From Acadian to Zydeco

Friday, February 21, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, February 22, 6pm-9pm

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Come celebrate Mardi Gras weekend at The Cove with artist Theresa Johnston. Food, fun, art, and music! Ayyyeeee!

A Few of My Favorite Things

Paintings, Prints and Photographs by Kelly E. Marra
Friday, February 28, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, February 29, 6pm-9pm, Reception 7:30

Kelly is drawn to color field painting, abstract expressionism, and minimalism. Some works were inspired by Dr. Seuss – Theodore Geisel – and others created to music or a mood. When Kelly works representationally, her focus is on color, composition and line.

An Evening with the Artists of Empty Bowls

Friday, March 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Collectors Club Bowls are a special collection at our annual event available to a limited number of Collectors Club ticket purchasers. Each bowl is a collaboration between a potter and a painter. These bowls as well as all the artists will be showcased at the Cove for an early viewing prior to McKinney Empty Bowls 2020. In addition, the professional artisan bowls submitted for the juried online auction will be on display.

Music in Motion at The Cove

Friday, March 13th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Music in Motion brings artists and musicians together to share the creative moment. Friday evening, photographer Wendolin Mercado and violinist Keyreel Raskolenko will inspire the movement of whimsically decorated live models. Photographers welcome to join! Saturday evening the music of Kate Moore and Tom Sullinger will set the mood for artists invited to create to the music.

Looking Forward to Spring

The Art Club of McKinney Member Show

Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st, 5 – 9 pm

Those That We Love

Friday, March 27th, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, March 28th, 4 – 8 pm

We all share our lives with dear loved ones–they brighten our days and bless us with their presence.  Artist Rebecca Johnson has spent over 20 years creating realistic and lifelike portraits of both pets and people.  This show features her portraits in oil, pastel, and colored pencil of a variety of subjects.

NEW in the Alcove (small room inside Cove): Installation by Theresa Johnston.

The Cove is not the only art gallery in McKinney. Here are more great places to see the work of this burgeoning art community (click image to go directly to their website):

Cove Sponsor
Cove Sponsor

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.”