Category: Exhibits & Events

Plano’s Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season

The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December, with the 2018 season launching April 12! The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports. Participants can turn in their passports at the end of the night to be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The evening ends with the raffle drawing in McCall Plaza at 9:15 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide. http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk

Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18. Attendees who pre-purchase their tickets pick up their glass, passport and wine guide using the express lane at check-in. Pre-purchased ticket sales stop the day of the Art & Wine Walk at 3 p.m.

The season pass program is back for 2018! Season passes for the Art & Wine Walk include discounted pricing, a custom set of seasonal wine glasses, VIP credentials at check-in, and member only promotions. The Art & Wine Walk season passes cost $90 and can also be purchased online.


2018 Season Kickoff Party
The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season is HERE!

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 7
5 PM – 7 PM

WHERE: 
Hub Streat
1212 14th St
Plano, TX 75074

Who’s ready for another year of wine, shopping, and prizes?! We’re rolling out the 2018 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk season with a kickoff party at Hub Streat. Presented by Plano Magazine, join us in Downtown Plano for live music from Meia & Dillan Potter and dinner specials as we unveil this season’s themes.

We’ll be selling general admission and season passes for 10% off at the kickoff party. Anyone who purchases a ticket that night will get 50% off their Hub Streat wine and appetizer orders!!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be announcing the details on a special Napa Valley weekend getaway trip that we’ll be giving away this season!

Come drink and dance the night away, and let’s uncork another amazing season in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

No ticket purchase necessary to attend kickoff party. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information on the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, please go to visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/. For event information, click here.

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Eastern Impressions Reception April 7

“Eastern Impressions”
Chinese Artists Exhibition Announced
For Willow Bend Mall in April and May
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at the Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.
This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:
North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.

Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
 
Daily Exhibition Hours:  
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
         Evening and weekend hours vary;
call ahead to 972-422-2575          

    

Public Reception:
Saturday, April 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork Including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd floor near Dillard’s
6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575  
 
For more information and related images, contact Gene Dillard
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MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

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Craft Guild Spring Show & Sale April 20 – 22

Spring Show and Sale on April 20-22
Mark your calendars now for this don’t-miss event, to be held on April 20-22.  Featuring dozens of artists offering hand-crafted art ranging from jewelry to paintings to pottery and more, the Spring Show is the perfect place to find a unique gift for Mother’s Day, an upcoming graduation, or a summer wedding.
You’re invited!  Opening Reception on Friday
The show opens Friday morning, and concludes its opening day with a fun reception which is free and open to the public. Featuring live music, wine, and food, you’ll find the reception is a fun time to shop, meet artists, and select a special gift for Mom.
Or, bring a friend and join us on Sunday as we offer complimentary mimosas to our guests while they enjoy the event.
Either way, you don’t have to worry about your shopping fun getting rained out by April showers;  the Craft Guild Spring Show is in a building just steps from our new studios, with plenty of parking available..
Spring Show & Sale Hours
Opens
Closes
Friday, April 20 10 am 9 pm
  Opening reception 6 pm 9 pm
Saturday, April 21 10 am 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am 4 pm

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Lewisville Colorpalooza April 14

 

 Saturday, April 14, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Old Town Lewisville

http://lewisvillecolorpalooza.com/
ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There will be an emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

Put your chalk artistic skills on display for everyone to see. The City of Lewisville is partnering with the Lakeside Arts Foundation on this activity. It will include amateur and professional chalk art as well as a chalk art scholarship contest and children’s gallery.  For more information on participating, visit chalkthisway.org.

 

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ART214 Gallery reception at the Bath House Cultural Center on April 8

Exhibition Dates: March 24-April 21, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)

As part of Dallas Arts Month, four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are hosting a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live and work in Dallas and the Greater North Texas region from late March to early June.

Through this exhibition, OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is to draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to share audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.

 

Juried by Elizabeth Mellott, Tori Phillips, Jim Burton and Arthur Peña.
 
All four shows curated by Christina Estrella Riggs

 

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER ARTISTS: Cate Baker, Sue Benner, Christopher Bingha, David Blow, Bernard Bortnick, Du Chau, Arfa Chowdhary, Justin Coursey, Vanhue Davis Jr.,  Angelika Ejtel, Reyna Flores, Moriah Garcia, Chunyu Han, Seth Hudson, Benjamine Lester, Sam Marie, Virginia Marsh, Tina Medina, William Messimer, Hannah (Bernadette) Negrete, Kevin Owens, Chancellor Page, Siliva Parra Dela Longa, Paul Pena, Maia Pizarro, Erika Pochybova, Erin Puckett, Steve Quevedo, Fari Rahimi, Katrina Rasmussen, Carol Riedel, Alex Rose, Wendi Ruth, Ernest Scheihagen, Una Scott, Jerry Skibell, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Juergen Strunck, Jose Vargas, Katerina Verguelis, Marilyn Waligore, Robert Walker, William Webster, Terri Wilder, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Wood, James Yonkman, and Ramon Zozaya.

For information about the ART214 exhibitions at the other OCA venues, please visit www.bathhousemedia.com/art214

Dallas Arts Month, first launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, is a celebration of Dallas arts, held annually in the month of April. Arts Month is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and foster creative learning and activity throughout the city.

For more information about Dallas Arts Month, visit www.dallasartsmonth.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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Pop Up Photography Show in Deep Ellum April 29

Come check out the first ever Pop Up Photography Show (PUPS) in the trendy outdoor atrium space at Harlowe MXM in Deep Ellum. April 29th, 11am-4pm. On display will be a selection of our affordable photographic, fine art, matted prints for sale by local photographers: Cindy Higby, Robyn North and Tiffany Brown.

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The show will take place during the Harlowe MXM Sunday brunch service, so you can enjoy their delicious food and drinks while perusing our exciting art for sale! Payments accepted are cash, check, or PayPal.

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Dallas Arboretum Announces New Exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces the arrival of its new spring/summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker. Presented by Reliant, this special exhibit will be on display throughout the gardens April 15 through July 31

Mark Wolf, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “Whitaker is the most recognized creator of kinetic art in the world and takes his inspiration from nature, thus his copper wind sculptures will be a mesmerizing juxtaposition with the natural backdrop of the Dallas Arboretum. It will also be the first time for the Arboretum to display this type of innovative art throughout the 66-acre garden.”

 

Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. Whitaker hand-produces innovative sculptures with a high degree of mechanical integrity and quality craftsmanship. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing.

 

Whitaker said, “Gardens are a perfect venue for my pieces. Since they are derivative of plant forms, they feel at home among the plants. Gardens are also an excellent place for people to fulfill their need to be in nature, and I am certain that my sculptures will dramatically enhance that connection to nature by capturing the movements of air that surround us all.”

 

Whitaker has been a practicing sculptor for more than 50 years. For the past 30 years, he has focused on creating wind sculptures inspired by the following elements:

     Desert Flame: In his hikes through the arid areas of the Southwest, Whitaker has always been inspired by this flower, hence the title.

     Tulip: He has loved tulips since he was a boy, as they’re among the first flowers to bloom in spring. Further, the Queen of Denmark owns a Tulip Sculpture.

     Double Spinner: Windmills, sunflowers and imagination.

     Double Helix: He has always found the simple beauty of a Double Helix in science fascinating, and so he decided to interpret it as contemporary sculpture.

     Double Helix Sail: Inspired by the hull of a boat, especially sailboats.

     Agave: Like the Desert Flame, this sculpture was also inspired by hikes in the desert.

     Twister Oval: This is a contemporary design that came from sheer imagination alone, and is simply a sculpture unto itself.

 

As a master in the kinetic sculpture discipline, Whitaker’s art is known around the world. His work is represented at fine art galleries and in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.

 

During the exhibition, the Dallas Arboretum has planned special events that complement this display. Check the website for the latest schedule.

 

The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker is supported in part by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

 

About The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.

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Submitted by Juliette Coulter. Email: juliette@coultergroup.com

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Spring Metamorphose April 21

Spring Metamorphose
featuring new artwork and spring fashions of
Paulette Martsolf

Martsolf Lively Contemporary
Allie-Coosh Lifestyle
521 N. Interurban, Richardson, TX 75081
Date and Time: April 21, 2018 – May 21, 2018
Artist Reception: 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Saturday April 21, 2018
The word “Metamorphose” is often defined as “a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into something completely different.” Spring embodies metamorphose as the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom and the earth seems to come to life again. Similarly, Paulette’s new artwork and fashions awaken the senses and embrace a fresh and stylish start for the year.

Submitted by Jim Lively. Email: j.lively@sbcglobal.net

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Spring Artwalk at The Artists Showplace Gallery April 7

The Artists Showplace Gallery rings in spring with a day of art, music, food and fun on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The all-day event will feature live painting demonstrations by talented local artists, live music, street tacos, face painting, giveaways, and more. It’s also our biggest sale of the year on fine art, handcrafted jewelry and unique collectibles. For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

The Artists Showplace Gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads, in the Shops at Spanish Village.

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Shari Landa. Email: shari.landa16@gmail.com

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 6 – 8

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/

Voted “Best Festival in Dallas”, the 24th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival will take place on Main Street between Malcolm X Blvd. and Exposition Ave.

The three-day festival is FREE to attend! This year’s festival introduces the Deep Ellum Artists’ Gallery, presented by the Deep Ellum Community Association. If you are interested in being a Deep Ellum volunteer sign up here.
Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and commissioning original works, over 150 original bands and performance artists on four outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and two performance areas.

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Get your tickets for the Dallas Air Fair, coming April 13 – 15

Dallas Art Fair 2018

April 13 – 15

https://www.dallasartfair.com

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT) Dallas, TX
Fashion Industry Gallery

General admission:

1 Day Pass – Adult $25.00
1 Day Pass – Senior * $20.00
1 Day Pass – Student *$20.00
3 Day Pass – Adult $50.00
3 Day Pass – Senior * $40.00
3 Day Pass – Student * $40.00

Patron Pass ** $500.00
Preview Gala Ticket *** $300.00

 

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ART214 Reception April 7 at the SDCC

As part of Dallas Arts Month, four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are hosting a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live in Dallas and the greater North Texas region from late March to early June.

Through this exhibition, OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross-pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is to draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to share audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.

Juried by Elizabeth Mellott, Tori Phillips, Jim Burton and Arthur Peña.

Curated by Christina Estrella Riggs

Reception: Saturday, April 7, 2018 (5-7 PM) at South Dallas Cultural Center. Exhibition on display through March 31 – April 30, 2018.

Reception is Free and Open to the public!

Artists: Anaah Abedi, Sally Ackerman, Karen Aguilar, Jesse Alarcon, Mary Banks, Laura Beard, Sue Benner, Sudeep Bhargava, Rebecca Boatman, Francesca Brunetti, Ciara Bryant, Arfa Chowdhary, Andrea Davis, Kagen Dunn, Hayley Earnest, Sasha Fishman, Reyna Flores, Priscilla Gage, Beth Gardenhire, Franz Guerrero, Patti Haskins, Antoaneta Hillman, John Koch, Pasha Mad, Jas Mardis, Paxton Maroney, Roberta Masciarelli, Juliette McCullough, Zahra McGinnis, Jamila Mendez, Karla Mora Mora, Truong Ngo, Julia Ousley, Silvia Parra Dela Longa, Kaila Parrish, Elaine Pawlowicz, Gregory Piazza, Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt, Erin Puckett, Steve Quevedo, Richard Ray, Krystal Read, Frank Richards, Rene Rocha, Angelita Rodriguez, Susan Sanders-Rosenberg, Una Scott, Karen Shields Smith, Debbie Snider, Tabatha Trolli- Diloreto, Wendi Valladares, Katerina Verguelis, Vet, Marilyn Waligore, ME Wilcox, Becky Wilkes, Chesley Williams, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Wood, and James Yonkman.

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New Texas Talent call for entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES

https://www.craigheadgreen.com/new-texas-talent-submissions

A state-wide juried exhibition conceived to introduce & promote emerging artists

2018 Exhibition Presented by Craighead Green Gallery
2018 Jurors: CADD Galleries

New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.  Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review.  The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition.  Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions.  The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as Patron Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Arts+Culture Magazine and many others.

CALENDAR

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – JUNE 1
SELECTED PARTICIPANTS NOTIFIED – JUNE 29
ART DELIVERY – JULY 24-27
EXHIBIT OPENS – AUGUST 4
EXHIBIT CLOSES – SEPTEMBER 1
PICK UP WORK – SEPTEMBER 4-7

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CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY OPENING | Ellis/Harris/Irvin

 In All I Do
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BRAD ELLIS
“Who Dat”
Encaustic & Collage on Board
60″ x 48″
“Queen of Domesticity”
Oil on Panel
30″ x 36″
“In All I Do”
Vintage Ephemera, Mixed Media on Panel
60″ x 60″
About Us
Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
Craighead Green Gallery
Follow us on
Instagram: @craigheadgreen

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DFW Fiber Fest April 5 – 8

April 5-8, 2018
Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX

Register for Classes

http://dfwfiberfest.org/registration.html

Registration is only required if you want to take a class.  Registration is not required for General Admission attendees.  Just come to the Irving Convention Center any day the Vendor Hall is open — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — and pay at the door!

Vendor Hall Open to the Public — Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Expanded Vendor Hall
Grand Opening of the Fiberatory
Our First Featured Weaving Instructor
Free Beginner Knit and Crochet Classes
and
Our New Partnership with the
The Knitting Guild Associations’s
Master Knitters Program
and
The Crochet Guild of America’s
Master Crocheter Program

Featuring our Friday Night Event Speaker

Franklin Habit

presenting

Follow Your Bunny: The Creative Life from A to Q

Franklin will be joining our incredible roster of teachers for classes in
Knitting ~ Crochet ~ Spinning ~ Weaving ~ and More!

Denise Bell Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Henry & Roy Clemes Lesley Robinson
Galina A. Khmeleva Mary Beth Temple
Jenny King Stacey Trock
Jillian Moreno Myra Wood
John Mullarkey

And our wonderful Local and Regional Teachers

About DFW Fiber Fest    http://dfwfiberfest.org

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas–Fort Worth community. Held each spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes. We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix). Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts—primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” section in the menu.)

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3rd Saturday Artists: Uncategorized opens April 6th

3rd Saturday Artists is a group of artists who regularly meet to encourage, inspire and support one another in creative endeavors. By not categorizing their work, 3rd Saturday Artists creates an atmosphere that nurtures artistic growth and development, no matter what medium, style, genre or subject each of them chooses to pursue. 3rd Saturday Artists hopes that after experiencing their paintings, assemblages, and sculptures, visitors will gain a sense of the vitality of expression that exists in Fort Worth only.

Featuring: Kay Briggs, Betsy Horn, Laura Hunt, Heidi Russell, David Searl Helen Searl, Carol Stalcup, and Sara Ward.

3rd Saturday Artists: Uncategorized will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center from April 6, 2018 through April 28, 2018. Our business hours are Monday – Saturday, 9AM-5PM. Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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Milan Gallery closing in Sundance Square March 31

Good evening Facebook friends! Seems like a rainy afternoon is an appropriate time to announce that AFTER 25 YEARS, this Saturday, March 31 will be our last day in Sundance Square.
Some of you may know we have been looking to relocate to Main Street in Grapevine, but unfortunately we have not been able to secure a location there yet (but are working on it) and our Sundance Square lease is ending. We will be open through Thursday, and will be moving remaining pieces into storage on Friday and Saturday. If you’ve been watching a particular piece of art, but haven’t made the purchase, now would be a great time to see what kind of a deal we can make you. The less inventory we have to move, the better.

We can’t say thank you enough for the support and friendship you have showed us over the years! Clients, artists, new friends and old friends that have known us since the beginning – sharing many shows, special events and personal milestones with our family and staff has given us endless memories to take with us.
We will still be able to get your artwork from Thomas Arvid, Bob Callender, Gabe Leonard and others – just give us a call.
Please stay tuned for our next chapter!
The Milan Family and Gallery Staff
404 Houston Street ~ Sundance Square
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817)338-4278

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2018 Dallas Art Fair Preview Benefit April 12

The 2018 Preview Benefit marks the launch of the tenth annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Fashion Industry Gallery. The Preview Benefit benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.

For more information and to purchase tickets, see https://www.dallasartfair.com/visit/

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DADA 2018 Spring Gallery Walk March 31

DADA invites you to join us in opening the spring gallery season on Saturday, March 31 from noon to 8:00 pm. Over 20 galleries will be open on Saturday into the evening hours allowing time for you to visit multiple locations. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas will enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings and special exhibitions. For Exhibition details and special events check in with your favorite gallery. 

Participating Galleries:

Design District American Fine Art, Beaudry Gallery, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art, Christopher Martin Gallery, Craighead Green Gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Luminarté Fine Art Gallery, Mary Tomás Gallery, Samuel Lynne Galleries; Uptown – Afterimage Gallery, David Dike Fine Art; Downtown – TVAA Downtown Gallery; Oak Cliff – Oak Cliff Cultural Center; Deep Ellum/Exposition Park/Fair Park Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center; East Dallas – Bath House Cultural Center; Richardson – UT Dallas SPiN Gallery Synergy Park North 11-6pm; Park Cities – Talley Dunn Gallery 10am-5pm; Farmers Branch/Addison – Brookhaven College Forum Gallery and Studio Gallery; North Dallas – The Gallery at North Haven Gardens 9am-6pm, Southwest Gallery 9-6pm, Valley House Gallery& Sculpture Garden 12-5pm; Irving – Irving Arts Center Galleries & Sculpture Garden

Gallery Guides can be downloaded from our website at dallasartdealers.org or available at a participating gallery.

Submitted by Kristin Rivas. Email: kristin@samuellynne.com

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Creative Arts Center Presents Exhibition at the Moody Performance Hall for Dallas Arts Month

CREATIVE ARTS CENTER PRESENTS EXHIBITION
AT THE MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL FOR DALLAS ARTS MONTH
“From Nine to Ninety:  A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock” 
On View from April 2 to June 17
DALLAS – March 28, 2018 

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will present an exhibition of 19 contemporary sculptures from sculptor Rob Pollock, a long-time student at CAC, who studied under the school’s founder Octavio Medellin. From Nine to Ninety: A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock will be presented in collaboration with the Moody Performance Hall and opens April 2 in celebration of Dallas Arts Month. The exhibit will be on view through June 17 and there will be a special artist reception on Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm in honor of the 90-year-old, self-taught sculptor.

According to Diana Pollak, Executive Director of the Creative Arts Center, the exhibit will celebrate the life work of Rob Pollock, who has also donated his collection to CAC. “We wanted to launch this show during Dallas Arts Month, which was started by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, because it was Mayor Rawlings who dubbed CAC, “a place for the citizen artist” when he came to tour the Center several years ago,” she said. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the title as a citizen artist than Rob Pollock.”

Although Pollock does not describe himself as an artist, the nonagenrian has been creating art since he was nine years old. His artistic journey began in Dallas, Texas where as a young boy he worked in copper and pewter, learning to cut, shape with a hammer and soldering pieces, such as ash trays and matchbox covers. In the summer of 1943 while visiting in La Jolla, California, he took a class in linoleum block printing at the La Jolla Museum of Art.

 After graduation from high school in 1945, he attended SMU for one semester, taking a class in clay sculpturing from Stella Lamond. He entered Harvard College in the spring, graduating in 1949. Upon returning to Dallas, he attended classes on Saturdays at the Dallas Museum of Art, taught by Octavio Medellin working first in clay, then wood and stone. After the DMA closed its school, he started taking jewelry-making at the Craft Guild of Dallas, primarily casting gold jewelry.

Upon returning to Dallas after two years in the Navy in 1953, he took up sculpture again at the Creative Arts Center where he has studied ever since under several artists, including Jewel Cline, David Hickman and Art Wells until his retirement from sculpting last year. It was at CAC that he hand-carved his first piece of Italian marble – a piece he obtained from a pile of marble remnants by a local landscape architect. In addition to sculpting at CAC, he spent a month each summer in Pietrasanta, Italy, for the next 20 years. His last visit to his beloved Pietrasanta was in 2011.

David Hickman, who also studied under Medellin, says that Pollock was tremendously influenced by Medellin’s focus on primitive modernism. “Most of Rob’s stone sculpture is done in white Carrara marble and comes from the same quarries near Pietrasanta where Michelangelo obtained his marble,” says Hickman. “Rob does not just carve the marble, he honors it by leaving small sections either untouched or carved so that natural stone contrasts with the polished portions in an organic way like an ammonite fossil.”

The pieces will be for sale once the exhibition ends. Says Diana Pollak, “Four pieces have already sold through word of mouth alone raising significant funds for CAC. Our partnership with the Moody Performance Hall and the Office of Cultural Affairs to showcase this collection will bring a much wider audience to view Rob’s work.”

ABOUT CAC: Not only a visual arts school, CAC is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the 52-year-old nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved and marginalized youth through programs, such as Art as a Second Language, Camp MetalHead, Feasts of Clay & Glass and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

ABOUT THE MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL: 

The Moody Performance Hall, formerly known as the Dallas City Performance Hall, is a City-managed, publicly-funded theater supervised by the Office of Cultural Affairs designed to provide a home in the Dallas Arts District for the City’s emerging and mid-size performing arts and cultural organizations. The design incorporates feedback from 70 Dallas arts organizations likely to perform in the Hall. In keeping with other Arts District venues, the Moody Performance Hall also provides rental space for concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and special events. The building is also home to a permanent installation by artist Octavio Medellin.

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April is Dallas Arts Month!

Dallas Arts Month, first launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013 , is a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, held annually in the month of April. Art s Month is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and foster creative learning and activity throughout the city. Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in events and programming offered by art and cultural institutions from all disciplines.

For the calendar see http://www.dallasartsmonth.com/ (click on ART to see the visual-arts related events)

Arts Month 2018 is anchored by signature events — those for visual artists:

Festival of Joy
April 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park

Mayor’s Creative Conversation
Dallas Cultural Plan: Working Together For a Creative City
April 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall

Dallas Art Fair
April 13 – 15

Arts Advocacy Day
April 17
Latino Cultural Center

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SWA Palestine Paint-Out March 31 – April 1

Dogwood Trails Celebration
Palestine, Texas
March 31 – April 1

The weekend for our Palestine Paint-Out is March 31-April 1, to coincide with the 80th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration. David Tripp, who is coordinating this event, has arranged a special rate for paint-out participants at The Redlands Historic Inn. The Redlands, built in 1914 and extensively renovated, is located downtown, within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Each of its 20 available rooms is uniquely furnished. The hotel has quite an interesting history and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a preserved structure of historical significance.

According to a Palestine Visitors Guide, “Palestine is a charming East Texas town that boasts more than 1,800 historic sites, including the Main Street District.” In other words, plenty of painting opportunities as well as fun events during the dogwood celebration!

Our flexible itinerary looks like this.
(Participants can always feel free to choose their own activities):
• Arrive Saturday morning and rendezvous at The Gallery of The Redlands Hotel.
• Disperse and paint ‘til lunch.
• Meet somewhere close for lunch.
• Paint ‘til dinner.
• Meet at the hotel restaurant for dinner.
• Sunday – Paint as long as we want, then head home.

Anyone interested in attending the paint-out should contact the Redlands directly for hotel reservations as soon as possible to insure availability, at 800-550-5445. Please also let David Tripp or Bill Dale know that you will be participating in the paint-out. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: David at dmtripp2000@yahoo.com or Bill at bill@billdaledesign.com. Flyer: SWApleinairPalestineflyer

For more about the Society of Watercolors Artists see the website http://www.swawatercolor.com/

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GADA Taste of Art May 5

Promoting the city’s artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host  “A Taste of Art” May 5, 2018 from 5PM-8PM.  The GADA “A Taste of Art” showcases the fine arts in Grapevine by offering a delightful evening of high quality art for all art lovers to collect and enjoy.  

Paintings, Sculptures, Glass Blowing and demonstrations; take a walk along the vibrant historic downtown South Main Street for an evening of fine art enhanced by each of the five art galleries offerings of different unique Hors d’oeuvre delicacies paired with signature wines.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased online only. Tickets are $20 for the entire 5 Gallery Show.  Tickets are limited and we sold out very early at our last Spring event. Should any tickets be available 24 hours before the event the cost will be increased to $25 but can be purchased at any of the participating Galleries.

Purchase your tickets now to enjoy this amazing event!

Click here to purchase tickets

Submitted by Alesya Kulesh. Email: alesya.kulesh@gmail.com

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Courtney J. Martin, April 3

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE MODERN LECTURE SERIES
Presents Courtney J. Martin, April 3
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 6 through April 10.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts. Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.

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April 3
“The work’s a combination of radicalism and humanism,” she says. “When I stand in front of these paintings, it forces me to be there in a way I recognize as essential to my well-being.” 
Artist Roni Horn quoted in Howie Kahn, “Home Is Where the Art Is: The Ryman Family,”
Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2015
Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation, presents “Encounters with Space, Depth and Distance: Robert Ryman, circa 20thC.” The American painter Robert Ryman is well known for his use of achromatic surfaces. Though his work is frequently read as white paintings, Ryman has been deeply engaged with a number of compositional concerns outside of hue or color for more than 60 years. In this lecture, Martin examines Ryman’s interaction with space, depth, and distance as questions of painting, rather than sculpture.
This Tuesday Evenings lecture draws on the 2015 – 2016 exhibition of Ryman’s paintings that Martin curated for the Dia Art Foundation. In a Wall Street Journal article of November 17, 2015, Martin comments on the Dia exhibition: “White is what everyone thinks of when they think of Ryman. I’m hoping we’ll disturb that.”
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
March 27
Kamrooz Aram, whose work is featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram, presents his work, which is known for addressing issues of ornament and its complex relationship to modernist painting, exhibition design, and more.
April 3
Courtney J. Martin, Dia Art Foundation Deputy Director and Chief Curator, as well as the curator of Dia’s 2015 exhibition Robert Ryman, presents “Encounters with Space, Depth and Distance: Robert Ryman, circa 20thC.” 
 
April 10
Katherine Bradford,whose work was featured in the Modern’s exhibition FOCUS: Katherine Bradford, presents thoughts on her practice and the ideas and methods behind her brightly colored, exuberantly executed, and ominous paintings.


LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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Hunt Slonem: A Spring Affair – Reception & DADA Walk on Sat., March 31

For its Spring season premiere, Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8pm. A Spring Affair will feature works from Slonem’s popular series of rabbits, butterflies, and birds and will be on view through May 5th, 2018.

LRFA will also present a lecture moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, as well as a book signing with Slonem on Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm. Co-sponsored by LUXE magazine, the event will be organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. This signing will be for Slonem’s latest book ‘Birds’, which explores his 45 years of painting in his New York studio, which has also become a sanctuary for his beloved flock. RSVP to this lecture and book signing is required.

Having experienced the wilderness of Hawaii and Central America at a young age, Slonem’s passion for vivid color, organic forms, and symbolism from native cultures is deeply rooted inside the artist. The charisma of each of animal encountered by Slonem is captured in form and color in such a way that it allows the portraits to personally interact with its viewer. Slonem’s colorful renderings lie behind each Victorian hand selected frame, where we can experience his bright iconic imagery bring life and humor to any room.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.

Slonem is also an accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes. Championed as works of art in their own right, these spaces include not only the artist’s East Village loft and his 30,0000 square-foot Brooklyn studio, but also the two plantation houses he’s restored in Louisiana and Cordts Mansion located in the Hudson River Valley. Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.

Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

Submitted by Carly Malm. Email: carly@laurarathe.com

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Lyle Novinski: Texas and Neighbors Juror Reception & Talk March 31

2018 Texas and Neighbors juror Lyle Novinski will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 31st from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. Lyle selected 75 works of art from 637 images entered into the regional competition. He will discuss about what qualities he looked for when jurying and will comment on those pieces he selected, along with a slide presentation of the art in the upcoming exhibit.  For a preview online gallery, click here.
The Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is cosponsored by the Irving Art Assocation and the Irving Arts Center. Location: IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

MEET THE JUROR

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com

Calendar:
  • Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                     MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

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Apr. 11: Affordable Housing Design Expert Lorcan O’Herlihy at Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

Award-Winning Architect and Affordable Housing Design Expert

Lorcan O’Herlihy

 Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At the Magnolia Theater, West Village

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 2017-2018 lecture season with award-winning architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, Principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects in Los Angeles.

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA is one of our country’s leading architects focused on creating and improving the quality and availability of affordable community housing. In over two decades in practice, O’Herlihy and his firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) have amassed a significant body of work and have been published in over 20 countries. His commitment to design excellence in commercial, educational, and residential projects has earned over 100 national and local design awards, including the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award.

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] engages the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape. With a conscious understanding that architecture operates within a layered context of political, developmental, environmental, and social structures, LOHA seeks to elevate the human condition via the built environment. The firm’s design methodology, Amplified Urbanism, is informed by the desire to create fluid interaction between public and private spaces, emphasize social and civic connections, and harness existing infrastructural and ecological patterns to cultivate vibrant communities. Based out of studios in Los Angeles and Detroit, LOHA has built over 85 projects across three continents, delivering diverse work ranging from art galleries, bus shelters, and large-scale neighborhood plans, to large mixed-use developments and university residential complexes.

 As founder and principal of LOHA, Lorcan O’Herlihy seeks opportunities to engage the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape while embracing architecture as a catalyst of change. Since LOHA’s inception in 1994, these urban and social concerns have been paired with an interest in artistry. Lorcan spent his formative years working in New York and Paris on the Grand Louvre Museum as a designer at I.M. Pei Partners. The experience working on a project that harmoniously coupled art and architecture was paramount to his design philosophy and instilled a passion for aesthetic improvisation and composition. In addition, O’Herlihy has also worked as a painter, sculptor, and furniture maker.

O’Herlihy has taught and lectured extensively over the last decade, including at the Architectural Association in London, Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc], Cranbrook Academy of Art, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute, and the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.

“As Dallas seeks to address the increasing challenges of affordable housing for our residents, we believe that Lorcan O’Herlihy will share important insights regarding how affordable housing can obtain community engagement, be economically feasible and create outstanding design for neighborhoods. Using the successful case studies O’Herlihy has achieved in the Los Angeles area, he will show how his bold and inventive designs create public space and bring a sense of community into the city while improving the quality of life for our residents,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “We believe Mr. O’Herlihy’s lecture is especially timely and of importance to North Texas, and encourage attendance from city leaders, industry professionals, and the general public who want to make our communities better places for everyone.”

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O’Herlihy will speak on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.

The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on April 11 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. 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 on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2017-2018 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty – Faisal Halum Group, D Home | D Magazine and Maharger Development – Reggie Graham. Series Benefactors are ALA, bodron + fruit, Corgan, DLR Group/Staffelbach, HKS, Jackson Walker LLP, Janet + Terry Kafka, Scott + Cooner and SMINK. Lecture Benefactor for this lecture is Emily Summers Design Associates.  Reception Underwriters are Diana + Frank Aldridge and Bernbaum/Magadini. This is the Forum’s Annual Bob James Memorial Lecture, presented with support from the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation in memory of the architectural legacy of Bob James.

LORCAN O’HERLIHY

PRINCIPAL, LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS

LOS ANGELES

11 April 2018

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in 6:15 from 6:156:55
Magnolia Theater, West Village

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA is one of our country’s leading architects focused on creating and improving the quality and availability of affordable community housing. In over two decades in practice, O’Herlihy and his firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) have amassed a significant body of work and have been published in over 20 countries. Early in his career The Architectural League of New York selected Lorcan O’Herlihy as one of its Emerging Voices. His commitment to design excellence in commercial, educational, and residential projects has earned over 100 national and local design awards, including the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award.

Among his many honored projects are community housing projects Formosa 1140, Mariposa 1038, and Cloverdale 749; the Disney Digital Studios; Sunset/La Cienega; and the restoration of iconic architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s residence (recognized as an Architectural Record House of the Year). His recently published monograph Amplified Urbanism enumerates many of the guiding innovative principles he brings to his body of work. O’Herlihy was nominated for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and the 2017 Marcus Prize in Architecture. His studio’s work has been widely published including in Architectural Record (cover), Architect, Interior Design (Best of Year Award), Wired, Wallpaper, and numerous times in The Architect’s Newspaper. The firm is ranked No.5 on Architect’s 2017 list of top Design Firms in the country.

O’Herlihy spent his formative years working at I.M. Pei Partners in New York and Paris on the addition to the Grand Louvre Museum. The experience working on a project that harmoniously coupled art and architecture was paramount to his design philosophy and instilled a passion for aesthetic improvisation and composition. In addition, O’Herlihy has also worked as a painter, sculptor, and furniture maker. The breadth of good design at all scales is successfully incorporated as a foundation of his firm. O’Herlihy has taught and lectured extensively throughout his career at notable institutions including the Architectural Association; UCLA; SCI-Arc, Cranbrook; Columbia University, Pratt Institute; Carnegie Mellon; and the National Building Museum. Currently, Lorcan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, and he serves as a GSA Design Excellence Program Peer.

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

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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For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

For more information, please contact: Sharon Cooper, 214.794.1610 or scooper21@yahoo.com.

 

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Launch of Inspire Art Dallas! April 5

Kick off Dallas Arts Month with the exciting launch of Inspire Art Dallas!

Inspire Art Dallas is a newly formed public/private partnership that will support and expand the role of public art in the City of Dallas by working closely with the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas’ Public Art Department.

Join us on Thursday, April 5th, from 5-7pm for the announcement of Inspire Art Dallas’ inaugural undertaking, the restoration of the original 1934 oil derrick that supports the beloved Pegasus on the roof of the Magnolia Dallas Downtown Hotel. (1401 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201)

In anticipation of the restoration, keep an eye out for the “Keep Pegasus Flying” window at the downtown Neiman Marcus during  Dallas Arts Month this April!

Contacts:

Gail Sachson

gail.sachson@inspireartdallas.org
Rick Kneipper

rick.kneipper@inspireartdallas.org

Lynn Rushton

lynn.rushton@dallascityhall.com

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Islam Through the Eyes of Art – Festival April 28

IQA Islamic Art Festival: Islam Through the Eyes of Art

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DFWMuslimArtists/

DFW Muslim Artists will be hosting an Islamic Art Festival entitled Islam Through the Eyes of Art.

The event will be located at the Islamic Association of North Texas in Richardson on April 28, 2018 from 10am-6pm.

The event is FREE and admission is open to all.
10am-6pm: Islamic art exhibition in the IANT Mult-purpose hall.
12pm-1pm: A live auction for artwork donated by artists with all proceeds going to IQA.
2pm-4pm: Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy!
We will also be holding a Youth Islamic Artist Contest with cash prizes for 5th-12th grade DFW area students.

Food vendors will be on site, and we will also be hosting live performances!

Full details are available on the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/215858135823944/

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Fort Works Art Spring Gallery Night

Spring Gallery Night

Reception March 24th, 12 – 9pm
featuring three incredible exhibitions:

Out of Focus: Fabiola Valenzuela and Jesse Hernandez

My Eyes Are Up Here: Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll

Adam Palmer: The Sentimental Circus

Exhibition runs March 21st through May 5th, 2018

Out of Focus

Artists Jesse Sierra Hernandez and Fabiola Valenzuela will utilize Fort Works Art gallery for an exploration of cultural identity titled Out Of Focus — through mixed medium representations that showcase Latinx roots, sociopolitics, and personal claims of culture. Out Of Focus unique installations and multi-faceted work poses a first generation perspective of displacement.

Jesse Sierra Hernandez, New York Hotel Room                Fabiola Valenzuela, Tu Que Sabes Pocha


My Eyes are Up Here

In the upper gallery, My Eyes Are Up Here showcases figurative artists Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll. This exhibition will feature artistic revelations about the female experience, and the emotional, psychological, and cultural forces that shape the lives of women.


Kate Stipp, Constance                                                 Megan Van Groll, Crush

Adam Palmer: Sentimental Circus

In the FWA satellite gallery, Adam Palmer will show a series of abstract installations and drawings that are vibrant with fine lines of intentional color titled, The Sentimental Circus. Growing up in the 80’s in the small west Texas town of Monahans, Palmer used MTV, Nickelodeon and HBO as a form of escapism. These sources provide an aesthetic that he tries to portray in his work. In his latest body of work “The Sentimental Circus” Palmer has tried to capture certain periods in his life using the shapes, symbols and colors of that time. Adam Palmer, The Lost Art of Cookie Baking: Insect Olympics

 

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am6 pm

 

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Upstairs Gallery celebrates 50th Anniversary on Spring Gallery Night March 24


Celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The Upstairs Gallery

Opens a Show of New Works by Its Current Artists

SATURDAY 24 March 2018    12 till 9pm

Location: 1038 WEST ABRAM * ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013
info@upstairsartgallery.com

Visit our website: http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/

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Spring Gallery Night at Artspace111

FWADA Spring Gallery Night 2018 at Artspace111
Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12 – 9pm
Schedule of Events
12pm – Exhibition Opens
5pm – Salsa Limón Food Truck Service
6:30pm – Live Music by Peter More of Oh Whitney and Special Guests

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Benito Huerta – Odd Ducks and Other Assorted Tales – Opening March 24

Benito Huerta
Odd Ducks 
and 
Other Assorted Tales

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Opening Reception

Spring Gallery Night

12:00 to 9:00 pm

William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Fine Art and Craft Show on April 28 and 29

From April 28 to 29, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, that brings together nearly 100 outstanding artists from around the country. A special members preview will be held on April 27 before it opens to the public April 28 and 29. The blue ribbon jury panel, lead by art curator, Patricia Meadows, was impressed by the quality of the applications and expect Artscape to be one of the most prestigious and successful outdoor art shows this spring.

Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape is the perfect place to spend the weekend strolling through the gardens and shopping for artwork from these artists who are among the best in their fields. It is a fun and enriching time to be in Dallas for the whole family!”

The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, jewelry, glass, digital art, ceramics and more. The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show.

Delight in the joy of Artscape with something for all the senses:

  • Close to 100 professional artists showcasing their exceptional art in Pecan Grove;
  • Galleries at DeGolyer with top galleries exhibiting and selling art with 20% of sales benefiting the Arboretum;
  • A University Zone with regional university students and faculty showing and selling their art;
  • Art demonstrations by Dallas County Community College District students and faculty;
  • Live musical entertainment on stage with radio and TV personalities serving as emcees;
  • Food concessions, packaged treats, craft beer and winetastings;
  • A Children’s Art Escape, featuring hands-on art activities for the young to make and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers;
  • Prize drawings on the hour every hour.

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, on display through July 31, presented by Reliant. Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing, and will be available to purchase.

 

Artscape admission is free for paid garden guests.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under two. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.

 

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Dallas Arboretum Announces New Exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces the arrival of its new spring/summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker. Presented by Reliant, this special exhibit will be on display throughout the gardens April 15 through July 31.

Mark Wolf, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “Whitaker is the most recognized creator of kinetic art in the world and takes his inspiration from nature, thus his copper wind sculptures will be a mesmerizing juxtaposition with the natural backdrop of the Dallas Arboretum. It will also be the first time for the Arboretum to display this type of innovative art throughout the 66-acre garden.”

Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. Whitaker hand-produces innovative sculptures with a high degree of mechanical integrity and quality craftsmanship. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing.

 

Whitaker said, “Gardens are a perfect venue for my pieces. Since they are derivative of plant forms, they feel at home among the plants. Gardens are also an excellent place for people to fulfill their need to be in nature, and I am certain that my sculptures will dramatically enhance that connection to nature by capturing the movements of air that surround us all.”

Whitaker has been a practicing sculptor for more than 50 years. For the past 30 years, he has focused on creating wind sculptures inspired by the following elements:

     Desert Flame: In his hikes through the arid areas of the Southwest, Whitaker has always been inspired by this flower, hence the title.

     Tulip: He has loved tulips since he was a boy, as they’re among the first flowers to bloom in spring. Further, the Queen of Denmark owns a Tulip Sculpture.

     Double Spinner: Windmills, sunflowers and imagination.

     Double Helix: He has always found the simple beauty of a Double Helix in science fascinating, and so he decided to interpret it as contemporary sculpture.

     Double Helix Sail: Inspired by the hull of a boat, especially sailboats.

     Agave: Like the Desert Flame, this sculpture was also inspired by hikes in the desert.

     Twister Oval: This is a contemporary design that came from sheer imagination alone, and is simply a sculpture unto itself.

 

As a master in the kinetic sculpture discipline, Whitaker’s art is known around the world. His work is represented at fine art galleries and in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.

During the exhibition, the Dallas Arboretum has planned special events that complement this display. Check the website for the latest schedule.

The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker is supported in part by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

About The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.

 

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