Archive for November, 2014

Design District Market

Posted by    |    November 26th, 2014 at 9:10 am

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This Saturday the quarterly held Design District Market will take place at the Community Brewing Co. from 12pm – 5pm.  It will feature lots of vendors, local bands, and beer!  Seeing as this event is on Small Business Saturday, this is a great way to buy small, support the community, and shop for unique Christmas gifts.

Catamara Brave Young Lion will be playing.

The event is free, and open to the public.

 

See you all there!

Thank you, Dallas

Posted by    |    November 24th, 2014 at 10:32 am

Considering that it is Thanksgiving Week, we wanted to give thanks to the city of Dallas, for always giving us new things to love, and the citizens that make it great.

This morning, The Dallas Observer, reminded us of a few of these things with the list of “15 Things We’re Thankful for in Dallas Culture”.

What are you thankful for in Dallas Culture?

 

Gallery Openings

Posted by    |    November 18th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

This upcoming weekend brings us (hopefully) warmer temperatures, and tons of exhibition openings.  The Dallas Design District is well stocked with galleries, featuring all mediums of artwork, so you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.   Come out this Saturday, November 22nd to one of the many many openings taking place.

1. Circuit 12 Contemporary | Sundowner | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

2. Conduit Gallery | Refuge/Roadside/Journey/Memorial Polaroids | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

3. Craighead Green | featuring four different artists | November 22 | 5 – 8 pm

4. GalleriUrbane | “Bring into the Fold” | November 22 | 6 – 830pm

5. Laura Rathe Fine Art | Odyessey Stories | November 22 | 5 – 8pm

6. Mary Tomas Gallery | Family (Part I) | November 22 | 5 – 8pm

7. Cris Worley | Parallel Spaces | November 22 | 6 – 8pm

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Trinity Parkway

Posted by    |    November 14th, 2014 at 9:29 am

dallas-traffic-1Traffic has always been an issue in this city.  Congestion at all hours, and construction in all seasons, no one has driven in this city unaffected.  The Trinity Parkway has been a topic of discussion for almost 20 years, and in that time we’ve seen a lot of viewpoints; from determined supporters to fierce opposers. It’s hard to navigate everyone’s “feelings” on the subject among the science, the studies, and the realities behind this proposal.

On the study side of things, we found this article, which challenges our idea that more roads = less traffic.  The article highlights the widening of the (in)famous I-405 in Los Angeles.  The traffic there is something of legend, and the thought was that by widening the roads the problem would, almost immediately, be resolved. Instead, traffic there has actually been moving slightly slower than before. The idea of a new, fast moving freeway increased the amount of people using the road, and decreased the amount of people taking alternate routes. Studies like this push us to think critically about these complex problems, rather than relying on what seems like common sense.

Thinking more on the human side of things, this article, by a supporter-turned-opposer, recognizes the benefits of keeping the Trinity River the natural beauty that it is, and to let it maintain it’s position in building Dallas into the growing, cultural city that it is becoming.  Our role in building up projects along the Trinity River Corridor is recognized when he notes, “the talented Dallas real estate development community is serving customers who want to live, work and play nearby”.

This debate will continue as citizens, whether they are aware of it or not, show their opposition to the Trinity Parkway by creating a bigger demand for infrastructure and activity along the Trinity River Corridor.

Let us know your take!

 

Geometric Gala

Posted by    |    November 10th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

geogala2014-e1413916485820On Saturday, November 8th we had the pleasure of attending the Geometric Gala, an annual event put on by the MADI Museum of Art.

We sponsored the event, which took place at the International on Turtle Creek.

The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto.  In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.

The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts.  They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn.  When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.

During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair,  and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway.  Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.

A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls.  Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.

We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!

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Election Day

Posted by    |    November 4th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

 

 

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As the mural along the Trinity Strand Trail reads, “ask not what your city can do for you, but what you can do for your city”.  Inspired by the wise words of John F. Kennedy, we want to remind you to hit the polls today!

 

Most polls are open from 7am-7pm, today November 4, 2014.

Don’t know where your pulling location is?  Click here to find out.