The Visual Art League of Lewisville has two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater:
Colors of Spring!
Big Inspiration, Small Works
Colors of Spring, located in the Display Case by the Black Box Theater
I had the opportunity to manage this exhibit in the display case for the Visual Art League. We have 11 participants who submitted their art. There are paintings, mixed media sculptures, photos and digital mixed media creations.
I’m a big fan of Artist’s Statements, perhaps that’s the writer / managing editor in me. For this exhibit I encouraged participants to include their Artist’s Statements. I think it’s always interesting to learn more about the art.
This is also the debut for several new members to the Visual Art League. The League continues to expand with new artists which is always encouraging and inspiring.
Here’s a look at the exhibit. Soon we’ll need to open up some walls and build another display case. 😉 Please forgive the glare.
Here’s a fun vignette featuring two small works, my “It’s Mushroom Season!” and artist, Lisa Chittenden’s “Stealing Spring”. When she sent me the photo in advance, I didn’t have a sense for scale. On setup day I was impressed to see the intricate small piece. Not easy to create all those details in miniature scale!
Percival continues his tradition of making every exhibit since we joined in August 2021.
Tore Bellis also has work in this exhibit (since I’m managing the exhibit, did he really have a choice?) 😊
Title: A New Leaf
The color of Spring is green, and this anole is glad to turn over a new leaf.
Big Inspiration, Small Works
This exhibit is in the North Hallway and as the name suggests, all art pieces have to be small. (16 inches or less). Percival feels he personifies the theme and insisted on a photo.
Title: This Man…
Artist’s Statement: My mind drew a blank when I tried answering “who or what inspires me as an artist?” I went to my go-to person to brainstorm and he ignited ideas— as he always does. After I completed the art piece (not this one!) I realized he is the one who inspires me. I started over with this art piece that you see.
I was also thinking the physical book would be the art piece that would hang on the wall but decided I’d photograph the book instead. The photo used for the book cover was taken in Pilot Point, Texas.
We carry dog and bear masks everywhere we go. Never know when photo opportunities and inspiration will strike. It’s best to always be ready.
Artist’s Statement: I adore old photographs of strangers. Who are they? What’s their story? I can’t answer these questions but by studying the photo I draw my own conclusions. They are women who managed their households with a spirit of fortitude, endurance and love.
Medium: Assemblage Art
Notes: I made the partial frame using my Japanese hand saw. The green washer I found in Cleburne, Texas while the other washers were collected from a family dairy. I sewed branches and fibers on to a piece of fabric fused with painted wax paper. The image is copied from an original photo I picked up from Curiosities, an antique store in Dallas. I sewed the image on to the fabric.
Title: Comparison robs joy
Artist’s Statement: Sometimes we are inclined to hold back for fear the outcome of our efforts will not measure up to someone else’s work. Time is lost this way. Spread your wings, little butterfly. Spring forth and pursue your joy!
Medium: Assemblage Art
Notes: The piece is made of a cigar box lid that I sanded and stained. I incorporated found objects, including a large spring from a family dairy and a watch face found near Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas (one of my Litter Patrol activities years ago).
I made the doll out of pipe cleaners and hand embroidery floss back in 2015 after a car accident that made me want to stay home and avoid cars wrecking in to me. I am glad I finally found a use for the little doll. The butterfly wing is clip art and it’s in a bucket that collects joy.
All pieces are for sale. They are one-of-a-kind art made with thought, skill, effort and unique materials. They make great gifts for any occasion! Contact me via comment, email, Instagram, etc.
If you live in the area, be sure to visit the Lewisville Grand Theater to see the exhibits in person. Visit the Visual Art League of Lewisville website for more information.
Colors of Spring: March 1 – April 30, 2022
Big Inspiration, Small Works: February 26 – March 26, 2022
Percival was dog-tired after viewing all the art.
I’ll be featuring a guest blog highlighting Tore Bellis’s artwork that is also in Big Inspiration, Small Works.
4 thoughts on “Two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater!”
Truly Fascinating and Impressive (with a down-to-earth sincerity for the artistically unique). You have arrived at great things by continuing to do bunch of small steps that have added up to “Wow”.
Thank you for your kind words – they are very encouraging!
I am so glad you and “that man” joined VAL! It is so much fun getting to know you! You are funny and creative and full of life. Thank you for joining and becoming a part of my life’s adventures!
Diane, thank you for welcoming us both into the VAL! You and the group have been a wonderful addition in my life.