Cottonwood Art Festival is near …

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 for more information.

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“Freeform” strike & photography show intake

“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!

Posted under Messages on April 19, 2013 by Brandi  |   No Comments »

Shirley Beers’ Pioneer Celebration

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.

Posted under Exhibits, News on March 11, 2013 by brandi  |   No Comments »

Art Speakers & Demonstrations Calendar

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.

Dates Speaker Subject
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
June 11 TBA Special
July 9 TBA Summer
Aug 13 TBA Programs
Sept 10 TBA  
Oct 8 TBA  
Nov 12 TBA  
Dec 10 TBA  

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MCL Grand Exhibitions

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.

Dates Location Title
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

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