Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shawn Saumell's Artist Talk at JM Gallery was a HUGE success!

Last Thursday, June 25, JM Gallery hosted an artist talk and reception with featured photographer Shawn Saumell. Saumell presented his newest series Ascension, which features humanoid mannequins hidden among seemingly natural scenery. He also explained the process behind his photography: the creation of a tabletop landscape (or tableau), which was built from found natural objects. This was the public’s first ever chance to observe one of Saumell’s intricate tableaus in person.

As Saumell explains, everyone’s interpretation of the artwork depends on his or her own experiences and connections. Because of this, the beauty of his art “Exists in your mind more than it exists on your wall”. Don’t miss out on the chance to personally experience Saumell’s captivating series presented at JM Gallery now through July 25. 

(Shawn Saumell speaks with Sarah Galaro from The Dallas Arts District)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tei-An has gone fishing!

One Art Plaza’s Japanese restaurant, Tei-An, will be closed from Sunday June 28th through Tuesday July 7th.  The popular soba house will resume normal business hours beginning with dinner at 6PM on July 7th.  Be sure to call (214) 220-2828 or click here to make reservations in the meantime. 

You’re invited to JM Gallery’s artist talk and reception!

Don’t miss the chance to meet artist Shawn Saumell this Thursday! Saumell will be at JM Gallery tomorrow, Thursday June 25, from 6pm-8pm to talk about his newest series Ascension. His work confronts our tendency to perceive photographs as reality through his use of found objects, landscapes, and human figures. Come hear Saumell explain about the mysterious parallel dimensions that he has created by displaying and photographing nature’s every-day objects and miniature humanistic forms. Admission is free! For more information please visit www.jmgallery.org.

Monday, June 22, 2015

You’re never fully dressed without a smile...

The Tony Award winning story of Little Orphan Annie is coming to Dallas! This heart-warming production will be performed at the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX from June 23 through July 5. Bring the whole family to enjoy classic hits such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, “Easy Street”, and perhaps its most uplifting tune “Tomorrow”. Since its Broadway premier in 1977, Annie has been the perfect family show with its inspiring storyline and humor that both adults and kids will enjoy.

To complete the evening, dine at Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café, located here at One Arts Plaza, for cuisine that the whole family will love. And be sure to take advantage of free garage parking (after 5 PM) or $5 valet, both available with restaurant validation!

Even though “Tomorrow’s only a day away”, purchase Annie tickets today!

Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks and Issie Swickle as Annie performing “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of www.attpac.org )

Annie will be performed at the Winspear Opera House located at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 from June 23 to July 5. Tickets can be purchased here.

Click here for more information about Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café or call 214-720-2211 to make your reservations today. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's SUMMER Block Party time at Dallas Arts District!!!

2014 Fall Block Party

Schools out for summer and it's time to celebrate with Dallas Arts District's Summer Block Party on Friday, June 19 from 6 pm. to midnight. The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center have special activities planned like music in the galleries, film screenings, outdoor concerts and guided tours. And of course, admission to the party and each of the museums is completely free. As you explore all that Dallas Arts District has to offer you can also enjoy gourmet food trucks along your way along with live local music, activity tables, and social media scavenger hunts. Activities include:

Crow Collection After Dark
The Crow Collection is hosting a screening of the documentary “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” at 8 p.m. in the Grand Gallery on the second Floor.  A demonstration of printmaking with the Booker T. Washington free Tibet Club will be occurring from 6-10 p.m. outside on Flora Street. Additionally, the At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings will be on display during these special late night hours.

DMA Late Night
Calling all superheroes! Grab your cape and fly over to the Dallas Museum of Art to catch special screenings of Batman at 9 p.m. at the Ross Avenue Plaza and The Avengers at 9:30 pm in the Horchow Auditorium.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher
Listen to local singer/songwriter group The Walden Twins at 6 p.m in the Nasher Garden. Next, stay around for the Austin based SXSW 2014 Rock Band of the Year Quiet Company at 7 p.m. Lastly, enjoy the film A Fish Called Wanda at 9 p.m. 

One Arts Plaza will provide FREE garage parking from 5pm - 12am for all visitors of the Dallas Arts District's SUMMER Block Party!  Stop by any of our highly acclaimed restaurants and enjoy this perfect summer weather and a quick bite to eat before heading down to all the fun activities!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day from One Arts Plaza!!!

It’s that time of the year again – Father’s Day! Make this year’s Father’s Day celebration on Sunday, June 21st the best one yet and enjoy our expansive dining options at One Arts Plaza. Experience any of our four restaurants, YOLK, Proof + Pantry, Tei-An or Jorge’s, to find something that everyone in the family will enjoy, especially dad

YOLK’s breakfast and lunch menu offers a variety of tasty meals – whether enjoying any of the egg dishes, pancakes, or lunch specialties. They will be open this Sunday from 7am-3pm, and remember that this delicious restaurant is also BYOB! For more information call (214) 855-9655.

If dad is interested in something chic, look no further than Proof + Pantry’s new brunch experience known as Beats + Brunch! It will feature music by skilled music producer and DJ, JT Donaldson, as well as Proof + Pantry’s latest brunch cocktail, the Orange Marmalade Fizz. The brunch menu will still offer celebrated breakfast favorites so don’t hesitate to make reservations by clicking here or by calling (214) 850-3414. This event will take place this Father’s Day from 11:30AM-3PM.

For an exotic meal be sure to check out One Art Plaza’s Japanese restaurant, Tei-An. It offers unusual but delicious cuisine that is perfect for an elegant Father’s Day experience. Tei-An is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 2PM and dinner from 6PM-10:30PM. Please call (214) 220-2828 to make your reservation.  

And don’t forget about some of the special Father’s Day deals created just for you at Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café featuring chef and bar specials, a great kids menu, and mimosas for just $1 (until 4pm). Jorge’s menu is sure to satisfy all members of the family with its broad brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Reservations are recommended because this event will fill up fast! Reservations can be made here or by calling (214) 720-2211. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Looking for a way to enjoy a fabulous meal while helping out your community...

Grab Your Friends, Your Favorite Bottle of Bubbly and Join Us For


10% of all sales
will benefit
Helping Hands for The Family Place

Saturday, June 13
7AM - 3PM

One Arts Plaza | 1722 Routh Street, Suite 132
Yolk is BYOB! Complimentary Valet Parking

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

JM Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Shawn Saumell and Doug Gray June 13!

Photographer Shawn Saumell and Ceramicist Doug Gray elevate their medium of art by pushing the expected naturalist approach to their critically acclaimed works.  Their collections will be on display at JM Gallery in One Arts Plaza June 13th through July 25th with an opening reception to be held June 13th from 5pm-8pm.  This will definitely be an evening you do not want to miss!

JM Gallery is located at 1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX  75201.  Valet parking will be available as well as the One Arts Plaza parking garage.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jorge's is celebrating summer with 30% off your ENTIRE bill!

Starting June 1 through June 4 from 3pm until close, Jorge's will kick of the summer by taking 30% off your entire bill!  Just another reason to enjoy Dallas' best patio, great margaritas, and tasty Tex-Mex.

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