Briefly in the arts

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Birthday Cake, a painting by Denton artist Faith Scott Jessup, is a touch foreboding and a bit whimsical. Jessup’s work is now on view at Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.

New website lets theater patrons choose seating

Denton Community Theatre has recently added new online features for box office customers.

As the local nonprofit theater company launched its 2012-13 season, it also let patrons in on a new perk when they reserve tickets through the company’s website,

Now, customers can use the site to choose their seats for a play or musical, buy subscriptions for the season and buy tickets for special events on the website. Box office staff an­nounced that the fees cost less for online ticket buyers than they did with the company’s previous system.

The 2012-13 season features main stage shows: George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which continues through next weekend; Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man in October; Cheaper By the Dozen in January; The King & I in April; Sly Fox in June; and The Color Purple next August.

For more information, call the theater at 940-382-7014.


Flutist Pamela Youngblood releases new album

Pamela Youngblood, professor of music at Texas Woman’s University, will perform a flute recital and celebrate the release of her new album with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at TWU’s Margo Jones Per­formance Hall, located at Pio­neer Circle and Oak­land Street.

A reception will follow in the Music Building lobby.

The recital dates coincides with the release date for Youngblood’s new CD, Sparkle and Wit: International Treasures for Flute and Piano. The concert will include a selection from the album, Deviations on Carnival of Venice by Mike Mower.

Other recent compositions that will be performed that evening include: Three Rondos with Riffs and Refrains by Texas composer Norman J. Nelson; Libby Larsen’s Barn Dances for flute, clarinet and piano; and Sonatina, Op. 5 by Slovakian composer Blaz Pucihar.

TWU staff accompanist Gabriel Bita will join Youngblood on piano, and Danielle Woolery, an adjunct professor of music, will perform on clarinet.

For more information, call 940-898-2500.


County office training new museum docents

The Denton County Office of History & Culture will offer docent orientation and training from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Courthouse on the Square in the 1896 Room.

Docents volunteer as museum greeters, guides and traveling museum presenters. Hours and days worked are flexible.

People who enjoy learning and sharing history with others can contact Gretel L’Heureux, tourism coordinator, at 940-349-2850 or gretel.l’ For more information, visit dentoncountymuseums/chos/volunteers.

Reservations are due by noon Wednesday.


Artist’s fantastical work on display in Dallas

Denton artist and art teacher Faith Scott Jessup has new works in “Traveler,” a solo exhibit that opened Saturday at the Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.

Jessup balances fantasy and foreboding on the point of a pin in her paintings. More than mere still-life painting, Jessup’s works are powerful emblems of the subconscious, the fanciful and the beautiful.

In her latest work, a certain fascination with the huge Texas sky meets with the artist’s pull toward intimate things — bird nests, marbles, objects that have been held and at least temporarily abandoned.

“Traveler” runs through Oct. 6. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sat­urday, or by appointment.

Norwood Flynn Gallery is at 3318 Shorecrest Drive in Dallas. For more information, call 214-351-3318 or visit

— Lucinda Breeding


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