The four-hundred pound, stainless steel roller occupies prime space on a large table in the center of Cecelia Feld’s studio in Bells. Sometimes art takes a little muscle to go with the inspiration.
Youth and stature are not deterrents to the high regard that fellow artists and older students show to Birdsong. Cassandra Harris, artist and fellow student said, “Sarah has actually taught me how to paint. In her portraits, she creates such depth. She did a drawing of me. I had never thought of myself that way. It was so beautiful I almost cried. Sarah paints the emotion of the personality.”
And then there were the eggs. “For a long time I was drawing and painting eggs because eggs are so fragile, but they hold life, you know. Things like that really fascinate me, things that are delicate, but strong.”
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.
Twenty-five years ago, Sherman Community Players (SCP) launched Theatricks to introduce children to live theater. Over the years, Director Webster Crocker, the Theatricks Board, and Advisory Board have turned the children’s arm of SCP into an educational and entertainment program of considerable note. Today, Theatricks offers a wide scope of opportunities for children to explore all aspects of theater, from acting to set design, lighting, costuming, stage management and directing.
The Denison Arts Council has announced that the Texas Commission on the Arts has designated Denison as one of the first official State of Texas Cultural Districts. Denison and six other communities statewide are the first to be recognized with the designation.
The perfect tool for planning an art road trip to see the best the area has to offer is KERA-TV’s Art and Seek Web site. The site currently features the profiles of 1900 arts organizations and venues in thirty-three counties in North Texas.
The Art and Coffee Club which meets each Sunday morning at 9 at Panera Bread in the Sherman Town Center, is perking right along.
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... Read More
The Denison Performing Arts organization hosted Young at Heart, its annual youth art show for Denison area students at Chase Bank. The show featured more than one thousand pieces of art by children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. When asked... Read More