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VOL. 2 / ISSUE 3 / JANUARY 2015
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
06 Publisher’s Letter 08 Events Calendar COMMUNITY
12 Rag-Tag Time SCULPTURE
14 Cowboys & Indians at the Foundry ART
16 Deanna Kienast in New York MUSIC
22 Southlake Singer Raises His Voice ART
24 Award Winners at the ARThouse MUSIC
25 DSO Returns to Southlake REFLECTIONS
28 Memories Never Leave Us 33 Do You See What I See? © LITERATURE
35 Dear Theo FOOD
36 Wine Time
On this month’s cover, we feature Kriti Sinha’s painting, entitled “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”. More on page 24.
We expect even more growth in our culture in 2015 and have so many great stories for you! On the cover we have an award winning painting by Art House student, Kriti Sinha! One of the reasons we began this magazine was to highlight the talent that is in this area. We are thrilled to bring you a story on Cole Wilkinson, who performed in front of millions of people on The Voice earlier this fall! Also did you know that Southlake Resident Artist and Brownstoner Deanna Kienast has her work being featured in a NYC Chelsea Art gallery?
Finally Iâ€™m thrilled to discover that a teacher at Carroll is bringing together non-traditional arrangements to include a diverse selection of students! Enjoy the issue!
EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC BEN FOLDS WITH FWSO Bass Hall January 3rd DSO: PAGANINNI ATT PAC January 8th -11th SHEN YUN Winspear Opera House January 9th - 11th MARIO FRANGOULIS Winspear Opera House January 15th ECLECTIC GUITAR: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN The Granada January 17th
THE CADILLAC 3 Billy Bob’s February 6th CHRIS BROWN, TREY SONGZ American Airlines Center February 6th ALICE COOPER Verizon Theater February 10th THE BOOK OF MORMON Winspear Opera House February 10th - 22nd MAROON 5, MAGIC! American Airlines Center February 16th
LCSO - ANTONIO DI CRISTOFANO Irving Arts Center January 17th
APEX JAZZ FESTIVAL White’s Chapel February 21st
DSO: TCHAIKOVSKY + VIVALDI White’s Chapel January 18th
2 CELLOS: CELLOVERSE Winspear Opera House February 26th
BILLY JOEL American Airlines Center January 22nd
LANG LANG: FWSO Bass Hall February 28th
KENNY G WITH FWSO Bass Hall January 23rd - 25th
JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Dallas Museum of Art Thursdays
PAT GREEN Billy Bob’s January 24th - April 26th LAWRENCE BROWNLEE Bass Hall January 29th
LALO & SCHUMANN: FWSO Bass Hall January 30th - February 1st
ART HEATHERWICK Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 4th
URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980S The Modern Through January 4th BIG BEND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TERRY COCKERHAM Irving Arts Center January 17th - May 31st MODERN MASTERS OF WOODCUT Amon Carter Through January 18th NAVIGATING THE WEST: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM AND THE RIVER Amon Carter Through January 18th SIGHTINGS: ANNA-BELLA PAPP Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 18th TAKING TEXAS! TO INDIA New Delhi, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur January 22nd - 30th GOLDEN LEGACY: ORIGINAL ART FROM 65 YEARS OF GOLDEN BOOKS Irving Arts Center January 24th - April 26th FOCUS: JULES DE BALINCOURT The Modern Through January 25th MELVIN EDWARDS: FIVE DECADES Nasher Sculpture Center January 31st - May 10th
FACES OF IMPRESSIONISM: PORTRAITS FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY Kimbell Through January BENITO HUERTA: AXIS MUNDI V.2 Amon Carter Through February 1st THE MARY BASKETT COLLECTION OF JAPANESE FASHION Crow Collection Through February STILL LIFE PAINTINGS: FROM CHARDIN TO MATISSE Dallas Museum of Art Through February GOYA: A LIFETIME OF GRAPHIC INVENTION Meadows Museum Through March 1st H.O. ROBERTSON: A SELFTAUGHT TEXAS REGIONALIST Meadows Museum Through March 1st MEET ME AT THE TRINITY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TERRY EVANS Amon Carter Through March 15th SEEING & BELIEVING: KRISHNA IN THE ART OF B.G. SHARMA Crow Collection Through March 29th
ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015
THEATRE THE BOOK CLUB PLAY Kalita Humphrey’s Theater Through February 1st BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Bass Hall January 14th - 18th MILC - THE HEIRESS Irving Arts Center January 16th - 31st STAGGER LEE Wyly Theater January 21st - February 15th LS- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Irving Arts Center January 22nd - 25th HENRY IV PART 1 Studio Theater January 25th - 26th LA WALLY/EVEREST Winspear Opera House January 30th - February 7th HENRY IV PART 2 Studio Theater February 15th - 16th
ONCE Bass Hall February 18th - 22nd MEDEA Kalita Humphrey’s Theater February 19th - March 29th
DANCE RON BROWN EVIDENCE ATT PAC January 17th RONALD K. BROWN Winspear Opera House January 17th THE MERRY WIDOW Bass Hall February 6th - 8th
COMEDY PAULA POUNDSTONE City Performance Hall January 31st
FAMILY SESAME STREET LIVE: LET’S DANCE! Verizon Theater February 20th - 22nd FOOD TRUCKS Klyde Warren Park Daily
MODERN OPULENCE IN VIENNA Dallas Museum of Art Through October
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COMMUNITY Read Music. Will Play. Mr. Oglesby got the word out in whatever way he could – working to identify incoming students, calling parents of rumored musicians, and sending out emails to band students, asking them to spread the word. The entrance criteria were 1) ability to read music and 2) a sense of adventure. Over the summer a rag tag group of 14 takers assembled, including some very nontraditional instruments for a jazz ensemble: tuba, cello, and bassoon.
Story by Barbara Milhizer What do you get when you combine a bassoon, a tuba, a cello, a handful of 13- and 14-year olds, with a band director whose motto is, “why not?” A jazz band, of course!
Photography by Carolyn Taluja
Serendipity smiled on Carroll ISD when Director Michael Oglesby came to Durham Intermediate and Carroll Middle Schools as a band director 6 years ago. Mr. Oglesby has a brass background and has always led after-school jazz programs, but a shift in scheduling last spring left him with an opening in his school day. Rather than let that go to waste, Mr. Oglesby proposed an idea – a jazz band to match the one Dawson Middle School has been able to field for a few years. The benefit would be an earlier introduction to jazz and a deeper bench in support of the award winning Carroll Senior High School Jazz Band, under the direction of David Lown. It would also be able to serve musicians who don't fit in the traditional big band setting. After a whirlwind proposal and approval process, Mr. Oglesby had his band, at least on paper. The wrinkle being that it was late May and students had already chosen electives for the upcoming school year.
“I spent all summer trying to wrap my head around what I was getting,” says Oglesby. “I heard a lot about what I couldn’t do from other musicians. I had to think nontraditionally.” The school’s entire music library wasn’t suitable, so Mr. Oglesby kept looking. Eventually he found some music that worked, made some adjustments, and assigned parts.
as Mr. Oglesby is concerned: the more the merrier, and the stranger the instrument combinations the more interesting the music. Stepping out of the traditional mold is exciting, and the group shows no hesitation. The band is already committed to a jazz contest in May and is experimenting with live streaming of its concerts. With the success of the Carroll Senior High School program, it shouldn’t take long for interest to filter to down to the next generation, the word to get out, and the CMS Jazz Band to grow quickly. For the moment though, Mr. Oglesby is content with his close-knit group. Says Oglesby, “I get to end everyday with jazz. What more could one want?” For more information on the Carroll Middle School Jazz Band, contact michael.oglesby@ southlakecarroll.edu
Going Solo For Oglesby, “every kid who wants a solo gets one.” Instead of the traditional big band sound, Mr. Oglesby’s goal is for these kids to learn style and technique. Improvisational skills are a priority. At their winter concert, 4 months after first coming together, the CMS Jazz Band played 10 selections with each solo improvised on the spot. It’s not unusual to transition from a trumpet to a bassoon solo in Mr. Oglesby’s arrangements. Working closely with Mr. Lown at the high school level, Mr. Oglesby can identify the types of skills to develop in beginning jazz musicians – skills that will serve them well in high school and beyond.
Making it Big The long-term goal is to get bigger and better. Mr. Oglesby is adding 2 more members in January, a violin and a bari sax, and he’s recruiting for next year. As far southlake ARTS
Do you want to learn how to sculpt bronze sculptures? You do? Then join the David Lemon Workshop January 30th - February 1st at the Grapevine Foundry and learn how! David Lemon’s bronzes are collected around the world. He started sculpting as a senior in high school and was offered scholarships but never thought that he’d be an artist, so he joined the Navy in 1965 for 4 years. He studied at the University of Utah but is mostly self taught and was a member of the American Indian and Cowboy Artists in the early 90s until they disbanded. He’s had one-man shows all over the West and beyond. In 1991, his one-man show was in Jakarta, Indonesia, and they bought a lot of his work. In fact, the artist to the Royal Family of Thailand bought a Bronc Buster Bronze of artist at the show. Lemon brings a personal history for his inspiration of these characters. One day in the 1950s, a young David was visiting his grandmother. They all lived in a cabin in the high Uinta Mountains in a meadow. His grandmother, in her old light blue flowered dress, with her apron on, and her hair in a tight bun on the back of her head took him to a window in the cabin. He can still remember the smell of damp dirt, old rotting logs, the roof still had sod on it, cool inside and dark but for the window. She took him to that window. She pointed and told him that when she was a little girl, in the late 1800s, she remembered watching the Ute Indians as they walked through the woods at the edge of the forest on their hunting parties. They'd come to the cabin and ask for food, and they were never turned away without food. It was that moment that sparked his intense desire to create Indians in his art. Join David Lemon January 30th at the Grapevine Foundry!
DEANNA KIENAST IN NEW YORK
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THIS IS WHAT THE AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY IN CHELSEA HAS TO SAY ABOUT DEANNA’S WORK. “CORNUCOPIC EYE-LUMINATIONS” Inspired by Mark Rothko's proclamation that "I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions," Contemporary Dallas abstract master Deanna Kienast's visceral and emotive canvases are passionate, meaningful and dramatic as she declares: "Happiness is the pulsating passion of my art." Deanna Kienast's non-representational acrylic paintings speak in languages both iconographic and moving, existing in a world far beyond the literal. As symbolic renderings of the human soul and psyche, in all of its prismatic fluctuations, her works straddle many levels and speak in many tongues as she unearths the truth that defines our real selves. Painting with flowing freedom, her nonobjective canvases vibrate with visceral energy, translating visual space where the conscious and subconscious coalesce and integrate. Intellectually and emotionally, the viewer is dynamically intertwined with the canvases, charged by the powerful aesthetics of creation which are synthesized into a visual sensation. Not merely recording the world that Ms. Kienast sees, but rather recreating the emotions she feels, she expertly balances a varied color palette, utilizing color to achieve visual perceptions and emotional responses. By painting color as a sensation, this gifted artist transmits the emotions of life by juxtaposing bright and muted shades to give each image a dynamic flow. Her interest in the unconscious effect of color on mood rings through her work, creating a symphonic feeling of empathy translated into hue. Colors rise and fall and explode with dazzling contrasts as she interplays depth, juxtaposition, and light;
while the materiality of her paint bursts with coloration, achieving powerful three-dimensional tactility. Radiating a sensory cue, Ms. Kienast emphasizes that color is not only about seeing, but it is also about feeling, as she entices cognition to experience the colorful canvas both visually as an external object but also emotionally as an internal object. The depth of her painting, with its clear and popping brushstrokes raising from the canvas, reflects the texture and ever changing emotion that Ms. Kienast seeks to capture in the seemingly static medium of painting. She takes the task of paint and brush and accelerates them, giving her works a motion that is an image of velocity, emotions swimming by at the speed of light. The crescendos and decrescendos of arcing shapes and illuminating colors translate into a carefully created cadence of creative feeling, inspiring joy but allowing the viewer room to see the highs and lows that come with euphoria. Boldly and firmly embracing her individuality as an artist, Deanna Kienast's passionate paintings push the bounds of abstraction, as her oeuvre enters the realms of the extraordinary. Alluring and intoxicating, this masterful artist's artwork is acclaimed throughout Europe and the U.S. and has participated in a lifetime of immersion in the arts, culminating in an outstanding body of work which has catapulted her into a meaningful position in the contemporary art arena. Treasured in both public and private collections in Texas as well as the U.S., the presence of her works in prestigious collections is affirmation of her continually expanding reputation. Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is proud to shine the spotlight on this rising star!
SightingS: AnnA-bellA PAPP Through January 18
nashersculpturecenter.org Anna-Bella Papp, Untitled (detail), 2014. Clay, 11 3/4 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (30 x 27.8 x 2.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London The Sightings Series is generously sponsored by Lara and Stephen Harrison and the Avant-Garde Society of the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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AT SOME POINT IN LIFE, EVERYONE “I decided to take advantage of having such Although he has accomplished much by dreams of performing one of their special an amazing crowd and just perform for recording and performing for the stars on talents on a stage in front of a loving crowd. them; not caring whether I got a chair turn television, Wilkinson insists he is just like Local teen singer, Cole Wilkinson, received or not,” he said. everyone else his age. just that opportunity when he performed for the judges of The Voice: Season 7. When Wilkinson took the stage, he sang “The truth is, I’m just a normal kid with a his heart out and danced like the dream like them. There’s no difference Sixteen-year-old Wilkinson said a casting performance was to be his last. The crowd between me and them,” he said. director invited him to audition for The went wild, and the judges sat in silence Voice after finding him on YouTube and nodding their heads to the song Classic by For more information on Cole Wilkinson, contacted the performer on Facebook. pop group MKTO. visit his website at COLEWILKINSON.com. “I got to skip the first round of auditions; I still had like three auditions before the actual blinds,” Wilkinson said, stressing the difficulty of reaching the final goal of performing in front of the star-studded pack of judges on the show.
Although he did not receive a chair turn, he was praised to be “the whole package” by Stefani and encouraged to return the next season to try again, putting more emphasis on the vocals since the judges could not see the dancing from their position.
When he reached the four judges - Gwen “Cole is a great singer and I think he has a Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, lot to offer,” Williams said in an interview and Blake Shelton - Wilkinson admitted to after the performance. being very nervous. However, despite the nerves, he was able to bring himself to an Currently, Wilkinson is in Los Angeles, optimistic mindset. California working on creating an EP with Grammy-Nominated Producer, Drew Scott. “It didn’t matter whether I got a chair turn or This combination of talent gives Wilkinson not,” Wilkinson said. “I was praying that hope for the future.’ whatever was best for me would happen, because I believe that everything happens “The plan within the next year is to have a for a reason.” publishing deal and an artist deal,” he said. “I have been meeting with an acting The show is famous for its “chair turns” that agency, meeting with publishing labels, determine whether a singer will advance and meeting with record labels.” in the show. Wilkinson clearly stated to SLAM that at the time, he had decided that Wilkinson hopes that by the time he reaches receiving a chair turn or receiving none 18 he can have enough opportunities set up to would not define him as an artist. be able to move to Los Angeles permanently.
Returns to Southlake
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces its return to Southlake for a classical concert on January 18, 2015. “We are very happy to be returning to Southlake and White’s Chapel,” said Dallas Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Jonathan Martin. “We hope that the community enjoys hearing the DSO in their own neighborhood. We’ve always received such a warm welcome from the residents of Southlake, and we’re happy to be back.”
“APEX Arts League is looking forward to the return of the DSO to Southlake. Hearing our world class symphony close to home is truly an honor and a ‘not to be missed’ event”, said Terri Messing, Chair of APEX Arts League. For this concert, Karina Canellakis and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a classical program including Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Violinists of the Dallas Symphony will take center stage for Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins & Strings in B minor. This program also features the Andante for Strings by notable film composer Miklos Rozsa. DSO on the GO was launched in 2012 with a classical concert in Allen. In the 2014/15 season, DSO on the GO will feature the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing classical and pops concerts in nine cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. DSO on the GO concerts feature familiar classical pieces and popular light classics, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the DSO.
DSO ON THE GO: SOUTHLAKE Dallas Symphony Orchestra January 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM White’s Chapel United Methodist Church 185 S White Chapel Blvd Southlake, TX 76092 Karina Canellakis, conductor VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins & Strings in B minor, Op. 3, No. 10 RV 580 Violinists of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ROZSA Andante for Strings TCHAIKOVSKY Finale from Serenade for Strings SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
Single tickets are $19 for general admission, $15 for APEX Members/Seniors and $9 for Students. Tickets can be purchased at www.MYDSO.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.
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A close friend of mine who has traveled throughout the world once told me: “You know, if someone ever took everything I own, one thing they could not take away from me are my memories.” I’ve never forgotten those words, and because of that, I perhaps now enjoy every moment more than ever — every day, in any way possible. Because, after all, every day leaves behind many memories.
You see, José’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease in her later years, and what that disease does is rob people of their memory: the memories of their life, the ability to recognize people and things. I felt compelled to title the painting as such because the “moment” that I immortalized on
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On Dec. 3, I had the joy of presenting former Texas Rangers pitcher José Guzman with a painting I had created some time ago — a painting of José with his mother, Maria Teresa. The painting is titled, “Memorias con Mamá,” or “Memories with Mom.”
canvas was a happy memory in their lives. It was a time when José’s mother was happy and healthy. It still is a warm memory for José and represents a moment dear to his heart. I wanted José to own the painting because it also represents a cause he is very serious about — helping people afflicted with Alzheimer’s. José also is a longtime supporter of the food pantry at Evergreen at Keller Senior Living and has steadily been providing food to that senior community to the delight of its residents. Dianne Gonzalez, Community Director for Evergreen at Keller and a longtime friend, helped to arrange the art presentation, which we decided to make part of their 1st Annual “Parade of Trees Celebration.” Beautifully ornate trees, wreaths and Christmas decorations were displayed and auctioned during the evening to benefit Metroport Meals on Wheels and José’s Guzman 23 Foundation, which aids Alzheimer’s patients. This wonderful event also honored Nansii Downer, who is Metroport’s Volunteer Services Director. The evening turned magical — hearts were warmed, tears were shared, and laughter became contagious. By the end of the evening, there seemed to be this great sense of camaraderie, friendship, love and understanding. It was a heartfelt celebratory night, and I hope everyone who was there will treasure and cherish the memory of it for a long time. - Lamberto™ southlake ARTS
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IT’S TIME TO ONCE AGAIN USE OUR imagination and look at these scribbles that I created here and tell me what you see. We have received some spectacular visions and renditions in the near past, and it’s always a surprise to see the variety of drawings that result from working on top of the original sketch. 34
So, pick up your pens, watercolors, or anything that you feel like using to get your vision across. We will publish the selected pieces in our next edition of Southlake Arts Magazine. Remember to complete it, directly on the page, and mail it to us no later than February 1st to:
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- Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo The Musée d’Orsay exhibit is nearly at an end at the Kimbell, but you still have time to see it if you haven’t. In that exhibit is a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh which also is the cover of his pseudo-autobiography ‘Dear Theo’. Van Gogh didn’t start painting until his late 20s; he sketched up to that point. Initially, he wanted to go into the clergy but was drawn toward art. Before modern luxuries like electricity, the telephone and email, Vincent was in the most part supported by his brother Theo. Theo's unfailing financial and emotional support allowed his brother to devote himself entirely to painting. During this time, almost every day, Vincent would take out a pen (and ink) and paper and then proceed to pour out his heart to his brother. These letters were originally in French but have been translated into english. This is a revealing autobiography from a personal point of view of one of the world’s greatest artists. The perspective that you can gain from reading this book is priceless. Whether you are a patron of the arts, artist, musician, actor, or decorator, you owe it to yourself to read Vincent’s letters to his brother Theo. Theo’s love for his brother kept Vincent going for his short 37 years. When Vincent passed, Theo did as well six months later. The cause of death was listed as dementia paralytica caused by "heredity, chronic disease, overwork, sadness". In 1914, Theo's body was exhumed and reburied with his brother at Auvers-sur-Oise. southlake ARTS
An overachieving red. Orin Swift has been making quite the impact on the wine world. Certainly most of you have seen the labels with the big letters, standing for different locations. When we heard that this location wine received a 93 rating and was available retail for under $20 we had to put it to the test!
BLEND A blend of Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan/Cariñena
MATURATION Some call Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars “completely mad’ or even “possessed”, as he is going against tradition in how he blends the vineyard’s juices and dates the wines. However, if you judge wine on how it tastes, this is an incredible effort! Orin Swift says:
Barrel aged 10 months prior to release
THE PROCESS: “Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero are among the most noble growing regions on the Iberian Peninsula and purposely chosen for the second release of our Spanish red wine. A continuation of an original concept to seek out particular vineyards and make an eclectic blend, we have discovered new sites to advance our original purpose. Super-concentrated fruit from old vines with low yields are accented with a judicious oak program for a balanced and distinctive wine.”
THE SENSES: “An alluring cast of blooming crimson and deep red shades are immediately present in the glass. Complimenting the appearance is an impressive intensity on the nose with elevated dark cherry and exotic spice notes. The entry is rich with youthful berry compote, floral, and plum flavors, complemented with bright acidity. The finish is expansive and pleasing with a persistent mocha tinge and silky tannins.”
“The E-2 is a new compilation from the Iberian Peninsula, hence ‘E-2’. Very bold character varietals used - Grenache, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Carignan make this blend powerful and rich but well balanced.“
-Rex Gourley, Bear Creek Spirits & Wine
“E-2 is part of the location series from Dave Phinney. The fruit is sourced from several regions across the Iberian Peninsula. The blend is mostly Grenache and Tempranillo. Darker fruits and a bit of a floral/spice note.”
- Curtis Dyer , Bob’s Steak & Chop House
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