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April 29th: Hear Poetry at the Library

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Hear poetry performances at the Tyler Public Library April is National Poetry Month and the Tyler Public Library is celebrating by hosting an open poetry reading on Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Philosophy professor Peter Hoheisel, a Jacksonville poet, will open the event with a few brief remarks about poetry, and then attendees will be free to read their own poetry or a poem. “Our culture generally considers poetry to be a frivolity,” said Hoheisel in an interview. “That is why National Poetry month is so important, and why I am excited that the Tyler…

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Public Invited to 6×6@110 Painting Parties All Month

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Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project is inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6” x 6” works of art that will be displayed and revealed during the annual fundraising exhibit. There is no cost to participate in the painting parties or the 6x6 project. They will provide canvases, paint, brushes, and more - just bring yourself, your talent, and your willingness to help. April 1st - Rose City Artists and Farmers Market, 10am-12 noon April 8th - Gallery Main Street, 5:30-8pm April 22nd - Strada Caffe, 2-4pm April 29th - Whole Health, 1-3pm For more…

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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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/fīv per・rǝ・lels/ Art Exhibit at UTTyler

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The University of Texas at Tyler to Present Senior Art Exhibition The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce “/fīv  per・rǝ・lels/“ – the second Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition for the spring 2017 semester. “/fīv  per・rǝ・lels/“ opens Monday, April 3 at the Meadows Gallery, located in The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. This group exhibition, in partial fulfillment of The University of Texas at Tyler bachelor of fine arts degree, features the work of five degree candidates: Rachel Anthony of Lindale,…

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Jovanni-Rey de Pedro to perform April 6th

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Concert pianist Jovanni-Rey de Pedro to perform guest recital April 6 at TJC Filipino-American pianist Jovanni-Rey de Pedro has appeared on five continents as a performer, educator, collaborator and speaker. As part of Tyler Junior College’s Arts Festival month, he will perform a guest recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus. Admission is free. Winner of the Boesendorfer Stipendium in Vienna and the Isabelle Bond Gold Medal for Performance Excellence in London, de Pedroalso acquired top prizes in several competitions including across the United States, Canada, Spain, Austria and England. He recently won first…

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TJC Art Festival: April Events

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By Derrick White Tyler Junior College is again offering an arts festival packed with happenings and performances collaborating between multiple departments and partnering with the Tyler Museum of Art the entire month of April. The festival is a celebration of the dynamic arts programs at Tyler Junior College providing rich learning experiences. This event is a collaboration of The Bell Tower Arts Journal, International Day, the Tyler Museum of Art, and the Art, Music, Theater, Speech, Dance, and Visual Communications departments. This year again has the support of media underwriting from local CBS 19. The Annual Arts Festival…

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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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Downtown Wine Swirl seeks art for limited-edition poster

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The City of Tyler Main Street Department is seeking artwork to feature in a commemorative limited-edition poster print as part of its fourth annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl. Artists are invited to submit images of their artwork in a contest to select a work of art to be reproduced for the print. The artist whose work is selected will receive a $250 prize and the honor of having their work represent the Wine Swirl online and in publications. “The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl is a much-anticipated community event,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell,…

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Photography Contest Accepting Entries March 13-17

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Parks Department seeks entries for photography contest The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is seeking entries for the twelfth annual Life in Tyler photography contest. Entries will be accepted from March 13 to 17 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Photos will be exhibited at the Rose Garden Center during the 2017 Azalea Trails, March 24 through April 9. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for the “Best of Show” entry as well as first, second and third place for each category.  Photo categories include: Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event Wildlife…

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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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