Painting while drinking is fun, but it feels even better when you know your admission cost is going to straight to a non-profit charity. Painting with a Twist is the original “paint and sip” studio, and the Grapevine studio’s Painting with a Purpose classes are making a big difference for non-profit charity groups.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Liz Larner for The University of Texas at Dallas. The work is one of ten commissions created for the Nasher’s 10th anniversary, city-wide exhibition Nasher XChange which runs October 19, 2013 through February 16, 2014.
Rosie Lindsay reviews Christian Millet: Kaleidoscope Transitions at Whitespace Dallas. Millet’s work is Picasso meets Meso American.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will highlight the work of the news bureau’s presidential photographers in a special exhibit, The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, on display August 18 – October 27, 2013. The exhibit is one of many ongoing programs and events the Museum is presenting in commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in November.
Dallas singer and songwriter Larry g(EE), who made his national debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December, will perform as the headliner at the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise money for the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center.
Explore the professional art world this fall with retired art crime specialists from the FBI and Scotland Yard at “The World of Art and the Fine Art of Crime,” a unique five-day seminar offered October 14-18, 2013, at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.
The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce two special exhibitions in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the longest-running state visual arts biennial in the U.S. Each exhibition will feature work by past Biennial artists, and will run from August 23 through September 28, 2013.
The Fairmont Dallas is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for the Artist in Residence program. Established in 2010, the program features local, regional and national artists who reside at the hotel while working in an on-site studio for a three-month period. The Fairmont Dallas furnishes artists with luxurious accommodations, complimentary parking, studio space and access to the employee café. While in residence, the artist will create a body of work for a one-month solo exhibition on view at the hotel gallery. The Artist in Residence will participate in art-related experiences offered exclusively for guests and will have open studio hours.
On Saturday, August 3 the Blanton Museum Shop will host a book signing event with Mando Rayo, co-author of the new must-have publication for foodies, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day.
The El Paso Museum of Art invites applications to become a part of its gallery educator program. Volunteer gallery educators, also known as docents, should have an interest in teaching diverse audiences, a willingness to study American and European art history, and be able to commit to the program for one year following training. Previous knowledge of art is not necessary, but candidates must be able to commit to a six month training program in addition to fulfilling a minimum service requirement. Training classes meet once a week. Bilingual skills are highly encouraged but not required.
Assassination and Commemmoration: JFK, Dallas, and The Sixth Floor Museum by Stephen Fagin is now available nationally. Signed copies can be obtained at the museum.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 6 – 8pm at the MAC at The MAC galleries, located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, in the Uptown District of Dallas. Exhibitions will be on view through August 31, 2013.
If you haven’t attended any of the Living History Series programs at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza, then you’ve been missing out. For the past few years, and especially leading up to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Sixth Floor Museum has consistently out done themselves at each event. And the program later today is no exception.
Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released the results of its Arts Manager Sentiment Survey, which collected and analyzed national arts leaders’ opinions on the health of the nation’s cultural sector across a range of disciplines. The survey results indicated that, overall, arts leaders have a positive outlook for the future of their organizations in areas like attendance and revenue streams.
The El Paso Museum of Art is looking for professional visual artists and art teachers to instruct classes, camps and workshops in all media and for all ages at the Museum.