Works by Richard McWhorter

Friday, October 20, 6-9pm
Saturday, October 21, 6-9pm
Light refreshments both evenings.
Join Rich and Annie (Royer) in a discussion at 7:30 both evenings.

These pieces explore some of the range of current painting. There are simple still lifes of favorite things, and studies of how Vermeer created his luminous spaces. Beyond those traditional grounds, some of the works use less conventional materials and operations seeking new directions.

Rich hales from California. Recently retired from a satisfying career in aerospace computer science, he is returning to painting after 30 years and is excited to be part of the Cove community.


Leslee Ortega Art

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 27-28, 6-9 pm
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2-4 pm
Friday night: Special guests Crossed Paws Animal Haven with adoptable pups.

Leslee Ortega’s Modern Dog collection is characterized by bright, happy acrylic and oil paintings of animals with a vibrant, colorful palette and vivid backgrounds. In this new exhibit, Leslee will present works in her signature style, but will also show original work where she has explored her subjects in new and heartfelt ways. The exhibit will also include student work from her Modern Dog workshop at Jump Into Art last summer.
LesleeOrtegaArt is on Instagram and Etsy.

About The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St.
The Cove is a private cooperative venue that encourages creatives to congregate, communicate, collaborate, exhibit, and perform.  It is located at 402 N. Tennessee St., in the heart of a growing hub for artists in downtown McKinney.  A new solo or collaborative exhibit opens every weekend, encouraging a constant flow of new work, new ideas, and energy.  Memberships and exhibit/meeting space fees are affordable.  Poets, writers, musicians, artists and small creative groups should inquire about the use of The Cove.

Our beautiful logo was designed by Weeda Hamdan. She began her design using sumi ink and brush. Here is her philosophy behind the design: “The meaning of the logo stands for the infinite circle of community that supports each other (C and O), the V represents a tick/check mark/selection/achievement, the E represents a flag or a banner on a mast. The logo is a freehand of a couple of strokes to express a moment when the mind is free, the body creates. I was inspired by Fibonacci spiral using the Golden Ratio proportions and Enso, which is Mutual Circle or Circle of Togetherness.”