Posts filed under ‘Art’
Make a keepsake that mom will cherish forever.
Special guests: the Garden Culture Club.
For children of all ages.
Friday, May 10th
Emily Fowler Library 4:30 pm
See you then!
Do you enjoy taking pictures of your friends, surroundings, trips, favorite events or anything that catches your eye? Participate in iSnap My Life and document your life for a week. Interested teens should come to an info session Tuesday, February 19, from 7 – 8 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust.
The info session will explain the program, show examples & inspire you to go out and capture your world. Use any type of camera available: phone, digital, film, disposable, etc. to snap photos that represent your life. In addition, a follow-up meeting will be arranged to share with the group, edit and present the photo stories in various formats.
This program is for teens ages 12 to 18.
For more information, contact Juli Gonzalez, Public Services Librarian at 940-349-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in fashion design and/or an eco challenge? DPL, UNT, City of Denton Solid Waste & Recycling and SCRAP Denton are teaming up again to put on a fashion show featuring garments made of recycled trash & other used materials. Designs will be professionally photographed and featured in a runway show at the Denton Redbud Festival on April 20. Prizes will be given for best fashion in each age group.
Deadline to register for this event is Feb. 28, 2013.
Interested in participating, Designers contact: Juli.Gonzalez@cityofdenton.com
Art must be of anime or related theme. Fan art of characters
& original characters are acceptable. Art must be original. Copies of other works are not acceptable.
Entries may be no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and
no larger than 18” x 24”.
Artwork on notebook paper will not be accepted.
Art work can be in any medium,
but may not be mounted or framed. Digitally
Created art is welcomed.
Artists may enter a maximum of 3 pieces, but
there will be only one winning entry per person.
Each piece requires a completed entry
form adhered to the back.
Artwork will be displayed at the
North Branch Library. Judging will be
done by local anime artists.
Winners will be notified by phone, &
recognized through a press release, the
library’s blog & social networking sites.
Ribbons will denote winning pieces
at Mini A-Kon VI on Jan. 26th.
All entries may be picked up from the
North Branch starting March 1, 2013. Entries
remaining past 3/12/13 will be discarded.
(DPL will not display art that does not meet specified criteria.)
Anime lovers – mark your calendars – we are preparing for that time again!
The North Branch of the Denton Public Library, 3020 N. Locust, is excited to present its 6th Annual Mini A-Kon event on January 26, 2013, from 10am – 5 p.m. with support from A-Kon®.
Come experience a little slice of A-Kon® 24 right here in Denton.
This free event features, an Art Show, Cosplay Contests, voice actors from FUNimation, local artists, open gaming, anime showings, live music , food trucks and plenty of other activities and 3 chances to win a 3 Day Pass to A-Kon® in Dallas. Don’t miss out on this amazing anime afternoon.
Main Stage Schedule
- Whitney Rodgers Concert 10:30am – 11am
- Voice Actor Panel 11 am
- The Brehms Band Concert 1 pm
- Cosplay 2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm – Raffle
- Ani-Idol Concert 4 pm
2nd Panel Room
- 11am – Comic Panel
- Noon – Anime Jeopardy
- 1pm – Comic Showdown
- 2pm – Anime Midstream
- 4pm – Funimation
- 1:30-2:30pm – Tindle, Rodgers, and Huber
- 2:30-3:30pm – Young and Roberts
- Kristen McGuire - Mangaka
- Whitney Rodgers - Voice Actress – Deadman Wonderland
- Valkyrie Games
- Chad Middleton - Writer – Kobold Press/Open Design
- Don Rosencrans - Artist – Litterati Press
- Painapple Teriyaki - Artist Micah Solusod and Writer/Colorist Ayu Sakata
- ShoNuff Studios - Artists Halo Seraphim and Terry Parr
- Hector Rodriguez - Creator – El Peso Hero
- Nammi Truck
- Tutta’s Pizza Truck
- Phatso’s Cheesesteaks
- Cup Cakin – Cup Cakin Machine
- A-Kon Console Gaming
- Chuck Huber - Voice Actor – Full Metal Alchmeist Brotherhood, Soul Taker, Borderlands 2
- Aaron Roberts – Voice Actor - Toriko
- Austin Tindle – Voice Actor - Deadman Wonderland, Fariy Tale, Fractale.
- Michael Champion – Artist
- August Walker – Artist
- Brian Delaney - Silver Sparrow Comics
- Stephanie Young – Actress – Summer Wars
- Brehms Band
- Sonny Strait- artist, voice actor and musician – has a new book out!
This is a family friendly event and as such there are procedures regarding dress code. These apply to regular clothing as well as costumes. Denton Public Library staff will have the final say on determining whether or not your costume is appropriate. If your costume is deemed inappropriate, you will be asked to change. Failure to comply will result in you being asked to leave the property of the North Branch Library.
No costume should be larger than 6’6” tall or 2’10” wide. You must be able to fit through the doors for safety reasons.
Your costume must be at least the equivalent of shorts and a sleeveless T-Shirt (men and women). If you have a skirt or kilt you must be able to bend over without your undergarments showing. All attendees must wear shoes.
Your costume may not contain any inappropriate images.
Props and weapons:
Prop weapons may be carried during the event. These are homemade or commercially rendered costume props that support the look of a costume or character. All weapons or other props will be checked when you enter to determine if they are safe.
Any weapon/props that are determined to be unsafe will not be allowed. You can either take them home or we will hold them for you in the staff area for the remainder of the day. You will receive a ticket to pick up your item when you are ready to leave.
No real weapons are allowed. Realistic/toy guns will be allowed as long as they are clearly marked with orange on the barrel.
Due to potential damage to property, filled water guns, bubble guns, silly string and the like are prohibited.
If you have any questions about the dress code please contact the North Branch assistant manager, Wylaina Polk at 940-349-8774
Are you a tween or teen interested in drawing? Would you like to learn basic skills or tips to improve your anime drawing or cartooning? The North Branch Library is providing an awesome opportunity. Kristen McGuire, a professional anime and cartoon artist, is providing a drawing workshop, Saturday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. This workshop is best for tweens and teens ages 10 to 18.
For more information, contact Juli Gonzalez, Public Services Librarian at (940) 349-8741 or at email@example.com.
For other news items on the City of Denton, visit our Web site at www.cityofdenton.com, go to Quick Links and click on Press Releases.
As many of you have already heard, Denton’s long-time blues emissary and character, Pops Carter passed away a couple weeks back at age 93. Much has been written about him over the years and it doesn’t take long to find some of it so I won’t recount his life here. You might want to check out his Facebook page and communicate with them, perhaps. I do, however, want to tell a couple personal stories and share some of Alec Williams’ pictures from the Fry Street book he and we published last year.
One of my first live music experiences in Denton was in the Fall of 1987 when my then-roommate in Bruce Hall, John Rylander, got a gig for a night playing bass with Pop’s band at the Char Hut (later the site of Jackson’s Pizza and Texas Jive- now demolished). I went to hear them and wished I could’ve been playing with them but what I remember most is how wiped out John was when he got back to our dorm room. He wasn’t a regular gigging musician at the time and was concentrating on his music composition studies, so playing several hours was a workout. Never let anyone tell you that playing blues is “easy”.
Pops also sat in with my band on at least two occaisons- there may have been more but that was a while back. I bet most if not all musicians around here who had Pops sit in would to a man or woman tell you how his presence lit up the joint. And, if your gig was dying, as some of mine surely did, he made you feel good about what you played and could make the people like you for at least as long as he was onstage. Well, that was my experience, at least. Thanks, Pops.
Mini A-Kon V Line Up
Main Event Schedule – Events to take place in the front Meeting Room
10am – POP Candy Girls – Para Para Dance Demo & Workshop
They will be will be teaching, Happy Synthesizer by Vocaloid. Expect fun, laughter, excitement, and maybe a few treats here and there!
11am – Ani-Idol All Star Mini Concert -
brought to you by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Winner’s from past Ani-Idol events will do a mini concert of anime and jpop songs.
12pm – All About Comics Panel
What to know how to make comics? Come speak with various writers and artists on how they made their comics.
1pm – 3 pm – Voice Actor Panel
Come hear the people behind the voices of your favorite anime characters talk about their experiences in voice acting.
For now you can follow some of them on twitter!
Cherami Leigh – @CheramiLeigh
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Jad B. Saxton – @jadbsaxton
Alexis Tipton -
Bruce Elliot -
Funimation will be on hand to talk about what they have planned and share a few behind the scene stories.
4pm – Cosplay (put on by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club)
Cosplay as your favorite character and you could win one of the several awards!
Voice Actor Autograph Alley Schedule
10am – Cherami Leigh/Micah Solusod
11am – Sonny Strait/Bruce Elliott
12pm – Alexis Tipton/Jad B. Saxton
Artists and/or Writers – will be on hand to provide everything from their hard work (from free sketches to expensive masterpieces) to how you too can be an artist or writer. Come learn from professionals of all shapes and sizes.
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Iron Cosplay - by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Join the competition of timed costume creation! The winner will receive a prize!
12pm – 3pm Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Card Game
12pm – North Texas Derby Revolution – @RevolutionDerby
All Day Happenings
Nammi – Vietnamese Fusion – @nammitruck
sshamBBQ – Gourmet Korean Tacos – @ssahmbbq
DFWGames – video game room and tournaments – @DFWGames
Game Demos by:
REAPER - running a free paint and take demo
Pachinko machines – 100 balls for $1
Anime Art Contest Gallery - art on display and winners announced
Sound of the Sky
Emma – A Victorian Romance
Do you like to decorate paper? And do you mind getting your hands dirty? If you answered yes and no, then you might be interested in attending this class.
Paste paper is a unique method dating back to the late 16th century for decorating paper. A paste is made and then mixed with paint. Designs can be made by brushing the colored paste onto a damp piece of paper and then a number of techniques can be used to make images. The papers were originally used to make book covers or endsheets, but can also be used for making cards, collage, and calligraphy.
Where: Emily Fowler Library in the upper level meeting room
When: Saturday, April 23rd, 10-12
Space is limited so please register! Call 940-349-8752 or email Leslie.Couture@cityofdenton.com