Rebecca Bridges strolls into Lower Greenville’s Cafe Brazil, her technicolor jacket kindred to the vivacity of the fall day. She appears to have mastered the look of an artist, and the restaurant staff must agree that she plays the role of an artist as well. Rejuvenating her art career last January, Bridges’ “pop art” paintings of East Dallas landmarks have landed her a longtime gig at the cafe, attracting attention from all kinds of clientele. Her three featured “iconic” structures are the Lakewood Theater, Granada Theater, and the Dr Pepper Station sign. “I used pop art style because it would bring a new facelift to old icons and help us appreciate them,” Bridges says. She believes that Dallas is undergoing a major transformation and reconstruction ,and she is trying to preserve the images that are host to memories for many residents. “I’m not trying to make my own statement but have people dialogue about what’s changing,” she says. In the works are scenes from White Rock Lake as well as a mixed media approach to Dallas landmarks.
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