Printing limitations and cost drove comic book artists to strong colors, less subtlety and bold lines to tell their stories. The pop art movement that arose in the 1960s used the limited palette and bold graphics of mass media and advertising to catch eyes and make a statement in art galleries.
Two months after securing a downtown building, Art Center of Waco board members and supporters are gearing up for the next phase of a project with green its predominant color: fundraising.
Those looking to visit noteworthy out-of-town museum and gallery shows can take in a new exhibit of rarely seen dinosaur fossils and replicas opening this weekend in Dallas while a San Antonio show of Egyptian animal mummies heads toward its close.
A new downtown Waco mural is in the works, and 10 Waco Independent School District students will present their design to developer Shane Turner for approval Monday.
Just as Waco has shifted in out-of-town perception to become a tourist destination, Waco art sellers and artists are hopeful for another change in mind: Waco as a place to buy fine art.
Art will go beyond surface delight to issues of literacy and communication in two community projects with public receptions Thursday.
As Waco artist Marsha Wilson knows, jokes and puns come with the territory: Her art is hot. She’s burning to make more. Her work is smoking.
It’s not just wine stimulating the senses at the Waco Winery Tasting Room and Rooftop Patio, but sound and sight from its small stage.
The Art Center of Waco moved a major step closer to a downtown home this week with the completed purchase of a South Eighth Street property and building.
Art gets an additional tea Saturday as the annual Art on Elm arts festival adds an Elm Tea Fest, complete with an afternoon tea party.
An art talk by a Baylor University painting professor and an exhibit by a group of professional Waco artists bring new touches of visual art to downtown Waco this week.
Time and art entwine in animation, so it should be no surprise that retired television animator Ron Campbell attributes some of his career successes to timing, beginning with the start of his career in the 1950s.
Prints in the Martin Museum of Art’s considerable print collection are getting a new look — a first-time look in public for some — thanks to a class of Baylor University art history students.
Dallas artist Erika Huddleston found Waco Creek continually surprised her in the seven months she painted the stream, disappearing from public view at times, resurfacing in hard concrete channels at others.
If the windows of some downtown Waco storefronts seem artsier than usual this month, it’s intentional, thanks to the second appearance of Central Texas Artists’ Collective “Ekphrasis” art show.
There’s a small gap in the center of a green border painted on the floor that circles the eye-filling ofrenda in the back room of Cultivate 7twelve.
If artwork could get motion sickness, two of the first exhibits at downtown Waco’s Cultivate 7twelve gallery likely could qualify for some Dramamine.
Waco arts organizations learned this month that they’ve been dealt a flush hand in Texas Commission for the Arts program grants: All five organizations applying for project grants had their requests fulfilled.
Texas artist Danville Chadbourne’s latest retrospective — number four and counting — plants a forest of sorts in Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art.
Downtown Waco’s latest gallery/artspace Cultivate 7twelve opens its exhibition side this month with roughly a dozen local artists showing their works under the theme “Transformation.”
“Arts For All” is the theme for the Arts Fest portion of the annual Waco Cultural Arts Festival, which returns to downtown Waco for its 14th year.
The Art Center of Waco was closed Tuesday after a beam between the basement and first floor failed and caused structural damage.
Visionary artists - and twin brothers - Doug and Mike Starns will talk with arts journalist Jason Kaufman about their career in Thursday's Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation.
Alan Northcutt, director of Waco Friends of Peace/Climate, figures that where black-and-white words fall short, color and images might carry on.
Artists are set to gain two Waco spaces to sell their works in upcoming weeks with the opening of two galleries, one in West Waco, the other in downtown.
At first glance, John McClanahan’s 67 landscapes in the latest exhibit at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art look vaguely similar.
For Waco artists John Storm and Cash Teague, art answers both ends of “Lost & Found,” the Art Center of Waco exhibit of their work that opens Thursday.
After showing an Austin audience what Waco artists and their creativity can do, organizers of the art exhibit “Waco 52” are bringing it home.
Western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell did much to shape the public’s imagination of the American West through their illustrations, paintings and sculpture, but they shouldn’t be seen as mirror images, said Western art scholar B. Byron Price.
A Clifton painter’s look at scenes of Western life captured in oil paint and an informative look at print making with examples drawn from Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art open the summer for two Waco art galleries.
Waco artist Kermit Oliver becomes the official Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist for 2017 on Thursday when the Texas State Legislature makes appointments to four state artist positions, but don’t expect the accomplished painter to toot his horn in self-congratulation, even if the honor puts him in the company of fellow state artists George Strait and Marcia Ball.
How do Waco artists love their city? Fifty-two ways, if they’re counting by “Waco 52,” a special exhibit on display Friday through Wednesday at the Texas Capitol.
Books are made to be read. Or held. Or contemplated. Or puzzled over. Or discussed. Or admired.
Since graduating from Baylor University as a University Scholar in 2004, artist Jen Dunlap has lived in New York for about 10 years, then Los Angeles with some five cross-country trips and several Waco visits in that time.
Shay Scranton knows band posters and the walls of Baylor University-area coffeehouse Common Grounds are thankful.
The creative and inspirational sides of art gets employed in service to others Monday night with the third annual Wild Torch, a fundraiser for Jesus Said Love, a nonprofit organization that works with women in the sex industry.
Two student art exhibits opening this week provide an artistic counterpart to spring sprouts: works by young artists with a fresh eye.
New Mexican artist Katherine McDermott will show works inspired by spring in her show “Everything’s Coming Up Flowers: An Artistic Expression of the Promise of Spring,” which opens during First Friday activities from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Papillon Antiques, 1025 Austin Ave.
The natural world — complex, awe-inspiring, beautiful, unpredictable — forms the starting place for artists exhibiting works in two shows opening this week in Waco.
Ashley Jepsen admits that Bolted + Brine, the Friday night pop-up arts fest showcasing Waco-connected artists and musicians, has an unusual name, but there’s a meaning to it all.
In the annual ebb and flow of arts and entertainment in Waco, the new year provides a space to catch one’s breath and look ahead.
The holiday break offers a chance to travel out of town, and while most day trips to Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and beyond involve shopping (at least before Christmas), those destinations do have touring art exhibits that some may want to see. Here’s a quick overview of some notable shows.
Waco artist Katherine Makowsky didn’t go far for inspiration when it came to the woods and paths that populate the pictures of her exhibit “Works on Paper” opening Thursday at the Art Center of Waco.
French painter Claude Monet became one of the world’s leading artists of the late 18th and early 20th centuries thanks to his skill in capturing the shifting light of sky, water and landscape, but there’s more to the Impressionist’s work than first impressions might suggest.
“The Magnificent Seven” may be the name on movie marquees these days, but in Bosque County it’s another seven — artists and not actors — that are being celebrated this month for bringing national attention to the county’s art scene.
To mark its 25th year, the Texas Photography Society did the logical thing: create a show that illustrates the range and quality of contemporary photography.
An airport can be something of a welcome mat to a city, one that gives you a feel for what, if any, kind of distinctive cultural experience you’ve got coming on your visit there. Some airports, however, simply can’t do it. DFW, for example, has no character at all: Upon arriving there (apart from the gift shops bursting with Dallas and Texas merchandise), one doesn’t find any cultural cues to let you know you’re in Texas, let alone in a particular major city.
The welcome mat to downtown Waco goes out on multiple corners Friday night as a new Welcome to Waco pop-up festival overlaps with downtown’s First Friday emphasis and a three-day Silobration at the Magnolia Market.
The Waco Cultural Arts Festival opens its 13th annual celebration of the arts and creativity this weekend in Indian Spring Park and neighboring Waco Convention Center, continuing its long-running tradition of diversity with hands-on art activities for kids and grown-ups, live music and dance performances, poetry, workshops, artist market, film, science demonstrations, food and drink.
It’s been four years since the Art Forum of Waco mounted its first “Prism” exhibit and the second show demonstrates shows the expanded net that the Waco arts organization and gallery casts.
Dallas-area painter Caroline Camden Lewis may have descriptive notes for the abstract paintings in her Art Center of Waco exhibit “While I Breathe, I Hope,” but those stories followed the wordless impulse and emotions that her works express.
The artworks on exhibit at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art suggest — literally — that art sometimes is more than the sum of its parts.
You could study Shakespeare and be quite elite
In the window of The Provender Store stands Casandra Barragan-Melendez’s watercolor painting of the Washington Avenue bridge, its dark steel girders outlined before a light late afternoon sky and river flowing underneath.