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Art Dash 2020 Sherman Cultural District Winter Exhibit

Art Dash 2020

Art Dash 2020 kicks off the second winter art exhibit in Sherman Cultural District on February 15, at 2 p.m. in the newly expanded Look-a-Likes Boutique at 100 N. Travis, Suite B.

“The idea of the Art Dash is to bring folks who appreciate art together for a fun afternoon,” said Ginger Nye, Director for the Austin College Center of Community & Regional Development and coordinator of the Art Dash. “Then, at the buzzer, those who have bought tickets make a run for the art and take their favorite piece right off the wall for keeps. It’s all very civil and a lot of fun.”

The original art works prepared for the Art Dash are 5” by 5” in proportion and feature several media including paint on canvas, wood, fiber arts, and photography. Several award-winning regional artists including Beth Hubbert, Pat Pierce, Paige Davidson, Monica Minshew Cowsert, Mary Karam, and Missy Sofey Kyle are among the artists in the Art Dash and will be exhibiting other pieces in businesses around the Sherman Cultural District. There are more than 40 regional artists participating in the Art Dash and month-long downtown exhibit.

The winter art exhibit continues through mid-March as businesses in the Sherman Cultural District host the artists’ work. Exhibit maps will be available at the Sherman Tourism Office and all hosting business within the Cultural District. The artwork can viewed during regular business hours and most art is available for purchase.

“This is an opportunity to raise awareness for the many talented artists in our area,” said Nye. “And, we expect people will enjoy the creative exhibits in all the business, from art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and even an awesome new tattoo studio!”

Tickets to participate in Art Dash 2020 are $30 and are available online at www.shermanarts.org; admission is free to watch. The event is co-sponsored by the Sherman Cultural District and Austin College Center for Community & Regional Development. Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

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Chijia He Art on Exhibit at Sparrows Gallery through December

Chijia He Art Exhibit

The art of Chijia He will be on exhibit at Sparrows Gallery in Denison Texas through December 30, 2017.  This highly acclaimed international artist from Dongguan City, China, has been featured in galleries in New York, Boston, Rome and Moscow.  His work is reminiscent of both Monet and the American rural painter, Andrew Wyeth.

A Palm Art Award nominee for 2016, Chijia He grew up near the Peal River (the biggest river in South China), and these environs formed the basis of much of his artistic inspiration. As he describes the setting: “I loved the watery region so deeply. I could feel the violin sounds falling into the river surface; the south wind pushed the summer heat so far away…I loved the elegant colors and simple composition integrated into the deep earth.” Indeed, his art reminds us of all the beauty nature still has to offer.

Painting is not this artist’s only passion.  He is also a student of the violin.  You can almost feel these talents as they merge into a composition that is almost lyrical in nature as it blends color, texture and form to create something utterly harmonious and inexplicably real.

His inspiration often comes from the world around him – most often from the green countryside, where the sky is a perfect shade of blue and everything is fresh.  His paintings take us back to a time when life was simpler, reminiscent of a rural life.  The main themes of his paintings are elements from nature like rivers, cattle, farmlands and stone paths that are typical of life in Southern China.

Chijia He Art Exhibit

Sparrows Gallery is a progressive Art Gallery located at 124 West Main Street in Denison, Texas.  They work with emerging and established artists, locally, nationally and internationally in many mediums.   Sparrows Art Gallery is open Tuesday thru Thursday10 am – 6 pm, and Sat from 10 am – 5 pm.  For more information you can reach them at (903) 337-0708  or visit their website at https://www.sparrowsgallery.com/.

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Austin College Hosts Alumna Art Show

The Austin College Department of Art and Art History hosts the exhibit “Borrowed Whimsy” by Brianna M. Burnett now through November 10 in Ida Green Gallery of Ida Green Communication Center at 1201 E. Brockett Street, Sherman. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Art and Art History at 903.813.2048.

Burnett, a 2002 graduate of Austin College, is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Dallas. Her photography is a collection of images that reference storytelling, mythology, and narrative. Motivated by landscape, history, and the culture of her surroundings, she integrates these concepts into photographs that are studies of historical and personal narrative.

She earned an MFA in photography and sculpture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She exhibits in solo and group exhibits across the U.S. She is currently a full-time faculty member at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh online program. She also is a visiting assistant professor of art at Austin College.

Burnett Pink House

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

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