I don't know why there are so many juried shows opening on the same weekend, and I'm not sure that I like the looks of them any more than any other summer group show. But I suppose if we can build a justice system on twelve impartial men, why not the art world? We'll start with the non-juried show.
Us and This
It's difficult not to like a good ceramic piece. Often ceramic art bridges a certain functionality and a more experimental aesthetic. Is that a bowl, you might find yourself asking of the work by Jeremy Sims, or is it something far more interesting? Opening at 5 p.m. Saturday, That That Gallery, 3901 Main St. hosts Us and This, a solo exhibition of Sims' work, at which you can ask just such a question. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the work will go to The Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore, a city dear to Sims and That That's director, Samantha McCurdy. More at facebook.com/thisisthatthat
Here & Now
At Galleri Urbane, the 2nd annual juried show, Here & Now, features nine artists: Matthew Craig, Brent Hallard, Lindsey Landfried, Lori Larusso, Melinda Laszczysnki, Danny Rose, Keith Allyn Spencer, Loring Taoka and Michael Wille. They were selected by Adiran Zuniga, Assistant Director for Galleri Urbane. It opens at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Creative Arts Center of Dallas' Annual Juried Show
Fresh perspectives take over Mary Tomás Gallery, courtesy of the Creative Arts Center. See the work of those artists, along with the exhibition, Radar, featuring three emerging artists: Riley Holloway, Sandra Larta and Megan Ping. The reception is from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Saturday.
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New Texas Talent at Craighead Green
This statewide juried show features almost 40 emerging artists selected by gallerist Barry Whistler and publisher Terri Provencal. This exhibit is a quick and dirty way to expose yourself to a bunch of new artists at once (ooh la la). Opening reception is from 5- 8 p.m. Saturday.