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Houston artist takes on Dallas and draws an international crowd to a new national center

Houston artist takes on Dallas and draws an international crowd

609 Barbara Hines and Gerald D. Hines at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Barbara Hines and Gerald D. Hines. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
3071 Museum of Biblical Art at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Dallas' Museum of Biblical Art. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
2626 Matthew Hines, from left, Laura Hines and Jeff and Wendy Hines at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Matthew Hines, from left, Laura Hines and Jeff and Wendy Hines. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
2801 George Ward, from left, Scott Peck, Carolyn Farb and George Lancaster at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Charles Ward, from left, Jan Strimple, Carolyn Farb and George Lancaster. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
2670 George and Lois  Stark at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
George and Lois Stark. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
2924 Mark Clegg, from left, Amy Johnson, Heath Johnson and Andrew Johnson at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Mark Clegg, from left, Amy Johnson, Heath Johnson and Andrew Johnson. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
2868 Carrie Horne, left, and Anne Duncan at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Carrie Horne, left, and Anne Duncan. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
648 Cody Soutai, left, and Jonathan Blake at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Cody Soutai, left, and Jonathan Blake. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
475 Lauran McCollum, from left, with Charles and Diane Ofner at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Lauran McCollum, left, with Charles and Diane Ofner. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
417 John and Brenda Duncan, from left, Wendy Poston and Bill Payne at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
John and Brenda Duncan, left, with Wendy Poston and Bill Payne. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
491 Jan Greenberg, left, and Susie Kalil at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Jan Greenberg, left, and Susie Kalil. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
486 Jana Vander Lee at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
Jana Vander Lee. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
609 Barbara Hines and Gerald D. Hines at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
3071 Museum of Biblical Art at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
2626 Matthew Hines, from left, Laura Hines and Jeff and Wendy Hines at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
2801 George Ward, from left, Scott Peck, Carolyn Farb and George Lancaster at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
2670 George and Lois  Stark at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
2924 Mark Clegg, from left, Amy Johnson, Heath Johnson and Andrew Johnson at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
2868 Carrie Horne, left, and Anne Duncan at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
648 Cody Soutai, left, and Jonathan Blake at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
475 Lauran McCollum, from left, with Charles and Diane Ofner at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
417 John and Brenda Duncan, from left, Wendy Poston and Bill Payne at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
491 Jan Greenberg, left, and Susie Kalil at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014
486 Jana Vander Lee at the Barbara Hines Art Opening in Dallas October 2014

Accomplished painter and philanthropist Barbara Hines drew an international crowd of more than 450 for the opening of the exhibition, “Mysteries, Signs and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines,” at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas. Among the admirers was a hefty mix of high-profile Houstonians.

In fact, the opening was chaired by Carolyn Farb, who welcomed the Houston contingent that was led by Hines' husband, internationally renowned developer Gerald Hines. The evening also served to inaugurate the new National Center for Jewish Art, housed in the museum and focusing on Jewish and Israeli artists as well as historical and religious artifacts and ceremonial items for study.

Visitors came from as far as Italy, Israel and New York to view the exhibition of 60 paintings and works on paper that will be on view at the museum through August 2015. Barbara Hines is noted for her unique oeuvre that combines impressionist treatment with contemporary style. A descendant of German Holocaust survivors, Hines says that she finds inspiration for her works in  Israel and in Judaic themes.

The artist donates 100 percent of the sales of her works to charitable causes. Proceeds from sales of selected works in the exhibition will be divided between the museum and Chabad of Dallas.

Houstonians trekking to Dallas for the exhibition opening included Wendy and Jeff Hines, Jonathan Blake, Lois and George Stark, Brenda and John Duncan, Susie Kalil, Cody Soutai, Diane and Charles Ofner and Lauran McCollum.

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