If you missed last month’s Second Saturday, there was a great article in the North Texas E-News with lots of photos.
This Second Saturday, it looks like there will be lots of things going on downtown this whole week. Here’s what I have heard about:
ART HISTORY BROWN BAG LECTURE – Wednesday
Annie Royer will be presenting the Art History Brown Bag lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Heard Craig Center for the Arts. For more information about this event, click here.
12TH ANNUAL MCKINNEY WYSONG-JOPLIN YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
McKinney Musical Arts Society is hosting the Wysong-Joplin Young Artist Competition at 7 PM at the Heard-Craig Hall. The competition will include a recital by guest artist, Douglas Humphreys of the Eastman School of Music. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased through the McKinney Performing Arts Center. For more information on this competition, see the McKinney Musical Arts Society’s web page.
46TH ANNUAL COLLLIN COUNTY ADULT ART SHOW – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The 46th Annual County Art Show will be going on this weekend downtown too. The art show will have public viewings in the Mckinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Friday from 3 to 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM and Sunday 1 to 4 PM. For more information, see the Art Club of McKinney’s web site.
I first heard about this through Toni Andrukaitis’s post in Neighborsgo.com. If you haven’t read her posts, I encourage you to take a gander. I subscribe to her McKinney Stories blog through Google Reader. I didn’t see an easy way to subscribe to her blog but you can follow the link below and you should get an option to subscribe, add her feed to iGoogle or add the feed to Google reader:
On Second Saturdays, for those who don’t know, all of the downtown galleries are open from 7 to 10 PM. Artists are present to mingle. New exhibits are unveiled. Some galleries will offer cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. All of the restaurants are in full swing. Live music abounds. Some of the shops are open. (Last second Saturday most of the shops were closed but Cynthia Elliott’s Boutique and Special Things were open.) There is no way to list everything that will be going on but here are the highlights:
Uptown Gallery, the loft area in Uptown, will be having their grand opening this Saturday. I’ve been up in the Gallery before and seen the painting that they have in their advertisement. It really is fantastic and worth checking out. I mentioned this earlier in a post on March 15th. Cocktails and hor d’oeuvres will be served and the artist will be present.
Garrett Art Gallery will be having a reception for watercolor artist Priscilla Krejci. Per the Garret Art Gallery website, “Ms. Krejci is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Her artwork has been published in Best of Watercolor-Painting Composition, Best of Watercolor – Painting Light and Shadows and International Artists Magazine”. For a sample of her work and more information, see the Garrett Art Gallery web site (click here) or the artist’s web site (click here).
Local artist Laura Moore of Laura Moore’s Fine Art Studios will be unveiling a new expressionist exhibit called “The Noble Rot”. The exhibit is described in an article in McKinneyNews.net as “hand-painted photograph-like representations of notable French wine labels are carefully rendered with acrylic on paper only to be distressed and obscured by erratic splotches of both muted and vivid colors transforming the label into expressionist art“. To read the full article, click here.
At Orisons Art and Framing, McKinney artist Lynne Hubner will be signing the official Second Saturday poster and displaying her artwork. For more information and to see sample of the artist’s work, see the artist’s site (click here).
According to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, additional events include artists working in the garden of the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts and live music, food and art at Cafe Malaga, Coffee N Cream, Imaging on the Square, Spoon’s Garage, Rick’s Chophouse and La Misha. For more information on this and many other events, see the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s calendar.
That is what I have heard for this week. If you know of something I’ve missed, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.
Before I close, though, I want to send a shot out to Dennis Haberken Photography’s blog that recently featured a post with pictures from downtown. Click here to see the post. It’s so true that there is always something new to see on the square. I captured the picture above over the weekend when my husband and I walked up to the square on Wood Street. We like Wood Street coming into downtown because you can see the second-floor bridge between Mama Emilia’s and the building the originally housed the first hotel on the square (I believe it was the Continental?). My apologies, I can’t remember if that is still Chicago Title or not.
So, Dennis, I missed the bomb outside of Collin County Weed & Feed. But I caught the bombs on the side of Smitten … does that count?
Until next time,