Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Art Opening Eclectic Expressions Arlington Texas

Join us to celebrate MLK Day
Monday, January 17 we'll be open from 3 - 9 pm to help celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. as Roots and Dreams continues through February 6.

African American artists Ken Carter, John Johnson, Carol Simmons and Terrell Whitehead are joined by Nigerian artist Okezie Nwosu and Panamanian artist Natascha Rijfkogel.  Okezie & Natascha both moved to our neighborhood early 2009.  Original illustrations by Scott Dykema from the book Keep Dreaming are a natural part of the exhibit (see next article.)  Junanne Peck and Kate Wickham round out the exhibit. 

The collage shown is by Ken Carter, entitled "MLK Study 2."

Keep Dreaming
book signing party
Come meet author Jake Brittain and illustrator Scott Dykema Friday, January 28.  The autographed book will make a great valentine's present for your children or grandchildren.

Keep Dreaming reminds us how vital everyday dreams have been to enha nce our lives.  No dream is too small or too big.  Original paintings that illustrate the book are part of the "Roots & Dreams" exhibit that continues at Eclectic Expressions through February 6. 

This is supposedly a children's book, but if you're like me you'll insist on keeping your own copy.  Included with the book, there's a CD withn the story sung in 3 different music styles: Reggae, funky and lullaby.

For each book sold, one is donated to local charities.

If you are interested in art classes, visit our classroom and meet teen & adult teacher Barbara McFarland.  Scott Dykema teaches children's classes and can visit with you about his classes.

UTA Gallery will be having an exhibition opening 6 - 8 pm and brief art conversation at 6:30 pm on January 28. For detils contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or visit

Downtown Coffee includes original art by local artists in their gift area and will have a coffee tasting the evening of January 28. They are on the west side of Mesquite St. just south of Abram on your way from UTA to Eclectic Expressions.

Stop by all 3 places & make it an art night.

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