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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. The June meeting will be held in the Black Box Theater.

Mindy Faubion, Beyond Forming Cups

Mindy Faubion earned her BFA with a concentration in Watercolor from the University of North Texas. Her paintings have been shown in regional, national, and international exhibitions and are included in corporate and private collections. Many of her pieces have gone on to win awards, most recently she was published in “Splash 19, The Best of Watercolor”, won the Mary G. & John A. Woodard Memorial Award award through the Texas Watercolor Society, the 2017 125-Mile Visual Art Society of Texas, James J. Johnson, Jr. Founders Award, and the Society of Watercolor Artists Juror’s Choice Award in their International juried art exhibition. Watercolor is her first love, but she is prolific in acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, metals, printmaking and clay.

She loves learning unique techniques and exploring anything new that comes to the art market. Her passion to continue her education and further her understanding of these mediums is an important stimulation for her ongoing creative journey.

Over the past year, she discovered an interest in clay that has grown into an eagerness to thoroughly explore its possibilities as an art medium and after getting her hands on a ball of clay she has not been able to leave it alone. That tactile experience has become a new passion. It wasn’t long before her mind started spinning with innovative ideas, which was the motivation she needed to rediscover all her artistic interests with new excitement. Working with clay perfectly balances tactile experience, creativity, color, and spontaneous design choices.

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