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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 Art Talk

ArtTalksGeneric The Visual Art League of Lewisville VAL holds its general meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. 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.

Colleen Drew, How to photograph art to enter shows

Colleen G. Drew will be giving a demo as well as tips for photographing your artwork for submission for shows and competition. You will want to have a really good representation of your work to submit to the jury system. She will also answer some questions about Cafe website callforentry.org

Colleen G. Drew has been a professional photographer since 1986 and has earned through the Professional Photographer's of America the degrees of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. She has taught the art of infrared photography through sponsorship with Kodak and continues with her own education through seminars and workshops. Before moving to
Texas in 2002 she served as President of the local chapter of the New York State Professional Photographers Society. She has been volunteering for VAL since it was located on Fox Avenue and has served on the board and as President. She continues to volunteer being a director and curator of Fresh Ideas 2018 and 2019

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