Art

Dec. 16th: Santa Paws this Weekend

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Ongoing Events Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler (Second Saturday of each month (12 noon-10pm) - Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses offer fun all day long. Free parking. Rain or shine, Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! In December, Hit the Bricks will feature the Blue Santa Pub Crawl. For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or find Hit the Bricks on Facebook. Dates are: December 9th (Blue Santa Pub Crawl). 2018 dates are: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April…

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Cora Rountree

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Tattoo You By Derrick White Start Me Up – When I asked local artist, Cora Rountree what started her on the path to becoming an artist she answered, “Art is the only thing I was ever good at or made sense to me. I was always coloring, crafting, or making the best school project possible when I was a kid.” I first met Cora more than ten years ago in the art department at Tyler Junior College. Her unique talents, work ethic, and quirky personality stood out, and she was soon selected as one of the performance grant…

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Mallory Page: Garden of Ambition on Exhibit Through Dec. 17th

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On exhibit through December 17th, Longview Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome artist Mallory Page and her abstract monochromatic paintings to Longview. The Garden of Ambition is a solo exhibition of large-scale, monochromatic artworks by New Orleans-based artist Mallory Page. Featuring 17 new works, the exhibition offers a sophisticated study in perception, exploring how measured changes in color and light can effect shifts in visual understanding. Mallory Page said, “I work with color, composition and technique to deliver a purely visual interpretation of my continual struggles and fascinations with cognitive dissonance and automatism. Which is why…

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December Art Events: Mosaic Glass Class and more!

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Events & Classes Throughout December - Downtown Tyler Artist and Maker Market - Celebrate everything artist- and maker-made at this one-of-a-kind gift market at Gallery Main Street in Downtown Tyler. Purchase a heartfelt, hand-made gift for those on your list and support local artists and makers at the same time. Come and find that perfect gift! Gallery Main Street is located at 110 W. Erwin St., Tyler, facebook.com/DowntownTyler. December 9th, February 10th (10am-2pm) - Mosaic with Glass Class - Learn about the beauty of Mosaic on Glass, appearing in the window through the sunlight like a stained glass…

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Tyler Museum of Art Spotlights “Andy Warhol with Screen Prints & Snapshots”

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One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in recent years comes to the Tyler Museum of Art with “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots,” open to the public October 1st-January 7th, 2018 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Museum members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition during the Preview Reception 5:30-7pm Saturday, September 30th at the Museum. To RSVP or for more info on becoming a TMA member, call (903)595-1001. General exhibition admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. Admission is free…

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Create December Holiday Fun

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Piddlin Pottery is a pottery studio located near the mall in Tyler that offers classes as well as hundreds of ready-to-paint bisque pieces as well as clay, canvas, and other classes. The studio is available for birthday and other parties. Piddlin’ Pottery is located at 322 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, (903)939-9111, piddlinpottery.com. Fall/Winter hours are Wednesday 10am-5:30pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-7:30pm, and Saturday 10am-5:30pm. November 5th (2-4pm) - Unicorn Event November 12 (2-4pm) - Needle Felting with Cheryl Fillion, $29 November 19th (2-4pm) - Weaving with Diana Pemberton, $35 December 2nd (4-6pm) - Weaving with Diana Pemberton, $35 December 3rd…

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“Heavy Metal” art exhibit on display

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Gallery Main Street’s newest exhibit, “Heavy Metal,” will open with a reception for the public on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 110 W. Erwin St. 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. The Gallery opening will coincide with “Hit the Bricks,” a Second Saturday event organized by Visit Tyler. The event will feature a variety of activities throughout the central Downtown area, and details can…

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Diane Ditzler Frossard

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"The Searchers" By Derrick White John Ford’s “The Searchers” (1956) was my dad’s favorite film. It is a milestone Hollywood western, a Technicolor marvel with shades of emotional melancholy, tackling the myth of manifest destiny with a man’s horseback quest to find and recover his remaining family. I will always associate this western and horses with my dad. He raised horses throughout his life more often than not. One of my earliest memories is my dad giving me a horse drawing lesson starting with two circles and simple shapes. So, there is an instantaneous wistfulness when I see…

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UTT Art Exhibits Finish out the Semester

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The University of Texas at Tyler This Month UT Tyler hosts several galleries with a variety of art on exhibit. For more info, call (903)566-7237 or email mtaff@uttyler.edu. On exhibit this month: Meadows Gallery The Meadows Gallery is located within the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler and features rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The Meadows Gallery exhibition schedule includes nationally known guest artist exhibitions, the Annual International Exhibition, faculty curated exhibitions, MFA thesis exhibitions, and a student juried exhibition each summer. Through November 17th -…

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Entry deadline approaching for “Heavy Metal” exhibit consideration

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Artists have a limited amount of time to submit their work for the jurying phase of Gallery Main Street’s “Heavy Metal” fine art exhibit. The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday, Oct. 20. “Our entry process is entirely online, so artists can quickly and easily enter,” said Beverly Abell of the City of Tyler Main Street Department. Artists should visit www.DowntownTylerArts.com and click on “Gallery Exhibits” and then “Gallery Exhibit Information for Artists” in the left-hand column of the page. That link will lead artists to a page that provides all of the information they need, as…

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Kelly Gowan: Taking Strength from Her Art

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How an Emerging East Texas Artist Beat Breast Cancer and Made Her Dreams Come True In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, I am proud to introduce an amazing abstract artist, who also happens to be a stage III Breast Cancer Survivor. Her name is Kelly Gowan, and she is someone you are definitely going to want to follow. Earlier this year, Kelly was accepted in the prestigious Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, where more than 1,500 artists applied and only about 215 were accepted. By the end of the weekend her booth had…

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Texas Biennial

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Miles and Miles of Texas By Derrick White Over the summer, in the span of seven weeks, curator Leslie Moody Castro visited 25 Texas cities, 200 artist’s studios, and traveled 11,033 miles! The Texas Biennial is an exhibition of contemporary art celebrating the many cultures and identities influencing and impacting our daily lives across our state. Of the 1,217 applicants, 33 artists were chosen to exhibit in Austin September 30th–November 11th. One artist is from Tyler: Philana Oliphant Pace, an excellent choice. Philana is a respected and sincere art professor at Tyler Junior College. She embodies a quiet, incredibly patient,…

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