Sunday, January 31, 2010

Upcoming Events

1. Dallas' answer to Art Basel, the Dallas Art Fair is February 5-7, 2010 at the F.I.G. Galleries from as far away as London will be showing works during the weekend. Additionally, there will a be a satellite art fair - Art in the District at the Fairmont Hotel the same weekend.

2. The Dallas Contemporary will finally have their grand opening in their new location on Saturday, February 6, 2010. The opening exhibit will be James Gilbert's Warnings & Instructions.

3. Todd Camplin's MFA Thesis Show will also be on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the 500X Gallery. We picked up one of his drawings at the D Art Slam last year.

4. The White Rock Home Tour will be April 24-25, 2010. Always lots of great MCM homes on this tour. Note: site is not updated yet with new dates. Or head down to Austin for Art City Austin the same weekend. Two of my favorite artists, Stephanie Strange and Michael O'Brien are usually at this show.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Weekend Plans

1. Dallas Comic Con - Actors from Twilight (sorry no Edward Cullen), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, and the original Batman TV show will be there.

2. Bark n Beer at the Flying Saucer - flights of dog themed beer benefit Operation Kindness.

3. Grease Aid - The City of Dallas made Murray Street Coffee Shop in Deep Ellum buy a grease trap. The coffee shop is having a benefit to help pay for the costs. There will be live music and libations.

4. Alfred Hitchcock's movie The 39 Steps has been made into a comedic play.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Woodall Rodgers Deck Park Video

The Park from kristin gray on Vimeo.

Here is a video rendering of what the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park will potentially look like upon completion. You can also view a live web cam of the construction here.

H/T to Unfair Park.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Listen to the new Midlake album before it hits stores

NPR's All Songs Considered is streaming Midlake's upcoming album "The Courage of Others." The album drops next Tuesday, February 2nd.

Listen to "The Courage of Others" here. Also, you can buy a limited 7in vinyl single for the song "Acts of Man" at Good Records.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Preservation Dallas Fair Park Tour

On Saturday January, 23, 2010, Preservation Dallas will be leading a guided tour of Fair Park. The tour will highlight the park's recent restoration projects including the water show and Esplanade Fountain, the Tenor and Contralto sculptures and the Butterfly House at the Texas Discovery Gardens. Fair Park is home to one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the US. It should be a fun and informative morning.

Sign up for the tour here.

Upcoming Events from Dallas Center for Architecture

I was perusing the Dallas CFA website this week and noticed the following upcoming events:

1. January 16: Arts District Walking Tour. These tours happen on the first and third Saturdays of every month. RSVP here.

2. Dallas Architecture Forum Lectures. This month is Gordon Gill.

3. DFCA will also be hosting a monthly film series. List of movies here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition Winners Announced

The Dallas AIA sponsors this annual competition for architectural drawing. You will be able to see finalists at the Dallas Center for Architecture soon.

Image shown is by Steve Quevedo from UT Arlington.

See the rest of the winners and finalists here.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Turquoise is the 2010 color of the year

Pantone has announced the color of the year and it is Pantone 15-5519 - aka Turquoise!

From the Pantone press release:

Turquoise is "an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."

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