Monday, July 11, 2011
Art review: The Bolivar Arts and Music Collective’s fifth showcase in Denton (July 9)
This creative team displays and sells art the first Saturday of each month.
DENTON There’s something really cool going on in Denton, but I’m sure you already knew that. It’s no secret that the town is, and has been for decades, a thriving hub of talent and creativity. On Sunday night, there was plenty of it on display.
Simone Lounge, Denton’s new spot for musicphiles and those looking for a cold one, played last-minute host to The Bolivar Arts and Music Collective’s fifth showcase. The event was originally scheduled to take place outdoors in a backyard, but due to issues with capacity control and permitting, it was moved to Simone, which actually benefited the cause. They couldn't have asked for a better vibe in the room.
The group is curated by Trey Wright, Tony Letts, Jamie McGuinness, and Jordon Jenson, and is dedicated to cultivating and promoting the music and arts community in Denton. On display were dozens of paintings, photographs, drawings, and a good selection of other arts & crafts from some of the area’s budding artists. And onstage, performances by progressive blues act Lucretia Borgia and Ethereal and the Queer Show were among the highlights.
There was also a performance of Jurassic Park The Musical. If you have not seen it already, put it at the top of your to-do list.
From the looks of it, there’s plenty of interest and support surrounding Bolivar. It was one-in, one-out at the door for most of the evening.
Hosted on the first Saturday of each month in Denton, don't miss next month's.
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