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IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS

06 Publisher’s Letter 19

08 Events Calendar VISUAL ARTS

12 Focus On: Visual Arts PROFILES

14 Mayoral Candidates: On the Arts HAPPENINGS

18 2015 Triple Crown Affair 26

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19 Art Auction Story FINE ARTS

26 The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass SCULPTURE

32 Five Decades through the Eyes of Melvin Edwards FILM

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35 SLAM DIFF 2015 Picks ARCHITECTURE

39 Luxurious Estate Home MUSIC

42 Cantare SANDWICH

47 The California Club 35

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

It’s April everybody, and that means festivals! This month we have the Dallas Art Fair, Dallas International Film Festival and of course our very own Art in The Square! We want your feedback from these festivals, so please email us and tell us your favorite selections! We have a feature from the Clariden school this month. Clariden’s students again have joined together to create several group art pieces that are really quite remarkable!

Our area’s world class museums have first-class exhibits and we’re bringing you a preview of them. At the Kimbell, the collection of Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass is a must see, and at the Nasher, Melvin Edwards has a striking sculpture exhibit. White’s Chapel First United Methodist Church group Cantare is having their Spring Per formance April 30th. Cantare is an outstanding children’s choir that performs choral arrangements of a variety of popular songs in several different languages!

Last but not least it’s election season and we have a special feature for you this month regarding the election. We reached out to both candidates and got their view on the arts and culture in the area and where they see it going. Everybody, be sure to get out to vote!

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THE TING TINGS Granada Theater April 23rd

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SMALL WORLDS: EDOUARD VUILLARD AND THE INTIMATE ART OF THE NABIS Dallas Museum of Art Through April 19th PEANUTS....NATURALLY Tower Gallery Through April 22nd THE COLLECTION OF NANCY LEE & PERRY R. BASS The Kimbell Through May 24th ART IN THE SQUARE Town Square April 24th-26th GOLDEN LEGACY: ORIGINAL ART FROM 65 YEARS OF GOLDEN BOOKS Irving Arts Center Through April 26th YOUNG MASTERS 2015 Dallas Museum of Art Through April 28th LONE STAR PORTRAITS Amon Carter Through May 10th MELVIN EDWARDS: FIVE DECADES Nasher Sculpture Center Through May 10th BENITO HUERTA Amon Carter Through May 17th BIG BEND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TERRY COCKERHAM Irving Arts Center Through May 31st


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SPECIAL

MAYORAL CANDIDATES: ON THE ARTS The arts enjoy a prominent place in the lifestyles of Southlake. Since the incredible inaugural season of the APEX Arts League in 2007 until the present, the APEX area of the Metroplex has had the opportunity to attend a series of events including theater, art, music and dance. The APEX Arts League is a vibrant 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote the arts and a goal to build a center for the arts in Southlake. The City of Southlake recognized the citizens’ desire and interest in the arts and the Southlake Arts Council was formed, comprised of volunteers appointed by the City Council. An Arts Master Plan was developed and approved by the Southlake City Council in 2011 as a component of the 2030 Master Plan. Visual art showings are displayed at various times in the Southlake City Hall. Art in the Square, produced by the Southlake Women’s Club, is a showcase of visual art each spring in Town Square, and it draws from the entire metroplex. Various outdoor musical events are performed in the pavilion in Rustin Family Park for all to enjoy. The Southlake Community Band and other groups perform there for special events. Southlake is building a new open air amphitheater, the “Aria”, for performances as a component of the new Marq community center under construction in Bicentennial Park. Advocates for the arts continue to look for ways to enhance the opportunities for the ARTS. Southlake has 2 very active garden clubs, and one club expressed interest in the development of a Botanical Garden. Perhaps this is an area to explore with both clubs. A Southlake Creative Campus comprised of various opportunities for instruction in the arts of theater, music, dance and visual art would stimulate an exciting synergy. The future for the arts is bright as we look forward to building a quality city. Dr. Carolyn Morris Candidate for Mayor of Southlake

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*Dr. Carolyn Morris is a member of the APEX Arts League and serves on the Executive Board. She also was a member of the committee that developed the Arts Master Plan.


PROFILES Children blossom when they find their inspiration. The fine arts inspire people of all ages, but to a child it can be the one place where they fit. When I founded SPARK (Students and Parents Against Risks to Kids) in 2007, one of the first issues we dealt with was how to get our kids to find their niche, the place where they could blossom; and for many children that place is the arts. There is an incredible opportunity for Southlake to be a vibrant cultural community for all ages. The conversation about a performing arts center in Southlake started with the first drawings of Town Square almost 15 years ago. The community was still in its infancy but there was a vision that someday Southlake would have a cultural component. Interest has steadily grown over the years thanks in large part to APEX arts league. APEX has provided Southlake the opportunity to “test the cultural waters.” By partnering with White Chapel Methodist Church, APEX has been able to host all types of events: The Dallas Symphony, The Fort Worth Symphony, chamber music and ballets, to name a few. Our community has benefitted from the great synergy between the city, APEX, local businesses and the school district. The newly formed Carroll Fine Arts Coalition has added focus to the arts curriculum at CISD. Interest in the arts has spurred a growth in businesses that cater to aspiring dancers, musicians, actors and artists of all ages. Our city’s largest festival, Art in the Square, is a celebration of the arts bringing national-level artistic talent to Southlake and giving local youth the opportunity to observe, perform and share their talents. Public art has also become part of the Southlake landscape. Hotel tax dollars dedicated to the arts have enabled the city to initiate a public art program with the installations at city facilities, parks and portals. Southlake’s new recreation center, The Marq, will offer both indoor and outdoor facilities perfect for a variety of artistic performances. I would like to see us maximize The Marq by increasing cultural events of all types. The growth of the arts in Southlake and the possibility of having a multi-functional performing arts center someday will require private investment. In the meantime, there are wonderful opportunities to try new things and think “outside of the box”. There has been conversation about creating a small arts district where businesses can cluster together in a campus-like setting with opportunities for creative indoor and outdoor spaces. Ideas like this will keep Southlake special. When I look at Southlake, I see a multigenerational community that celebrates the talents and varied interests of all its citizens, young and old.

Laura Hill

Laura Hill Candidate for Mayor, current Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Southlake

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HAPPENINGS

2015 TRIPLE CROWN AFFAIR LONE STAR PARK, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX Arts Council Northeast hosts the fourth-annual Triple Crown Affair at Lone Star Park on Saturday, May 2, in the Alysheba Ballroom, where guests can watch the live races from the terrace. We’ll celebrate the heritage, traditions, and style of the Kentucky Derby with Southern hospitality and a party mentality from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. - it will be a day you won’t soon forget! Join us to watch “The Run for the Roses” on big-screen televisions and live racing all day on the Lone Star Park track. Pick your horses, place your bets, and cheer on your favorites while enjoying a lavish buffet and open bar (don’t forget your Mint Julep!). Wear your finest Derby hat, because prizes will be awarded to those who do it best.

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A silent auction will offer the chance to bid on a fabulous array of items, while the live auction will be an exciting culmination to the day, featuring one-of-a-kind trips and tempting luxuries. Proceeds from the event benefit Arts Council Northeast to fund its community arts programs, grants, Summer Arts Camp for children, and free MasterWorks Concert Series. Tickets are $150 each, and tables of 10 are available. Reserve your table online at ARTSCOUNCILNORTHEAST.org/Triple_Crown_Affair.aspx, call 817-283-3406 or e-mail lkoch@artscouncilnortheast.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


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ART AUCTION STORY by Corey Sanford

A crisp, shiny black-and-white photo of a hand plucking keys on a manual typewriter, a close-up photo of large earphones snug on someone’s head, a basketball, a set of drums, blonde hair brushing the back of a hockey jersey, painted nails strumming guitar strings- these are all pictures within a collage printed on metal. It is an extremely personal piece of art featuring and created by students at The Clariden School. For several years, students at The Clariden School in Southlake have created art to sell at the annual Art Show and Auction. Collaborated classroom pieces often sell for thousands of dollars, including a replica of Van Gogh’s Starry Night which sold last year for more than $5000. All funds from the auction are put back into programs for the students. southlake ARTS

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While art is often the first to be cut in school programs due to budget constraints, Clariden’s art program has continued to be an integral part of student education. Students in the preschool program attend class two to three times a week year round. Older students attend three to five times a week. Led by University of Arkansas graduate and certified teacher, Emily Christensen, the art program has flourished under her vision and creativity. “I believe art should be a celebration of life and creativity. Inspiring students to express themselves through art has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been a part of. In today’s society, it is important for the students we teach to have critical and creative thinking skills to progress in our rapidly growing world. Art’s role in a student’s education is pure necessity,” says Christensen. Sallie Wells, Head of School, fully supports the importance of art education adding, “Art is significant as it allows students to develop ideas, experiment with those ideas, design, and create - all of which are essential skills for success.”

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Families who visit the school often spend time in the art room and comment on the hallway showcasing the student artwork. “When I tour new families, they always walk into the art room and are amazed. The art studio is large but still has a warm feel that embraces you. Mrs. Christensen completely transformed the space to make it inviting and inspiring. It is a room to make messes! Kids love that!” says Corey Sanford, Admissions Director.

The annual Art Show and Auction is a much anticipated event by students and parents alike. Each spring, all students create an individual piece that is framed and ready for parents to purchase. Many parents dedicate wall space in their homes to add a new piece each year. Each class also collaborates to create one or more large pieces to auction. Students are assisted by Mrs. Christensen and parent volunteers like Amber and Stephen


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Knight. “It is a gift to have such passionate parents in our Clariden community. We are so grateful to the Knight family for the countless hours and inspiration that have contributed to making this year’s auction truly unique.” One of the special pieces this year include two formal chairs covered in fabric designed with student art. “After learning about textiles, southlake ARTS

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we created a collaboration board of students work from throughout the year. Artwork from each class ranging from all ages can be seen. A close up picture was taken of the board and transferred to a computer. The online company, Spoonflower, allowed the flexibility to customize our art, resulting in a reflected image that we were thrilled with. Spoonflower printed the artwork on fabric and Calico Corners in Southlake upholstered the chairs in the fabric. “We have several students who have already called ‘dibs’ on the chairs. I am sure the auction will be lively this year as those chairs are highly desired pieces,” comments Sanford. Some of the other pieces include an impressionistic world map painting which was inspired by a field trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Art. One of the preschool classes was given two large canvases and instructed to “just draw various shapes.” What resulted were two vibrant modern paintings full of color and whimsy. Wells states, “Those paintings make me smile as they show the enthusiastic imaginations

of our youngest of students. We strive to keep that enthusiasm and freedom to create alive in our oldest of students. That’s one of the many reasons why we value art.”


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Pablo Picasso - Fruit Bowl, Bottle, and Guitar, 1922–23

Henri Matisse - The Regattas in Nice, 1921 Kees van Dongen - Portrait of Madame Malpel, c. 1908

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pring is here, and with it comes the ideas of sunny outings with family and friends. One long standing Fort Worth visiting staple is The Kimbell Art Museum. The museum boasts an array of permanent exhibits ranging from American pieces to masterpieces from cultures that some of us may never get to experience first-hand. Currently in place at the museum and running until May 24, 2015 is The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass. This collection will treat audiences to a selection of paintings

and sculptures collected over the years by two of Texas’ largest names in philanthropy and business. The collection will have a range of time periods and styles. According to a release from The Kimbell Art Museum, the collection will span from impressionist works to post-World War II art pieces. Director of The Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee expressed his enthusiasm for the visiting exhibition. “The exhibition is an honor and

remarkable occasion for the Kimbell, which is deeply grateful to the Bass family for so generously sharing the collection with others. This show will no doubt give great pleasure for our audiences,” Lee said. Some of the more popular pieces included in the exhibit come from some of the largest names in art history. Guests will be able to witness paintings from Van Gogh, a still life by Picasso, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, southlake ARTS

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Camille Pissarro - Tuileries Garden, Gray Morning, 1899

Miró, Léger, Chagall and Rothko. There are also sculptures available for viewing created by Rodin, Maillol and Segal. What makes this exhibit so important to The Kimbell Art Museum stems directly from the high profile individuals it is named after, Nancy and Perry Bass. The two, along with their four children Sid, Edward, Robert and Lee, have been a cornerstone name in Fort Worth, as well as across the nation. Though their names are high profile, this exhibit gives audiences a glimpse into a more intimate view of their life and love for the arts. “My brothers and I are honored to have our parents’ collection at the Kimbell and are so pleased to have the opportunity to share their art with others,” Sid R. Bass, eldest son of the Bass family said in a release. southlake ARTS

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FINE ARTS A Brief History of the Bass Collection Though they are well known in Fort Worth for their contribution of the Bass Hall in the downtown area, the Basses have deep roots in their love for the arts beyond music and ballet. The Basses’ collection of late 19th- and 20th-century art began on a 1961 trip to Europe. On this venture they purchased lithographs and a handful of watercolors and drawings. In addition to the classic modern works on paper, they also purchased their first contemporary oil paintings by Serge Poliakoff and Jean Paul Riopelle. This trip and its acquisitions led to the ultimate transformation of their Fort Worth home which would come to adorn prints and drawings by masters of the 20th century art movement.

became an integral part of their lives. A collection born with enthusiasm became a lifetime of pleasure and joy,” Sid R. Bass says, recalling the collection of important pieces that his parents had acquired over the years. The Kimbell Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Their hours are from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and Noon to 5 pm Sundays. Admission to the museum and exhibit is free. For more information on The Kimbell Art Museum or The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, visit www.KIMBELLART.org.

Over time, the Basses’ collection grew with the help of well known dealers who helped them find paintings by Calder, Miró and sculptor Aristide Maillol. Maillol’s sculptures could be admired from both indoors and outdoors at the Bass home. Eugene Thaw and William Acquavella exposed them to great examples of Impressionism and Post- Impressionism. Family was also a major influence on the Basses’ art collection. Their collection of small bronzes and works on paper by Charles Russell was inspired by the Western art collection of Perry’s uncle, Sid Richardson. In the Bass household, art was also seen as a form of showing love. On their 25th wedding anniversary, Perry gave Nancy Lee a cast of Auguste Rodin’s beloved piece, The Kiss. “The collection grew with no design other than a love of the art that gave them pleasure, usually with strong and happy colors, and

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George Segal - The Dancers, modeled 1971; cast 1982


Begin Again (Lynch Fragment), 1979

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Five Decades through the Eyes of

Melvin Edwards From now until May 10, 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has the pleasure of granting audiences access to the first retrospective in more than 20 years of some of renowned sculptor Melvin Edward’s works. The exhibition is entitled Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, and features highlights that range from the beginning stages of Edward’s career and even includes some of his never-before exhibited works. Edwards is a contemporary American Sculptor who specializes in welded metal and steel sculpts. He was born in Houston, Texas in 1937, and currently resides in New York where he divides his time amongst numerous studios. According to his web site, Edwards’ sculpts are inspired by his ancestral home, Africa and the American Civil Rights movement. He is known for fusing both political and abstract ideas into his work and is most well known for his works entitled, “Lynch Fragments.”

Melvin Edwards with Column of Memory

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Center director, Jeremy Strick says that the exhibition of Edwards’ work is a tremendous privilege for the museum.


Some Bright Morning (Lynch Fragment), 1963

“His expansive, decades-long sculptural practice in welded steel fuses vital Modernist traditions with deeply held personal and social convictions, “Strick says. Strick believes that Edward’s work creates a ‘uniquely powerful’ artistic response to both pivotal and volatile events in America’s past. “In addition to its historical and political relevance, Edward’s work also has important connections with the radial experimentation and international outlook of contemporary art, positioning him as an artist of rare versatility and reach,” Strick says. According to a release from the Nasher, the center, with Edwards’ help will recreate the groundbreaking 1970 exhibition of his barbed-wire sculptures originally shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The current exhibit holds several large, restored sculptures, specially restored for the Nasher’s presentation.

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Some notable pieces involved in the exhibit include Rocker, Homage to Coco. Not only does the exhibit have Edwards’ sculptures on display, but it also showcases a selection of maquettes and prototypes reflecting his long career in public sculpture, and rarely exhibited works on paper, including sketchbooks and collaborations with the artist’s late wife, the celebrated poet and performer Jayne Cortez, according to the release. This specific exhibit is scheduled to travel to other museums across the country and DFW art lovers only have a limited window to view a glimpse of 50 years through one of America’s most renowned and praised sculptors. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are free. For more information on Melvin Edwards, visit his website at www.MELEDWARDS08.com. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.NASHERSCULTURECENTER.com.

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DIFF 2015 This year marks the 9th year of the (DIFF) Dallas Film Festival, April 9th-19th at various cinema venues across the metroplex. With the exception of a few special screenings, DIFF typically headquarters at Mockingbird Station in Dallas, showing many of its offerings at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. This year, DIFF will honor filmmaker John Landis in person, with the Dallas Star Award for significant contributions to cinema and the advancement of film. DIFF will also be screening Landis’ classic film “Blues Brothers” during a special presentation. Make sure to check out Tim Burton’s timeless classic “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday April 11th, for a free day of family fun starting at 2pm!

SOUTHLAKE ARTS’ SELECTIONS NOT TO BE MISSED

PLAYING IT COOL (USA) – North American Premiere Director: Justin Reardon Cast: Chris Evans; Michelle Monaghan; Luke Wilson; Aubrey Plaza; Topher Grace; Anthony Mackie It’s this generation’s Swingers meets (500) Days of Summer. The story is fresh, quirky, and weirdly relatable as this young, slightly pretentious man falls for an unlikely girl, and will stop at nothing to get her even after realizing she’s already in a relationship.

LOVE AND MERCY - (USA) Director: Bill Pohlad Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

MANGLEHORN - (USA) Director: David Gordon Green Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost forty years ago, A.J. Manglehorn (Al Pacino) is an eccentric small- town locksmith toiling away at his work while constantly consumed inside by memories of the great love he let slip through his fingers. This humble locksmith’s daydreams have a surreal quality. We see life through the lens of his experience, tinged by a hard-won wisdom that’s equal parts pragmatism and whimsy as he tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend (Holly Hunter). David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn weaves humor and insight to guide Al Pacino in one of his strongest performances in years. southlake ARTS

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RESULTS -(USA) Director: Andrew Bujalski Cast: Kevin Corrigan; Guy Pearce; Cobie Smulders; Brooklyn Decker; Anthony Michael Hall; Constance Zimmer; Giovanni Ribisi Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted both professionally and personally.

THIS ISN’T FUNNY - (USA) Director: Paul Ashton Cast: Katie Page; Paul Ashton; Edi Gathegi; Anthony LaPaglia; Mimi Rogers; Gia Carides; David Pasquesi; Danielle Panabaker Eliot, a stand-up comedian with severe anxiety disorder, meets Jamie, a perpetual traveler who can’t settle down. They fall in love. They push each other’s buttons. Sometimes meeting the right person at the wrong time can be the best thing that ever happened to you.

BEING EVEL - (USA) Director: Daniel Junge Featuring: Johnny Knoxville; Tony Hawk; Travis Pastrana; Robbie Madison; Mat Hoffman Millions know the man, but few know his story. In Being Evel, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid look at American daredevil and icon Robert “Evel” Knievel, while also reflecting on our voracious public appetite for heroes and spectacle.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

BARGE - (USA) Director: Ben Powell Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans. From a green deckhand following his father and grandmother into the family business, to a former convict working his way to First Mate, job by job; as long as the boat’s moving they’re making money.

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RAIDERS! - (USA) Director: Jeremy Coon; Tim Skousen In 1982, two 12 year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother’s house. By then end, they had completed every scene except one... the explosive airplane scene. Thirty years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75-foot “Flying Wing” plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi... and then blow it up! This is the story behind the making of what is known as “the greatest fan film ever made.”

DO I SOUND GAY? - (USA) ♥ Director: David Thorpe Featuring: David Sedaris; Dan Savage; Tim Gunn; Margaret Cho Uncomfortable with sounding “too gay,” journalist and filmmaker David Thorpe meets with a speech pathologist to discover his true voice. What began as a personal journey quickly became a larger examination of sexuality and identity. A witty and insightful documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, reminds us that being comfortable and authentic in your own voice—no matter how it sounds—is ultimately what’s most important.


WORDS WITH GODS (Mexico) Directors: Guillermo Arriaga, Hector Babenco, Álex de la Iglesia, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Emir Kusturica, Mira Nair, Hideo Nakata, Warwick Thornton Cast: Demian Bichir; Emir Kusturica; Yilmaz Erdogan; Sarai Givaty; Pooneh Hajimohammadi Words with Gods features nine powerful stories of faith, created by some of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. A dramatic spectrum of beliefs are represented, with each filmmaker speaking about the one closest to the culture they depict in their story: Warwick Thornton deals with Aboriginal Spirituality, Héctor Babenco with Umbanda, Mira Nair with Hinduism, Hideo Nakata with Shinto Buddhism, Amos Gitai with Judaism, Álex de la Iglesia with Catholicism, Emir Kusturica with Orthodox Christianity, Bahman Ghobadi with Islam and Guillermo Arriaga with Atheism. The film is a panoramic global story that confronts birth & death, fateful choices and faith lost and found. DARE TO DRUM (USA) – World Premiere Director: John Bryant Featuring: Stewart Copeland Musical journeys taken by percussionists often start with a simple rhythmic calling, a seductive

sound that can often lead to extensive travels around the world in pursuit of permutations and possibilities of percussion. This film speaks to the uniquely inherent traits that drummers and percussionists possess as natural explorers of music and sound, and how this particular story explores the challenge of translating foreign voices of percussive expression into the dialect of a Western classical orchestra setting. Five accomplished percussionists and a rock star composer come together with a major American orchestra to create a groundbreaking work.

FILM Turbo Kid is a post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story that follows the epic journey of an orphaned outcast reluctant to be a hero in the wasteland of an alternate future. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

MIDNIGHT SPECIALS

CLOSER TO GOD (USA) Director: Billy Senese Cast: In this dark indie thriller, a genetic scientist creates the first human clone. But an earlier experiment threatens to destroy everything he’s built and puts his family in grave danger. Jeremy Childs; Shelean Newman; Shannon Hoppe; David Alford; Jake Speck; Isaac Disney TURBO KID (Canada/New Zealand) Director: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell Cast: Munro Chambers; Michael Ironside; Laurence Leboeuf

THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980; USA) Director: John Landis Cast: John Belushi; Dan Aykroyd; James Brown; Cab Calloway; Ray Charles; Aretha Franklin; John Lee Hooker Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985; USA) Director: Tim Burton Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen Almost as much fairy tale as adventure, Tim Bur ton’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure is a simple yet brilliantly written story about a boy and his bike.

Festival Passes are available online at www.DALLASFILM.org. We’ll see you there! southlake ARTS

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ARCHITECTURE

SOUTHLAKE ARTS REAL ESTATE FEATURE:

LUXURIOUS ESTATE HOME

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ARCHITECTURE

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS

LUXURIOUS

ESTATE

HOME

Extraordinary Tuscan Estate situated on 3 acres backing to hundreds of acres of nature reserves, reminiscent of the hills of Tuscany. The formal dining opens to trickling water fountains in the front courtyard offering a tranquil atmosphere to all entertainment needs. The placement of the home on the site was impeccably planned, taking advantage of every possible view. With every turn the home offers another breathtaking moment. An abundance of natural light enhances the intricate barreled ceiling family room. Included in the 11,509 sq ft are 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half baths, downstairs media room and game room, plus another game room upstairs, a guest casita, a third story observatory with balcony, and an elevator that goes to all floors of the home. For more details of this amazing home, please visit WYNNEMOORE.com.

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Cantare.

That is an Italian verb which means “to sing”. It probably seems familiar from Dean Martin’s version of Volare (to fly), nel blu di pinto di blu, felice da stare lassu’, or happy to fly up in the blue sky singing! The children who ‘Cantare’ in ‘Cantare’ would like you to come hear them sing at their Spring Concert at White’s Chapel UMC, April 30, 2015, 7pm. Led by Peggy Sward the children will be singing a wide variety of musical styles in a choral setting. Cantare will be performing such songs as “Best Day of My Life”, “Happy”, “Let it Go”, “Benedictus”, “My America”, an Ella Fitzgerald style of “Old MacDonald”, “Fly Me to the Moon” and many, many more. The Choir has had an active performance schedule this year. The George W. Bush Presidential Library reached out to Cantare to perform at their very first Christmas Holiday event. The group is also planning to sing at the Texas Capitol in Austin and tour beyond Texas soon. They even sang “God Bless America” at a Rough Riders game! The choir is comprised of younger singers from 2nd through 12th grade, with the mission of providing quality music instruction and attaining the highest level of artistic excellence in choral performance, Cantare performs a wide variety of musical styles

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MUSIC

from classical to popular, as well as songs in different languages. Through music activities and community involvement, the choir fosters the personal and social growth of members and promotes a sense of self-esteem, accomplishment and pride. The choir performs multi-voice arrangements and is accompanied by professional musicians! If you are interested in having your child participate, auditions are held once a month during the summer. Any young person that loves to sing and is entering 3rd through 12th grade may audition. While prior musical training is not necessary, an audition is required. For more details, contact Peggy Sward psward@whiteschapelumc.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

announcing:

BOB JONES NATURE CENTER ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE APRIL 18TH CATEGORIES - Wildlife Portraits - Natural Objects Portraits - Nature Scenics - People Interacting with Nature - Art in Nature - Creative Interpretation REGISTER @ BJNC.org

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Laura Hill Believes In The Arts

Laura Hill’s family business, Downey publishing, has awarded over $700,000 through their art for education foundation to rural schools & students


THE CALIFORNIA CLUB

SANDWICH

Spring is here and time to share a refreshing sandwich like the California Club. Honey-roasted turkey breast meat is nestled on a bed of spring mix and tart red onion. Cheddar cheese helps give it a sharp edge. Freshly cut tomato mellows it out. Then comes the fun stuff: California avocado slices for that creaminess and fresh grilled bacon to add that texture and salty goodness. Along with our own blend of honey mustard and Sriracha mustard for a sweet and hot element, the sandwich is served on a grilled multigrain roll for that rich earthy taste of grain. Spring on a bun. Enjoy! southlake ARTS

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SOUTHLAKE ARTS

JCB

No 21 Burgundy Brut Not all of the wine you might like to find is available at our local grocery stores, liquor stores and local wineries. Some wine is independently distributed. Such is the case with Jean-Charles Boisset private label JCB. Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. His lifelong passion for wine began as a child, growing up above the cellars and within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos Vougeot, the epicenter and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His parents, Jean-Claude and Claudine, founded the family winery in 1961 with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in one of the most traditional wine growing regions in the world. Today, the family collection includes wineries that share more than 18 centuries of combined winemaking heritage and tradition in some of the world’s most prestigious terroirs, from Burgundy to the South of France, to California’s Napa Valley and Russian River Valley. Jean-Charles leads the family firm with passionate commitment to fine wine, history, quality and a deep respect for the environment. He implemented organic and Biodynamic farming at all of the family’s estate vineyards in Burgundy and California. Together with his sister Nathalie, he created Domaine de la Vougeraie, uniting the family’s Burgundy vineyards, including prestigious monopoles such as the Vougeot 1er Cru Clos Blanc de

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Vougeot – planted in 1110 by the Cistercian monks, into one of Burgundy’s leading domaines. He instituted the concept of “viniculteur”, redefining the company’s traditional role to encompass a close and active interest in all aspects of winegrowing to ensure premium quality and sustainable farming practices. He refashioned and elevated the family’s founding winery bearing his father’s name – Jean-Claude Boisset – into a premier boutique vigneron in the Cotes de Nuits. In 2003 Jean-Charles brought DeLoach Vineyards, a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, into the family collection. He immediately recognized the similarities to Burgundy: each boast a confluence of river, mountains, and soil that is perfect for growing world-class Pinot Noir. He began a mission, inspired by his Burgundian heritage to produce terroir-driven wines with the same commitment to terroir and organic and Biodynamic farming he had instituted in Burgundy. The 21 is a Burgundy Brut. It is well reviewed, moderately priced and is described as radiant, mysterious and luminous. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay combine to produce a fresh fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. Full and generous in the mouth, a lovely harmony between freshness and fruit. Contact JCB’s local representative Julie Horn to arrange a tasting! Julie Horn 817.296.8303 julieh90@verizon.net


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