February 20th --- Terracotta Sculpture titled, "Gaia" commissioned by The North Texas Food Bank showcased with other artists' works at The Turtle Creek Arlington Hall located at 3400 Turtle Creek Blvd.(at Lee Parkway) in Dallas.
March 1st - 15th --- The Fairmont Art Gallery exhibition of Angels to Angles will continue through these days.
February 28th --- Channel 4 will run a brief story on the Buckminster's Galetea piece at 5:30pm this evening.
April 12th --- Mary Ann will MC the Dallas Community Earth Day Event, "Everything Old Is New Again", at Flagpole Hill in honor of her father, John Philp Thompson, a devoted enviromentalist. The event, headed by Susan Gregory, will bring together a diversity of area groups, businesses, public figures, students and the public to help celebrate the DFW Earth Green Alliance's 3rd Annual EarthFest for The Metroplex at White Rock Lake. The event is free for the public with opening ceremonies at the main stage which will begin with Mayor Laura Miller who will be awarded a special DFW Green Alliance Green Globe Earth Steward Award for her support of recycling education and the enviroment. Other awardees will be Exeltech, a hybrid manufacturer, Kinkos, & Green Mountain Energy. All Earth friendly groups are encouraged to pledge their support & participate by registering at www.greenbee.org or call (214)824-2448!
May 9th --- Mary Ann's works, titled, "Noosphere" and "Spiritual Anatomy" will be part of the first Project Palette event!
April (date/time unknown) --- DVTV cable channel 27 will run coverage of DFW Green Alliance's April 12th's EarthFest 2004!
June 17th --- Mary Ann will be one of the featured speakers including VACD's Founder/President, Paula Nemec, who will be representing The Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas in a conference with The Visual Arts United of Austin, at The University of St. Edwards (located in Austin, Texas) from 1:30-4:30pm and from 7:00-9:30pm. All artists, community activists and students are welcome.
June 25th --- Check out Philanthropy Magazine's June/July issue for an article Mary Ann wrote in honor of her father, John Philp Thompson, Sr. The article is titled, "The Legacy of John Philp Thompson: Making Philanthropy into An Internal Belief System"
"Special guest, Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk's most acclaimed piece, 'Buckminster's Galetea', is a work of exquisite patience and detail; the artist inverted Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome formula at different angles in order to create the 7ft female figure."
Laughter is the best medicine! Buy a ticket for "Exploring Polyester" and help fight against Brian Cancer!
Mary Ann, Joshua Frenk, and Alan Keith work to put together the first"The International Arts Pavillion" in behalf of The Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas's collaboration with Dallas International's Festival! The event occurs at St. Mark's and is a smash hit among both the adults and the children of Dallas' community!
Mary Ann is invited to display her 7ft by 3 1/2 ft work, "Spiritual Anatomy" at The Myss Institute during the 2004 year. Dr. Caroline Myss teaches about the correlation between the Hindu/Buddihsts' Chakras, the 7 Sacraments of Christianity, and the Jewish Kabbalah and how they are directly related to new findings in the medical community. It was due to her book that Mary Ann extended the work she had aready designed with the chakras and the kabbalah to include Dr. Myss's research with the christian sacraments and the scientific community's research of the human body. Poster's of the work are available via the Myss Institute Store, bookstores, or via Thompson Fine Arts, Inc., and 10% of the profits will go to help fund classes for those otherwise unable to afford the institute's programs.
Mary Ann's sculpture, "Buckminster's Galetea" is selected to be one of a handful of works displayed in The 2004 New York Art Expo's "Sculpture Garden"! Her second geodesic piece, "Meditation" is also displayed along with her newest work, the completed, "Spiritual Anatomy". During the New York Art Expo, she was also approached by several magazines, as well as talent scouts for the Olympics and the NBA! And was selected, along with a small group of artists at the Expo, to be interviewed for ARTV AWARDS, the first ever internationaly televised visual art awards to be held in Las Vegas in 2005! But this is only the first round of nomniations, ...check back soon to find out if she made it to the next round!
April 22nd and 23rd 2004
Click on the image below to view details about The Visual Arts Coalition's "Artists In Action" Gala featuring a fashion show of Pat Kerr Tigret's couture, costumes by The Dallas Opera costume designer, Peter J. Hall, the avant garde works of local fashion designer, Michael David Light, and the lifetime works of photographer Peggie Mazziotta, and various visual art works by Dallas film makers, sculptors, painters, electronic graphics artists, etc.! Also there will be the crew from ARTV scouting the Silent Auction Gallery for new talent! Awards will be given to Peggie Mazziotta, Ray Nasher, and to Phillip Collins
for their outstanding achievment in the
visual arts as artists, art philanthropists, and artists advocates!
May - August 2004
Thompson Fine Arts, Inc. moves into our new offices/studio and showroom space located between the Southern Baptists Convention Center and The Dallas Society of Metaphysics at 2902 Maple Avenue, just down the street from the Stoneleigh Hotel! We are also very close to The Crescent Hotel, local restaraunts and some of Dallas' favorite hangouts, so please stop in and take a look!!
Also officing with us will be Anthony Chisom Interiors, a local florist which in return will donate 10% of all profit made from flower sales to The John Philp Thompson Foundation which will also be officing in the building, so please join the fight against brain cancer by using him for your flower needs!
We will also be donating space for The Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas' office and gallery. Imagine! Dallas artists in the heart of Dallas' art galleries !
Thompson Fine Arts, Inc will launch its new design lines!
Click on the picture below for a preview!
Details about Project Pallet's coloring book promoting World Peace! Mary Ann has worked to make sure each page has been meticulously created to bring the message of peace across language and symbol barriers.
Details about The First John Philp Thompson Foundation International Conference! It will work with Sanctuary For Life to create the first brain cancer conferene that embraces both traditional and alternative medicines! Suzie Humphreys-Mayo will be the host!
Thompson Fine Arts, Inc. hosts Philanthropy Magazine as they honor the non-profit, "The Bajalia Trading Company"!
Thompson Fine Arts, Inc. will be working on an upcomming, off-boardway muscial! Mary Ann will be designing the stage sets, she and Alan Keith will be designing the costumes, Joshua Frenk will be filming a documentry on the making of the musical and working on the film version of the story! Check back for details!
The Pablo Neruda Project will be here from December1st -21st 2004!
Comming in March 3-6, 2005
The New York Art Expo!
March 4th 2005
ARTV's "Meet The First Ten Nominees" Party
New York City, New York at the "Progressive Art Gallery" on 85 5th Ave.
RSVP to Lucy Stylianou at (212)620-0220 or go to www.progressive-art-is.com!
Comming in the last week of June 2005:
The Memnosyne Speaker Series
Professor Danzo and Ricardo Cervantez will also be particiapting in Sanctuary For Life's first Memnosyne Speaker Series! This december, we will invite representatives from every willing spiritual practice we can, be they traditional western religions or traditional shamanic cultures, we will be inviting them all to share one week with each other around a round table discussion focused on what hummanity shares in common with each other and how we can promote peace and understanding in our world! This has been done with just the main world religions and it has been done with the world's shamanic religions, but this may be the first time both groups and as well as representatives from the New Age movements have been brought together to explore our common hummanity sans political agendas. Our goal is to have created a list of at least seven essential truths regarding the human experience that we can then share with the world along with photographs proving that people of different cultures can break bread together, embrace each other, and respect each other's different spiritual paths. We hope that by simply sitting downa nd taking them time, we can show the world that the majority of us want peace and do recognize each other's desire for world peace. If you are a leader in your spiritual community, please contact us!
Stay in touch to hear announcements about upcomming shows in
Las Vegas, Sante Fe, Arizona and California!
Mary Ann's geodesic sculptures will be showcased in the Sonoma Museum of Art as part of the Buckminster Fuller Institute's exhibit!
Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk has been officially nominated
for TWO catagories!:
Artist of The Year
October 28th:MGM GRAND hosts the ARTV Awards!
October 29th: Red Carpet walk! FOX will air the first ever nationally televised ARTV Awards from The MGM GRAND!