July 14: Two Local Artists and Community Competition for Kids at Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts

(Slideshow feature artworks courtesy LCFA: Messenger by Chuck McCarter or Posing for Picasso by Stephen Potter)

WHAT:  The LCFA summer art gallery and art contest kick off reception will unveil and feature the works of local artist Dr. Chuck McCarter and sculptor Stephen Potter. McCarter and Potter will be present to discuss their pieces and encourage the kids of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts, sister school (Park Cities School of Music) and surrounding kids in the community to participate in the LCFA Summer Art Contest. The kick off occasion will also showcase live musical performances, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

The summer art competition challenges those ages 5-14 to reproduce either Messenger by Chuck McCarter or Posing for Picasso by Stephen Potter (pictured above). Participants are encouraged to present free interpretation reproductions using paint, sketch or sculpture. Completed reproductions can be submitted to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts between July 14th and September 15th during open hours. Submitted artwork will be on display at the conservatory through September 15th. Dr. McCarter’s Messenger and Potter’s Posing for Picasso will be on display at Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts from July 14th-September 15th. Participants can view or study these pieces anytime during opening hours of LCFA. Complimentary entry to opening reception and contest.

WHO: Artist Dr. Chuck McCarter, Sculptor Stephen Potter, LCFA co-founder Ewa Korzeniowska, LCFA co-founder and PCSOM founder and pianist Eva Brandys.

WHERE: The recently opened Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts—the only fine arts program to offer music, art and dance curriculums to all ages in Dallas. Lakeview Village; 7328 Gaston Avenue, Ste. 130, Dallas, Texas 75214; 214.843.2060. At the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road by Cane Rosso.

WHEN: Opening reception is on July 14th, 2016; 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Contest runs through September 15th which is the closing reception (5:00-7:00 pm).

WHY: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts mission is to support, showcase and encourage local artistic talent. In addition to their art, music and dance curriculum they offer artists of many genres and ages the opportunity to showcase their work. The white walls of their Lakewood conservatory make an apropos backdrop to spotlight the paintings and sculptures of Dr. Chuck McCarter & Stephen Potter in which they hope to further their success. Furthermore, through the Summer Art Contest LCFA hopes to spark and reward the artistic interest and pursuits of those in their early development years.

(Fact sheet and photos courtesy Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts.)


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