Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
SLAT Chair by Studio Wetz
This latest series of furniture is the first of many new designs aimed at the most discerning of buyers. The precision construction details, the solid woods (both domestic and exotic), and the premier finishes put the collection second to none. The entire collection is designed and handmade in Dallas, TX.
Bryan says, “after years of admiring and studying the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Gerrit Reitveld , to name a few, I set out to design a series of pieces reminiscent of the past greats”. Bryan’s continued research led him back to the designers of the past to investigate scale and proportion and how to change today’s perceptions of bigger is better. (3 Leg Chair shown to right)
Some of Bryan’s custom work has been showcased in Perspectives on Design Southwest, a coffee table book by Panache Partners. The 320-page publication features hundreds of vivid photographs of the region’s most stunning homes and the industry experts’ design inspirations, philosophies and perspectives. Books are also available for purchase at RISING.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Join us this Saturday October 16, 2010 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. as Rising Gallery hosts PINK 2010, the 3rd annual fundraiser event benefiting Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund and Cancer Support Community of North Texas. PINK 2010 will feature a silent auction of artwork in the central gallery space, and a runway fashion show of garments created by students enrolled in El Centro College's fashion program. Suggested minimum donation is $20 at the door.
TOGETHER, OUR COLLECTIVE GIFTS ARE SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN OUR GIFTS ALONE.
Donations made during PINK 2010 will benefit the Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund which is dedicated to assisting families living with the difficulties that come with a diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as the Cancer Support Community of North Texas which offers emotional and social support services to cancer patients and their families.
We are thankful to the dozens of artists who have generously donated artwork to the silent auction portion of the event. Artists participating include: Ben Pierce, Benjamin Purvis, Bonny Leibowitz, Carol Ordemann, Cathey Miller, Chris Panatier, Chris Usher, Dahlia Woods, Debbie Klein, Elizabeth Catlin Young, Jenna Young, Frankie Garcia III, Gina Dunn, Greta Gundersen, Jennifer Moreman, Jim Hastings, Kathleen Wilke, Kay Dalton, Laura Elia, Lloyd Lowe Jr, Michael Lyon, Michelle de Metz, Pinky Diablo, Renee Vandevere, Simon Waranch, Yolanda Smith, and more.
Special thanks to the Dahlia Woods Gallery who donated several artworks from their talented roster of artists, and to the fashion students at El Centro College. Special thanks as well to our event sponsors: A+C Magazine, Bryan Wetz Interiors, Dahlia Woods Gallery, FGIII Art, Lure Salon, McKane Consulting, Meddlesome Moth, ModernDallas.net, Osgood-O'Neil Salon, RSC Show Productions, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
10% of every gallery sale transacted during the month of October will be donated by Rising Gallery to SWBCF to aid their mission of helping families of patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
We have two events next week:
Wednesday September 15th join us to preview the exhibit and talk with the artist. Chris will speak and answer questions in an informal social setting beginning at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm.
Thursday September 16th from 6-9pm we will host an opening reception with Chris in attendance.
All are welcome to both events! See you there
Stop by and view COMMUNITY, on display through October 2, 2010. We had a great turnout for the opening reception event!
JIM HASTINGS is a local artist who has exhibited his work in a variety of venues over the past eleven years. Hastings' work explores relationships - husbands and wives, children and parents, teachers and students, caregivers and the children over whom they watch - the building blocks of community. Hastings incorporates a personal lexicon of symbolism to illustrate the dynamics of people's social interactions with one another at their most instinctual level; conveying love, violence, joy, tragedy, immaturity, and wisdom.
JOHN SKIBO is a Brooklyn-based artist making his Dallas debut here at Rising Gallery. Skibo's series "Change of Context" revolves around the ways in which modern-day organization of housing affects community. When creating his paintings, Skibo reflects on the process of change within an environment, of how environment is recontextualized through building or demolishing structures and how these constant changes to landscape affect community and one's ability to interact with each other in a meaningful and sustained way.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Join RISING as we welcome and help host a great event, I AM WOMAN next Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7p-10p. This is sure to be a great event as it's an FGIII Art & McKane Organization Event. Frankie Garcia and Jeremy McKane have put a lot time & effort into making this event a great success and we are excited to have the opportunity to play host to a great event for a great cause.
Proceeds from a multi artist series within the exhibition will benefit Alley's House, a wonderful non-profit Dallas organization. Each of the participating local DFW artists donating to Alley's House series will create a 24" x 24" art piece based on femininity and the following attitudes:
FEMININITY referring to qualities uniquely attributed to women.
LOVE that drives the Artist to create.
BEAUTY in artistic creation and output.
PASSION imbued within the art.
POWER latent within the work, demanding respect.
I AM WOMAN
The entire exhibition will consist of works by several prominent female artists from the Dallas area. The Alley's House series within the exhibition will be sold and 100% of the proceeds of that series will go directly to Alley's House. The canvases for this series have been sponsored by Betsy Walker "Course of a Different Color".
The artists participating in the exhibition include Renee Vandevere, Kate Wickham, Maureen Womack, Michelle de Metz, Jennifer Morgan, Karen Garrett, Bonny Leibowitz, Carmen Menza, Suzy Moritz-Rawdin, Cathey Miller, Sonia Semone, Sue Ellen Davis, Laura Elia, Melissa Preston, Andrea Reich Fender, Kathleen Wilke, Jessica Lee, and Treva Gilkey.
The mission of Alley's House is to empower teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring. Alley's House strives to break the generational, economic, and social impact of teen pregnancy within the community. For more information on Alley's House please visit www.alleyshouse.org.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
You are warmly invited to stop by and join Rising Gallery along with photographer Kathleen Wilke on Thursday for a final chance to view Kathleen's current series "Jane Doe" in its entirety. Kathleen will be available for questions and to discuss her work.
Kathleen's photography captures figures in serene, weightless, ballet-like movements underwater which oftentimes become abstracted by surface reflections to mesmerizing effect. Be sure to mark your calendar - this is a unique opportunity to meet one of Dallas' "must collect" artists in a low key atmosphere.
Kathleen Wilke's exhibition will remain until June 15th, after which RISING will have limited selections on display throughout the summer. Running concurrently elsewhere in the gallery is an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Panatier titled, "Love Them Now, Always".