Our mission is to promote the visual arts through education and exhibitions for the enrichment of the individual and the community. The Visual Art League ( VAL ) of Lewisville, Texas is housed in the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre Center for the Creative Arts ( MCL Grand ), 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, Texas 75057. Monthly meetings and other art activities are held within this facility. The Art Talk Series is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month with a speaker on arts related subjects. VAL’s activities are always open to visitors. Additionally, our acoustic friends meet each Friday evening there for a jam. Four large art exhibits are held in the gallery each year with rotating smaller exhibits in the lobby and north wing hallway. See “NEWS“ below.
Every time someone new sees or hears art, a poem, a book, a song or a film and takes meaning from it, the universe of possibilities expand in their minds. We realize someone else understands what we’re feeling, and that we’re linked to other strangers who share that understanding. Art is how we make sense of the world; how we derive meaning from chaos. — Gabe Valdez
So, come and experience VAL!
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.
“FRESH IDEAS” AWARD WINNERS
First Place: Jordan Grimes, “Watcher of the Shadows”, Sculpture
Second Place: Irma Murray, “Sunny Side Up”, Painting
Third Place: Maurice Leatherbury, “Taro Field Hawaii”, Photography
Honorable Mention: Mary Carradine, “Mixed Metaphor”, Silkscreen & Lithograph Monoprint
Honorable Mention: Daren Fagan, “Terry”, Steel
“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.
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.