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El Corazon and photographs by Kathleen Wilke open at the Bath House Feb. 6

S. Chuck McCater

S. Chuck McCater

EL CORAZON
February 6-March 5, 2016 

Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
(7-9 PM)
Bath House Cultural Center

Featuring live music by Chris Castañeda

The symbol of the heart has taken center stage in the art galleries of the Bath House Cultural Center for more than two decades. The unceasing popularity of this exhibition is proof of the everlasting appeal and interest that the symbol is able to generate in the mind of countless artists. There never seems to be a shortage of artists who are lured by the multifaceted aspects of the heart. The heart stimulates the imagination of an artist in many ways and the goal of this exhibition is to share the fascinating ideas and concepts that informed the work of the participating artists.

The eclectic nature of the show engages the public in interesting ways. The viewer, for example, can admire a work of art that explores love in all its complex, and sometimes divergent, ways. Romantic fulfilled love is contrasted in the gallery with art pieces that investigate unreciprocated love and disillusionment with the same level of intensity. In the exhibition, the heart also represents connections with personal identity and with a person’s views on social and political issues. Regardless of their intention or direction, the featured works of art share a common link in that all of them were motivated by a strong and passionate desire to communicate a highly intimate story or idea that would have otherwise remained private had the artist not had a theme as revealing as the heart, and anything associated with it, as their inspiration.

The exhibition was curated by Jose Vargas.

Participating Artists: Thomas Alonso, Robin Bachtler Cushman, Mauricio Stephan Barragan, Sal Barron, Dan Birlew, Lindsay Brennan, Chelsea Brock-Hoberer, Tarran Caldwell, Kim Carothers, Gabrielle Castañeda-Pruitt, Cynthia M. Daniel, Danielle Dillon, Dan Dudley, Brett Dyer, Cenya Eichengreen, Colleen Falco, S.G. Garcia, Jessica Gengenbach, Denise Althea Graham, Michael Graham, Cynthia Green, Rebecca Guy, Julie Henslee, Orlando Hernandez, Bobbie Howard, La Quinta Howard, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Eli Lorenz, S. Chuck McCarter, Rose Marie Mercado, Vincent Morin, Jr., Louise Murdock, Kristi Angelic Narvaez, Rebeca Navarro, Johnny Perez, Kathleen A. Raymond, Esperanza B. Rodriguez, Carlos Quadra, Liliana Ramirez, Ann Ranson, Marty Ray, Richard Ray, Marc Reeves, Janet Reynolds, Evelyn Rojo, Lesley Rucker, Balmore Salazar, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Elizabeth Schowachert, Sabine Senft, Kelly Shipley, CeCe Skeith, Pam Stern, Sammy L. Thomason, Alexandra Tomalá, Jose Vargas, VET, Lisa Vollrath, Patricia Waas, and M.E. Wilcox.Visit our website for more information

Silent Witness: Photographs by Kathleen Wilke
 

Kathleen Wilke

Kathleen Wilke

February 6-March 5, 2016

Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, February 6, 2016
(7-9 PM)

Featuring live music by Chris Castañeda

Silent Witness is a recent exhibition of art by Dallas photographer, Kathleen Wilke. The series, presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, features a collection of photographs that highlight the beauty, mystery, and allure of the lake.

Kathleen, an award-winning artist, has been celebrated for her underwater portraits, which have received enthusiastic praise for their ability to conjure up a graceful and spellbinding surrealistic world that the artist manages to create every time she sets out to capture the beauty and personality of her subjects. Despite the popularity of her portraits, Kathleen decided to put her underwater photography gear aside momentarily in order to focus her attention completely on producing this museum series, which was designed to document various aspects of life at or near White Rock Lake.

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Wear red

Saturday, February 6, 2016
(7-9 PM)

Inspired by the National Wear Red Day(February 5, 2016) of the American Heart Association, and because we think a big crowd of art lovers who wear red and come together for a gallery reception just looks so good, we encourage you to wear red when to join us at the reception of our El Corazón and Kathleen Wilke exhibitions to show your support for the artists and for the fight against heart disease and stroke in women.

You don’t even have to dress in red from head to toe—a favorite red scarf, a necktie, a blouse, or a pair of pants is all you need!

But don’t worry—if you happen to come to the opening wearing any other beautiful color, we will still love that you came to celebrate with us.

For more information about the National Wear Red Day, please visithttps://www.goredforwomen.org

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

LOCATION AND HOURS:

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are TuesdaySaturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website athttp://www.bathhousecultural.com

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