Frisco Arts is hosting “sculptechular 2013,” a multi-exhibit and three-day spectacle at the Frisco Discovery Center featuring three-dimensional artwork by Texas-based artists during the month of September. Admission to all three components is FREE.
Over thirty sculptures created by twelve artists will be displayed in the Frisco Art Gallery from September 1-28, with awards announced at 5:30PM on Saturday, September 14. Jordan Roth, partner of Ro2, a contemporary art gallery in downtown Dallas, Angel Cabrales, an active sculptor based out of El Paso, and Tim DeVoe, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Texas, comprise the jury panel.
For two weeks, September 9-20, the Special Events Center will house large sculptural works and installations by five selected artists. Members of the City of Frisco’s Public Art Board chose artist, Abhi Ghuge’s enormous woodblock printed paper-plates installation as the winning centerpiece that will partially hang from the thirty-foot ceiling. For art engaging Hispanic culture, see Reyna Flores’ coffee-paint and colorful fibers installation and pieces from Angel Cabrales’ border-influenced “playground.” Michael Furrh’s and Kyle Mitchell’s wood sculptures and Nan Martin’s figurative wire sculptures complete the exhibition which will be open daily from 9AM-5PM.
The three-day weekend spectacle, including live demonstrations, happens Friday-Saturday, September 13-14 from 10AM-6PM and Sunday, September 15, from 11AM-3PM. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, Tammy Meinershagen of the Frisco Music Teachers Association will play live piano music in the afternoon and artist, Marina Shterenberg will do a demonstration on “Having Fun with Paper.” Highlights on Saturday include an interactive sculpture demonstration where participants will get to cast their thumbs at 10AM with Joel Kiser, Art Lab Coordinator for Collin College. The Encaustic Center in Richardson is also sending artist Mary Wright to lead an hour-long workshop on “Texture and 3-D”starting at 11AM. Potters from the McKinney Art House will also be doing live wheel-throwing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Booths from local artists, universities, and businesses will also be present.
The Frisco Discovery Center is managed by Frisco Association for the Arts, a non-profit organization supporting and promoting the arts in Frisco. For details on all upcoming art events, friend them on Facebook and follow all their happenings on Twitter.
Frisco Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034