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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Adam Rowlett: Gothic Abstract at Mercantile Coffee House

Firmament by Adam Rowlett, 2012

Firmament by Adam Rowlett, 2012

Adam Rowlett: Gothic Abstract
McKinney Avenue Contemporary at Mercantile Coffee House
August 9 through September 8, 2012

As part of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s 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 MAC and Mercantile Coffee House are pleased to present Gothic Abstract by Adam Rowlett. Originally from Missouri, Rowlett received his undergraduate degree from Truman State University in printmaking. Rowlett is currently a printmaking graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of North Texas. Rowlett recently participated in the Fresh New Wave exhibit in the Ceylon et Cie pop-up gallery and Pieces of Eight at the Frisco Association for the Arts.

Gothic Abstract questions the connections between religion, science, myth, and mathematics. The works explore the many ways we learn about the world around us, and how these perspectives might shape us as human beings. The opening reception will be on August 9 from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Adam Rowlett: Gothic Abstract will be on view at Mercantile Coffee House through September 8.

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 emerging artists using a variety of 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’s role 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.

The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. the-mac.org

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 mchdallas.com.

Firmament by Adam Rowlett, 2012

Firmament by Adam Rowlett, 2012

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