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VOL. 2 / ISSUE 9 / JULY 2 015
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
06 Publisher’s Letter 08 Events Calendar 31
11 2015 Summer Camps PHOTOGRAPHY
16 African Safari 36
31 Glamorous Women in Fabulous Places KIDS
34 Summerfest at Gaylord Texan MUSIC
36 Picardy FOOD
39 The John Ley Green Beret SCULPTURE
40 Chosil Kil 40 This month’s cover features a photo by Bruce Rosenstiel. See more on page 16.
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The performing, visual, applied and culinary arts are extremely important to our students’ futures. Not so much so that they will one day become a professional in the arts field, but for what the arts does for their creative thinking and their ability to work out complex problems.
This issue, we take you on a safari with Sikeleli Safaris and Bruce Rosenstiel; we highlight fun installation exhibits at the Nasher and DMA; Trish Biddle has a new exhibit at Elm Studio in Keller; and the Gaylord has The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Einstein famously said, “A table, a chair, a fruit and a violin. What else does a man need to be happy?”.
Enjoy the issue!
If you were to go into finance, might I mention that Alan Greenspan was a Jazz Musician and attended Juilliard. Politics? Bill Clinton plays the Tenor Saxophone. Politics, Business, Philanthropy? DFW magnate Ross Perot plays the accordion!
Then there is the social aspect. Life is too short to go through it singing out of tune or failing at Pictionary! So be sure to enroll your kids and grandkids in some arts camps this summer. We have a wonderful list of them on pages 11-12 for you.
“Big, bold, and decidedly brilliant.”– PaperCity
The Arts provide a vital economic engine for Texas, and help ensure
A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE FOR STUDENTS.
The Arts generate $5.1 BILLION for our state’s economy now & prepare students to be key contributors to our economy in the future. Students who complete more arts classes have up to 15% HIGHER
PASS RATES on standardized tests than students with fewer arts classes.
The Arts contribute nearly
$320 MILLION in state
sales tax revenue annually.
At-risk high school students who complete more than one art class are
HALF AS LIKELY to drop out.
80% OF TEXAS VOTERS
support increased funding for The Arts in schools.
THROUGH AUGUST 30
THROUGH AUGUST 30 Texas Cultural Trust
INVEST IN THE ARTS. THE ARTS PERFORM. Learn more at txculturaltrust.org/investinthearts
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Phyllida Barlow, untitled:stockade2015 2015, Lumber, polyurethane foam, polystyrene, Phyllida Barlow, Dock (detail).(detail), Duveen Commission, Tate Britain, London. plywood, paint, filler, cement, sand,Alex fabric, plastic tube, wadding, and PVA adhesive, 157 1/2 x 708 5/8 x 275 ©sawdust, Phyllidascrim, Barlow. Photo: Delfanne. 5/8 in., Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Phyllida Barlow. Photograph: Kevin Todora, courtesy Nasher Phyllida Barlow ‘tryst’ is organized by Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, and is supported Sculpture Center.
by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.
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Additional support provided by Christen and Derek Wilson. Phyllida Barlow ‘tryst’ is organized by Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, and is supported by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger. Additional support provided by Christen and Derek Wilson.
EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC
STEELY DAN Gexa Pavilion July 19th
THE BELLAMY BROTHERS Billy Bob’s August 21st
IRA GLASS Winspear Opera House July 11th
CHICAGO, EARTH, WIND & FIRE Gexa Pavilion July 24th
BRAD PAISLEY Winstar August 22nd
PIPPIN Bass Hall July 21-26th
HARRY CONNICK, JR. Winstar July 25th
LYLE LOVETT Bass Hall August 23rd
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Winspear Opera House July 28th - August 16th
PHISH Verizon Theatre July 29th
OTTMAR LIEBERT House Of Blues August 28th
SARAH KOENIG Winspear Opera House August 3rd
FILARMONICA JOVEN DE COLOMBIA Meyerson Symphony Center July 9th
GORILLA VS. BEAR The Granada July 31st
FWSO: THE MASTERS FESTIVAL Bass Hall August 28th-30th
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND Gexa Pavilion July 11th
RASCALL FLATTS Gexa Pavilion August 8th
BARENAKED LADIES Verizon Theatre July 15th
SHANIA TWAIN American Airlines Center August 10th
SMASHING PUMPKINS Gexa Pavilion July 15th
ERIC JOHNSON The Kessler August 13th
IMAGINE DRAGONS American Airlines Center July 17th
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Billy Bob’s August 14th
NICKI MINAJ Gexa Pavilion July 17th
JILL SCOTT Verizon Theatre August 15th
PAT GREEN Lonestar Park July 18th
SAM SMITH Verizon Theatre August 17th
ANNIE Winspear Opera House Through July 5th
COLT AND THE OLD 45S Wyly Theatre July 18th
ALABAMA SHAKES Verizon Theatre August 18th
DIRTY DANCING Bass Hall July 7th-12th
BILLY BOB’S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC Billy Bob’s July 3rd & 4th THE ROLLING STONES ATT Stadium July 6th WIDESPREAD PANIC Winspear Opera House July 8th
KELLY CLARKSON Gexa Pavilion 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 Every Monday
ART 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 CONCENTRATIONS 58: CHOSIL KIL Dallas Museum of Art Through August 2nd FRANK BOWLING: MAP PAINTINGS Dallas Museum of Art Through August 2nd AUDUBON’S BEASTS Amon Carter Museum Through August 2nd THE ABELLO COLLECTION Meadows Museum Through August 2nd
AT HOME & AT COURT: CHINESE & JAPANESE PAINTINGS Crow Collection Through August 15th THE 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 NATE LOWMAN, DAVID SALLE Dallas Contemporary Through August 23rd LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: EDWARD & BRETT WESTON Amon Carter Museum Through August 23rd FIERCE LOYALTY: A SAMURAI COMPLETE Crow Collection Through August 29th PHYLLIDA BARLOW Nasher Sculpture Center Through August 30th BOTTICELLI TO BRAQUE Kimbell Art Museum Through September 20th ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015
FUNDAMENTAL & SUPERFLUOUS The Crow Collection Through October 2016 BENEVOLENCE & WISDOM The Crow Collection Through October 2016
TARGET FIRST SATURDAYS Nasher Sculpture Center First Saturdays
FOOD GRAPEVINE FARMER’S MARKET Main Street Through October 30th
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DAVID HALL Senior Art Consultant
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AMAZING ANIMALS The Perot Starting June 16th STARS & STRIPES 2015 Southlake Town Square July 3rd JULY 4TH FIREWORKS Grapevine July 4th STORY TIME AT THE STATION 600 State Street July 24th RINGLING BROTHERS American Airlines Center July 29th - August 9th AURORA Arts District October 16th SUMMER AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Dallas Arboretum Fridays FIREWORKS Grapevine Each Friday Through Labor Day
WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING Messina Hof Winery 1st Wednesday of the Month WINE & CHEESE Messina Hof Winery 2nd Wednesday of the Month
CITY ARTS COUNCIL MEETING Southlake Town Hall July 28th
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ummer is one of the best times of the year for your kids to immerse themselves in the arts. Camps offer a great opportunity for your kids to not only spend a good deal of time learning, but often times the friendships that they make at camp will last them a lifetime. Sometimes seeing someone the same age as you that is ahead of you can be a great motivator! That certainly happened to me at the UNT jazz camps and Berklee camps when my classmates were Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Mike Moreno and McKenzie Smith. Here are some camps that we suggest for your student.
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 22nd-26th Dance Camp / August 10th-14th Acting Camp / July 27th-31st 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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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 you’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
FILM MULLER FILM & TELEVISION EDUCATION CAMPS The Media/Film Summer Workshop 2015 July 15th-17th / Free / Ages: 9-12 Ever thought about how much fun it would be to see yourself on the big screen? This 3-day intensive will focus on the technique and performance skills necessary for acting in front of the lens! Working on camera gives students the unique opportunity to view and critique their own work in order to help them accelerate their craft. Students will have the opportunity to learn about media skills & film/television acting technique through working with media news and the latest sides from film, episodic, and commercials. By focusing on the fundamentals of acting through the lens of the camera, young actors are encouraged to follow their impulses, searching to find truth in their work. www.filmtveducation.org - (214) 932-0625 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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African Safari “Bruce, would you be interested in leading photography tours in Africa?” Not a question I ever imagined to hear. But, when former photography student Sally Szekely invited me to consider the possibility, it only took me about two seconds to accept! Turning the dream into a reality was a bigger challenge than we thought, though. Over the next several months, including a two-week familiarization trip to Zimbabwe, we worked with Sally’s friends at Sikeleli Safaris to create and refine small-group itineraries that would appeal to general visitors interested in quality wildlife viewing as well as avid photographers. We wanted to ensure ample wildlife opportunities as well as attractive and diverse landscapes, and we were determined to offer our travelers unique experiences by getting away from the beaten path.
The fruits of our labors are two fantastic itineraries to some of the best locations in Zimbabwe at very competitive pricing. We offer the flexibility of small-group travel, which allows us to make the most of every opportunity. Expert local guides share their knowledge about the wildlife and ecology of each area we visit. I offer individualized instruction to help you hone your skills and get the best photos possible. We stay in intimate, exclusive lodges; savor gourmet meals; and are spoiled beyond belief by the extraordinary hospitality of our Zimbabwean hosts. Travel in Africa has had a significant and surprising impact on my life. My wife and I went to Kenya and Tanzania in 1987 and were as enthralled by the birds as by the mammals. Bird watching and nature became lifelong interests and the focus of many a vacation destination since that initial safari. Friends and family would scratch their heads and ask: Youâ€™re going where? To see and do what?! In an attempt to share our experiences I took my first photographs by connecting a camera to my birding scope on our second trip to Africa in 1998...and discovered a passion for photography that has led to a second career and added yet another dimension to our travels.
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African Safari Sandi and I have visited more than 50 countries over the years, returning many times to favorite locations. So, you might ask, what makes an African safari so special that we return again and again? There is simply nothing like it! You wake up to the dawn chorus of birds, sip a quick cup of coffee or tea and nibble biscuits while keeping an eye on any activity at the local water hole, and then head out on the first excursion of the day: a game drive, a boat trip, a guided walk – or maybe all three. Every outing has its own set of experiences. Nothing is predictable. You never know what you might see or what sort of encounters you might have. It’s absolutely exhilarating! You’re meandering along, admiring this and that, go around a bend and suddenly a group of elephant emerge from the trees...or you come upon a herd of giraffe...or zebra...or gazelle. Warthogs scamper across the track. Birds swoop and call; some perch and pose. Your keen-eyed guide spots a leopard or lion in the distance and slowly drives to the ideal
African Safari viewing angle. There is no rushing about. There is no rigid schedule. There are, however, tea and coffee breaks, always featuring some tasty accompaniment. A picnic may have been packed so you can explore a more remote area or you may return to camp for a sumptuous lunch followed by an afternoon excursion...and then you’ll enjoy sundowners from a beautiful vantage point. Dinner is splendid and, if you can keep your eyes open, you’ll be dazzled by the brilliant night skies...or you might opt for a short excursion to look for nocturnal species. Finally, you tuck yourself in, somewhat astonished by how much you have already seen and done, and know that the next day will bring its own set of new adventures. To find out more about these trips, contact Bruce Rosenstiel at email@example.com, Sally Szekely at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Bruce’s website at http://www.smallworldphotos.net/Africa-Safaris.
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tryst /trist/ noun
1. A private rendezvous between lovers. 2. A designated meeting place (14th century English).
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow has a new commissioned work at the Nasher entitled Tryst, on view until August 30th, 2015. A ‘tryst’ is a private rendezvous between lovers or a designated meeting place (14th century English). So the title of the show is flexible depending on your mood. Tryst is a monumental installation work that (intentionally) overfills the Nasher’s rooms for you to walk through and ask yourself why. Tryst is a youthful exhibit (created by Barlow, born 1944), an installation exhibit bordering on performance art. Rather than attempt to intellectualize it, categorize it, and put the boxes on stilts in a traditional box, you
should just enjoy it and laugh. This is (I think) the intent of the former art professor - to create fun, childlike installation pieces to walk through, and then give materials to the kids (and adult kids) to have their hand at creating their own installation work. Barlow employs commonplace materials— wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard, and strips of colorful cloth or tape—in extraordinary, mo nu me nt al, r a ms hac k le, ha n d - b uilt structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms. Towering, bulky accumulations of matter “elbow their way into the room,” as the artist puts it, filling the space and looming over viewers. Recent projects at the Tate Britain in London and the
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New Museum in New York have showcased the prodigious talents of Barlow, who, after a distinguished teaching career at the Slade School of Art in London, is finally enjoying the broad international recognition her work has long deserved. â€œFrom her use of found materials in the tradition of assemblage to her progressive, imaginative and uncanny use of exhibition spaces, Barlow riotously but cheer fully challenges our expectations on both what a sculptural object
can look like and the way sculpture might inhabit a museum setting,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “We are thrilled to have this remarkable talent occupy and contend with the pristine spaces of the Nasher with her material wit and ingenuity.” Barlow’s exhibition at the Nasher, selected as one of the most anticipated “Best in Show” exhibitions of 2015 by Modern Painters magazine, was organized by the Nasher’s Chief Curator Jed Morse and will feature all new works inspired by and created for the unique
spaces of its galleries. Like several of Barlow’s Tryst recent projects, these new works will challenge Nasher Sculpture Center accepted notions of sculpture, blurring the Through August 30th line between constructed form (sculpture) and constructed environment (architecture), providing a powerful counterpoint to the refined surroundings of the Nasher’s Renzo Piano-designed building. “In a prestigious building designed specifically for sculpture,” says Barlow, “my aim is to make an exhibition which has the potential to argue against its powerful aesthetic and formal character.” southlake ARTS
Southlakeâ€™s MasterWorks Summer Concert Series Southlake Town Square July 3 - 6:00 PM The Key West Band July 3 - 7:30 PM Limelight August 8 - 7:30 PM Me & My Monkey
September 12 - 7:30 PM Southlake Community Band October 10 - 7:30 PM Brave Combo
Glamorous Women in Fabulous Places KELLER, TX. ELM STREET STUDIOS, located at 139 S. Elm Street in Keller, Texas will be featuring the original oil paintings of contemporary figurative painter Trish Biddle. Escape to far away romantic places with glamorous style AS YOU VIEW Trishâ€™s work, which is inspired by her own travels, architecture, and her extensive fashion background. ENJOY THE JOURNEY AS the former textile designer and illustrator PAINTS her dreams and follows her passion.
THE WESTLAKE ARTIST has been published across the globe and is appreciated internationally. From the KENTUCKY DERBY to the WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW at Madison Square Garden, and collectors from HOLLYWOOD to PARIS and the Ukraine, her admirers are far and wide all while bringing it home and giving back to her local community. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County.
Located at 139 S. Elm Street, in Keller, Texas, Elm Street Studio, a labor of love, weaves together years of training, thoughtful ideas, and the intent to do good. They serve the community by providing inspiring creative opportunities. The studio is also a beautifully charming venue for parties, weddings, receptions, and meetings. www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com In this solo exhibit of oil paintings, Texas Artist Trish Biddle showcases her sense of design and captures the retro/vintage style of fashion, elegance, sophistication and the simplicity of bygone eras. Step out of the monotony of your daily life, and lose yourself in the glamorous life depicted in Biddleâ€™s striking oil paintings. Glamorous Women in Fabulous Places Trish Biddle Through August 15
THE TOP 7 REASONS
to visit the GAYLORD TEXAN for the Summer of Oz! For the 12th Annual SummerFest, Gaylord Texan invites visitors to enjoy a memorable summer vacation taking place now through September 7th, 2015. In addition to the property’s remarkable amenities, the resort will lead you down the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz while encountering the characters and scenes from L. Frank Baum’s original story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
4 5 6 2 7 3 Here are 7 reasons to take the kids for a visit!
1. THE LOST TREASURES OF OZ SCAVENGER HUNT
The Munchkins of Oz were on their way to see Dorothy and Toto, but a terrible storm caused their hot air balloon to be trapped in the atrium and their cargo was blown all over the resort! Will you help find the missing treasures? A prize awaits you at the end! The scavenger hunt takes place throughout the property. The scavenger map can be picked up at the Concierge desk or will be provided upon check-in if included in your hotel package. Once successfully completed, prizes can be collected back at the Concierge desk. 2. OOHS & OZ ART TOUR
Self-guided art walk featuring Oz-themed art by local Texas artists. Journey through Gaylord Texan’s fourand-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens and winding waterways while enjoying the original artwork displays. 3. JUMBO CHECKERS AND OTHER GAMES
Enjoy a fun game of Checkers, Jumbo Jenga and Corn Hole by the Oil Derrick.
4. CREATE YOUR OWN AHHHZ KIDS CRAFT CORNER
Kids select a Wizard of Oz cookie decorating kit (sugar cookies) or paint their own Oz-themed canvas to create their own masterpiece! 5. STROLLING ENTERTAINMENT
Meet Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, a Stilt Walking Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as well as a Wicked Witch balloon artist throughout their 4 ½ acres of lush indoor gardens! 6. POOL-O-PALOOZA
Splash into summer at their 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river playground, Paradise Springs! Featuring DJ music, a pool bar, activities, and games! Kids will enjoy glitter and airbrush tattoos, hair braiding, fireside ghost stories, and more. 7. JUNIOR CHEFS CAMP!
A great way to inspire chefs of the future! This interactive day camp for kids is led by Gaylord Texan’s award-winning Executive Chefs as Junior Chefs will learn to cook delicious plates they can create at home!
For more information on Gaylord Texan’s 12th Annual SummerFest activities as well as summer room rates and packages, please visit www.gaylordtexan.com or call 817-778-1000. southlake ARTS
SOUTHLAKE CARROLL GRADUATE HELPS NEW AUSTIN STARTUP REVOLUTIONIZE MUSIC EDUCATION FOR A DIGITAL AGE
PICARDY Picardy Learning, a burgeoning company formed by music graduates from the University of Texas-Austin, has officially launched its innovative new web app to the general public. The Picardy app combines the power of interactive technology with a quality learning experience in music education. In so doing, it aims to alleviate one of the fundamental problems in modern education: teaching to individual students with unique points of view and different ways of learning. The Picardy app helps students, regardless of age or skill level, build better music skills through active engagement with the curriculum. Picardy’s learning program emphasizes music theory, musicianship and “ear-training” to give students a better understanding in music education. “Starting to study composition, it was learning musicianship skills and music theory… that really made me a better composer or really made me understand music in general,” said Co-Founder (and Carroll Graduate) Cassandra Shankman. “It made me feel one with the music.” Musicianship, more particularly, is stressed as a vital expression of the artform that is music. “Most people understand the technical side of learning music… the other side of that is learning how to take those from simply playing notes to really making music,” said Picardy Co-Founder Hermes Camacho. “The way I see it, somebody just doesn’t deliver a speech. They have to convince the audience of what they’re saying.”
PICARDY By using games-based learning, the app promotes learning habits through a unique reward system tailored to the individual. The app is compatible with most web browsers, and comes mobile-ready for tech-savvy users. It also features a state-of-the-art user interface, with all of its content streaming to students for free. The company was founded in July 2013 in Austin, and the app was developed for beta testing in 2014 for five universities and a charter school in Texas. For more information visit picardylearning.com
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THE JOHN LEY GREEN BERET
Every now and then, we get the opportunity to create a sandwich. We design sandwiches to fit a personâ€™s personality. This sandwich is our most successful vegetarian sandwich in our shop. It is the JOHN LEY GREEN BERET. John was a three-time recipient of both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart awards. He was a very gregarious individual, larger than life, Father Santa type of guy. When I first started on it, we went with a hearty sandwich full of beef, pork, turkey, cheese - you get the picture. All of this until I found out he passed away from a heart illness.
Not the way to remember somebody with a sandwich like that. I took other information I had on John and went in a Mediterranean avenue, creating a vegetarian, heart-healthy sandwich. At first his friends were skeptical, but after a group tasting, they all agreed John would approve. Since we have added it to our menu, it has become the most popular vegetarian sandwich on the board. The John Ley has a base of spring mix to which we add a layer of red pepper hummus. That is covered with a handful
of shredded iceberg lettuce and slivered red onion. On top of the onion we add the heart of the sandwich, which is our own green and black olive mix. Cover the olives in slices of cool cucumber, chopped vine ripened tomato, and sprinkles of feta cheese to complete the filling. Finally, itâ€™s drizzled with our own chili oil to give it just enough heat to accent the vegetables and served on a nine-inch amorosa-style baguette toasted with just enough garlic to give it sharpness. And there you have it: the John Ley Green Beret. Enjoy! southlake ARTS
SCULPTURE CHOSIL KIL Sweaty Sun Through August 2nd, 2015 DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
After you’ve finished your visit of the installation at the Nasher, be sure to go across the street to the DMA to see Chosil Kil’s installation piece, Sweaty Sun. Especially if you have little ones! Why? Balloons. Pennies. Puppy Dogs.
There is a deeper aspect to her piece, Chosil Kil is a storyteller, or more accurately, she is an artist who creates or displays objects that are imbued with the story of their making. Drawing on her own personal history, the artist weaves tales -both real and fictional - that breathe life into otherwise mute, static objects. But like most skilled narrators, Kil never divulges all her secrets, providing instead just enough detail to pique her audience’s interest and keep them guessing, engaged and wanting more.
For Concentrations 58 at the Dallas Museum of Art, Kil has reinterpreted her pneumatic sculptures based on her recent travels throughout Texas and the Southwest. Titled Sweaty Sun, the exhibition transforms the DMA’s Stof fel Galler y into a delightful landscape of oversized geometric cubes and triangular forms. Inspired by Big Bend National park, this minimal forms corral viewers into the space while obscuring what’s around the corner The little ones will love it!
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