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begins in early spring and continues through the fall of each year. Each summer, gardeners
are invited by local Regional Representatives to become Garden Hosts and agree to open
their garden during a scheduled Open Day (or several days) in their area. The Open Days
are self-guided tours. Visitors decide which garden they want to visit and in what order.
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|The Garden Conservancy
Dallas Open Day
May 05 2012
10am - 4pm
THE DALLAS ARCHITECTURE FORUM
365 MODERN LIVING HOME RECEPTION SERIES
MODERN LIVING IN DALLAS’ FINEST CONTEMPORARY HOMES PLEASE JOIN US
FOR EXCLUSIVE RECEPTIONS AT SOME OF DALLAS’ MOST SIGNIFICANT RESIDENCES
RECEPTIONS ON TUESDAY EVENINGS, 15 MAY 2012, AND 5 JUNE 2012
EACH EVENING WILL BE FROM 6 TO 8 PM
EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:
LIGHT COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS
SEEING THE RESIDENCES
MEETING AND HEARING FROM THE RESPECTIVE DESIGN TEAMS
TUESDAY, MAY 15. 2012
Designed by Bodron + Fruit and completed in 2009, this residence is situated on a
secluded site in one of Dallas’ most scenic neighborhoods. The house is nestled
amongst trees away from the street, creating a sense of privacy. The footprint of
the residence is U shaped with the public areas running parallel to the street.
The master wing and guest wing extend towards the rear of the property enveloping
a landscaped courtyard. The extended height volumes of the living and dining rooms
open up to the landscape on either side, blurring the exterior and interior boundaries.
Limestone, copper, mahogany, and steel windows and doors were chosen reflecting
a modern, but warm palette of materials. The residence features a dedicated library
housing the owners’ extensive library.
Svend C. Fruit, AIA; Bodron + Fruit
Cindy Hughes; Collections Rare, Inc.
Mil Bodron; Bodron + Fruit
Mary Ellen Cowan; Mesa Design Group
Tickets for each reception are $75 per person. Tickets for both receptions are
$125 per person, or $225 for two people.
To purchase tickets, mail your check, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to:
P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. You may also pay by credit card. Send payment
authorization, including name on card, billing address, mm/yy
expiration date, and card number with your signature authorizing processing of
the charge, to the address above.
|Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27, 2012
Dallas’ premier weekend arts celebration at historic Fair Park returns Memorial Day weekend!
Free festival to feature ARTFEST juried art show, culinary showcase, outdoor films Friday and
Saturday night, children’s area, reduced admission to museums, entertainment on multiple
stages, art classes, “dancing water” shows, ArtCars and more...
|Friday 6 - 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
|NasherSALON welcomes Urban Planner and Civic Activist
|Join us for this fun, social happy hour where you'll meet quality
|An Appetite for Architecture
The present-day State-Thomas Historic District was once part of North Dallas, a
vibrant African-American community founded after the Civil War. Join us for
the next edition of our popular program An Appetite for Architecture as we
explore the architectural history in the area. We'll gather at the Mason Bar
(2701 Guillot Street), a former church which later became the first integrated
Masonic lodge in Texas. After appetizers and a cocktail, we'll discuss the
building with restaurateur Brandt Wood and the history of the neighborhood
with historical expert Judy Hearst and an associate from RTKL, the firm
responsible for the neighborhood's masterplan.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Program starting at 6:30 pm
Stick around for dinner and cash bar afterwards if you'd like.
$30.00 per person. To register, click here.
May 21, 2012 - June 29, 2012
Center for Architecture presents the exhibition Lost Dallas. With images drawn from
a wide range of sources, including private collections, the Dallas Morning News
archive and the City of Dallas municipal archive, Lost Dallas explores those
buildings, neighborhoods and places that have been lost and even forgotten
since the city’s modest beginnings in the 1840’s.
The exhibition looks at the very first buildings in Dallas, including those built for
city and county government, as well as churches, hotels, commercial and retail
buildings, and residences that have fallen to demolition. One section of the
show looks specifically at what has replaced some of these architectural icons.
In trading “this for that,” how did we do?
BOK SIGNING AND LECTURE
may 31 // 6pm
$30.00 per person. To register, click here.
Unique Opportunity to Tour the Statler
Hilton Under Renovation
Built in 1956, the Statler Hilton Hotel is an icon of mid-century Dallas architecture.
Neglected for years, it is now seeing new life under the visionary ownership of
Ricchi Group. Cleaning is already underway and original architectural details,
including a long-lost mural, are being discovered and restored. The building is
not yet open to the public, but this is your VIP opportunity to tour the building
and celebrate some of Dallas' greatest architecture.
Guides will take you through the grand lobby and public spaces, and we'll also
tour an apartment prototype on the upper floors. After the tour, we will gather at
a nearby restaurant for a complimentary cocktail and some lively discussion.
Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind tour will benefit the preservation programming
of the Dallas Center for Architecture, including our May exhibition Lost Dallas. Tickets
are $75 per person. Spaces are very limited...RSVP now. To register, click here.