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Chalk Art Walls

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Launched in the Fall of 2018, the MCL Grand’s Chalk Art Walls reside above the theater’s Main Street and Church Street interior entrances and feature original chalk works by local artists. The initiative aims to introduce more visual art works to the MCL Grand by reimagining these 12’ by 4’ spaces throughout the year with new designs. The walls are available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or during public events at the MCL Grand.

Artists interested in participating in the MCL Grand’s Chalk Wall program may contact Denise Helbing at dhelbing@cityoflewisville.com.

Current Chalk Art Walls

If I Had A Dozen by Jennifer Seibert

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If I Had a Dozen by Jennifer Seibert features beautiful large roses with their pedals blowing in the wind. Seibert is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in exhibitions by the curator of Exhibitions from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the curator of Modern and Contemporary Fine Art with the Heritage Auction House, and many other thoughtful curators. Formerly a tenured Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University, she returned home to Texas and is now a full-time Professor of Art at Collin College. If I Had a Dozen is inspired by the song If I had a Rose by Kelly Willis. Kelly Willis is a featured performer in the Black Box Songwriter Series, performing a concert with fellow songwriter Jamie Lin Wilson, on Sunday, March 29. This work will be on display through April 2020.

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Collective Bargaining by David Bearden

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Collective Bargaining is a colorful abstract work by artist David Bearden. Bearden is a husband, father, teacher and resident of Lewisville, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Art Education and has taught high school art for 20 years.

Collective Bargaining was created in response to the song Mercy Now by songwriter Mary Gauthier. In Bearden’s words, “I will never forget hearing ‘Mercy Now’ for the first time. It was late in the evening; I sat in my living room and wept. Her seasoned voice and warm guitar tone through my headphones were more than I could handle. I personally related to every lyric. I *felt* every lyric. After listening to it several times, I began to realize the real power of the song is not just her voice, or guitar, or lyrics, but all those things delivered with a sense of powerlessness; she exposes herself as one of the needy while summoning the strength to put others’ needs in front of her own.” Mary Gauthier will be leading a songwriting workshop and giving a concert as part of the Black Box Songwriter Series in late February. This work will be on display through April 2020.

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Past Chalk Art Works

Chalk Art Wall_Angels The Traditional Latin High Mass, the Mass of the Angels, inspired this artwork. Every time that I listen to my Church choir sing in Latin, I feel as if though angels are singing. This piece is my response to bring the profound, the true, the good and the beautiful in a world that desperately needs it, and it is meant to be enjoyed with the music of angels. As you are gazing at this artwork, I encourage you to listen to the hymn, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence. Allow it to touch your heart and fill it with peace. I have always had a fascination for angels, but I also like to draw other subjects including my own superhero, dragons, and strong animals.

DragonflyWork portrays a large dragonfly in a sea of swirling color. According to the artist, the work is about self-transformation and the awesomeness of dragonflies. Pete Taboada is an International, Dallas based, visionary artist. He creates art embracing your awareness, abundance and joy. He loves creating art for seekers of self-empowerment, expansion, enlightenment, and love.

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My art is an expression of captured moments, that speak to my soul and create a mood. They may be funny, happy, sad, peaceful, exciting, wistful, intriguing, or whimsical, but my goal is to pull the viewer into the painting and recreate that emotion in them. I work primarily in watercolor and acrylic, sometimes combined, depending on the subject and desired result.

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This work was on display over the Main Street entrance door from September - December 2018 and highlights the western boot, an iconic symbol of the cowboy lifestyle. Once essential footwear for getting the job done without falling off your horse, or suffering a snake bite, western boots have become today’s functional high fashion.

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