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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center celebrates state's current art scene with ArtNow 2018

The Oklahoman/NewsOK • January 07, 2018

Just as the eyes become the windows to the soul in portraits of people, the windows and doors provide entry in more ways than one into Dean Wilhite’s vivid paintings of vintage places.

Dean Wilhite

“I don’t know why I’m drawn so much to windows and doors. But it seems like the windows and doors that I paint are the portrait of a building – not the whole building, but the most important part. A lot of times they can be a specific building, but most of the time, they’re just any building. They’re something that ties me back to old Oklahoma towns, small towns, places where my grandparents and my parents came from,” the Oklahoma City artist said, studying his painting of the old Oklahoma City Union Bus Station that was demolished in 2015.

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