Winter Art Gallery & Kid's Art Contest featuring Walter Soza with
Art Reception Unveiling
Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA) celebrated a one-year anniversary
on January 26
th, 2017 by kicking off their winter/spring art gallery and kid’s art
Event images. The Gaston Avenue studios unveiled the works of local artist Walter Soza
during their kick-off reception. Soza was present to discuss his vast
collection of pieces which spotlight Dallas, Fort Worth landmarks including
many beloved East Dallas sites. During the evening Soza unveiled his oil
rendition of the Lakewood Theater. Guests enjoyed a first look at this
one and only rendition of the iconic property.
The kick-off occasion offered an art activity room where kids created their
competition creations. The occasion also offered 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.
All are invited to stop by during open hours to view the Soza art gallery
which runs through the end of May 2017.
Additionally, kids ages 3-14 are encouraged to reproduce Walter Soza’s
‘Lakewood Theater’ (pictured above). Participants are encouraged
to present free interpretation reproductions. Completed reproductions
can be submitted to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts 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 through May 31st. Competition participants
can view or study the ‘Lakewood Theater’ 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 compete.
****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.****