County history office seeks more docents
The Denton County Office of History and Culture is seeking volunteers to join its team of docents.
Docents work as museum greeters and tour guides. Docents also promote the county’s history and culture through educational outreach in Denton schools. They work in the research room and as amateur archeologists at the Taylor farm site. Hours and days are flexible.
A “Lunch ’n Learn” docent orientation and training session will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 1896 Room at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
The training session will include a film lecture on “Christmas in Icaria” by Mike Cochran.
For more information, contact tourism coordinator Gretel L’Heureux at 940-349-2850 or gretel.l’firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos.
Reservations are due by noon Jan. 23.
Local artist to teach classes in Gainesville
A local artist and gallery owner will demonstrate her art glass techniques to members of the Gainesville Area Visual Arts Group at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Visual Arts Building on the North Central Texas College campus, 1525 W. California St. in Gainesville.
Huttash studied art under Harlan Butt at the University of North Texas and worked from her home studio before opening A Creative Art Studio in downtown Denton.
Huttash works in and teaches Tiffany and leaded glass art techniques. Celtic culture and nature are her muses.
Huttash will also lead a workshop on stained glass on Jan. 26 in the ceramics laboratory at the NCTC Visual Arts Building.
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting on Jan. 24.
Registration for the Jan. 26 workshop costs $30.
For more information, call Gerri Williams at 940-372-8176.
Oxide Gallery seeking artists’ submissions
Oxide Gallery, at 211 N. Cedar St., has announced an open call for art submissions for its February and March shows.
Denton County artists can drop off artwork — two pieces of two-dimensional work and up to five pieces of three-dimensional work — at the gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26. A jury panel selects the work for the show, which will open Feb. 1 and close March 29.
Artists are required to read the gallery’s submission guidelines and restrictions before submitting artwork. Submission requirements and restrictions are listed on the gallery’s website, www.oxidegallery.com.
UNT arts college brings sculptor to series
Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith will be the featured speaker at the annual Nasher Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. in Dallas.
The series is presented by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. A limited number of tickets are available. Members can get in for $20, and non-members pay $25 at NasherSculptureCenter.org.
Smith, whose career has spanned more than three decades, has been deemed “one of the most influential sculptors of her generation” by The New York Times. She is considered a leading figure among artists addressing philosophical, social and spiritual aspects of human nature, with many of her sculptures illustrating the body — externally and internally — as the object.
Ansel Adams’ protege opens exhibit
Sun to Moon Gallery in Dallas is celebrating master photographer Alan Ross’ immortalization of the Western landscape with its upcoming exhibit.
“Alan Ross: Forty Years in the West” opens on Thursday and runs through Feb. 16. The fine art photography gallery is owned and run by Denton native and award-winning fine art photographer Scot Miller and his wife, Marilyn.
Ross spent five years as Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant — during the Carmel years — and was integral to Adams’ books, Yosemite teaching years and print production.
Ross will teach a workshop at the gallery on Friday. An opening reception for the show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Ross lives in Santa Fe, N.M., where he pursues his own work, teaches one-on-one workshops and writes articles and blogs about photography. He is still the exclusive printer of Ansel Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition negatives, an assignment Adams personally selected him for in 1975. Ross makes each print by hand from Adams’ original negatives using traditional darkroom techniques.
This will be Ross’ second North Texas exhibition to feature his gelatin-silver photo prints created in the darkroom.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment. The gallery is located at 1515 Levee St. in the Dallas Design District. For more information, call 214-745-1199 or visit www.suntomoon.com.
— Staff reports