Cottonwood Art Festival is a bi-annual event that features works from the nation’s top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas (map), this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. The next festival will take place May 4-5, 2013. Admission is free. Visit cottonwoodartfestival.com for more information.
“Freeform” exhibit strike and photography show intake will be Tuesday, April 30th 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Please pick up your “FreeForm” artwork and drop-off your photography show artpieces (three photos per member) in the classroom. Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. Thanks. See You there!
Reception: March 9, 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition: March 9 – April 27
An exhibit in memory of Shirley Beers, a multi-talented woman, being an artist, actress, and poet in the Lewisville community.
The Visual Art League of Lewisville is honored to exhibit the works by Shirley Beers a pioneer in the arts community. Shirley was a founder and long-time member of the Visual Art League as well as the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the Greater Lewisville Community Theater. She used her talents to support the arts organizations, as well as to further their endeavors to bring a spirit of the arts to the Lewisville community.
Paintings of this intuitive artist have hung in various galleries in several states. She realized her talent at an early age. Many of her paintings were of people. Among her favorites was one of Robert Duvall, who was the first mayor of Highland Village. Indians have been her favorite models over the years, including Charles Eagle Plume, an Indian who operated a trading store in Colorado and who performed dances and told stories.
She studied with Ramon Froman, who often made trips to Indian reservations in the west. In 1988, her interests turned somewhat from painting to acting. During the 1990s, she acted in many plays which were produced at Grapevine, Lewisville, Denton and Irving community theaters. She had lead roles in “Social Security,” and “Curious Savage,” a major role in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and significant parts in other productions. While she enjoyed the acting, her heart was really still in painting.
In addition to her love for painting and acting, Shirley also loved inspirational poetry. Over the years, she wrote several inspirational poems.
This is a one-time only opportunity to own a piece of this incredible artist’s work. Don’t let this chance pass you by.
Second Tuesday Art Talks provide speakers and demos related to visual art and are held in the MCL Grand Theatre located at 100 Charles Street, between Church & Main Streets.
Art Talks are the 2nd Tuesday of each month and begin at 7pm.
|Jan 8||Misty Foster||Marketing your Art|
|Feb 12||Conrad Casper||Photography|
|Mar 12||Jo Williams||Watercolor|
|Apr 9||Sweety Bowman||Clay|
|May 14||Dawn WatersBaker||Oil|
Exhibitions are held in The MCL Grand Theater Gallery of Art, and within the hallways and lobby. The most notable exhibition being “Fresh Ideas”, an open juried show.
Gallery hours are 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Tuesday through Saturday.
|Jan 19 – Feb 23||Gallery||Denton County USA|
|Dec – Jan||Hallway||Toyland|
|Mar 9 – Apr 27||North Hallway||Shirley Beers|
|Mar 9 – Apr 27||Lobby||Freeform|
|May 4 – Jun 22||Gallery||Photography|
|May 4 – Jun 22||Gallery||Dan Lattimore|
|Jun 1 – Jul 6||North Corridor||Member Exhibit|
|Jun 29 – Aug 10||Gallery||Fresh Ideas 2013|
|Jul 13 – Aug 10||North Corridor||Member Exhibit|
|Aug 17 – Sep 21||North Corridor||Annual Photo Exhibit|
|Sep 27 – Nov 9||Lobby/North Corridor||Western Exhibit|
|Nov 9 – Dec 21||Gallery||Member Exhibit|
|Nov 16 – Dec 28||North Corridor||Toyland|