Greater Denton Arts Council

current exhibitions


 Detail of  TERESA LARRABEE,  The Barbaras  , 5 stoneware, acrylic, broom bristles, crayon, bows

Detail of TERESA LARRABEE, The Barbaras, 5 stoneware, acrylic, broom bristles, crayon, bows

Interlude | UNT MFA Exhibition
Presented in partnership with the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Thursday, May 10, 5 - 7 PM
May 11 – 26, 2018

Interlude is the exhibition of third year Master of Fine Arts students from the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. Fourteen students are participating in the exhibition showing works from the following concentrations: ceramics, drawing and painting, fibers, metalsmithing and jewelry, photography, and sculpture.


upcoming exhibitions 


  JASON LEE,  Hwy 90 West of Comstock - March 31  , 2018

JASON LEE, Hwy 90 West of Comstock - March 31, 2018

A Plain View - Photographs from Texas
By Jason Lee
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Saturday, June 2, 6 - 8 PM
June 2 - August 25, 2018

A special exhibition for the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas featuring a selection of large-scale prints from the recently published book A PLAIN VIEW, Photographs from Texas.

  COLBY PARSONS,  Oval Cylinder with Triangle Grid

COLBY PARSONS, Oval Cylinder with Triangle Grid

Structured Light
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception | Friday, June 8, 6 - 8 PM
June 8 -  August 25, 2018

Texas Woman's University Associate Professor Colby Parsons explores the relationship between ceramics, light, and shadows in his exhibition Structured Light. 

 

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 Bere  t , 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

 

 

annual exhibitions

 Detail of  ERIN FURIMSKY,  Her Labor  , 2017; one of 70 works featured in the 2018  Materials: Hard + Soft  exhibition

Detail of ERIN FURIMSKY, Her Labor, 2017; one of 70 works featured in the 2018 Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition

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. 

Related Events: Artist Workshop with Chris Cunningham: Ceramic Face Wall Hangings | March 10

 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 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
Opening Reception | Thursday, April 5, 5 - 7 PM
April 6 - 28, 2018

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

 

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.