Plano Art Association: Global Reflections -a Multicultural Art Exhibit

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Plano Art Association Partners with Plano International Festival
for “Global Reflections,”
a Multicultural Art Exhibit
On Display at Gallery@Courtyard, Courtyard Theater, Plano,
September 20 through October 26.

Opening Reception Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Courtyard Theater
As part of the 2018 Plano International Festival, Plano Art Association will stage an important art exhibit at Gallery@Courtyard through October 26. This will coincide with the 14th annual Plano International Festival on October 13 in downtown Plano.
The exhibit will primarily feature the work of Plano Art Association members, in addition to other artists from the North Texas area.  The theme of the show is “Global Reflections. Art, the Universal Language.”
“The fifty-plus works will indeed be a global reflection of the vision of this group of very talented artists,” stated Gene Dillard, president of Plano Art Association. “All artists naturally express their own world experience through their art, consciously or unconsciously. We are pleased to showcase our art on this exciting occasion during the international confluence of Plano.”

The subject matter and media selected for this exhibit is wide-ranging and varied, reflecting the diversity of the artists and their perspectives.

Entertainment will feature noted cellist Dace Sultanov. She is a native of Latvia and studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Central Music School in Moscow. She is a resident of Fort Worth and is highly noted in the local music community. “We are really fortunate to have her perform at this global-themed art exhibit,” said Dillard.

“The Plano International Festival is pleased to once again partner with Plano Art Association in this exciting exhibit,” stated Graciela Katzer, President of the Plano International Festival. “This is our 12th year collaborating with PAA, and we are so proud to help them shine a spotlight on the artistic talent of their members. I hope everyone will come out and see this beautiful exhibit!”
A special reception will be held on Thursday, September 27, at  Gallery@Courtyard from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The public is invited. In addition to the great art to be viewed, there will be live music and tasty

hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Central Market.

A special highlight of the reception is the People’s Choice Awards, where all guests can name their favorite artworks in the show with awards presented at the end of the evening.
“Everyone really looks forward to the People’s Choice Awards,” stated Linda McCarley, Vice President of Plano Art Association. “It really engages our guests and encourages them to look closely at all the artwork. They can even talk to the artists, so it’s a fun, interactive evening all around.”
Hours of the exhibit at Gallery@Courtyard are Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The address is 1509 Avenue H, Plano, TX 75074
.  Gallery@Courtyard is part of downtown Plano’s Courtyard Theater, where the halls and lobbies serve as a display venue for local artists.
ABOUT Plano Art Association: Plano Art Association is a 50-year-old nonprofit membership organization that serves to enhance its members’ artistic skills and provide awareness of their work in the Plano community.
Mission Statement: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.
ABOUT The Plano International Festival: The Festival was conceived by the Plano City Council’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable in 2005 to showcase and celebrate the many cultures represented by the people of Plano. It is designed to promote awareness of cultural diversity and facilitate communication between all cultural groups in the community. It also serves to advance Plano’s visibility and standing as an international city. The Plano International Festival is sponsored by the Plano International Festival Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The festival’s variety of offerings for attendees and strong community partnerships has helped it win the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee’s 2014 Community Diversity Leadership Award. And the Festival’s comprehensive Zero Waste program has helped the Festival win the City of Plano’s Environmental Star of Excellence Award four times.
Plano Art Association
P.O. Box 861508 * Plano, Texas 75086