Have you dreamt of learning to draw that perfect portrait or painting the landscape image that has filled your mind for many years? Or have you been searching for a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art for your home or office? Now is your chance. Open on June 30, Skypony Gallery at The Shops at Willow Bend offers you the opportunity to purchase unique works of art and to unleash the artist within yourself.
Husband and wife team Kiki Curry Winters and Doug Winters III are well known in the Dallas art scene. They are the co-directors of the Gallery at Midtown & Artist Studios. Their personal work is shown in art galleries all over the country. Now they are expanding their artistic and business vision with the opening of Skypony Gallery in Plano.
Both Kiki and Doug have been artists all of their lives. Kiki began as a fiber artist and has expanded her work into painting, metal sculpting and encaustic painting. Doug studied architecture at Texas Tech but his heart called him to painting. He is the artist behind some of the best-loved iconic images of Dallas, the originals of which hang in the Omni Hotel. Prints are available at the 6th Floor Museum and now at Skypony. Doug, who paints daily, is also known as the “tree whisperer” for his stunning and beautiful paintings of trees and landscapes.
Skypony Gallery will offer patrons the opportunity to purchase original works of art and to watch artists at work. The gallery has six artists-in-residence but represent many others. Original works on display include paintings, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, watercolors and metal sculpture.
In addition to offering original works of art for the home or office, Skypony has created a teaching space led by artist and instructor, Teta Smith. Classes will be offered in drawing, painting, collage and mixed media, and will be available to both adults and children beginning in late July. Teta is also hoping to offer family painting nights.
The Shops at Willow Bend are excited to welcome Skypony Gallery to their space. Marketing Director Amy Medford said, “The art gallery is a great opportunity for local artists to showcase their pieces. The showcase has exceeded all our expectations and I am excited to watch our guests take a class and learn more about art.”
Skypony Gallery invites the public to join them for an opening reception on July 23 from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments and live music will be provided, as well as an opportunity to meet the artists.Skypony Gallery Website >