Artists in Motion

Artists in Motion

January 11, 2014 – February 16, 2014

The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibit highlighting the grace and beauty of dance and other stage performers. The exhibit features professional costumes on loan from Texas Ballet Theater and Dance Theatre Arlington, as well as paintings from artist Donray. The exhibit runs from January 11, 2014 through February 16, 2014. The opening reception for sponsors and members will be Friday, January 10, 2014 7-9 p.m.

(left): Firebird by Donray (right): Svetlana Wedding Gown and Cape by Judanna Lynn for Texas Ballet Theater’s Dracula


Several paintings, pastels, sketches and studies by locally based artist Donray, a Houston-born artist who worked and studied in New York City, will be featured. Donray’s unique style of painting emphasizes color and motion which perfectly balances the exhibit. Skilled in various media and techniques, Donray has exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C., Houston, London and Dallas.

Accompanying Donray’s work are costumes from well-known ballets, stage productions and special event performances.  North Texas’ award winning costume designer Ric Leal, whose production credits include Dallas Theatre Center and Bass Performance Hall, is providing intricately detailed creations that are works of art within themselves.  In addition to Leal’s work, pieces from Texas Ballet Theater’s performances of Dracula and Alice in Wonderland designed by Judanna Lynn  accompany the three traditional tutus by TBT’s Masako Parshall that anchor the exhibit.

“This exhibit examines what captivates us about dance, grace and majesty, as well providing a glimpse into the power and message conveyed by stage performers. We are proud to host this collaborative exhibit with our partners Texas Ballet Theater, Dance Theatre Arlington, costume designers Ric Leal and Masako Parshall and the art of Donray,” said Chris Hightower, Executive Director of the Arlington Museum of Art. The museum will also offer a number of programs, artist workshops and lectures in addition to the exhibit that will enhance the visitors’ experience.


We proudly thank the following sponsors of Artists in Motion:

Texas Ballet Theater

Dennis Hevia

Joey Funke – Eclipse Entertainment

Allegiance Capital Corporation

Becky Boles – UTA College of Architecture

Sheila Applewhite

Nerwin & Martin Fine Arts

Paul Fulks – 3DI Signs & Design

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation via Dance Theatre of Arlington presents Dance!Texas