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|FREE Water-Wise Landscape Seminars
9 am to 5 pm
Mountain View College Performance Hall (Building “E”)
4849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75211
Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese will be the speaker at both sessions.
Ms. Reese has more than 20 years experience designing, installing and maintaining
landscapes in North Texas and is the owner of her own landscape design and
consulting company – Beautiful Landscapes. The first 100 attendees at each
session will receive a copy of Bonnie’s book, “Common-Sense Landscaping”
(hard copy or electronic version). Attendees can enter a drawing for 6 drawings
to give away a bag of Green Sense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery
& Nature Store.
Water-Wise Landscape Design 101
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical
to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design
with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources -
natural and financial!
Fantastic Plants for North Texas
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Using colorful photographs, Bonnie demonstrates the natural beauty of native and
adapted plants that thrive in the North Texas region. Learn when, where and
how to plant each of the recommended plants, their size and height at
maturity, seasonal color, texture and more. This program provides information
on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers and turf grasses.
Making a reservation
Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling (214) 670-3155.
Let us know which seminar(s) you would like to attend, and how many will be attending in
September 24 to November 9.
Righting an urban wrong. Reconnecting Uptown and Downtown. Creating a new
front lawn for Dallas. These things and more have all been said about the soon-to-
be completed Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. In celebration of
the late October opening of the park, the Dallas Center for Architecture presents
this exhibition examining the park’s genesis and construction, its event programming
plans, and its place in the context of other parks in Dallas and across the country.
KLYDE WARREN PARK: BRIDGING THE GAP takes a look at Klyde Warren Park from
the very beginning. With a major grant from The Real Estate Council in 2004,
planning began for a deck park covering a portion of Woodall Rodgers Freeway
and eliminating a perceived barrier between the uptown and downtown
neighborhoods. Funds were raised from both the public and private sectors to
build the $110 million project. The construction project itself involved complicated
design and engineering factors—from providing appropriate ventilation to the
tunnel below the park to the use of “designer dirt” used to lower the load on
the deck itself.
The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m. Extended hours are on Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. The Dallas
Center for Architecture is located at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway (between
Harwood and St. Paul).
|UPCOMING EXHIBITION TO EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT
Award winning filmmaker, writer and lecturer - Art Hooker - will host Full Circle: An Art
Hooker Exhibition in South Dallas. The photography and multimedia exhibition explores
the uniquely human ability to awaken to the beauty of every moment. The collection
visually chronicles his global journey from the Oberkampf train stop in Paris, France
to his childhood home in the neighborhood of Oak Cliff. This event is an exploration
affirming the idea that we are all connected in the circle of life.
Full Circle will open Friday, September 28, 2012 and be on view until Friday,
October 19, 2012 at The Oak Cliff Cultural Center located at 223 West Jefferson
Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208. The opening event will begin at 6:30 pm and end
at 10:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.