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January 2012 - Dallas

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I N GARGANTUAN PROPORTIONS COURTESY DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY, HOUSTON When the Dallas Theater Center sent word of its latest thespian venture, it wasn't kidding when it said that it would be, well, giant. Those DTC wunderkinds have been busy assembling and producing what will be the Center's largest show to date: a musical spin on author Edna Ferber's treasured, Texas-themed novel Giant, produced in conjunction with The Public Theater in New York City. For such a sizeable production, Dallas Theater Center and its artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, have pulled out all the stops, with an A-list cast that boasts Broadway regulars (star actor Aaron Lazar), Tony Award nominees (actress Kate Baldwin, director Michael Greif) and top-notch storytellers (music and lyrics guru Michael John LaChiusa, writer Sybille Pearson). To toast Giant's Dallas run — it's at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre January 28 through February 19, before making its Public Theater opening in NYC — a Giant-sized, PaperCity-sponsored gala celebration has been planned. Note these deets: Celebration chairmen Pilar Henry and Barbara Baker Page and campaign chairman Rebecca Fletcher have dreamt up an opening-night bash for January 28 that will include the first performance of Giant, followed by a glamorous whirl of dinner and dancing on Flora Street. Consider yourself free to break out in epic, Texas-centric song and dance. Event sponsorship and ticket information 214.252.3915; Tickets 214.880.0202; Christina Geyer ART NOTES NANCY ROTHSTEIN Jessica Silverman JULIE SOEFER Why are you exhibiting at the Dallas Art Fair 2012? 2011 was a great year Janet Hobby fair-wise for the gallery, with a strong showing in Europe including Frieze, London, and FIAC in Paris. In 2012, we wanted to focus on expanding our U.S. presence and also reaching out to a new collector base. I have met so many wonderful people from the area, and Dallas is such a culturally diverse city, with amazing museums, collections and a growing art scene, that it seemed like the logical choice. I also like that it is an intimate fair with a thoughtful platform, and this resonated strongly with the gallery and its program. What was your first big break? It is difficult to identify any one single thing. Opening a gallery is always a risk, and its success often relies on the support of the greater community and its involvement ... For the rest of the conversation, go to WWW.DALLASARTFAIR.COM Tuesday, January 24 Soup's On! Luncheon benefitting The Stewpot Alliance speaker Jeannette Walls Friday, January 27 20th Anniversary Silver, Supper benefitting the Dallas Museum of Art Decorative Arts Program Themed "The Great Makers of American Silver" featuring the DMA's renowned collection of silver 214.922.1295; Sunday, January 29 Paws Cause benefitting SPCA of Texas Village Fair Spay/Neuter Clinic wine pull; restaurant certificate drawing RETAIL brought to you by by brought to you SAN FRANCISCO–BASED GALLERIST JESSICA SILVERMAN, OWNER/FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF SILVERMAN GALLERY, TAKES QUESTIONS FROM HOUSTON COLLECTOR JANET HOBBY, PARTNER IN MKG ART MANAGEMENT. APRIL 13 – 15, 201 PREVIEW GALA APRIL 12 2; A trio of fêtes for 2012 MAGNUS MAGNUSSON DALLAS ART FAIR DALLAS ART FAIR: DATEBOOK [ RAP[ COLLECTOR'S CONVERSATION Describe briefly your trajectory. I opened the gallery during the second year of my masters program at California College of Arts in San Francisco. Looking back, I am not sure there was a clear trajectory, but I knew even in undergraduate school that I wanted to be involved in supporting artists. In fact, I transformed my artist studio at Otis College into an exhibition space. At the end of my first year at CCA, I took the opportunity to run programming and curate exhibitions in Frankfurt at the Kunstverein for four months, where I familiarized myself with numerous project spaces and small galleries. Upon my return to San Francisco, I decided I was ready and opened my own project space in the Dogpatch. Looking back, it was quite a brave move, and I'm glad I was young enough to not over-think it. SOCIAL Well, hello, 2012. We couldn't be more thrilled at what's to come, especially this little tidbit of New Year scoop: Italian label Marni has signed on to partner with H&M on a men's and women's spring collection that is due in stores and online in early March. Until then, we've got secret details on a few Marni + H&M goodies that should definitely make your shopping list: for her, full-pleated skirts, dresses, cropped trousers and jacquard knits in bold colors and prints; for him, we're betting that the shirts featuring hints of prints — as linings or contrast elements — will disappear in minutes. Hurry, March! In the meantime, shop H&M now at its NorthPark Center store or click to … Emilio Pucci has popped up again, this time within Nordstrom at NorthPark Center. (Its first pop-up appeared in Highland Park Village last year; at press time, it's still going strong.) The new temporary space, located on Nordstrom's second floor, features the newest bright and boisterous ready-to-wear and accessories from Pucci creative director Peter Dundas. We're told this Pucci pop-up will be open until March, although an insider has informed us that date will "very likely be extended." Ring 214.231.3900 and beg 'em to stay … Fancy a brand-new bag? Barneys New York now carries men's and women's leather goods from Smythson of Bond Street, the British purveyor of stationery and luxe leather accessories. The musts, in the NorthPark store and at handbags, briefcases, wallets, planners, even iPhone cozies. Cheerio goes very chic … All it takes is a giant pink foam whale delivered to our offices, and we're intrigued: Vineyard Vines, the utterly preppy clothing for madras-loving men, women and kids, has opened its first Texas stand-alone store in The Shops at Willow Bend. (Yes, most of it sporting VV's jovial pink whale mascot.) Go for polo shirts aplenty, velvety cashmere sweaters and some of the cheekiest printed-silk men's neckties we've seen — just try to decide between the debonair martinis-and-cigars, or the vintage palms-and-parrots. Vineyard Vines is the WASP-y work of brothers Shep and Ian Murray, who founded the New England company in 1998. It's so much closer to home now: VV's shop-within-shop at St. Bernard Sports in Inwood Village rages on; ring the new standalone store at 469.366.0118, or Consuelo Castiglioni, founder and creative tap Here's to a New Year full of pink-anddirector of Marni, prepping one of her line's quintessential looks green pleasures. Lauren Mang GEORGE FIALA D R A M A From Buddhas to SpongeBob: The New Year ushers in everything from the ridiculous to the sublime. The former is represented by the KAWS exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with the Brooklyn-based painter showing off his latest odd amalgamation of cartooning, pared down to a beguiling, smoothsurfaced abstraction laced with humor, with characters (think Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob) making PAs (through February 19) ... In extreme contrast, at the Meadow Museum the timeless, contemplative splendor of sixthcentury Chinese art is highlighted in "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" (through January 8). Gallery-ama: Another recommended art (F)stop is Texas lensman Jay Rusovich's show, in collaboration with philanthropic Jay Rusovich's Engaged, 2011, at Samuel Lynne Galleries lady Carolyn Farb at Samuel Lynne Galleries. The pair creates a compelling series of photographic vignettes that signal a new, softer direction in Rusovich's image-making (January 14 – February 18) ... A new-on-our-radar Dragon Street destination: Cohn Drennan Contemporary makes some raucous noise in the Design District. Investigate a fabulous duo of installationists in "Sublimation Simulacrum," which serves up solos for Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch. Dallas-born Reisch returns from residencies in Seoul and Prague to challenge us, while Fernandez, a Tarrant County College professor of art, plans to cook up some surprises that involve fabric and sewing (January 14 – February 18). For more Art Notes, including two clever CADD fund-raisers, peruse Catherine D. Anspon OCTANE REFUELS ITS FASHION TANK Think of Knox Street shopping, and we bet you summon a laundry list of household wares: a Jonathan Adler table, a gorgeous vase, a cheese grater, even an iMac. Here, furniture and home goods still rule the roost, save for fashion Valhalla Forty Five Ten. But, in between your trips to crates and barrels, barns, galleries and nests, consider popping into Original Octane for a little apparel therapy. The contemporary men's and women's boutique from Ort Varona — the man behind former stores Octane, Premium 93 and LFT — is part deux to Varona's first venture, the beloved Octane, once in West Village. The new store is in an 1,800-square-foot, standalone space along Knox Street that Quatrine Custom Furniture once called home. "This is what Octane was always supposed to be," Varona says, "a great neighborhood store with well-edited product." What's on Original Octane's racks? For women, patterned, blousy tops; bright dresses; and slouchy, cowl-necked sweaters. (There are sunglasses and jewelry, too — we had our eye on an oversized black-and-gold cocktail ring.) For men, it's cashmere jackets, colorful scarves and checked button-down shirts. And don't miss the denim: You'll find it in droves here, from lines Prps, Current Elliott, RVTS and colored skinnies from Neuw Denim. As an extra perk, Varona has secured an actual from-the-factory-floor sewing machine, for in-store hemming — gratis — on any pair of denim purchased. But, true to its Knox Street address, there are oddball finds for the home here, which certainly shake up the avenue's usually polished offerings: vintage chandeliers, mounted rams' skulls, a marching-band bass drum, even a meat cleaver, solidly slammed into a block of wood. There goes the neighborhood — and how. Original Octane, 3120 Knox Street; Lauren Mang JANUARY | PAGE 6 | 2012

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