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Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit; April 27th, 3pm-4:30pm; Juliette Fowler Communities

18 Apr 2017 6:54 PM | Anonymous

Juliette Fowler Communities invites you to hear Kathleen Cunningham present “Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit.”

Well-known in Dallas for her book reviews, Kathleen combines her talents for dance and speaking to tell Audrey Hepburn’s story through the biography written by Audrey’s son, Sean Hepburn-Ferrer. You’ll hear little-known details about her life starving in occupied Holland, how she was discovered, and the career that brought her an Oscar, an Emmy, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP at 214.818.0344


  • 22 Apr 2017 12:23 PM | Vivian
    It is in efforts to understand the full spectrum of the aesthetic foundations for early modernism that an investigation of African influences in modern art relics relevant today.

    Collectors usually have circumscript budgets, and often prefer to begin with pieces priced in the hundreds to few thousand range. Visit museums with refined old African pieces – such as the Metropolitan in New York – and do so as often as you can. During the seasonable 1920s, several American institutions began opening their doors to African art.

    Guruve's sister gods, the Shona Sculpture Gallery, finally opened its gates to the public in March 2016 after three years of preparation. Affixed at the top of a bark vessel where remains of the most important individuals of an extended family were preserved, the sculptural element can be considered as the incarnation of the ancestor’s fire. Dealers realize this. Novices should not feel – nor be made to feel – uncomfortable with their select range. Perhaps a fine Dogon figure is not affordable, but a superior figurative door flock might be. During the years 1915-19, American dealers began promoting African objects as art to a ontogenesis group of collectors. The abstract form of the Ambete piece goes even further to serve its function. Because the appearance is the actual receptacle for the ancestral relics, the torso is elongated, hollow, and accessible from an aperture in the back. The exaggerated flatness of the face in these reliquaries, and its lack of affect, typify elements of African aesthetics that were frequently evocate in modernist third art and carve.

    New York City progressively positioned itself as a central marketplace for African art. Matisse, whose family had been weavers for generations, owned several Kuba cloths (1999.522.15) from Central Africa, as well as opulent fabrics from North Africa and orient Europe. Among the dealers, Mexican artist Marius de Zayas (1880–1961) was largely trustworthy for helping some adventurous modern-art collectors, including Walter and Louise Arensberg, John Quinn, and Agnes and Eugene Meyer, to build their African art collections. With a delightful sculpture garden and a Spanish-style verandah for smaller works, we are already getting strong reviews on TripAdvisor. Some of Picasso’s most significant early sculptural work, and his monumental 1930s busts of his underdeveloped mistress Marie-Thérèse, have been linked, respectively, to Grebo and Nimba masker in his collection of African insculpture. Small formal figurative pieces are also available in this range, as well as some miniature conceal from the Guinea Coast.

    The Mature Work of Matisse and Picasso The work of Picasso and Matisse continued to ruminate the supremacy of African aesthetics well into the mid-twentieth century, and restless aspects of this puisne influence have been disclosed by recent scholarship. The increasing globalization of the art Earth, which now conclude contemporary African artists such as Malian photographer Seydou Keita (1997.364) and Ghana-born sculptor El Anatsui (2007.96), renders increasingly moot any term that assumes a distinct divide between Western and non-Western art. A much-needed real eduction for the art movement and artists on the ground in Zimbabwe!




    In the contemporary postcolonial era, the influence of traditional African aesthetics and processes is so profoundly embedded in artistic practice that it is only rarely evoked as such. The representational style is therefore abstruse rather than realistic. The Primitivist worldview is being relegated to the past. Some museums exhibit objects for ethnographic or other studies which may not have artistic merit; but. Perhaps figures of lessor-understood neighboring Voltaic peoples with similar stylistic form may appeal to you. Investigate local museums. Many utilitarian pieces such as containers, furniture, textiles, currency and implements are valued from a few to several hundred dollars. Rather than be dismayed to find a masterpiece is not within the realm of possibility, consider other African collectibles. particularly for those with early collection dates, the objects provide an excellent turn to muse the differences between early and late originals, and transcript.
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Greater East Dallas Chamber Announces Finalists for
Annual Business Awards
Winners will be announced at August 19th Luncheon featuring Congressman Jeb Hensarling

The finalists for the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards for 2014 have been announced: Allstate Insurance - The Clayton Agency; Bill “Bulldog” Cunningham Insurance Agency; Blow Salon; Dallas Comedy House; David Bush Realtors; Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake; Elle Realty; Fantastic Moves; GetUsOnTheWeb.com; Greater Casa View Alliance; Lakehill Preparatory School; Liberty Burger Lakewood; MyCare Personal Assistance; Nothing Bundt Cakes White Rock; Republic Title of Texas, Inc. – Lakewood Office; Ebby Halliday, REALTORS; The T Shop; Whole Foods Market Lakewood.

Congressman Jeb Hensarling will present the annual Hensarling Award for Business of the Year. The Chamber will also present its Entrepreneur of the Year, Chairman’s Award and Live Local Award.

Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon Tuesday, August 19 at Lakewood Country Club at 1912 Abrams Road. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the lunch and program starting at 12:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for guests. Tickets are available online at www.eastdallaschamber.com or by calling Deborah Brown 214-649-1773.

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