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This article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Texoma Living! Magazine.

GCC’s 2nd Floor Gallery is 2nd Floor No More!

The 2nd Floor Gallery at Grayson County College has been drawing people with a yen for Steve O. Black’s creative and often unorthodox theme shows for the last ten years. Now the gallery has lost its space, temporarily at least, due to ongoing renovation of the GCC campus. Fear not, the shows will go on. Until the new Fine Arts Building, permanent gallery space, renovated auditorium and new black box theater open for business in the fall of 2010, upcoming exhibits such as Lost & Found (March 3-April 16), Year End Student Art Exhibit (April 21-May 7) and Expressions V: Figurative Artwork (May 19-June 25) will be housed in the Training Lab area on the north side of campus beneath the college’s broadcast tower. For information on GCC art activities contact Steve Black at 903-463-8662.

Sweet Sounds of Spring

Join sponsor Texoma Living! at Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus on April 4 when the Sherman Community Series presents the sophisticated ladies of the Moscow String Quartet at 7:30 p.m.. For ticket information please call 903-813-2251.

On May 2, the Sherman Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Dominick offers George Gershwin and more at Kidd-Key Auditorium (405 North Rusk Street, Sherman) at 7:30 p.m.

Bonham’s Creative Arts Center

Bonham’s Creative Arts Center welcomes new Director Barbara Reeves with an exciting schedule this spring. The CAC presents art opportunities for children and adults alike, with classes in art, theater and creative writing. Meet area artisans and learn from the masters through workshops, weekly activities and on-going classes. While you are there, take in the Creative Arts Center’s gallery space, members store and new garden. For full class schedules, contact the Bonham Creative Arts Center at 903-640-2196. this spring. The CAC presents art opportunities for children and adults alike, with classes in art, theater and creative writing. Meet area artisans and learn from the masters through workshops, weekly activities and on-going classes. While you are there, take in the Creative Arts Center’s gallery space, members store and new garden. For full class schedules, contact the Bonham Creative Arts Center at 903-640-2196.

Denison Spring Fine Art Tour March 28 & 29

Main Street becomes the place to be with Spring Art Tour. Visitors from all over North Texas and Southern Oklahoma will be in town to be a part of what is happening. The tour offers a variety of fine art in gallery and studio settings, hands-on demonstrations and unusual arts opportunities for everyone. Scheduled hours for the Fine Art Tour are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. And that’s not all. Don’t miss the turn-of-the-century Katy Depot, Red River Railroad Museum, Texoma Children’s Museum, Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site, Rialto Theater, and Homestead Winery. For more information contact the Denison Chamber of Commerce at 903-465-1551 or visit smalltownbigart.com.

Summer Music Series

Find relief from the heat in the cool, cool, cool of the evening with a casual, family-friendly night of music outdoors in both Sherman and Denison. Grab a lawn chair or beach blanket and stake a claim at both of Texoma’s free concert series.

Hot Summer Nights is a Sherman summer tradition, with free concerts each Thursday evening, starting the first week of June. Performers old and new grace the Oliver Dewey Mayor Gazebo Stage (on the Municipal Building lawn) with performances in rock, country, jazz and more. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and details are available online at hotsummernights.com.

If one night of music is not enough, Denison offers Music on Main each Friday evening, starting May 8. Concerts are held at Heritage Park (at the corner of Main and Burnett Streets) and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Music on Main focuses on local musicians performing pop, country, blues, and gospel. For line-up and details contact Amy Lay at the Denison Main Street Office at 903-464-4452.

 

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