The early fall promises many opportunities for local artists all over the area. Get out and rub shoulders with Texoma’s creative forces at the Salute to Member Artists Exhibit at Bonham’s Creative Arts Center on September 15 during their Meet the Artist Night.
In Sherman, artists from all over the area convene at the Sherman Art League’s annual SAL Juried Fine Art Show during the Sherman Arts Festival. This season’s judge is professional illustrator and painter Andrew Wages. The SAL exhibit opens Thursday, September 17 with the Judge’s Commentary and Opening Reception at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will remain on display until Saturday September 19 at the Sherman Municipal Center Ballroom.
North of the Red River, check out artists Donna Finch Adams (Denison), Gleny Beach (Bokchito), Dave Barnes (Durant), Jack Ousey (Tishomingo), and Janie Umsted (Durant) in Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s 2009 SE Art Faculty Show. The exhibit will run October 12 through November 11.
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Right after my eighth birthday in January, I began to long secretly for a bicycle. I watched with envy as the older kids whizzed about the neighborhood on their brightly colored beauties, with names emblazoned on the fork—Schwinn, Roadmaster, Raleigh. They were like thoroughbred horses, sleek and fast and beautiful.
From frontier times to last fall’s rollback election, Denison citizens have made education a top priority. Local leaders always have seen a top-notch educational system as a key to economic development while teachers have done their best to foster students’ growth, and students have focused on having fun, figuring out their futures, and finding mates. Tying all these threads together is an interesting new book, Two Schools on Main Street: The Pride of Denison, Texas, 1873–2007.
“The day of the Christmas parade in 1995, I had gone to a doctor for a second opinion. I came right up here, straight from the doctor’s office. I had a parade to do. I did the parade and then met my husband at a Christmas party. I sat there beside him and told him I had to go to the hospital in two days.”
Looking for the Printed Version?You can find a complete set of Texoma Living! Magazine in the library at Austin College.
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By Dan Acree on November 25, 2009
The meaning of fine art is blurred by the use of novel and stylistically unconventional mediums, as well as modern technologies and techniques. Changing views in society, culture, taste and education also skew the traditional meaning. I have a hard time with the term fine art in modern context. Art today goes far beyond idealized classical beauty, pure technique-driven works, and because of that, the meaning of fine art has been blurred.
By Ginger Mynatt on December 1, 2008
On a winter day, when the wind whips across the open fields on Schneider Road near Howe, Terry Irvin runs across the back yard to her greenhouse and checks on the hundreds of tiny herbal seedlings that bask under grow lights. She waters them and adjusts the lights, and when it is really cold, she creates a small plastic tent to keep them warmer.
By Dan Acree on December 1, 2007
Not so long ago, New Year’s Eve called for gentlemen in black ties, ladies in formal gowns, an elegant menu, exotic libations, and an orchestra with a chart of “Auld Lang Syne” on their music stands. In the Mulberry Room of the Grayson Hotel or the Ballroom of the Hotel Denison, revelers danced the night away until the clock’s hands came together at XII, and then the band played, couples kissed, and streamers, confetti, and the toot of tin horns filled the air.