|Artwork by Cecelia Feld|
DALLAS –The Bath House Cultural Center will present an exhibition of prints and mixed media art by Laura H. Drapac, Cecelia Feld, Lauren Blair Hirsch, Cecilia Thurman, and Cat Snapp, March 5 to April 9, 2011. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.
The work of the five artists participating in this exhibition may at first glance appear somewhat dissimilar in terms of the stylistic, thematic, and physical approach employed by each person. Upon further examination, however, the viewer can see that the underlying concepts and persistent interests demonstrated by all the artists give proof of the existence of unquestionable reciprocity and interconnection. Some points of artistic correspondence among the exhibited artwork include a predilection for the execution of traditional printmaking techniques, such as monotypes, collagraphs, solarplates, and etchings. Also common in the work of these five artists is a strong attraction to the exploration of relationships, human and otherwise. The investigation of these relationships is translated graphically into a layering of shapes, colors, textures, and the interpretation of universal or not-so-evident meanings.
Some of the artists equate their experience of producing their art to the act of experiencing music with all its themes and variations, tensions and releases. Others see their artwork as an opportunity to illustrate the most compelling aspects of a person and welcome the printmaking media as an important process that creates dialogues even in its more raw, abstract form. Also, these five artists show a fascination for artistic innovation and collaboration as evidenced by their occasional use of alternative techniques such as painting, collage and modern printing methods, and by the frequency with which some of the artists work and exhibit together.
Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator of Exhibitions for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, curated this exhibition.
Please visit www.bathhousecultural.com for more information and to preview selected art pieces from the Exhibition.
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.
The Bath House Cultural Center’s regular hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 12 PM to 6 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 www.bathhousecultural.com