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Arts mixer features music, color

Richard Haskins and Alexandra Tayara make up the Denton duo the Fleurettes. Their band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at A Creative Art Studio during First Friday Denton.<252>Courtesy photo
Richard Haskins and Alexandra Tayara make up the Denton duo the Fleurettes. Their band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at A Creative Art Studio during First Friday Denton.<252>
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Mixed media printmaker Crystal Nelson will have work featured at A Creative Art Studio on from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 during the First Friday Arts Mixer. The monthly mixer is a network of open-house gatherings at downtown galleries and shops in Denton.<252>Courtesy photo
Mixed media printmaker Crystal Nelson will have work featured at A Creative Art Studio on from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 during the First Friday Arts Mixer. The monthly mixer is a network of open-house gatherings at downtown galleries and shops in Denton.<252>
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Richard Haskins is half of the Denton duo the Fleurettes. Haskins and Alexandra Tayara will perform together and individually after E.T. and the Dreamcatchers' set at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The musicians perform at the First Friday Arts Mixer, a monthly event of open-house gatherings of downtown Denton galleries and shops. ORG XMIT: 40yll29Xzzw8XphumCW_<252>Courtesy photos
Richard Haskins is half of the Denton duo the Fleurettes. Haskins and Alexandra Tayara will perform together and individually after E.T. and the Dreamcatchers' set at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The musicians perform at the First Friday Arts Mixer, a monthly event of open-house gatherings of downtown Denton galleries and shops. ORG XMIT: 40yll29Xzzw8XphumCW_<252>
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First Friday Denton has music and art on tap for its monthly arts mixer.

A Creative Art Studio will have its festivities from 7 to 10 p.m. The music starts with E.T. and the Dreamcatchers — Angie Holliday, Robert Chapman and Erin Thelen, all University of North Texas alumni — will present cover tunes and mashups at 7 p.m. Afterward, the Fleurettes will perform. The Denton duo features bluesy singer Alexandra Tayara and local punk musician Richard Haskins.

The studio’s featured artist is mixed-media printmaker Crystal Nelson, who uses strong graphic images and expressive color. She teaches in Lewisville and shows her work in the studio.

A Creative Art Studio continues the tradition of the First Friday community art project with chalk art on the sidewalk outside the studio, 227 W. Oak St.

Banter Bistro will present Denton folk musician Mathew Grigsby. His two-hour set begins at 6:30 p.m. at the bistro, 219 W. Oak St.

UNT on the Square will be open, and mixer participants can check out the latest exhibition, “On My Own Time,” a show featuring art by employees of the university. A reception and awards ceremony will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 109 N. Elm St.

Down at the DIME Store, 510 S. Locust St., the “Summer Standoff” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. The shop’s First Friday event promises a friendly lemonade competition, make-and-take felt succulents (free, but donations will cover the cost of supplies), and a backyard bazaar.

For details about more First Friday Denton locations, visit http://firstfridaydenton.com .

— Lucinda Breeding