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Zhen Music and Art Institute present “SCOPE” April 24- May 24

| April 14, 2014 | Calendar

Zhen Music and Art Institute presents “Scope,” a collection of original pieces by Dallas’ artists Claudia Coker and Jack Smith, April 24- May 24, 2014. An opening reception on Thursday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. is open to the public.

“We are pleased to showcase the works of local talents Claudia Coker and Jack Smith,” says director/art instructor Zhen Wu. “Claudia’s photographs are equally simple and complex, capturing the beauty of the everyday while Jack’s vibrant, abstract and colorful acrylics demonstrate a masterful eye for detail.”

Award-winning photographer Claudia Coker possesses a unique eye and timing that transforms the ordinary to extraordinary. Wherever she may be, Claudia captures the beauty, yet simple reality of landscapes, without compromising the mesmerizing effect of fast-paced life in the city. Her nuanced black-and-white series work has been featured in a number of national shows. Claudia’s latest efforts have focused on the young adult spirit, capturing her subjects at a time when possibilities are endless.

Jack Smith is recognized for his heavy body acrylic canvases with bold colors focusing on abstracts, multimedia and scenery. At just thirteen years of age, Jack’s natural attention to detail and masterful techniques were cultivated through classes at Zhen Music and Art Institute under the guidance Zhen Wu.

Zhen Music & Arts Institute is a gallery and education center in Dallas where children and adults experience music and arts through music lessons, art lessons, and camps.

Located at 4901 West Lovers Lane, hours of operation are Monday – Friday noon – 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment. For more information go to or call 214-696-4842. For more information about Claudia Coker and Jack Smith go to and


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