Fine Arts

Annual 6×6@110 Fundraiser

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Gallery Main Street is an arts hub for the community throughout the year. A new and unique exhibit is on display at the Gallery located at 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 12 noon-4pm, closed Sunday. For more info call (903)593-6905 or go to downtowntylerarts.com. 6x6@110 To Be Held June 6th On June 6th, the exhibit will open at 6pm. Each piece will be sold for $20, with all proceeds going to help fund the City of Tyler Main Street Department, which operates Gallery Main Street. The 2016 6x6@110…

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Summer Plays: Peter Pan, Rock of Ages and Legally Blonde

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June 30th-July 2nd (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “Peter Pan Jr.” - This is a STAR Camp student production on the Braithwaite Stage. Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, “Disney's Peter Pan Jr.” is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up... with no flying required. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John, but when her father announces she must move out of…

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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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East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces 2017-2018 season

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World-class guest artists, the return of a popular trio, and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 will headline East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, Richard Lee, music director and conductor, announced. During five concerts, the orchestra will present music ranging from classics by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Bruckner to contemporary music by film score composer John Williams, marches John Philip Sousa, and the “Orange Blossom Special.” “What a season,” Lee said. “As usual, there is something for every taste. I’m very excited about the number of works that will be performed for the first time ever by the ETSO.” Season…

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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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Attention Playwrights: The 10th New Play Festival Taking Entries

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  Tyler Civic Theatre Center is pleased to announce its 10th New Play Festival! For plays selected, a Readers Theatre will be held in the Rogers Theatre, located at 400 Rose Park Dr. in Tyler, Saturday, July 8th. Adult playwrights (over 18) are invited to submit plays for general/adult audiences or children/teen audiences. Again this year, the festival encourages junior playwrights (ages 12-18) to submit plays for children’s theatre or for older teen audiences. Of the plays chosen to be read at the TCTC New Play Festival, one will be chosen that day to have a full production…

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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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