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El Corazón exhibition opens Feb. 3 at the Bath House

24th Annual El Corazón Exhibition

 

Curated by Jose Vargas

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018 (7-9 PM)

Bath House Cultural Center


Featuring live music by Bnois King Band

El Corazón exhibition has been one of the most popular art events at the Bath House Cultural Center since the show was first presented in 1993. Every year, this Dallas exhibition presents over sixty regional, national and international artists with pieces that explore multiple interpretations of the human heart (El Corazón), an important and stimulating symbol in art.

The Bath House is celebrating the musical arts in 2018 by hosting a music festival (Lake-a-Palooza!) and unveiling two new music-themed mural paintings inside the building’s lake level later this year.  In line with the celebration, Jose Vargas, the Curator of the show, also suggested a theme of music for this year’s El Corazón exhibition.  He states that: “When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are endless.”  Music, however, is not the only concept explored by the participating artists, making this show as diverse and engaging as it has always been.

The exhibition features art by Andres Aceves, Mirtha Aertker, Pablo Azar, Rita Barnard, Jessica Bell, Kimberly Bradshaw Meadows, Kristina Carbrey, Sara Cardona, Kim Carothers, Andrea Cook, Sharon Covington, Mariana De Yta , Jenna Deslaurier, Glenn Downing, Martha Francis, Charlene Goldman, Brandy González, Rebecca Guy, Justin Higgs, Jessica Hills, Chad Hines, Marcela Kourkova, MaryEllen Lacy, Cindy Lemmon, M3AT, Jackie MacLelland, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Samuel Chuck McCarter, Sarah McDaniel , Margo Miller, Yamel Molerio, Karla Mora Mora, Crystal Murley, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Caroline Ometz, Julie Pearson, Maia Pizarro, Michelle Purvis, Christopher Rahmeh, Ann Ranson, Ellen Ray, Gail Roberts, Rene Rocha, Lesley Rucker, Joe Sarate, Teresa Shields, Mary Southall, Pam Stern, Christine Stoddard, Wendy Tigchelaar, Mary Ann Turner, Jose Vargas, Lisa Vollrath, Joan Wheeler, ME Wilcox, Lorena Williams, and Kelly Witte.

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

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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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Call for Entries – 22nd annual El Corazon exhibition – Bath House Cultural Center

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Exhibition Dates:
February 6-March 5, 2016

Submissions Deadline:
Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016
(5 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 22nd Annual El Corazón art exhibition.

Since1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition, which has become a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House, gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

2016elcorazonArt in all media will be accepted. All concepts and subject matter will be accepted, but the image of the heart must be a prominent element of the artwork. Only work completed in the last three years will be eligible. FREE to enter.

To download an exhibition prospectus, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s media page at www.bathhousemedia.com For more information about the Bath House Cultural Center, visit www.bathhousecultural.com

.Thank you. We look forward to receiving your entries.

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

  • Deadline for submission: Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (5 PM)
  • List of selected artists posted online: Saturday, January 9, 2016 (after 6 PM)
  • Delivery of accepted artwork: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (1-3 PM)
  • Exhibition Dates: February 6-March 5, 2016
  • Reception with the artists: Saturday, February 6, 2016 – (7-9 PM)
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 6, 2013 (11 AM-1 PM)
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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 Tuesday-Saturday, 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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El Corazon exhibition and photographs by Bob Curry at the Bath House Cultural Center

21st annual El Corazón exhibition
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February 7-March 7, 2015

Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, February 7 (7-9 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 21st installment of its popular annual exhibitionEl Corazón, a passionate and eclectic show that features diverse creations inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and alluring symbol in art.

It is true that the number of symbols that have moved and inspired artists throughout history is immense and diverse. But it is also true that very few of those symbols have stirred the imagination of artists as passionately as the symbol of the human heart. The image of the heart is a recurring symbol that appears in works of art that date back to antiquity. Some renditions of the heart are present in talismans and amulets from Ancient Egypt. The heart also appears in ornamental patterns surrounding Greek mosaics from the Byzantine era. Roman Catholicism and other religions adapted the symbol of the heart to represent divinity and love through the arts. Other examples of the predominance of the heart in art are the heart-shaped masks by the Kwele people in Africa, the fresco paintings and stone carvings found in Mesoamerican ruins, the choice of the symbol for body tattoos in modern times, the proliferation of heart-inspired illustrations revolving around the celebration of St. Valentine, and all the other many appearances of the heart in contemporary art. All of these interpretations of the heart—love, passion, devotion, protection, disillusion, etc.—are clear evidence that when it comes to a multiplicity of assignation of meaning, the heart is truly a fascinating and enduring symbol.

Jose Vargas, who got the inspiration for the name of the exhibition from a deck of Mexican Loteria cards that had the picture of the heart with its name in Spanish, has curated this exhibition since 1993.

Participating Artists: Diana Almand, Carley Blackman Yonkman, Kim Carothers, Paul Carranza, Gabrielle Castañeda-Pruitt, Vicki Charlotta, J R Compton, Debi Cox, Linda DuBose, Lori Dudley, Jacque Forsher, Rebecca Guy, Robert Hamilton, Bobbie Howard, Jenny Keller, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Mike Mahler, Marcela Mihaloglou, Pavlina Panova, Carlos Alberto Quadra, Christina Ramirez, Janet Reynolds, Gail Roberts, Alfredo Rodriguez, Eloy J. Rodriguez, Jose Balmore Salazar Campos, Ruth K. Sanchez, Joe Sarate, Evan Sartin, Kate Schatz, Sabine Senft, Cece Skeith, Pam Stern, Sammy Thomason, Diane Torres, Mary Ann Turner, Jose Vargas, Tina Weger, and Kim Worthington.

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Pollinators and Predators: Photographs by Bob Curry
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Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center).

February 7-April 25, 2015

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

The photography exhibition Pollinators and Predators distills an ordinary, often overlooked world into a fearsome visual beauty. With the aid of macro photography and other techniques, Dallas artist Bob Curry captures with extraordinary detail and sensibility images that depict the enchanting environment of small creatures. The artist gives the viewer a chance to have a close encounter with small scale pollinators and predators through a collection of images that display the magnificent grace and beauty of the photographer’s subjects as well as their fantastic interaction with their natural world.

Bob recalls that he started taking pictures when he was ten years of age. His first camera, Bob remembers, was a rummage sale relic. Growing up, he captured images of the life he lived. Those people, places and objects, Bob observes, have acquired a longevity beyond their meaning by becoming flat prisoners on photographic paper.

When asked about his interest in photography and the use of digital equipment, the artist states: “Over the years, I have explored and expressed my creative urge in many media, but I continued to revive my interest in the still photographic image. I am strangely attracted to create art forms that include a mechanical or overtly technical aspect as part of the finished work. I have returned to photography again for just that reason. The digital transformation of image creation has washed away time and tediousness of the analog process.”

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Music by Rachel Loss-Cutler-Hull

The opening reception for our two new shows will feature the wonderful music of Dallas artistRachel Loss-Cutler-Hull. Rachel began playing classical guitar in 1989. Her teachers were Erin Johnson, Dr. Enric Madriguera (with whom she earned a B.A. with a guitar concentration at the University of Texas at Dallas), and Robert Guthrie (with whom she earned a M.M. in Guitar Performance at Southern Methodist University). She teaches guitar at Eastfield Community College, performs with other musicians whenever she gets the chance, and writes music from time to time, generally for ensembles.

To learn more about Rachel and her music , visit http://dallasguitarist.com/index.html 

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Wear Red

Inspired by National Wear Red Day®, a campaign launched by the American Heart Association to save lives and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women, we encourage those of you who are attending our opening reception on February 7 to wear red to show your support to the campaign and to the artists featured in the exhibitions.

For more details about the National Wear Red Day®, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/ 

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 • www.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 areTuesdaySaturday, 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 at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

 

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