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Eleven O-Four Gallery Event Combines Mixed-Media with Community

Eleven O-Four Gallery

Eleven O-Four Gallery

A grassroots movement to bring art to the local community by making it more accessible for people to be involved where they live is the goal of the Eleven O-Four Gallery’s first Art & Charity Event that will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Richardson, Texas. 

Seeing the need for collaboration among Dallas’ fragmented art community, Kathryn Weber and Michele Franzwa created the Eleven O-Four event to ‘direct deposit’ art into the local community.  A composition of artists will converge at 1104 North Park Drive in Richardson, Texas to showcase their talents along with musicians and a host of others.  The collective media will include works from a wide array of genres including photography, mixed media, metals, paint, landscape art, performance art and even film.

Michele Franzwa is the Executive Director of the Eleven O-Four Gallery Event.  A graduate of Texas Tech with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, with a passion for creativity, she is also a painter who calls herself a layerist because her works consist of many layers – like life.  Her art inspires conversation and she enjoys watching people interact with her pieces.  This is her first show in Dallas and plans on doing more benefit events.

Kathryn Weber is the Executive Producer bringing in the artists and many local businesses as sponsors as well as creating mixed media pieces for the gallery.  She is a graduate of University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a background in Education.  Her passion for people and humanitarian causes and for bringing art to the local level inspired her to create an event making a variety of art accessible to outlying people in the outlying suburbs of Dallas.

Rani Birchfield, a local writer and film producer, and Alisa Renee, an event manager at a local firm in Dallas, are hosting the event as well.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Museum Creatures, a band who takes Nintendo DS-produced confections and turns them out live with a panel of keyboardists, samplers, singers and gearheads.

There is a suggested donation at the door of $10 which will go to benefit Big Thought along with 10% of the proceeds of art sales.  Big Thought is a well-known local charity that brings together organizations who believe in the power of imagination, creativity and innovation to change the way children learn. Big Thought’s mission is to help children become successful adults through the power of imagination and creativity.For more information on the Eleven O-Four Gallery, visit or find The Eleven O-Four Gallery: Art & Charity Event on Facebook.

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