- Head to SCRAP Denton this Saturday for a Mixed Media art class inspired by contemporary African-American artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas’s work is known for featuring fabrics, rhinestones, and other reclaimed materials. Students will create their own pieces using similar materials.
- On Saturday, Wylie’s Rita & Truitt Smith Public Library hosts a discussion about the arts in Wylie and the Greater Dallas area. The program will feature Wylie City Secretary Carole Ehrlich, who also serves as liaison to Wylie’s public art advisory board, and Gail Sachson, founder of “Ask Me About Art,” an adult “college” of art education.
- Saturday is also the opening of “Car·a·pace” at 500X Gallery in Dallas. This site-specific installation is a collaboration by printmaker Jessie Barnes and photographer Lynné Bowman Cravens. The show explores tropical landscapes and foliage and the relationships between the land, fauna, flora, and self.
- On Sunday, the Irving Arts Center opens a new exhibition aimed at helping folks rediscover the Civil Rights Movement through photography taken by activists from the period. You can see “This Light of Ours: Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement through March 4.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.