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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    Doll Selfie at LSA

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Morganne Cameron
    Photos courtesy of Darien Orr

    Barbie Does Dentoning!

    Greetings from Little d, the cool North Texas city packed with creative aesthetics, culture, history, and unforgettable experiences. Denton is an original culture of arts, music, entertainment, shopping and community. Visitors are captivated by the city’s local businesses, shops, and deep-seated history, because it is here that self-discovery and inspiration permeate the city’s sense of […]

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    Arts & Jazz crowd courtesy Denton Festival Foundation

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Olivia Sylvain

    Getting Jazzy with It

    The sounds of saxophones, trumpets and drums resonate through Quakertown Park and electrify the city. Crowds gather on the grass to see all-day music. Nightly concerts feature world-renown headliners, this year Randy Brecker, Dr. John the Night Tripper and Denton’s own Grammy winners Brave Combo. An array of cold beer combines with aromas of everything […]

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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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    All Events
    Cosmic Visions: Works by John Calabrese @ Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Oct 7 all-day

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    The Greater Denton Arts Council invites you to explore Cosmic Visions, an exhibition of over thirty original graphite works by John Calabrese. Beneath their classically calm beauty and romantic atmosphere, Calabrese’s drawings depict figures in surroundings that are realistic and appealing to basic human instincts.

    Dr. John Calabrese received his PhD in Comparative Arts from Ohio University and a MFA in Painting and Art History from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is currently Professor of Art History at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

    An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Cosmic Visons will be on display in the Gough Gallery through September 13 – 2015 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. To learn more, please visit dentonarts.com

    Day of the Dead: Una Exhibicion @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Oct 7 all-day

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    In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Altars will be presented by the Tri County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, students of the Hispanic Honor Society and Denton Independent School District, Denton Public Library, Ghosts of Denton and more. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar.

    Light, Space and Beauty: Cathy Breslaw @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Oct 7 all-day

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    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.

    Permanence and Impermanence @ UNT Art Gallery
    Oct 7 all-day

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    Come and see the UNT fine art series kick off a the free exhibit titled, “Permanence and Impermanence”.

    The HELMET Project | Gary Chapman @ Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Oct 7 all-day

    Greater Denton Arts Council

    The HELMET Project | Gary Chapman
    August 7- September 18, 2015
    Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
    Opening Reception | Friday, August 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    The Greater Denton Arts Council presents its upcoming exhibition, The HELMET Project. Based on a series of twelve paintings and photographs, The HELMET Project depicts helmeted figures installed in interesting and provocative locations. Gary Chapman received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA and BS from Berea College. He is currently Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This exhibition will be on display August 8 – September 18 in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. A $5 admission donation is requested for this special exhibition.

    For full exhibition information please visit dentonarts.com. For more information Chapman’s work, please visit garychapmanart.com

    Thumbnail image: Gary Chapman, THP-G3, 2011

    THE BOXES – Art Exhibition by CHUNG CHAK @ tAd Gallery
    Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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    tAd presents THE BOXES, featuring the work by Chung Chak, who is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The College of New Jersey. His large-scale photomontages are created by randomly connecting numerous photographs of unrelated people, events, and environments. The aftereffects of the process are the deconstruction of the “ordinary” world into abstract visual codes, or the hyperreal.

    Meditation Class @ Seven Mile Cafe
    Oct 7 @ 11:30 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:30 am

    Seven Mile Cafe, Denton

    The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.

    A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, and final meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained so feel free to start at any time. Everyone is welcome- just drop in!

    For more information, visit the Meditation in Texas website.

    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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    Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday DentonRadio.com brings local acts to LSA Burger! 90% of all of the talent you see at LSA Burger is local Denton talent! Check the DentonRadio.com Calendar to see who’s playing.

    Jazz Night @ Hoochies Denton
    Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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    Jazz Night at Hoochies with the DenTONES every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.!

    Come enjoy seafood, and live music!

    Wednesday Night Social Run @ Oak St. Drafthouse
    Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

    OSDH&CP run

    A free 5k group run through Denton. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome. The group meets at Oak Street Draft House every Wednesday night at 7:45, and the run starts at 8:00. Join in on the fun and hang out for some beer and socializing after the run. Information including the week’s course is posted at www.facebook.com/DentonSocialRunners.


    Denton Live Magazine Spring-Summer 2015

    Welcome to Denton, Texas.

    Guests in Denton, like the nearly 125,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely-customized, Dentoncentric adventures within the cool vibe for which Denton has gained international acclaim. We call it original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country, and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. 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. Denton is known around the world for the music 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.

    People come to Denton in pursuit of their passions. Take local artist Darien Orr. She gained Etsy fame when her “Barbie and Ken Live the Denton Life” photographic note card series took off several years ago. Now Barbie is stepping out of the note cards and authentically “dentoning” (the experience of enjoying/discovering/exploring all that the great City of Denton, TX has to offer). Scores of female and male Barbie dolls in various states of restyle sit in neat lines in her studio. Clothing and shoes just their size are piled to the side, all part of her new product line called Dentoning Dolls. Every doll is unique, rescued from someone’s discards then thoughtfully bathed, styled and dressed to fit into the many nuances of Denton life. People adopt their Dentoning Doll, each with a name, a background, an official dentoning tee shirt, and a hashtag for sharing its dentoning adventures on Instagram. The dolls come packaged in a clear box, the background an artistic image of our Courthouse.

    “Denton has cool things to offer,” Darien says while showing off a doll whose body was made in 1966. “Dentoning Dolls are a cool way of getting people interested in the bigger Denton experience.”

    See what I mean? Original. Independent. And Darien is one among hundreds whose expressions are visual or musical or architectural or environmental or something that is so unique it has no label or category.

    Now it’s your turn. This is your adventure. So, create! Make it original. Embrace independence. Go enjoy Denton!

    Kim Phillips,

    Vice President
    Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau

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