The ever-growing DFW scene has much to offer. Artists from around the world find their way to Dallas and Ft. Worth to showcase their collections in many of the cities’ galleries and museums. In “Best Spring Art Events,” several outdoor art events were featured. Now for winter, here are some of the great indoor events that you will not want to miss.
“The Mary Baskett Collection Of Japanese Fashion”
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Date: Now through Feb. 22, 2015
Avant-garde contemporary Japanese fashion featuring the Mary Baskett Collection is the newest exhibition at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. During the Japanese fashion revolution of the 1980s, designers Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo pushed the boundaries of tradition Japanese fashion. Unique spins on the kimono with colors, fabrics and unconventional construction redefine the Japanese apparel industry. Current art dealer and former curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum Mary Baskett wears these iconic pieces which do not conform to the design norms of Western cultures and has decided to share them with North Texas in this unique exhibit.
Samuel Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
Date: Now through Jan. 17, 2015
JD Miller’s paintings are considered pure energy. They refresh the mind and soothe the soul with their colorful flowing strokes. Miller’s newest series, “Luminous Levitation,” brings this energy in large scale with nine-feet-tall 3D oil paintings on Plexiglas. This new media is a departure from the canvas traditionally used by Miller. Completely off the wall, Miller continues to expand the mind of the viewer with these sculptures that not only allow one a 360-degree view the art but shows the illuminated from within.
Carolyn McAdams and Todd Carpenter: “Small Things”
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
Date: Now through Dec. 30, 2014
“Small Things” features miniature paintings by Carolyn McAdams and Todd Carpenter. McAdams’ highly detailed, oil-on-panel pieces depict the artist’s sense of humor reflecting on our changing environment. Carpenter’s city and landscape paintings are referred to as “Night Paintings” because of their black, white, gray and silver palate, which give an appearance of being painted at dusk or in the dark.
Patti Oleon – “Parallel Spaces”
Cris Worley Fine Arts
1415 Slocum St. #104
Dallas, TX 75027
Date: Now through Jan. 3, 2015
Cris Worley Fine Arts presents Patti Oleon’s “Parallel Spaces.” While many of today’s contemporary artists focus on conceptual creations, Oleon is a realist in her paintings. The painted “spaces” do not depict individuals in them; rather they show a depth of realism that one might not consider when looking at a space.
Half Price Books Employee Art Show
Half Price Books Flagship
5803 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75231
Date: Now through Nov. 30, 2014
The bibliomaniacs at the DFW area Half Price Books stores are holding their Annual Employee Art Show at the Flagship store’s community room. This special exhibit features photography, paintings, textural pieces and 3-D wall art. Many of the pieces are for sale.
Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com