Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Street’

Your Guide to this Weekend’s Art Openings on Dragon Street

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

This weekend is nothing short of a blockbuster weekend for art openings on Dragon Street and with so many to choose from, it’s going to be difficult to plan your evening. My three can’t-miss shows are below but I’ve tried to include a more complete list of the openings at the bottom. See you on Saturday!

Laura Rathe Fine Art

Laura Rathe Fine Art is still a relative newcomer to the gallery scene of Dragon Street but the gallery continues to host incredible exhibits and their opening on Saturday is no exception. This weekend Laura Rathe hosts an exhibit of the photography of Steve McCurry. While you may not recognize McCurry’s name, you’ll certainly recognize his iconic images which have been featured in National Geographic dozens of times, as well as many other magazines throughout the world. He has an eye for the “unguarded moment” and is internationally famous for his incredibly moving photography of various cultures and landscapes. If you can’t make it Saturday, the gallery is also hosting a lecture and book signing with McCurry on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm. Don’t miss the Dallas debut of this incredibly talented photographer.


Design District Unveiled: Gallerie Noir

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 am

Editor’s Note: To erase the misconception that the showrooms and galleries of the neighborhood are open only to the trade, is launching Unveiled. In this weekly series we take you inside the shops, showrooms and galleries of the Design District that are not only open but welcome the public.

While Melissa Enriquez may be an interior designer by trade, there’s no denying the woman has some seriously good taste in art.

Since opening Gallerie Noir on Dragon Street late last year, Enriquez has hosted several unique art shows that have garnered the Dallas newcomer some great press and a welcome reception from the Dallas interior design and art community. 

It’s hard to pin down Enriquez’s aesthetic in just a few words. She and her gallery manager Carrie White call the style “historical modern” but that’s really an inadequate description.


Three can’t miss openings this weekend in the Design District

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

It’s time for another night of open houses in the Design District and after checking the weather for this Saturday, it looks like the evening promises to be a beautiful kick-off to spring. While there is more art to see than I have time for in one post, here are a couple of shows I think are especially noteworthy.

Red Arrow Contemporary

Sure, we see lots of work from accomplished artists, but do you ever find yourself wondering what is going on in the halls of academia? Well here is your chance to see one gallery’s look at the future of the art world.


Piazza Valentina: A Day of Romance in the Design District

Posted by    |    January 28th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

piazza valentinaOn February 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second Design District Market will take over the 960 Dragon Street courtyard, combining all the characteristics of last Fall’s market (the vendors, beer, wine, food trucks, music) with the charm and romance of Valentine’s Day.

“Piazza Valentina,” modeled after a European Piazza, will feature roaming musicians, a puppeteer, a pop-up cafe, local beer and wine, a kissing photo booth, and plenty of DFW artisans, vintage clothiers and jewelry makers to make your quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift a little easier. We will also be raffling off a Valentine’s dinner for two at Oak restaurant! As Pegasus News put it, “it’s one part romantic stroll, two parts block party.”


Art goes live

Posted by    |    November 12th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Last night, Samuel Lynne Galleries hosted “Design on Dragon Street” featuring the work of spectacular artists JD Miller, JuanLuis Gonzalez, and Philip J. Romano. Sponsored by FD Luxe, these brilliant creatives showcased their work to a mesmerized audience.

This event was so popular that JD Miller’s “California Dreamin’” exhibition will be extended through the month of November, with a live performance occurring next Saturday, November 20 from 6-9PM. Head to Dragon Street to see this talented artist create his signature 3-D oil paintings in person.

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Jacques and the Mattress Pad Canvas

Posted by    |    July 28th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

French artist Jacques Lamy landed on the industrial territory of Dragon Street in 1985, well before the neighborhood was reinvented as the eclectic design district. Better known in Europe, Mr. Lamy has managed to build a fan base in his chosen home of Dallas both as a curator (with stellar taste) and an artist.

The front of the gallery is composed of traditional art from the 19th and 20th centuries. French, British, and American art lives here, ranging from post-impressionism pieces to local works. The second room is the contemporary gallery that is filled with Jacques’ favorite works, which (not surprisingly) include his own. Beautiful paintings, such as Summertime, feature ocean waves dark with impasto technique reminiscent of French artists before his time. (more…)