Visual Arts Exhibits

The gallery space features Metroplex artists showcasing watercolor, oil, acrylic, mosaic, and photography exhibits. The Granville Arts Center gallery space is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during all performances. 

Current Exhibit

July 1-August 25

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit
Come see the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit. Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting. Modern quilting has existed in many forms for much of the 20th century. It wasn't until the 2000's that quilts with a modern aesthetic began to appear in greater numbers and quilters began to describe themselves as modern. A defining event occurred in 1998 when Martha Stewart Living featured Denyse Schmidt, calling her quilts a “chic, modernist aesthetic." The growth of the movement was facilitated by four factors: the cultural shift of quality design being recognized by the general public, affordable digital cameras, the changing fabric industry and the rise of social media. The Gallery Space of the Granville Arts Center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during all performances on weeknights and weekends

Upcoming Exhibit

August 27-October 19

Garland Eyes Photography Exhibit
The Garland Eyes website tells the stories of Garland one image at a time. All images are of Garland or by a Garlandite or of a Garlandite. Garland Eyes will present a photo exhibit of images from GarlandEyes.com at the Granville Arts Center Gallery August 27-October 19. Garlandites have many views into the city and the world and have captured those views from many perspectives. The images at Garland Eyes are sometimes by professional photographers and sometimes by amateurs with little more than a phone camera, but each has a story to be told. The stories can be powerful while muted, personal while public. They may be edgy or square. Whatever they are, they are our stories. Contributors are encouraged to let the image do the talking. Garland Eyes seeks photos that are on the artistic side that moved the photographer one or two steps beyond his comfort zone, which brings a new perspective to the common view. The Internet is a wonderful median for sharing these stories but the subtleties are often lost in the pixelized monitors we use for our windows to Garland Eyes. The exhibit will feature images from Garland Eyes but presented in detail that only a larger, fine-printed image can reveal. We walk the same paths as Garlandites but it is rarer that we can see the same views with the same eyes. The Gallery Space of the Granville Arts Center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during all performances on weeknights and weekends.