The Bomb by Robert Wilhite
Put on your walking shoes and your thinking cap and give yourself over to artistic pleasure at a host of gallery openings in Deep Ellum, a free screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Nasher and the adjacent CityArts Celebration, featuring art exhibits, food booths and live music.
Perhaps the most provocative Friday the 13th offering is painter/sculptor/set designer Robert Wilhite’s show, The Bomb, opening this evening at Barry Whistler Gallery. Wilhite has constructed a life-size interpretation of the nuclear device that was dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 to raise questions about weapons of mass destruction.
Over at Kettle Art, Cathey Miller also concerns herself with modern political dangers in her painting show, Prepared Americans, opening Saturday night. And down the street, photographer/filmmaker/activist Hal Samples unveils work by Sergio Garcia, Shayne W. Ridenour, Dylan Hollingworth, Desirae Embree and Fred Holston in Pluto is Not a Planet.