Greater Denton Arts Council

current 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
Tyrone Geter

Meadows Gallery, Patterson - Appleton Arts Center
September 8 - December 8, 2018
Opening Reception I Friday, September 7, 6 - 8 PM

September 8 - December 8, 2018

I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000 features 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.

Sponsored by:
PREMIER SPONSORS

TWU-College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Visual Arts
Mary Anne & David Alhadeff
In Memory of Mildred Hamilton by Hilton Hamilton & the Eaddy Family
Barbara & Ernie McCraw
Harold & Joanna G. Woodard
HEADLINE SPONSORS
Anonymous
EXHIBITION SPONSORS
John & Roni Beasley/Chevron Corporation
CONTRIBUTING EXHIBITION SPONSORS
AccessBank Texas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated-Omega Alpha Omega Chapter,, Councilman Gerard Hudspeth, Olivia Walker, Linda Creagh, Dennis & Gloria Stephens, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated-Tau Rho Omega Chapter.


 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. 


upcoming exhibitions

  PATRICIA SIMPSON , Neighborhoods #1,   2018

PATRICIA SIMPSON, Neighborhoods #1, 2018

Greater Denton Arts Council, Film Photographic, and Denton Camera Exchange presents
ON NORTH TEXAS
DFW Photographers

Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Friday, September 14, 6-8PM

September 15 - November 24, 2018

Film Photographic's Jason Lee and Denton Camera Exchange's Armand Kohandani have curated a list of 18 film photographers from the DFW area to capture images of the places and spaces that are important to them. Each artist will have two pieces on display during the exhibition.

Sponsored by Ilford Photo. 


 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

December 7 - February 15, 2019

Retired professor 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.

 

2019 EXHIBITIONS


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SAM IVIE AND JONATHAN REYNOLDS
Festival Hall

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.

 

 

 

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.