emerging @ thegallery8680
thegallery8680 previewed local art for artists and guests Friday April 22. The opening reception was well attended by artists, enthusiasts and collectors. With the sale of five pieces of work it is nothing but encouraging seeing local people love and appreciate the work of the artists
The ‘emerging’ show varied in style. The work of Andrew Williams; a young photographer from Dallas studying in New York bought unframed 20x30 photographs titled archetypes: captured the eye of two patrons and have found new homes.
Gallery Director, Robyn Parker Feehan comments, “ the reason behind the gallery is to give artists the opportunity to show their work to the public, the artist invests a great deal to be creative so a greater awareness of original art and its value needs to be seen by the public. Most artists have paintings laying everywhere in their homes with only a few getting the privilege of seeing their work”.
Benje Feehan a local resident of Frisco has moved through many cultures in his life, this exhibition he created stencils and presented us with thought provoking pieces: ‘who killed cock robin’ taken from the old English nursery rhyme to a stencil of the founders of the black panther movement in tones of white, grey and pink. This piece is art. It speaks of a movement and makes us wonder about it because of the soft tones used as you see two men in militant uniform holding a gun. Art speaks.
Deanna Williams attended our “celebrating women artists” exhibition and found herself exhibiting in ‘emerging’. Her work emerges from pure abstraction into whatever the viewer wants to see. Blending oils making spectacular statements of color. Deanna was invited to place 55 of her paintings in a newly built hotel in Dallas.
Celeste Davis Seltz, Melissa Winton and Walter Kane are new and emerging artists. Celeste’s work is beautiful; creating a sensitive and thought provoking moment. Her work brings to mind solitude something we all seek in our crazy work. Her piece…painted on board looks like a vintage oil painting, painted tenderly. Melissa takes us to the wild tumultuous skies of Florida. Abstractly giving a dreamlike picture. Walter’s work is painted with incredible strength and texture the pieces are heavy yet the florals carry softness.
The work of Tom Freeman is beautiful; his oils are exquisite. His years of being in the arts, being creative give us a real sense of the masters of oils, “when I walk into his home and see his wonderful collection of artwork I want to share it with the world, I am so thankful to find a piece of his work here and there laying on the floor behind a chair that I can bring into the gallery and share with the public. Tom’s paintings of Paris and Italy are collectibles, “ states Feehan. “ I read in the Frisco style of late an article speaking of how original art is a must in the home,” and the designer goes to Dallas to buy art. We need to start looking locally.
Other work to be seen in this show is the work of Barbara Dubvosky, Monica Fallini and a single piece by Asher Feehan all bringing unique pieces that would bring life into any home.
thegallery8680 will host a luncheon reception on Wednesday, May.18. 2011. from 11:30am – 3:30pm. Public is invited. “This reception needs to be attended by the press, designers, councilmen, lovers of art, those who want to see art become a part the City of Frisco. Lets make it local; lets see what Frisco has to offer in the arts. What a wonderful way to spend your lunch break. There is so much talk about our city being apart of the Collin County Arts Centre before we build a monument to the arts lets join the artist at ground level and promote the events that are created within the city, our city and see the art community build together. Thegallery8680 is located at 8680 Main Street, in Crestview Professional Center. If you have questions or would like to view the artwork, please contact Robyn for an appointment at 214.585.8175. The show closes on may 21.