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Keep Tyler Beautiful continues Beauty and the Box Program

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Keep Tyler Beautiful has added its two newest boxes in their Beauty and the Box program. The City of Tyler and Keep Tyler Beautiful launched this pilot program in 2016 by wrapping ten traffic utility boxes showcasing art designed by local artists. The program was met with so much positivity, the Keep Tyler Beautiful Board decided to sponsor two boxes which were wrapped and unveiled on Thursday, May 25. The artistic pieces chosen and highlighted on the new boxes were created by local artist, Valeria Barnhill. These newly wrapped pieces are located at the intersection of Independence Drive…

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Danny Guire: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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Physical Graffiti By Derrick White I enjoy the physical look of graffiti art and the buildup of composite layers. From abandoned buildings to railroad cars, the graffiti style is visually interesting and captivating in its energy, boldness, and complexity. Keep in mind graffiti style artwork is different than plain and criminal vandalism. Graffiti suggests a powerful artistic style and a statement, often from those in our society who are disenfranchised and marginalized. It is layered and multifaceted street art expressing powerful messages to the general public, and it is different from scrawling a crude genital drawing or an…

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Summer Events at Tyler Museum of Art

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The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler. For more info call (903)595-1001 or go to tylermuseum.org. Through August 20th: “Double Take: Works by Ed Blackburn” This solo show organized by the TMA highlights the acclaimed Texas artist's ongoing fascination with pop-culture - particularly movies. The 30-plus paintings, prints, and lithographs gathered from…

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April Moore: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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Wrap it up, I'll take it. By Derrick White “Art is everything to me. It is how I live, pay my bills, and how I learn. It is how I teach my children and anyone wanting to learn from me. It is how I sort my thoughts. It is how I meditate. It is how I stay sane. I believe we are made in the image of God. If so, we are all creators of our own worlds. I love to create, and I love to learn, so I can expand my world,” declares local artist April Moore.…

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TMA’s 13th Annual High School Art Exhibition On Exhibit

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More than 70 aspiring artists from 11 area local schools will have their first opportunity for a full museum exhibition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s “13th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” April 2nd-30th. Admission is free. What began in 2005 with 23 students representing seven local schools has grown into a major exhibition featuring 74 young artists from 11 schools this year. Through the exhibition, students display their creative works in a professional environment to be assessed by a jury composed of art professors from local colleges and universities. Five outstanding works as selected by the jurors…

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Diego Loya: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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We Don’t Choose Where We’re Born By Derrick White Before the beginning of World War II, many immigrants sought to escape from countries under authoritarian control. Between 1933 and 1939, German and Austrian immigrants fled to neighboring countries (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland). Later, escape became much more difficult. However, there were fewer countries willing to accept refugees and war conditions hindered escape. It became literally a matter of life and death. Most non-migrants neither aided nor hindered people’s escape. But some people sympathetic and motivated by their opposition to fascism, moral and religious principles, or human…

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2017 Downtown Tyler Film Festival now accepting entries

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The Downtown Tyler Film Festival (DTFF) is pleased to announce that the 2017 online submission cycle is open. Filmmakers can submit their entry online at www.TylerFilmFest.com. A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from eight different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including England, Spain and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages East Texas filmmakers to submit their work. “We want to continue to plant the seeds of creativity in our community,” said Tara…

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Call for Artists: Downtown Mural Contest

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Downtown mural contest announced Local artists have the opportunity to win a cash prize and have their work on exhibit at a major Downtown Tyler entry corridor via a project announced by Invest in Tyler LLC and Heart of Tyler Inc. A call to artists for proposals for a mural can be found at the Heart of Tyler website, www.HeartofTyler.com. “Invest in Tyler, one of Tyler’s largest downtown property developers, is proud to support this project,” said Al Thead of Invest in Tyler LLC. “Our goal over the next three to five years is to renew, refresh and…

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Exhibit Opening: “Things with Wings” Downtown

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“Things with Wings” exhibit opens at Gallery Main Street Gallery Main Street’s newest exhibit, “Things with Wings,” will open with a reception for the public on Saturday, March 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Gallery, 110 W. Erwin St. “Things with Wings” feature 34 pieces by 20 area artists. The reception will feature an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase artwork. Best in Show will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. “We especially invite our guests to make it a complete evening by enjoying drinks and dining…

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Robert Langham “Brickstreet Anthology:” At the Tyler Museum of Art

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The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler. For more information, call (903)595-1001 or visit tylermuseum.org. Acclaimed Local Photographer Langham Turns Lens on Tylerites with TMA’s “Brickstreet Anthology” A project more than two years in the making is coming to fruition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s first new exhibition of 2017. The…

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Sam Fontenot: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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Takin’ A Ride On Heavy Metal – Artist’s Bliss By Derrick White “Is the blacksmith a big, jolly guy who only gets mad when somebody burns down his barn?” This is a line from the film “Rustlers’ Rhapsody,” a 1985 western parody written and directed by Hugh Wilson and a highly underrated comedy. In a poke at 1960’s Spaghetti Westerns’ predictability – all horse opera towns are the same. Good guy Rex O’Herlihan (“The Singing Cowboy”) converses, “This town’s no different. The sheriff is stereotypical and so is the saloon owner with his mustache. Do you have a…

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Laura (Shackelford) Beckham: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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Losing My Faculties or Derrick White Ruined My Life By Derrick White It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel just okay. Happy New Year! Twenty-four months ago, while my wife and I were sitting in a local hospital emergency waiting room, two officers from the sheriff’s department entered, as they occasionally do, with a despondent patient. As they escorted their client across the room one of the officers stopped, turned, and headed directly for me. Shaking my hand vigorously he turned to his partner, smiled, and said, “This is my art teacher!”…

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