“It’s all Just a Story” is a traveling art show with a wonderful storybook theme painted by local artists, curated and managed by local artist Robb Conover. If you want to get a glimpse of this amazing show, please stop by. Each library will have an opening and will be hosting art related events. I am so excited to be a part of such a great experience with a bunch of really cool artists!
So I was invited along with a plethora of amazing artists to create a 24″x30″ painting for an art show that sprinkles a bit of magic over some really great stories, to bring them to life once more, in art form. As I dropped my art off at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas library system, I got to meet (for the second time) the mastermind behind the curtain and artist extraordinaire, Robb Conover. His eyes sparkled as he relayed his vision and how it was coming into being. There are so many people who are excited too, including KERA, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Library and a few other media outlets. They should be too, the array of artists and books chosen are both fascinating and truly creative works.
The paintings are going to be part of a year long tour for the Dallas library. They will be going to all the branches for month long stints, including the opening of the newest library at White Rock Lake, next month. This is a truly splendid experience for both the artists and the patrons to the library as it brings a great amount of exposure to the arts and reading.
There is going to be an artists reception on March 8 from 6-7:30 at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas Tx. 75219. 214-670-1359. There will be wine and hors d’oevre.
For the kids, there will be a FREE fun day of events including face painting, games, story telling and general rebel-rousing! It will be next Saturday, March 10th from Noon to 3. The artists are being asked to dress up as storybook characters, so you know it will be a visual smorgasbord! Refreshments and giveaways will be provided.
The Oak Lawn Library is at 4100 Cedar Springs at the corner of Cedar Springs and Knight. For more information, contact Ray Sablack or Barbara Carr at (214) 670-1359
Here is a sneak peek, but not everything is here, and it’s so much better to see it all in person. Hope to see you there!
Frank Tringali_______________The Emperors New Clothes
Hati Chivaviro Munetsi________Green Eggs And Ham
Christian Millet______________Hansel & Gretel
Kerian Massey_____________The Bremen Town Musicians
Andy Morris_______________Jack And The Beanstalk
Gina Marie Dunn___________The Secret Garden
Essie Graham_____________The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Cathryn Colcer____________ Rumpelstiltskin
Kevin Obregon_____________The little old woman that lived in a shoe.
David Rodriguez____________The three little pigs.
Liz London_________________Sleeping Beauty
Jack Sheely________________Little Red Riding Hood
Dan Colcer______________ The elves and the shoemaker
Iris Candelaria___________The last Unicorn
Chad Evans______________The Frog Prince
Melissa Wertz____________The Princess and the Pea.
Brad Albright_____________Alice in Wonderland.
Jacque Allen Forsher_______Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Zachary Morriss___________Belling The Cat.
Cori Berg________________The Ugly Duckling
Cigi Cowgoddess_________ Beauty and The Beast
Robb Conover____________The Little Mermaid
Rachel White Delgado________The Little Prince..
Kailyn Kerlee Cano___________ The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!
Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3
Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm
The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.
LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com
It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn’t get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!
Come take a stroll through Tyler on June 2nd as the downtown stores open their businesses to the Artists of the area. I will be showing my work at Mange Express. You can find a map of the participating stores and more info at the Artwalk website. I will be painting my heart out and answering questions about my upcoming projects. There will be an amazing group of talented artists and performers.
EDOM TO BEN WHEELER, TEXAS MAY 14, 2011 Shops open 10 a.m. Dining & Entertainment til 11 p.m.
Bring your masks and beads!
LIVE DEMONSTRATING ARTISANS Stop by by and watch me create my next piece de resistance at the Flying Fish gallery.
Artists, galleries, antique shops, garden centers, restaurants, music venues, and more along Farm Road (FM) 279 show off their wares, provide hands-on opportunities for visitors to create art, and demonstrate artist techniques to include knitting, jewelry-making,
coppersmithing, painting on silk, oil figure/portraits, and flame-worked glass.
Live “porch” music throughout the day in both the
Edom and Ben Wheeler downtown areas.
SATURDAY EVENING features:
Crawfish Boil with
Zydeco Stingrays, 8-11 p.m., Moore’s Store- Ben Wheeler
Local favorite Tommy Aduddell, 7-10 p.m., The Forge- Ben Wheeler
2•7•9 Artisans Trail hosts Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14. I will be one of two featured artists at the Flying Fish Gallery. Enjoy art, a crawfish boil and Cajun music jams by the Dallas-Based Zydeco/Cajun band The Zydeco Stingrays! Come check out the show and the towns of Ben Wheeler and Edom. They are becoming great little art meccas in their own right. Hope to see you there!
It was a warmer than usual January evening at the Bath House Cultural Center. I was excited as this was is my first gallery showing in Dallas. There were tons of people and an enormous buzz to the place. Elbow to elbow, we made our way through the show and found some really amazing art. There was an a student area for school age kids. I loved it because they even had their explanations of their art written out.
WE had a blast, met some really cool people and enjoyed a really great show. I hope I get to do it again next year!
I just finished as a project lead for Extreme Home Makeover, creating a mural in one of the rooms. I am so excited as this family only has one degree of separation from myself, as they are friends with a family friend! I have been told on more than one occasion about how wonderful and deserving they are!
I was thrilled to be asked to take the lead in such a monumental project in such a short time, but with the skilled artists who volunteered, I was blessed from the start. We worked hard, met family members and got to actually see Ty. Our project took a bit longer than expected, but with such a complex thing it wasn’t a surprise. When we were finished, I was just floored.
I got to meet some really wonderful women and expanded my world of cool people to know in east Texas, and I got interviewed by Ty. Who could ask for more? Well, I could. What it all boils down to, is the look on that family’s face when they come into the room. What a wonderful feeling to be a part of something so generous and grand! I could be a full time philanthropist and it would be so wonderful!
If asked to do it again, I would, in a New York Minute!