Tauma Wiggins: Every Building Tells A Story

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Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park says
Join us for an art show featuring Tauma Wiggins Art. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 10th at 7pm, with the show continuing through to March 31st.

Each city’s unique story rests in its architectural landscape. Dallas’ is a tale including remnants of the old south and the globally inspired new. Our unique neighborhoods individually carry a vibration of one-of-a-kind cultural and economic influence from the Cedars to Bishop Arts to Highland Park to Deep Ellum to our growing and thriving downtown. Our City values the conservation of our past with organizations such as Preservation Dallas and the Dallas Historical Society and of course, Dallas Heritage Village. So to commemorate DHV’s 50th anniversary and Dallas’ architectural narrative, we have teamed up with a wonderful visual storyteller, Tauma Wiggins.

Tauma Wiggins studied architectural illustration at HKS Architects Inc. Her interest in historic landmarks, storytelling and watercolor are the blended spirit of her work. Bold bursts of watercolor tell a biography of each landmark; shown in such work as her pieces on the Nylo Hotel, Southside on Lamar, the Reunion Tower, Oak Cliff’s Union Pacific Train, the Pearlstone Mill, Good Luck Gas Station, the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge, The Pegasus, Union Station, Klyde-Warren Park, White Rock Lake, and most recently, her Dallas Heritage Village and Theaters’ of Dallas series.

“I want to excite the viewer with the beauty and uniqueness of city landmarks in my watercolor and pencil pieces. Sometimes it is interesting to do this with a comparison of old and new, such as in the Dallas Heritage Village school with downtown in the background. Occasionally, I like to render it the way it used to be, such as in the historical DHV city square street scene, or as I portrayed “Lakewood Theater Presents Cary Grant in Amazing Technicolor,” a scene from the movie’s opening night in 1946. Most often, I love to paint a building as I see it now, with all the mystery in its edifice of where it has been and what it has been through, the beauty of its old architecture, stone work, windows details and the story of its interaction with the surrounding city, trees, shadows and sky.” - Tauma Wiggins
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By: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

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