Art enthusiasts will flock to the “8x8 Art Exhibition and Auction” at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. to bid on miniature works of fine art from around the world. The event features a Texas casual theme with country swing band, BBQ, wine pull and wine tasting salon and mini-sized art perfect for Christmas or Hanukkah gifting.
Fabulous art highlights this year include: Jane Seymour’s “Open Heart Angel” – special to the museum from the multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner; J. D. Miller, Dallas contemporary painter; Alvar Suñol, Spanish painter and sculptor; Ruth Buzzi, American comedienne and actress and her husband, actor Kent Perkins; Victor Bregeda, Russian surrealistic painter; Marton Varo, Italian Sculptor; George Tobolowsky, sculpture in metal; Morton Rachofsky, sculptor; and Jeffrey Brosk, New York artist working with exotic wood. Numerous other Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas artists’ work will be featured including Henrietta and Rome Milan, KAT, Jeffrey Miranda, John Collier, Maria Sheets and Fred Villanueva. Special works by Gib Singleton and G. H. Rothe will also be available during the silent auction.
The event draws its name from the small works of art, each measuring only 8 inches by 8 inches, which this year includes a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, glass, photography and works on paper. Over 100 artists will participate with the starting bid at only $100. Pieces are valued at $400-$5,000 retail and many of the artists will be on site to meet guests and potential bidders.
The intriguing theme of 8 x 8 came from Jeff Levine, owner of Modmedia.net, who created the event in 2010. He said, “It began as a small idea in a conversation I had with Rabbi Rvi Drizin of the Intown Chabad. The number 8 is a symbol for the Hebrew word for life, which is Chai,” said Levine. “So, 8 x 8 is a double portion of life or a doubly-blessed life.”
According to Scott Peck, MBA Curator and Director, “This annual event raises funds for all our educational programs throughout the year – field trips, Summer Art Camp for Kids, Heroes of History Field Trips, and special workshops we offer for both kids and adults. It’s a great opportunity to see the museum, learn about emerging contemporary artists and possibly purchase some fine art at reasonable prices –due to the low starting bids.”
Kristi Kirkpatrick, Event Chair, says tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online at www.biblicalarts.org or at the door. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. RSVP to 214-368-4622 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART
The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas,Texas is unlike any museum in the world. It has a simple mission: to display art with a Biblical theme. It is one of the few museums in the country that is devoted to Biblical themes. It was established in 1967 and named the Museum of Biblical Art in 1999. Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts. Diverse types of art are exhibited including bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints, and oil paintings. Specialized galleries have been created for Biblical Archaeology, Jewish Art, Religious Architecture, Israeli Art, African American Art and Hispanic Art.
The Museum is a cultural crossroads, utilizing art for tolerance and understanding reflected in the various archaeological exhibits and decorative art from Israel and the Holy Land. The MBA's vision encompasses the classical arts with a call to beauty which emphasizes the Biblical figurative art illustrating the narratives of the Bible, and a call to the study of classical Greco-Roman art, archaeology and architecture.
Museum featured artists Include: John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Ben Shahn, Paolo Veronese, Francesco Guardi, Agam, Kathe Köllwitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Emil Nolde, James Tissot, Oskar Kokoschka, Bernard Buffet, Andy Warhol, Everett Shinn, John Marin, and many more.
The MBA - Museum of Biblical Art
7500 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Across from North Park
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 to 5:00
Late night Thursday until 9:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.