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Cottonwood Art Festival Announces Artists

The works of the nation’s top visual artists will be on display October 6-7, 2012, at the bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival. Now in its 43rd year, the prestigious show is rated one of the top art festival in the United States and is the premier fine arts event in North Texas. Featuring the finest arts and crafts in the nation, the twice-a-year event generates more than $2 million in art sales annually.

The Gallery at UTA Announces The State of Drawing

The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is presenting a group exhibition showcasing drawing, the simplest and most direct method of visual expression. It is comprised of eleven artists living and working in Texas and includes Michael Bise, Karin Broker, Bill Haveron, Jayne Lawrence, Debbie LeBlanc, Leigh Anne Lester, M, Robyn O’Neil, Robert Pruitt, Alex Rubio, and Dan Sutherland.

Arthello Beck, Jr.’s Studio and Gallery Offers Positive Stroll through African American History

Like a rare coin camouflaged among common change, Arthello Beck, Jr.’s Studio and Gallery located at 1922 S. Beckley Ave. in Dallas, Texas, stands amid old car repair shops, corner grocery stores, and gas stations. Callers will hear the voice of Mae Beck, widow and gallery manager, on the gallery voicemail service. Mae personally books by-appointment-only viewings at no charge, Mondays through Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm. The walls of this very common two-story structure, originally built as a family dwelling, houses hundreds of Beck’s painted originals – fine art canvases depicting African American life since the early 1950s.

Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Tour 2012

I learned one thing on the Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Tour this weekend and that’s to start early and pace yourself. Fifteen artists invited us into their studios to see how they create art and each host on the tour could not have been nicer. Everyone was willing to talk about the art and even give demonstrations of the creative process. So, out of fifteen locations I only made it to five.