Greater Denton Arts Council

PAST EXHIBITIONS AT THE ARTS CENTER

Detail of Karen Jacobi, The Lion, 2016 Corky Stuckenbruck Best of Show Award

Detail of Karen Jacobi, The Lion, 2016 Corky Stuckenbruck Best of Show Award

VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
January 14 - February 25, 2017, FREE

The Visual Arts Society of Texas created this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried art work from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 125 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. This exhibition currently takes place in the Gough Gallery, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at vastarts.org


Detail of Propagation Ex Nihilo, Yun Jung "Yuni" Lee, 2016

Detail of Propagation Ex Nihilo, Yun Jung "Yuni" Lee, 2016

Yun Jung "Yuni" Lee: Telergy Telemetry
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
November 12 - December 16, 2016, FREE

Yun Jung "YunI" Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea she came to America with high passion, and an eagerness to further her artistic expression. She has a diverse art-making practice, but she is committed to making art about color, shape, and pattern. She studies color and pattern to learn about different cultures and nature. She received a BA in Art and Performance from to the University of Texas at Dallas and MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of North Texas in May 2016. She has participated in group and collaborative exhibitions in Texas and is currently teaching foundation courses at the University of North Texas. She lives and works in Denton, Texas. Artwork courtesy of the artist and Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at yunjunglee.com


Image detail: New Teen Titans, Issue 15, Page 9, 1982, Marv Wolfman & George Perez, 10.75 x 15.5

Image detail: New Teen Titans, Issue 15, Page 9, 1982, Marv Wolfman & George Perez, 10.75 x 15.5

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
September 17 - December 10, 2016
$5 Special Exhibition Admission; FREE for GDAC members, current students, children 12 & under

From classic D.C. and Marvel heroes to independent artists and graphic novelists, today comic art surrounds us in print, toys, films, and online. But how do such artists create the heroes of tomorrow? This interactive exhibition brings together original illustrations, published works, scripts and sketches to explore the history and future of comic production. Enjoy a selection of works from comic masters Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, including such beloved characters as Superman and Silver Surfer. With a “behind-the scenes” focus on how comics are made, visitors of all ages can create their own comics in hands-on maker stations or enjoy their favorite comics in our reading lounge. This exhibition is sponsored in part by More Fun Comics and Games, Freaks and Geeks, The Bearded Monk, Rose Costumes, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Denton,


Installation view of Randy Guthmiller exhibition

Installation view of Randy Guthmiller exhibition

Works by Randy Guthmiller
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
September 2 - December 8, 2016, FREE

Searching for openness. Seeking multiplicity.

Randy Guthmiller is an artist and educator based in Dallas, TX. He is founder of DALLAS ZINE PARTY, a super cool annual celebration of zines and DIY culture and SHAPE ZINES, a small publishing house focusing on artist made micro-publications. He is a member of ArtBeef, collective behind the alternative art space Beefhaus. Guthmiller's work has been included in exhibitions at The Power Station,  The Reading Room, Beefhaus, WARE:WOLF:HAUS, The Safe Room, Black Lodge, and Alabama Song. Guthmiller has also lead projects with institutions such as Nasher Sculpture Center, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, The Menil Collection, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Perot.
Learn more at
randyguthmiller.com


Detail of NO HAY PEDO (Canary) by Giovanni Valderas, 2016

Detail of NO HAY PEDO (Canary) by Giovanni Valderas, 2016

Giovanni Valderas: Conspicuous Craft
Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Opening Reception, Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3 - 6 PM at Brick Haus Collective, Artist Talk 3:30 PM
August 30 - December 4, 2016, FREE

This fall, the Greater Denton Arts Council and Brick Haus Collective proudly present a simultaneous showing of works by artist Giovanni Valderas. Valderas’ sculptural paintings present images and iconography that draw on his Latin American heritage. His works investigate identity, family, and most recently, address the social implications of gentrification in southwest Dallas. In his series Forged Utopia, Valderas creates public installations of piñata-like billboards that mimic real estate signage, but with phrases of common Spanish slang that, when placed in context, cryptically comment on the changing landscape they inhabit. A selection of his paintings will be shown at the Murchison, while an installation of his billboards will be displayed outdoors in the Brick Haus Collective green space.


Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, October 7, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
October 8 - November 2, 2016, FREE

In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Días de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed. Altars are built at the home of the families of the deceased, presenting offerings such as food, drink, flowers, incense and personal items to welcome the spirits of loved ones. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar.


2016 Denton Independent Motorcycle Show at the PAAC

2016 Denton Independent Motorcycle Show at the PAAC

Denton Independent Motorcycle Show
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
October 14 - 15, 2016, FREE
Friday viewing, October 14, 5 - 11 PM
Saturday viewing, October 15, 10 AM - Midnight

The Denton Independent Motorcycle show is part festival, part pop-up art show, and entirely free and open to the public. The heart of the event will showcase motorcycles that have been transformed from mass market vehicles or discarded wrecks into unique expressions of the individual builder. Highlighting the energy, excitement, and dedication that goes into customizing these two-wheeled works of art, the show will be a reflection of the vivacity so prominent throughout the Denton community. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to support the Greater Denton Arts Council. Learn more at dentonmotorcycleshow.com


Stryker Fort Worth, High Skip; Charles Cook Collection

Stryker Fort Worth, High Skip; Charles Cook Collection

The Texas Cowboy: Historic Photos from the Charles Cook Collection
presented in partnership with the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
August 13 - September 24, 2016, FREE

Be transported to life on the range with historic cowboy photography from the collection of Charles Cook. Including images by legendary photographer Erwin E. Smith, the exhibition will also feature vintage saddles and leatherwork from Weldon’s Saddle Shop and Bell & Oak. Take a look inside the exhibition with our Texas Cowboy Exhibit Brochure.


Detail of Robin Butt, Mendicino, CA, 2015

Detail of Robin Butt, Mendicino, CA, 2015

27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
August 13 - September 3, 2016, FREE

The Visual Arts Society of Texas sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. 
Learn more at vastarts.org


Detail of Ghosts of Saturn by Benjamin Terry

Detail of Ghosts of Saturn by Benjamin Terry

Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
June 8 - August 31, 2016, FREE

Benjamin Terry’s recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art’s Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College. 
Learn more at benjaminjterry.com


Detail of Storms on the Horizon by Bob Chilton

Detail of Storms on the Horizon by Bob Chilton

International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
May 6 – July 29, 2016, FREE

Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton with photographs of the ocean, images of nature, and pictures of real life. Chilton is eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.  His constant fascination arouses a passion to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night’s beauty. What he discovers evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience. Learn more at bobchilton.com

Discover the stories behind Bob's camera in an exclusive GDAC interview!
 


Detail of Civil War Bride by Charlote Rutland and Doris Eckelberry

Detail of Civil War Bride by Charlote Rutland and Doris Eckelberry

Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
June 17 - July 29, 2016, FREE

Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s and quickly became one of the most popular quilting styles far beyond Baltimore. These exquisite pieces are made up of a number of appliquéd blocks, each with a different design and motif. This exhibition features Baltimore Album Quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild which were often designed by the makers, although antique quilts and patterns from the past and present served as inspiration. The complexity of the designs in the quilts demonstrates the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of each of them as they are all destined to become family heirlooms. Learn more at dentonquiltguild.org


Installation view of VAST Merging Visions 2016

Installation view of VAST Merging Visions 2016

Merging Visions: Visual Arts Society of Texas & Denton Poet's Assembly
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
April 15 – June 4, 2016, FREE

The Visual Arts Society of Texas collaborates with the Denton Poets’ Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original art work and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This exhibition is held at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center with part of the exhibit traveling to various library locations. Learn more at vastarts.org and dentonpoetsassembly.com


Detail of Texan at the Beach by Mick Burson

Detail of Texan at the Beach by Mick Burson

Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Mick Burson
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
May 12 - June 4, 2016, FREE

Recent Works by Mick Burson
University of North Texas' Murchison Performing Arts Center
February 12 - May 11, 2016, FREE

Mick Burson is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Waco, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas. His paintings are wooden assemblages of found and re-purposed materials with a great focus on color, form, and composition. The use of familiar and found materials aims to include all viewers through their relation with these similar objects. Learn more at mickburson.com