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Balance and tension at center of artist's work

Brick Haus Collective's latest exhibit closes Friday. "Bearing Capacity," a solo show by Delaney Smith, explores the themes of tension and balance. Delany uses sheets of handmade paper and strips of cotton, gathered into forms that drape, pull and pile in ways that seem to test the strength of their supports.

Delaney received her Master of Fine Arts in fibers at the University of North Texas in 2013. Delaney was an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2013-14.

A closing reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the collective, at 215 S. Woodrow Lane. Admission is free.

In a solo show at Brick Haus Collective, artist Delaney Smith plays with the ideas of tension and balance. 

"Through The Woods," 2016. Cotton, nylon and steel.  22 inches by 44 inches by 5 inches.Courtesy photo
In a solo show at Brick Haus Collective, artist Delaney Smith plays with the ideas of tension and balance. "Through The Woods," 2016. Cotton, nylon and steel. 22 inches by 44 inches by 5 inches.
Courtesy photo

Gallery spotlights youth art

The "Outside the Box" exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The show, which runs through Monday, highlights the work of students from every school and art teacher in Denton ISD.

TWU May dance concert series features faculty work

In the second year of its May Dance Concert Series, the Texas Woman's University Department of Dance presents Ground.

The piece is choreographed by professor Jordan Fuchs and performed by the Jordan Fuchs Company. Ticket sales will help support the new student dance group Community Movers.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $10, or $5 for students and seniors. The concert is in the TWU Dance Studio Theater in the Dance and Gymnastics Laboratory Building on Bell Avenue. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/jfuchsdanceco or call 940-898-2086.

Group to host Planned Parenthood benefit

A Denton group in favor of abortion rights will host a concert benefiting Planned Parenthood of Greater North Texas starting at 1 p.m. Friday at Backyard on Bell, 410 S. Bell Ave.

Denton Stands with Planned Parenthood hosts the all-day benefit, which includes vinyl and art silent auctions, food trucks, children's activity areas, live music, and appearances by Ira Bershad, who plans to run for the District 26 Congress seat in 2018, local teacher and Planned Parenthood volunteer Becca DeLozier, and local businesswoman and activist Amanda Servis. Tickets cost $20.

Slater to be added to Denton arts walk this weekend

The name of the longtime director of the UNT One O'clock Lab Band will be added to Denton's Arts Walk of Fame on Saturday afternoon.

In a special ceremony, city leaders will honor Neil Slater at 2 p.m., beginning at the engraving, located at 217 E. Hickory St. A noted jazz pianist and composer, Slater joined the UNT jazz studies program in 1981. He led the world-renowned program for 27 years until he retired in 2008.

After the ceremony, attendees will walk to Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory St., to hear the One O'clock Lab Band performing some of Slater's work.

The Walk of Fame honors artists with Denton ties and lines both sides of East Hickory Street near the Square.

-- Staff reports