ArtCon - AnonymousOn Saturday, June 4, please join Art Conspiracy for Art Con ANONYMOUS. Featuring 39 local artists, ANONYMOUS challenges each artist to create a piece of collectible art using only grayscale values, allowing us to construct an atmosphere of anonymity as, at first glance, each creation and its creator will seem ANONYMOUS.


Combining the forces of creativity and philanthropy, we set out to create public awareness for the arts and to bring artists and musicians together — to “conspire” for the benefit of the local arts scene.

Completed works will be presented for live auction starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary, who will be announced at ANONYMOUS.


Enjoy the signature beverage, “Incognito”, from Mokah Coffee Bar.
Musical performances include SuperSonic Lips, Vodeo, and Son of Stan DJ Set.

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Doors 7:00pm
Supersonic Lips 7:30pm
Auction #1 8:00pm
Thank you 8:50pm
Vodeo 8:55pm
Auction #2 9:25pm
Son of Stan DJ set 10:20pm

SuperSonic Lips
SuperSonic Lips’ sound is genre-fluid and would take an imaginative sentence to describe adequately. Just when you’re satisfied that you’ve correctly identified their music as a moody punk/rock/pop hybrid, Saulo’s guitar psyches the crap out of you. Though there’s a Latin influence to tracks like “Affliction Sweetness,” they have a joyfully dark aesthetic, like a happy band that’s caught an (un-alarming) case of ’90s depression. YaYa Lion and her group describe the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Metric as their biggest influences, while Saulo offers a clever description: “call it omnivore rock, because it feeds off everything.”


This Fort Worth-based four-piece formed late in December 2013 and was drawn together to form a sound that is simply… Vodeo – live instruments layered with electronic elements, catchy song-writing and melodies. Tunes that consist of groove and dance-ability are the bullet points to this group’s success. “We want to play songs people enjoy, wanna shake and have a good time to,” says Jacob Pullig. Fort Worth Weekly’s Anthony Mariani says Vodeo is “not only the best yacht-rock band around, they’re easily one of the best. Period.” He also calls their latest release, “an exceptional release whose most thoughtful tunes are ready for drive-time rotation.”


Son of Stan
Son of Stan is the moniker of Jordan Richardson, a Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer who has collaborated with an impressive list of artists, including Ben Harper, Natalie Maines, and Ringo Starr. As a member of Ben Harper’s band, Relentless 7, Richardson toured all over the world and even co-produced a Grammy Award-winning album titled, “Get Up.” After many years touring and recording, Richardson chose to return to his roots in North Texas to pursue his longtime goal of writing, recording, and producing on his own. He has since worked on numerous local and national releases, and he plays regularly all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


Featured Artists:
Richard Patterson
Cabe Booth
Richard Ross
Abby Bagby
Kurt Griesbach
Rick Fontenot
Aralyn Griesbach
Clint Scism
Danny Rose
Can Turkyilmaz
Lisa Lindholm
Sierra Sintic
Hobbes Vincent
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
Justin Clumpner
Diane Durant
Paxton Maroney
Haylee Ryan
Olivia Themudo
Mark Nelson
Sully Ridout
Alexa Mason
Shoby Modjarrad
Hatziel Flores
Tiffany McAnarney
Kristin Swenson
Taylor Effin Cleveland
Megan Van Groll
Brad Albright
Mike Arreaga
Brandon Pederson
Sean Springer
Jay Wilkinson
Julie McCullough
Lindsay Line
Iris/Eva Hughey/Semrad
Tramaine Townsend
Jin-Ya Huang
Courtney Miles

The Chitty Chitty Art Show

The Chitty Chitty Art ShowArtist: Rachel Anderson

Dates: April 3 – 25

Reception: April 25, 2015 from 6-9pm


This exhibition is presented in partial fulfillment of the Masters of Fine Art in Art at the University of Dallas, 2015.

A Battle, A Transformation

Matt BrinstonArtist: Matthew Brinston

Dates: February 17 – March 28

Reception: Saturday, March 28 from 6-9pm.

Title: A Battle, A Transformation


Use of multimedia painting on wooden surfaces is consistent throughout Brinston’s show, and is supplemented with visually striking large-scale paintings on canvas. The works were the artist’s way of working through his difficult recovery after a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, and the realization that life wouldn’t be the same.




Adjacent Conversations

Collaborative Wall Drawing

Collaborative Wall Drawing

Artist: Olivia Cole, Abby Bagby, Brigid Vaughn, Brie Underhill Dates: January 7 – February 14

Reception: Saturday, February 14 from 6-9pm.

Title: Adjacent Conversations   This straight-to-wall exhibit features four friends with four distinct styles. They’re drawings begin at the corners of the gallery and will slowly work their way towards their neighbors in an artistic conversation with each other.

Itinerant Repetitions

Artist: Gwyn Darnell, Jr.Gwyn - Web Graphic

Dates: December 3 – January 4

Reception: Saturday, January 3 from 6-9pm

Title: Itinerant Repetitions


A local homeless man named Gwyn likes to make drawings. He wanders, he sits, he draws, and he disperses his sketches on the streets of Deep Ellum. Joel Triska has collected these drawings for years and has donated them for display at Mokah Art Gallery. With the help of photographer, Justin Clemons, the exhibit attempts to not only share the artwork of Gwyn, but tell his story as well.





Framed2014Mokah Art Gallery is partnering once again with the University of Dallas for its annual fundraiser show. Half of the proceeds will fund our gallery for this year, and the other half will go to UD’s Graduate Art Program. All of the pieces were donated by local artists. The reception is on Saturday, November 29 from 6-9pm, and we will be auctioning the pieces off starting at $100! If there is a piece that you would like to ensure is your before the auction, you can purchase it for $150.


Here’s how the night will play out:

6pm – everything is $100

7pm – everything is $75

8pm – everything is $50

9pm – everything that is left is only $25!

This year’s show is the best we’ve seen. There are some incredible pieces of art in the gallery, so you DO NOT want to miss out on this chance to acquire some fantastic works of art for ridiculous prices.







DaVerse Lounge

DaVerse LoungeDaVerse Lounge was founded by one of our Community Partners, Will Richey. It’s a spoken word / dance / live art event offering space for teens and young adults to creatively express their humanity and unique experiences. If you haven’t been before, you absolutely need to come and see for yourself.


This Fall/Winter, we will be hosting two DaVerse Lounges:

Friday, November 7 from 7-10pm

Friday, December 5 from 7-10pm

Want to learn more about DaVerse Lounge? Here’s a fabulous video spotlighting the full experience for the teens involved. Also, here’s a video of when DaVerse Lounge was asked to present at TEDxSMU.


DaVerse Lounge Poster

Wrapped and Uncovered

Wrapped and UncoveredCommunity Partner, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, will be performing on November 1 and 2.

Show Times: Nov, 1 at 8pm / Nov. 2 at 5pm


Wrapped and Uncovered:
An Evening of Dance Unraveling and Unveiling M2DT surprises its audience this season with the visions of two exciting choreographers: from Colorado, Megan Odom, and from California, Randee Paufve. Odom’s work, fueled by her studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, employs bubble wrap to examine the modes and materials individuals use to isolate and insulate while adapting to evolving cultures. Paufve’s work, That Obscure Subject of Desire, explores the paradoxical nature of love and desire with full, lush, emotional dancing.  Come see M2DT on November 1st and 2nd as they unravel and unveil.

The Terrestrial Orchard

Artist: Mark RennerMark Renner

Dates:  September 24 – October 26, 2014

Reception: October 25, 6-9p

Title: The Terrestrial Orchard










Mali Music in Concert

Mali @ LIDEFor questions, please contact Adrien Johnson at or 254-681-6128.


Impending Moments

Artist: Richard AvilaImpending Moments

Dates:  August 6 – September 21

Reception: Saturday, September 20 from 5-8pm

in conjunction with the Fall Deep Ellum Gallery Walk

Title: Impending Moments





Upcoming Events in Mokah

 Sept. 11 – Lounge Show: Ezra Vancil and Trent Rush Mokah Upcoming Events

7-10p, no cover

 Sept. 18 – Sofa Sessions hosted by Chris Norwood

7-9p, $5 suggested donation


 Sept. 20 – Salsa Fest

Mokah will have a booth at the Deep Ellum Salsa Fest!

iced coffee and italian sodas


 Sept 20 – Deep Ellum Gallery Walk

Join us here at Life in Deep Ellum for the semi-annual gallery walk!

Mokah and  will be serving coffee 11a-5p

Closing wine and cheese reception for our gallery show 5-7p

 Sept. 27 – DM Expressions

7p-10p, $5, go to for ticketing

 Sept. 25 – Lounge Show: D and Chi

7-9p, no cover