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Join us for the opening of Retro-Matico this Saturday! Jose Vargas Dec. 2

Retro-Matico
Opens Dec. 2nd

Reception: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Jose Vargas’s Retro-Matico, a collection of art spanning from the late 1960’s to the present, curated by Artist and professor of Art, Cristina Medina.

Retro-Matico will be on view December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for Jose Vargas and Cristina Medina on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

About the Artist and Exhibit
Vargas is an active visual artist who has been working with photography, prints, painting, and mixed media for more than 25 years. Since 1992, he has participated in over 160 exhibitions in multiple venues. Retro – Matico is a retrospective exhibit of Jose Vargas’ artwork.

In addition to his visual work, Jose Vargas has been curating exhibitions for over twenty-four years in Dallas, collaborating with numerous organizations including the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Bath House Cultural Center, and Latino Cultural Center. Some of the signature exhibitions that Vargas curates include the annual “El Corazón” and “La Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)” shows. Other projects that he has curated/co-curated include the Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo exhibitions.

Recently, he started an art exchange program with La Galería de la Misión de Senecú, an art gallery and museum in El Paso, Texas, providing opportunities for both Dallas and El Paso artists to showcase their work in a different setting.

Vargas also served as the Gallery Coordinator at the Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff, and continues to provide gallery assistance to the Bath House Cultural Center and Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas while remaining active in the arts.

About the Curator

Tina Medina is a visual artist and professor of art at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University and Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Medina’s work has been exhibited nationally in exhibits such as Immigration, Migration, Movement & The Humanities at Arizona State University, as well as Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was selected by the Mexic-Arte Museum to be showcased in the 7th Annual Young Latino Artist’s Exhibition, and was also awarded a solo show at Women and Their Work Gallery, both in Austin, Texas. Medina has curated several exhibits including Ojo and Ojo Dos: Contemporary Latino American Artists of the Metroplex at Richland and Brookhaven Colleges and ELLA: Exhibiting Local Latina Artists at Latino Cultural Center. Medina was also a member of the historical Dallas artist collective 500X Gallery.

 

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Jack Whitten: Earlier Works at Bivins Gallery

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Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Jack Whitten: Earlier Works from April 1-May 6, 2017.

Created during a five-year period in the late 1960s, the paintings and works on paper featured in Jack Whitten: Earlier Works reference race, cosmology, music, and politics. Influenced by personal relationships with Willem de Kooning, Martin Luther King, Jr., Miles Davis, Philip Guston, and Franz Kline, the abstractions reflect the social and political turmoil of the era. The conversation will be joined by Dallas’s own local artist Spencer Evans, whose work references issues of identity and image in the black community. Please join us at the opening reception on April 1 from 5 pm – 8pm, at the gallery’s Uptown location, to continue the dialogue. Bivins Gallery is located at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100,Dallas, TX 75201. http://www.bivinsgallery.com/ Please contact anna@bivinsgallery.com for more details.

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Bogomir Bogdanovic Estate Retrospective Exhibition at Southwest Gallery

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Southwest Gallery is excited to announce a special Estate Retrospective Show for
(1923-2011)
Saturday, February 11th from 1-5 pm
Southwest Gallery 4500 Sigma Rd.  Dallas, Texas 75244    972.960.8935    800.272.9910   www.swgallery.com

This special retrospective exhibition features his life’s work of the seasons in Oil, Watercolor and Pastel. Meet the artists son, Milan Bogdanovic, February 11th from 1-5 pm to get an exclusive look into the life of Bogomir Bogdanovic.

Born in Senje, Yugoslavia, in 1923, Bogdanovic studied Art and Architecture at Belgrade University and then immigrated to New York in 1957, at the age of 34.
While making a living as an illustrator for a manufacturing company, he painted the seasonal beauty of New York City in oil and watercolor. His heart’s desire was also to capture the picturesque countryside of upstate New York where he discovered the quaint town of Warwick, satisfying his need to be close to New York City for the artists market and the serene subject matter he loved to paint.
Bogdanovic’s work consists of varied subjects, primarily of breathtaking landscapes dotted with people from New York City, Warwick, and neighboring Sussex County. “I paint everything,” he says, but not abstractions, as he prefers his art to be recognizable; “it’s an amazing experience to watch a painting reveal itself, be it on paper or canvas.” Enduring long hours in snow and ice, he enjoys painting on location, rarely using photographs unless he has taken them himself. Bogdanovic compares his profession to being a hunter, searching for the ideas worth talking about. His choices have been the right ones – enabling him to take many painting honors throughout his long career.  He passed away March 25, 2011 survived by his son.

Elected Member, Jury, and Judge:

  • American Watercolor Society
  • Knickerbocker Artists
  • Audubon Artists
  • Allied Artists of America
  • Southwestern Watercolor Society
  • Who’s Who in American Art and International
  • Official Artist for the US Navy
Awards: (Partial)
  • Charles Dana Medal
  • Franklin Mint Gold Medal
  • American Watercolor Society Silver Medal
  • National Arts Club Gold Medal
  • Audobon Artists Silver Medal ’93
  • Audobon Artists Gold Medal ’97
  • Special Award for Aquarelle from President of Audobon Artists

 
Bogomir Bogdanovic (1923-2011)
“Approaching Holidays I”
18 x 24  Oil on Board
$4,950

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Jack Unruh Retrospective June 26

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Jack Unruh Retrospective 
By: Dallas Society of Visual Communications

The DSVC is hosting a Retrospective of the work and life of Jack Unruh. This is a free event,
open to all who wish to come, but you must RSVP.
Interested parties can RSVP here:

Parking: Enter main gate at Garland Rd and Whittier. Park and proceed to entrance booth with your parking ticket. Look for attendant holding “DSVC Jack Unruh” sign for validation and directions to venue.

WHEN
WHERE
DALLAS ARBORETUM – 8525 GARLAND ROAD ROSINE HALL, DALLAS, TEXAS 75218 – View Map
Jack is a world-renowned illustrator who’s work has been featured in many publications including: Rolling Stone, Time, Sports Illustrated, New York Magazine, National Geographic, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and Texas Monthly to name a few. His work is primarily pen, ink, and watercolor.

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