Greater Denton Arts Council

current exhibitions


 AMIE ADELMAN,   Separating IV  , 2013

AMIE ADELMAN, Separating IV, 2013

UNDER TENSION
Amie Adelman
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Friday, September, 7, 6-8 PM

September 8 - December 15, 2018

UNT Professor and Fibers Program Coordinator Amie Adelman returns to GDAC for the first time since completing her installation in Festival Hall's Foyer last fall. Adelman showcases her mastery of fibers on canvas and in the space, exploring patterns and colors. 


 Detail:   Lessie Rose   by Barbara McCraw

Detail: Lessie Rose by Barbara McCraw

Greater Denton Arts Council and Denton Black Film Festival presents
LIFE STORIES TOLD THROUGH QUILTS

The Quilts of Barbara McCraw
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Thursday, December 6, 6 PM - 8 PM

December 7 - February 15, 2019

Retired teacher and pathologist Barbara McCraw is a Master Quilter whose pieces have been exhibited across North America and Europe. She has created quilts celebrating figures like Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Obamas. Her pieces are in numerous collections including the Smithsonian, the Denton County African-American museum, the Denton County Courthouse museum, the University of Michigan and North Carolina Central University.

 

upcoming 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. 


 

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 2018 exhibition theme:

Creativity is intelligence having fun
- Albert Einstein

 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.