Great Art Shows this Month!


There are some great shows coming up, plus a couple of Calls for Artists you don’t want to miss.

Saturday, February 10, 7:00 – 10:00pm

This Saturday is the 2nd Saturday Art Walk  in Downtown McKinney.   These art walks are a great way to spend the evening, walking around to the galleries, shops, and restaurants and enjoying live music on the square.  Here are a couple of shows you’ll want to see.

Art by Helen Minkes

Helen Minkes at La Misha Bistro

Meet Frisco artist Helen Minkes from 7:00-10:00pm at La Misha restaurant on the McKinney Square.  Helen, who is a featured artist at Orison’s Art Gallery, has a collection of large-scale works for temporary display at  La Misha Bistro,  located at 113 N. Kentucky Street.  For more on Helen and her work, visit www.helenminkes.com.  (Image linked from her site).

Annie Lee Original

Annie Lee:  A Texas Farewell opens at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios.

Laura Moore Fine Art Studios is excited to announce the 3rd exhibition with world-renowned artist Annie Lee. Lee will be in attendance on opening night, Saturday, February 11th from 7-10pm, with the exhibition “Annie Lee: A Texas Farewell” featuring over 18 of her new acrylic paintings. The art in the exhibition focuses on everyday details from years gone by and solitary figures on the walk of life.

Lee’s often humorous, satirical style of painting has been termed “Black Americana.” She names Will Smith, Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy as just a few of her notable collectors.  Lee has been living and painting in Texas for the last 6 years and now intends to return to Las Vegas where she once owned a 10,000 square foot art gallery.

The exhibition “Annie Lee: A Texas Farewell” is but a small outpouring of  well wishes towards Lee and her new endeavors.  The exhibition will be on display through March 7th.  (info provided by Laura Moore Fine Art Studios)

Iconic Love Logo

Sunday, February 12,  1:00 – 4:00pm

Iconic Love Show (part 1) at Newman Village  — Iconic Love is a new show, exhibited in two venues in Frisco this month.  Both shows feature professional artists Barbara J. Mason, Misty Oliver-Foster, T. Scott Stromberg and Frisco’s artist-in-residence, Scott Trent.  For Iconic Love, each artist explored the idea of love, relationships, and family, and how they are represented by symbols and archetypes.

This Sunday, the artists will be featured in a special show at Newman Village.  They will first unveil new art they have created for the outdoor Plaza, followed by an art talk where the artists will discuss thier work for guests at 1:30pm.  Bring the kids and enjoy theatre and art activities in the Plaza all afternoon.  Newman Village is located at 3200 El Dorado Pkwy, Frisco.  For schedule and more information on this event visit www.friscoart.org.

Misty Oliver-Foster, "Loverboy Blues"

Friday, February 17,  6:30 – 9:00pm

Iconic Love Show (part 2) – Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s Member Show at Frisco Discovery Center. — The VAGF joins the Love with their first Member Show of 2012 at the Frisco Discovery Center.    This show features two galleries full of art by the VAGF members and the four featured artists (Mason, Oliver-Foster, Stromberg and Trent).   The Reception for this show is Friday, February 17, from 6:30 – 9:00pm.  The night will be packed with music, art and theatre performances, all celebrating Love.  This event is free and open to the public.  Simply Strings performs from 6:30 – 7:30, and theatre performances are from 7:30 – 8:45.  Awards for the artists will be given at 8:00.  More info at www.vagf.org and www.friscoart.org.

RED at thegallery8680 

The opening reception for RED was this past Friday, February 3 at thegallery8680.  The gallery was packed all night, with artists and patrons from all over the DFW area.  If you missed it, there’s still time to see the show!  The gallery will be open Friday evening, February 17,  from 7:00 – 9:30,  so stop by to see impressive art from regional artists along with some great music performances.

If you can’t make it on the 17th, contact gallery director Robyn Feehan to set up a time. thegallery8680@gmail.com.   You can find info on thegallery8680 at www.thegallery8680.blogspot.com.

TWO CALLS FOR ARTISTS:

Plano Art Association’s 125 Mile Show — open to anyone living within 125 miles of Plano.  Cash Awards.  Deadline for entries is February 12.  See their site for details.  www.planoartassociation.com

Visual Arts Society of Texas (Denton) — 44th Annual National Exhibition.  The deadline is Friday, February 10!  www.vastarts.org.

Hope to see you at some of these events!

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