Wednesday, August 30, 2006

“The Living Language of Art”
Internationally acclaimed artist, Jenik Cook, will be celebrated at an art exhibit hosted by Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte in McKinney, Texas. Jenik’s exhibit premiers on Saturday, September 9, 2006, from 7pm to 10pm and will be on display through October 11, 2006.

Jenik is best described as a contemporary artist. She is a painter in the tradition of such visual theorists as Gorky, Kandinsky, and Motherwell. Absorbing and processing a vast range of material, from ancient languages to modern painting movements, her works convey a sense of confidence over her broad spectrum of experience.

Educated in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, and for many years an art educator herself, Jenik is an artist whose work speaks with a direct spontaneity that instantly registers an aesthetic buoyancy in the heart of the viewer. Her work is of a distinctive originality which combines a deep understanding of contemporary artistic techniques and values.

In July, 2005, Jenik was presented the Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community. Most recently, Jenik was awarded Italy’s Michelangelo Award for painting. The Michelangelo Award is presented annually to individuals from a variety of disciplines including painting, music and film.

Live entertainment by The Texas Gypsies, coupled with wine and snacks, ensures this to be a very special evening. Co-sponsors of the celebration are Alternative Furnishings, BLING!, Cadillac Pizza Pub, D’Vine Wine, Market Street,
Main Street McKinney, Orsions Fine Art & Framing, Poppy’s Garden Café,
and Vim Studio

For further information, contact Galleria d’Arte at 469.742.9509 or visit us online at
OK...its time to start blogging again...have been very lax as of late...

Taken on one my walks around town after dark...Go and visit Jim and his staff and have a great meal with live music on the open air...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Well...heres something for us all to keep an eye on for a few days...Tropical Storm Ernesto...looking like its going to be first GOM serious storm of the season...has potential folks!

Friday, August 18, 2006

11 days in a row and counting over 100 here in Dallas the tenth hottest summer on record...and still have half of August and all of September to go...our furkid has found the answer though...she has adopted her position of responsibility until cool weather approaches...

Saturday, August 12, 2006

“Windows of the Soul” a huge success at Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte
Though only his first professional art exhibit, Justin Hunt’s paintings were a smash success at July’s “Second Saturday” celebration hosted by Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte on July 9, 2006.

Co-sponsored by Alternative Furnishing, BLING!, D’Vine Wine and Poppy;s Garden Café, Galleria d’Arte welcomed over 450 gallery guests to enjoy Hunt’s “Windows of the Soul” exhibit. The exhibit was a sell out, with Hunt taking many orders for commissioned pieces. Painting subjects featured Willie Nelson, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, and Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to name a few.

Galleria d’Arte is proud to include Hunt as a permanent, resident artist so a limited number of his works will always be available exclusively at Galleria d’Arte.

The gallery was buzzing with a wide variety of gallery guests –everyone from seasoned art collectors to first-time guests. The atmosphere was alive with super-charged energy and a contagious feeling of good cheer. Experience a “Second Saturday” art reception for yourself; “Blues N’ Booze“is Galleria d’Arte’s next reception on Saturday, August 12, and features original paintings by Jonathon Kimbrell of Napkin Art Studios. Visit www.carriegarner .com, and click on the “Current Event” section for reception specifics.
I wanted to invite you to a gallery opening we are having featuring some of
my Photography work and the work of 15 of my photography buddies "The Dead
Photographers Society"
The event starts at 7:00 on Saturday August 12th
Location: Hue Gallery is located in the old Mansfield Post Office, c. 1892.
130 N Main Mansfield, TX.