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Spring Salon Series

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April 14 – Limited Availability 

Jacob Metcalf

“Fjord”

Note: There is a limited number of tickets available to this event.  First come, first served at the door.

North Texas musician Jacob Metcalf released his first full-length solo effort, Fjord, in early winter 2016.  The result is an often-breathtaking collection of indie-folk compositions that range from wistful, unhurried ballads to swirling, majestic orchestrations, sometimes within the same song, and all set to Metcalf’s warm, inviting vocals and non-linear story-telling. “The album is about great divides,” Metcalf explains. “Fjord is about splintered people living in a fractured age.”

 

The material for the record was written over the last decade on five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America). It was during the last few years that Metcalf lived out of his car and inside a four foot crawl space between a vintage store and loft apartments in order to save enough from his bakery and music teaching jobs to make this album.

 

Wheeler Sparks will open at 7:15. Jacob describes his friend as a thoughtful songwriter and caring human being.  Jacob will start his performance at 7:40.

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Salon Poster Jazz

Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, and the Birth of Jazz

Thursday, April 9, 2015     7:30pm-9:00pmSalon Poster Jazz

The fabulous Matt Tolentino and Oak Cliff music star, Robert Edwards will perform a program of salon style music. The program will take the audience through the ragtime era into Tin Pan Alley finally leading up to the dawn of the jazz age. Edwards will play our vintage grand piano and Tolentino will be on clarinet, sax and vocals.

This Salon Series event is generously sponsored by Marguerite Domatti and Gay Addington, long time supporters of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts and are emeritus members of the Board of Directors.


Salon Series – Ragtime



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Lecture and Book Signing by author Jon Gnarr

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03/05/15 – Salon Lecture will still be held tonight.  Please join us for this wonderful event.

Thursday,  March 5, 2015  7:30pm-9:00pm

Internationally renowned actor, writer, comedian and former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland. Jón Gnarr, will make his Dallas debut at Turner House to support the publication of his latest book. The Indian, published by Dallas-based translation publishing house, Deep Vellum. Gnarr is currently Writer in Residence at Rice University focusing on writing and speaking on issues he holds most dear: world, peace, sexual and gender equality, freedom for writers and journalist, and performing stand up comedy.




RISING STAR An Exhibition & Fundraiser

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Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will debut its “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 28th and 29th at the historic Oak Cliff home. Twelve prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show. Participating galleries are: Barry Whistler Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Craighead Green, Cris Worley Fine Arts, David Dike Fine Art, Galleri Urbane, Holly Johnson Gallery, Mary Tomás Studio Gallery, Photographs Do Not Bend, The Reading Room, Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden and Talley Dunn Gallery.According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists. “Rising Star” is an effort to continue that tradition and drawattention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community,” she said.A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 28 from 7pm to 9pm and will include gallerist Barry Whistler as a featured speaker who will be giving a talk on contemporary Texas art. A public reception will be Sunday, September 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont. Ticket prices are $75 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members). Sponsorships are available. Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

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