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Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand) opened its doors with a three-day celebration on Jan. 14-16, 2011. The center is located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. Administrative offices and art gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MCL Grand gives the many arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works and also hosts other regional and national shows and exhibits, events, classes and meetings. The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 1,750 square feet of classrooms. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theater lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners.

Page Sutherland Page architectural firm designed the center, which draws upon similarities to the existing buildings in Old Town Lewisville. Several local arts groups provided input in the planning stages of the facility. Tax Increment Refinance Zone bonds funded most of the project.


VAL Monthly Meeting and Art Talk

ArtTalkMarch2019The Visual Art League of Lewisville VAL holds its general meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Each month in conjunction with the general meeting, VAL produces an “Art Talk” series of known speakers and art demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting. Most meetings are held in one of the MCL Grand classrooms, but they may also be in the Gallery, the Black Box Theater, or the Recital Hall.

Millie Giles will do a professional critique free to members in any medium at the next Val Monthly Meeting and Art Talk on Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m.. Guests who would like a critique are invited to bring one piece. During the meeting names will be drawn for the pieces that will be critiqued. Ms. Giles will critique for approximately 80 minutes

Millie Giles has a MFA Degree in Drawing and Painting from University of North Texas, an MA Degree in Painting from Bowling Green University, and a BS Degree in Art Education from Indiana University of PA.

She currently is the Coordinator of Watercolor Painting Concentration at the University of North Texas and at Texas Woman's University.

She has served or is currently serving on the Denton Public Art Committee and Ruth’s Room at Habitat for Humanity. She has been a VAST Critic for over 25 years, designed the 9/11 Firefighters Memorial Bell Tower in Denton and has traveled throughout Europe and the US for 13 years with the UNT Travel Abroad Program and Watercolor Worldwide, Inc.

photo credit:  Tayler Townson

Upcoming: Art Talks:

April 9, 7 p.m. – Janice Hamilton: Pastel Demo
May 8, 7 p.m. – Justin Burns: Golden Art Supplies Program

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