Welcome to the VISUAL ART LEAGUE

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The Visual Art League (VAL) of Lewisville, Texas, resides at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater Center for the Creative Arts (MCL Grand), 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, TX  75057. Monthly meetings and other art activities take place at the MCL Grand.  VAL’s activities are always open to visitors.      Be sure to check out the News Feed below for current information and our Upcoming Events Calendar on the right for scheduled activities.

North Wing Exhibit:  “Photography-Altered Process”

Running through  September 19 is an exhibit of Photography that has been created in a unique way or is mounted in a manner that is out of the ordinary”.DON’T MISS this North Wing exhibit at the MCL Grand.  A peek at some pieces on display:

OFF-SITE EXHIBITS:

Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern:  August 30 – November 1

Louise Flanagan
Jennifer Horn
Kathy Maybury

Commercial Bank of Texas September

Darla Bostick

Interview with Kartika Anderson a recent exhibitor at Tierney’s Cafe

ART TRADING CARD WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 12
1:30 – 4:30 MCL Grand, Room 3.

Time to be making cards for our own trading, and also, extra cards for you to trade card with the New York Art Leagues.  Come one, come all, have fun with creativity. Bring your media, cards  2-1/5 by 3-1/5 inches, and enthusiasm!  Suggested theme for the month: “Indian Summer”

ART TALK:   SEPTEMBER 8th

Guest Speaker Doris Vasek

September Speaker

Doris Vasek

Doris Vasek never knew she would become an artist. Her fascination with color and techniques led her through mediums such as embroidery, stained glass, weaving, spinning and quilting. Doris began studying watercolor art with Naomi Brotherton in 2005. Since then, Doris has taken workshops with many respected artists.

Doris took an oil and cold wax workshop with Rebecca Crowell in 2012. The oil and wax process was eye opening. The process tends to “make” colors directly on the art panel. Doris loves it! Instead of looking for “something” to paint, the oil and wax process is intuitive. It has been a revelation for her.

Doris is a native Texan and paints in her studio in Rockwall, Texas. Her art is in numerous private collections and has been accepted to juried exhibitions for Dutch Art Gallery, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Visual Art Association, Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition, Visual Art Society of Texas, Georgetown Art Hop and the 2013 Texas National Exhibition. Her works are currently showing at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas and The Gallery at Round Top in Round Top, Texas.

“My abstract works are about color and texture composition. The colors are made on the surface of panels or paper. Very little paint is ever mixed on my palette. Sometime, the most luscious colors appear in the tiniest areas. They can become inspiration for the whole piece. I love knowing that all of the colors I have ever applied will always be a part of each painting, even if they are deep down in the painting.”

“I invite the viewer to enjoy each painting from a distance and then come closer to find the little jewels of color and texture in some of the smallest places. The viewer may find a color or shape that is one of a kind, never to be repeated.”

Art Talk:  August 11, 7PM  –  MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville

Featuring Teta Smith

Teta Smith, owner of Teta Smith Studio, paints luminescent contemporary paintings in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and oil with cold wax.

It comes as no surprise that when Teta was asked why she painted, her response was simply ” I feel I’ve been created to create. Besides, I’m a nicer person when I have time to paint! ” Pursuing her passion for art came naturally, guided as she is, by the ultimate Creator. Painting has now become an inseparable part of her life.

“I create to involve the viewer by expressing emotions and intangible concepts, supported by strong design. My paintings take me to places that I can’t get to verbally, and convey so much that I can’t express in any other way. Phrases, brief comments, scripture or a scene, can touch me deeply and I feel compelled to paint it.”

Teta enjoys weaving in symbolism and avoids photo realism in her work, preferring the sort of elusive quality that prompts a closer look and viewer interpretation. Her love of color was rewarded when 3 of her paintings were featured in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

Teta also teaches all levels of Watermedia, Collage and oil painting classes in her studio at the Midtown Dallas artist community. A seasoned teacher, she holds an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters degree in Counseling, which is a terrific combination for teaching the art of painting. She says, “I’m thrilled to watch my students enjoy painting and progress.”

Teta finds it satisfying when students apply the weekly lesson to subjects that inspire them. She spends a third of the class time in a demo & lecture format, and the rest of the time helping each student. Stimulated by the variety in her class, students are encouraged to paint everything, from realistic watercolor portraits, to non-representational acrylic paintings. Yet she is diligent to instruct them to consistently apply the basic principles and elements of design.

Teta is an Associate member of National Watercolor Society, a Member of Southwestern Art Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Art FocusXC and Collage Visual Arts. Over the years she has her work has been accepted and won numerous awards in juried exhibitions.She is a frequent workshop coordinator, demo artist and jurior.

 

TUESDAY, August 11, 6:30 Activities

Intake:  “Photography – Altered Process”

Pick Up:  “Fresh Ideas”, “America The Beautiful”, and the showcase art

Art Talk and members meeting:  Teta Smith starting at 7pm

 

“Photography-Altered Process” 

August 15 – September 19

An exhibit of Photography that has been created in a unique way or is mounted in a manner that is out of the ordinary”.DON’T MISS  this North Wing exhibit at the MCL Grand.  

“Fresh Ideas”

Don’t miss seeing  “Fresh Ideas” a VAL Exhibit at the MCL Grand Gallery, 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville.  Open Through August 8, Tuesday through Saturday 1-5 PM.  A glimpse of the great works you will see:

Art Trading Cards (ATC’s)

Saturday’s ATC was such fun and attended by 7 adults and 5 children.  Some the the art trading cards created:

Saturday, July 11 , 1:30 AT THE MCL GRAND

 Creating Red White & Blue ATC’s

Join the group to design and paint art trading cards at the MCL Grand classroom. Bring any paper you would like to use and paints, pencils, and markers to make your own creation.  It’s fun, inspirational and doesn’t cost anything.  All are welcome.  Artist trading cards, or ATCs, began in the tradition of business cards, but with a personal, artistic twist. Artist trading cards are generally 2 ½” x 3 ½”

ATC’s Road Trip

Recently VAL’s ATC’s took a road trip to the City of Farmers Branch to do an outdoor ATC workshop with their volunteer youth.  It was great fun for all.  Take a look at these pictures.

The workshop location

The ATC workshop location, Farmers Branch Rose Garden

 

ATC making supplies

ATC making supplies

Leaders:  Pam, Paula, & Wanda

Leaders: Pam, Paula, & Wanda

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FRESH IDEAS 2015 – Annual Juried Exhibit

Start: June 27, 2015 Opening Night: June 27, 2015, 7 – 9 pm End: August 8, 2015 Location: MCL Grand Theater & Creative Art Center, in Lewisville, TX located at 100 N. Charles St.

 

FRESH IDEAS AWARDS (Photography by Clyde Stringer)

(People’s Choice will be awarded at the close of the exhibit.  Be sure to vote when you visit the gallery.)

FRESH IDEAS was juried by Diane Reeder Dorn shown here with Colleen Drew, VAL President on the right.

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FRESH IDEAS OPENING NIGHT

(Photography by Clyde Stringer & Elaine Nienkamp)

A benchmark competition that is produced each year. The first place winner of this exhibit receives a solo show in the MCL Grand Gallery in addition to award. See prospectus to enter exhibit. Open to all Texas artists 18 years and older.

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  Prospectus

Opening Night at the Art Gallery will feature local duo JUST US, singer/songwriters Julie & Jeff Cater known for their clean vocals, tight harmonies and energetic guitar riffs in their acoustic mix of great classics and originals.  Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this fun creative event.

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NEW WORKSHOP:  Photographing  Artwork 

Tuesday June 9th, 9:30 – 12:30  in Classroom 1A of the MCL Grand,100 N. Charles Street, (between Main Street and Church Street in Old Town Lewisville, Tx). This hands-on, three hour workshop will teach you how to prepare your art for photographing it, positioning and lighting it, setting your camera, taking the photo, and preparing the photo for submission to contests, etc. It will be taught by Maurice Leatherbury. A fee of $50 for the workshop will be collected at the door when you attend. To register for the workshop at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0848ADA62DA1F58-photographing.

  VAL JUNE ASEL AWARD COMPETITION WINNERS

  1ST PLACE – JACKIE HAUGEN                        2ND PLACE – SUNNY RASCHKE  

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Thanks to Anne Royer and Steve Powell for an interesting and comprehensive look at the life of Van Gogh.

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June 9 ART TALK:  Anne Royer speaking on “Van Gogh’s Letters”

All are invited to attend the Art Talk at the MCLGrand Theater in downtown Lewisville.  There is no charge and the Visual Art League welcomes all visitors.  Anne Royer, art historian and artist, and Steve Powell, a local actor, will present their lecture entitled “Letters from Theo”. Steve will provide readings of Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo while Anne simultaneously matches images of the master’s paintings.  It seems Vincent frequently shared the intended effect of his paintings while detailing the hues, the models, and locations he was using. Even more illuminating were his ingenuous descriptions of his mood and self-doubts. While a recent Van Gogh painting sold for $65,000,000, during his life he had could not make a living through his art and had to beg for paint and living expenses.

North Wing exhibit at the MCL Grand:  America The Beautiful

June 6 – August 8

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Don’t miss “Free Wheeling” in the showcase near the Black Box Theater

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NATURE’S EMBRACE – JORDAN GRIMES EXHIBIT AT THE MCL GRAND GALLERY

MAY 9 – JUNE 20

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BLACK & WHITE LANDSCAPES – VAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT AT THE MCL GRAND THEATER

MAY 9 – JUNE 20

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MAY 12  VAL MEETING ASEL AWARD COMPETITION WINNERS

  1ST PLACE – IRMA MURRAY                         2ND PLACE – LISA CHITTENDEN   May 2015 Irma Murray       May 2015 Second Place Lisa C

 CHALK THIS WAY ART FESTIVAL – RAIN, RAIN, RAIN – HAD TO MOVE INSIDE THE MCL GRAND THEATER WHERE ALL HAD FUN!

   VAL PROVIDED JUDGES FOR THE CHALK THIS WAY ART COMPETITION – CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND TO THOSE WINNING AN AWARD!  YOU PROVIDED OUTSTANDING CHALK ART FOR VISITORS.

FIRST PLACE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  Daisy Rosas

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BEST OF SHOW AMATEUR AWARD:  Taylor Lea

Best of Show2015-05-13 10.31.13 Thanks to judges Lisa Chittendon, Nancy Marashi, Sunny Raschke, Linda Chidsey

Join us May 9th, 7:00-9:00 PM at the MCL Grand Theater for the opening of  Jordan Grimes exhibit, “Nature’s Embrace” ,

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and “Black and White Landscapes”, a VAL member exhibit.

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The Visual Art League is sponsoring AcousticGanza, an event organized by the Acoustic Fridays At The Art Gallery on May 9th.  Please come and enjoy the music and fun during the Art Festival.

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Join VAL May 9th at the Chalk This Way Art Festival in downtown Lewisville, TX.  Below are pictures from 2014.  This year the Visual Art League is proud to provide the judges for the art competitions.

SPEAKER SERIES:

MAY  12:  Trevor Kobrin speaking on “Photography”

Since arriving in Dallas Texas in 2002 Kobrin has photographed for D Magazine, D Home, Dallas Design Book and other publications as well as several advertising agencies. He was recently one of a select group of photographers commissioned to do portraits of heart attack survivors for the American Heart Association. Kobrin recently was commissioned to take photographs for PEP (Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program) founded by Catherine Rohr.  He continues to work with and support many humanitarian organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Reach for a Dream and Big Thought.  His photographs have appeared in international publications including Elle, Marie Claire, Schweizer Illustrierte, Style, Readers Digest and other major South African magazines.  Visit his website at http://trevorkobrin.com/index.html

Winners of the April Asel Monthly Competition:

Pepper McCarty 1st Place,                Tina Alvarez 2nd Place

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Member, Chuck Hendrickson, showed various prints that were done by Premier Gallery with their new equipment.  The gallery, located on FM407, invited members to attend their introduction event and have some prints made.

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During the meeting various members worked on one piece, being intuitive and using music to set the tone.  MissiLou spoke to the group about being creative from within and how that can be healing.  Above is MissiLou with the piece created at the meeting.

ART TALK & MEMBERS MEETING:

Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm.  Guests Welcome

Speaker: MissiLou

MissiLou Art~Hope~Humor~Dance~Courage~Creativity~Passion!
Nothing is Impossible!
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“GRAFFITI/STREET ART,” North Wing Gallery, APRIL 4 – MAY 30, 2015

Those participating are, Pablo Panameno, Wanda Grice, Colleen Drew, Maurice Leatherbury, Kathleen Mekailek, Tina Alvarez, N8 Davis, Mary Carradine and Elaine Nienkamp.  A sampling of what you will see:

Art Trading Cards (ATC) on display in the showcase of the MCL Grand.  Free workshops each 2nd Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  Click for more information on ATCs.

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Don’t miss out on the “Chalk This Way” art festival in Old Town Lewisville on May 9, 2015.   Click for more information.

Winners of the March Asel Award Competition

The March meeting and demo was very instructive, with Lorraine Hayes giving a talk on Gelli Printing. She shared papers, paints, and tips she used to make the gelli, how to realign prints, and much, much more.

Below are examples of the results of each layer of printing. 1 After a few layers After a few layers of printing.

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A few more layers of color added

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The final layer of printing for the demo.  Lorraine will work into the print a little more to finalize it.

Pictures from the March meeting:

ART TALK & MEMBERS MEETING:  March 10th, Guests Welcome

Speaker: Lorraine Hayes on Gelli Printing

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Lorraine Hayes has given lectures in art appreciation at the college level and to community organizations and has published art commentary in local newspapers. She has taught art to both children and adults. She has achieved Signature status in both the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas Visual Arts Association. Her work is in the collection of the Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA. Beside the Dallas area art centers and exhibit spaces, she has exhibited work at the Abilene Fine Art Museum, Abilene, TX, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX, Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, Slidell Art Center, Slidell, LA, West Texas Museum of Art, Midland, TX, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, and in the Societe International des Beaux-Arts, Paris France. Here is a glimpse into “Drumming To Release Creativity” experienced at the February meeting.  Before it was over everyone had a drum in their hands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJfMnAYsIvk&feature=youtu.be

ART TRADING CARD WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 14th, 1:30 – 4:30 MCL Grand, Room 3.

Time to be making cards for our own trading, and also, extra cards for you to trade card with the New York Art Leagues.  Come for fun and learning experience.  Visitors are welcome.  The cards are 2-1/2″ by 3-1/2″. Suggested theme for the month:  “Thinking Green” 

EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN:  Visit these locations and see works by the below artists.

Tierney’s Cafe – 208 E. Main,  March & April Kathy Maybury, Louise Flanagan, Darla Bostick

Commercial Bank of Texas-  191 West Main, March Dulce Ruqué

UPCOMING EXHIBIT DATES:  APRIL 1 – MAY 30 (graffiti/street art) in the North Wing Hallway;  MAY 9 – JUNE 20 (includes Jordan Grimes, winner of Fresh Ideas 2014) in the main gallery.

FEBRUARY WINNERS OF THE AZEL ART MINI-COMPETITION:

First Place – Pablo Panameno Hidalgo

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Second Place – Lorraine Hayes

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FUN AT FEBRUARY MEETING – DRUM DISCUSSION

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“STEAMPUNK” NORTH WING EXHIBIT, FEB 14 – MAR 21

A sampling of what you will see:

COLLABORATIVE PIECE INSTALLED IN THE NATURE OF TEXAS. “THE BIRDS OF TEXAS” WILL BE DONATED TO THE MCL GRAND AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE EXHIBIT.

 

“THE NATURE OF TEXAS” OPENING NIGHT

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“THE NATURE OF TEXAS” AWARDS

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“THE NATURE OF TEXAS” EXHIBIT

Everyone is invited to the opening February 7, 2015 at 7 pm in the MCL Grand Gallery.  This exhibit runs through March 21 and focuses on the nature of Texas as seen through an artist’s eye.DSC08699

UPCOMING EXHIBIT IN THE MCL GRAND NORTH WING: “STEAMPUNK”, FEBRUARY 14 – MARCH 21.

DON’T MISS “Hearts & Roses” in the showcase by the Black Box Theater.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Kathy Mabury, the VAL 2014 Artist of the Year Artist of the year Kathy Maybury Second Place was Mary Carradine. Mary Carradine 2nd place artist of the year Other Entries:

TOYLAND ART DELIVERED TO RONALD MCDONALD

Thanks to Colleen Drew, R’Lene Winters, and Maurice Leatherbury for delivering the art from the “Toyland” exhibit to the Ronald McDonald house.  VAL artists donated their children themed pieces.   The exhibit had shown in December at the MCL Grand Theater. Colleen RLene at Ronald McDonald house Colleen RLene Maurice

JANUARY ART TALK –  January 13, 2015 – Wire Sculpture

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JANUARY WINNERS OF THE AZEL ART MINI-COMPETITION:

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WINNER OF THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FROM “FOODIE” EXHIBIT

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FOODIE EXHIBIT OPENING

This food focused exhibit opened with a reception on January 3.  Incorporated in the exhibit were pot & pans, a silverware installation, projections of food, as well as artwork representing food and local restaurants.  Guests enjoyed the food from Bistecca-An Italian Steakhouse, Good Times Cajun Cuisine, and Square One Cafe.  We thank these restaurants for their contributions.  The exhibit runs from January 3 – January 17 Setting up for opening night. Setting up projection Table-and-Left-Wall

 

ABSTRACT EXHIBIT AT THE MCL GRAND THEATER

Don’t miss the abstract exhibit in the North Wing of the MCL Grand Theater.

 

OPENING RECEPTION FOR FOODIE, JANUARY 3, 7PM.

Everyone is invited to the Opening of the VAL Exhibit, “Foodie”, on Jan. 3 from 7-9 PM at the MCL Grand Gallery.

NORTH WING EXHIBIT, MCL GRAND THEATER

An exhibit of VAL members’ Abstract Art will be shown in the north wing of the MCL Grand Theater.  The exhibit runs from January 3 – February 7

UPCOMING EXHIBIT:  FOODIE, JANUARY 3-17 AT THE MCL GRAND GALLERY

This food-focused art exhibit  will explore food in all its manifestations from farm to table. A special focus is on art pieces created from inspiration of food served in our local restaurants. These pieces are also represented in a 2015 Calendar available at the Opening Reception, January 3, 7-9 PM. Visitors to the exhibit are asked to vote on their favorite art piece for a “People’s Choice” award to be given at the close of the exhibit.

“TOYLAND”, AN EXHIBIT FOR CHILDREN

This exhibit running through December 27  is on display in the North Wing of the MCL Grand.  Many pieces in the “Toyland” exhibit will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house. DSC07825

VAL ART TABLE AT THE LEWISVILLE HOLIDAY STROLL

Children enjoyed creating ornaments for the tree during the Annual Holiday Stroll.

OLD SETTLERS ELEMENTARY AWARDS CEREMONY

VAL members, Wanda Grice, Elaine Nienkamp, and Kathy Maybury were keynote speakers at the Old Settlers Elementary PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony and Art Exhibit November 6. Congratulations to all the students that entered their art in the exhibit and to those that received awards. DSC07792 DSC07790

CD RELEASE PARTY:     OCTOBER 24, 7PM IN THE BLACK BOX THEATER AT THE MCL GRAND IN DOWNTOWN LEWISVILLE, AND ENJOY A SONG WRITERS’ CHALLENGE.

AFCDFrontFinal72dpi Announcing the release of “Songs From The Heart”, a CD produced by Acoustic Friday’s in the Art Gallery, as a benefit to the Visual Art League (VAL). All songs were originally written for a song writers’ challenge and were donated to the CD by each artist. Sherry Reynolds will be handling sales of the CDs. The price is $12 each or 3 for $30. Bring comfort to your chilly days by settling in and listening to the variety of music produced by the talented Acoustic Friday’s musicians from “You Cloud My Senses” to “Friday Night At The Art Gallery”. AFCDBackFinal72dpi

2015 CALENDARS

VAL has 2015 calendars for sale for $15.  The calendars feature paintings depicting dishes available at local restaurants. 2015 Calendar 1 We thank those sponsoring businesses: Christina’s, Good Times Cajun Cuisine, Square One Cafe, Johnny G’s, Mama” Daughter’s Diner, Village Grill Restaurant & Catering, Pho 7 Vietnamese Restaurant, Salerno’s Italian Restaurant, Bistecca and Italian Steakhouse, New China, Starwood Cafe, Tacos Regio Monterrey, Certa Pro Painters, Carmen’s Magic Touch Hair Salon, Premier Gallery. 2015 Calendar sponsors

VAL’S PARTICIPATION IN WESTERN DAYS OF LEWISVILLE

VAL had art offerings and hands-on activities for all ages during Lewisville’s 2014 Western Days Festival.  We had such fun with our visitors and the children. Hair There were over 100 children that created their own art pieces.  A busy day for us, but those kids really enjoyed! Painting hands

Beginning September 26, a new installation of “western” themed art will be on exhibit in the North Wing of the MCL Grand.

Summer Photography Show is currently displayed in the North Wing of the MCL Grand through September 20.

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“FRESH IDEAS” AWARD WINNERS

First Place: Jordan Grimes, “Watcher of the Shadows”, Sculpture

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Second Place: Irma Murray, “Sunny Side Up”, Painting

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Third Place: Maurice Leatherbury, “Taro Field Hawaii”, Photography

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Honorable Mention: Mary Carradine, “Mixed Metaphor”, Silkscreen & Lithograph Monoprint

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Honorable Mention: Daren Fagan, “Terry”, Steel

HM Daren Fagan “FRESH IDEAS” OPENING NIGHT

FRESH IDEAS” Opening Awards Ceremony – July 26, at 7pm in the gallery of the MCL Grand.

“Fresh Ideas” Annual Juried Exhibit   A benchmark competition that is produced each year. The First Place Winner of the exhibit receives a solo show in the MCL Grand Gallery.

  • July 26, 2014 – September 13, 2014
  • Venue:  Gallery
  • Location: MCL Grand Theater & Creative Art Center, 100 Charles Street
  • Cost: Free, Donations appreciated

Recent Art Trading Cards from 2nd Saturday get together.

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June 7 – July 19, “Color & Light” and “VALPhoto” exhibits in the Gallery at the MCL Grand Theater, Downtown Lewisville, Texas.  The 2013 winner of the juried competition, “Fresh Ideas”, Irma Murray has a solo show in the MCL Grand Theater Gallery with a Visual Art League photo show.

June 14 – July 19, “Stars & Stripes”, exhibit in the North Wing of the MCL Grand Theater, Downtown Lewisville, Texas.

June 10, 2014, 7pm:  ART TALK at the MCL Grand Theater in Downtown Lewisville, Texas. Michael O’Keefe will present a talk on his sculpture.  Michael employs unpredictable processes as a means to discover content in his sculptures, drawings, and paintings.  Traces of art historical influences show up in O’Keefe’s work, often as characters within the expressive narrative and other times as faint whispers scattered throughout the formal vocabulary.  O’Keefe earned his MFA from Southern Methodist University and currently teaches sculpture and drawing in Dallas.

Come join us.  There is no charge.  Classroom at the MCL Grand, 100 North Charles Street, downtown Lewisville, Texas. LEWISVILLE ARTFEST & CHALK THIS WAY The Visual Art League participated in the Art Festival featuring “Chalk This Way”, a sidewalk chalk art competition.  Additionally there were areas anyone could create their own work of art.  The festival had lots of art, food, and fun.  Find more information at Lakeside Arts Foundation. Darla Bostic speaking on Encaustic at the May 13  “Art Talk” in the MCL Grand art gallery. darla with group 2 DSC05924