The Gallery at MCL Grand is 2,400 square feet of flexible display space that is used for local, regional and touring exhibits. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. To schedule group visits during other hours, call 972.219.8446.
Visual Art League – Fresh Ideas Winners, exhibit opens on Saturday, June 29 in the Art Gallery of the MCL Grand. An opening reception and Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 29, from 7 – 9 p.m. Winner entries will be on exhibit through Saturday, August 10. For more information on this exhibit visit visualartleague.org.
Multiple pieces of indoor and outdoor sculptures are on display in the MCL Grand courtyard through an arrangement with SculptureWorks. These pieces are on loan and are available for purchase, either to be relocated or to be donated for permanent display at MCL Grand. For pricing and purchase information, please visit gobronze.com.
Currently on display in the Courtyard are:
Building Blocks – VIII
artist: Kevin Robb
Books of the Father, Vol.I
artist: Kevin Robb
Sculptor Kevin Robb, who currently lives in Colorado, studied graphics and fine arts at Rocky Mountain College of art. His bronze and stainless steel works can be found in public art spaces and projects throughout the United States. Additionally, his works are owned by private collectors worldwide. When asked about his work, Rob said, “I want my art to bring a feeling of life and quiet energy to an outdoor space.”
Surrender My Heart
artist: Dennis Farris
Dennis Farris has been creating art his whole life. After graduating from Central Missouri State with a degree in Fine Arts in 1987, Dennis received much success and visibility as a freelance commercial illustrator and also as a painter. It wasn’t until 1995 that he first tried his hand at sculpting. “I was wandering through a little gallery and I found myself drawn more and more to the beautiful and powerful figurative bronzes,” he says. “The human form is the most expressive subject I know. I try to create a piece that captures that expression and stirs an emotion in me. If I’ve done well, it will stir an emotion in others.”
artist: Tuck Langland
Sculptor Tuck Langland is dedicated to art and the teaching of art. Langland is a retired Professor of Sculpture from the South Bend campus of Indiana University (1971 to 2003). Collections on four continents include Langland’s sculptures. He is the author of two books including his recent best-seller, “From Clay to Bronze.” Langland is an award-winning master of portraiture and the human figure, a member of the National Academy of Art, and a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society.
Currently on display inside the facility:
I Fly With the Drums
artist: Hollis Williford
artist: Hollis Williford
In 1980, Williford won the National Academy of Western Art’s gold medal and its Prix de West Purchase Award. Hollis was one of the rare permanent members of the National Academy of Western Art. His thirteen foot monumental sculpture “Welcome Sundown” graces the entrance to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. In addition, his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Thomas Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), and Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
While visiting the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, make a short walk across Church Street to the east lawn of Lewisville City Hall. There you will find “Slicker Shy,” the largest piece of outdoor sculpture on public display in Southern Denton County. The statue, owned by Dallas Sheraton Hotel and on loan to the City of Lewisville, was installed in July 2010. The bronze sculpture is 18 feet tall and weighs 5,500 pounds.
artist: Herb Mignery
There are three things a cowboy never leaves home without. A hat to fight the blistering sun, a gun for protection and a slicker wrapped up and tied to the saddle for inclement weather. In some cases, when the slicker was removed from the saddle, the cracking noise startled the horse, throwing off the rider. Sculptor Herb Mignery was raised on a working cattle ranch near Barlett, Nebraska. Rather than follow his family’s 110-year tradition of ranching, Mignery turned his childhood interest of drawing into a successful career in the commercial art world before devoting himself full time to fine art. An award-winning member of Cowboys Artists of America, his elegant and classically rendered sculptures chronicle the lives of men and women as they wrestled the land and elements of the early American West.