Plan Your Weekend: This Saturday in the Design District

Posted by    |    August 18th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Although summertime is slow season for art galleries, there’s no shortage of activity going on this weekend in the Design District. Why not plan an art-filled weekend in the neighborhood? Here are a few quick suggestions.

"Smarties, Smarties" by Peter J Blackburn at Sun to Moon Gallery

Sun to Moon Gallery

It’s the last week for Sun to Moon Gallery’s current show, “Antiquarian Avant-Garde Photography: Works by the North Texas Alternative Process Group,” and those of you who haven’t been out to see the fascinating show have one more chance this Saturday.

In celebration of a fantastic run, attendees on Saturday will have the opportunity to meet the photographers whose work is on display during an afternoon gallery talk. Support local art and learn about the mission of the North Texas Alternative Process Group – to explore the art of photography through unconventional or antique photographic methods.

Mary Tomas Studio Gallery

The Creative Arts Council’s 2012 juried show winners have been on display at Mary Tomas Studio Gallery for several weeks now, but the gallery is hosting a closing reception for the winners on Saturday evening. The event is open to the public, and, not only will attendees be able to view the 30 works selected as finalists for the 2012 competition, they will also be able to view work by some of the newest artists associated with the gallery. The reception runs kicks off at 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

Circuit 12 Contemporary

Although it officially opened a couple of weeks ago, Circuit 12 Contemporary’s newest exhibit, “Curse of the Coulee”, will be wide open this weekend following another soft opening on Friday night. “Curse of the Coulee” features original work from fascinating Wisconsin artist Sofia Arnold.

Arnold’s interest in ruralism and neo-folk movements from a voyeuristic viewpoint leads to a unique style of expressionist painting, often depicting animals and humans in intriguing and occasionally disconcerting environments. You don’t want to miss this talented artist’s work. Curse of the Coulee will be on display at Circuit 12 until September 4th.