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Sculptor Jordan Grimes won the first prize for his piece “Watcher of the Shadows” in the Visual Art League of Lewisville’s “Fresh Ideas 2014” exhibition, on display in the gallery at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.
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Denton artists included again in Dallas fest

Denton bands are on the long list of bands booked to play Index Fest, the popular Dallas music festival now in its third year.

Acts with local ties including Pageantry, Chambers, Daniel Markham, the Angelus, Bethan and Moonbather will appear during the Sept. 26-28 festival in Deep Ellum.

The full lineup will be announced Monday at Three-day passes cost $89 and three-day VIP passes cost $199.


Carrollton composer releases record

Carrollton composer and singer Allison Kay has released her latest album, Silent Fire, through Tate Music Group.

The album fuses pop and classical forms, striking a musical theater or light opera posture owing mostly to dramatic, keyboard-based songwriting. Kay cites Florence and the Machine as an influence.

For more information or to buy the album, visit


Hand Drawn adds Fort Worth act to roster

Hand Drawn Records recently added a new act to its growing roster.

Bad Mountain, the newest member of the label, is the Fort Worth Americana-gospel-folk brainchild of Jesse Anderson. Bad Mountain’s self-titled EP was released this year and earned praise from regional media outlets.

Hand Drawn Records is a Dallas label whose artists include Denton’s Andrew Tinker. It’s co-owned by Dustin Blocker, a Dallas resident and a University of North Texas alumnus.

A free EP celebration show is scheduled for 9 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Foundry, 2303 Pittman St. in Dallas. Bad Mountain plays with Hazardous Dukes. For more information, visit


Art league announces exhibit winners

The Visual Art League of Lewisville has announced the winners of its current show, “Fresh Ideas 2014.”

Sculptor Jordan Grimes won the first prize for his piece Watcher of the Shadows.

Painter Irma Murray earned second place for her watercolor Sunny Side Up.

Artist Maurice Leatherbury took third place for his photograph Tara Field, Hawaii.

Honorable mentions went to Mary Carradine for her silkscreen and lithograph monoprint Mixed Metaphors and to Daren Fagan for his steel sculpture Terry.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 6 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information about the art league, visit

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