• Tessellated Fold, 2016

    Tessellated Fold, 2016

    Through the special support grant for individual artists by the City of Dallas, Tessellated Fold will take place at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center July 30th through September 2nd. Opening reception July 30th with single night performance by Lily Taylor and Brown Girls Do Ballet.
    *This event is open and free to the public.

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    Tessellated Fold

    This February, Dallas exhibition organizer and artist Alison Starr will bring together more than a dozen local and national artists to make work that references the body and explores the idea of "the other” in a variety of media.

    Exhibiting artists are from Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Houston, New York City, and Norman, Oklahoma.

    The first weekend: Tessellated Fold
    February 7, 2015 (7:15 – 8:30 p.m)
    Lily Taylor and Sean Miller explore sound and video in collaboration with fiber artist Chesley Antoinette of Cantoinette Studios, costume designer Whitney Bracey and dancer Jacquekya Lee of Brown Girls Do Ballet in an immersive installation at the Art Beef / Beefhaus gallery space in Exposition Park, Dallas, TX.

    For more information:https: www.facebook.com/events/583274458471696?


  • Dallas Observer Artopia 2014

    Cantoinette Studios
    Sustainable Wearable Art Gallery on Wheels

    At 4th Annual Dallas Observer Artopia
    Saturday, January 18, 2014
    8PM - 11PM

    333 First Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75226
    (Deep Ellum)


    (21 & up) Visit DallasObserver.com for tickets.

  • ****Grand Opening****: Sustainable Wearabe Art Boutique On Wheels

    Please join me at the celebration of Dallas Contemporary's 35th anniversary 35 hour show. Cantoinette Studios created by Chesley Antoinette will be debuting Dallas' first fashion boutique on wheels specializing in sculptural headwear and contemporary jewelry!

    November 8th 7pm-Mid-night & 9th 10am-Noon

    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information please visit: dallascontemporary.org/

  • Art + Hair

    Opening August 17th: WoCA Projects presents a site-specific exhibition, Art + Hair: Narratives Through Stylized Consumption, featuring sculptural headdresses by fiber artist Chesley Williams. The highlighted works are informed by current dialogues surrounding African American hair in contemporary American society, and are inspired by Williams’ personal hair journey from youth to adulthood. Williams’ headdresses symbolize African American hairstyling practices using donated recycled materials from local hair salons and individuals—resources that were once deemed as trash or waste. Williams’ eco-consciousness signifies her own philosophy towards an environmentally sustainable world.

    WoCA Projects will feature Art + Hair during FWADA’s Fall Gallery Night on September 7th, and will put on an accompanying programming event, The Art + Hair Show, on Saturday, September 14th from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature a performatve art and hair showcase displaying William’s headdresses and couture natural hair designs by the Loc Star Natural Hair Design Studio in Fort Worth, created by the Natural Hair Artistry of Paulette Anderson, Owner and Lock Designer and Adachi Dada, Natural Hair Creatress.

    For more information visit: www.wocaprojects.com