Grapevine My World!!!

So many wonderful things have taken place in my life! My glass world is turning into 80 percent marketing, which I love! The challenges of learning new programs and the business market world as it changes daily is very exciting and keeps me on my toes (ADHD-IN-THE BOX)! I recently photographed a wedding at the Botanically Gardens in Fort Worth, in the Japanese gardens. It truly humbles me! I had to stop, think, and breathe! I had to think about the lighting, the surrounds, the clients, and their special day! As I prayed to God that he helps me figure out the settings on my camera, which I used a millions times before, but this very day for one slit second, I could not get the camera to do what I needed to at the time! With God's help, I felt the wispier in ear, "breath you got this!" just like that it happen, every picture I took, worked; it was like God took over! I was ready for him to do so! I have shot several times since then, just for fun. I can't seem to even get back to that very moment I felt that day, (I guess that is Gods way of saying, "Your in my hands, trust me!)" At this point in my life I no longer have a plan! I no longer know what is going on or what will to happen day by day, but I know God is in charge of my art, my life, and I am ready to shine!

GADA – A Taste of Art

GADA – A Taste of Art


Join the five fine art galleries of the Grapevine Art Dealers Association and enjoy fine art paired with Texas wine tastings and Hors D’oeuvres in Grapevine’s Historic Downtown District.

Promoting the city’s artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host its inaugural Spring Gallery Night May 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The GADA Spring Gallery Night showcases the fine arts in Grapevine by offering a delightful evening of high-quality art for all art lovers to collect and enjoy. Take a walk along the vibrant historic downtown streets for an evening of fine art, signature exciting foods, and wine tastings among paintings, sculptures, glass blowing and oil painters. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate purchases.

Fine art event tickets include the following five galleries:

  • Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 701 South Main Street, also located at the train depot, surrounds you with a cascade of color in vibrant glass sculptures and delightful light filled objects. The Vetro gallery houses many fine glass artists’ work and glass jewelry. Always a source of entertainment is the performance of the glass blowers choreographing their skills in front of the glowing glass creations.

    • Onsite Glassblowing Demonstrations

    • Serving Mediterranean Hors D’oeuvres

    • Hosting Grape Vine Spring Winery’s onsite Sommelier, edifying the pairing of Chardonnay

    • Tasting of Grape Vine Springs Wine a local Texas wine.

  • Great American West Gallery, 332 South Main Street, features the finest western artists in the world. This historic setting complements the paintings and bronzes of Native Americans, frontiersmen, cavalry, pioneers, cowboys, and ranchers among expansive landscapes.

  • At Giddens Fine Art Gallery, 624 South Main Street, owners Cherie and John Giddens offer a vast variety of local artists’ works from paintings to sculptures in glass and bronze, filling the walls of this diverse gallery. Paintings include watercolors by Cherie Giddens.

    • Throughout the evening will be pairing the Art of distinct ingredients in wines with colors, shapes and textures of paintings

  • The Tower Gallery, 636 South Main Street in the Grapevine Convention and Visitor center, housed in the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau headquarters building, the Grand and Tower Galleries are home to a variety of traveling exhibits throughout the year.  This gallery is filled with natural light and a home to art, cultural and educational exhibitions. The gallery offers an energetic mix of programming and changing exhibits. The gallery promotes an array of educational topics.  The Tower Gallery, located in the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau building, will be hosting the photography exhibition “4 Lenses”.  The show is featuring work by Bruce RosenstielLindsey BarkerMike Reyher, and Ray Maines. During this years GADA Tower Gallery Night Walk.

  • Holder Dane Gallery and Art Studios, 701 South Main Street, located at the historic train depot area, features fine art. Oil paintings and pastels, bronze, wood, and clay sculptures, contemporary art jewelry, fine pottery create a pleasing variety of works by highly acclaimed local and national artists.

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