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News: PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Illuminations at BRIT Feb 17th, January 31, 2023 - BRIT / Botanical Research Institute of Texas at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Illuminations at BRIT Feb 17th

January 31, 2023 - BRIT / Botanical Research Institute of Texas at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Presents Dornith Doherty: Illuminations - Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research with a panel discussion on February 17th at 7pm and a reception from 7 - 9 pm. 

Dornith Doherty: Illuminations - Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research is a tripartite environmental art exhibition emerging from a research-based creative collaboration with Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist, Ana Niño, Librarian, and Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Director at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). As an artist affiliated with BRIT since July 2021, Doherty investigated the crucial physical artifacts of botanical biodiversity research – from a collection of diaphanized plants made in the 1950s to a contemporary Andean biodiversity project focused on diverse ferns threatened by climate change and ecosystem disruption...

 

 

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Margo Sawyer - The Presence and Absence of Color opens Jan 18, January 17, 2023 - Trinity University

PRESS RELEASE: Margo Sawyer - The Presence and Absence of Color opens Jan 18

January 17, 2023 - Trinity University

Trinity University's Department of Art and Art History welcomes guest artist Margo Sawyer as part of the 2022-2023 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings to campus a distinguished array of leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics and is made possible by an endowment gift from Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio...

 

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News: PRESS RELEASE: A Conversation Between Artists - Michelle Mackey & John Adelman, January 17, 2023 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: A Conversation Between Artists - Michelle Mackey & John Adelman

January 17, 2023 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARTISTS: Michelle Mackey and John Adelman on Saturday, January 28th, at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served as the artists discuss their work. On view in the gallery are exhibitions by both artists: Michelle Mackey: Beyond Measure and John Adelman: Yes, that might work…

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty included in Entanglements at Center for Visual Art, January 13, 2023 - Center for Visual Art

PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty included in Entanglements at Center for Visual Art

January 13, 2023 - Center for Visual Art

Denver, Colorado –Entanglements explores our connections to the natural world. Through a variety of lenses, artists in this exhibition negotiate and engage with the environment, illustrating the complex relationships humans have to nature and its resources. These artists employ diverse approaches and intentions, bringing awareness to the current state of our environment to inspire action, giving discarded remains new life, or exploring regenerative capabilities of ecosystems...

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ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in Arts and Culture Texas Magazine

January 1, 2023 - Sherry Cheng

Looking intently at the surface of one of Michelle Mackey’s abstract landscapes, the viewer may find portals leading into the earth itself, feel the unseen forces churning beneath, and trace the unfolding story of the land stretched over the geologic time scale. Mackey’s growing interest in geology and “deep time,” bolstered by a journey to Iceland and an arts residency in Wyoming, is fully evident in her latest body of work, which draws inspiration from Enchanted Rock, the fabled pink granite dome in the Texas Hill Country...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman - Yes, That Might Work, January  1, 2023 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman - Yes, That Might Work

January 1, 2023 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, Yes, that might work…, an exhibition of recent ink on canvas and paper works by John Adelman. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Yes, that might work…, marks the sixth solo exhibition with the gallery and it continues through March 19, 2023...

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News: ARTICLE: Capturing The History Held in the Walls of the Old Barrow Family Gas Station, November 16, 2022 - Michelle Mackey for D Magazine

ARTICLE: Capturing The History Held in the Walls of the Old Barrow Family Gas Station

November 16, 2022 - Michelle Mackey for D Magazine

Gravel crunched under my tires as I pulled into the empty lot of the old gas station: neutral gray and abandoned, the front door padlocked under the awning. When I got out of my car, I could almost hear the sound of a Coke bottle landing at my feet with a coded message from Bonnie and Clyde scrawled inside, launched from their speeding vehicle. 

My search for Dallas’ buried history had led me here, the former Barrow gas station in West Dallas, once owned by Clyde’s father. In the 1930s, the exterior would have read Star Service Station, but, as I stood there in October 2012, I saw no signage, no gas pumps, no people. This is the kind of place that inspires my artwork: a structure in between its former and future identities, left abandoned to the elements without plaques or preciousness....

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News: ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in D Magazine, November 16, 2022 - Tim Rogers

ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in D Magazine

November 16, 2022 - Tim Rogers

Clyde Barrow’s family once owned a service station in West Dallas, at 1221 Singleton Blvd., in a neighborhood called the Devil’s Back Porch. That structure stood until April, when it was hastily bulldozed before the city’s Landmark Commission could intervene.

Given the long lead times of a monthly magazine, I didn’t know how or whether D Magazine could address the matter. (Although Bethany Erickson wrote about it for our website.) But then an artist who has written for us, Laray Polk, alerted me to the fact that another artist in town, Michelle Mackey, had spent years studying and painting and thinking about the Barrow service station. Which is how I came to find myself in Michelle’s studio back in May, looking at some of her work and talking about how she might do something in the pages of the magazine...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Mackey - Beyond Measure to open Nov 19, November 11, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Mackey - Beyond Measure to open Nov 19

November 11, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Michelle Mackey: Beyond Measure, an exhibition of new paintings inspired by Enchanted Rock that highlights the relationship between the past and present. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, November 19th from 5-8 pm. The exhibition continues through February 11...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: A Conversation - Tommy Fitzpatrick & Kim Cadmus Owens, September 29, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: A Conversation - Tommy Fitzpatrick & Kim Cadmus Owens

September 29, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce A CONVERSATION: Tommy Fitzpatrick & Kim Cadmus Owens on Saturday, October 8, at 4:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the artists discussion about their work until 8:00 p.m...

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