Greater Denton Arts Council

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Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets
Every Third Thursday
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
FREE

Whether you’re published or a pupil, poet or spoken-word practitioner, rhymer or free verser, this is your time to shine! Dust off that old notebook and collect your most recent musings. Kitchen Sync welcomes all voices to be heard. Performers will take turns reading their work aloud at the mic for an encouraging and open-minded audience. Shy or simply a supporter? You’re invited to lend a listening ear and lots of finger snaps!

Each month a prompt will be announced at the beginning of the meeting. Poets are invited to take it home, use the word in any configuration (adjective, noun, participle, present past, etc.) and return the next month to read their interpretation for the crowd. We’ll start off each meeting with the poems related to the theme. Don’t worry if you miss a month; we’ll post the prompt here for your reference.

The Greater Denton Arts Council is an inclusive organization that values diversity and equality in all forms. We strive to foster an environment that promotes empathy for and combats discrimination against the variety of human stories found within the vibrant Denton community.

Co-Hosts: Christine Irving and Kelly Weathers

Sign-up begins at 6:15 at the Welcome Desk

Event is open to all ages

To join the community visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitchenSyncDenton/

January Prompt:

“Two-faced”

January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is depicted as a pillar topped by two heads or one head with two faces staring in opposite directions because every path has two directions. It’s a slippery sort of word, rather like our January weather.


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Drink and Draw
NOTE: December Drink and Draw will take place on the 13, not the 20.

Every Third Thursday
6:00-9:00 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$10

Come join us in the studio for a life drawing study facilitated by local artist, Marko Head. In the first hour, we’ll warm-up with gesture drawing before we move our focus to longer poses in the last two hours. Each week the model will pick their favorite drawing and the winner will receive a prize. BYOB, must show your ID to drink.

Participants must bring their own supplies. All skill levels welcome.


SUBMIT YOUR EVENT

Does your organization have an event idea but no way or nowhere to execute it? The Greater Denton Arts Council wants to make your dream a reality. Every Thursday the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center stays open late to support community programs and draw people together through the arts by providing space and publicity and collaborating on educational visions as needed. Thursday evenings at PAAC create connections between artists, activists, and art enthusiasts to bond the community, highlight efforts, and call attention to available resources.

GDAC does not charge for use of the facility on these evenings, however, every event must be free and open to the public. Submit a proposal to education@dentonarts.com to be considered for a evening program. In your proposal, please include all pertinent details. The earlier you propose your idea, the more likely you’ll be to secure your desired date.