Greater Denton Arts Council

current 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.

All prints are for sale and the GDAC does have a number of signed copies of A PLAIN VIEW for sale onsite. 


  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. 


 Selections from   God's World As I See It   by  Paul Gray

Selections from God's World As I See It by Paul Gray

God's World As I See It
Festival Hall, Patterson - Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Friday, June 6, 6 - 8 PM
June 8 - August 25, 2018

Paul Gray shares his worldwide travels with over 50 images of nature scenes, animals, and architecture.


upcoming exhibitions 

 
 Detail:   Swinging from the Gates of Heaven   by Tyrone Geter

Detail: Swinging from the Gates of Heaven by Tyrone Geter

I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000
Meadows Gallery, Patterson - Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Friday, September 7, 6 - 8 PM

I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000 features ten works by renowned Columbia, South Carolina artist Tyrone Geter. In his works Geter explores the struggles and hardships women of color have to face globally. Geter’s pieces are inspired his mother and her life of dealing with the racism, intolerance, and poverty of 20th century in America. Geter’s works celebrate women and their stories by making them the focal point of his pieces, but avoids the objectification of his female subjects. 


 AMIE ADELMAN,   Separating IV  , 2013

AMIE ADELMAN, Separating IV, 2013

AMIE ADELMAN
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Friday, September, 7, 6-8 PM

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. 

 

annual exhibitions

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

 

 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

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. 

 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
April 2019

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.