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“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy out of life from my violin.” - ALBERT EINSTEIN

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06 Publisher’s Letter

31 National Drive Electric Week 2015

08 Events Calendar

32 Matthew Cusick - Rendition


13 Irina Kulikova COMMUNITY

14 A Perfect Slice of Americana HAPPENINGS

19 Get Ready for an ARTQuest VISUAL ARTS

20 Focus On: Grapevine Art Project SUSTAINABILITY

27 Life Off the Grid




39 Aurora FOOD



44 Beautiful City

This month’s cover is Morning by the River by Patricia Torsiello Palmieri and is featured at the Grapevine Art Project. See more on page 20.


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PUBLISHER’S LETTER Nature, history and culture are all closely tied to the arts. The majority of topics for songs, paintings, poems, stories and movies come from something that happened (history) to someone or something and gave them a reflection of their experience (nature). You could also argue the point that even in abstract imagination, that still is part of nature. So it makes sense for us, your music, arts & culture magazine to bring you relevant stories on nature and history. This month we bring you a story on solar power. There are several residents that are installing solar power to their homes in Southlake, there’s a tour of homes using solar and alternative energy sources, and it’s Electric Drive Week soon. For history, we are joining forces with your local history experts, The Southlake Historical Society, to bring you short stories from this town’s past, which are available in their book ‘Images of Southlake’ available at

Grapevine is busy in September and October. There’s Grapefest in September with a special pouring by the Messina Hof winery, GAP (Grapevine Art Project) has an exhibition at the Tower Gallery and a juried show at the Lancaster, and the Grapevine Art Dealer association has an Art Walk October 3rd. DAD (Dallas Arts District) is alive and roaring the next couple of months as well. Park & Palate at Klyde Warren Park, the Fall Block party, and be sure to mark your calendars for Aurora 2015, the art of Light, Video and Sound, October 16th. Enjoy the issue!

David Hall

The Arts provide a vital economic engine for Texas, and help ensure


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.




support increased funding for The Arts in schools.


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EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC SCI-FI SPECTACULAR Bass Hall September 4th-6th HANK WILLIAMS, JR. Verizon Theater September 5th PICKIN’ FOR THE PREEMIES Billy Bob’s September 7th MOZART & RACHMANINOFF Bass Hall September 11th-13th SOUTHLAKE COMMUNITY BAND Town Square September 12th GRAPEFEST Main Street Grapevine September 17th-20th GARTH BROOKS American Airlines Center September 17th-22nd PIN DROP DISCO Strauss Square September 18th STONEY LARUE Billy Bob’s September 19th MADE IN FORT WORTH The Modern September 19th ITZHAK PERLMAN Winspear Opera House September 20th


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VAN HALEN Gexa Pavilion September 23rd

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE Granada Theater October 17th

SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY BLUEGRASS BAND Irving Arts Center September 25th

TAYLOR SWIFT ATT Stadium October 17th

BLUES TRAVELER House of Blues September 26th IRINA KULIKOVA Kimbell Art Museum October 1st & 2nd DSO: THIBAUDET PLAYS GERSHWIN Orchestra Hall October 2nd-3rd

DSO ON THE GO White’s Chapel October 22nd AL DI MEOLA Majestic Theater October 22nd DSO: HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Orchestra Hall October 24th

FWSO: BOLERO Bass Hall October 2nd-4th

DSO: HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Orchestra Hall October 24th

MÖTLEY CRÜE American Airlines Center October 7th

THE FUNKY KNUCKLES Sundown at Granada Theater Every Monday

BRAVE COMBO Town Square October 10th

OPEN MIC The Burger Shack Tuesdays

ARIANA GRANDE American Airlines Center October 11th

JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Dallas Museum of Art Thursday’s 6-8pm

ANI DIFRANCO Granada Theater October 13th DON HENLEY Verizon Theater October 15th

ART SOUTHLAKE HISTORICAL PHOTOS Southlake City Hall September 10th

TREASURES FROM THE HOUSE OF ALBA Meadows Museum September 11th - 2016 ALEXANDER GORLIZKI: VARIABLE DIMENSIONS The Crow Collection September 12th - 2016 SPIRIT & MATTER: ISLAMIC ART Dallas Museum of Art September 13th - 2016 GIUSEPPE PENONE: BEING THE RIVER, REPEATING THE FOREST Nasher Sculpture Center September 19th - 2016 BOTTICELLI TO BRAQUE Kimbell Art Museum Through September 20th BANI ABIDI Dallas Contemporary September 20th - December 21st KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC The Modern September 20th - 2016 MARLA FRAZEE: ROLLER COASTERS Irving Arts Center Through September 27th CHALET DALLAS Nasher Sculpture Center October 3rd - 2016 INTERNATIONAL POP Dallas Museum of Art October 11th - 2016

INFANTA MARGARITA Meadows Museum Through November 1st

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Casa Mañana September 26th - October 4th

ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015

DALLAS OPERA: TOSCA Winspear Opera House November 6th - November 22nd

FUNDAMENTAL & SUPERFLUOUS The Crow Collection Through October 2016 BENEVOLENCE & WISDOM The Crow Collection Through October 2016 NS HARSHA Dallas Museum of Art Through 2016

THEATRE MOONSHINE Wyly Theatre September 2nd - October 11th INTO THE WOODS, LYRIC THEATER Irving Arts Center September 4th-13th JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Bass Hall September 18th-20th MATILDA Winspear Opera House September 23rd - October 4th MURDER FOR TWO Dallas City Performance Hall September 24th - 26th

PETER PAN 360 Winspear Opera House November 11th - December 6th DALLAS OPERA: GREAT SCOTT Winspear Opera House October 30th - November 15th JERSEY BOYS Winspear Opera House December 16th-27th

DANCE TEXAS BALLET THEATER: DRACULA Winspear Opera House September 4th-13th

FOOD WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING Messina Hof Winery 1st Wednesday of the Month WINE & CHEESE Messina Hof Winery 2nd Wednesday of the Month FOOD TRUCKS Klyde Warren Park Daily OKTOBERFEST SOUTHLAKE Town Square October 2nd-4th GRAPEVINE FARMER’S MARKET Main Street Through October 30th

SOUTHLAKE ARTS CREATIVE TEAM Publisher & Creative Director

DAVID HALL Senior Art Consultant

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TWYLA THARP Winspear Opera House September 18th-19th

AURORA Arts District October 16th

DANCE AFRICA Dallas City Performance Hall October 2nd-3rd

DESIGN ZONE Fort Worth Museum Through September 7th

TITAS PRESENTS: KYLE ABRAHAM Dallas City Performance Hall October 29th-30th

TARGET FIRST SATURDAYS Nasher Sculpture Center First Saturdays AMAZING ANIMALS Perot Museum Ongoing



CONTACT INFO 630 E. Southlake Blvd. #61 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 703-3205

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Melanie B. Kinchen, M.D. P.A Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Yale University Bachelors of Psychology Harvard Medical School M.D. John Hopkins Hospital, MD Orthopaedic Surgery Residency John Hopkins Hospital, MD Kostuik Spine & Deformity Dr. Kinchen is specially trained in deformity and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Her colleagues recognize her as an advocate for a conservative approach to treatment. She partners with her patients to inform them of all their options so they can make an educated decision. (682) 223-1406 1600 W. College St., Suite 685 Grapevine, TX 76051

Irina Kulikova


With the rare beauty of her tone and her enchanting presence on stage, Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something so special with their instrument, that the public feels the joy, the pain, the longing of the human spirit in a most intense way. Her secret, in life as in music: It’s about the touch. “If you take special care of everything and everybody that is dear to you, if you show love and devotion in those little details that make a difference, then you will touch the lives of others in ways you cannot imagine.” Irina Kulikova tours far afield, with appearances at leading festivals in Europe, North America and Asia and in concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Academic Capella in St. Petersburg, Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai. She received over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigious competitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany. Irina Kulikova graduated with distinction at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Austria), the Conservatoire of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and the Gnessins Academy in Moscow (Russia). She recorded four solo CD’s, three of which are distributed worldwide by the Naxos label. Today, Irina Kulikova resides in Los Angeles (USA), Salzburg (Austria) and The Hague (The Netherlands). Her concert career, as a soloist and with a variety of ensembles and orchestras, she combines with a personal dedication to teaching, touching the lives of promising students of all continents.

Upcoming Concerts Thursday, October 1, 2015 7:30pm Kimbell Art Museum – Renzo Piano Hall 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107 Friday, October 2, 2015 8:00pm University Park United Methodist Church 4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75225

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A Perfect Slice of Americana By the Southlake Historical Society If you look to buildings to give you clues about history, Southlake will disappoint you. Only a few old ones remain. But take a closer look and you’ll find a rich history of people and events that define Southlake and give it “a sense of place.” That’s what Gary Fickes, at one time Southlake’s mayor and now a Tarrant County commissioner, knew when he put an ad in the Grapevine Sun in 1992 asking people interested in Southlake history to come together. Fickes, who knows the value of history, has described the story of Southlake as “a perfect slice of Americana.” The first members of what would become the Southlake Historical Society were relative newcomers, some having arrived in the 1970s. In 1992, there were still plenty of descendants in town from “old” families with names like McPherson, Tate, Cate, Tanner and Shivers, but the little town was changing. Southlake’s story began long ago when Native Americans, then the Spanish, wandered the Cross Timbers (a special ecosystem in which Southlake is located). In the 1840s, white settlers arrived to take advantage of land deals. While Denton, Grapevine, Birdville and others turned into towns, what’s now Southlake remained “the area west of Grapevine” with rural farming communities, each centered on a school, a church and perhaps a general store or blacksmith shop. (Southlake wasn’t founded until 1956.) The new historical society had those stories to tell along with these: murders by Bonnie and Clyde; a mixed-race family that prospered as the largest landowners in the area and ran a successful livestock auction barn and café – possibly the first integrated diner in Texas; a modest brick school built by poor farmers that became the foundation of the celebrated Carroll ISD; the Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and other pioneer churches and cemeteries; a dog race park; stills; a horseshoeing school; private grass airstrips; and the beginnings of a now-prosperous city.


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COMMUNITY The society’s goal has always been to promote the preser vation, under s tanding and appreciation of Southlake history. Early projects included inventorying old houses, outbuildings and businesses (many, from the early 20th century, have since been demolished); collecting oral histories; and safeguarding historical papers and artifacts.

six years. “We presented programs on everything,” she recalled, “from the history of Lake Grapevine and how it affected the growth of Southlake, to Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker. Interestingly, a woman who was at Parker’s Fort when Cynthia Ann was captured is buried at Lonesome Dove Cemetery.”

Members worked to preserve the 1919 Carroll In 1997, society members disassembled a log School, located on its original site at 1055 N. barn in what’s now Town Square and a log Carroll Avenue. “While its fate is unknown,” house near what’s now Central Market, and Robeson said, “it still stands – a brick-andstored the logs. The neighboring McPherson- mortar lesson about the people who founded Fechtel farmhouse (built in 1919 on several Southlake and the beginnings of our Carroll hundred acres where Town Square sits today) schools.” In 2008, city leaders agreed to put the needed to be moved as Cooper-Stebbins rescued logs to good use and authorized the made way for construction. The society hoped construction of a log house in Bicentennial Park. the city and other interested parties would fund relocating the historic building to save it, The societ y won the National Historic but time ran out: the Fechtel farmhouse was Preservation Award from the Captain Molly burned as part of a Southlake Fire Department Corbin Chapter of the DAR, Grapevine and controlled-burn exercise. That soured things the Albert B. Corey Award from the American for many and the society dismantled. Association for State and Local History for the “vigor, scholarship and imagination” In 2002, Lou Ann Heath, a Southlake resident displayed in its website, www.southlakehiswith a deep love of history, revived the group., described by a UNT professor as the With the help of other citizens including best of its kind in the county. “We filled our Fickes and Brad Bradley, who drew up the website with Southlake’s intriguing stories and corporation papers and filed the required photographs,” Robeson explained. forms for the revitalized 501(c)(3), Heath kept the society’s focus on gathering Southlake Two years ago, three new board members were history through photographs and oral histories. asked to join. Secretary Rebecca Utley is a Longtime residents with deep roots in the fifth-generation Southlake citizen. Her greatarea including Jeroll Shivers, R.E. Smith, Jack great-great grandfather settled in the Dove Wiesman and Jack Cook joined the group and community after the Civil War. Her great-great helped to document Southlake’s past as they grandfather was one of the three original 1919 remembered it. Carroll School trustees. Her great-grandfather attended Carroll School, and her father, Jeroll, “There was a lot of development going on,” was an ardent protector of Southlake history. Heath explained. “Folks kept finding old Many Southlake citizens know SHS vice timbers and the remains of log structures on president of programs Tamara McMillan and tracts of land up for sale. And the concern vice president of membership Emily Galpin, was that things were going away. We didn’t who both energetically serve on numerous have a downtown like Grapevine, so I was area boards and head up a new non-profit most interested in trying to get any kind of organization, Nature Reach. In 2013, Connie photographic evidence.” Cooley became the society president. She wrote Images of America: Southlake in 2010 and In 2007, Southlake resident Anita Robeson recently completed Images of Sports: Southlake stepped up as president and served for Carroll Dragon Football, due out in November. southlake ARTS

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The society’s upcoming programs include a city art exhibit, A Walk through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake, sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council and Apex. The exhibit opens on Thursday, September 10 in the lobby of Southlake Town Hall and will remain until October 23, 2015. Pioneer women, preachers, horse thieves, cowboys and Civil War veterans come to life on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the society’s second annual Cemetery Tour. The event begins in Lonesome Dove Cemetery, one of Tarrant County’s oldest cemeteries, 2380 Lonesome Dove Road, and moves to the historic Hood Cemetery located in the Coventry Manor subdivision, Peytonville Road at Coventry Lane. Check for more information including cemetery tour tickets. “As much as we love presenting programs,” Cooley emphasizes, “we try to never lose sight of what those original members set out to do: preserve what they saw as being lost. The only historic public building our city has ever had, Carroll School, needs protecting. That little brick building is the birthplace Southlake and our schools. There may have been a time when citizens didn’t appreciate its history. Perhaps it was too familiar, or too modest or too unattractive. But folks today understand that every great city in the world protects its history. Southlake is no different.”

COMMUNITY SOUTHLAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: • Helping newcomers to Southlake – and “old-timers,” too – learn about our history and feel more at home. • Promoting heritage tourism by participating in the Texas Heritage Trails Program and putting together fliers and web information for tourists. • Working with the city to build and furnish the log house in Bicentennial Park. • Conducting tours of the log house for Scouts, CISD students and the public. • Advocating for the preservation of the 1919 Carroll School. • Appearing before the Southlake Executive Forum to share with members the significance of the 1919 Carroll School and the importance of saving it. • Receiving a grant from the Meadows Fund for Historic Schools through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help pay for a structural assessment of the 1919 Carroll School. • Developing a self-guided history tour of Southlake. • Researching, writing text and scanning historical photographs for a website. • Writing numerous articles for newspapers and magazines about Southlake history. • Researching and writing Texas Historical Commission markers for the Dove Community and the 1919 Carroll School. • Conducting history tours and giving talks on history to community groups, church groups and Realtors. • Answering questions by Realtors and others about the history of various properties. • Interviewing longtime residents for oral histories.

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Grapevine Art Dealers Association hosts fine art event in historic downtown Grapevine Searching for the perfect piece of artwork for an empty wall or to add to a collection? Then come to Grapevine for an ARTQuest, the Grapevine Art Dealers Association’s theme for its Third Annual Fall Gallery Night on Saturday October 3rd from 5:00 until 9:00pm. Hosted by the six member galleries along Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine, art enthusiasts will enjoy sculpture, original paintings, hand-blown glass and demonstrations by local artists. The ARTQuest will be a search among the six galleries for the hidden art images found in the artists’ newest works, these images make up the art quest poster. Once all images on the poster are signed, this will be the ticket for a drawing that includes: dinner, wine tasting passport, and a hotel stay at Great Wolf Lodge in their family suite. Join with the GADA galleries in their quest to bring to life an entertaining and art-filled evening.

A TOUCH OF PARIS located at 202 West Wall Street is owned by internationally recognized French artist Dominique Galleron. The gallery showcases her original paintings ranging from landscape to figurative to abstract in her bold palette knife style. Also represented are local and international sculptors working with various forms of media.


GREAT AMERICAN WEST GALLERY, 332 South Main Street, features the finest western artists in the world. This historic setting complements the paintings and bronzes of Native Americans, frontiersmen, cavalry, pioneers, cowboys, and ranchers among expansive landscapes. GIDDENS GALLERY OF FINE ART, 624 South Main Street, owners Cherie and John Giddens offer a vast variety of highly acclaimed North Texas artists’ work. Filling the walls of this diverse gallery are paintings of every style and medium including: sculptures in glass, wood and metal with many “upcycle” creations. Paintings also include watercolors by Cherie Giddens. THE TOWER GALLERY, located at 636 South Main Street in the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau building, will host the 34th Juried Exhibition of The Pastel Society of the Southwest. This exhibit brings out the best of the vibrant pastel work by regional artists, creating a high quality, color-filled show. The show will be at the Tower Gallery October 1 – October 29. Susan Ogilvie, a nationally recognized artist, will be the judge for this year’s show.

HOLDER DANE GALLERY & ART STUDIOS, 701 South Main Street, suite 100, is a gallery abundant in fine art and known for its variety of sculpture, contemporary jewelry, oil paintings, pastels and fine pottery. HDG draws from a wealth of acclaimed artists who also teach workshops at the studios and will be present during gallery night. Come by and meet the artists and get to know them and their art and enter the ARTQuest. Ann Ayres will be sculpting and storytelling while creating her entertaining and historic tales of the cowgirls depicted in her art. VETRO GLASSBLOWING STUDIO & GALLERY, 701 South Main Street, will host the University of Texas at Arlington Glass Internship Program Exhibition during gallery night. The Vetro gallery houses many fine glass artists’ work and glass jewelry, including selected works by participating Glass Artists and their student interns. The performance of Vetro glass blowers and visiting local artists demonstrating their skills will be a sight to see. The Third Annual GADA Fall Gallery Night will showcase the fine arts in Grapevine, offering an evening of high quality art for all art enthusiasts to enjoy. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer any questions and facilitate purchases. There is no cost to attend the third annual GADA Fall Gallery Night. For more information about GADA Fall Gallery Night on October 3rd, contact any of the galleries listed or visit southlake ARTS

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TOWER GALLERY SHOW AND SALE Grapevine’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting an exhibit of work by artists of the Grapevine Art Project from September 2nd through September 26th in the Visitor Information Center’s Tower Gallery. exhibiting artists will give demonstrations of painting, pottery, and more!



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Grapevine Art Project’s second juried show will be exhibited in Grapevine’s Lancaster Gallery, 300 S. Main Street from September 4th through November 2nd. This open juried show attracted entries from throughout the Metroplex. After careful deliberation, the judges narrowed their selection to twenty-five works. Join us at an artists reception at the gallery on Saturday September 12th from 6pm-9pm. Mark your calendars and come out for a celebration of local art and artists! Refreshments and live music will make the night memorable!

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ick Bollar is a local Southlake community “There are really lots of reasons that you would change, you know that solar energy reduces member who believes in keeping the want to consider doing solar. There are the the amount of pollution just right here in the Metroplex and our surrounding community obvious environmental ones, which I think get Metroplex, which is a good thing for all of us,” clean. How does he support the quality of life a whole lot of attention; but there are also Bollar says. in Southlake? The answer comes in his devotion other ones that we list which are things for to solar energy and electric vehicles. people that may not be exactly environmen- IMPROVING THE AIR QUALITY tally conscious. These are solar reasons that According to Bollar, there are a couple of ways Bollar says he has been living off of the solar relate to energy security and things like that.” that solar energy can improve air quality. grid for a few years. Bollar understands that some people think of “One is you are cutting down on the power “We have had solar in our house for around two solar energy as a green or more far left field plants that need to produce electricity. Power years now. My reason is fairly simple by kind of method for electricity, but he doesn’t plants are typically burning natural gas from wanting to do my part to reduce pollution see it that way at all. coal. 50 percent of our total electric grate comes around town and to reduce dependence on from natural gas, another 20 percent from coal. foreign oil,” Bollar says. “Even if you don’t believe in global climate All of which have emissions,” Bollar says. southlake ARTS

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Grid If we are talking about using energy to power cars, electric cars eliminate all of the exhaust coming from vehicles on the roads. That is a huge benefit. Electric cars have a lot less particulate emissions on the roads than a gasoline powered car.” Bollar says that aside from air qualit y improvement, solar panels can also help boost economic growth. “Part of what is happening is the Metroplex is growing, and we are growing at one of the most rapid rates in the country. As we grow, that requires more infrastructures, which eventually includes more power plants. From my perspective, the interesting thing about power plants is that, a lot of them are only needed at the peak, on the very hottest days, where everybody needs air conditioning. That is maybe ten or fifteen days a year. Solar actually generates the most electricity at those times. So, if you have a good number of people that have solar panels on their roofs, it actually delays the amount of time it would take until the utilities actually have to build a new power plant just to cover those peaks,” Bollar says. SOUTHLAKE AND THE SOLAR RISE Bollar believes there is an amazingly large number - several thousand homes - in the Metroplex that rely on solar energy. Southlake, though, actually has one of the smallest concentrations in solar.


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Bollar says this is surprising because, typically, “The rate I pay the utility is very simple. I pay people in Southlake are very environmentally them at the same rate that they buy it from conscious. me. So, for every kilowatt hour that I generate I get ten cents from them, and for every one Bollar says the main issue is that the process here I buy from them, I pay ten cents. It’s a very in town is a bit more structured than in other frictionless transaction.” parts of the area. It requires city council approval, which other parts of the Metroplex don’t require. Bollar says the cost to install solar panels on a home varies based on the type of insulation, but “I can tell you that every solar application which often costs around 3 to 4 dollars per watt installed. has ever been presented to the city has been approved. It’s not like they are opposed. I According to Bollar, there are various know Mayor Hill has solar on the factory companies in town that can set up solar panels where she prints phone books. They are very on your house. supportive of it, but the process itself has a bit of a dampening effect, I suppose,” Bollar says. Bollar suggests that before shopping around for a solar energy company, coming to one “This is because it is, in fact, a process. You’ve of the North Texas Renewable Energy Group got to go to planning and zoning; you’ve got Meetings to learn more about solar might be to apply for a specific use permit. They are a good start. always approved, but as opposed to just going to get a permit from the planning office, this As far as solar panels, right now energy is very has a couple of more steps.” inexpensive, especially in Texas. Natural gas and fracking have certainly given us the From the idea of wanting panels on a location electricity that is the lowest cost in the country. to actually having the panels in place, Bollar says the process as a whole takes around six “At some point, I think that will end and at the weeks in Southlake. point where energy becomes more expensive, we are going to see much more solar around Bollar explains that if someone were to get here,” Bollar says. solar energy installed in their home, typically people get what is called grid tied solar which “I can tell you in California, where electricity is means that the solar panels are tied directly twice as expensive as it is here in Texas, solar into your breaker system. is pretty popular. Also, in Hawaii, where electricity is four times as expensive as here, “So, whatever is using electricity in your house, almost everybody has solar because it pays for uses what is coming off of the panels first, and itself in around four to five years.“ then if there is not enough coming off of the panels then it gets it from your utility. If you ELECTRIC VEHICLES are actually producing more than you are Bollar is also an advocate for electric vehicles. consuming in the house, you wind up selling He says that even if you don’t have solar panels, it to the utility through an agreement called electric vehicles are powered by electricity “Net Metering.” This comes into play as a credit from the grid, which is almost 100 percent against the utility bill,” Bollar says. sourced from Texas fuels.


“According to the Electric Reliability Council of “We are hoping to have well over one hundred Bollar says that electric cars are instant and Texas, it is about 50 percent natural gas, 20 electric vehicles there with lots of owners the feeling of driving one is very different from percent coal, 10 percent nuclear, 10 percent happy to show them off and talk about the driving a gas powered vehicle. wind, and then a variety of smaller sources like fun of driving electric. The North Central biomass and solar. Almost all of that comes Texas Council of Governments is going to “When you push the accelerator, the feeling is from Texas, unlike cars, where almost half of be there with informational things on the instant. There is no winding up the engine to the oil used on cars comes from overseas,” benefits of electric vehicles. A couple of other get up to speed, the vehicle just shoots off. Bollar says. organizations are going to have their stuff. The power is instant and I never get used to There will be activities for kids as well. One of it….but, if you never want to get used to it that In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, the highlights of the event will be “ride and is fine,” he says. Bollar is helping to host a party at Grapevine drives” where people can actually ride in an Mills, Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 2pm. electric car,” Bollar says. southlake ARTS

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There will be an OPEN MIC night starting in September on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at the Burger Shack right at the entrance to Bicentennial Park off of 1709. You might be asking yourself, “What is an open mic and why is it important?� Glad you asked! An open mic is a place where students, amateurs and professional musicians, comedians, actors and poets gather to informally share their material for each other. The purpose of the gatherings are for the creative types to forget friendships and gain experience and feedback through performing for their peers. The open mic is organized by a host and there is a sign up sheet. Everyone that would like to perform signs the sheet and waits their turn to perform. Each performer generally goes up to the stage, does one piece and then returns to being a member of the audience. This is an especially exciting and important event for our young creative types who need to network with each other (IRL not on FB) and gain important performance experience!


National Drive Electric Week 2015

National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Here are two of the top plug-in cars for 2015 worth a test drive! For the Volt head over to Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine (“Buzz” Smith is the ‘EVangelist’ (Electric Vehicle) and has a robust blog on the topic For the Tesla, stop by the gallery in Northpark Mall! All car information on this page is from the Classic Chevrolet of Grapevine website as of August 2015.

Tesla Model S • 100% Electric • Excellent range ~ 265 miles • “Autopilot”

• 0-60 in four seconds • Touchscreen controls

Chevrolet Volt • Fun to drive & great torque! (273 lb/ft, 149 HP) • Low maintenance, #1 car in customer satisfaction in the history of GM • Affordable, around $26,670 with tax credits and incentives • 102 MPGe (for the 2016 model) • 5 star safety rating

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MATTHEW CUSICK - RENDITION September 12 - November 14, 2015

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Rendition, an exhibition of recent collage works and altered book pages by Dallas artist Matthew Cusick. An opening reception will be held September 12, from 6 - 8 pm. The exhibit continues through November 14. Rendition is the artist’s first solo show with Holly Johnson Gallery. In his newest body of work, Matthew Cusick expands his use of collage materials to include security envelopes, medical records, archaic texts, insurance bills, Conan the Barbarian comics, and pharmaceuticals. The work is informed by the polysemantic meaning of rendition as a way to access information and formulate opinions. Through the visual strategies of inundation and redaction, Cusick illuminates the chasm of misconceptions that fuel individual and cultural discrimination, dogmatic hypocrisy, covert foreign policies, and cryptic domestic agendas. Cusick also examines his own identity with work that unveils the erratic thoughts, superstitions, and disillusions he contends with. The resulting body of work

reveals patterns of erosion in the façade of the unfamiliar and the erroneous renditions caused by the fear of what we do not understand. Using collage as his primary medium, Cusick’s process involves the dissection, archiving, and reconstruction of maps, bibles, textbooks, engravings, and other related printed matter. His meticulously crafted collages are informed by both the contextual and formal characteristics of the material he employs. The seamless, inlaid surfaces of his collages reveal densely layered references to the complexity and vulnerability of the human condition. By assimilating myriad fragments of assorted ephemera, Cusick’s work provides a visual portal to reassess the past as we contemplate the present. Holly Johnson Gallery is located at 1845 Levee Street #100 in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, and by appointment. For more information please call 214-369-0169 or email

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Klyde Warren Park is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its “We are so grateful for the support and collaboration of the culinary signature events, Park & Palate, a celebration of wine and food community in Dallas and beyond,” said Erika White, vice president showcasing the region’s most popular chefs, wineries, breweries, of events and programs at Klyde Warren Park. “Everyone involved and spirits on September 25 and 26, 2015. This event will celebrate has a real talent and passion for what they do and a commitment to the best of Texas’ culinary scene while raising funds for the Woodall supporting the park. With those ingredients, we’re sure to cook up a Rodgers Park Foundation, the 501(c)(3) that operates Klyde Warren truly fun and memorable weekend.” Park. Klyde Warren Park offers a wide variety of programming and events year-round that are free and open to the public. More than two The event will culminate in a Texas-sized Grand Tasting on Saturday, million Dallas residents and visitors have enjoyed programs ranging September 26 with more than 30 Texas chefs and 30 wineries along from fitness classes and kids activities to cultural experiences, which with an open bar featuring tastings of spirits, craft cocktails, and beers, include opera simulcasts and symphony concerts. plus book signings and live cooking demonstrations by guest chefs throughout the day. “Klyde Warren Park is more than a beautiful green space in our urban core. It’s a mission to bring friends, family, and community together to create real and lasting memories,” said Jody Grant, chairman of Klyde Warren CHEFS PARTICIPATING IN THE GRAND TASTING INCLUDE: Park. “Few things bring people together like great food and wine, so Anastacia Quinones of Kitchen LTO we feel like Park & Palate is both on-mission and a great way to raise Andrea Meyer of Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie awareness and funds for the park.” Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Andrew Wisehart of Contigo and Gardner The weekend will kick off with Friday night’s signature event, Down to Becky Masson of Fluff Bake Bar the Roots, where twelve of the best chefs from across Texas will go Brian Luscher of Luscher’s Red Hots head-to-head to create comfort food with a modern twist. Attendees Danyele McPherson of Remedy will try out imaginative creations from the competitors, all paired to Dennis Kelley and Melody Bishop of Lark on the Park perfection with beer, wine, or cocktails. Accompanied by the sound of Diego Galicia and Rico Torres of Mixtli Progressive Mexican Culinaria the popular roots-rock group the Paul Thorn Band, the competition will Graham Dodds of Hibiscus be judged by a panel of experts, including Amanda Freitag, a frequent Jason Dady of The Jason Dady Restaurant Group Food Network guest and judge on “Chopped.” The VIP Lounge in Savor Jeramie Robison of Shinsei Gastropub will include bites from renowned chef, restaurateur, and Jodi Elliott of Bribery Bakery author Jonathan Waxman. Joel Harrington of Bolsa John Coleman and Joe Scigliano of Savor Gastropub Julie Vorce of Pink Apron Pastry DOWN TO THE ROOTS PARTICIPATING CHEFS INCLUDE: Julio Peraza of Proof & Pantry and Madrina Matt Orth of Lark on the Park Alma Alcocer of El Alma Restorante and Bar Meaders Ozarow (owner) of Empire Baking Company Andrew Wisehart of Contigo and Gardner Michael Martensen of Proof & Pantry and Madrina Becky Masson of Fluff Bake Bar Omar Flores of Casa Rubia Jason Dady of The Jason Dady Restaurant Group Paula Lambert of Mozzarrella Company Jeff Balfour of Southerleigh Renowned pastry chef Philip Speer Julio Peraza of Proof + Pantry and Madrina Rich Rogers of Scardello Artisan Cheese Richard Blankenship of CBD Provisions John Tesar of Knife Sarah Snow of The Grape Kent Rathbun of Kent Rathbun Concepts Stefan Bowers of Feast Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas of Olamaie Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder of Gemma Tiffany Derry of Tiffany Derry Concepts Timothy Rattray of The Granary ‘Cue & Brew Tre Wilcox of Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts Todd Duplechan of Lenoir and more. Tyson Cole of uchi and uchiko.

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FOOD The event will be limited to guests 21 years and up, but Klyde Warren Park will offer free family friendly programming on the East Lawn to stay in line with their mission of providing entertainment for everyone in Dallas. Tickets for Park & Palate are available at starting at $150 and vary in pricing for each day. Park & Palate will offer a limited number of tickets for an exclusive VIP experience, which includes a VIP lounge in Savor Gastropub with food by Jonathan Waxman, wine seminars, and mixology demonstrations, plus prime viewing of the main stage.






urora, a free and public contemporary outdoor art event is “This is about using contemporary art to turn our everyday impression returning to the Dallas Arts District October 16th from about our city on its head,” said Aurora co-founder Joshua King. “The 7pm-2am! For one night, every two years, downtown Dallas Arts District is a canvas, and we’re using light and sound to transform is transformed into an open air, urban playground of new it for a night in a way you’ll never forget.” media art: light, video, sound, performance, and projection on an unprecedented scale. The immersive exhibition showcases work by Aurora will again be free to the public but this year will include exclusive a confluence of local and international artists, selected by a team of VIP experiences for purchase, donors and corporate sponsors, allowing established curators. Visitors are offered the unparalleled opportunity them access to hospitality tents stationed around the district. There to see their familiar urban environment converted into an interactive will also be a ticketed, late-night afterparty and dance until 2am. site for some of the world’s most innovative contemporary art. Aurora’s aim is to liberate art from space and disciplinary confines, involving the Aurora in 2013 involved 90 art installations, created by more than 100 general public and the international arts community in an inclusive and local and international artists. The works included a massive, intricately larger cultural conversation about artistic experience. designed 3D projection mapping on the exterior of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre; a kaleidoscope of color inside The Cathedral Shrine of Aurora is the brainchild of artist Shane Pennington, spearheaded with the Virgin of Guadalupe; One Arts Plaza bathed in a changing wash co-founder and artist Joshua King and co-founder Veletta Forsythe Lill. of color with mechanical dancing umbrellas below; and many more.

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KMI KMI - three little letters that mean a whole lot - Kids Matter

International. Sometimes we like to promote different organizations we find worthwhile. Those of you that know Joe King (Southlake Chamber Citizen of the Year), know the organization he heads up. To honor their group we created a sandwich worthy of those letters, KMI. The KMI or Turkey Prosciutto, as it is otherwise known, is a sensational combination of flavors. We start by grilling an everything bun with an aioli. To the bottom half of the roll we place a tart layer of spring

mix. Cold honey-roasted turkey breast is added as the focal meat. A dash of basil mayo adds a sharpness to the mix, and to throw it all into high gear we use slivered red onion and Giardiniera peppers in the middle of the sandwich to balance the mild with the sharp. Grilled prosciutto covers the vegetable mix for texture and salt. Slices of tomato accent the prosciutto along with olive oil and Italian seasonings. Finally, a layer of melted provolone holds it all together. Cover with the top of the everything roll and you have The KMI - Kids Matter International - sandwich. Enjoy. southlake ARTS

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As the weather cools off and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, attention in Grapevine is turned to the Southwest’s largest wine festival: GrapeFest. Now in its 29th year, the four-day extravaganza (September 17-20) is held in downtown Grapevine and includes multiple events to excite the senses of attendees of all ages. Every year the biggest draw is the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, which is the largest consumer-judged wine tasting in the nation and will include 169 Texas wines from 45 Texas wineries—a new GrapeFest record! The weekend also includes a GrapeStomp, a Champagne Terrace, a Kids World, three stages with live music and all kinds of great festival food. Surrounding events include the GrapeFest Golf Classic, the GrapeFest Tennis Classic, an Italian CarFest and much, much more. The weekend is a “must-see” for oenophiles of all shapes and sizes and the best way to sample some the state’s preeminent vino under one roof. Messina Hof, a perennial GrapeFest participant, will be showcasing their wines for the 29th year in a row—not only at the People’s Choice Tasting, but the winery will also be partaking in the festivities at their newest location at 201 South Main Street in Grapevine. The winery will be offering their exclusive Wine Valet service, which allows you to stow your bottle purchases at the winery free of charge so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around or keeping them in a hot car for hours. Messina Hof Grapevine will also be showcasing their new sparkling wine program which features 100% Texas Blanc du Bois in both Brut and Rosé styles, as well as their spectacular wine-on-tap program featuring nine rotating varietals and styles. The winery will also be conducting tastings, tours, contests, and giveaways throughout the four-day weekend. Prize drawings will be held daily with the final grand prize drawing concluding on Sunday for a two-night stay at their main winery in Bryan, TX. Messina Hof will also be offering package discounts on the wines featured during the People’s Choice Tasting, which will include both their popular Private Reserve Pinot Noir and Private Reserve Chardonnay.


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MESSINA HOF ANGEL LATE HARVEST RIESLING Messina Hof’s Angel Riesling was named for its angelic sweetness and in honor of the angels that are carved in stone on the front wall of Messina Hof’s main winery in Bryan, TX. The wine has been a signature of Messina Hof since the early 90s and is grown in the High Plains and fermented slowly at very cool temperatures to preserve the aroma. Angel is a crisp, sweet dessert wine, harvested from the last pick of Riesling when the grapes are like raisins. Perfect with fruit, cheesecake, or light chocolate desserts or with bold cheeses at the finish of a meal. The Angel Riesling is an International Double Gold medal winner and champion at the Houston Livestock Show: “Rodeo Uncorked!” International Wine Competition. Angel was the first Texas wine to score a 90 in Wine Spectator and was ranked by USA Today as one of the top ten regional wines in the United States.



In the early 90s, Messina Hof founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo studied Burgundian winemaking in Burgundy, France. They learned the techniques from the faculty of Dijon and the art from the winemakers themselves. From this knowledge, they crafted the first ever Texas Pinot Noir.

From the Texas High Plains, the Chardonnay grapes in Messina Hof’s Private Reserve Chardonnay have an excellent, robust flavor. The grapes undergo malolactic fermentation before aging in a medium-balanced French oak barrel, creating an exceptional, delicious wine.

Messina Hof’s Private Reserve Pinot Noir is rich and elegant crafted in true Burgundian-style. This lovely wine complements light meats, pasta, and grilled seafood.

Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay showcases rich, woody notes and creamy nuances. This full-bodied white wine pairs perfectly with hearty fish and seafood courses, veal, poultry dishes and butter sauces.

Messina Hof’s Pinot Noir is a silver medal winner and named Texas Class Champion at the Houston Livestock Show: “Rodeo Uncorked!” International Wine Competition.

This wine won a gold medal at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic at GrapeFest in 2014. Will it repeat this year? Come vote on your favorite September 17-20th!

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Southlake Arts Magazine September 2015 Issue

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Southlake Arts Magazine September 2015 Issue