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In Peril – Endangered Species
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; Keller, TX 76248
July 1 – August 21, 2019

In Peril - Endangered Species is an exhibit showcasing three artistic formats, bringing awareness to the plight of animals around the globe. Charice Cooper, painter; Stormie Parker, ceramics; and Bruce Rosenstiel, photographer have documented the stages of endangerment from vulnerable to extinct in the wild through their individual medias.

The opening reception, Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 9 pm, will feature guest speaker Kim Taylor of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at 7 pm. Representatives of Fossil Rim and In-Sync Exotics (big cats) will be on hand, sharing information from their respective organizations.

Charice Cooper will donate an original print with authentication of one of her paintings to be auctioned. All proceeds from the auction will go to The World Wildlife Fund. The auction will continue through the closing reception on August 15th, 7 to 9 pm.

Join the Keller Public Arts Board for this beautifully artistic, yet informative exhibit for all ages.

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In Peril – Endangered Species
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; Keller, TX 76248
July 1 – August 21, 2019

In Peril - Endangered Species is an exhibit showcasing three artistic formats, bringing awareness to the plight of animals around the globe. Charice Cooper, painter; Stormie Parker, ceramics; and Bruce Rosenstiel, photographer have documented the stages of endangerment from vulnerable to extinct in the wild through their individual medias.

The opening reception, Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 9 pm, will feature guest speaker Kim Taylor of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at 7 pm. Representatives of Fossil Rim and In-Sync Exotics (big cats) will be on hand, sharing information from their respective organizations.

Charice Cooper will donate an original print with authentication of one of her paintings to be auctioned. All proceeds from the auction will go to The World Wildlife Fund. The auction will continue through the closing reception on August 15th, 7 to 9 pm.

Join the Keller Public Arts Board for this beautifully artistic, yet informative exhibit for all ages.

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The "Human Experience; Connecting Worlds" brings the everyday life of our Middle Eastern neighbors to the forefront through a photographic journey. The viewer will witness societal interactions in the Islamic communities through the lenses of photographers Deborah Hunter, Richard Doughty, Farah Janjua and Shafaq Ahmed.  The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to welcome the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation and the Islamic Art Revival Series as they share this first of its kind exhibition in Keller. 

The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6 - 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.  The evening will feature an artist panel, moderated by Thorne Anderson, Assistant Professor, Mayborn School of Journalism. All are welcome to attend the free event. 

For information regarding guided tours and workshops being offered throughout the exhibition which runs from March 4th through April 24th, 2019, contact Selwa Moharram, IARS Program Coordinator, selwa@islamicartrevival.com or 469-209-8737 ext. 109.

817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.  www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts  

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The City of Keller Public Arts is pleased to present for the 10th year, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The Keller High School Fine Arts Center will be the concert venue on Saturday, March 2nd, 7:00 pm. Enjoy this family-friendly evening of fine music as the award winning Orchestra performs selections from Johann Strauss Jr., Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss, and Jean Sibelius, conducted by Alejandro Gómez Guillén. Tickets remain $5 each, and may be purchased at the door with credit/debit card only, or in advance at the Parks & Recreation Department located in Keller Town Hall, The Keller Senior Activity Center, 660 Johnson Road or The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive. For those who want make the evening a "date", FnG Eats will be offering their Dinner & Symphony menu at $25 per person which includes a ticket to the concert. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information regarding this highly anticipated event, please contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com. 

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Sep 14 @ 8:00 am
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Keller’s Bowden Center gets center stage as the Apex Arts League and Keller Public Arts are proud to present a A MUSICAL JOURNEY: Woodwind Quintet Music from Around the World.  This chamber music concert will turn the new, lovely Bowden Center into a quality recital hall. Featuring Musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony and Friends:

Abigail Poe, Flute
Elise Belk, Oboe
Ivan Petruzziello, Clarinet
Cara Owens, Bassoon
Aaron Pino, Horn

Music may be the “universal” language, but every culture brings wonderful accents of color and flavor.  Come and sample the musical styles of the world with us as we tour the globe through music.

For details, ticket sales and more, go to ApexArtsLeague.com or cityofkeller.com/publicarts; phone 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Applications for this favorite Keller event is Monday, Sep. 10th for the 2018 Keller's Got Talent art show and competition. All genres of art are accepted, oil, acrylic, water based painting; colored pencil, graphite, charcoal drawing; sculpture, ceramics and pottery; jewelry, fiber arts, collage and more. To participate in this annual event, applicants must be 18+ years of age, City of Keller or Keller ISD residents (employed in Keller does not apply). The fee to enter is $20 for the first one or two pieces of art and $10 each for one or two more, totaling four ($40). All entries must be received by Sep. 10, 2018.  The venue for the exhibit, which will run from Oct. 1 - Nov. 20, 2018 is Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy., Keller 76248. First, Second  in categories, and Best in Show will be awarded at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 11th from 7 to 9 pm, all are welcome to attend and share in the talents of Keller's artists, both amateur and professional. For more information please call 817-743-4000, email publicarts@cityofkeller.com or visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts. We look forward to sharing your artistic achievements with the community.

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The City of Keller and Keller Public Arts will host the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for its ninth year on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Keller High School Fine Arts Center, located at 601 Pate Orr Road, will be the venue for this always anticipated performance. Alejandro Gomez Guillen will be conducting the orchestra in selections from Rossini, Stravinsky, Britten, Faure, Brahms and Dvorak.

Tickets, $5 per person, must be purchased in person at the Keller Parks & Recreation Department, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive; and The Keller Senior Activity Center, 660 Johnson Road. All addresses are in Keller, 76248. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the evening of the concert, cash only please.

For those who'd like to enjoy dinner before the concert, FnG Eats, located at 201 Town Center Lane in Keller, is offering a special menu for the evening at $25 per person which will include a ticket to the concert. Reservations can be made for seatings at 4:00 or 5:30 pm by calling 817-741-5200.

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Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society. The first annual Keller Art Walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and other entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk. For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com. 

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.

 

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Preparations are underway for the 2017 "Keller's Got Talent" art show. The event is open to all City of Keller, and Keller ISD residents, age 18 and older. Whether an artist paints, draws, creates sculpture, is a fiber artist, forms clay, or photographs, all types of art are accepted and encouraged. The exhibit will take place from October 4th through the 25th. Awards will be presented in categories and will include 1st, 2nd, Honorable mentions. Three "Best in Show" awards will be awarded, Judges, Public Arts Board and City Employee. The awards reception will be held on Thursday, October 12th from 7 to 9 PM at Keller Town Hall.

Entry forms are available now, and can be obtained at www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art or at the Keller Town Hall reception desk, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller 76248. Forms must be returned by September 5th in order to participate in the show. The fee to enter is $20 for up to 2 pieces of art. An additional 2 pieces can be submitted at $10 each. We encourage amateur and professional artists to participate. For further information visit the link above or contact 817-743-4000, email publicarts@cityofkeller.com. 

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Fresh Flower's & Baked Goods
September 6 - 28, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
(817) 743-4000; publicarts@cityofkeller.com; www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts


Andrew Stalder and Scott Parker are both Associate Professors of Art at TCCD, Northeast Campus. Their oil paintings provide a detailed look at the intricacies of flowers by Stalder and the delecatability of Parker's baked goods. The viewer will enjoy the combination of subjects, as the eye and palate are both tantalized while viewing.

"Painter, Scott Parker began to paint desserts following the completion of a figure painting that included a shelf with a piece of chocolate pie. He loved painting that pie, especially after spending a month on flesh-tones!  And so, he decided to paint just one, large piece of chocolate cake, thus beginning over-a-year-long period of painting nothing but decadent sweets. His paintings of monumentally-sized desserts that share a lineage with old-masters’ work such as Pieter Claesz’s Banquet paintings, which served to maintain and reveal the power and wealth of those celebrating with great spreads of sumptuous foods. Parker’s work is serious but also meant to bring about the feelings of desire and pleasure rather than a discourse or exhaustive idea, allowing viewers’ reaction to the work to be far more positive than expected. The work usually elicits hunger-desire roles in viewers but also general feelings of great happiness. Parker enjoys delving into how his subjects stand for all that is desirably tempting, and he does eat them all." He received his BFA in Painting at the University of Texas, Arlington and an MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design.

"Andrew Stalder has been painting for over 25 years. He is a contemporary realist oil painter and his primary source of inspiration is the richly diverse subject matter of flowers – both cultivated and wild. His art is characterized by vibrant colors and dramatic, photorealistic compositions. He has won awards for his talent which he perfected in is studies of painting at the University of Dallas (B.A.) and Ohio University (M.F.A.). A current resident of Bedford, TX, he has displayed his art in many solo and group exhibitions, most recently "Florescence" at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin."