Coming out: Dallas art and related events, December 12 to December 17

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Saturday, December 12

Francisco Moreno: paintingdebt pop-up shop

In conjunction with his exhibition, From the Area, Francisco Moreno presents a pop-up shop of paintings from his paintingdebt series. After graduating with an MFA from RISD, and a staggering amount of student loans, Moreno started selling small-scale, experimental paintings at $100 a pop. Stop buy, grab some extremely well priced artwork, support a local artist, and feel your heart grow three sizes.

Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, Texas 75204

12 to 5 p.m.

Custom Holiday Card Printing Event with Iron Frog Press at Ro2 Art

Join Matt Bagley of Iron Frog Press in creating your very own unique hand made holiday cards. Each session lasts about 20 minutes. Participants get six cards for $30. Non-participants can purchase cards for $10 a piece or sets of six for $50.

Ro2 Art, 110 N Akard St, Dallas, Texas 75201

2 to 4 p.m.

Lorem Ipsum – Closing Reception

Over the last month, Lorem Ipsum has showcased the work of some of Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta’s most talented artists. Conceived as a collaborative curatorial experiement, the show has gone through multiple iterations, as different curators have taken turns constructing exhibitions from a pre-selected group of artists. Curated by UTA professor Benjamin Lima, the last installation in the series features works by Jesse Morgan Barnett, Michael Mazurek, Margaret Meehan, Ryder Richards, and Andrew Douglas Underwood.

Pollock Gallery, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, Texas 75205

6 to 8 p.m.

Lost Worlds – Closing Reception

Lost Worlds features artists living and working in the Cedars, where the MAC recently reopened. The show includes recent work by Sheryl Anaya, Joshua von Ammon, Ali De Vito, Sean P. Miller, Sean David Morgan, and Michael Morris. Each artist, fully aware of the context of their medium, often deals with themes related to the human condition, from the affects of contemporary media to embodiment to identity. The exhibition includes video works, paintings and sculpture presented throughout The MAC compound.

The MAC, 1601 S Ervay St, Dallas, Texas 75215

6 to 9 p.m.

Architecture as Interface Artist Talk + Reception

Susan Giles builds small and large-scale sculptural works that reconstruct significant buildings from around the world. Moving between the miniature and the large-scale, Giles’ two distinct bodies of work point to memory and spectatorship using architecture as their impetus. At once objects to behold, and in the case of the large-scale series, Scenic Overlook, tools for viewing, Giles’ recent works articulate the multi-faceted function of architecture.

Zhulong Gallery, 1302 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207

6 to 9 p.m.


Maneesh Raj Madahar, Luke Harnden, and Patrick Romeo want to snap your synapses, get under your skin, and disembody your soul. The perfect antidote to all of this nonsensical holiday cheer.

Pariah, 1505 Gano St, Dallas, Texas 75215

7 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 13

Crappity Elves: Brian K. Jones

“In the dark underbelly of the North Pole lives a legion of elves deeply, deeply dissatisfied with their lot in life. They’ve let themselves go — bulbous bellies poke out from under their elf apparel, unseemly hair pokes out from their trademark ears and their complexions have undertones of “don’t give a rat’s ass.” Artist Brian Keith Jones captures the struggle of this downtrodden community in his “Crappity Elves” series — a raw look at the downside of the yuletide.

Ro2 Art, 110 N Akard St, Dallas, Texas 75201

4 to 8 p.m.


In the good/bad category is RE’s holiday/farewell party. After 3 years, Wanda Dye’s rabble-rousing space is shutting its doors as Dye returns to her home state of Alabama.

Alabama based artist Butch Anthony brings down the house with a show of paintings and collages from found photographs and text.

Re Gallery Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75215

6 to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15

#MLTSDFW – Most Likely To Succeed Screening & Discussion

#MLTSDFW is a community screening and dialogue of a critical documentary that examines America’s education system, and the current status and future needs of the DFW education ecosystem.

Texas Theatre, 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, TX, US

6 to 9 p.m.

Susan Giles, Petronas Towers/ buttress, 2015. Concrete, archival paper, 2 1/2 x 9 x 3 1/2 in.