If you think the idea of an art gallery that can transition seamlessly from an exhibit of local, Texas artists to an impressive exhibit of international artists sounds appealing, Luminarté Gallery is the gallery for you. The Design District gallery is just wrapping up an exhibit entitled “Texas Bold and Abstract,” which showcased a variety of work from Texas artists whose work could be broadly categorized within the confines of the exhibition’s title.
Next up is “Imagine,” an international exhibition with an intriguing history and an amazing roster of participating artists. Here’s the scoop: “Imagine” is a show from a group of artists founded by Elisha Ben-Yitzhak who call themselves the International Biennale Artists. The group of artists formed after the inaugural international Biennale, which took place in Florence in 1997. The massive success of the Biennale made it an annual event which now represents hundreds of artists from more than 80 countries. The Biennale’s mission is to advocate for respect and dialogue amongst the world’s artists.
The International Biennale Artists formed as a result of the Biennale but now count hundreds and hundreds of artists in their ranks. The artists work together to foster “unity through creativity.”
Ben-Yitzhak, the group’s founder, is bringing a selection of the artists to Dallas’ Luminarté Gallery for this exhibition he has called “Imagine.” According to a press release, the exhibition was inspired by the word “Imagine,” and “the artists, as a group, have endeavored to communicate to a broader audience, expressing cultural diversity in a harmonious balance of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.”
The exhibition promises a diverse array of styles and media and will feature work from many artists from around the world and across the United States, as well as an artist or two from right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Countries represented include China, Canada, Austria, Mexico and many more.
The exhibit will open with a reception for the artists themselves, several of whom will be in attendance, on October 6 and will run through October 28. Last year Luminarté Gallery hosted a similar, highly successful exhibit of international artists that showcased work from artists representing 17 different countries.
It’s not often that a single gallery in Dallas is able to represent that amount of work from some of the top artists working throughout the world, making this a unique opportunity in the neighborhood. For more information check out the Luminarté Gallery website and see you at the show!