“Outside the Box” Exhibition: Mike Strecher
“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
May 12 – August 11: Mike Strecher
Denton Community Theater (DCT) will be honoring long-time employee and volunteer Mike Strecher with a reception on June 3, 5:30 – 7:30 at the POINTBank Black Box Theater. Mike is not only a set-builder, an actor, but he is also a painter, and a collection of his paintings is currently on exhibit in the lobby of the Black Box through August 11. Mike is also a member of Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), which co-sponsors the exhibit with DCT.
Mike Strecher has been a part of the theater scene in Denton since 1999 and has played many roles at the Campus Theater. For the past ten years, he has served as Facilities Director at the Campus Theater. Mike’s resume also includes book clerk, beer and wine salesman, commercial fisherman, carpenter, and sprout farmer.
Mike received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Sam Houston State University in 1980. He states that “he reads like a fiend, mostly mysteries, and at least attempts the New York Times crossword puzzle on a daily basis.” He lives with his son Jackson in Denton, and says that “he is blessed with an amazing and remarkable family, and true, honest, and beautiful friends.
Mike Stretcher’s Artist Statement: “After years of pondering and discovery, trying to figure out what it is that I am doing or mean, I know it is not random because I am always influencing me, but really when I draw or paint, things just come spewing out of me. Not sure if out of my brain or heart or soul. Definitely inspired by my years at sea. Nature and survival are common themes. They usually begin with a single color, dark or light, and action and rhythm. It is always a matter of discovery to enhance or discard. I stop when I feel it is right (sometimes way too late.) I paint in acrylic on thin plywood and enhance many pieces with charcoal. I hope you like them.”
Coordinator for exhibit:
Jo Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and VAST.
For information on DCT, call 940-382-1915
Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, and/or during any of the performances at the Black Box Theatre.