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Former First Lady Laura Bush To Chair The Big Read Dallas::April 2013


The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) and D Magazine’s new leadership group, D Academy, announced today that Former First Lady Laura Bush has agreed to serve as Honorary Chair of The Big Read Dallas. This summer, the FoDPL and D Academy received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read Dallas during the month of April 2013. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA to restore reading to the center of American culture.

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Birds and Bees Workshops & Love Your Farmer Day:: Nov. 3


White Rock Local Market will present The Birds and Bees Workshops and Love Your Farmer Day on Saturday, Nov. 3 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 4015 Normandy Ave. in Dallas and at Fruth Farms Southwest in Cash. A workshop on raising chickens and bees, and a workshop on humane chicken processing, will be followed by an opportunity to help out at Fruth Farms Southwest.

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DADA Fall Gallery Walk :: Sept. 22, 2012


Featuring 40 of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces, Fall Gallery Walk is a free event Saturday, Sept. 22, 2–8 p.m. The day also includes panel discussions for artists, DADA Docents, a post party and, NEW this fall, a Bike Swarm with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21 at Irving Arts Center. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings listed below. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org.

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Vectors: Abstractions in Aviation Art :: June 15-Oct. 26


The Frontiers of Flight Museum will open the art exhibition Vectors: Abstractions in Aviation Art by Don Parr on Friday, June 15. The exhibition that features abstract paintings and constructions with aviation themes will be on display through September 21. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75209. For information, call 214-350-3600 or visit The Flight Museum website.

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VideoFest Celebrates 25th anniversary :: Sept. 27-30, 2012


The Video Association of Dallas has announced that the 25th anniversary of its VideoFest will be Sept. 27-30, 2012 at its original home, the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas. Call 214-428-8700 for information or visit www.videofest.org. VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. Merging art and technology since 1986, VideoFest has specialized in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. Even in a Web 2.0 environment where everything is seemingly available on the Internet, the VideoFest provides curatorial guidance, a critical voice in the wilderness navigating the vast and diverse landscape of media, helping to interpret its cultural and artistic significance. The event provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences.

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The Big Read comes to Dallas :: April 2013


The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) and D Magazine’s new leadership group, D Academy, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read during the month of April 2013. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is in partnership with the NEA and Arts Midwest.

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Nationally Known Authors Coming To Dallas for Tulisoma :: Aug. 24-26, 2012


Tenth Annual South Dallas Book Fair Award-winning authors, poets and artists will again come to Dallas for the tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival. The free festival began in 2003 to promote literacy and highlight businesses and arts in south Dallas. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 [...]

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The Texas Voices performs Caledonian Air::May 20, 2012


Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices concludes its ninth season of public concerts with Caledonian Air: Folk Songs of the British Isles on Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway in Mesquite.

Embrace the rich musical heritage of the lands and peoples of the British Isles, including beloved folk songs from Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland. Whether energized by a sea shanty, moved by songs of melancholy and nostalgia, swept away by songs of true love, or soothed by a lullaby, this will be an eclectic musical journey.

Individual tickets are $22 regular, $18 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students and may be purchased online at www.thetexasvoices.org, at the door, or by calling 214-384-6336.

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Eleventh Annual 24-Hour Video Race:: May 4-5, 2012


The 11th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, May 5. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. To register, visit http://www.24hourvideorace.com or call 214-428-8700 or email videorace@videofest.org. The event is sponsored by Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Film Commission and Office of Cultural Affairs City of Dallas. Brainfood.com is the web sponsor.

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David Dillon Symposium :: April 26-27, 2012


The inaugural David Dillon Symposium will be April 26 and 27 at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center and will honor Dillon’s prolific career as an architectural critic. Through a keynote address and a daylong symposium, the changing role and venues for architectural criticism today will be explored. A wide range of respected speakers from Texas and across the country who write about architecture for newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and blogs, will consider the purpose of architectural criticism in a digital world where publishing and access to information have radically changed the traditions of the field. What is the role of the architectural critic today? Who reads criticism? Can good criticism help shape a better, more vibrant city?

The keynote speaker for “Criticism Today,” will be Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic for The New Yorker. Goldberger will speak Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Goldberger also will speak as part of the Dillon Symposium on Friday, April 27 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. The Symposium also will include: Kate Holliday, Director of David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture; Scott Cantrell, critic at The Dallas Morning News; Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota; Stephen Fox, fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times; Alexandra Lange, critic, journalist and architectural historian; Benjamin Lima, critic and art history professor at University of Texas Arlington; and Stephan Sharpe, editor of Texas Architect.

Advance reservations and ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets for both the keynote address and symposium are $35 for Dallas Architecture Forum members and UTA Faculty and staff, $45 for general admission, and $15 for full-time students. Lunch is not included, but afternoon beverages will be provided. Tickets for the keynote address only are $15 or Dallas Architecture Forum members and UTA Faculty and staff, $25 for general admission, and $5 for full-time students. For more information on the symposium, visit http://www.uta.edu/architecture/research/dillon/symposium.php. Registration is available at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or by phone at 817.272.2313. If available, remaining tickets may be purchased before the Thursday evening keynote and the Friday symposium.

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DADA Spring Gallery Walk :: April 21, 2012


DADA Spring Gallery Walk
Free annual event
Galleries and nonprofit art spaces open to art lovers of all kinds with artist demonstrations, films and more.
Saturday, April 21, 2 – 8 p.m.
Start at any member location and pick up a map, or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map.
Hours at each gallery vary.

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DADA presents Panel Discussions for Artists :: April 21, 2012


Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present two panels for artists that address the topic: “How Do I Get In and Do I Want To?” on Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226. Tickets $10 per panel available at dallasartdealers.org in advance or $15 at the door. For more information: call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org. The event benefits the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3). Media Sponsor is ArtThisWeek.com.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion :: April 17, 2012


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture will present a moderated panel discussion on Cross-Cultural Art and Architecture of Synagogues on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, Ste. 100. Admission is free. Etty Horowitz, a sculptor, will serve as Moderator. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406. Panel Season Sponsors are Heather + Ray Balestri, Cindy+ Armond Schwartz, and Talley Associates.

The design parameters and embellishment of Jewish sacred spaces follow millennia of precedent, from the actual dimensions of Solomon’s Temple to liturgical symbolism of Ark, Bimah and Menorah. This panel will look at ancient worship places in Israel and discuss the relationships with contemporary architectural practice including projects in the North Central Texas area.

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The Texas Voices Performs Via Crucis::April 1, 2012


Due to popular demand, professional chamber choir The Texas Voices will repeat its recent concert Via Crucis: The Stations of the Cross on Sunday, April 1 2012 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1919 Independence Parkway in Plano, Texas.

The chorus presents this remarkable, centuries-old Lenten tradition in a profound new way—with original choral compositions by Texas composers Debra Scroggins, Tom Council, Carlos Colón-Quintana, Paul Thompson, Steven Gutheinz, Joni Jensen, R. Scott Adams, and Kyle Roderick. The concert will feature the chorus, cello, piano, and organ.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion :: March 27, 2012


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture will present a moderated panel discussion on Unexpected in Dallas on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, Ste. 100. Admission is free.

Panelists are: Jed Morse, Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center; Max Levy, FAIA; John Mullen, AIA; and Jeff Whittington of KERA. Kevin SLOAN, ASLA, will serve as Moderator.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406. Panel Season Sponsors are Heather + Ray Balestri, Cindy+ Armond Schwartz, and Talley Associates. This Panel’s sponsor is Luxe Magazine.

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Chili Cookoff at White Rock Local Market :: March 24, 2012


White Rock Local Market continues its fourth season of markets and launches its new membership program with a Chili Cookoff on Saturday March 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. in East Dallas.

To sign up for the Chili Cookoff, go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHg2VXlxb3NoeFlPNlVGdXBmS0dNY2c6MQ#gid=0

Judges for the March 24 contest are chefs Jeffery Hobbs (Sissy’s, Suze), Graham Dodds (Central 214) and Brian Luscher (The Grape). Winners take home vintage trophies and gift certificates for market products.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Mohsen Mostafavi :: March 22, 2012


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce that Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mohsen Mostafavi will speak for the Rose Family Lecture on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in Uptown Dallas.

Dean Mostafavi will address the Forum on the important topic of “Ecological Urbanism”. While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, a coherent understanding of the sustainability of the city is much less developed. An ecological approach is urgently needed as an imaginative and practical method for addressing existing as well as new cities. Ecological urbanism considers the city with multiple instruments and with an interdisciplinary worldview that is fluid in scale and focus. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment.

Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org, email director@dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Jason Roberts::February 29


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce that Jason Roberts, co-founder of Better Block, will speak Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in Uptown Dallas.

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The Art of Building – Rethinking the Role of the Architect::February 21


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture will present a moderated panel discussion on The Art of Building – Rethinking the Role of the Architect on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, Ste. 100. Admission is free. Paul Field, Assoc. AIA, will serve as Moderator. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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Beaux Arts Presents Le Nouvel Opera de Paris Folio::February 18


Beaux Arts, a Dallas Design District art gallery specializing in antiquarian prints and rare maps from the 16th-19th centuries, presents Le Nouvel Opera de Paris Folio. This exhibition of 22 chromolithographs and steel engravings from 1878 of the Paris Opera House by its architect Jean Louis Charles Garnier will open Saturday, Feb. 18 5-8 p.m. with a free public reception. The exhibition will continue through March 24. Additional architectural engravings will be on display from the gallery’s expansive architecture collection. Beaux Arts is located at 1505 Hi Line Dr. Dallas, TX 75207. It is open to the public for free Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday noon-5 p.m. See www.beauxartsart.com for more information or call 214-741-5555.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents James Carpenter:: February 8


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce that architect, sculptor and glass technologist James Carpenter will speak Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center at University of Texas Arlington, 500 W. Nedderman Dr. in Arlington.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion:: January 24


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture will present a moderated panel discussion on New Humanism: Taking a Stand – A Report on Ghost 13 on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, Ste. 100. Admission is free. Andrew VERNOOY, AIA, Dean of the Architecture School at Texas Tech University, will serve as Moderator. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

Within the context of New Technologies in Architecture—new materials, new geometries, and new structural strategies—Ghost 13 took a stand on the principles of Place, Craft and Community. Initiated as a retrospective of Brian Mackay-Lyons’ innovative 12 years of physically engaged, yet theoretically driven, architectural production on his stunning site west of Halifax, Ghost 13 listed among its participants some of the most talented architects practicing today. Benchmarked by presentations from Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa and Glenn Murcutt, the week of inspiring discussions naturally lead to speculations about the larger agenda. Was Ghost 13 merely a thoughtful reflection on beautiful architecture or did it make a claim for New Humanism within the context of an exceedingly technically driven culture? You decide, as attendees discuss the issues explicitly, and implicitly, generated by the conference.

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Mark Sexton:: January 19


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce that Chicago architect Mark Sexton will speak Jan. 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. Season Benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate. The Spring Series Benefactors are Jackson Walker LLP and Rogers O’Brien Construction Company. Reception Underwriter is Scott + Cooner. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. Call 214-764-2406, email director@dallasarchitectureforum.org or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

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The Texas Voices at Zion Lutheran Church::December 19


Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices continues its ninth season of public concerts with My Dear Heart: Christmas Lullabies and Other Holiday Favorites on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane. Celebrate the holidays with warmth, light, and joy as The Texas Voices bring you carols and lullabies, including Balulalow, The Shepherds Sing, Wassail, and Novo profusi gaudio—a vibrant nativity motet set to medieval text. Featuring chorus, handbells, organ, piano, and violin.

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Local Honey’s Holiday Mix::December 16


Local Honey’s Holiday Mix Show, featuring a 15-piece all-star electric pop-orchestra, will return for its sixth year on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the historical Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway, in East Dallas. Admission is $20 at the door or online at http://lakewoodtheater.com. Proceeds will benefit Joni & Friends International Disability Center. Singer songwriters Cary Cooper and her husband Tom Prasada-Rao will open. Call 214-821-7469 for more information. Visit this link to hear one of the songs: promos.studiohoney.com/Holiday.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion::December 13


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture will present a moderated panel discussion on Designing and Downsizing on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers, Ste. 100. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Krys BOYD, Host and Managing Editor of KERA-FM’s talk show Think, will serve as Moderator. Call 214-764-2406 for more information.

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The Texas Voices Opens its Ninth Concert Season with Emily and Sara: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sara Teasdale :: October 16, 2011


Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices begins its ninth season of public concerts with Emily and Sara: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sara Teasdale on Sunday, October 16, 2011. This concert features the extraordinary works of these time-honored and celebrated American poets, set to music by renowned choral composers such as Debra Scroggins, Ruth Watson Henderson, Kirke Mechem, Kenneth Neufeld, David Childs, and Tom Council.

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La Reunion TX Announces Artist Participants for 5th Annual Art Chicas & New Art Chicos Program


La Reunion TX, the developing artists’ residency program in west Oak Cliff, has announced the artists who will participate this fall in its new Art Chicos program and its highly successful Art Chicas program. Art Chicas brings together artists and high-school age students in an extraordinary art-making experience at an outdoor location in west Oak Cliff. The purpose of Art Chicas is to expose students to the possibilities of art, art-making and the career of an artist, while giving them the opportunity to be inspired by the natural world. This year, County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia will serve as Honorary Chair.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Announces Chinese Architecture Series


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce that its Chinese Architecture Lecture Series begins Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 pm. with Thomas Campenella, the author of the book The Concrete Dragon: China’s Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World. The Chinese Architecture Lecture Series will bring four of the leading voices on Chinese architecture to Dallas this fall. Organized in conjunction with the Rice University School of Architecture, the Rice Design Alliance, and the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, the series will provide attendees important knowledge on China’s emergence as an international leader in urban development. Chinese Series Benefactors are Corgan Associates, The Joule, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and National Endowment for the Arts.

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Author C.W. Smith Announces Book Signings for new Novel Steplings :: September-October 2011


C.W. Smith will be signing copies of his new book Steplings at these locations:

Dallas: September 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeGolyer Library on the SMU campus, 6425 Boaz Ln. 214-768-2253
Fort Worth: September 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at TCU Bookstore, 2950 W. Berry St. 817-257-7844
Houston: October 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonet St. 713-523-0701
San Antonio: October 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Twig Book Shop, 200 E. Grayson St. 210-826-6411

All of these events are free.

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*Updated* DADA Panel Discussions Schedule :: September 24, 2011


Fall into DADA! It’s time for art. Join us for • Panel Discussions about the Oak Cliff art scene • Tours of The Texas Theatre • Artists Gathering •

This Fall the panels will focus on Art of Oak Cliff: Then and Now.

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DADA Fall Art Events :: September 24, 2011


The annual Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 2–8 p.m. and will feature over 35 of DADA’s member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day.

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24th Annual VideoFest :: September 21-25, 2011


The 24th Annual VideoFest will open September 21 with a special screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film Socialism. This special opening night event will be at 7 p.m. at The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in North Oak Cliff. The remainder of VideoFest will take place at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station in Dallas, Sept. 22-25, 2011.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents a Lecture with Steven Ehrlich :: September 21, 2011


Dallas Architecture Forum, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture, and the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will present a lecture by Los Angeles-based architect Steven Ehrlich and the 2011 AIA Built Projects Design Awards on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at
7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas. This will be the opening lecture of the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2011-2012 Season. Tickets will be $20 for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). The event is free for DAF and AIA Dallas members. 
Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Announces the 2011-2012 Season of Free Panels


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce its new season of free panels that will present some of our areas’ thought-leaders moderating and serving as panelists on topics of importance to the North Texas region and beyond. Designed to inform, educate, and create active dialogue, the panels are presented as a community outreach by the Forum. Panels will begin Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. with Stephen FOX
presenting the topic “The Critic’s Role: Judgment, Architecture, and Building the Good City” at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100. Panel Season Sponsors are Heather + Ray Balestri, Cindy + Armond Schwartz, and Talley Associates.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Announces 16th Season of Lectures


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce its 16th season of lectures that bring leading architectural experts from around the world to Dallas. This season the Forum will present 10 lectures beginning with award-winning architect Steven Ehrlich on September 21, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

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DADA Announces Edith Baker Art Scholarship Winner at Reception :: September 9, 2011


DADA presented its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to Michelle Reyes, a visual art student from El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, Sept. 9, 5–7 p.m. at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave.

The finalists were Taylor Pierre Bryant and Evan Davis of Brookhaven, Isiac Ramirez and Heidi O’Ferrall of Mountain View, Jesus Segovia and Giovanni Gonzalez of North Lake, Holly Lorren of Cedar Valley, Cathy Night of Eastfield, and Michelle Reyes of El Centro. Art from each of the finalists was on exhibition at the reception.

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Steplings, a Novel by C.W. Smith :: Coming September 2011


Coming September 2011 from Texas Christian University Press
It’s 2003 with the country embroiled in a war in Iraq. Nineteen-year-old Jason Sanborn feels lost. He dropped out of high school just two months shy of graduation, and now his former classmates are off to college, the military, or minimum-wage jobs. The only pressing date on his calendar is an upcoming appearance in court on an assault charge, and when his over-achieving, beloved girlfriend, Lisa, departs for UT Austin to study premed, Jason can hardly abide his hometown of Mesquite.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern :: May 25 and June 8, 2011


Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce the dates and homes for this year’s 365 Modern evening receptions. The first elegant evening will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6-8 pm at a stunning downtown penthouse residence. The second evening reception will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at an elegant and contemporary North Dallas residence. Each evening will include a cocktail reception, valet parking, and brief remarks by the design team. The media sponsor is PaperCity House.

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The Texas Voices Perform “My Soul’s Been Anchored” :: May 15, 2011


Celebrated chamber choir The Texas Voices concludes its eighth season of public concerts with My Soul’s Been Anchored: A Tribute to Spirituals on Sunday, May 15, 2011. This concert features vibrant, uplifting choral arrangements of this beloved art form, including Walk Together, Children by Robert DeCormier, Joshua Fit the Battle by Moses Hogan, Motherless Child by Adolphus Hailstork, and Follow the Drinking Gourd by Dallas composer Tom Council.

The 24-member professional chorus, directed by Alan Dyer, will perform its final concert of the season at 6:30 p.m. at Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. Tickets are $22 regular, $15 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students and may be purchased online at www.thetexasvoices.org, at the door, or by calling 214-384-6336.

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10th Annual 24-Hour Video Race :: May 13-14, 2011


What can happen with a 24-hour burst of creativity? The 24-Hour Video Race strives to find the answer. The 10th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, May 14.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Blair Kamin


The Dallas Architecture Forum will present Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair KAMIN, who will speak Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in Dallas’s West Village. Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-914-1099 or lisatmp@swbell.net. The Rose Family Lecture is presented with support from the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation. Season Benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate. Reception Underwriter is TKO Associates. Spring Series Benefactors is Jackson Walker LLP.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Gary Cunningham :: February 8, 2011


The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2010-2011 Panel Season continues the Forum’s exploration of important issues that impact us, both locally and globally. Subject matter experts will moderate thought-provoking discussions among panelists on the topics listed below. The Panels occur in an informal environment, allowing audience members to also actively participate. All Panels are free and are at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75201.
 Visit dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406. Panel Season Sponsor is Talley Associate.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Stefan Behnisch :: January 27,2011


The Dallas Architecture Forum will present German architect and AIA Honorary Fellow Stefan BEHNISCH, who will speak Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in Dallas’s West Village. Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-914-1099 or lisatmp@swbell.net. Season Benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate. Lecture Benefactor is bulthaup dallas. Spring Series Benefactor is Jackson Walker LLP.

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The Texas Voices Perform “The Angels Sing” :: December 18, 2010


Celebrated chamber choir The Texas Voices continues its eighth season of public concerts with The Angels Sing on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. The 24-member professional chorus, directed by Alan Dyer, will perform its second concert of the season at 6:30 p.m. at Northway Christian Church, 7202 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. Tickets are $22 regular, $15 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students and may be purchased online at www.thetexasvoices.org, at the door, or by calling 214-384-6336.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Panel Discussion with Katherine Seale :: December 14, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2010-2011 Panel Season continues the Forum’s exploration of important issues that impact us, both locally and globally. Subject matter experts will moderate thought-provoking discussions among panelists on the topics listed below. The Panels occur in an informal environment, allowing audience members to also actively participate. All Panels are free and are at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75201.
 Visit dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406. Panel Season Sponsor is Talley Associate.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Timothy Hursley :: December 8, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum will present architectural photographer Timothy HURSLEY who will speak Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village. Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-914-1099 or lisatmp@swbell.net. Season Benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Panel Discussion with Bang Dang :: November 23, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2010-2011 Panel Season continues the Forum’s exploration of important issues that impact us, both locally and globally. Subject matter experts will moderate thought-provoking discussions among panelists on the topics listed below. The Panels occur in an informal environment, allowing audience members to also actively participate. All Panels are free and are at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75201.
 Visit dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406. Panel season sponsor is Talley Associates.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Dan Wood :: November 3, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum presents architect Dan Wood of Work Architecture Company who will speak Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

Lecture benefactors are AIA Dallas, the Dallas Architecture Forum and the School of Architecture, UT-Arlington. Season Benefactor is Briggs-Freeman Real Estate.

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Emergency Artists’ Support League Art Heist :: October 30, 2010


Honorary Co-Chairs Edith Baker and Patricia Meadows announce the 2010 EASL Art Heist! The Art Heist is held every other year and is the Emergency Artists’ Support League’s main fundraising event for grants to North Texas area visual artists with emergency medical and other needs. Ticket levels are $50 (admits one to the party only) and $250 (admits two to the party and a work of art in the Heist). Sponsorship levels are available starting at $500 and offer additional privileges.

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The Texas Voices Perform “Psalms and Sonnets” :: October 30, 2010


Celebrated chamber choir The Texas Voices opens its eighth season of public concerts with Psalms and Sonnets on Saturday, October 30, 2010. This fall concert will feature the choral music of Ralph Vaugh Williams, John Rutter, and Brian Edward Galante, as well as Dallas composers Debra Scroggins, Joel Martinson, and Steven Gutheinz. Guest organist Clarice Candamio joins the choir for this performance.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Alberto Kalach :: October 27, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum will present architect Alberto Kalach, who designed Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City. Kalach will speak Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village of Dallas. This lecture, by one of Mexico’s outstanding young architects, will also celebrate the Bicentennial of Mexico’s independence, and will be presented in cooperation with the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, the Latinos in Architecture Committee of the Dallas AIA, and the Dallas Office of the Consul General of Mexico.

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Reading of the New Comedy Bloodletters by Tom Sime :: October 26, 2010


The Modern Stage and Broadway producers Sandi and Joe Black present a reading of Bloodletters, a comedy-thriller by Tom Sime, for potential investors and other theatre lovers. The reading is Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7:15 p.m. at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, #119, in Dallas. Admission is free; R.S.V.P. to LoneStarStudios@yahoo.com for reserved seats or take your chances at the door, which opens at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and light refreshments.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Michael Maltzan Lecture :: October 13, 2010


The Dallas Architecture Forum will present a lecture by MoMA QNS architect Michael Maltzan on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in Uptown Dallas. Single tickets, available at the door only, are $20 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D. Dallas Architecture Forum members are admitted for free. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-914-1099 or lisatmp@swbell.net.

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*Update* DADA Film Premiere :: October 10, 2010


In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film 25 Years of Dallas Visual Art premieres Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. The screening is included with admission to the museum. The film will include interviews with Dallas artists, gallerists, collectors and administrators who look back and forward at the Dallas art scene. This film has been made in partnership with You and Yours Productions.

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23rd Annual VideoFest Announces Winners


Winners at the 23rd Annual VideoFest are announced. VideoFest is presented by the Video Association of Dallas.

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DADA Fall Gallery Walk After Party :: September 25, 2010


The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary year with Fall Gallery Walk, an Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibition, panel discussions for artists and the public, and an After Gallery Walk Party the weekend of Sept. 24, 2010. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film 25 Years of Dallas Visual Art premieres Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

An After Gallery Walk party will be 8-11 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St. at Riverfront. In honor of the DADA art movement, the party will be multi-disciplinary with the arts of fashion, visual art, theater, dance, music, cooking, and bartending. Paper City, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Inc., Darian Thomas Fashion, and The Dallas Conservatory are sponsors. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at dallasartdealers.org or at the door.

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DADA Fall Gallery Walk :: September 25, 2010


The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary year with Fall Gallery Walk, an Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibition, panel discussions for artists and the public, and an After Gallery Walk Party the weekend of Sept. 24, 2010. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film 25 Years of Dallas Visual Art premieres Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

The annual DADA Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 25. It begins with panel discussions to educate the public and artists from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center. The Walk (really a car ride) begins at 2 p.m. at any of DADA’s 37 member galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event goes until 8 p.m. and allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day.

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*Update* DADA Panel Discussions :: September 25, 2010


The annual DADA Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 25. It begins with panel discussions to educate the public and artists from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. Panel 1: “How to Start an Art Collection” is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Panelists are Eddy Rawlinson, Rosemary DesPlas, Karol Howard and George Morton. Panel 2: “How to Photograph Your Art” is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Panelists are Harrison Evans, Ange Fitzgerald, and Kenda North. Tickets ($15 per panel) can be purchased online at www.dallasartdealers.org or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship.

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Edith Baker Art Scholarship Awarded to Brian Hauser


The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) 25th anniversary festivities began with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the 14 finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner, Brian Hauser of Brookhaven College, received $4,000, and may obtain a mentorship and an internship with a DADA member if he so chooses. Call 214-914-1099 for more information.

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