Artists’ Showplace gallery will host an exhibition of juried artwork from July 9 – 30, 2010. A free reception on Friday, July 9, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m., is open to the public and includes wine and hors d’oeurves. The exhibition, titled Vertu (Latin for “a love or knowledge of fine art”) is sponsored by Collage, the arts ministry of Plano’s Chase Oaks Church, and submissions were open to the community. Juror Marie Renfro, nationally known artist from Allen, Texas, chose the works in the exhibition. A “People’s Choice” vote will be taken at the July 9 reception, with a cash prize awarded to the winner.
Also at the July 9 Artists’ Showplace reception, a book signing of Grace Will Lead Me Home, Albert Cheng’s Story by Del Hayes will feature both Mr. Cheng and Mr. Hayes. The book tells the compelling story of Mr. Cheng’s life as a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. All book sales at the reception will benefit HANDS for Cambodia, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care, health education, clean water, and community development to those in need in Cambodia.
Both the Vertu exhibition and Grace Will Lead Me Home, Albert Cheng’s Story have connections to Artists’ Showplace managing owners. One of the gallery’s owners, Herb Reed, painted the original artwork used for the cover of the book. And Teta Smith, the gallery’s managing owner, is an active member of Collage.
Artists’ Showplace is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, in the southwest quadrant of Spanish Village at Coit and Arapaho. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists’ Showplace also has workshops held throughout the year given by internationally renowned artists and offers weekly art lessons in its fully equipped classrooms.
What: Vertu, a juried exhibition of work sponsored by Chase Oaks Church Collage arts ministry.
Where: Artists’ Showplace gallery, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, in the elbow of the southwest quadrant of Spanish Village at Coit and Arapaho.
When: July 9-30, 2010
Reception: Friday, July 9, 6-9 p.m. – free to the public
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone number: 972-233-1223.