In Person Festival returns January 25-29, 2023 

Online raffle for Barbara McCraw’s “The Entertainers”

Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation

The Entertainers by Barbara McCraw

What: The Denton Black Film Festival is pleased to raffle “The Entertainers,” a unique quilt created by internationally acclaimed Master Quilter Barbara McCraw. The piece honors early Black artists and benefits the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, Inc. for 2019 scholarships.
When: Runs Dec. 6, 2018 – Jan. 19, 2019.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at DBFF during the closing performance featuring Kirk Whalum, a Grammy Award-winning jazz artist. Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win.
Cost: Raffle tickets are available for $50. Only 150 tickets will be sold.
Information: For detail/purchase, visit www.dentonaasfgiving.org.

Life Stories: The Quilts of Barbara McCraw - An Exhibition

Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and the Greater Denton Arts Council
Lessie Rose quilt by Barbara McCraw

Lessie Rose by Barbara McCraw

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center: Gough Gallery
Exhibition runs Dec. 7, 2018 – Feb. 15, 2019

Cost: Free

In recent years, traditional quiltmaker Barbara McCraw began to look inward at the places and times in her life. There were memories, experiences, and images that she wanted to depict, utilizing the African colors and patterns of her heritage. This exhibit features works – many in the Baltimore Album style – that each have their own story and are related to McCraw’s own life.

My Genesis - An Exhibition

Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and UNT on the Square
Taylor Barnes, Fibers Artist

Taylor Barnes.

UNT on the Square
Exhibition runs Jan. 15, 2019 – Feb. 14, 2019

Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2019 (Wednesday), with remarks at 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Taylor Barnes will lead a gallery talk about her work in My Genesis Jan. 17, 2019 (Thursday), at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Artist Dialogue: Renowned quiltmaker Barbara McCraw and fibers artist Taylor Barnes will have a dialogue about their respective exhibitions, fiber as a medium and the cross-generational subject matter in their work. Jan. 31, 2019 (Thursday), at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Taylor Barnes, from Dallas Texas, is an MFA candidate at the University of North Texas in Fibers. Barnes works with concepts of race, identity, and isolation. Her practice is informed by personal experiences and the ways in which she maneuvers through life, which are further analyzed through critical and historical rhetoric. Her recent work consists of large-scale charcoal works on cloth, screen-print, and sculpture. Through this, Barnes reveals these experiences and the inevitable truths of being a black woman in America today.