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Dallas ISD Students to Receive Honors for Achievements in the Arts

Dallas Independent School District (ISD) students will be honored by the Dallas ISD Northwest Council of PTAs, Northeast Council of PTAs and Trinity Council of PTAs. Students will be awarded for achievements in the 2014-15 Texas and National PTA Reflections arts in education program. The awards are for imagination, creativity and interpretation based on the annual theme, which was “The World Would Be A Better Place If …” Honors will be handed out on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Texas Abstract at Barry Whistler Gallery

On Saturday, Barry Whistler Gallery opens Texas Abstract in conjunction with the publication of Texas Abstract: Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. The exhibit will feature six of the thirty-three artists featured in the book. The opening reception is Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.

UT Dallas Hosts Contemporary Art Panel Discussion

The University of Texas at Dallas will host Panel Discussion on The Art Effect: Translational Ecology of Contemporary Art, a panel discussion on contemporary art and art education. The discussion will take place in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building in the main lobby on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Meadows Museum Announces 2014 Moss / Chumley Artist Award Winner

The Meadows Museum has announced that Darryl Lauster has won the 2014 Moss/Chumley Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and has a proven track record as a community advocate for the visual arts. Lauster received the award on December 10th at the Meadows Museum’s Holiday Party.

The MAC Announces Annual Membership Exhibition Theme

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) has announced the theme for their 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition. The theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue. The Annual Membership Exhibition opening will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through August 23, 2014.

Art Alliance Austin Announces Receptions During Studio Tour

Art Alliance Austin is delighted to invite the public to two free events taking place during the West Austin Studio Tour this year. Art lovers are invited for a special reception for the GloWave Sculpture, an art installation by Austin-based artist Melissa Borrell. The event will take place the first weekend of WEST on Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Little Stacey Park at the GloWave sculpture, which is located near Eastside Drive and Annie Street.