Category Archives: Arts
One of the journeys of being an artist is making sure that people are able to see your artwork. Some show in museums, other show in fairs, but the most common place for an artist who has not made it to a museum is showing in a gallery. Taylor Ellis is WAAS Gallery’s newest resident artist. On Saturday April 13th, he will open a show called “78 on deck” along the side with collaborative works by Phillip McVean.
In this exhibition Ellis has created a series of tarot cards, which are illustrated through digital design. Being inspired by a tarot reading which his friend had given to him and the hunger for creating an art show, he developed a group of images which would lead to him not only telling his future, but the future of others. Continue reading
Our Spring Break Disney Cruise was the first time I had ever traveled in public with the Little One, and I found out quite quickly that inconveniences like customs checks and lines for boarding passes were pure torture to a toddler. After spending the entire day driving down and navigating these obstacles, we were both about to fall apart as we stepped out on deck to be counted present for the escape plan orientation. The crew was very diligent about passenger participation, and we were given the impression that this was the only time we really needed to be serious. Every man, woman and child were ordered to find their places on the deck and listen carefully to the instructions…hit the deck over at the Pharmacy
With Easter and Passover here this week, spring time has surely arrived! One thing that comes with these holidays is spring cleaning and sprucing up. For many this means time to throw away the old and bring in the new, but what items will state that your a trend setting individual?
“Art” has many forms in the design world, although we generally think of art as being fine, it can take on other forms, such as fashion and interiors. This years color of the year is Emerald Green, making statements that are eye catching and trend setting. Many individuals are seen this year with accessories, colored jeans, and nail polish in this color, but “What are other statements in the design world that are emerging?” Continue reading
Education is a common thing that parents encourage in their children. Whether you are talking about grades, attendance, or college, this subject is an important aspect in a child’s future. Although it may be a hard process for some children to engage with, special education programs may be the twist to what gets your child to interact in school activities. Dallas Contemporary Museum is a non-profit organization which is striving to get the public more involved with ART. By hosting a number of programs, geared towards education, this museum is creating attention grabbing responses by students. Currently hosting six different programs ( “Taking It to the Streets”, “Art Think”, “Chit-Chat”, “DCU”, Espace, and Renaissance Program) this space is changing how Museum’s educate their youth. Continue reading
Motivation tends to come from an experience that you are effected by. Not all experiences are great, but sometimes the results are life changing. I recently had the pleasure of meeting two artists that are making movements in the Dallas Metroplex. Kelly Jacobi and Michael McPheeters, these two artists are changing who gets involved with the local emerging art movement.
Kelly Jacobi is an artist who has been practicing art her whole life. With a background in graphic design, illustration, photography, and painting, there is no project that this young artist cannot tackle. About six months ago I walked into my local coffee shop to come across these eerie grim dark pieces hanging from the wall. These are things that an average person would not paint. One thing as an artist you learn is that creating comes from experience; there is always a tale to tell, you just need to learn how to illustrate it. Intrigued by these dark art pieces I contacted her to know more about the statement that she was trying to convey. Little did I know I would find a world of mystery, sorrow, and courage.