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Innerscapes: Where Dreams Meet Reality

Paintings and Sculpture by Jeff Hukill and Sigrun Hukil

Reception: Saturday, August 6, 2016 (7-9 PM)

Jeff Hukill and Sigrun Hukill are husband and wife artists living in East Dallas, not far from White Rock Lake. Both artists have been actively involved in the arts for decades.

Jeff Hukill’s awe-inspiring paintings, in his own words, are “visual journeys of sorts from snippets of spiritual principles and ideas, thoughts and insights, contemplations of universal spiritual concepts and virtues, dreams, impressions and imaginings, whether sleeping or with eyes wide open in clear daylight.” The artist often captures a moment in a person’s life, or an event happening in nature, that depict a wonderful sudden insight of something great unfolding before our eyes, an instant of self-discovery, or a unification of the physical and the spiritual. The painter’s beautifully rendered works of imagined or recalled narratives are the result of the artist’s conviction that there is a fine transparent veil that separates the outer physical world from the inner spiritual awakenings of the human spirit. He hopes that his paintings will make that veil apparent to the viewers as they contemplate the visions set forth in the artwork on display.

Born into a family of artists and growing up in postwar Munich, Germany, Sigrun Hukill’s life was surrounded by art from the start. Despite her artistic upbringing, filled with visits to museums and encouragement from her artist parents, Sigrun learned to realize that not even her many travels—either to Europe’s vibrant cities, or across the Atlantic to the American continent, or to the hidden islands of the Pacific—could help her find the slumbering artist within. The sculptor credits her husband, Jeff Hukill, as the person who finally gave her steady encouragement and inspiration to pursue her career as an artist. Clay art became Sigrun’s medium of choice. Reconnecting with her artistic side was, according to the artist, as if “a divine hand had struck a match and ignited the flame,” and she joyfully states that, today, the fire of being an artist still burns brightly in her heart.

Date

August 06, 2016 to August 27, 2016
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location

Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Drive
Dallas 75218

(214) 670-8749

Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Wednesday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Thursday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Friday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Saturday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
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