Arts Jazz 2014

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Krystal Maestas: Photos courtesy of Festival

    Jazz: More than a Four-letter Word

    As you walk throughout Quakertown Park, the sound of trumpets trill in your ears; little girls run around with fairy wreaths in their hair, ribbons blowing in the air behind them; a family rests under a large tree enjoying the shade while deciding which stage they will venture to next; delicious smelling tasty treats lure you through the crowd toward myriad […]

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    Denton Airshow

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Renee Hansen

    Photos by Lynn Cromer

    The Show Must Go On

    Nothing will ground Denton’s annual high-flying production An array of planes gracefully soar over the horizon each Father’s Day Weekend – year after year – like clockwork. On June 14, 2014, the one-day Denton Airshow comes to town, entertaining the 13,000-plus visitors with aspirations as wide as the wing spans of a B25-J Mitchell. Since the show’s inception in the mid-1980s, the […]

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    Photo by Caroline Basile

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured

    Story by Lauren Williamson

    Photos by Jun Ma and Caroline Basile.

    Walk the Thin Line

    It started off as a small project making a music video and ended up an anticipated annual event for the Denton community, but the Thin Line Film Festival isn’t stopping there. The festival is evolving into a complete entertainment experience by expanding beyond only featuring documentary films and wading into music festival territory. And right now, festival founder and coordinator […]

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    COMING UP

    All Events
    Jul
    3
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    Edible Matters: Culturally Brewed Representation and Identity @ tAd Gallery
    Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm
    Edible Matters: Culturally Brewed Representation and Identity @ tAd Gallery | Denton | Texas | United States

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    Edible Matters: A-4 Course Exhibition is a four part exhibition at tAd Gallery.

    1.
    The Seeds of Inernconnectivity

    2.
    Political Economy on The Table
    May 9 – 30, 2014

    3.
    What’s Cooking Under The Microscope?
    June 6 – 27, 2014

    4.
    Culturally Brewed Representation and Identity
    July 3 – 25, 2014

    The gallery is sponsored by The Bowllery and the entrance is inside The Bowllery.
    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 11AM – 9PM.

    Jul
    21
    Mon
    Camp Exploration @ Denton Civic Center
    Jul 21 @ 7:00 am – Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
    Camp Exploration @ Denton Civic Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Camp Exploration at the Denton Civic Center for ages 5-11. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15
    S11 Aug. 18-22

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Camp Voyage @ Denia Recreation Center
    Jul 21 @ 7:00 am – Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
    Camp Voyage @ Denia Recreation Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Camp Voyage at the Denia Recreation Center for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15
    S11 Aug. 18-22

    More information about each session can be found here.

    King’s Kids Camp @ MLK Jr. Recreation Center
    Jul 21 @ 7:00 am – Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
    King's Kids Camp @ MLK Jr. Recreation Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    King’ Kids full-day camp at MLK Jr. Recreation Center for ages 6-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15 
    S11 Aug. 18-22 

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Super Kids Camp @ McMath Middle School
    Jul 21 @ 7:00 am – Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
    Super Kids Camp @ McMath Middle School | Denton | Texas | United States

    Super Kids full-day camp at McMath Middle School for ages 6-12. Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM.

    $105/weekly session ($85 the week of July 4). Nonresidents add $5. T-shit fee $8, deposit $10.

    S1 June 9-13
    S2 June 16-20
    S3 June 23-27
    S4 June 30 – July 3
    S5 July 7-11
    S6 July 14-19
    S7 July 21-25
    S8 July 28 – Aug. 1
    S9 Aug. 4-8
    S10 Aug. 11-15 (may be at Denton Civic Center)
    S11 Aug. 18-22 (may be at Denton Civic Center)

    More information about each session can be found here.

    Camp Scrap @ SCRAP Denton
    Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm
    Camp Scrap @ SCRAP Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    School's out, scrap's in!

    SCRAP is giving the parents a break and offering two sessions of Camp SCRAP this summer!  Camp is for creative kids ages 6-12 who love inventing, making, planning and bringing creative ideas to life.  Camp will begin at 9 am and go until 4 pm.  Camp is $175 per camper and includes the cost of materials and a snack each day.

    Sign up your kids for a full week of camp and watch their creative skills flourish!

    Kids will learn about creative reuse through a range of fun and engaging art projects.  We will paint, weave and do print making plus so much more!

    Register online, pay in store or online. Some scholarships are available, e-mail for more information.

    Sessions are July 21-25 and July 28-August 1

    Theatre Intensive @ North Branch Library
    Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm
    Theatre Intensive @ North Branch Library | Denton | Texas | United States

    Learn the elements of stage production, from blocking to staging, directing, producing to costume and prop making. Learn how to dive into character and work as a cast, and get tips to conquer stage fright. This is a week-long camp that will conclude with a live performance. Best for ages 9-12.

    Denton Public Library

    Jul
    25
    Fri
    Comic Books in Action @ Willis Library
    Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Comic Books in Action @ Willis Library | Denton | Texas | United States

    Comic Books in Action

    The Comic Books Collection at the University of North Texas was developed after Doug Campbell’s donation of 1,600 comic books on behalf of his grandmother, Floydine Campbell (1917-2014). The collection also includes the 98Classics Illustrated comic books donated by Clifford and Shaun Seibel in 2008.

    In 2011, Doug Campbell offered to donate his entire set of comic books in honor of his grandmother, Floydine Campbell. Campbell’s grandmother had been instrumental in growing his personal collection. She purchased the comic books at her job at The Leonard Pharmacy in Leonard, Texas. When he visited his grandmother, she would often have more comic books for him to read and enjoy. Campbell wanted to share that joy with others by donating his comic books to the library’s special collections.

    The UNT collection of Classics Illustrated Comics was donated by Sean and Clifford Seibel in 2008. These comics retell famous novels by a wide range of classic authors. In addition to Stephen Crane’sThe Red Badge of Courage, we have nearly 100 other issues to read!

    Comic books are the subject of study across multiple disciplines at UNT are regularly used as research and teaching tools.  UNT is home to the annual Comic Studies Conference which brings together faculty, students and librarians to discuss the diverse ways that comic books influence our culture.

    This exhibit will feature a display of our comic books from UNT Special Collections including DC, Marvel, and other classic publishers.

    CVAD MFA Showcase @ UNT Art Gallery
    Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    CVAD MFA Showcase @ UNT Art Gallery | Denton | Texas | United States

    CVAD MFA 2013

    A summer tradition at the UNT Art Gallery, this exhibition features recent works in various media by artists enrolled in the graduate Studio Art and Design programs at the College of Visual Arts and Design. Curated by gallery staff and focused on process, criticism and ideology, the CVAD MFA showcase presents an open environment in which to consider works by emerging artists of our time.

    Ellie Ivanova (photography), Tabatha Trolli Diloreto (ceramics), Kai Peter Martin (drawing and painting), Luke Ball (printmaking), Longhui Zhang (drawing and painting), Abigail Sherrill (fibers), Lynné Bowman (photography)

    Annual VAST Members Exhibition @ Texas Woman's University Fine Arts Building, East & West Galleries
    Jul 25 @ 12:42 pm – 1:42 pm
    Annual VAST Members Exhibition @ Texas Woman's University Fine Arts Building, East & West Galleries | Denton | Texas | United States
    Same Time Yesterday by Thomas Judd

    Thomas Judd’s image “Same Time Yesterday” is part of the 25th Annual Vast members Exhibition

    The VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.

    Where: East and West galleries at TWU Art Building, at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street

    Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 7.

    Image credit: “Same Time Yesterday” by Thomas Judd

    THE MAGAZINE

    Letter from the Mayor

    Denton recently ranked first of only two Texas cities on Livability.com’s 2014 list of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America,” coming in at number 55 nationally. It’s clear that the word is out: Denton is vibrant, hip, safe, creative, artistic, historic, original, independent and a happening place to live and visit.

    Downtown is dynamic, teeming with local musicians and artists showcased among 25 live music venues located within two blocks of our celebrated city square. Some of our most significant regional  events like the Thin Line Film Festival (now including a live music component to complement the 80-plus documentaries) and the giant, three-daylong, seven-stage-large Denton Arts & Jazz Festival spotlight raw creativity at its best.

    While music is a major theme in Denton year-round, spring and summer bring numerous events that highlight other attributes of our city. Cinco de Mayo and Juneteenth celebrations focus food and fun around cultural and historical commemorations of our nation’s diversity exemplified in Denton’s own rich heritage. Dog Days of Denton honors man’s best friend. The Denton Air Show boasts  aerial daredevils and stunt pilots at the Denton Airport, Texas’ eighth largest.

    Spring is a perfect time to try the A-Train, our two-year-old commuter rail connecting visitors between Denton and the rest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Big city musical shows, theatre and  dining opportunities are clustered within blocks of each other in the new Hickory and Industrial Street arts and entertainment corridors, a short walk from the square. Our galleries offer world-class art  of every medium, and our international award-winning live theatre productions are far beyond that of other cities our size.

    Our two great universities are at the heart of our unique vivacity. Drawn by our creative wealth and energetic vibe, University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University students fuel Denton with a perpetual stream
    of new talent. While we are one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, we cherish our character that
    says, “we’re still small enough to be people-friendly with a ‘care about your neighbor’ attitude.” Our safe and conveniently-located entertainment venues, parks and public facilities make Denton a truly walkable city.

    While other cities try to replicate old-town charm, Denton’s famous 150-year-old courthouse square is like a Norman Rockwell painting, but one set to jazz and indie music. It has character. And it has characters. But it’s not as much the personalities of this place as it is the personality of Denton that hooks you. I love it here. We all
    do. And I believe you will, too.

    Now, relax and kick back. Then come out and experience for yourself why Denton is the place to be.

    Mark Burroughs,

    Mayor of Denton

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