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VOL. 2 / ISSUE 1 / NOVEMBER 2014
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
10 Publisher’s Letter 14 Events Calendar HAPPENINGS
16 The Happening 18 PAC Questionnaire COMMUNITY
20 Art of Philanthropy Awards FINE ART
23 Fernand Léger’s Grand Tournesol FINE ART
28 Without Limits DESIGN
34 Provocations TEXTILE ARTS
42 From Nature´s Textures to Textiles DESTINATIONS
45 Vancouver, BC EVENTS
51 Fall Art Show and Sale DANCE
54 Avant Holiday Celebration FINE ART
56 On the Wings of Peace INTERVIEW
58 Brian Guilliaux FOOD
63 The Wicked FOOD
64 Southlake Arts Beer Picks This month’s cover is the number 1, as designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
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PUBLISHER’S LETTER IT’S SOMEWHAT SURREAL FOR ME PERSONALLY THAT IT IS the one-year anniversary of Southlake Arts Magazine. Being at the center of all of the artistic activity that is happening around our bubble is nothing short of riding a tornado. The experience every month has me energized, overwhelmed, amazed, inspired, proud and humbled with the work and people we have in our community. My only regret is that we are limited in the scope we have to share with you. So many stories have to go by the wayside simply because there isn’t enough room to fit everything in. Fortunately, more and more people who care about improving the culture in our community are rallying to support and share the magazine.
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“A BREATH OF FRESH AIR” These are just a few phrases that show up each month from our readers in email and conversation, and each time, I have to sincerely defer with a thank you and stress that the people you have to thank for the magazine are the talent, businesses and incredible staff who we have supporting the magazine. Without them, we wouldn’t exist. If you’d like to say thank you to Southlake Arts, these are the people you’d thank first for their support.
Then, you would thank these individuals, businesses and organizations for their support.
Wynne & Perry Moore Dana’s School Of Dance Nothing Bundt Cakes Muller Entertainment The Clariden School Pieter Andries Jewelry James Landscaping 360 Spine - Melanie Kinchen
White’s Chapel Church DFW PAC The Art House Apex Arts League Scott & Cooner Classic Chevrolet Bruce & Sandi Rosenstiel Hall Music Productions
Acting Studio, Southlake Newcomer’s Club, City of Grapevine, Heritage Auctions, The Dallas Art Fair, Trish Biddle, Holy Grounds Coffee, Barbara Pantuso, Fort Worth Camera, Frost Bank, Providence Bank, Dallas Arts District, Nasher Sculpture Center, Freeman GMC, Cruise Holidays, Grapevine Art Project, First Fridays, North Central Ballet, il Calabrese, Veterans AC, Lyric Stage, and Morgan Stanley. There are many, many more individuals that I’d like to thank. But perhaps most importantly, thank you, the reader, for reading and appreciating what we do. Thank you,
Secondly, you’d have to thank this world-class team.
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EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC FUNKY KNUCKLES Dan’s Silverleaf November 5th LSYO: SYMPHONY FANFARE Irving Arts Theater November 5th JOSHUA BELL Winspear Opera House November 6th DSO: BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE ATT PAC November 6th, 8th JOE BONAMASSA Verizon Theatre November 7th FUN FUN FUN FESTIVAL Auditorium Shores, Austin November 7th - 9th FWSO: HITCHCOCK Bass Hall November 7th - 9th JOHNNY D & THE DOOWOPPS Downtown Roanoke November 8th MERLE HAGGARD AND MARTY STUART Bass Hall November 12th DAVID FRAY, PIANO November 13th GALACTIC The Granada November 14th
ALISA WEILERSTEIN ATT PAC November 14th - 16th
ALLEGRO GUITAR Kimbell December 4th
ELF THE MUSICAL Bass Hall November 18th - 23rd
LCSO: EMILY SUN Irving Arts Theater November 15th
DSO: CHRISTMAS POPS! ATT PAC December 5th - 7th
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Wyly Theater November 25th - December 27th
THE BLACK KEYS AAC November 16th
BLACKALICIOUS The Granada December 6th
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Casa Mañana November 28th - December 23rd
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND The Majestic November 18th
BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA Winspear Opera House December 13th
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER Bass Hall December 5th - 7th
LEON RUSSELL The Granada November 21st
JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM DMA Thursdays
THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAZZ ATT PAC November 21st - 23rd
OPERA MOZART: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO ATT PAC October 24th - November 9th
SARAH JAFFE Dan’s Silverleaf November 23rd
DCT: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Baker Theater Premieres November 21st
DEVIN THE DUDE The Granada November 29th
A TUNA CHRISTMAS Casa Mañana November 8th - 16th
FWSO: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Bass Hall November 29th - 30th
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Studio Theater November 9th - 10th
FOCUS: JULES DE BALINCOURT The Modern November 15th - January 25th
106.1 JINGLE BELL BALL Verizon Theater November 30th
SECOND CITY Dallas City Performance Hall November 13th - 15th
PASTEL Tower Gallery Through November 29th
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AAC December 3rd
DRIVING MISS DAISY Kalita Humphrey’s Theater Through November 16th
SIGHTINGS: ANNA-BELLA PAPP Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 18th
STRAUSS: SALOME ATT PAC October 30th - November 18th
TESTINO & UKLANSKI Dallas Contemporary Through December 21st FACES OF IMPRESSIONISM: PORTRAITS FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY Kimbell Through January 2015 URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980S The Modern Through January 4th HEATHERWICK Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 4th NAVIGATING THE WEST: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM AND THE RIVER Amon Carter Through January 18th SEEING AND BELIEVING: KRISHNA IN THE ART OF B. G. SHARMA Crow Collection Through January 19th STILL LIFE PAINTINGS: FROM CHARDIN TO MATISSE Dallas Museum of Art Through February 2015 THE MARY BASKETT COLLECTION OF JAPANESE FASHION Crow Collection Through February 2015
BENITO HUERTA: AXIS MUNDI V.2 Amon Carter Through February 1st MEET ME AT THE TRINITY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TERRY EVANS Amon Carter Through March 15th ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015
SPECIAL EVENTS NATURALLY SWEET Bob Jones Nature Center November 1st CANDLELIGHT TOUR Grapevine Historic District November 8th HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TREE LIGHTING Southlake Town Square November 22nd CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS Grapevine
COMEDY JAY LENO Bass Hall November 6th LAST COMIC STANDING Winspear Opera House November 20th
DANCE WOOD WORKS Bruce Wood Dance Gallery November 3rd - 6th DANCE REVOLUTION Epicenter For the Arts November 7th - 9th AVANT CHAMBER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION White’s Chapel November 20th BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY Dallas City Performance Hall November 21st - 22nd
FILM LONESTAR FILM FESTIVAL Sundance Square November 5th - 9th
FAMILY YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! Verizon Theater November 28th
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In the evening of October 16th, at il Calabrese (formerly Patrizio’s), those who had RSVP’d attended ‘The Happening’ - an exclusive celebration of the Arts, its students, and the leading Southlake-based institutions that inspire them. The beautiful upstairs was cleared to make way as students sang, danced and played a variety of styles to the delight of the audience (standing room only), who were treated to wine and appetizers. Also on display were a selection of artwork by local Art House students and teachers. Made possible by Morgan Stanley, il Calabrese, DFW-PAC, Art House, HMPS and Southlake Arts. If you’d like to attend future events email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What made you decide to go to PAC? 6. What is your favorite academic subject at 11. What is your favorite PAC memory? “I decided to go to PAC because performing is PAC and why? “One of my favorite PAC memories is when we my passion.” “My favorite subject is math because our math performed our “Footloose” musical in February - Jacob Vasquez (5th grade) teacher is awesome! She always helps make 2014. It was nice to see that all of our hard work learning math fun!” paid off and how the great show turned out! I 2. What makes PAC different than normal school? - Logan Macaulay (8th grade) love that PAC trains us during the school year “PAC is different than a normal school because and also gives us opportunities to perform and we get to do what we love all day. We have 7. Do you think the curriculum is challenging showcase our skills as well. ” academics before lunch, then we have all of and will help you get into college? - Karoline Milton (11th grade) our Fine Arts classes in the afternoon.” “Yes, it challenges us everyday with different - Karoline Milton (11th grade) questions and exams that force us to actually read through the lessons to find the answers. 3. What do you like about PAC? We have had many students go on to college DFW Performing Arts Conservatory is an “I LOVE how everyone feels free to be with scholarships that graduated from PAC!” academic and performing arts school for themselves artistically in their craft and not - Pierce Bailey (11th grade) grades 3rd-12th. Students have academics in to mention we can dress the way we want as the morning taught by certified teachers and long as it is appropriate. Knowing that the 8. What is your favorite Fine Arts class at use a nationally accredited curriculum. In other students and teachers accept you for PAC and why? the afternoon, the students receive fine art who you are is the best feeling.” “Vocal Performance because singing lets me ex- training in dance (all styles), acting (film/TV - Delaney Handl (9th grade) press myself. Our teacher is so knowledgeable and musical theatre), vocal and instrumental and really pushes us out of our comfort zones in music. It is PAC’s philosophy that if you train 4. Does PAC offer you opportunities you would a good and encouraging way.” a child to be a quadruple threat it will open not get if you went to a normal school setting? - Cristian Horne (6th grade) so many more doors for these young artists. “Yes it does, you get one on one help with the With providing all this in a normal school day teachers and you really get to learn about 9. Anything you want to share about PAC it frees the parents from having to drive all your academic and fine art subjects because that an outsider should know? around the metroplex after school to take the student to teacher ratios are GREAT.” “PAC is a small school, but that is why it’s so their fine arts gifted child to the best classes - Erin Palazzetti (12th grade) great. We are a family that supports each other since they get it all IN SCHOOL! Auditions and helps one another out.” are on going. 5. How did you hear about PAC? - Mackenzie Cherrett (9th grade) “I found it online and when I visited I though it www.DFWPAC.com was perfect! I am really into acting and PAC 10. Do the academic and Fine Art teachers give encourages the students to go to auditions you a lot of help in the field they teach you? and bookings since they promote fine arts!” “Yes, if you do not understand something, they - Logan Macaulay (8th grade) will help you until you get it right. With PAC being a smaller school environment the teachers notice immediately and will step in to help us.” - Delaney Handl (9th grade)
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Summer Santa, Inc. was founded in 1997 and has served over 41,600 Northeast Tarrant County children experiencing life’s challenges with life-changing experiences, but did you know that it is also a valued philosophy of Summer Santa to teach the Art of Philanthropy to the next generation? The Boomers are about to hand over this world to the Millennials and Summer Santa has embraced their part in teaching this valued art form by taking children with them as volunteer observers to see the joy of helping others. The Art of Philanthropy is like art itself; it touches the soul of the person looking! The 2014 Summer Santa Art of Philanthropy Award was designed by Robeegraffix Advertising Design, LLC in the shape of a
present with the belief that philanthropy is the best human-to-human gift. The first three recipients of this cherished award received their honor at the annual 2014 Summer Santa Tribute to Love Concert – Woodstock Style!
Dr. Peter Sakovich accepted the individual award for his service to 558 children who received free physicals for Summer Santa Camp and Sports Scholarships so they could experience summer.
Paula and Larry Marshall accepted the award for Cotton Patch Café, the company that has taught the art to their patrons and staff while assisting Summer Santa with service, food and funding for seventeen years.
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Corrina Joy, Tina Springer and Stephanie Pennington accepted the award for The National Charity League-Southlake Chapter for the organization who has brought their Mother-Daughter teams to every phase of the Summer Santa programs lending helping hands and funding in teaching the art of giving.
THE MARY BASKET T COLLECTION OF
October 25, 2014 through February 22, 2015 LEFT: Issey Miyake (b.1938), Dress and Gloves,2000/2001 Fall/Winter.Nylon,polyester,polyurethane. CENTER: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garรงons,
Broken Bride Dress,2005/2006 Fall/Winter.Polyester,with Christian Astuguevieille (b.1946),Bijeux de Poche No.53,2005/2006 Fall/Winter,metal, plastic. RIGHT: Issey Miyake (b. 1938), Dress, 1990/1991 Fall/Winter. Polyester. Collection of Mary Baskett, Cincinatti, OH. Photos by Scott Hisey.
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FERNAND LÉGER’S GRAND TOURNESOL (LA FLEUR POLYCHROME) at Heritage Auctions An important private collection of sculpture – including Grand Tournesol (La Fleur Polychrome), 1952 by Fernand Léger (est. $300,000+) and nearly 50 paintings and prints by Roy Lichtenstein – highlight Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature® Auction in Dallas. The auction’s thoughtfully curated selection possesses outstanding examples from the earliest achievements in Modern Art to exceptional works by living artists such as Robert Indiana and Ed Ruscha. southlake ARTS
FERNAND LÉGER’S GRAND TOURNESOL (LA FLEUR POLYCHROME) at Heritage Auctions “This auction is, in fact, a very important survey of art history,” said Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage. “From Pablo Picasso’s early engraving to a wide survey of work by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, collectors are presented with masterpieces from every era and style.” Leger’s Grand Tournesol (La Fleur Polychrome), a grand sculpture that captures the artist’s awareness of architectural space and the urban landscape, is offered in situ at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, as are three additional sculptures: Hommage à Eiffel, circa 1989, by César (est. $200,000+); Jim Dine’s Three Hearts on the Rocks, 2002 (est. $300,000+); and Conversation IV, 2007, by Jaume Plensa (est. $100,000+). Le Repas Frugal (from La Suite des Saltimbanques), 1904 by Pablo Picasso (est. $100,000) is recognized as a technical achievement. Printed from the edition of 250 by Ambroise Vollard, the work is one of the most indelible images of his long and influential artistic career, despite the fact it was created when Picasso was just 22 years old. The auction includes a mini-retrospective of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, beginning with Water Lilies with Cloud, 1992 (est. $150,000+) and Water Lilies Blue Lily Pads, 1992 (est. $100,000+). Nearly 50 works celebrate the artist’s unique perspective on stylistic appropriation, composition, and graphic simplicity, such as View from the Window, 1985 (est. $80,000+); Sweet Dreams, Baby! (from 11 Pop Artists Portfolio), 1965 (est. $70,000+); and La Sortie, 1990 (est. $40,000+). To browse the auction visit HA.com.
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by LAMBERTO™ t was a little more than one year ago when I got a call from David Hall, Publisher of Southlake Arts Magazine, to discuss the idea of starting a magazine that would showcase the Arts in Southlake, the surrounding areas, and the Metroplex as a whole. At the time, I felt it was an intriguing idea, as we are living in a time and place where Art is being created in so many forms: conceptual painting, sculpture, acting, dancing, photography, and just about anything creative. We chatted at great length about all the possibilities and decided it was a winner. So, shortly thereafter, the gears were put into motion, and the dream became a reality. Southlake Arts Magazine made its debut in November 2013 and was embraced by the community, which welcomed a breath of fresh air from the publication world.
As for myself, I have been an artist my entire career. Many years ago, I was advised by an art director at Time magazine who, upon looking at my portfolio, thought I had too many styles and worked in too much diversity of media. She told me: “Lamberto, go out and choose one style and do that for the rest of your life, then come see me again.” Imagine that! I left that office with a strong conviction to follow my heart and not her advice, and that literally changed my life. I have created artwork “without limits” with just about anything I can get my hands on. David sensed that upon seeing my work in my studio, and he welcomed my diversity with open arms. My work has been featured in Southlake Arts, including my canvas paintings, scratchboard, concrete, wood, metal, and digital paintings, and the scope has ranged from figurative to abstract, from humorous to pensive.
What makes David and Southlake Arts a unique forum for people like me, and other creative individuals, is that it reflects art in all its forms, and it showcases artists from all walks of life and ages. Each issue of Southlake Arts Magazine is definitely a treasure that is worth keeping in your collection. We are truly fortunate to have a publication that records and preserves the spirit of the visual and performing arts in all its different colors. Happy Anniversary Southlake Arts Magazine!
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The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio from September 13, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This represents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Thomas Heatherwick and his studio in North America. “Following presentations of the work of Renzo Piano and Foster + Partners, the Nasher Sculpture Center is especially pleased to extend its series of architecture and design exhibitions with Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” said Nasher Director Jeremy Strick. “Thomas Heatherwick’s distinctive work speaks to a unique approach; one in which innovations in form and function emerge synergistically from innovations in the way things are made. The sculptural appearance of many of his buildings and design objects springs from the concern for the process of making. This extends to the design of the exhibition itself, developed by the Heatherwick Studio. The result will be an exhibition at once dazzling, instructive, and provoking.” British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, lauded by The New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger for the uniquely inventive nature of his work, and praised by esteemed designer Sir Terence Conran as the “Leonardo da Vinci of our times.” This exhibition, the first North American presentation by a museum of the work of
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Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion - known as the Seed Cathedral - at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed-use complex in Shanghai. The studio’s design of the New Bus for London recently took to the streets of the British capital, and the ceremonial lighting of its cauldron designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games was broadcast worldwide, bringing the studio to the attention of a much wider public. southlake ARTS
Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its highly inventive approach to design, often combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms. The project that first garnered Heatherwick international recognition was the Rolling Bridge near Londonâ€™s Paddington Station. Asked to design a bridge to span a small channel through which boats pass, Heatherwick realized that most drawbridges are unattractive when raised. Wanting the bridge to be as beautiful when spanning the channel as when raised for water traffic, he designed a unique mechanized structure that rolls up into a circular snail-like form. Organized by guest curator Brooke Hodge for the Nasher Sculpture Center, the exhibition will include prototypes, largescale models, objects, photographs, and film and video footage for a selection of projects.
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A special section of the exhibition, presented in the Nasher’s Lower Level Gallery, will focus on the creative process that underlies all of the studio’s extraordinary designs. The exhibition will travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York after its presentation in Dallas. MEMBER FDIC
Southlake artist Michele Catino is a person of many worlds. While she has worked in multiple positions in the world of corporate America – e-Commerce, defense, and technology firms - for over 20 years, Michele now connects with her artistic passion and formal Binghamton University art training in the art world. Michele has been working in multiple traditional art mediums her entire life, but most recently, her “canvases” for artistic expression include fabric, pillows, tote bags, accessories, phone cases and more. Ms. Catino prints her artistic images on these textile products. Michele combines her technical skills in digital photography and post-processing with her artistic talent to create usable works of art. “My inspiration to create digital photo artistry stems from the diverse colors, patterns, and textures created in nature that may go unnoticed by others. I enjoy the challenge of finding this natural beauty and then presenting it for others to use and enjoy.” Michele takes many of her photographs on hikes in the pastures, fields and the surroundings of Southlake parks and Grapevine Lake. Some of her favorite subject matter for her printed images includes trees, birds, water, sky and even rust. Hundreds of Michele’s varied photographic works and home goods have been shipped worldwide and are offered on her CatinoCreations shop on Etsy.com. Michele is now is bringing the technology and manufacturing capability available to her to other
professional and amateur photographers and artists. Working with her husband Bob, an entrepreneur and private investor, the Southlake couple launched a website, DIGICOLORCREATIONS.com, to enable creative individuals to build upon Michele’s groundbreaking work over the last two years. Through the website, members can create their own custom-made, printed artistic products using their own images. Mr. Catino views DigiColorCreations.com as an “artistic content enabler.” Catino says, “DigiColorCreations.com is a web-based outlet for creative individuals and professionals to express themselves. It is part of an emerging trend. Consider GoPro: It is looking at an explosion of growth, but the output of GoPro is generally limited to video clips. DigiColorCreations.com offers a wide variety of items for individuals to customize and to express themselves artistically.” Through their streamlined manufacturing relationships, the couple is pleased to offer a webbased service for creator-designed products to members of DigiColorCreations.com. “These products are custom made in the United States and many products have been offered on Etsy for two years now, so I am confident about the quality and timeliness of delivery of the manufactured goods,” Michele says. “I am passionate about producing these artistic products and thrilled to offer my ‘usable art’ on my website and on Etsy.com and I am glad to offer a creative experience for others to share in.” southlake ARTS
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Vancouver is a great place to take a break from the summer heat in Texas. The cityâ€™s spectacular location, mild weather, and wide variety of activity options offer something for every traveler. Stroll or cycle along Vancouverâ€™s extensive shoreline boardwalk, explore beautiful gardens, and enjoy outdoor art installations. Spend a day at Stanley Park, the Aquarium, the Museum of Anthropology or Granville Island. Browse stunning galleries featuring fine crafts and contemporary and First Nations art and artifacts. The surprisingly compact downtown is easy and rewarding to explore on foot. An impressive and affordable public transportation system makes destinations a bit beyond the heart of downtown equally accessible. Vancouver is also a mecca for foodies and seems to have more farm-totable, Asian, and other ethnic restaurants in one block than in any comparable block in most cities. In one great day you can have breakfast at a Chinatown bakery, visit the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, savor a fortifying cup of coffee and artisan chocolate from East Van Roasters in Gastown before exploring the shops and galleries. Then enjoy a sumptuous sushi lunch in Yaletown, visit the Bill Reid Gallery, tuck into a French or Transylvanian pastry, listen to live music by the beach, and dine on fresh salmon while watching the sun set in English Bay.
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The Grapevine Art Project (GAP) hosted its 6th annual fall art show and sale at Grapevine’s historic Palace Arts Center, October 17th and 18th. Several hundred art lovers attended the Friday evening reception that featured live music, wine, and refreshments. The twenty-five participating artists displayed their paintings, jewelry, pottery, woven textiles, sculpted glass, photographs, and more. First-time visitor David Hall exclaimed, “WOW!” GAP was founded in 2008 by James Humphrey, Pat Fairchild, and Barbara Nunn to promote visual arts and local artists through programs and events in the City of Grapevine. Since its inception, the organization has sponsored, hosted, and/or supported a wide range of art endeavors, including plein air painting events, workshops, exhibits, shows and sales. The group hosted the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibit in 2012 and a juried exhibit for GAP member artists in 2013 in the Tower Gallery of the Grapevine Convention and Visitors’ Center. GAP currently holds a spring
art show & sale in conjunction with Grapevine’s New Vintage Wine and Art Trail, a fall art show and sale, and has an artist booth at Grapefest and Main Street Days. To further support the artist members, GAP holds monthly meetings focused on artist demonstrations and educational seminars. Halfday and longer workshops will be added in 2015. Membership to the organization is open to artists and non-artists. Membership perks include opportunities to participate in shows and exhibits, to attend educational meetings, take workshops, and to network and learn from fellow artists. You can find out more about GAP by visiting www.GRAPEVINEARTPROJECT.com or emailing email@example.com.
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” - Oscar Wilde
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Avant Chamber Ballet A stripped-down, yet immediately recognizable solo piano rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy,” fills the studio where Avant Chamber Ballet rehearses. With live accompaniment, the company prepares to tackle yet another ballet company staple with their presentation of “Holiday Celebration,” November 20 at White’s Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake, presented by Apex Arts League. “Everyone wants their offering to have something special and different,” said Artistic Director Katie Puder. “Instead of embellishing our production, we took a minimalist approach to make our mark by presenting everyone’s favorite sections of the Nutcracker.” Fresh off their successful run of “Carnival of Animals,” Avant Chamber Ballet is further establishing their position at the forefront of Dallas dance through their commitment to combining dance with live music, topped with an ever tasteful presentation. “Simplicity seems to be the best policy for Avant Chamber Ballet, and that artistic choice has given dance what it sorely needs these days,” said Theater Jones’ Cheryl Callon in her review of last month’s production. “In foregoing the lavish (and expensive) displays typical of ballets, they’re able to focus on consistently bringing live music to the dancing stage, even if on a small scale.” The evening consists of two ballets, “Nutcracker: Short and Suite” and “Sleigh Ride.” Internationally acclaimed pianist Konstantyn Travinsky will provide the only accompaniment for the selected Nutcracker
pieces for which Puder has choreographed all new movement. “Sleigh Ride” is a more jaunty collection of works performed by ACB’s Music Director David Cooper’s brass quintet, Bishop Arts Brass, with Cooper on the French horn, Steve Peterson on trombone, Clay Garrett on tuba and Kyle Sherman and Cody McClarty playing trumpet. This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, a choice Puder said she made deliberately, to create a group of dancers who dance together beautifully but who possess individual strengths. Their already full season continues to grow, with more and more encore bookings. “The support has been almost staggering,” said Puder. “Both from inside the dance community and outside, people really seem to respond to the combination of chamber music and dance.”
Holiday Celebration presented by Apex Arts League Nov 20th, 2014 - 7:30 pm $20 Adult | $15 Seniors-Students-Members APEX-ARTS.org or call 800-481-8914
Photo by Brian Guilliaux.
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In 1986, the world celebrated the International Year of Peace sponsored by the United Nations. The London-based Coordinating Committee had achieved its goal and collected one million minutes of peace from nations around the world through various projects devoted to the cause. In the meantime, they searched for an artist to commemorate this international event and to create a new peace symbol at the turn of the 21st century. Fine Art is not a subjective regurgitation of egoistic impulses. As the selected artist, I felt an enormous responsibility. I did not want a flamboyant expression of art that congested every inch of the canvas with meaningless motifs but rather a soulful expression of peace within a timeless space, based on profound simplicity. In other words, a visual composition aimed to create at least one moment of peace within the heart of every viewer. Before I picked up my paint brushes I prayed for guidance knowing that visual images are more powerful than the spoken or written word that either enhances the continuums of life or is destructive to its cause. In the execution of the Peace Painting, many subtle influences came into play; a mystical union transpired between the physical and non-physical dimensions of space, time, matter and motion. The apo-anamorphic dove was mathematically dissimulated in such a way as to form a protective
covering over the world. It carries on its wing the soul of humanity within the archetypal circular form, toward the flame of eternity, as a new page turns in human consciousness. Both the canvas composition and the reflected cylindrical image were carefully synchronized to embrace the aesthetic principles within two simultaneous vertical and horizontal viewing levels. I had employed the sfumato and chiaroscuro techniques of the Renaissance Masters using oil paints as the medium. The Closing Ceremony of the 1986 International Year of Peace was held at London’s historic Saint Paul’s Cathedral. It was the first time in its 400 years of history that a contemporary work of Fine Art was exhibited within its hallowed walls. The Peace Painting subsequently traveled to the East and was exhibited at India’s National Gallery of Modern Art breaking another historic record as the first contemporary art exhibition and for a period of six months [1987-1988]. In America, selected as the sole Featured Artist in major Collective Art Exhibitions at the state level [Dallas 1991], national level [Irving 1990] and international level [Las Vegas 1995], the Peace Painting continued its silent journey deep into the ethos of life, elevating the human spirit beyond the boundaries of space and time, seeking the alchemy of peace. southlake ARTS
As a part of the celebration of Southlake Arts’ first anniversary, Wendy O’Hearn sat down for a brief conversation with Brian Guilliaux, the artist that created our first cover in November 2013.
WO - It has been one year since we featured your art on our very first cover, and now we have come full circle. It appears that you have been painting quite a bit recently. How are these paintings different from what you have done in the past?
very inspired and driven to do so. Perhaps one could say that there is a great deal of beautiful chaos in my soul and I have discovered creative ways to letting it out...
Paintings by Brian Guilliaux. Photo by Steven Ray
WO - So Brian, Where did you go to school? BG - That’s a very interesting question because the painting on your first issue last year was what i consider my first “real” painting. Her name was Simone and she inspired me beyond words, therefore I needed to discover a way to express how she made me feel…it seemed that the movement of paint on a canvas was the obvious choice. WO - You are known to be, first and foremost, a photographer. These paintings seem to be very personal, just like a lot of your photography that we have seen. How do you define the line between Art as Therapy and Art for Consumption, or do you? BG - Art, creativity in itself, is therapeutic for the creator. All of these paintings are extremely personal to me! I have created 22 paintings this month alone and they are all of women that are so very important to me for different reasons. As for defining the line, I don’t think about it often. I create art, whether it be a painting, a piece of music or a photograph, because I am
BG - I graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. I was in the Dance dept. and then went on to North Carolina School of the Arts to study Classical and Contemporary Ballet. WO - Do you come from a family of artists? BG - Yes I do. My mother was an amazing songwriter and I am most proud of my sister Debra Fox. She is a brilliant artist! She uses alternative, almost primitive, methods of photography to create art like you have never seen before. You can see her work at www.DEBRAFOX.net. Trust me, it is beyond unique. WO - Since you revealed that all of your paintings are of certain women that are an important part of your life, I must ask, who is next? BG - I am having a very difficult time with approaching this next painting. It will be of my mother when she was a teenager. She is
no longer with us, so this work will be deeply personal and emotional, yet necessary. I will always continue to celebrate her beauty. WO - As we look at this past year, we can see your evolution in your creative process. Is there anything that you can share with other artists out there as far as them harnessing and expressing what they feel inside? BG - Live out Loud and Fall in Love Everyday!
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Early in the last century, there was a great demand for beef. It was on every menu in every part of this country. In the Northeast, it was a staple of the German immigrants that settled in the region. In Buffalo, New York one such German immigrant created a sandwich called the ‘Beef on Weck’ - a very simple sandwich of roasted beef, sliced thin and placed on a special roll with horseradish. Sounds simple until you look at all of the parts. He used a steamship round which is a huge portion of meat with simple seasonings, salt and pepper. The drippings from the sandwich were set aside to make an au jus to dip the sandwich in or just to pour over the meat. The horseradish they used was not the horseradish we know today. Today’s horseradish is diluted to a twentieth of the horseradish back then. The key element to the sandwich is the roll, the kummelweck. The roll is a kaiser roll with caraway seeds and kosher salt on top. Such a simple sandwich.
I would never insult someone from Buffalo by saying I make an authentic ‘Beef on Weck’, so for us we ‘Weinbergerized’ the sandwich. The bread is everything it was a hundred years ago: a fresh baked Kaiser with kosher salt and caraway seeds, slightly toasted. We take the roast beef and dip it in its drippings to give the sandwich its rich flavor. We looked for an old fashioned horseradish to get as much heat as we could. That’s where the similarity ends. We add a thin, rich ribbon of mayonnaise, thin slices of red onion, and a couple of slices of kosher dill, all covered with the top of the roll - layers of savory, heat, cream, sharpness and salt. The caraway and salt add a licorice flavor. The sum total of the flavors: indescribable. A century-old sandwich with a current flair. For us, it is known as ‘THE WICKED’
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