The living exhibit, which started Jan. 25th and runs through Feb. 23rd, is being held at 1501 Montgomery Street and the phone number is 817-255-9300.
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Through Feb. 24th art lovers can enjoy El Corazon Art Exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lather Drive in Dallas (214-970-8749). The exhibit, which started Feb. 3rd, has hours of Tues.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m. and the event is free. Area Latino artist Jose Vargas’ popular exhibit consists of heart-themed works by over 40 Texas artists in a passionate and eclectic assemblage. There is no age limit to attend.
Through Aug. 26th reach a higher plane at Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Himalayan Art at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora Street in Dallas. The event, which started Feb. 9th, has hours of Tues.-Sun. 10-5 and Thursdays the facility is open until 9 p.m. Admission is free. This is the first of several rare Himalayan exhibits launching a partnership between The Crow and Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. It is also the first of seven satellite exhibits featuring objects from the 13th to the 19th Century of sculptures and colorful paintings reflecting fully realized women of power, compassion, and omniscience, including Tara, the most popular female Buddha in Tibet.
Female Buddhas are a lesser known aspect of Himalayan culture, according to research. The exhibit opened at The Rubin last year and continued through January 2007. Female Buddhas derive from northern Mahayana Buddhism rather than the Theravada Buddhism practiced in Southeast Asia, according to one website. Buddhist manuals that teach philosophy, meditation, and yoga recommend instead that practitioners meditate on different forms with various symbolic meanings.
According to one legend, Kwan Yin, who is often referred to as the female Buddha, was a beautiful Indian princess who forsook marriage and the good life to live in a convent so she could become a truly enlightened human being or bodhisattva. For centuries eastern cultures have worshipped her as the Compassionate Saviouress of the East. All those who needlessly suffer are her children. Her appeal is that she responds to the heartfelt needs of ordinary people, according to legend. It is also believed that to have a picture or statute of her in your home brings good luck and protection to the household.
For additional details about the Dallas exhibit, call 214-979-6430.
On March 8th Mediatech Institute at The Movie Studios Complex in Las Colinas will host a Digital Film School Open House from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The new Digital Film and Video Arts Program will be the center of attention. For details, call 866-498-1122.
A few hours away in Galveston you can check out the Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa on an on-going basis. Elissa is the oldest ship on the Lloyd’s Register. Hours are daily 10-5. The address is Pier 1, Harborside Drive between 21st and 22nd. For information, call 409-763-1877.