We want to thank McKinney Main Street for providing the following information about all the activities going on during October 2012’s Second Saturday in downtown McKinney, including art gallery exhibits, a magic show, live music and shops staying open late.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, guests can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste delicious offerings at some of the area’s best eateries. Many places in downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 – 10 p.m. for this monthly event.
ART Events featured this Saturday
Alternative Furnishings – will feature local artist Jeni Weems Tomlin, stop by and see her wonderful works that she will have on hand throughout the evening.
Design Ten1 Interiors –will feature home-grown Texas artist Denise Kendrick. Denise is a graduate of the Art School at the University of North Texas. Her interpretive style in her most recent collection of acrylics and oil on canvas art reflects her Texas roots in a warm, rich pallet. Denise is married to her high school sweetheart, Bruce, and mother of 8 children by birth and adoption.
Garret Art Gallery – will be featuring artist Ken Toki . Ken was featured in 2010 at the gallery and will be displaying his new work titled, “Texas Water Scenes With Koi Fish.
Ken Toki is excited to return to the Garret Art Gallery at McKinney, Texas with his new 2012 acrylic paintings of Texas waterside scenes with koi or carp fish. While a fantasy of composition, Toki has studied both the jewel-like fish and Texas rivers and creeks for many years. While a youth in southern Japan he often swam with koi and learned of their almost human-like characteristics. Compared to samurai for their courage, koi are said to not flinch when on the chopping block. Toki often tours and sketches Texas riverside scenes which he loves. Ken is a member of Dallas Koi Kichi.
Toki was an All-Japan Gold Medalist in 2005, and the same year exhibited 64 works in conjunction with Japan’s Kyushu National Museum at Dazaifu. His paintings have been shown in Japan’s major museums including Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museums of Art of Nagoya, Yokohama and Osaka, Japan. Also, the Musee de la Marine, Paris and the National Museum of Hamar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Imaging on the Square – is featuring various local artists, showcasing their many different mixes and mediums throughout the evening.
Laura Moore Fine Art Studios – will feature Williams Renzulli, who’s drawing upon places both real and imagined, sets a mood and strikes a feeling with each of his bold canvases. In Renzulli’s most recent series “Nature Imagined”, he often summons internal landscapes from the memory of experienced places. Alternating between a moody, monochromatic palette and an electric vibrant one, each painting evokes a different response, but each consistently tugs at the edges of memory and recognition. The medium to large-scaled paintings in the exhibition are more about the feelings derived from a place than the place itself. Renzulli feels drawn to “create beauty, both elegant and mundane” with his thought provoking works.
William Renzulli of Paducah, Kentucky, left a 9-year practice of internal medicine and now devotes all of his time to art making. “Nature Imagined” features 15 of his bold and lyrical acrylic on canvas paintings. Meet Renzulli during opening night for the exhibition “William Renzulli: Nature Imagined” on Saturday, October 13th 7-10pm. Through November 7th at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, 107 S Tennessee in McKinney, Texas.
Orisons Fine Art & Framing Gallery – will be featuring ten exceptional artists from CityArtCal in a group show. Bold compositions and innovative use of media characterize the works chosen. Linda Bourgault, Kris Byars, and K.D. Hafley are represented by Orisons. Susan Bishop, Pauline Caffrey, Rachel Davis, Cindy Gray, Trent Mann, Mary Morgan, and Patricia Rodriguez are first time exhibitors in the gallery. These artists will be published in CityArtCal’s annual calendar, Fine Art in Dallas. Please join us for a reception and meet the artists, October 13, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Other Fun Events at Second Saturday
Main Street Magic & Fun Company – Join us for a little “Spooky Magic Show” at 7:00 p.m. This show will be a family-friendly; however it does contain some bizarre and scary magic and stories, so parents please use discretion in regards to whether you child/children would enjoy this type show. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations can be made by calling 214-274-7802.
Local Yocal Farm to Market – is excited to present Matt’s art of Oktoberfest! Did you get rained out for Oktoberfest, not to worry we are serving Brats and German sausage all day. Everyone is invited to enjoy a good food, live music on the patio during Second Saturday, BYOB.
Patina Green Home & Market – will be featuring Market Dinners each second Saturday on our front patio. The 5 course dinners are by reservation only, and the store will be CLOSED to accommodate the intimate dining. For more information please call 972-548-9141.
LIVE MUSIC on Saturday
- Cadillac Pizza Pub – Buzz Andrews Band
- Café Malaga – Six of the Matter
- Grotto – Maylee Thomas
- La Misha Bistro – Tom and Kate
- Landon Winery– Tu-Tones
- Lone Star Wine Cellars – Steve Rose
- Rick’s Chophouse – Jon C. Davis
- Spoon’s Café – Duane Bates