Revolving Exhibitions: Stoke

VAST members have several opportunities to exhibit work locally. Any member of VAST may exhibit two-dimensional work at any of these locations. Please contact the President or any member of the Board of Directors for specific information.

Stoke, a local coworking space and entrepreneur center, is located at  608 East Hickory Street, Suite 128 in Denton, Texas. The current artists with works on display include
Darla Bostick and Lin Hampton.

This exhibition will be on display from August 7th – November 7th, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Darla Bostick

Works at Stoke by Darla Bostick
Works at Stoke by Darla Bostick
Lin Hampton

Works at Stoke by Lin Hampton

Darla Bostick
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) and between those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs, paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.

The greatest gift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision.

My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

Lin Hampton
Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious. Lin prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel.

A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society and has competed and placed in national and regional competitions, and was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.

Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and Thursday, and paints every moment she can.