Salon Series Summary – Fall 2010

The 2010 Fall Salon Series wrapped up on Thursday, November 11th with the presentation on Eclecticism in Architecture by Richard Davis.  This is the third Salon Series to be offered at Turner House.  The series coordinator is Board Member Kenda North, who is a Professor of Art at The University of Texas at Arlington.  The Fall Salon Series helped to raise approximately $2,300 which will go towards repairs and restoration to Turner House.  Kenda noted that “The programs we were able to offer our members this fall were some of the best so far.  From the great combination of jazz & poetry in September, to the lecture on folk art of Central & South America in October, and finally the architecture talk in November.  We had over 200 people who enjoyed these events and received great feedback on them all.”  Kenda is already hard at work on the Salon Series for Spring 2011.  Stay tuned for details!

2010 OCSFA Fall Salon Series – “Eclecticism in Architecture”

Thursday, November 11 7:30 – 9:00pm
“Eclecticism in Architecture”
Richard Davis

Dallas based architect Richard Davis will discuss the origins and practice of the architecture of eclecticism which created the residences and estates of the “Gatsby Era” during the Roaring 20’s and into the 1930’s. Particular attention will be given to the homes of Kessler Park built in European styles. Davis will address the change in design direction in America following the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892, the leading architects of the period and their work, and the important Dallas architects and their work in Oak Cliff. The presentation will also discuss contemporary eclectic styles.

Richard Davis is president of Richard Davis Architects, Inc. and received his masters degree in Architecture from Princeton University. He has owned his firm for over thirty years and is recognized for his design of local and national luxury residences. Davis is also known for his striking renovation and restoration of the Kessler Theater. He has lived in Winnetka Heights since 2003.
Sponsors for this evening:
Diane Sherman
David Griffin & Co. Realtors
Friends of Turner House
Scott Chase and Debra Witter
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty Company
Square Foot, Inc.

Tickets may be purchased in 3 ways:

1. With a credit card, on this website, below
2. Mail a check to us at: OCSFA, P.O. Box 222332, Dallas, TX 75222
3. At the door with a check or cash.

Event/Member-Nonmember

Event/Member-Nonmember


2010 OCSFA Fall Salon Series – “The Folk Art of Mexico and Central America”

Thursday, October 14 7:30 – 9:00pm
“The Folk Art of Mexico and Central America”
John Lunsford

John Lunsford curates an exhibition of folk art from Mexico and Central America from various private collections in Dallas. The exhibit will include antique Mayan and Guatemalan textiles as well as old and contemporary examples of baskets, ceramics and Oaxacan painted wood sculptures. Lunsford will give a gallery talk offering commentary on historical significance and the evolution of craft in contemporary work.

John Lunsford studied English Lit at Harvard and Art History at Columbia University in NYC. He was a senior curator at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1958 to 1986 and was appointed Director of the Meadows Museum at SMU from 1996 to 2001. Lunsford taught art history at SMU for almost twenty years and has a long resume of publication, public lectures and lectures/tours for trips throughout the world sponsored by the DMA and the Meadows.

Tickets may be purchased in 3 ways:

1. With a credit card, on this website, below
2. Mail a check to us at: OCSFA, P.O. Box 222332, Dallas, TX 75222
3. At the door with a check or cash.

Event/Member-Nonmember


Event/Member-Nonmember




Sponsors for this evening:
Friends of Turner House
Scott Chase and Debra Witter
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty Company
Square Foot, Inc.

2010 OCSFA Fall Salon Series – A Performance of Jazz and Poetry


Thursday, September 9 7:30 – 9:00pm
“A Performance of Jazz and Poetry”
Timothy Young, Dan Cavanaugh and Timothy Ishii

The evening will feature Minnesota based, award winning Timothy Young reading his poetry accompanied by jazz musicians Dan Cavanaugh and Timothy Ishii. The group debuted their collaboration at UTA in 2008. This experimental blend of music and poetry will give a unique opportunity to be introduced to new forms of both.

Timothy Young has been publishing and performing his poetry since 1983. He founded Two Boots Productions in 2004 to produce poetry, music and art events at community events and festivals. Dan Cavanaugh is a composer and jazz pianist on the faculty at UTA and Tim Ishii is a composer, jazz saxophonist and director of jazz studies at UTA. Other performers to be announced.

Sponsors for this evening:
Friends of Turner House
Scott Chase and Debra Witter
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty Company
Square Foot, Inc.

2010 OCSFA Salon Series – The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck

Thursday, April 22
The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck

Willis Winters, FAIA lectured on The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck. Mr. Winters, Assistant Director of the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, is a respected architectural historian and has published extensively on Dallas architecture. He is currently working on a book featuring Charles Dilbeck. Dilbeck, often described as a romantic or eccentric architect, designed numerous outstanding homes in Oak Cliff and Dallas, as well as the Belmont Hotel.

Sponsors for this evening:

Scott Chase and Debra Witter
Methodist Health System
Friends of Turner House
Diane Sherman, David Griffin & Co. Realtors
David Spence, Good Space
Paul & Cynthia Maute
Alford Media