2010 OCSFA Salon Series – The Lens of Impressionism

Thursday, March 25
The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874
Manet Beach

Heather MacDonald spoke on the exhibition The Lens of Impressionism, on view at the Dallas Museum of Art from February 21 to May 23, 2010. Ms. MacDonald is the curator for the DMA venue of this fascinating exhibition, which is an exploration of Impressionist painting’s response to early photography within the context of a specific geographic locale, the coast of Normandy. Ms. MacDonald is the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art.

Sponsors for this evening:

Friends of Turner House
Scott Chase and Debra Witter
Methodist Health System
Jack’s Backyard
Alford Media

2010 OCSFA Salon Series – An Evening of Jazz

Thursday, February 25
An Evening of Jazz
Jazz Band

Jampact is an electro-acoustic band composed of Meadows School Dean José Bowen (piano), Buddy Mohmed (bass), and Meadows faculty members Kim Corbet (trombone and synthesizer), and Jamal Mohamed (drums). From exotic grooves to jammin’ blues, the group features an improvisational mix of original jazz, funk and world music.

Click here to hear Jampact’s show at Turner House and other venues.

Sponsors for this evening:
Alfred Martinez and James Prothro
Kenda North and Wilson Meador
Friends of Turner House
Russ Aikman
Quinn’s Bar

2009 OCSFA Salon Series – Materials and Methods

Thursday, November 12, 7:30-9
Materials and Methods
Curated by Kenda North

Kenda North presented a curated exhibition, featuring visual art by Oak Cliff artists who work in diverse styles and media. Featured artists will include Cindy Maute, Richard Doherty, MK Semos, Jack Hammack, Eric Tosten, Wes Miller and more. Kenda North is an artist and professor at UT Arlington. She is a resident of Stevens Park Estates in Oak Cliff.

Sponsors for this evening:

Friends of Turner House
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty
Square Foot, Inc.
Arts Funding Development Group, LLC

2009 OCSFA Salon Series – A Feast of Italian Opera

Thursday, October 8, 7:30-9
A Feast of Italian Opera
Presented by Chris Barker

The evening featured Italian opera arias and duets, performed by Chris Barker along with other singers from Oak Cliff. There were narrative comments by Martha Gerhart, pianist for the event and adjunct faculty member at Southern Methodist University. The menu of ‘a taste of Tosti’ and ‘portions of Puccini’ offered music and commentary for the audience. Chris Barker, also a Winnetka Heights resident, is an operatic tenor.

Sponsors for this evening:

Friends of Turner House
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty
Square Foot, Inc.
Diane Sherman/David Griffin & Co. Realtors

2009 OCSFA Salon Series – A View From Modern Architecture

Thursday, September 10
A View From Modern Architecture
Presented by Kevin Sloan

Contemporary architecture is rapidly becoming the kind of cultural force that seems capable of remaking a city’s image in the marketplace, as well as its livability. How does one understand this kind of “modern” architecture and the kind of unfamiliar forms taking shape at the nearly complete Dallas Center for Performing Arts and Kessler Woods? What were the objectives of the modern architectural movement in the early twentieth century and are they being realized in these new works?

The talk will explore these questions by centering on a case study of two seminal buildings of the early twentieth century – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Chicago and the Villa Savoye by LeCorbusier near Paris. Closer to home, the discussion will also share how the historic buildings of Oak Cliff are in fact products of the modern era. Answers and dialogue will hopefully give the attendee a “new set of eyes.” The evening will conclude with a special message regarding the role of architecture in everyday life.

Mr. Sloan is a Winnetka Heights resident and a visiting professor at the UT Arlington School of Architecture. The projects of his professional practice, Kevin Sloan Studio, include works in landscape architecture, urban planning and design.

Sponsors for this evening:

Friends of Turner House
Methodist Health System
Miranda Realty
Square Foot, Inc.
Paul & Cindy Maute
360 Architecture