Summertime, Part 2

Art Lovers, Unite!   Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

Friday evening, July 27- come out and see a free viewing of the newest PBS series “Art21: Art in the 21st Century.”  This month’s show is called “Boundaries,” and features contemporary artists Lynda Benglis, David altmejd, Tabaimo, and assume vivid astro focus.  The doors open at 7:00pm – show starts promptly at 7:30pm. This is a great time to see how artists work in their studios and hear firsthand their thoughts behind their work.  www.thegallery8680.com

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Misty Oliver-Foster, “Opalescent Adolescence: Big Sister/Little Sister”

Saturday monring — From VAGF:  Join us this Saturday morning, July 28 from 9:00am – noon, as the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco is hosting a figure drawing workshop.  This is open for all ages. Mom or Dad bring your child.  Our model is a young girl with lots of experience modeling for her artist mother. We’ll use some classic drawing techniques (timed sketching, scribble sketching , contour drawing} to teach each other how to do figure drawing.  We will  emphasizing color to make it exciting, so bring colored paper, pencils, pastels, or crayons along with charcoal and newsprint and maybe colored paper. Bring your drawing support, paper, pencils, charcoal, pastel, water media or whatever you need to complete your sketch. We will do quick sketches and longer poses. Please send an email to georgi.still@grandecom.net for more information and to let her know you are coming. The Discovery Center, Saturday, July 28, Aug 4 and Aug 11 9 am to Noon, Members $10.00. Nonmembers $20.00.  www.vagf.org/upcoming_events.

Saturday evening, ladies are invited to  join the “Brazilian Blowout” show at Frisco Discovery Center. This promises to be a fun night of music, food, drinks, fashion art and pampering.  The party begins at 6:00PM.  For details and tickets, visit www.friscodiscoverycenter.org.

Also Saturday in Dallas – The Design District Gallery Day, noon – 9pm.

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Catch the end of thegallery8680’s show “CoLoR” this Sunday afternoon from 2:00-5:00pm.  It’s a great show, featuring artists from Frisco, Dallas, Coppell and beyond.  And, of course, it’s full of color!  Thegallery8680 is located at 8680 Main Street, Frisco 75033  www.thegallery8680.com

Coming Soon…

art:21 — Art in the 21st Century — free viewing parties

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Come see the new Art:21 series from PBS — free viewings at thegallery8680.

Here is the schedule for the Art:21 series:

Thursday, June 28 — “Change,”  featuring artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui and Ai Weiwei

Friday, July 27– “Boundaries” featuring artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivid astro focus, and Lynda Benglis

Friday, August 24–“History”  featuring artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic

Friday, September 28– “Balance”  featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze

Location: 8680 Main Street, Frisco 75033.   Doors open at 7:00, and the show starts at 7:30.  Bring a friend and hang out with other local artists and art lovers.  www.thegallery8680.com

and don’t forget about this weekend’s art reception — Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s “ARTrageous” reception this Saturday, June 23. (correction)

See the Guild’s new show and meet the artists Saturday night, June 23rd,  from 7:00 – 9:00.  Awards will be announced at 8:00pm.  Location:  Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX  75034.   www.vagf.org