Instant Gratification: A Celebration of Polaroid exhibits forty photographs by Nancy L. Stockdale, photographer and Assistant Professor or Middle Eastern History at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instant Gratification opens a the Union Gallery located on the third level of the University Union building on the UNT campus. The exhibit opens Monday, June 30, and runs through July 23, 2009. Artist reception is Monday, June 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Deep Ellum Community Association renews the rich landscape of independent art that is the life blood of Deep Ellum with Phase I of the 2009 Deep Ellum Mural Project.
Avenue of Light on Lancaster Avenue will be turned on Thursday, June 25, for the first time during a festive block party. Avenue of Lights, a Fort Worth Public Art project, consists of six stainless steel sculptures with LED lights. The sculptures, created by artist Cliff Garten, are 36 feet hight and have been installed […]
From Press Release During Tom Lea Month (July 2009), the El Paso Museum of Art will display five original drawings from Tom Lea’s (1907-2001) 1936 mural done for the Ben Franklin Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. The drawings are on loan from Adair Margo Fine Art and will be on display in the Museum’s Ginger Francis Seminar Room. Called The Nesters, the […]
The Women’s Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, will exhibit a solo exhibition of Roberta Harris’s work titled Roberta Harris: UP. On display will be collages, photography, sculptures and paintings. UP will offer a chronological view of the artist’s work as she aspires to inspire and engage audiences with cultural symbols of hope, joy and optimism. The exhibit opens July 11 and runs through September 6, 2009.
The City of El Paso Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified pool of artists and artist teams for consideration in upcoming public art projects. All interested artists are encouraged to apply online at www.callforentry.org. Applications must be successfully completed following all submission requirements by Friday, August 14, 2009, 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time. For detailed information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” Tab.
Works by famed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) are currently on view at the Amon Carter Museum in a small exhibition from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition, titled Rufino Tamayo: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, features 16 prints created by the artist at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1964.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is pleased to announce the presentation of Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales, opening June 25 through September 20, 2009. A selection of 47 paintings-many of which have been rarely exhibited outside of Wales-and 11 important works on paper will reveal the cross-currents between artists and movements that propelled nineteenth-century painting from the romantic naturalism of J.M.W. Turner to the post-impressionism of Paul Cézanne. The works on view are drawn from the collection of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, Welsh sisters who were among the most important art patrons in Europe at a key moment in the history of painting. The exhibition includes eight works by Turner, five by Jean-François Millet, three each by Camille Corot and Claude Monet, and two each by Cézanne, Edouard Manet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The clear connections among the various works acquired by the Davies sisters, particularly the inclusion of British artists such as Matthew Smith and Robert Bevan, whose work responds to French modernism, suggest an astute and informed understanding of ‘early twentieth century painting. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and National Museum Wales. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Olivier Meslay, a noted and longtime curator from the Musée du Louvre, has been appointed to lead the Dallas Museum of Art’s departments of European and American art, announced Bonnie Pitman, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA. During his 16-year tenure at the Louvre, Meslay has held a number of senior positions, including Curator of British, American and Spanish painting. Since 2006, he has served as Chief Curator of Louvre Lens, a satellite of the Louvre being developed in northern France.
Dads and their children can design paper airplanes at the El Paso Museum of History starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009. At 2 p.m. flight contests will begin. Competitions will include dads against dads, kids against kids and then dads agains kids. Prizes will be awarded for each competition. At 3 p.m. the Civil Air Patrol will talk about the history of aviation and real planes. This event is free.
Cerulean Gallery will feature five artists in a new exhibit titled Point of View. The artists, Marilyn Biles, Suzanne Fuqua, Ellen Soffer, Ken O’Toole and Kim Wyly, encourage viewers to interpret the tone, mood and meaning of thier artwork. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The exhibition runs through August 10, 2009.
The City of El Paso Public Art Program and the Environmental Services and Street Departments dedicated and unveiled Two Mountains, a rammed earth sculpture by Minnesota artist Janet Lofquist. The ceremony was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the new Municipal Service Center at 7968 San Paulo Drive.
While the auction of the Honorable Paul H. Buchanan Jr. Collection of American Art was taking place at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, TX, on Wednesday night, June 10, it was a strong core of top-notch Hudson River School paintings that was drawing the bidders in a Signature American Art Auction that finished the evening with a total exceeding more than $4.57 million. All prices include Buyer’s Premium.
Hair by Charlie, a full-service hair salon owned by Charlie Price, has moved from its downtown Dallas loft locale to an intimate space in Uptown, well-known for trendy shops, hot restaurants and spicy nightlife. The eclectic and stylish salon will celebrate with a grand opening party on Thursday, June 25 from 8-11 pm. Charlie’s parties are a much-anticipated event, and this one will be no exception. Well-known DJ Parker Lawson will stand behind the turntables while guests sip Belvedere Vodka cocktails, mingle, and bid on various auction items to benefit The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), a Dallas non-profit art space that advocates freedom of creativity and experimentation of art in all disciplines. The grand opening event is complimentary. Hair by Charlie is located at 2609 McKinney Avenue.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin will give a talk and sign copies of his new memoir, MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: the Long Journey Home from the Moon.