Greater Denton Arts Council

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upcoming programs

Oct 26 | Quilts: Art or Activism Lecture, 7 - 8 PM, FREE
Quilts today are often thought of as decorative blankets found in our grandmother’s home. Their influence and function, however, spread far beyond their role as providers of warmth. From the Temperance Movement to the battle against cancer, quilts have raised awareness for a variety of social and political causes. Denise Bartosh, Certified Quilt Appraiser and historian, will shed light on this lesser-known side of quilt-making as she highlights their past uses as vehicles for societal action.

In addition to her accomplishments as an award-winning quilter, Bartosh is a quilt historian, collector and restorer who has lectured and conducted classes on many quilt-related topics and served as a quilt judge. She published a storybook quilt pattern, “Cover Your Child with Love”, based on the children’s book, That’s How Love Is, by Joan Howes. Denise and Joan have also published the “Simply Unique Jackets” by Joan pattern. Denise is a member of many quilt guilds and quilt-related organizations and has served for several years on the Grants Committee of a national quilt organization. She earned her M.A. degree from Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas. Prior to her quilt life, she has had careers in education and the business world.

Nov 16 | DBFF Presents the Best of Fest 2017, 7 - 9 PM, FREE
The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) invites you to an evening of short films. Prepare to be "Entertained, Educated, and Inspired" by some of the best short films from 2017. Get ready to join us next year (January 25 - 28, 2018) for another cultural experience featuring Films, Art, Music, Spoken Word, Comedy, Workshops, and Panels.

Nov 30 | World AIDS Day with OUTreach Denton and Denton Queer Feminist, 7 - 9 PM, FREE
Join us as we raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV. The evening will include music, information from the Health Services of North Texas, and HIV testing. Check back for more information on this special event.

Dec 14 | DCM Evergreen Holiday Indoor Market, 5 - 9 PM, FREE
The Denton Community Market will have a special indoor Holiday Market at the Greater Denton Arts Council. Come out to shop for great locally-made gifts and enjoy dinner at our food trucks. Santa Claus will be there for photos and we will have holiday music and treats. A few farmers will be there as well with local food and winter items for sale.

MONTHLY programs

Dr. Sketchy's Denton, Every Third Thursday, 6 - 9 PM, $5 to draw
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 at a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy's has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. Join the Arts Council and artist Joe Duncan on the third Thursday of each month for a different theme and live model - only $5 to draw, so come in, sit down, and BYOB