Art

Sam Fontenot: Inside the Artist’s Studio

  2 weeks ago     248 Views     Comments Off on Sam Fontenot: Inside the Artist’s Studio  

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…

View More

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

  2 weeks ago     1681 Views     Comments Off on Robert Langham “Brickstreet Anthology:” At the Tyler Museum of Art  

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…

View More

32nd Annual International Exhibition at UTTyler Opens

  3 weeks ago     182 Views     Comments Off on 32nd Annual International Exhibition at UTTyler Opens  

The University of Texas at Tyler is currently showing the 32nd Annual International Exhibition at the Meadows Gallery on campus, Michelle Taff, gallery coordinator, announced. Juror Ken Little selected 36 works out of nearly 700 entries to feature in the exhibition this year. A public reception and gallery talk by Little will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the gallery, which is in The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. The exhibition will conclude Friday, March 3. “This exciting exhibition features new contemporary works from noted national and…

View More

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

  1 month ago     670 Views     Comments Off on Laura (Shackelford) Beckham: Inside the Artist’s Studio  

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!”…

View More

Rebecca Clarke…Inside the Artist’s Studio

  2 months ago     489 Views     Comments Off on Rebecca Clarke…Inside the Artist’s Studio  

“Just because I’m into this, does that mean I should live like it and really do I dare?” By Derrick White If you are connected to Wi-Fi or happy with your data plan, please take a moment and watch the following short video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpunQZ4cUyI (Canadian spoken word poet Tanya Davis’ song “Art,” animation by screenwriter and film director, Andrea Dorfman. Both artists hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia). If you are reading the hardcopy edition of this issue of EGuide Magazine, please take a moment to look it up or, at least, jot it down for later. It is…

View More

Amanda Slaughter: Inside the Artist’s Studio

  3 months ago     566 Views     Comments Off on Amanda Slaughter: Inside the Artist’s Studio  

“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” – K.V. By Derrick White Throughout the following article I will be quoting the late, great, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. because he is easily one of my favorite writers, the author of many novels including “Slaughterhouse-Five,” and so it just feels appropriate. In order to lend a hand, I will follow these quotations with the helpful prompt of adding the initials K.V. so as not to confuse anyone. Dear reader, you are welcome in advance. “All this happened, more or less.” – K.V. Though she is college educated with a master’s degree, local…

View More

Briana (Sutton) Clark: Inside the Artist’s Studio

  4 months ago     750 Views     Comments Off on Briana (Sutton) Clark: Inside the Artist’s Studio  

Organic Anti-Beat Box Band By Derrick White I believe in the virtues of living with original art. It is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Having unique, imaginative artwork in your home is a treasured gratification. There is pronounced inspiration in discovering new things and absorbing people’s processes and techniques, especially if you are an artist yourself. Our home is filled with art by East Texas contemporary artists, and this is a great benefit to me, my family, and friends. My walls are not adorned with generic, mass produced, commercial garbage from the local chain…

View More

Jan Statman: Inside the Artist’s Studio

  5 months ago     1415 Views     Comments Off on Jan Statman: Inside the Artist’s Studio  

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jan Statman: Message in a Bottle or A New York State of Mind By Derrick White “I am an artist. I make art. My paintings are on view in galleries because galleries are good places for other people to look at them, buy them, own them, and to make their own lives richer and happier. Art is for everybody,” declares Jan Statman, a multidimensional, creative artist. She is a visual artist, an advocate for the arts of East Texas, a writer and published author, and she also hosts “Scene,” a cable access arts television…

View More

Gallery Main Street Workshop Series Continues

  5 months ago     763 Views     Comments Off on Gallery Main Street Workshop Series Continues  

Those seeking to learn about a new art form or artists wanting to hone their skills will have the opportunity to do so throughout the year with Gallery Main Street art workshops. “Gallery Main Street committee volunteers put together a great series of educational and fun workshops,” said Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street Department leader. “They created a schedule that appealed not only to the advanced artist, but also to beginners.” Joan Iverson’s very popular “Barn Raising” clay workshop is this Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Participants will be able…

View More

BFA Alumni Exhibition at The Meadows Gallery

  5 months ago     612 Views     Comments Off on BFA Alumni Exhibition at The Meadows Gallery  

UT Tyler Announces Opening Art Exhibits of New Academic Year The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Art and Art History is proud to present the first two exhibitions of the 2016 – 17 academic year, Michelle Taff, gallery coordinator, announced. The Meadows Gallery is currently showing the “BFA Alumni Exhibition.” A public reception and gallery talk is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at the gallery, which is located in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. This exhibit assembles art made by 22 UT Tyler Bachelor of Fine Arts Program alumni and continues through Friday,…

View More

The Meadows Gallery: “BFA Alumni Exhibition”

  5 months ago     632 Views     Comments Off on The Meadows Gallery: “BFA Alumni Exhibition”  

UT Tyler Announces Opening Art Exhibits of New Academic Year The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Art and Art History is proud to present the first two exhibitions of the 2016 – 17 academic year, Michelle Taff, gallery coordinator, announced. The Meadows Gallery is currently showing the “BFA Alumni Exhibition.” A public reception and gallery talk is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at the gallery, which is located in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. This exhibit assembles art made by 22 UT Tyler Bachelor of Fine Arts Program alumni and continues through Friday,…

View More

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Randy Martin, Fish and Bats Like Meat and Potatoes

  6 months ago     1660 Views     Comments Off on Inside the Artist’s Studio: Randy Martin, Fish and Bats Like Meat and Potatoes  

By Derrick White It is August in Texas and it is hot, I write, stating the obvious. Recently, my family and I spent some time out in Emory, Texas, at the Weeping Willow Ranch, fishing early in the mornings before the heat set in and then later in the evenings after the immense heat starts to subside. It is nice to feed the horses, look out over the fields, trees, and the lake and just slow down and unwind. It is peaceful. I made plans to meet with local East Texas artist Randy Martin at his home and…

View More