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This sculpture by Daren Fagan won first place in the “Black & White” exhibit by the Visual Arts League of Lewisville.
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Lewisville league keeps winter calendar busy

The Visual Art League of Lewisville has had a busy 2014 so far. A number of Denton artists are active members of the group.

The league, which promotes the visual arts and supports visual artists in the Lewisville area, recently announced the winners of its “Black & White” exhibit. The show features art — two- and three-dimensional — rendered in black and white.

Daren Fagen’s sculpture, a white bead suspended from a minimalistic black metal stand, received first place. Fagen is also showing work at A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St. in Denton.

Lorraine Hayes won second black for a drawing.

Maurice Leatherbury won third place for a photograph of a deserted cafe patio.

Colleen Drew earned an honorable mention for her photograph of gowns in a store window.


The league announced its Asel Award winners for January: first place, Maurice Leatherbury, and second place, Kelli Trimble.


Denton artist and Lewisville art league member Darla Bostick is exhibiting work at Marshall McPhail Motors lobby, 11450 Sprowles St. in Dallas. The show runs through Feb. 24.

League member Ken Caperton has a show, “Hearts A New,” running through Feb. 28. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St.

Artists Bostick, Drew and Zak Orelove will have work on display at Tierney’s Cafe & Tavern through Feb. 23. The cafe is located at 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville.

Connie Nicholson will have work on display at the Commercial Bank of Texas, 191 W. Main St., through February. The lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


The Lewisville art league also continues to support students in the Lewisville school district. The district has opened an exhibit at the Medical Center of Lewisville Gallery, a 2,400-square-foot gallery space at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St.

The art league gives cash prizes, honorary one-year student memberships and signed certificates to the first-prize winner in each division: best in show, juror’s choice, superintendent’s award and a fine arts director’s award. The league’s board was in attendance for the reception and participated in the presentation of the awards on Jan. 31.


Mary Carradine will give a presentation for league members, demonstrating how to create mats for showing art. Carradine will also demonstrate professional canvas framing techniques. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the MCL Grand Theater.


For more information about the Visual Art League of Lewisville, visit or call 972-420-9393.

— Staff report

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