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Entries from September 2011

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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