Ready for some world-class art experiences conveniently located as close as the heart of downtown Frisco? The Frisco Fine Art Gallery ensures that the work from an ever-increasing roster of internationally known and locally grown artists are accessible through a variety of fantastic experiences.
Their first year in Frisco has been one of frequent entertaining, opening their doors for Artist Showcases, community event, and networking opportunities, and consistently offering a variety of educational and social experiences. Heading into their second year in downtown Frisco, Frisco Fine Art is eager to introduce Frisco to some phenomenal collections and artists.
Highly Anticipated Exhibitions Coming to Frisco
On October 6, the gallery will celebrate its one-year “Where it All Started” anniversary party and open house by opening an exhibition of the iconic artist Peter Max. Works by Max are associated with the visual arts and culture of the 1960s, particularly psychedelic art and pop art. Pieces by Max will be on display and available for acquisition throughout this exclusive event in the heart of downtown Frisco.
An uncrating reception will kick off the celebration on Friday, October 5 from 6-9:00 pm, with public receptions occurring on Saturday, October 13 from 5-8:00 pm and on Sunday, October 14 from 1-3:00 pm. The collection includes never-before-seen pieces that feature Texas landmarks and iconic works from six decades.
Frisco Fine Art is also excited to begin their second year with an official Creative Director and Artist-in-residence. Ron Clark, a nationally recognized artist, has had his work exhibited across the U.S. and in Canada. Clark also established The Main Contemporary gallery in downtown Dallas in 2007. Mark your calendars for “Introducing Artist Ron Clark” on December 8, 2018, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Introducing Your Local Artists
The studio currently features six other artists whose roots are deep in the area around Frisco.
- Naomi Butler is a self-taught artist whose contemporary creations rely on the use of color, patterns, and texture to highlight beauty.
- C.J. Cowden, another local artist who works full-time from her Frisco studio, creates her art primarily for herself, as an exploration of her inner world. She loves to create with a variety of paints, using colors and textures to express her subconscious experience.
- Marlena Horak, another Frisco-based artist originally from South Africa, draws on her experiences as a dancer to fuel her pieces with a sense of vibrant movement. President Nelson Mandela and Prince Harry of Wales have purchased pieces of her art for their collections.
- Jim W. Phipps, a resident of nearby McKinney, creates memorable impressionistic art with bold strokes and vibrant colors.
- John L. Humphreys draws on his background in architecture and interior design to create designs that rely on balance, scale, light, and emotions evoked by a sense of movement.
- William Mote, in addition to running his own ad agency, pursues his life-long passion for art by creating custom acrylic paintings.
Would you like a little wine with your art?
Frisco residents can make their Wednesdays a little more glamorous this fall by enjoying some of the fantastic creations of these (and other) artists and learn about wine at the same time. Frisco Fine Art has partnered with the Boisset Collection Wineries to bring the exquisite wines of Jean Charles Boisset to Main Street.
The gallery opens to the public on Wednesday evenings to offer free wine tastings (no alcohol is sold on the premises); free tastings are available other times as well upon request for groups of twelve. Contact the Gallery for more info.
As the official Frisco ambassador, the Fine Art Gallery offers Frisco residents the opportunity to taste a myriad of fabulous wines from a variety of price-points exclusive to the Boisset collection while enjoying all that the art gallery has to offer.
Residents who want to enjoy even more wine while supporting local artist can join the Frisco Art and Wine Society – membership is free, while residents who join during the month of October will receive 20% of Boisset Collection wines, delivered to their door in exquisite packaging.
Ready to learn a lot more about art and wine this season? Head to the Rail District this week or during one of the exclusive events in October to check out all of the fabulous opportunities that the Frisco Fine Art has to offer!
For a complete listing of upcoming events at Frisco Fine Art, visit their website.