My work's main purpose is to remind people that we are all human with every kind of need and emotion. An awareness of other cultures provides an insight into our own, and shows that the culture surrounding us is not the only valid one. My choice is to highlight, recognize and appreciate the variety of our world through my art. The predominant element of my work is the dot or circle, referring to the eternal, and used as decoration in many religions and cultures around the world I find that when working with the dots and other patterns I fall into a relaxed state, almost like Zen meditation.
Robin Huttash is a versatile artist who enjoys creating with a variety of different mediums. She began her art career as an apprentice at Sky Glass Studio constructing window panels, lamps and boxes. She broadened her glasswork skills through mosaic creations and glass fusing. In 2009 she founded A Creative Art STUDIO in Denton, Texas where she taught classes and operated a local art gallery. During this time she discovered her love of watercolor and the freedom and flow of painting. She also works in collage, acrylics and pottery. Her style could be described as whimsical with a nature theme woven throughout her works.
UJ Design Studios was cofounded by Umut Demirguc Thurman and James Thurman, Working both individually and Collaboratively, the married partners create a wide variety of pieces, from wearables to home furnishings. Their Aesthetic is a colorful and creative synergy of their playful engagement with their chosen processes and materials which include casting, copper, dieforming, electroforming, felt, fined enamel, glass, laser cutting, lathe turning, powdercoating, resin, silver, steel and Thurmanite.
The Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to supporting artists and art lovers. Their mission Statement is for Artists and the community to connect and create and celebrate the visual arts. Founded in 1975 in Denton, Texas, VAST coordinates a number of activities throughout the year such as monthly guest artist presentations, VAST mini-shows, bi-annual artist workshops, and other Juried exhibitions.