Friday, February 6, 2009
Art Openings and Events: February ‘09
Todd Stewart's The Garden will be featured in the John Albok gallery at Photographs Do Not Bend.
Feb. 6 - 8
- ArtLoveMagic is starting their weekly Art and Coffee event at Saxby's coffee in Farmers Branch. This is a great place to check out what ArtLoveMagic is doing if you can't make it downtown for their other events.
- The first annual Dallas Arts Fair is this weekend in the Dallas Arts District downtown, with works from post war artists represented in a dozen U.S. cities.
- It's time for the La Reunion Annual Tree Carving event. This year the festivities also include an exhibit from the winner of last year's Make Space for Art contest as well as nature tours, music and food.
- If you're feeling racy this weekend, Space Studios is hosting February with Ginger Valentine including drinking, drawing and a little burlesque performance.
- 500X is opening the Diane Sikes exhibit that runs through the end of the month. They are also featuring a group exhibition by The Ghost Town Arts Collective in their Upstairs Gallery.
- The Bath House Cultural Center is opening a show with members from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. HeART and Soul features the variety of media offered at the CAC classes.
- There are a few opening receptions on Sunday this week, two shows at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and a members show at the Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery.
Feb. 13 - 15
- The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is holding opening receptions for a few of their exhibits.
- The Art Hotel Gallery is having a V-day event for any love birds out there looking for something to start their night out with. Love Song boasts over 40 Artists that represent love and music through visual art and spoken word prose. Aww, isn't that sweet?
- Another sweet Valentine-inspired event is Champagne and Chocolate at Art on the Boulevard Gallery in Fort Worth.
- Centraltrak is hosting Co-op Lab #3, a collaborative event with Plush Gallery.
- The folks with Nomad Arts are hosting an art clock show Valentine's Day evening at Janette Kennedy Gallery, with free admission, free drinks and artsy clocks galore. (Maybe this is a unique place to take a date if you are on a budget, what with everything but the clocks being free.)
Feb. 20 - 22
- Mark Wiener's Crossing Narratives is opening at Decorazon.
- Holly Johnson Gallery is having an opening for Mike Osborne of photographs from Beijing in the final months before the Olympic Games.
- HCG Gallery is opening Este Es Mi Rumbo: An Exhibition by Alejandro Diaz and Carlos Donjua.
- The MAC is opening two shows Saturday the 21st, Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions and Angilee Wilkerson: The History Series.
- Conduit Gallery is having an opening as well with Johnny Robertson's 20 Hong Kong Dollars and Robert Jessup's "Creatures." In the project room they are featuring work by Denise Dong. (We will ignore the fact that two events this weekend involve people's last names that double as slang words for a part of the male anatomy.)
- Photographs Do Not Bend is opening Todd Stewart's The Garden, which will be featured in the John Albok gallery.
Feb. 27 - Mar. 1
- Photographs Do Not Bend is also opening Keith Carter's A Certain Alchemy this month. The reception doubles as a book signing.
On Goings and Goings On
- It's out with the old and in with the new this month at the Amon Carter Museum. You have until the 15th to check out Mary Lucier: The Sweet Plains of Regret before it wraps up, and on the 14th they have Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision opening up. That means if you show up on Saturday, you can see both exhibits in one trip.
- The Latino Cultural Center is currently showing Papel Chicano: Works on Paper which is on loan from Cheech Martin (which I think is pretty cool) and features celebrated Chicano and Chicana artists in the United States
- And the Wackiest Exhibit Name award goes to: Microaudiotellarevolution: From the PRC to the TRC, featuring works by Christopher Blay at Gallery 414. The show continues through the end of March.
- Continental Lofts is hosting an exhibit about the 135 year history of St. Paul United Methodist Church, one of the oldest and most significant African-American churches in the Dallas community.