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VOL. 3 / ISSUE 1 / NOVEMBER 2015
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
08 Publisher’s Letter 10 Events Calendar EVENTS
15 SLAM Reviews: DSO On The Go 34
18 I Would Start with Culture COMMUNITY
24 Article Name COMMUNITY
26 A New Look for Art in the Square SCULPTURE
29 Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest KIDS
34 The Gaylord Texan’s Texas-sized Winter Wonderland! VISUAL ART
36 Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions FOOD
39 It’s Pie Season WINE
42 Oh, Paulo! PHOTOGRAPHY
44 Beautiful City This month’s cover features an illustration called Optimism by Lamberto™.
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PUBLISHER’S LETTER It is somewhat surreal for me that one year has passed since the first anniversary of Southlake Arts, and now we find ourselves at year two! Happy birthday to us and to the readers!
our midst and beautiful stories to be revealed. One of the hardest parts of editing this magazine is deciding which stories are most relevant, interesting and important for you to read!
And thank you to you, our readers, for taking the time to appreciate what we are bringing to you. By doing so you are playing an important part in the promotion and growth of our culture and community. One of our longtime contributors, The Art House, overheard a conversation between parents about the magazine, and one of the comments was “I get that magazine every month. I’ve saved every issue. I absolutely love it!” Thank you to each and every one of you who are saving and collecting our issues, we couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment.
I’d like to acknowledge two important people without whom the magazine wouldn’t be what it is. First, our designer Nick Schaider. Nick is a unique talent: he takes the content we provide him and quickly composes it into a clear, beautiful and balanced magazine. We don’t micromanage Nick, most of the decisions are his own, and month after month he surprises us with his design skills which we’ve learned to trust. He does stay busy, but for those of you who have design needs he has my highest recommendation.
The story this year is quite similar to last year. There are so many unheard stories that we still have to bring to you! There is still undiscovered talent in
Secondly, our copy editor Wendy O’Hearn. Wendy has done a remarkable job of taking all of the copy (that is media terminology for
words) that we have written and been provided and making sure that it is grammatically correct. Her passion for proper grammar has made our stories clearer and helped us communicate efficiently. We don’t want our stories to be ruined by misspelling or confusing by using the wrong form of ‘there’. We have Wendy to thank for keeping our stories safe. In this issue! DSO on the GO!, a new Art in the Square logo, Giuseppe Penone at the Nasher, pie, a beautiful city and much more. Enjoy the issue!
David Hall David@SouthlakeArts.com
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 stateâ€™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.
BEING THE RIVER, REPEATING THE FOREST
80% OF TEXAS VOTERS
support increased funding for The Arts in schools.
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EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC TOWER OF POWER Majestic Theater November 4th JANE’S ADDICTION Gas Monkey November 6th ZACK BROWN BAND Gexa Energy Pavilion November 6th
THE DALLAS OPERA: BECOMING SANTA CLAUS Winspear December 4th-12th DALLAS OBSERVER SHOWCASE Deep Ellum December 5th
SMOKEY ROBINSON Winstar November 13th
DSO: MAHLER’S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY Orchestra Hall December 5th-6th
DIANA KRALL Verizon Theater November 14th
KING DIAMOND House Of Blues December 5th
LIZA MINNELLI Winstar November 14th
DEAD KENNEDYS Gas Monkey December 11th
MERLE HAGGARD Gas Monkey November 15th
DSO: SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS Orchestra Hall December 12th
FORT WORTH CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY: A CLASSICAL GAS Kimbell Art Museum November 19th
CAS HALEY The Kessler December 17th
NATALIE COLE Bass Hall November 20th DOC SEVERINSEN Orchestra Hall November 24th
WILLIE NELSON Billy Bob’s November 28th
THE FUNKY KNUCKLES Sundown at Granada Mondays OPEN MIC The Burger Shack Tuesdays JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Dallas Museum of Art Thursdays 6-8pm
ART GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE: THE PAINTER’S EYE Kimbell Art Museum November 8th - February 14th THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS Irving Arts Center Through November 15th JOYCE PENSATO The Modern November 21st - January 2016 CASTIGLIONE: LOST GENIUS Kimbell Art Museum November 22nd - February 2016 BANI ABIDI Dallas Contemporary Through December 21st ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015 ALEX ISRAEL Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 2016 KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC The Modern Through January 2016 TALES FROM THE AMERICAN WEST Amon Carter Through February 2016 BENEVOLENCE & WISDOM The Crow Collection Through October 2016
FUNDAMENTAL & SUPERFLUOUS The Crow Collection Through October 2016 NS HARSHA Dallas Museum of Art Through 2016 TREASURES FROM THE HOUSE OF ALBA Meadows Museum Through 2016 ALEXANDER GORLIZKI: VARIABLE DIMENSIONS Crow Collection Through 2016 SPIRIT & MATTER: ISLAMIC ART Dallas Museum of Art Through 2016 GIUSEPPE PENONE: BEING THE RIVER, REPEATING THE FOREST Nasher Sculpture Center Through 2016 CHALET DALLAS Nasher Sculpture Center Through 2016 INTERNATIONAL POP Dallas Museum of Art Through 2016
THEATRE LYRIC STAGE: GRAND HOTEL Irving Arts Center Through November 7th
DALLAS OPERA: GREAT SCOTT Winspear Through November 15th DALLAS OPERA: TOSCA Winspear November 6th-22nd PETER PAN 360 Winspear November 11th - December 6th MOUNTAINTOP Studio Theater Through November 15th JASON ALEXANDER Bass Hall November 21st A CHRISTMAS CAROL Wyly Theater November 25th - December 26th FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Casa Mañana November 27th - December 23rd BOOK OF MORMON Bass Hall December 1st-6th JERSEY BOYS Winspear December 16th-27th
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AVANT CHAMBER BALLET White’s Chapel November 19th
COMMUNITY HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Town Square November 21st LIGHT SHOW SPECTACULAR Main St. Grapevine Begins November 24th PARADE OF LIGHTS Main St. Grapevine December 3rd SCHOLA CANTORUM White’s Chapel December 6th MARQ GRAND OPENING Marq Southlake December 12th FOOD TRUCKS & LIVE MUSIC Grapevine Craft Brewery Weekends
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EVENTS by Kelly Trager The Dallas Symphony Orchestra came to town on October 22nd, playing at White’s Chapel as part of their DSO On The Go series which aims to bring the symphony out in to the community and reach new audiences. And, wow, what a show. The torrential rains did not deter the enthusiastic crowd - students to seniors and everyone in between - or the musicians, and those in attendance were treated to first-rate musicianship and virtuosic conducting.
Photography by Bruce Rosenstiel
The program, a delight for audiences of all ages, began with Mozar t’s Overture to The Abduction at the Seraglio. Written in the “Turkish style,” after the earliest military marching bands, and set in the Ottoman Empire, the piece is heavy on the bass drum, cymbals, and triangle, resulting in a rousing work that made a young Mozart popular with Viennese audiences. Our audience didn’t find it too shabby, either. The bold piece was an attention grabber and was a per fect complement to Mother Nature’s performance outside.
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Next up was Benjamin Britten’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, more popularly known as The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra because of the way each section is showcased through the piece. While it is often performed with a narrator further instructing young listeners throughout, for this show it was performed without narration. As a concert piece, it was just as entertaining and instructive. As each section played its variation, I was reminded of turning the knobs on a stereo to isolate each channel. When the full orchestra played after one of the section highlights, the awe-inspiring complexity of symphonic music was brought back to the listener’s mind. The whole truly is more than the sum of its parts, even when those parts are jaw-dropping on their own.
EVENTS My favorite piece of the night, Chausson’s Poeme for Violin and Orchestra was absolutely ethereal. Haunting and delicate, this piece gets inside your bones and wraps itself around you. The violin part, played exquisitely by Eunice Keem (also an Associate Concertmaster for the orchestra), both floats in the air and burrows in the soul. Ms. Keem’s sensitive and passionate interpretation made the audience lean in to grasp every note and, as the last strains echoed through the hall, struggle to find their breath again.
Though there was so much that shined bright in this delightful performance, the brightest of all was the conducting of Karina Canellakis. Her command is one of both passion and lightness, bringing a weightlessness and ease to the podium while still demanding much out of the music. She was electric, and her movement became such a vital component of the pieces that it is hard to imagine anyone else at the helm. Make sure to catch DSO on the Go next time they come to town; you will not be disappointed.
Photography by Bruce Rosenstiel
The final piece of the evening was the lovely Pictures at an Exhibition by the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. As the title suggests, the work is inspired by walking through an exhibition of paintings at a gallery. Anchored by the Promenade - which is meant to evoke the moments between viewing the art, when one processes what has been seen - and consisting of ten sections, each representing a painting, Exhibition is a remarkably accurate sonic representation of a visual event. From The Gnome to The Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells to the larger than life The Great Gate of Kiev, Mussorgsky’s depictions of his friend’s paintings were striking and evocative. The piece, the longest of the night, simply flew by as the audience wandered the gallery together.
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The Fed was founded in 1913, and in 1971 a less George Strait have made millions of fans popular president did something somewhat all over the globe feel like they know Texas unexpected when he sent a memo stating, “It is because they’ve experienced their music. my urgent desire that the growing partnership between government and the arts continue to We’re making great progress in our own area. be developed to the benefit of both.” In that The opening of the Marq next month lends memo, Nixon demanded that the heads of itself to great opportunity for programming departments and agencies ask themselves how at the event center. Already there are public each “can most vigorously assist the arts and art exhibitions planned, concerts, and perhaps In October 2015, at the inauguration of the art artists” and think on how “arts and artists can even a film series (Marquee at the Marq installation at the ECB (European Central Bank) be of help to your agency and to its programs.” anybody?). Art in the Square is improving each in front of numerous politicians and investment year and has a wonderful new look. bankers, Mario Draghi stated, “If I had to do The Fed responded, and now, 40 years later, they it all over again, I would start with culture.” have amassed 1400 paintings and sculptures I’ve been saying for years that we are all The ECB has a collection of 320 works by 170 which are on display throughout their 3 buildings connected to the entire world right here in different artists from 20 different countries. One in D.C. The Fed doesn’t buy the works with Southlake and that this community is a global of the artists whose work was being celebrated government funds, however; They are acquired community. The Southlake Arts-Nasher-Penonethat night is currently on display at The Nasher with funds donated for the explicit purpose of Draghi connection is just another recurring Sculpture Center: Giuseppe Penone. purchasing art. example of serendipitous coincidence.
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Two years ago, in our first issue, we quoted Ray Nasher who said, “True prosperity is impossible without a thriving arts community.” Ray, who founded Northpark in the 60’s (at the time the world’s largest indoor climate-controlled shopping mall), was a champion for improving the culture of DFW and founded one of the jewels of DFW, The Nasher Sculpture Center.
What an incredible coincidence! Here is the president of the ECB after the European Union experienced extreme hardships (Greece), and he is talking about culture and art while featuring an artist who is on display just 20 minutes away at the Nasher! He is talking about ‘canvas-backed’ securities and not a complex quantitative easing scheme. Is he out of his mind? Buy art in a financial crisis? Did Forbes make a mistake by listing him as the 8th most powerful person in the world or Fortune when they listed him as the world’s second greatest leader? Maybe he is taking note from an older federal bank - The United States Federal Reserve.
With these large central banks building their collections, it’s important to note that the arts really are the best investment that a society can make; Art is almost recession proof. For those who remember 2008, Sotheby’s had one of its biggest nights ever. Their Abstract and Expressionist Pop Art sale totaled $375 million.
But, if we were to rely just on our government and arts organizations to transform our culture, we would be missing out. For those of you reading this right now who feel compelled to do something, to participate in some way, you might not know what to do. So I’d like to make two easy suggestions.
But the value isn’t just monetary. In Draghi’s speech he stated that “art is a part of our history and heritage and reminds us that value isn’t just monetary.’ Artists, sometimes without knowing it, become our ambassadors to people outside our community. They make outsiders seem to know us and our culture just by witnessing our art. Willie Nelson and
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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!
Bringing Nature to Those in Need by Beatriz Terrazas, vice-president/secretary of NatureReach
After school lets out this October afternoon, 24 girls at Fort Worth’s A.M. Pate Elementary School file into the cafeteria. They make a beeline for the tables we’ve set out with clay, molds, paints and brushes, and their eyes widen in anticipation as they remove backpacks and slide into chairs. They’re part of the Girl Scouts at School program (more on this later), and they’re going to earn their Potter’s Badge through NatureReach, our Southlake based non-profit. NatureReach hopes to create environmental stewardship by fostering a respect and love for nature. Today’s students will shape clay, a natural resource, into bowls, frogs, fish and pigs. They’ll also select a pre-shaped animal mold to paint any color they want. And from the way they’re eyeballing the molds, they’re particularly excited about this. What they don’t know is that those of us with NatureReach are just as excited about today’s program. Not only are we fulfilling our mission of bringing nature to these kids, but we’re also putting to work the Gaither Family Scout Scholarship, a fund we established last year to help scouts in underserved parts of our community, a goal we’ve had almost from the moment we formed NatureReach. We keep NatureReach’s costs modest— today’s program would cost each girl a mere $10. But for students whose parents work two, and sometimes three jobs to make ends meet, “there’s no way we’d be able to afford it,” says
Cynthia Smith, Director of the Central Team for the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. Even the fifty-cent dues requirement per meeting is impossible for many girls, she says. “To have them do a Journey badge all in one day, that’s a godsend.”
launched BirdReach, a program that places and maintains bird feeders at senior residential care centers so even the most mature among us can enjoy nature. And, last fall, with seed money gifted by longtime Girl Scout volunteer and Southlake resident Cindy Gaither, we established the Gaither Family Scout Scholarship to help Scouts in underserved communities, Scouts like the ones earning their Potter’s Badge today.
But let me backtrack for a little bit of history here. In 2013, Southlake resident Emily Galpin and Keller resident Michelle Sager brought together a small group of women to brainstorm ideas for a non-profit that would Among its objectives, Girl Scouts at School take nature programming to kids and adults seeks to provide adequate programming for wherever they are. Emily has a long history of girls whose economic status puts them at risk non-profit and volunteer work in Amarillo and of low self-esteem, personal safety, and family Southlake, and Michelle is a longtime Scouts crises, among other dangers. But providing instructor and wildlife rehabilitator. They saw a such programming can be cost prohibitive, need to serve populations that might not have and finding volunteers to help in a community access to nature centers, botanical gardens, where every parent must work can be next to parks or hiking trails. Some people don’t have impossible, says Cynthia Smith, the Central the funds or transportation to visit these sites, Team director. but even organizations with resources can struggle to transport large groups. Creating “We do not have the opportunity except one a mobile rather than a location-based agency time a year to take girls to any type of camp in would help us offer programming using the which they learn about nature,” she says. And natural resources wherever clients live. So, of the 4,000 girls this program serves, “we NatureReach was born. normally only take 50 to 75 girls, so you see how many girls are left out. So for someone Since our inception, we’ve served Girl and Boy like NatureReach to come out and do the Scouts, homeschool students and pre-school hands-on activity that we do not get to do is children. We’ve contracted with the Fort unbelievable.” Worth After School program to serve kids in economically depressed areas—kids whose There’s always been a strong connection parents’ long work hours mean they remain between nature and art, says Emily Galpin, at school long after the final bell. We’ve also who serves as NatureReach’s administrative director. “Who hasn’t been moved by the embrace of a warm autumn breeze? Who hasn’t stopped to observe the perfection of a simple spring flower? Because of nature, many of us have been inspired to create art—from prehistoric cave dwellers to what we call our modern civilization.” That’s why our programs encourage art whenever possible, from journaling to drawing, from painting to
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COMMUNITY sculpting, she says. “Nature mu s t b e p rote c te d a n d conser ved to protect that inspiration.” Do we have future nature stewards here today? That remains to be seen. But if the girls’ attention to their tasks is any indication, they’re certainly inspired. Eliaunna, her brown hair pulled back from her face, dabs pink paint on an animal’s nose, and coats its body brown. She likes “that we’re using tons of clay and art.” She says it makes her “feel happy.”
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ART IN THE SQUARE I was very excited when I received the press release for the new Art In The Square logo (designed by CISD alumna, Gillian Cohen) and even more excited when I noticed that it was “missing” a few of the details on the logo for our town’s 17th annual art festival. Do you see what it is?
“I like that I did work,” says Unity as she points out her animals and her bowl. “You got to make cool stuff.” As we get ready to wrap up, a tiny child approaches me, and with a near-whisper says, “I finished.” She waits until she’s sure I’m following her to see her creations. When I say, “You’ve done a great job!” the shy smile she gives me is enough inspiration for me. For more information visit www.naturereach.org, email email@example.com, or call (817) 939-1110
It’s the Golden Ratio. The most important mathematical formula in the universe. In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. This ratio is found in nature, aesthetics, architecture, music, biology and astronomy. Some fascinating golden ratio occurrences are the pyramids, sunflowers, the human heartbeat, brain waves, the location of your bellybutton, and the planets (the orbit of the earth: the orbit of venus = the golden ratio). And now the golden ratio is the logo for our arts festival and gives us clearance to have “Fibonacci Fun” with our layouts.
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Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest, installation view, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. Photo - Kevin Todora, courtesy Nasher Sculpture Center
SCULPTURE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER ANNOUNCES
GIUSEPPE PENONE: Being the River, Repeating the Forest First U.S. museum exhibition in over 30 years highlights the career of one of the founders of the Arte Povera movement
In the month of May 1969 I entered the forest of wood and began walking at a slow tempo, reflective and surprised, attentive to every small form enclosed within the fluid wood. It was then that this cathedral rose up from the silent world of matter, to enter into the world of sculpture and the poetic use of reality.
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SCULPTURE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER ANNOUNCES A MAJOR EXHIBITION of the work of the influential Italian artist, Giuseppe Penone, in an exhibition called Being the River, Repeating the Forest which opens September 19, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016. Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has played an integral role in the development of art over the past five decades. From his conceptual and performative works of the 1960s and 70s to the large-scale sculptural installations of the past ten years, Penone has explored intimate, sensate, and metaphysical connections with nature. Working in a stunning variety of materials—including clay, wood, stone, metal, plaster, resin, acacia thorns—the artist makes palpable and present the analogous processes of nature and art: carving large trees along their growth patterns to reveal the sapling contained within; elaborating the interior space of his closed hand into a large-scale sculpture that both contains his hand and enlarges the space it contains; rendering the swirling mists of his breath in the cold in tactile clay forms that contain the impression of his body. The exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center will feature a selection of work in a variety of materials highlighting the development of Penone’s ideas over the course of his career. “In his exceptionally various and nuanced work, Giuseppe Penone shows us that within the recognizable forms of trees, clay, and stone is housed an immense amount of information, both about specific materials and the human body’s relationship to them,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “In many ways, Penone’s work is a lesson in seeing, highlighting the history of a material’s experience and subsequently drawing connections to our own human one. Penone’s exhibition at the Nasher will provide an intensive encounter with a wide range of the artist’s meaningful, process-rich work.” The exhibition will feature close to twenty works from Penone’s long career, including Patate (Potatoes), 1977, for which the artist used molds of his face to shape the growth of the tuber, and Soffio di foglie (Breath of Leaves), 1979, wherein Penone uses his body and breath to carve and impress his form into a massive pile of leaves. The title of the exhibition comes from two series of works by Penone: Being the River, which documents the artist’s attempt to carve by hand a rock found at the source of a river to replicate a rock found at the mouth of the river carved by the ceaseless flow of the water; and Repeating the Forest, the aforementioned series of squared wooden beams carved
Clockwise from top left: Indistinti confini - Sapina (Indistinct Boundaries - Sapina), 2012 - Photo by Cathy Carver Soffio 3 (Breath 3), 1978 - Photo © Archivio Penone Indistinti confini - Aternus (Indistinct Boundaries - Aternus), 2012 - Photo by Cathy Carver Idee di pietra – 1372 Kg di luce (Ideas of Stone – 1,372 Kg of Light), 2010 - Photo © James Ewing
Arte Povera (poor art) is a modern art movement (1967-1972) whose name was coined by Italian Art Critic Germano Celant when artists began to challenge the values of established institutions of government, industry and culture. Some trends and concepts of the movement are:
• a return to simple concepts and messages • the body and behavior are art • the everyday becomes meaningful • explore the notion of space and language • Ground Zero, no culture, no art system, Art = Life
Spine d’acacia – contatto, maggio 2005 (Acacia Thorns – Contact, May 2005) - Photo © Archivio Penone
Mouth, lip, touch, sensuousness, sucker. Thorn, scratch, wound, pain circumscribed, precise, nerve ending. A fabric of thorns, of nerve endings. Pressure of the lips on a surface, primordial sensibility, animal, first knowledge, first culture first language. Lips of thorns. Deciphering the points of contact between the lips and a surface. Lips, wholeness, spatial universe. The lips cancel dimensions, proportions, the universe is contained by the lips. A fishbone sucked, a hair, a nipple, occupy the immense space of our mind, the universe of the touch. A universe lacking perspective, a universe of sensuousness, of desire, that collects everything in the uncertain space of the lips, uncertain because the space that bounds the inside with the outside, the self with the other. The space of fusion of total osmosis. Surface that envelops, caresses the brain and the images that our thoughts produce.
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SCULPTURE along their growth lines to reveal the sapling at the core, a project that Penone began in 1969 and continues to this day. The two series are emblematic of Penone’s wider oeuvre, connecting the creative forces of the artist with those of nature and underlining the intimate, complex connection between humans and the world we inhabit. Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy, and currently lives and works in Turin and Paris. He was one of the younger founding members of the influential Italian art movement Arte Povera in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Turin, Italy. Giuseppe Penone's earliest exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1970), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (1977); Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1978); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1980). More recently he has exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013), the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012), the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2008) and had a retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004). Short listed for the Turner Prize in 1989, Penone has exhibited in Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987) and XIII (2012) and at the Venice Biennale (2007, 1995, 1986, 1980, and 1978). Spazio di luce (Space of Light), 2008 - Photo © Archivio Penone
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THE TOP 5 REASONS to visit the GAYLORD TEXAN's Texas-sized Winter Wonderland! Beginning November 12th continuing through January 3rd, Gaylord Texan Resort’s 12th annual Lone Star Christmas event, presented by Noerr will offer a variety of holiday activities, live entertainment, and grand displays to celebrate the season. Here are 5 reasons to check it out!
ICE! FEATURING “CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD” ICE! is like no other event around. Each year 40 master ice artisans from Harbin, China travel halfway around the world to Grapevine to carve 2 MILLION POUNDS of ice into magical holiday scenes, brilliant characters, an ice bar (21+) and five ice slides.
TEXAS-SIZED CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND IN THE ATRIUM! This year, the resort invites visitors inside to enjoy a delightful winter wonderland featuring: - 2 million holiday lights - 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice - 2 million pounds of real Texas snow 3 - a 54-foot-tall Christmas tree - Magical miniature train sets - 15-foot-tall Nutcrackers - 2,300 decorated wreaths - 5,600 feet of garland - 15,000 festive ornaments
GINGERBREAD DECORATING The holiday season just got a whole lot sweeter! You can choose from five decorating options ranging from a gingerbread house to a gingerbread train set. You can ice, sprinkle and gum drop to your heart's content.
THE ELF ON THE SHELF® SCAVENGER HUNT! Guests will need to put on their thinking caps for the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, an interactive adventure through the resort. Ten of Santa’s scout elf helpers have landed at Gaylord Texan, but they won’t be able to fly to the North Pole until they have a name. By solving puzzles and finding all of the elves hiding around the hotel, kids will reveal the elves’ names so they can report back to Santa!
SANTA'S WILD WORKSHOP SNOW TUBING It is going to snow all season long at Gaylord Texan! Made fresh each morning, our 8-lane giant snow tubing hill is constructed with 1.5 million pounds of real Texas snow. Grab a tube and hang on for downhill fun! For more information on all of Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas events and activities, please visit www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com or call 817.778.1000
ALEXANDER GORLIZKI: VARIABLE DIMENSIONS “PREPARE TO COME UNHINGED” as artist Alexander Gorlizki debuts tantalizing Variable Dimensions exhibition at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
VISUAL ART Influenced by the arts of India, Gorlizki defies with juxtapositions of elements garnered by his roving eye from world cultures; site-specific installation features paintings, sculpture, and video, plus carpets, wallpapers and textiles. WHAT: Come experience a fascinating floor-to ceiling feast for the eyes as the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions, a site-specific installation featuring paintings, sculptures, video, and the applied arts – carpets, wallpapers and textiles. The exhibition is on view to the public until March 20, 2016, in the museum’s Garden Gallery on level one. WHO: Gorlizki, born in 1967 and working from studios in Brooklyn, New York, and Jaipur, India, is known primarily for works on paper. This exhibition, Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions, refers to an entity without fixed boundaries. It is shifting and not easy to define. It also suggests layers or multi-faceted experiences, imaginative worlds that can be viewed in different and occasionally contrasting terms: Western art and Asian art, the spiritual and the prosaic, cartoon imagery and a rarified, poetic sensibility.
What’s the connection to Asian Art? All the work is informed by and/or partially fabricated in India. Rather than being stylistically Indian, it refers to an artist’s relationship with India. Gorlizki crosses boundaries without a second glance. In addition to his own studio practice, he has worked with embroiderers, spectacle makers, forgers and fakers, cobblers, knitters, tailors, watchmakers, stone masons, manicurists, designers, musicians and film-makers. Within the exhibition, visitors will find art in the form of embroidered handkerchiefs, plant-like hand-mirrors alongside exquisitely crafted paintings with obsessive floral and geometric patterns, most familiar in the Islamic arts. Prepare to come unhinged, as the artist moves across formats, media and sensations. Prepare to laugh at the absurdity of one’s need to rationalize, narrate, systematize, interpret. Gorlizki will defy with juxtapositions of elements garnered by his roving eye from world cultures, with particular fondness for the visual vocabularies of Mughal painting, Central Asian stitchery, and biomorphic symbolism.
ALL OF US ARE PROUD TO BE CELEBRATING OUR FIRST 125 YEARS.
OAK STREET - PUMPKIN
IT'S PI E SEASON It’s pie season. Thanksgiving and Christmas lend themselves to that delicious dessert that seems to last all season and for good reason! Pie is delicious, long lasting, and you never can quite seem to eat too much of it! When we thought of pie, we thought of these “Pie Locals” where we would go to get our favorite slice. Fair warning before the holidays, Oak Street Pie and Emporium have been taking orders for Thanksgiving & Christmas since midsummer. You can still order these delicious pies but they will run out. Don’t wait to the last minute to make your pie plans, even Central Market runs out of pie on Thanksgiving.
CM - SALTED CARAMEL APPLE
CM - CHOCOLATE CREAM
OAK STREET - COCONUT CREAM
CM - CHERRY
CM - APPLE PECAN
CM - BLUEBERRY CM - SWEET POTATO
OAK STREET - PECAN
OAK STREET PIE 110 N Oak St, Roanoke, TX 817.490.0994 http://www.oakstpieandcandyco.com Oak St. Pie Company is our local provider of pies, homemade candies and nostalgic sweets. Opened in 2006, they are right next door to the world famous Babe’s. Owner Carol Southern makes everything from scratch. They are located on Oak Street in downtown Roanoke, which has been having a resurgence recently and branded itself the ‘Unique Dining Capital of Texas’. While all of their pies are delicious, fresh and handmade, the Coconut Creme Pie, Pecan, and Pumpkin stand out, and for the holidays, sell out!
CENTRAL MARKET Southlake, TX If you find yourself unable to get one of the sold-out pies from one of the featured mom & pop’s (or if you eat all of the pie ahead of time), our benevolent corporate anchor Central Market will save the day for you. You can count on Central Market to provide quality bread & butter pies, especially their fruit pies. But don’t wait too long, everyone runs out of pie on Thanksgiving! Apple Pecan Buttery, rich pecan filling mixed in with Ida Red apple filling. Blueberry Sweet wild Maine blueberries with the right amount of sugar and a splash of lemon juice, baked in a flaky crust. Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart rhubarb combined with sweet, juicy perfectly ripe strawberries, then spiced with cinnamon.
EMPORIUM PIES - CLOUD 9
EMPORIUM PIES - SMOOTH OPERATOR
EMPORIUM PIES Bishop Arts District 314 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas, TX 469.206.6126 http://emporiumpies.com Emporium Pies turns 3 this year in the growing Bishop Arts District. The darling shop of Oak Cliff has become a destination, with lines out the door on a Tuesday afternoon in October. Their demand for pie is sky high, almost as high as the skyscraper apartment buildings that will be breaking ground for their development in early 2016. Two of their creative creations that you’d want to eat right away are the Smooth Operator and Cloud 9. Cloud 9 House-made caramel lines the bottom and rich, creamy butterscotch custard fills the middle, while toasted brown sugar tops it off. Smooth Operator French Silk Chocolate in a salty pretzel crust. 100% chocolate, 100% of the time, the Smooth Operator is a chocolate lover’s dream. EMPORIUM PIES - THE DRUNKEN NUT
The Paulo 2011 from Messina Hof Winery
e featured this wine early in the year, and after having visited with Paul & Merrill Bonarrigo at this year’s Grapefest I decided we needed to revisit it with its proper backstory.
Paul is a figurehead in the Texas wine industry and has been tied to Grapefest since its 2nd year (it’s in its 29th year this year). In fact, they had been looking for land to bring the winery to Grapevine in the late 90s, but once word got out that Messina Hof was interested in that land a bidding war ensued and as Paul would say, “The Good Lord had a plan!”. Now the winery is in the remodeled Wallis hotel on Main Street in Grapevine. Messina Hof has a rich history that we will go into in later issues, but a key point to remember is that Messina Hof was founded in 1977 and was the 2nd vineyard in the state. Now there are over 400. A lot of you take trips to Sonoma for the wine tours. Paul worked there in the 60s and if you would go into a steak restaurant or hotel and ask for a California wine, they would say snarkily “No, we only carry French & Italian wines!”
The Texas wine industry, according to Paul, is currently where California was in the 60s: Texas wines aren’t yet internationally recognized and publicized. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t as good, if not better, than some of the best in the world! The Bonarrigos took a wine cruise to Bordeaux earlier this year with 20 or so ‘Francophiles’. These are folks who prefer the French wine from the source - the source in this case being the famous Château Haut-Brion. The Francophiles wanted to get the Premier Grand Cru Classé (first cut) of the wine, which is pricey to the tune of $4500 a bottle. On the way home, Paul organized a blind tasting of two separate Château Haut-Brion Premier Grand Cru Classés, and included this Paulo as one of the two. He asked the tasters to write down their comments. 18/20 Francophiles preferred the Paulo. The comment on the Paulo was “this Château Haut-Brion is one of the finest Haut-Brion’s in history!”
And on the actual Haut-Brion the comment was “this Haut-Brion is fair.” The Paulo 2011 only has a few of the 2688 bottles that were made. Get your case from Messina Hof in Grapevine before they run out!
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS by Nelly Cuanalo
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JEWEL Visit our salon at northpark center to view our spectacular selection of fine and contemporary jewelry including JB Star, Roberto Coin, Gucci and Temple St. Clair, and luxury swiss timepieces by Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, and Vacheron Constantin as well as certified pre-owned timepieces.
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Southlake Arts Magazine November 2015 Issue