Yesterday, a strange question began circulating through the Facebook pages of a number of local artists and arts supporters: “Have you seen Frankie Garcia III?”
Garcia, an artist represented by downtown’s Rising Gallery, apparently has not been seen by friends or his gallery since May 31, the night before a show opened at Rising Gallery that he was helping to install. One comment on Facebook alledges that Garcia was dropped off in front of Rising’s Jackson St. location but never made it inside the building. His family has been in contact with friends and the gallery, and a cousin says the family has filed a missing persons report with the Dallas Police Department.
Let’s hope that Garcia has just decided to check out for a little while and get some work done, but this doesn’t sound like the artist, who is something of a Facebook gadfly. So, if you see or hear anything about Garcia’s whereabouts, contact his gallery: 214-559-4158.