Monday , 23 April 2018

Collin College Gallery to Welcome Noted Sculptor

Collin College’s THE ARTS gallery will exhibit some of the most renowned sculptures from one of the foremost female artists in the nation.

The gallery is welcoming the work of Frances Bagley and her exhibition titled “Parallels” Thursday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Dec. 10.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Bagley will host talks at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the gallery, Thursday, Nov. 17 during the exhibition’s free reception.

Bagley is one of the distinctive artists in Dallas-Fort Worth and one of the leading female artists in the United States.

The Dallas resident’s works have been exhibited all around the country and world, including her piece “Absence/Presence” winning an award at the 10th Kajima Sculpture Exhibition in Tokyo. The piece was exhibited at the KI Building in Tokyo throughout 2009.

Bagley’s noted career has spanned five decades after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts from Arizona State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. She has served as a professor of art at Southern Methodist University, Mercer College in Macon, Ga., The University of Texas at Dallas, Oklahoma State University and area community colleges.

Bagley’s work – some of it collaborations with husband Tom Orr – has been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Textile Arts Centre in Chicago, The Contemporary Art Center of Forth Worth, the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, the Bath House Culture Center in Dallas, the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, the A.I.R. Gallery II in New York City, the Hughes-Trigg Gallery at Southern Methodist University and others.

Bagley’s sculptures have been commissioned for the Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Office Park in Frisco, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Hampton/Illinois Public Library in Dallas, the Dallas Opera House and White Rock Lake.

“My philosophy as it is expressed in my sculpture is about the timeless rhythms of life. The conveyance of feeling through form is my primary goal,” Bagley said. Her sculptures often reflect a human or animal form and incorporate the use of fabric, foam, ceramic, wood, wire, rocks, pulleys, electronics, paper, steel, bronze, human hair and other materials.

THE ARTS gallery is located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit for more information about Bagley’s work.

Visit or call 972.881.5873 for information about future shows.

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