In seven U.S. cities, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Artists will be given a 3-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art, customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created in each city will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at a local gallery where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to SCOPE Miami in December. In Dallas, the public showcase will take place on Thursday, July 25th at Life in Deep Ellum. Continue reading
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CraveDFW loves you. This summer things will get a bit hectic, but keep your eye on your favorite website that provides you with rich information on the Dallas food scene. We will be integrating more activities in the DFW area in coming weeks, plus adding more interviews and fun new features with guest writers and staffers. Plus we just added a few new interns for you to meet that have a fresh perspective on what to do in Dallas. Continue reading
In families sometimes, artistic talents are pushed with in a group of siblings so that a bond can develop which will help the progression of the group grow. Since I have started writing, I have come across a number of families which push their artistic talents together as group, so that each member can develop a name for themselves. But one particular band of brothers whom stood out to me was the Davies Brothers. Joshua, Isaac, and Jerrod Davies are a group of brothers, which are more commonly known as 3of1. What makes them different compared to the other groups that I have come across is that they have developed a business aspect towards art which allow them to tackle any project which is thrown their way. Continue reading
Friday, April 12th, will mark the date where bright colors of fashion, graffiti, and fine art will merge into one space. Dallas Contemporary Museum will be hosting their opening exhibition which features Walter Van Beirendonck, John Pomara, Soner, and Josephine Durkin; a true treat for those who love energetic hues of color.
Walter Van Beirendonck is a fashion icon who creates avant-garde men’s trends that stimulates the viewer’s imagination on what his inspiration of the collection could be; pushing boundaries with his nontraditional materials, typography, and textures. This exhibition celebrates his creations of the couture collection which is inspired from pop music, comics, science fiction, and cultural trends. As well as reminding individuals of why he is branded the nickname of “Cultural Ambassador of Flanders.”
Every year I look forward to, and I do not think I am going out on a limb here, the festival of all festivals in DFW. The Main Street Arts Festival! The Cliffs Notes for the Main Street Arts Festival are as follows: Starting April 18th at 10am and you can come and go as you please all day every day through April 21st. Not only is the Festival itself free, including three live music stages, but parking on the weekend is generally free, and this year they have water stations to fill up, also free. 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.