Wax Casting Artist Workshop Sponsored by GDAC by Thomas Flynn


Wax Sculpture Workshop with Thomas Flynn II
Thursday, March 23rd 6-9pm

$40 ($35 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Presented in partnership with the 30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition and the National Endowment for the Arts
Spend the evening learning from one of the local artists exhibited in the Materials Hard + Soft exhibition. Thomas Flynn II will lead participants through his wax casting process. Participants will be able to choose a mold from Thomas’s collection and cast a personal object of their own in wax. All supplies, except your personal item, will be provided. Space is limited, please register by March 17th by email at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787, or follow the link below to register online.

Included in GDAC Materials Hard+Soft Exhibition by Thomas Flynn


Opening Friday February 3rd 6-8 at the Greater Denton Arts Council

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. In this anniversary year, we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. In 2017, we are thrlled to expand the exhibition to 93 individual works from Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. 

Named 2016 Foundation Prize Publication Fellow for Peripheral Vision Arts by Thomas Flynn

Thomas Flynn II Artist

Peripheral Vision Arts is an artist-run organization administering merit-based Publication Fellowships for emerging and mid-career American visual artists. We pair creators with professional critics to produce original essays and interviews for publication in Peripheral Visionan interdisciplinary journal of the visual arts. Our Publication Fellowships are open to creators working in all visual art genres, including Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Performance Art, Video Art, Sound Art, Public Art, Social Practice, New Genres, Intermedia, Computer Art, Activism, Street + Graffiti Art. Additionally, we administer two art competitions and two curated online art exhibitions annually, which include various publication opportunities or stipends. Click the "Apply" tab to learn about available fellowship opportunities.

Since our official launch in May 2016 we have awarded 59 Publication Fellowships to professional artists and have commissioned over 115,000 words of content. Our fellows include distinguished art faculty, alums, residents, grant recipients and fellows of: SAIC, SVA, RISD, University of North Texas, Columbia U., Ohio State U., Arizona State, University of Washington in St. Louis, U. of Wisconsin in Madison, Vermont Studio Center, MASS MoCA, New American Paintings, David Bown Projects, Ucross Foundation, Harpo Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, NEA Rockefeller Foundation, American Academy in Rome, Ox Bow, Sculpture Space, Arts Letters & Numbers, Windgate, Brooklyn Arts Council, Experimental Television Fund, Greater Ohio Arts Council, Fulbright Specialist Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation regional re-grants, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Kansas Arts Commission, Creative Work Fund, Dallas Museum of Art Dozier Travel Grant, and numerous other venues and institutions. Learn about our distinguished contributing critics.

See Flynn's Profile at http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/#/flynn-profile/