December 2023

Common Thread Collective

People, Places, & Things

November 29th - December 31st, 2023

Greetings from the Eisemann Center!

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Picture of Lana Housewright, Michelle Noah, and Leslie Montena

Housewright, Noah, & Montena

Common Thread Collective is a group of women from Texas who share a passion for art and collaboration hoping to inspire others though the use of visual art. Three of the artists from the collective are returning this year with a variety of mediums and unique takes on the theme of this exhibition: People, Places, & Things.

Michelle Noah, founder of Common Thread Collective, is a returning artist in the Green Mezzanine Gallery excited to bring back new pieces related to a past exhibition she brought to the Eisemann Center, the vibrant and colorful collection By the Numbers: An Enneagram Series. Patrons will have the opportunity to interact with this portion of the gallery and hopefully learn something new about themself in the process. She is the owner of Ninth Street Gallery, an artist studio in Downtown Garland. Click here to visit Michelle's website.

Leslie Montena is an engineer, multi-media artist, and founder of unique and luxurious art company called Colors For The Soul. She is a contemporary painter, silhouette-ist, and resin design artist best known for her abstract, cultural multimedia pieces. Since her last appearance at the Eisemann Center, she has opened her own gallery in Garland called Epiphany Gallery. Click here to visit Leslie's website.

Lana Housewright opened Ninth Street Gallery with Noah in 2016. She is an award-winning creative, master watercolorist and career architect. She is a Texas State Fair Grand Prize winner. Her work is precise and heavily detailed, but Lana is a playful personality and brings an exciting ingenuity to the group.

The First Fridays reception for Common Thread Collective's will take place on December 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Forest and Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery at the Eisemann Center. Enjoy light bites and meet the artists with your fellow local visual art lovers!

First Fridays Graphic

First Fridays Graphic

Gallery Views

Piece by Leslie Montena

Leslie Montena

Piece by Lana Housewright

Lana Housewright

Piece by Michelle Noah

Michelle Noah

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