The Martin Place Gallery cordially invites you to attend “A Tribute to Frank Covino” from Saturday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 7. A Participating Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Covino is a world class painter, portrait artist and sculptor, a classical academic oil painter in the Italian Renaissance manner.

Frank Covino's replica of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," from his close analysis at The Louvre, in 1995. This work is now stored in a bank vault, since the last professional copy, not nearly as accurate, sold for $250,000, a worldwide record for the sale of a replica.

Frank Covino’s replica of Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” from his close analysis at The Louvre, in 1995. This work is now stored in a bank vault, since the last professional copy, not nearly as accurate, sold for $250,000, a worldwide record for the sale of a replica.

 

A number of Frank’s students will be displaying paintings created under his supervision in his world famous workshops at The Martin Place Gallery October and November 2015. Frank’s students have produced over 30,000 paintings under his direction, all executed in the Classical manner. Some of these oil painters have been Covino students for over three decades.

The May 2000 issue of The Artist’s Magazine named Frank Covino workshops to be one of the five best workshops in the country. Frank has authored three major art books and 12 instructional videos to guide emerging artists. He has numerous portraits and paintings of celebrities and famous people hanging in fine art museums, galleries, private and corporate collections.

Local artists exhibiting their works in the gallery includes: Sandra Bauder, Patricia Crain, Jennifer Funk, Dorothy Kizer, Jan Martin, Tatum Martin, Cate Robbins and Barbara Stalick.

This is an exciting Oil Painting Exhibition, which will offer progressive studies as well as finished paintings including landscapes and portraits in the classical style. Students of all ages are welcome to this educational event of paintings created in the Italian Renaissance manner.

The Martin Place Gallery is located at 1799 N. Graves St. in McKinney. For more information, visit themartinplace.com. For more information about Covino, visit frankcovino.com.

“To learn is a gift God has given us. While I am in your class, my cup ‘runneth over’” — Barbara Stalik, McKinney