Fire Threatens Local Art Gallery
Video: Fire Threatens to destroy part of the Historic Denton Downtown area
We are extremely grateful to our wonderful Denton Fire Department and their quick response and measures that saved our art.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Who the heck is "Old Arty" you might ask? Two years ago I felt that I needed something that would help people find the studio so during a hot August week I decided to create a flag. At first I wanted to do a complicated triangle pattern but it was soon abandoned for a flag that could resemble the look of stained glass and was a little easier to sew. Using rip-stop nylon and my trusted sewing machine, "Old Arty" was born. Feeling a little like Betsy Ross, my flag flew proudly in front of the studio. Unfortunately a rip-stop nylon flag out in the Texas heat and winter cold....should I mention rain and hail.... doesn't last more than a year. Once again the holes are patched, the rips are repaired and my flag is happily flying again.
Friday, July 5, 2013
July brought a fantastic First Friday Denton. One of my favorite artist, Mick Burson, was the featured artist of the month. His work is fresh and clean with a focus on the home. Many of his works are done on wood panels with paint and stain and often looks like wood inlay. Most of the work on exhibit is from his series "I should have stayed Home". Our "Girl Power" Music was provided by Cassie Kidder and Julia Runge. This was the first time they had performed at the studio. Singer/songwriters are soulful performers and the crowd was not disappointed. For our community art project we took to the sidewalks for chalk art. Music, art and friends make a great combination for a Friday evening.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
In Denton, Texas the holiday season is kicked off by the Holiday Lighting Festival which is held in the Downtown area. The studio is located just off the square on Oak Street and nothing is more fun than to deck the halls in the studio, make a large vat of Wassail and celebrate the season. At this festival we featured the Denton High School orchestra Ensemble. Music filled the Gallery with the sound of the holidays and delicious Wassail was had by all. What's my secret ingredient in my Wassail? I'm not telling.
Friday, July 6, 2012
July 4th was a very busy holiday week. After a very special July 4th and Twilight Tunes community art project on July 5th on the historic downtown square, we had a wonderful First Friday event at A Creative Art STUDIO. Music was kicked off by Unon Y Mous, a local guitar duo that features Will Frenkel and Andrew Wahlert. Following Will and Andrew, Kylee Pannel, singer-songwriter, impressed the crowd with her beautiful voice. Richard Haskins sung from the heart and wowed the crowd. We had several artists demonstrating art techniques that they will be teaching in upcoming classes. Ava Dunlap showed studio visitors how versatile hand built clay techniques could be. Tina Alvarez, who is a trained touch drawing facilitor, demonstrated the technique that she will be teaching in August and Crystal Nelson took gelatin and showed how you could use it to make beautiful prints. I love Volkswagons and so to continue the VW community painting theme, we painted a VW van using acrylic paints and sponges. Both the bug painting and VW van painting will be used for the Main Street event, Arts, Autos and Antiques which is held on the Denton square in September. Check out our photos!