Art Con 9

A big, warm, fuzzy Art Con thank you

Photo credit: Mike Brooks The dust and glitter are settling. The artwork has been auctioned, the warehouse is being emptied, the clean-up and aftermath have begun. On Saturday, November 16, our largest, most successful Art Con ever took place. Dallas turned out in droves —…

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19 Nov 2013 Posted by Megan Van Groll in Art Con 9 no comments

Art Con 9 Presents: Sarah Jaffe

Photo credit: Dylan Hollingsworth In a relatively short amount of time, Sarah Jaffe has progressed from local darling with an acoustic guitar to national act with tour budgets and late-night television appearances.  It’s an unlikely rise for any artist, really, considering the elusive nature of commercial success.  But…

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15 Nov 2013 Posted by Megan Van Groll in Art Con 9, music no comments

Art Con 9 Presents: New Fumes

Photo credit: George Salisbury New Fumes, the moniker of Dallas-based artist Daniel Huffman, isn’t merely music with visuals. It is a grand multimedia experiment borrowing the best from several avant garde movements of the last half-century. While these sonic collages at times resemble songs, they are…

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Meet the Art Con 9 Artists: Vanessa Velasquez

“Vanessa Velasquez recently finds herself sketching out and then painting the landscapes and characters of her dreams. She is best described as a pop surrealist, but her imagination, work and goals as an artist shouldn’t necessarily be narrowed to one focus. The bottom line is,…

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14 Nov 2013 Posted by Megan Van Groll in Art, Art Con 9 no comments

Meet The Art Con 9 Artists: Michael Broussard

Michael Broussard finds inspiration everywhere… in light shining through trees, the way hair moves when you run a comb through it, concrete sidewalks jutting out from brick walls. Then he manipulates metal to recreate the light and textures he sees and experiences as he observes…

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14 Nov 2013 Posted by Megan Van Groll in Art, Art Con 9 no comments

Art Con 9 Presents: ZHORA

Photo credit: Shaina Hedlund “Music is the pulse or the heartbeat of the art world,” says Taylor Rae, vocalist/instrumentalist for Dallas dance-pop act, Zhora.  Her outlook fits easily within the context of their specific brand of electronica—a swirly, organic thing with buzzing synth pads and blissed-out…

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13 Nov 2013 Posted by Megan Van Groll in Art Con 9, music no comments
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