Greater Denton Arts Council

ABOUT THE EVENT

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE ARTS CENTER: TEXAS HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, FREE

The stars are big and bright at the PAAC as we dedicate the First Friday in March as a kick off to Texas History Month! As part of the evening, we are celebrating the progression of traditional to contemporary artistic practices of Texas. Enjoy family art activities, a marshmallow roast around the campfire, and much more! Presented in partnership with Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA)

schedule of events

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Tours and viewings of the new exhibition Composite of the Soul, featuring three emerging Texas artists: Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides
6:00 – 7:00 PM | Texas themed family art activities in the Arts Studio
6:30 – 7:00  PM | Sunset Campfire Stories with Tejas Storytellers, Peggy and Gene Helmick-Richardson (in the Sculpture Garden with marshmallow roasting!)
7:00 – 8:00 PM | Lecture by Rebecca Lawton: Mash Up! When Early Texas Art met Modernism
8:00 – 9:30 PM | Screening of Bottle Rocket, an inaugural film by Texas-born director Wes Anderson (rated R for language)

Enjoy tours and viewings of the new exhibition, Composite of the Soul from 6 - 7 PM (Image: Justin Archer, Loss as Gain)

Enjoy tours and viewings of the new exhibition, Composite of the Soul from 6 - 7 PM (Image: Justin Archer, Loss as Gain)

Join us for sunset campfire stories with the Tejas Storytellers, complete with a marshmallow roast from 6:30 - 7 PM (Image: Toasted, Kasumi Chow & Desiree Espada)

Join us for sunset campfire stories with the Tejas Storytellers, complete with a marshmallow roast from 6:30 - 7 PM
(Image: Toasted, Kasumi Chow & Desiree Espada)

End the evening with a special screening of Bottle Rocket by Texas-born filmmaker Wes Anderson from 8 - 9:30 PM

End the evening with a special screening of Bottle Rocket by Texas-born filmmaker Wes Anderson from 8 - 9:30 PM


ABOUT The Center for the Advancement and study of early texas art

CASETA’s Mission Statement
"The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history."

CASETA’s Mission and Values as defined by CASETA
The values for Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, which was organized in 2003, are as follows:

Promote: Creating serious interest, as well as enjoyment and appreciation of Early Texas Art among scholars, collectors, museums and the general public through the funding of programs, research, publications and through assistance in placing archives and artwork with public institutions whose missions are complementary to CASETA's goals.

Preservation: Recognizing the urgent need to save and conserve the art heritage of Texas in such a way that it is available to future generations for their enjoyment and study and taking proactive steps through advocacy to ensure that this occurs.

Study: Learning at all levels in order to discover new knowledge and interpretation of Early Texas Art.

Appreciation: Recognizing that Early Texas Art is significant or important.

Early Texas Art: art produced by artists who were born in and/or lived and worked in Texas through 40 years prior to the present date.

Texas Visual Arts: a creative work by an early Texas artist including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, watercolor and sculpture.

Texas History: A continuous inquiry into our relationship with the past.

Learn more at caseta.org