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Gallery Talk

What’s happening on the Dallas art scene in winter 2009.

The season for never-ending fetes and harried holiday shopping is now upon us. But don’t let your busy schedule keep you from enjoying the works on display at some of Dallas’ finest art galleries. In fact, a visit to one of the following quiet spaces might be just the respite you’ve been looking for. Norwood Flynn Gallery (3318 Shorecrest Dr. 214-351-3318) brings us its 2009 Christmas Holiday Group Show featuring three new artists to the gallery. Enjoy stone-cut lithographs by Andrew DeCaen, surrealist still lifes by Sunny Jacquet, and framed poems by Brent Kollock. (Nov 14-Jan 9, 2010. Wed-Sat, 12-5:30 p.m.) The folks at Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass (5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 820. 972-239-7957) will get you in the holiday spirit with their Ornament Extravaganza, which they call “a celebration of shape, color, and the holiday season.” Bonus: cookies and eggnog, everyone’s favorite holiday treat, will be on the menu at the November 21 opening reception. (Nov 21-Dec 31. Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) Kim Cadmus Owens is the star of the show at the Reading Between the Lines exhibition at Holly Johnson Gallery (1411 Dragon St. 214-369-0169). The Dallas artist’s retro-feel paintings are a don’t-miss. (Nov 21-Dec 24. Tue-Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Check out the works of three artists at Craighead Green Gallery (1011 Dragon St. 214-855-0779). Art by J.P. Long, Marci Harnden, and Rich Bowman will be on display. (Nov 21-Dec 26. Mon, 12-5 p.m.; Tue-Fri, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Finally, you still have time to catch the Marc Quinn show at the Goss-Michael Foundation (2500 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-696-0555). The exhibition features a survey of the British artist’s stunning sculptures from 1998 to the present. (Through Jan 23, 2010. Tue-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)