Kitty Dudics’ solo exhibition will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 8 at The Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA). A reception with the artists will follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

All exhibitions at receptions at the RCA are free and open to the public.

Inspired by color, luminosity, and pattern, Kitty Dudics is a lifelong painter of figures, fabrics, and coastal landscapes. In the landscapes, she captures the atmosphere of the environment through the ebullient application of paint and rendering of naturally occurring patterns. Similarly, her figurative work reveals the subject’s soul through their pose and facial expression.

Dudics says, “Being surrounded by nature is a spiritual experience for me. I respond to the landscape, from bodies of water to the spacious skies, to varieties of plant life in my environment. I feel emotional reactions to color relationships in nature and enjoy expressing its range and luminosity.”

Dudics moved to Corpus Christi in 1981, where she taught art at Del Mar College for 34 years. Since her retirement, she spends time painting in her studio, which she has named Girasol, Spanish for Sunflower.

In 2017, she was chosen by Texas Monthly Magazine as one of their “Top Ten Artists in Texas to Collect.” Her work can be found in the collections of the Art Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, and the University of Texas at San Antonio

Exhibitions Curator Elena Rodriguez states, “I cannot begin to describe how Dudics’ paintings glow with life. The ripples of light reflecting off her seascapes, the figures that could almost be breathing, the vivacity of her work are something you must see in person.”

The exhibition will be on display until October 13.

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