What: The OCSFA Annual Rising Star 5 – Art Exhibit and Fundraiser
Where: Turner House
More than 140 guests joined the OCSFA Board for the annual Rising Star Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. The evening included drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and a testimonial to the impact of an artists role in society from Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts. Two days were spent celebrating twelve great artists who’s work was nominated by twelve Dallas area Art Galleries.
Midnight Opera (formerly Siamese) is the glam rock band of four theatrically inclined friends from Dallas, TX. Mixing ominous pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos, their live show makes you feel like you could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work. Their debut record, “The Mesmerist” , was released in March, and the group has been touring the U.S. ever since.
Joining Midnight Opera
Merging classical training with a unique DIY recording process with influences from all over the spectrum, Sudie is a singer, songwriter and producer who is forging her own territory.
Thursday October 12 7:30 – 9:30
Rose Kinsley – Though the Years with Johnny Mercer
Thursday March 9 7:30 – 9
Rose Kingsley is an opera great turned jazz performer. She will present an evening of Johnny Mercer music, specially arranged by the legendary Bob Corwin, son-in-law, pianist, and collaborator for Mercer. Rose Kingsley has been celebrated for this program nationally and we are excited to bring her to OC.
Mark Doty – Terror from the Sky – The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957
Thursday April 20 7:30 – 9
The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957 killed ten people and injured over 200 with a path of damage that stretched from South Polk Street, through Winnetka Heights, into West Dallas and Arlington Park/Love Field. To mark the 60th anniversary of the storm, Mark Doty, Chief Planner with the City of Dallas, will present a comprehensive account of one of the most remembered, yet overlooked, events in modern Dallas and Metroplex history. Mark will place special emphasis on destruction through Oak Cliff and Winnetka Heights.
Barak Epstein – 6th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival
Thursday May 18 7:30 – 9
The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 and has received national acclaim from different sources including The New York Times and Filmmaker Magazine. Barak Epstein, co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival and operator of the Texas Theater, will preview some of the programs selected for the 6th annual OCFF, scheduled for June 8-11, 2017.
KEVIN SLOAN “CRUSADE AGAINST UGLINESS” The life & Work of George Kessler 1862 – 1923“Fjord”
George Kessler characterized his 1911 Plan for Dallas with the proclamation, “Crusade Against Ugliness”.
Landscape Architect and Urban Planner Kevin Sloan will present an overview of Kessler’s remarkable innovations and accomplishments in city planning, parks and thoroughfares for Dallas and Kansas City. Kessler’s influence on later planning concepts will also be covered with Sloan’s Kessler inspired proposal for the DFW Branch Waters Network – a concept got the future.
TONIGHT’S SPONSOR – LISA PETERS CALIBER HOME LOANS