Friday, July 6, 2012

First Friday Denton, July 6th, 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!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Creative Art STUDIO at Twilight Tunes, July 5, 2012 , Denton Texas

 Last Thursday Denton had the final Twilight Tunes performance on the square for the season.  This evening Lisa Markley, UNT graduate student, performed for the crowd.  We were asked to set up a community art project for the event so I decided since I love Volkswagens so much, the community painting would have a VW theme.  I drew the bug on some recycled plastic material and stretched it on cardboard and everyone used sponges to apply the paint.  The Denton Community Market was also set up with their wares along with other community minded businesses.  This was just a great event and lots of fun meeting new people.  Denton is one of six cities that has been nominated for the most fun city in the USA and I think it is events like this that make Denton so special.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

First Friday with Lisa Markley and Bruce Balmer, May, 2012


First Friday Denton began in February, 2010.  On the first Friday of each month, A Creative Art STUDIO sponsors a free music and art evening for the community.  In May, 2012 songstress Lisa Markley and singer/songwriter and amazing guitarist, Bruce Balmer performed at the studio.  The weather was great so they performed out of doors in the back.  As the sun set, an incredible golden light filled the sky which did make for some interesting photos.  Storms surrounded the area and the crowd was able to see quite a light show from the lightning during the performance.  The great evening was  filled with art, nature, music and friends.