Saturday, May 23, 2015

Third Thursdays at JR Mooney Galleries to roll out in September


Media Contact:
--Gabriel Diego Delgado, Gallery Director, J.R. Mooney Galleries-Boerne / 830.816.5106

New art and cultural initiative, “Third Thursdays” art opening affair launches in Boerne, Texas with local gallery leading the way in midweek events.

Boerne, TX, May 16, 2015)In an initiative to help relieve weekend event congestion, local art gallery, J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art- Boerne has launched a new initiative dubbed, “Third Thursdays”. As a way to create engaging midweek events that will not conflict with the diverse artistic and cultural events of San Antonio area during the weekend, “Third Thursday” allows the gallery to host a stand-alone art opening, adding something of significance to the daily event roster of activities local families, and art patrons can explore during the week.  “Third Thursdays” will be in addition to the established and decades long “Second Saturday Art & Wine Crawl of the Boerne art community and Boerne Professional Artist (BPA).  “Third Thursdays” is modeled after the McNay’s Second Thursdays Free Family Night, and the First Fridays, Second Saturdays and Fourth Fridays of various art districts in San Antonio - who lay claim to various weekend days to hold local art attractions on the same night based on general geography.

“We decided it was time to address the host of events that people have to decide on        doing during the weekend. There are so many activities in and around San Antonio, in not only the art sector but birthday parties, soccer games, outdoor activities and many many other things, that we felt it was in our best interest to not compete with them, but free up the weekend calendar and add an evening event to the weekday; give opportunity for patrons to visit the gallery during a less hectic time”, says Gallery Director, Gabriel Diego Delgado. “We know people are busy, and we thought if we created an event that was not conflicting with the majority of activities people have to choose from on their busy weekend, the more people could attend. During the peak of the NorthStar Mall J.R. Mooney Galleries, we had weekday evening opening, and it was heavily attended.

Now is the time to properly address how well received this time slot is for people to get out and enjoy a cultural outing as they begin to wrap up the week and
might be looking for something to do.”

As J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art launches “ Third Thursdays” the first part of the Fall 2015 season they will commence with a bimonthly exhibition opening schedule, holding events every other month.  An exhibition schedule of events will be available in the coming months.

“When we have months in-between major exhibition openings, there is a certain amount of flexibility we can offer with spur of the moment possibilities like artist lectures, workshops, and gallery talks”, says Delgado.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is a full service Fine Art Retail Gallery, specializing in Texas Vintage, Local & Regional, and Contemporary Art; coupled with a world renowned custom frame shop.

J.R. Mooney Galleries for Fine Art was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1947 by Joe and Adelle Mooney. Emerging as Modern Paint Company in 1947, with the largest selection of Professional Artist grade art supplies in San Antonio, the Mooney family eventually expanded their business. Modern Paint Company became J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art to showcase local, regional and international artists while diving into custom framing, artist representation and other unique attributes. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art have metamorphosed again with an identity reflective of over a half century existence; being custom framing experts, specializing in an array of museum quality art services.  It is currently providing Fine Art services at their signature Broadway address in San Antonio, and Boerne locations. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art has provided framing services for every American President since John Kennedy and every Texas Governor since John Connally. The galleries have also supplied the Vatican, the Royal Palace in Madrid, Queen Beatrix of Holland, as well as major collections and collectors in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
8302 Broadway St.
 San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-8214
305 S. Main St
San Antonio, TX 78006
(830) 816-5106
Gallery Hours: San Antonio – Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm / Boerne – Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is open to the public and FREE

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne
“Third Thursdays” art event schedule launch
JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne
305 S. Main St Boerne, TX 78006   ph. 830-816-5106


J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art / 305 S. Main / Boerne, TX. 78006 / 830-816-5106

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