Visual Art Programs - Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator / Curator - 214) 670-8723 email@example.com
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2017-January 27, 2018
Reception: Saturday, December 2 (7-9 PM)
Featuring live music by classical guitarist, Chris Richter
Free and open to the public
The Bath House Cultural Center once again has the pleasure to collaborate with visual artist and curator, Susan Lecky, as she compiles and presents the inspiring works of twenty local and regional artists, whose work vibrantly illustrate the radiance, complexity, and expressiveness of color. All the participating artists are presenting pieces that attempt to engage the viewer with not only the revealed subject matter of the art, but also with the inherent physical, optical, and psychological characteristics of color.
David Bates, Mary Vernon, Billy Hassell, and all the other notable artists in this exhibition continue to be a major force in contemporary art. Their strong, long-lasting presence in the Texas and the DFW art world remains an important and influential source of inspiration. The exhibition curator, Susan Lecky, expresses her delight for having the opportunity to work with such distinguished artists. As to why she chose the theme of color and the months of December and January to display her exhibition, she explains that she wanted to bring forth an interesting contrast between the vivacity of the art and the bleakness of the environment. She states: “After I thought about different concepts, I decided that it would be fun to have a show emphasizing color to take place in the dead of winter when it is dreary outside. To me, color is joy and I get excited when I look at paints, colored pencils, bright flowers—colorful things. Thus the exhibition came about.”
This eclectic exhibition features paintings, sculpture, prints, electronic media, and kinetic art by a group of much-admired artists, including: Adela Andea, David Bates, Sue Benner, Julianne Biehl, Lisa M. Cardenas, Jerry Dodd, Jeanet (Jan) Dreskin-Haig, Brad Ellis, Billy Hassell, Susan Lecky, Jay Maggio, David McCullough, Bob Nunn, Michelle O’Michael, Danny Rose, Mark Stephen Smith, Cecilia Thurman, Michael Tichansky, Mary Vernon,and Laurie Weller.
The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.