The Conscious Collective opens this Saturday at WAAS Gallery

Posted by    |    September 12th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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The WAAS Gallery’s newest exhibit, The Conscious Collective, looks to “move through the veil of our conscious and unconscious mind of our everyday experiences.” This group exhibition will feature many different artists with Eva Montealegre and David Carmichael as headliners, two artists who work in different mediums but express a similar spiritual energy. Through her paintings Eve Montealegre works to “create a dance of color and form that manifests in a dreamlike conveyance of everything from whimsy to drama”  while David Carmichael works with a variety of internationally quarried stone that he uses to create delicately crafted pieces that express the stone’s terrestrial connection as well as his own internal process of discovery.

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Eva Montealegre

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David Carmichael

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The Dallas RAW Event brings its mission to support local art to Deep Ellum

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2013 at 11:34 am

This past Friday Life In Deep Ellum was filled with artists and art lovers as it hosted the third Dallas RAW Event. We’ve talked about RAW before here on You Plus Dallas and its benefits to our artistic community and this installment was no exception.

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The place was packed and the energy was positive. DJ Taylor Effin Cleveland kept the good music going as guests eagerly searched through the selection of photography, paintings and fashion, while there was nothing but whoops and hollers of enthusiasm as musical and visual artist took the stage

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Early in the evening the band Aprilemade ,with their acoustic rock sound,  gave the audience a really good show that was made even more impressive by the fact that they’ve only been together for 4 months. Afterwards Toan Tran wowed the the audience with a presentation of his latest and cinematography work. These two are by no means the only artists worth checking out, in fact if you didn’t make it to this past RAW Event take a look at some of the work you missed out on.

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Kettle Art Gallery to reopen this September!

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2013 at 3:51 pm

This past May Deep Ellum witnessed the closing of one Dallas’ most beloved strongholds for local art and artists, Kettle Art Gallery. But Frank Campagna promised it would be back and he is making good on that promise. The community art gallery will reopen across from Lula B’s Antique Mall at 2650-B Main Street this coming September on the 19th.

The new property, owned by 42 Real Estate, is three times the size of the original Kettle Art Gallery and will allow not only for more art to be displayed but also for the gallery to be more community based with events such as art workshops. As exciting as the reopening is there’s still some work that needs to be done before September 19th, so the  gallery is currently using Crowdtilt help raise the final 5,000 dollars it needs for things such as:

*Lumber, hardware, sheetrock, tape and bedding, texture for new art walls

*paint for existing walls and new art walls

*electrical wiring upgrades

*lighting upgrades

*audio installation

*exterior signage

A space like Kettle Art Gallery that is so focused on supporting local artist is important to our community and its culture, so show it some love and donate so they can get back to it.