Sorry to end the week on a sad note, but the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Director of External Affairs Jane Offenbach has turned in her resignation to head to Nashville. No, Jane’s not going to be a C/W singer, or at least we don’t think so. She is going to be heading up the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Art Museum.
Thursday night the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board is going western at Times Ten Cellars for its Third Annual Wine and Dine. That means you have permission to wear blue jeans and settle back with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a couple of drinks, a raffle ticket for a wine tasting for 10 people at TTC and complimentary parking.
Besides all of the above, there will be silent and live auctions and music by local entertainers.
One of the real highlights of the evening will be a presentation by EDB&GC senior Alex Jackson, who has a pretty amazing story to tell.
Individual tickets are $40 and couple tickets are $75. While that may not be cause to get married, it’s good enough to get a friend to go. Tickets are available online and space is limited.
Responsible for the evening are Wine and Dine Chair Nina Reinert, Mark Fuqua, Kenyatta Morrison, Chrystin Pleasants, Mary Kate Smither and Tessa Todd.
Event sponsors include Time Ten Cellars and La Popular Tamale House.
It seemed like just yesterday that the ultimate ladies-who-lunch gathered for the Crystal Charity Ball Fashion Show and Luncheon with designer Michael Kors and his collection (pictured) at DT Neimans.
But it’s nearly time again to dress to the nines for the 2010 CCB event (September 10) with designer Albert Kriemler of Akris showing his finest. You haven’t gotten your tickets? Oops! You know it’s nearly sold out. As if that was a surprise.
But the NM folks have arranged for more than fashion and food. They’ve gathered up some delicious raffle prizes that range from Paris to the ultimate in pampering.
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Those folks at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital are as busy as air-conditioner repairmen. Here you thought they just healed children free-of-charge and made wonderful popcorn. Nope, they have a revolving door of activities for the kids and to help to raise funds.
Last Friday they had Santa pop in for a visit. Instead of his sleigh, he arrived in a red Dodge Viper with Mrs. Claus driving up in a silver Dodge Viper thanks to Padgett Printing.
This Thursday is no different. The TSRHC staff is busy at work preparing for the second annual “Summer Colors Art Show and Auction” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at TSRHC with local artists Jenny Grumbles and Jill Scovell (art pictured) hosting a silent art auction.
Sorry, but the Clauses won’t be attending. They had to head back to the North Pole to settle an elf sit-in. Seems the little people want longer hot chocolate breaks.
But you can join the fun Thursday at TSRHC. Tickets in advance are $25 and $35 at the door.
Remember last Friday when we told you that Jacob Cigainero had resigned as pr for the Dallas Theater Center and a month ago when we told you that Maria May had resigned as marketing head for the AT&T Performing Arts Center?
Well, there must be something in the PAC water system. Another resignation was just announced and this one is a biggie — PAC’s President and CEO Mark Nerenhausen.
Until Mark’s replacement is found, PAC’s Senior VP and General Manager Doug Curtis will be handling the chores.
Let’s hope this is the last resignation announcement coming from the PAC for a while. . . please!!!
So you think all the action is north of downtown Dallas. Expand your life. The Bishops Arts District (pictured) was bustling Saturday night. Besides the usual high-pedestrian traffic that hits the area on the weekend, Decorazon Gallery was a super-duper major stopping place. It was a twofer night for the gallery.
First of all it was the location of “Evening of Summer Fun” with artist painting plates that will be auctioned off at the “Great Gatsby. . . Get Your Flap On!” on Sept. 26 at Union Station benefiting the AIDS Interfaith Network. Tables were set up with 15 artists like Andrea Estrada taking up the brush and expressing themselves on the white plates. It was pretty amazing that they could concentrate and keep steady hands with all the commotion in the gallery.
AIDS Interfaith Network Exec Director Steven Pace estimated that 300 to 400 had already come through the gallery within the first two hours.
It was an especially poignant evening for gallery owners MK Semos (pictured) and Hugo Garcia Urrutia, since it was the farewell party for their Bishops Arts District operation. MK admitted that they are “travelers, gypsies” and after having the gallery for six years, they want to travel and show their art works at art fairs. They’re already scheduled to show their work in Bangkok in February.
Among the inside crowd were attorney Domingo Garcia and wife Dr. Elba Garcia who is running for Dallas County Commissioner. They didn’t stay long because they had three more events to attend. Another brief attendee was County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.
The party spilled out on to the sidewalk with Baker & McKenzie attorney Teresa Michaud (pictured) and architect/stay-at-home papa Benoit Michaud with 15-month-old son Leo (pictured left with Benoit) looking cool despite the heat.
If you’re up in McKinney today, stop off at Hutchins’ BBQ (pictured) to start the week off right. Besides having some good barbecue, you’ll also be helping The Samaritan Inn. Owner Tim Hutchins will donate ALL the proceeds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to The Samaritan Inn.
That’s right. Not a portion of the day’s take — the whole day’s dine-in and take-out sales will go to The Samaritan Inn.
Let’s face it. This time of year Sunday nights around 6 p.m. translates into reruns of 60 Minutes. You can look like a hero to your family by changing the routine. . . at least tomorrow night. A private showing of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. will be shown at the Studio Movie Grill on Beltline Road. For $10 you get all the pizza you can eat and the show to boot. It stars Richard Gere and Joan Allen and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
If you can’t make the movie and pizza, you can always make a $10 donation or more.
Ah, come on. You’ve always impressed us as a big spender.
What’s the expression that we’re looking for? Something about making lemonade out of lemons? Well, it’s Friday afternoon, so we need to put a bit more of a TGIF spin on it. So, how about making tequila out of cactus?
On the cactus side of this post is another one of the folks, who helped launch the AT&T Performing Arts Center last year, is departing. Less than a month ago, Maria May, who headed up the marketing efforts for PAC, moved over to SparkFarm to join up with Christine Rogers.
Now, news comes that Jacob Cigainero, who pr-ed the Dallas Theater Center’s arrival into the Wyly and helped Superman fly high, is taking the gypsy way of life to explore the world outside of Dallas.
On the tequila side of this news is that you have until next Friday to call and/or email Jacob at the DTC.
Don’t you just love to see artists in action? Their creativity is absolutely contagious. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday night at Decorazon Gallery, you can see artists create “unique works of art” from transforming basic white plates into artwork. In September the painted plates will be auctioned off at the “Great Gatsby. . . Get Your Flap On!” benefiting the AIDS Interfaith Network co-chaired by Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Jon Chester and Gilbert Castillo.
Even after the plate artistry ends 9 p.m., the party will continue until midnight to commemorate Decorazon Gallery “as it departs the Bishop Arts District.”
A donation of $5 is all they asked for admission to the festivities. What a Saturday night bargain! And you just know that if Rhonda’s connected with the event, you’re gonna see some gorgeous folks in attendance.