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McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Pamela Henderson at the Mercantile Coffee House

One of Eight part of the series Ellipsis and Hatchet Acrylic by Pamela Henderson, 2005

One of Eight part of the series Ellipsis and Hatchet Acrylic by Pamela Henderson, 2005

Pamela Henderson: For Lorn and Stature
McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the Mercantile Coffee House
Opens September 22, 2011

As part of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (The MAC) community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.

The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is For Lorn and Stature by Pamela Henderson. Henderson was born in Dallas and raised on a ranch in Union Valley, a rural area with a very small population northeast from Dallas. She received her BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University and later received a BFA in Illustration with Distinction at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Henderson has been an active participant in the art world, having exhibited in numerous galleries around California, New York and Texas. Recently she exhibited in spaces such as the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles and at an Alumni Invitational at Texas State University.

Henderson’s paintings are inspired by nature, anthropology, philosophy and linguistics. The imagery in her works ranges from portraiture to narrative scenes that strive to create a dichotomy for the viewer to interpret. Henderson’s influences include surrealism, folk art, discarded nostalgic ephemera and archaic machinery. She focuses largely on the aesthetic and compositional value of her pieces that manage to elicit beauty and malevolence at the same time. The opening reception will be September 22 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Through the MAC’s innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with the MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Mercantile Coffee House will exhibit a variety of emerging artists and media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors.

When and Where

Monthly at The Mercantile Coffee House
1800 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

About Mercantile Coffee House

Mercantile Coffee House is a business hip place to have a great cup of premium coffee, espresso or tea. Mercantile Coffee House features the best coffee beans of 2011, Intelligentsia. It serves world famous Yogen Fruz frozen Yogurt and Smoothies made to your liking. The Mercantile Coffee House is a comfortable environment to enjoy the first cup of coffee for the day, a convenient place to meet with your colleagues or hook up with friends. It is also technology friendly with ample laptop plug ins, free high speed WiFi and a Free Conference Room use for your more serious meetings. Visit Mercantile Coffee House online at

One of Eight part of the series Ellipsis and Hatchet Acrylic by Pamela Henderson, 2005

One of Eight part of the series Ellipsis and Hatchet Acrylic by Pamela Henderson, 2005

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