Downtown Garland Hosting Celebrated Chicago Artist
Calling all art lovers! This will not be like any other “Meet the Artist” event in gallery history. This will be a pop-up exhibit with a festival atmosphere in an ice cream parlor. That’s right, the only place available for this artist’s exhibit of his original paintings, a brand new ice cream shop, Scoop N’ Buns on 507 W Walnut St, Garland, TX 75040. Roman Villareal is a well-known artist whose works can be found in museums, private collections and public places primarily in Chicago. Roman has played a pivotal role in the Chicano Art Movement in the city. Over the years the City of Chicago has commissioned several pieces of his sculpture, which can be seen in parks and in front of city buildings around the city.
Born and raised in Chicago, Roman and his wife, Maria, travel to Garland to visit their daughter, Juanita Lopez, their grandchildren and great grandchildren. This visit he’s bringing some artwork along with him, and his daughter has signed on as his agent in the DFW market. Roman is an outgoing, colorful character who will be easy to spot, as he always wears interesting hats. This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with the man and his work.
This artist’s reception and art exhibit is a pop up, one day only event. There will be music and refreshments, but most importantly, there will be museum quality artwork and the artist who will be there to greet you and answer your questions.
The Man and His Work
Roman Villareal Reception
Date: Friday, July 16 Time: 6PM
Location: Scoop N’ Buns @ 507 W Walnut St, Garland, TX 75040
Contact: Juanita Lopez Phone: 972-370-8439