The student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

  • PSAT registration for 9th-11th grade ends Sept. 20

  • Coppell Varsity Football will play Jesuit at home on Sept. 29

First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Children chased one another, kicking a soccer ball back and forth on the grassy fields of the Old Town Coppell square, laughing to the background hum of live music and casual chatter emanating throughout the plaza. A little further back, four sculptures sat, each well over 10 feet and installed next to a chair for the artist to sit and a sign detailing information about the piece.

 

Last Saturday, the Coppell Arts Council, in collaboration with Frost Bank, hosted its first Old Town Art Stroll and the evening was perfect.

 

An outdoor “stroll-along” style art exhibition, the gallery showcased various sculpture pieces of artists across the DFW area. The show stretched from the Coppell Senior and Community Center to the Old Town square in a a winding path with looming sculptures installed interspersedly across the trail.

 

“It’s been wonderful,” said Michelle O’Michael, a featured artist at the event. She showcased her piece “Moon River” at the Art Stroll, a 12-foot welding sculpture that depicts a blue crescent moon over abstract ribbons of water. “I’ve loved meeting everyone that’s come up to talk to me. I love seeing the kids [running around], the music is great.”

 

Kelly Wei
Artist Michelle O’Michael showcases her welding piece “Moon River” at the Old Town Coppell Art Stroll. On Saturday, attendees enjoyed various sculptures created by artists across the Dallas-Fort Worth region alongside food, beverages and live music.

 

The sculpture arose from O’Michael’s “bone pile”, otherwise known as an archive of loose pieces and parts from other works. Over the course of six months, she was able to complete the project. When event coordinator Janna Tidwell reached out to her, O’Michael was happy to get involved with the exhibition.

 

She enjoyed experiencing the magic of Coppell residents coming together to enjoy the event.

 

“It’s a community, and that’s really beautiful,” O’Michael said.

 

Coppell residents Ben Greenberg and Elana Harder attended the gallery after Greenberg’s sister-in-law and Coppell Arts Council member Taria Greenberg reached out to them.

 

“[The night has] been great,” Greenberg said. “They did a wonderful job with this. It’s nice to get out and walk around.”

 

All in all, the night was an enjoyable one, and the event planners hope it becomes a beloved annual Coppell tradition.

 

“It’s kind of [been] organized chaos,” said chorale president Bethany Hemze, who managed live performers of the evening. “So far so good, though. It’s [been] a gorgeous night.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Coppell residents meet up for an evening filled with music, fun, food, friends

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Fourth Annual Coppell Car Show

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Drama club engages theater kids in Dinner and a Movie Night through Twitter poll

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Annual Music in the Plaza brings Coppell unique music this weekend

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Sun-Baked Songs: A Summer Music Recap

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    9/11 Movies For the Younger Generation

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Community comes together through annual Spaghetti Dinner

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Second annual St. Ann International Festival adds culture to community carnival (with video)

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Comics

    The Sidekick Strip #2: “Have You Made Your Overalls Yet?”

  • First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community

    Arts & Entertainment

    Popular St. Ann Carnival brings fun, entertainment to community this weekend

The student news site of Coppell High School
First Old Town Art Stroll deemed a success, brings together creative community