arsenal is collage, the crisp cutout effect adds a new layer and dimension. My paintings while small in scale, hold and demand attention, they work from afar but are rewarding upon closer inspection." - Giron

 

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.