Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    All Dogs Go to Dog Days of Denton

    Story by Laura Cortez Photos courtesy of Sheila Wilson I take center stage, wearing nothing but my hiking backpack and a bandana tied around my neck. Self-conscious? Naw. I’m feeling good. It is, after all, a warm September day. The sun even makes me glow, and everybody’s looking at me. Hey! I smell a corndog […]

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    MURAL_Mick_HousesMural- Kristen Watson

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    In Living Color: A Mural Tour of Denton

    Story and photos by Kristen Watson Welcome to Denton, an art mecca that’s home to painters, sculptors, printmakers and designers. Denton’s creative community cultivates the best art around, especially fantastic public art. From Fry Street to the Historic Downtown Denton Square to the halls of UNT, there’s a wall, fence or building to display every […]

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    Muttin Bustin'

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It Ain’t Their First Rodeo

    Story by Danielle Garcia Photos courtesy of North Texas Fair & Rodeo Clouds of dirt fly through the air as the rodeo crowd goes wild. Samantha Tippit’s adrenaline rushes through her veins as the speed of her horse and the noise of the crowd picks up. Her blonde hair is blowing behind her. One wrong […]

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    MUST CREDIT Christopher Blumenshine 5

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It is the Best of Times

    Story by Brittany Fholer Photos by Christopher Blumenshine ‘Tis a magical time. For thousands of years in the cold of winter, two symbols have come together as a celebration of life. Amidst the dreariness of the season, when many living things sleep or die off, evergreen trees stand out in their starkly contrasting color. Festooned […]

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    All Events
    BFA Painting and Photography Graduation Exhibit @ TWU Visual Arts Building
    Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    TWU online Cal

    Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts presents the BFA Painting and Photography Graduation Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 16, 2015-Nov. 24, 2015, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The reception will be held on Nov. 17, 2015, 5pm-8pm. TWU Drama, Dance, Art, and Music students may attend this event for a Culture Card stamp.

    School’s Out, SCRAP’s In! @ SCRAP Denton
    Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


    Kids ages 6-12 will explore the possibilities of all of the discarded materials in the world around us, play games, try experiments, and make quality, useful projects infused with their own artistic ideas. School’s Out, SCRAP’s In is centered on themes of creative reuse and making the most of your materials. This is for kids who LOVE inventing, making, planning, and bringing their creative ideas to life.

    When The Well is Dry, We Know the Worth: Neal Paustian @ Patterson Appleton Arts Center
    Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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    Starting November 13th, the Greater Denton Arts Council will present the thought provoking work of native Texan, Neal Paustian. In When the Well is Dry, We know the Worth, Paustian uses both steel and glass to highlight and raise awareness of the socio-political issue of water conservation, a growing problem across the United States. Using glass as a metaphor for water, the artist transforms glass and steel into poignant explorations of the fragility of both glass and our nation’s water supply.

    Neal Paustian received a BFA in Graphic Arts in 2002 from the University of Texas, Arlington, returning in 2011 to pursue an MFA in Glass. This exhibit will run through December 30th.


    Light, Space and Beauty @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    center for visual arts

    Explore the playful, airy, sculptural and multi-media works of Cathy Breslaw. Breslaw holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and degrees from Howard University and George Washington University.

    Recent Works by Matthew Bourbon + Michael Furrh @ Murchison Performing Arts Center
    Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


    Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
    Explore recent works by artists Matthew Bourbon and Michael Furrh. Matthew Bourbon is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. Bourbon holds degrees in art history and studio art from the University of California, Davis and earned his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Michael Furrh received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. He has taught at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, and currently works in the Art Department at Texas State University, San Marcos.
    A concurrent show of Matthew Bourbon’s work, Post Script, will be on display at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center throughout the duration of the Murchison exhibition.

    UNT College of Visual Arts + Design Annual CVAD Faculty & Staff Exhibition @ UNT on the Square
    Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation.

    Reflecting the CVAD mission, the spirit of the region, and the dynamic growth of UNT and CVAD, this exhibition’s ever-expanding inclusiveness affords continuing opportunities for students and others to see and learn from all that CVAD offers.

    Typically shown concurrently in both the UNT Art Gallery on campus and UNT on the Square in Denton’s historic downtown, this year the exhibition will be entirely at UNT on the Square.

    Participating Artists:
    Jerry Austin | Martin Back | Laura Beard | Rachel Black | Ed Blackburn | Harlan W. Butt | Li-Fen Anny Chang | Susan Cheal | Kate Colin | Lauren Cross | Andrew DeCaen | Laura Drapac | Alicia Eggert | Christian Fagerlund | Vincent Falsetta | Rachel Fischer | Lari Gibbons | Karlyn Griffith | Robert Jessup | Bumin Kim | Liss LaFleur | Tom Leninger | Ana M. Lopez | Kathy Lovas | Adam Neese | Jill O’Brien | Deanna Ooley | Cassie Phan | Johnny Robertson | David Stout | Benjamin Terry | Michelle Thomas | James Thurman | Umut Demirguc Thurman |Watts | Ursula Willias

    UNT College of Visual Arts and Design

    UNT Flute Ensemble @ Voertman Hall
    Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm

    UNT College of Music


    UNT College of Music presents the UNT Flute Ensemble in Voertman Hall on Nov. 24 at 6:30 PM. Admission is free.

    Real Texas Radio Live Broadcast @ LSA Burger
    Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    LSA Burger Signage- EDITED

    Every Tuesday night from  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Real Texas Radio has a live broadcast from LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square.

    Open Mic Night @ The Whithouse Espresso Bar & Beer Garden
    Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

    The Whitehouse, Denton, Coffee, Espresso, Beer Garden

    Open Mic night is every Tuesday at The Whitehouse Espresso Bar & Beer Garden!

    Tuesday Open Mic – Music Edition @ The White House Denton
    Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    The Whitehouse, Denton, Coffee, Espresso, Beer Garden

    Welcome to the first Tuesday Open Mic – Music Edition.

    Sign Up Starts at 6:30pm & music starts at 7:30pm.

    Tuesday Open Mic is strictly music. Come sing A Capella or bring your full band! Just be ready to set up in under 3 minutes & you can play two songs (No longer than 9 minute sets).


    Denton. Original. Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute. Look at the image. Think about the words. What does it mean? What is it saying?

    This is our brand. It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas. Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe. And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application. It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city. The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality. Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown. It’s the real thing, no faux about it. We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead. We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original. Consider our burgeoning music scene, for instance. Denton is known around the world for the music movement that’s been organically evolving here for many years. Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word. That is


    the result of original and independent. The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres. Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose. And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth. That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.

    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional. Think about your favorite pair of jeans.

    They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite. They fit you perfectly, comfortably. And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way. Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years. You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops. You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton. Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours: Original. Independent.

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