“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.
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
Second Place was Mary Carradine.
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.
JANUARY ART TALK – January 13, 2015 – Wire Sculpture
JANUARY WINNERS OF THE AZEL ART MINI-COMPETITION:
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.
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.
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.
CD RELEASE PARTY: OCTOBER 24, 7PM IN THE BLACK BOX THEATER AT THE MCL GRAND IN DOWNTOWN LEWISVILLE, AND ENJOY A SONG WRITERS’ CHALLENGE.
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”.
VAL has 2015 calendars for sale for $15. The calendars feature paintings depicting dishes available at local restaurants. 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.
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. There were over 100 children that created their own art pieces. A busy day for us, but those kids really enjoyed!
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.