• Cristee Cook

On the Art Beat: Recommendations for ART in D/FW in March

There is so much art in D/FW, narrowing down a list of recommended events can be a difficult task. March is blooming with lush offerings: gallery openings, workshops, and multi-media events. Here are Dallas Art Beat's recommendations for Art in D/FW in March.

At the Maestri Gallery, the first solo show from artist Tom Jean Webb – All These Horizons - opens on March 5 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. His exhibit will be on view through April 9, 2020. The UK Based artist found love and inspiration in the southwestern US landscapes. Webb has exhibited around the globe and most recently in Austin, Texas. He has recently collaborated with Stag Provisions on their anniversary collection and has completed murals all across Austin. This will be his first show in Dallas Texas. For more information, visit https://www.maestrigallery.com/events/allthesehorizons

FIGMENT is coming to Dallas. A day-long, annual interactive art event in Reverchon Park on March 14, FIGMENT Dallas is a free public festival with self-funded, participatory art projects. This annual festival is outside and features local artists creating interactive and participatory visual artwork, performance art - offering music, costuming, large scale sculptures, immersive environment installations, art cars/bikes, hands-on creative workshops, and video installations. No vending, no artist stipends, no sponsors/logos. Open to the public and free for all ages. FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines, designed to promote the participatory aspect of art. For more information and FAQ’s, visit https://dallas.figmentproject.org/

Mercado 360, a unique art experience in Oak Cliff, is offering an art talk and workshop on the subject of Masks from Michoacán with artist Felip Horta on March 14, 11 am – 2:30 pm. Since the age of 12, Felipe Horta has been dedicated to creating elaborate masks to keep the traditions alive of his hometown Tocuaro. This is a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about his work. Be part of the “Making of” Workshop as Felipe Horta guides you in creating your own mask – yours to keep! Ticket includes a hand-carved mask, brushes, and paint, along with Felipe’s instructions. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at http://mercado369.com/

Opening at The MAC in Dallas - Finding Our Way, made visible through a camera lens by Mary Margaret Hansen & Patsy Cravens.Through photographs, letters, personal prose, and historical objects, Finding Our Way documents the personal journeys of two women in the early 1980s during the cultural upheavals generated by the second wave of feminism. Mary Margaret Hansen and Patsy Cravens used their cameras for self-expression, examining their place within their families and society. They captured compelling images of one another in domestic settings and against the rugged backdrop of Cravens’ family farm near Weimar, Texas. Paired with personal reflections and letters, the images and texts provide a first-hand account of women’s roles in recent history. The MAC will host an Opening Reception on Saturday, March 21 from 6-9pm and the exhibition is on view through May 10, 2020. The MAC is located at 1503 S Ervay St, Dallas and is open Wednesday – Sunday from 12-5pm. Admission is free. For more information about The MAC or the exhibition, visit http://the-mac.org/

Artstillery, a performance art company based in Dallas, offers a monthly variety show: ARTCULT. This event includes a mix of talented local artists, showcasing their unique acts in a fun and interactive environment. Genres include storytelling, spoken word, dance, music, and more. Admission is based on a “roll the dice” system – you roll the dice and pay double, or on donation. ARTCULT is the last Wednesday of every month. The next show is Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. Be sure to stay for the DJ Dance Party after the show. Artstillery is located at 723 Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas. For more information, visit https://www.artstillery.org/

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