For several years now artist Waleed Arshad has become preoccupied with the indulgent pastimes that seem to court, compete for and consume our waking moments. In a land of excess examples from Facebook to fitness regimes to alcohol consumption seem to emerge at every turn. Laura Moore Fine Art Studios presents "The Vortex Between Light and Dark" an exhibition that grapples with the moment where a habit moves from moderation to obsession. Arshad's energetic and vivacious medium to large-scale oil on canvas works project a cheeriness that belies an undercurrent of a darker nature.

In coordination with the City of McKinney's Arts in Bloom event, Laura Moore Fine Art Studios is presenting a full day and night of fine art. The day will begin with a large outdoor gallery on South Tennessee featuring over a dozen artists showcasing various mediums with pottery wheel demonstrations and fine art exhibits.

Our Arts in Bloom exhibiting artists are Brandi Cooper, Carolyn Patterson, Cate Robbins, Debra Woodward, Elaine Adams, Elizabeth Lane, Guy Giersch, Linda Fulton, Mary Baker, Pernie Fallon, Steve Macias, Teri Muse, Walter Kane and William Patterson. Click on Arts in Bloom to preview the art.

Arts in Bloom will run citywide on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As nighttime approaches plan to meet Arshad for opening night of "The Vortex Between Light and Dark" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibit will run through May 4 at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, 107 S. Tennessee St. in McKinney. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., second Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., or by appointment. Free admission. 214-914-3630.

The Vortex Between Light and Dark will be on display through May 4.