Fine Art and Antiques: The Highgate House Difference

Posted by    |    October 9th, 2012 at 5:50 am

The Dallas Design District is full of so many gems. It’s also full of things to do, a fact it seems the Dallas community just can’t stop talking about. Love it. I keep finding more places to love in the neighborhood and more events to get excited about. Not a bad problem to have.

This weekend one event (among many others) that I’m really looking forward to is the opening of the group show at Highgate House. Any Highgate House newcomers like myself take note, because this will be the perfect time to figure out what this gallery is all about.

Located at 1230 Dragon Street, Highgate House sets itself apart by combining two Design District standbys: art and design. They uniquely couple contemporary local and regional artists with classic European antique pieces such as chairs, tables and suitcases.

This Saturday, October 13th , Highgate House is hosting an artist’s reception from 6pm to 9pm. The artists will all be on hand to chat with guests and discuss their art. Three artists will be at the event and have work on display.

Amy McKenzie is a self-taught, local artist who paints beautiful still-life paintings characterized by impressionist-like brushstrokes and muted colors.

Dominque Jordan currently lives in Jackson, Mississippi and describes an affinity for zeroing in on “the juxtaposition of a grand theme which cannot really be contained in a small area,” when creating her canvases of abstract and still-life illustrations.

The final artist is Lindsey Meyer, who takes inspiration from fashion and design (perfect!) to create multi-media pieces full of color.

Anyone interested in seeing these talented women and their artwork in a unique environment amongst Highgate House’s treasure trove of gorgeous antique furniture, well I’ll see you there!