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Welcome to the VISUAL ART LEAGUE

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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.  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.   Check out our latest  “NEWS” below.

NEWS

“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.

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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.

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

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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”.

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2015 CALENDARS

VAL has 2015 calendars for sale for $15.  The calendars feature paintings depicting dishes available at local restaurants.

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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.

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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

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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