From January 11-March 16, 2019, Core Contemporary Gallery hosts its inaugural national juried art exhibition, Use Other Door, at Core Contemporary Gallery. This new exhibition is a judged collection of contemporary art submitted by talented artists from across the country. The exhibit is free and open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., with an opening reception to be held Friday, January 11th, 6:30-8:30pm.
Use Other Door invited artists to submit contemporary work that represented their interpretation of what their “other door” might be. As the call description stated, this “other door” might be something as literal as choosing between two or more physical doors to gain access to something. Or, it could represent something intangible, such as a missed opportunity, conquering a fear, pursuing a dream or abandoning a goal.
“Use Other Door provides an opportunity for artists to use their creative skills in a way that maybe they haven't in the past,” said Nancy Good, juror, professional artist, and owner of Core Contemporary. “Additionally, many artists are submitting to their first call, which requires courage to put themselves out there, facing the possibility of rejection. Oftentimes, artists are hoping to exhibit their work for the first time and are facing fears of failure, especially when submitting to juried shows.”
Kim Johnson, a long-time professional in the arts and native to Las Vegas, is the second juror for this exhibition and shares, “Being an artist is often about taking a leap of faith in order discover new meaning and expression to connect with the world. This is a perfect opportunity to stretch concepts and medium in a new direction. I am honored and excited to be a part of that journey with these talented artists.”
Selected from 65 separate submissions, Use Other Door is a vibrant, dynamic and expressive exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, assemblage, painting, and mixed-media by artists from around the country.
Suitable for all ages, Use Other Door is on display January 11 – March 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays.
"ListeningRoom@CORE" presents Dan Frechette
Core Contemporary is excited to present its first “ListeningRoom@CORE” with acoustic touring artist, Dan Frechette on Friday, February 15, 2019, 7-8:30pm. Frechette is a eclectic and exceptionally prolific multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter inspired by jazz, blues, and folk music from the 30's to the 70's, with a voice that holds a similar timbre to Don Henley, and a refreshing and memorable songwriting style in the spirit of Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong and Paul Simon. Dan's signature guitar playing style is a beaming nod to the masters of the guitar: Pete Townshend, Norman Blake and Doc Watson.
Making a living as a performer, award-winning songwriter, recording artist and educator for over 25 years, Dan Frechette is equally at home in the spotlight as he is as a session and backup player, able to change styles to suit an audience or recording situation at the drop of a tip in his hat.
As anyone who has ever met Frechette can attest, he is a living, breathing one-man music festival. Taking his obsession with music to the extreme, he has recorded over 40 albums to date, plays 15 instruments in a multiple genres on his own recordings and for those of others, and has composed lyrics and music to well over 1300 original songs, which got him signed to a major publishing deal when he was 17.
In addition to his explorations as a multi-instrumentalist across a number of genres, Frechette celebrates a wealth of song knowledge encompassing everything from oldies and classic Rock & Roll to Vintage Blues, R&B, Motown, Classic Country to Old Tyme, Woody Guthrie to Bill Monroe and world music traditions.
Over the span of many creative years, Frechette has written over 1,300 original songs and the new songs keep coming. Greg Quill of the 'Toronto Star' called Dan's CD, "Lucky Day", “an album that will surely find an exalted place in the canon," and Michael Regenstreif, writing in the eminent folk music periodical 'Sing Out!', called Dan "one of the best singer-songwriters I've heard in a long time."