TaumaWiggins-Art Show:Every Building Tells a Story



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Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, Texas 75215

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Art Show: March 10-31 Tauma Wiggins

Tauma Wiggins Art Show: “Every Building Tells a Story”      March 10 - March 31

Opening Reception for Art Show with Tauma Wiggins – Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m., FREE, Browder Springs Hall

Art show to remain up through Thursday, March 31 in Browder Springs Hall – free with admission.  Admission rates:  $9 adults; $7 seniors (65+); and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. 

Museum hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Monday: Closed to the public

For questions, contact the Curator of Education at 214-413-3669 or

Visual storyteller Tauma Wiggins has partnered with Dallas Heritage Village to commensurate its 50th anniversary and Dallas’ architectural narrative.  Tauma Wiggins studied architectural illustration at HKS Architects Inc.  Her interest in historic landmarks, storytelling and watercolor are the blended spirit of her work.  The exhibit at Dallas Heritage Village will include all of her recent Dallas Heritage Village paintings as well as her Hall of State paintings, theater series and others. Bold bursts of watercolor tell a biography of each landmark shown in her pieces on the Nylo Hotel, Southside on Lamar, the Reunion Tower, Oak Cliff’s Union Pacific Train, the Pearlstone Mill, Good Luck Gas Station, the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge, The Pegasus, Union Station, Klyde-Warren Park, White Rock Lake, and most recently, her Dallas Heritage Village and Theaters of Dallas series. She works to excite the viewer with the beauty and uniqueness of city landmarks in watercolor and pencil pieces often comparing old and new, such as in the Dallas Heritage Village Renner school with downtown in the background.

Wiggins stated, “Occasionally, I like to render it the way it used to be, such as in the historical Dallas Heritage Village city square street scene, or as I portrayed ‘Lakewood Theater Presents Cary Grant in Amazing Technicolor,’ a scene from the movie’s opening night in 1946.  Most often, I love to paint a building as I see it now, with all the mystery in its edifice of where it has been and what it has been through, the beauty of its old architecture, stone work, window details, and the story of its interaction with the surrounding city, trees, shadows and sky.”      

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