Driven to Abstraction: Sixteen Acrylic Paintings by Sam Rogers

Friday, October 19: 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 20: 6-9 pm
Over the last 20 years Sam Rogers has pursued visual art in several different media: drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, photography. Most of his early work was in the representational mode. However, he has always harbored a desire to create abstract works. In consequence he has spent much of the last two or three years painting abstract acrylics on canvas. The current exhibit displays 16 of those works from 2017 and 2018, and represents an ongoing experimentation with patterns of color and shape.

Day of the Dog

Friday, October 26th, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 27th, 6-9 pm

Sona Knox is a painter and potter and will be exhibiting her work honoring her beloved pets, Daisy and Rocket, the original Art House Art Dogs. She has also created an altar celebrating All Saints Day and encourages attendees to bring pictures and toys to honor their pets; pet toys will be donated to the SPCA.

“I have created an altar on All Saints Day, as a ritual to honor my parents, in-laws and beloved dogs who has passed away. By lighting candles, putting out their favorite personal items and photos, and food, I feel a sense of joy and healing. I invite the McKinney community to bring photos of their pets and treats or a new toy to put on the 3 story altar that I will assemble in order to celebrate the lives of of our furry friends who loved us unconditionally.”–Sona

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.”