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VOL. 2 / ISSUE 8 / JUNE 2015
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
06 Publisher’s Letter 27
08 Events Calendar HAPPENINGS
11 2015 Summer Camps PROFILES
16 One Man Lemonade Stand VISUAL ARTS
17 Focus: Art in the Square SCULPTURE
27 Bill Kennedy, the Mold Behind the Bronze PROFILES
31 Up and Coming: Serina Taluja FOOD
35 The Club FOOD
36 Wine Time
This month’s cover features a fantastic Bill Kennedy sculpture. See more on page 27.
R A I N , R A I N , G O A W AY Art in the Square has come and gone and we had some of our favorites; we expect you do as well! This issue, we decided to highlight some of the outstanding artists. I suppose purchasing an actual painting is the strongest testimony to your opinion, so we picked out one Southlake family’s purchase for their home by Erin Hanson. I also had admired Erin’s work the previous year and love her color work, so we’re excited to share it with you! Trish Biddle, Clark Crenshaw, and Yoram Gal are three more
artists that we felt compelled to share with you this year. If you purchased something that you’d like to share with us, please do contact us as we’d love to hear from you.
Lastly, we have a touching story about a boy and his lemonade stand who reminds us that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Enjoy the issue.
We have a professional as well as a student artist highlight this month: Bill Kennedy (who is a world champion in his field!) and Serina Taluja (who won awards for her painting this year!). It would seem that talent and creativity are not two features our community is lacking at all!
(And don’t forget to sign up your kids & grandkids for summer camps!)
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EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC STEVE MILLER BAND Verizon Theater June 1st SHELBY LYNNE Dallas City Performance Hall June 5th ROBERT EARL KEEN Billy Bob’s June 5th CLINT BLACK Billy Bob’s June 6th TIM MCGRAW Gexa Pavilion June 6th INGRID MICHELSON House Of Blues June 7th JOHNNY MATHIS Winspear Opera House June 11th MARCUS MILLER Granada Theater June 13th THE WEEPIES Granada Theater June 15th KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS AFRICAN BEATS Strauss Square June 18th BRIAN WILSON Verizon Theater June 24th
DAWES Strauss Square June 24th
HARRY CONNICK, JR. Winstar July 25th
THE AVETT BROTHERS Verizon Theater June 25th
PHISH Verizon Theater July 29th
BILLY BOB’S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC Billy Bob’s July 3rd & 4th
GORILLA VS. BEAR Granada Theater July 31st
THE ROLLING STONES AT&T Stadium July 6th
SHANIA TWAIN American Airlines Center August 10th
WIDESPREAD PANIC Winspear Opera House July 8th
JILL SCOTT Verizon Theater August 15th
FILARMONICA JOVEN DE COLOMBIA Meyerson July 9th
SAM SMITH Verizon Theater August 17th
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND Gexa Pavilion July 11th BARENAKED LADIES Verizon Theater July 15th IMAGINE DRAGONS American Airlines Center July 17th PAT GREEN Lonestar Park July 18th ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA Bass Hall June 23rd - June 28th
BRAD PAISLEY Winstar August 22nd LYLE LOVETT Bass Hall August 23rd FWSO: THE MASTERS FESTIVAL Bass Hall August 28th - August 30th ITZHAK PERLMAN Winspear Opera House September 20th JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Dallas Museum of Art Thursdays 6-8pm THE FUNKY KNUCKLES Sundown at Granada Theater Every Monday
ART PHYLLIDA BARLOW Nasher Sculpture Center May 30th - August 30th FOCUS: MARIO GARCÍA TORRES The Modern Through June 28th RECENT WORKS BY JOHN ALEXANDER Meadows Museum Through June 28th MICHAËL BORREMANS: AS SWEET AS IT GETS Dallas Museum of Art Through July 5th BETWEEN ACTION AND THE UNKNOWN: THE ART OF KAZUO SHIRAGA AND SADAMASA MOTONAGA Dallas Museum of Art Through July 19th FRANK BOWLING: MAP PAINTINGS Dallas Museum of Art Through August 2nd CONCENTRATIONS 58: CHOSIL KIL Dallas Museum of Art Through August 2nd THE ABELLO COLLECTION Meadows Museum Through August 2nd AUDUBON’S BEASTS Amon Carter Museum Through August 2nd
AT HOME & AT COURT: CHINESE & JAPANESE PAINTINGS The Crow Collection Through August 15th WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Tower Gallery Through August 22nd FRAMING DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO The Modern Through August 23rd SAMUEL MORSE’S GALLERY OF THE LOUVRE Amon Carter Museum Through August 23rd LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: EDWARD & BRETT WESTON Through August 23rd NATE LOWMAN, DAVID SALLE Dallas Contemporary Through August 23rd FIERCE LOYALTY: A SAMURAI COMPLETE The Crow Collection Through August 29th AURORA Outdoors ATTPAC October 16th ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015 FUNDAMENTAL & SUPERFLUOUS The Crow Collection Through October 2016
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DANCE CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY Winspear Opera House June 19-21
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NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Winspear Opera House June 15th
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AMAZING ANIMALS The Perot Museum Opens June 13th
LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE Wyly Theatre June 25th-27th
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MUSIC UNT JAZZ COMBO CAMP Denton, TX / July 12th-17th / ages 14+ / $825 The curriculum includes: combo, faculty concerts (each evening), jazz history and listening, jazz theory (basic to advanced), master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone and trumpet, student concerts and student jam sessions. http://www.jazz.unt.edu Note: for teenagers serious about music, this is the best possible camp that you can attend. BERKLEE GUITAR SESSIONS Boston, MA / August 16th-21st / $1990 Ensembles, classes, and clinics in blues, metal, jam band funk / fusion, classic rock, contemporary rock, acoustic rock/pop, jazz, fingerstyle acoustic, and the performing songwriter. You’ll choose your main style for ensemble and from there you can branch out in our clinics and jams. Fretboard classes will be helpful to all students in any style. Experience Boston, the creative hub of New England. http://www.berklee.edu
HALL MUSIC PRODUCTIONS SUMMER CAMPS Southlake, TX / Monday - Thursday, late afternoon All Ages / $225 Rock Band, String Chamber Ensemble, Keyboard Camp, Composition and Choir. Want something closer to home? Send your student for a week of music in the late afternoon to Hall Music Productions. Curriculum includes rhythm skills, ear training, reading, writing, music history and performing! http://www.hallmusicproductions.com
THEATRE THE ACTING STUDIO SUMMER CAMPS & SHOWS Musical Theatre / June 22-26 Dance Camp / August 10-14 Acting Camp / July 27-31 Mary Poppins / July 24th-26th Mary Poppins Auditions / June 23rd The Acting Studio is offering a variety of summer programs for your triple-threat student! Musical Theater, Dance, Acting and a full production of Mary Poppins! http://www.actingstudiotx.com
NATURE WET & WILD SUMMER CAMP 2015 June 9th – August 21st, Tuesday – Friday 3-4 year olds / $170 per week 5-11 year olds / $210 per week Go WILD this summer at the Nature Center! The Bob Jones Nature Center will be using the critically acclaimed, and TEKS aligned, Project WILD and Project AQUATIC curriculum! Exploring the tiny minnow to the majestic grizzly, wildlife and how humans are integrally connected. Project WILD links campers and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of this balanced curriculum, materials and professional training, Project WILD aligns with the Bob Jones vision to Education, Conserve and Preserve. This will result in campers making informed decisions, demonstrating responsible behaviors and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment. http://bjnc.org/
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DANCE SUMMER DANCE CAMPS, CLASSES & INTENSIVES Dana’s Studio of Dance Southlake Southlake, TX / June-August / Ages 2 ½ & up / $115-$310 Princess Dance Camps, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop & Tumbling Camps & Classes, Contemporary, Lyrical & Technique Intensive, Ballet Intensive. http://www.danastudio.com STUDIO A DANCE SUMMER SCHEDULE Southlake, TX / June 8th-July 30th / $68-$350 A full schedule of technique classes offered in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theater, contemporary and hip hop. http://www.studioasouthlake.com EPICENTER FOR THE ARTS CAMP Southlake, TX / June-August / $65-$300 Epicenter for the Arts has something for everyone. Camps are available in all styles of dance along with musical theater, acting, art and more! There will be a variety of themed camps and weekly technique classes. www.epiarts.com
VISUAL ART ART HOUSE ART CAMPS June 8th- Aug 21st / Half Day Camps 9-noon and 1-4pm $40 per camp All week half day $160 / Buy 4 get 1 free This summer create your own Hero cartoon painted on canvas, or baby dragon sculpture. Design a t-shirt of the car youâ€™d love to be or a map of an enchanted land. Learn to paint a unicorn, a peacock feather, a race car, a magnolia, a horse or princess shoe. Create a t-shirt or sculpture of your favorite sports. Learn the art of printmaking, the joys of oil pastel. Make a bobble head pig or tiger. Learn the skills to create a rose, owl or car out of clay. Our instructors are artists and provide a wealth of knowledge and encouragement as you explore your creativity. A light snack will be provided. Those staying all day will need to bring a lunch. www.studioarthouse.com SUNSHINE GLAZE SUMMER ARTRAGEOUS ADVENTURE June-August / Ages 5+ / $28 per class - $450 for the entire Summer Semester Young artists will venture into the worlds of all kinds of different mediums. Each class will be a different art experience. This expedition sets out on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons all summer from 1-3pm. www.sunshineglaze.com
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NASHER KIDS CAMPS June 8th-12th, 9am to 12pm / $125 for members, $150 for non-members Make a mess, a masterpiece or a monster. Join us this summer as we look at art, ask big questions, and get our hands dirty, all under the guidance of our talented instructors Suzuko Davis and Lynda Wilbur. Campers will learn the history behind sculptures in the Nasher Collection and the methods and materials used by these artists through stories, games and hands-on art projects, helping children discover the many ways that artists play with materials. www.nashersculpturecenter.org ARTS COUNCIL NORTHEAST Summer Arts College / June-July / Ages 6-12 & 12-16 / Early bird $90/week Students receive a taste of the performing and visual arts during an imaginative and fun week-long cultural experience held in Northeast Tarrant County. Data shows that study of the arts helps children develop cognitive skills, including the abilities to analyze, reflect, make judgements, and generate new ideas of their own. During each session, professional artists and teachers encourage participation in different artistic disciplines, including visual arts, drama, music and dance. All elementary camps consist of two Visual Arts classes, Musical Theater and Set Design class. www.artscouncilnortheast.org
PROFILES LOCAL RESIDENT JOSHUA WEST RECENTLY won 2nd place at a lemonade tasting contest and got to meet Jason Garrett! During Art in the Square, he pre-sold cups and shared his foster story, was able to meet adopted kids and even some grownups that were adopted. Joshua is learning how to be an entrepreneur and, more importantly, how to give back to others. Here’s Joshua’s story: Hello! My name is Joshua West and this is my story. When I was just a year old, my mom was unable to take care of me. So she did something really brave and loving and put me in foster care with the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. My foster parents took me in and took care of me. I suddenly had a dog and two brothers! It was fun. I went to a lot of baseball games and to church on Sunday. My new family loved me very much. After about a year, I was adopted by my foster family. We went to see a nice judge and I got to sit in her lap when she signed some papers that gave me a forever family. It was a lot of papers. I love my mom, dad, and brothers, and I know that God put us all together because He loves me too. I pray for my first mommy every night and want her to be safe and happy. My lemonade stand is something I’ve done for 2 years. It teaches me how to operate a business and manage money. I take what I earn and spend some, save some, and give most of it away. I work so I can raise money for other kids that need to be adopted. I want every kid in foster care to find a forever family just like I did.
Art in the Square We had another successful Art in the Square this year! So many artists traveled such long distances to our small town to display their hard work for us to appreciate. We thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the outstanding work we enjoyed!
Trish Biddle SOUTHLAKE, TX Trish specializes in women in glamorous places, escapes from reality to daydreaming imagination. In this particular case, it is to a young girlâ€™s dance recital. I like how she captured the delicateness of the particular moment. southlake ARTS
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Erin hanson Born and raised on the West Coast, artist Erin Hanson, has brought her unique form of art to Southlake during the annual Art in the Square festivities in the community. “Art in the Square is one of my favorite venues to sell my paintings. I love the late night show when the whole festival sparkles with light. I prepare for months for this show, creating some large-scale works and show-stoppers that I can’t wait to share at the festival!” Hanson says. Over the years, Hanson has developed a signature style labeled as Open Impressionism that she uses to paint oil landscapes on canvas. According to a release from Hanson’s publicist, “Her pictures are visually exciting, highly expressive and beautifully composed.” Using striking color choices and bold brushstrokes, Hanson’s work has the ability to immediately captivate a viewer’s attention.
From a very young age, Hanson has always had a thirst for the adventurous lifestyle. Growing up in a family of boy scouts, Hanson’s favorite memories as a young girl are camping and backpacking in the gorgeous landscapes that surround California. Hanson started to pursue her passion for painting as a child in elementary school, using an easel that was constructed by her father. Hannah went on to flourish in her passion and eventually went on to becoming accepted into a special scholarship program at the Otis College of Art and Design. Hanson eventually took a pause from the arts and pursued her fascination with the world of science and in 2003, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Bioengineering. Hanson went on to reconnect with the world of the arts through her love of nature and adventure. Hanson immersed herself in the red rock of Nevada and explored the rugged terrain of the West.
“There is a glow that illuminates from her canvas,” a release on Hanson says. “Broad, decisive swipes of paint, thickly applied, create a mosaic “Rock climbing brought me back to my artistic roots, and my love for of color and texture on the canvas.” the outdoors is boldly expressed through my oils. Some might consider the desert to be drab and colorless, with white granite rocks and Hanson describes her inspiration for her art pieces and also why Open scraggly trees, but I love to capture the moments when early morning Impressionism is an important form of art to her. light peeks through and lights everything up with sherbets, lavenders and ice cream colors. I want others to experience the drama and “Open Impressionism catches the attention at once as being a new excitement of the landscape like I do,” Hanson says. style of painting,” Hanson says. “Each painting is more of an emotional work than a photographic representation.”
For more information on Hanson and where to find her featured work, visit her website at www.erinhanson.com.
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“In Hamlet’s words: ‘To hold a mirror up to nature’: Paint as wide a range of modern life’s rich diversity as I can, capturing fleeting moments of dramatic, comic and lyrical interactions between people. Juicifying the changing landscapes of our times on paper and canvas, stretching the styles of painting from realism to abstract, through my own expressionism. Experimenting in dangerous non-comfort zones, striving to go beyond my previous piece into something I did not know before. Starting from scratch, daily, working at re-inventing my painting like a child. Having fun celebrating my decades on earth in the most colorful, joyful and intense way I can. Joie-de-vivre is my motto.”
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SOUTHLAKE SCULPTOR BILL KENNEDY has artistic experience as detailed as some of his bronze and woodwork pieces.
A couple of days after the original request his father walked by the workbench where he had been working and the heads were prepared for practice.
artist says his recent years were what brought him into the world of clay and bronze pieces.
Kennedy says a shoulder injury was actually what Kennedy, 68, grew up on the Chesapeake Bay “He said ‘Okay, if you can make heads, you can brought him into the bronzing aspect of his craft. in Maryland and has been involved with make a decoy,’” Kennedy says with a chuckle. woodwork and art since the age of 12. “I had always been interested in working with “In short order I was making whole decoys on clay and producing bronzes. About a year and “My dad was president of a huge rod and gun my own which then extended into decorative a half ago, I tore a rotator cuff in my right arm. club that had a rig of about 3,000 decoys that pieces in flying and hanging poses.” The surgeon was telling me ‘The woodwork the members would use. He knew that I was you do is beautiful, but have you considered producing art already that was hanging in According to Kennedy, he has carved exotic pieces clay which won’t do so much wear and tear people’s homes. He said “I’d like for you to of animals from Elk, Wolves, Ducks and Bears. on your shoulder.” try to make heads for some of the decoys.” The heads would get broken off and wooden Kennedy is well known nationwide for his Kennedy told the surgeon that he had been decoys were heavily used,” Kennedy says. woodwork and fountain carvings. However, the interested in delving into that medium for some
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time. He was suggested to start practicing the “Now I don’t compete so much anymore extinct since 1875. I just did a major piece art during rehabilitation for his rotator cuff. because it’s just a question of how many which had a couple of Labradors on the ribbons you want to win,” Kennedy says. water and five more flying...I did it in kind of “I got started and really enjoyed it,” he says. an Audubon look,” Kennedy says. “I’ve had a lot of success at the Ward The first piece that Kennedy had formed through Foundation show in Maryland which is the According to Kennedy, Audubon painted his clay and bronzing was a model of a jack rabbit. world championship for wildfowl carving. I’ve birds in awkward positions like they were flying won a bunch of stuff there and virtually every downward too sharply. “The folks at the foundry - when I walked in with the meaningful show across the country, I’ve won.” first couple of clay pieces to turn them into bronze “If you could plug it in and turn it on, the birds - said ‘Yeah right, you’re telling us these are your first During the conversation with Kennedy, the would crash. It’s still in various, interesting ones?’ as in with a smile,” Kennedy remembers. artist spoke of some of his more challenging positions. It was very successful; as a matter of pieces he has produced in the past. fact, it will be featured in a magazine this summer.” Kennedy has won national competitions over time but believes in sharing the artistic wealth “I just did a piece that had seven Labrador Kennedy says that although this piece was in the community. Ducks in it, and Labrador Ducks have been woodwork, it was still very challenging. southlake ARTS
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“On challenging pieces in clay, I’m having a bit of a challenge. Right now I’m doing two elk that are laying down. It’s a challenge to get an animal like that correct. I’m finding them to be a challenging piece to complete, but it looks like to me they are going to turn out pretty well,” Kennedy says. Kennedy is featured in galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Dallas and plans to spread out more to other galleries.
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Kennedy says so far the response to his art has been very good and he has been “knocked out” by the warm reception. Kennedy says locals and visitors eager to see his bronze pieces can visit Collector’s Covey in downtown Dallas or can give him a call where the artist says guests are welcome to stop by his house.
To contact Kennedy for a viewing of his art or to have a piece commissioned, contact him “I’ll probably soon be in a couple down in at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at Frederiksberg and another one in Scottsdale, AZ.” 214-704-5209.
At the student art display at Art in The Square this year, you may have seen Carroll student Serina Taluja’s work. Serina is this year’s Lone Star Artist award winner. Her family moved here a few years ago from Nice, France. You could call her a Renaissance lady, because she plays the acoustic and electric guitar, practices yoga, and likes reading and poetry in addition to painting. She started painting when she was little and this particular painting has a story.
“This painting is of my great grandfather, who our entire family called Nanaji, hence the name of the painting. Originally, I was painting this for him and wanted to send it to him in India as he was facing a serious illness. Tragically, he passed away just as I was starting the painting. This drove me, however, to make this one of the best pieces I possibly could. I worked on it for many weeks and made my color choices based on how positive and lively he was all the way until the end of his life. I admired his cheerful spirit and contented outlook on life, which I hoped to portray in the painting as well.”
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Who is your favorite artist? This is such a tough question because I have so many favorites, but I’m going to have to go with Salvador Dali, simply because his manipulation of the world around him I find completely fascinating and his compositions are always spot on, which is something I strive for in my work. What is your favorite part of painting? I love getting started when I’m painting, mostly because at first no paintings really ever look “good”. Mine always start looking like a bunch of bright scribbles all over a canvas, and even though this is the most unimpressive part of the painting process, I admire that it is the most natural and free part of it. All of the artist’s real thoughts and inspiration come out in the initial painting sketch. Where do you get your inspiration? The people around me are probably the biggest inspiration in my life. After moving so many times and meeting so many different people, I’m in love with the diversity of people in the world, and I think if you allow people into your life and let them inspire you, each one will do so in their own way. So in a sense, when you let people inspire you, your work can never be monotonous or boring, everything you do is different, just like every person you meet. Where are you happiest? Can the Earth be my answer? I really don’t know. I’m happy in the studio because that’s where I work. I’m happy at work because I’m relaxed there. I’m happy outdoors because that’s where I find peace. I’m happy just about anywhere that I can be myself. What is your most treasured possession? My acoustic guitar would have to be my most treasured possession because I’ve had it for so long and it helps me work through things when I don’t know how to get through them on my own. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Probably Mahatma Gandhi, because I’m inspired by his peacemaking efforts in India and what an impact they had on the way the world looked at fighting and violence in that they are generally unnecessary. What 3 items would you bring with you to a deserted island? Camera, food, is friends an option? If not friends, then a sketchbook.
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THE CLUB There are some types of sandwiches that spawn dozens of variations but there is nothing like the original. The CLUB SANDWICH is one of these sandwiches. Simple and elegant, this sandwich was a favorite to King Edward VIII and his wife Wallace Simpson. Supposedly created in the late 1800s at the famed Saratoga Club-House - also home to the invention of the potato chip - this sandwich took
America by storm. Originally, the sandwich was very simple: turkey, bacon, lettuce, white bread, tomato, and mayonnaise. In later versions of the sandwich, ham was added and became the standard to which all variations are linked. At Weinbergerâ€™s, we honor the sandwich by starting with a Texas Toast. To that we add a fresh bed of shredded iceberg lettuce. On the lettuce we pile a thinly sliced
tavern ham, the kind that was served in railroad club cars of long ago, followed by a pile of freshly cut honey-roasted turkey breast. Grilled maple bacon tops off the meat to give it dimension. Of course the sandwich would not be complete without creamy mayonnaise, salt, pepper and freshly cut garden tomato. The greatest of the summertime sandwiches: the heavy hitter club. Enjoy! southlake ARTS
2014 Private Reserve Viognier This classic French varietal has flourished here in the Lone Star State due to its need for a long, warm growing season to come to full maturity. Viognier produces a fuller-bodied white wine with soft and lush characteristics. It has great natural aromatics that include fruits like peaches and pears, floral notes like violets and lilacs, and some slight minerality. The Messina Hof Private Reserve 2014 Viognier boasts great viscosity with balanced acidity. Our Viognier goes through malolactic fermentation which simultaneously adds more weight to the wine while decreasing the acids. This allows the creamy aromas of the varietal to come forth and contributes to a pleasant mouth feel. The floral notes are front and center along with a distinct note of peaches and crème. This is a great wine for someone who likes the body of a nice chardonnay, but may not like the heavy oak and vanilla notes that many chardonnays may have.
Viognier has found a new home in the state of Texas!
Viognier pairs great with spicy foods because its natural aromatics and fuller style can hold up well against the heat and spice of those dishes. This makes it a very popular wine with numerous Texas cuisines including all styles of barbeque, Tex-Mex, and Hispanic foods. Or it’s great right out of the icebox while sitting on the porch swing watching the sun go down. Messina Hof Grapevine Winery www.messinahof.com
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Southlake Arts Magazine June 2015 Issue