Lakewood Conservatory Winter Art Gallery & Kid’s Art Contetst – Reception Jan. 26


Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts Celebrates One-year Anniversary.

 Kicks Off Winter Art Gallery to Inspire Creative Competition in Kids.

WHAT:  Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA) celebrates a one-year anniversary in January 2017 by kicking off their winter art gallery and kid’s art competition. The Gaston Avenue studios will unveil and feature the works of local artist Walter Soza on January 26th during their kick-off reception. Soza will be present to discuss his vast collection of pieces which spotlight Dallas, Fort Worth landmarks including many beloved East Dallas sites. During the evening Soza will unveil his oil rendition of the Lakewood Theater. Guest will have the first look at this one and only rendition of the iconic property.

The kick-off occasion will offer an art activity room where kids can begin their competition creations. The occasion also offers live musical performances by LCFA and PCSOM student musicians and pianist and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys who released her first CD in fall of 2016. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and kid friendly treats will be served.

The winter art competition challenges ages 3-14 to reproduce Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater (pictured below). Participants are encouraged to present free interpretation reproductions. Completed reproductions can be submitted to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts at the kick-off event and through March 31st, during open hours. Submitted artwork will be on display at the conservatory through May 1st, 2017.

Soza’s Lakewood Theater will be on display in the front window of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts from January 26th- May 31st. Competition participants can view or study this piece for their reproduction efforts anytime during opening hours of LCFA and via the LCFA website. Two winners will be announced in each age category. Walter Soza will judge the best reproduction. A facebook campaign beginning April 3rd and ending April 31st will reveal a popular vote. Winners will receive a copy of Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater, a collection of professional art supplies and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys’ CD of original piano compositions. Winners will also have their work displayed in the LCFA art gallery. There is no fee to attend the kick-off reception or to compete.


WHO: Artist Walter Soza, LCFA co-founder and artist Ewa Korzeniowska, LCFA co-founder and PCSOM founder, performer and pianist Eva Brandys.

WHERE: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts—the only fine arts program to offer music, art and dance curriculums to all ages in Dallas. Lakeview Village; 7328 Gaston Avenue, Ste. 130, Dallas, Texas 75214; 214.843.2060. At the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road by Cane Rosso.

WHEN: Kick-off reception is January 26th, 2017; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Art competition submissions accepted through March 31st; facebook voting campaign runs April 3rd through April 31st. Winners announced on Facebook May 1st, 2017.

WHY: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts mission is to support, showcase and encourage local artistic talent. In addition to their art, music and dance curriculum they offer artists of many genres and ages the opportunity to showcase their work. The white walls of their Lakewood conservatory make an apropos backdrop to spotlight the artwork of local artist Walter in which they hope to further his success. Furthermore, through the winter art competition LCFA hopes to spark and reward the artistic interest of those in their early development years.




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