Death by Holga: 11.22.63

Dallas Art Press Announces Publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by Photographer M. C. Roman

Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.

William and Carolyn Patterson Exhibit at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios in McKinney

From the 17th century, the still life has historically persevered as one of the major themes of art. Husband and wife duo, William and Carolyn Patterson, are both Contemporary Realist painters who are engaged with the still life; Carolyn works primarily with the still life and landscape and William includes the still life along with a concentration on figurative and landscape subjects.

Deutsch, Janson, Koon and Kraut at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios

The four painters in this show at Laure Moore Fine Art Studios, colleagues and friends through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, are all interested in landscape as sources for their work. They all live in the Midwest, in the Chicago area, with its flat terrain and harsh winter weather. Each of them has found inspiration from landscapes they have found in distant and very different types of places. The challenge for all has been to create a practice which allows them to make these subjects their own and to paint them throughout the year.

Sharks, Dissections, Live Shows and Extended Holiday Hours at the Museum of Nature & Science

With schools out for winter break and holiday guests in town, the Museum of Nature & Science has plenty in store for stir-crazy kids and fun-seekers of all ages. From live sharks and twice-weekly feedings, to a new children’s area within the 12,000-square-foot Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibition, to daily electrifying live shows, Planetarium shows and IMAX® films, the challenge will be trying to see everything in one day. Not to worry: From December 26 – 30, the Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. giving visitors an extra hour to explore and discover.

Lets Art Party Mixes a Night Out with Painting

Claiming to be “the new night out,” Lets Art Party offers a new take on an old theme. The interactive art studio, operated by Leacy and Buster of the well-known Dave & Buster’s, combines art instruction with a BYOB setting, and purports to be “the ultimate painting party.” Yet for this attendee, the Plano location’s December 1, 2011, two-hour, Fall Cherry Tree class was heavy on art, but light on party.

‘The Great Big American Auction,’ with Ty Pennington and Heritage Auctions, set to air Thursday, Dec. 8 on ABC

ABC has announced that it will air The Great Big American Auction, starring Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, one of America’s leading reality TV personalities, and featuring exclusively Heritage Auctions’ experts, auction services and staff, in a very special television first made-for-TV auction event, at 10 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, Dec. 8.