Sep 8 2017

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Trees - Dallas (Thru Sept. 16)

Aug 19 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 16 2017 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

This group exhibition is inspired by the Greek Proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” The exhibition will feature work by 40 artists, benefiting the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Opening reception Aug. 19, 6-8p.m. A Passion for Texas Native Trees Talk by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, will be held Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

Exhibit runs through Sept. 16.

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Inaugural Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 1 2017 - 10:00am to Oct 9 2017 - 9:00pm
Terry and Jo's Food for Thought
1121 Speight Ave
Waco , TX

Science tells us anthropogenic climate change is the existential threat of our time. Art provides the emotional expression of this environmental emergency. 

ARTISTS: Please submit a piece to this show. We explore impacts such as sea level rise, droughts, floods, famine, coral bleaching, ice loss, species extinction and superstorms. The human costs and solutions are additional appropriate topics. Your works may also be sold at this show. Email to me a photograph of any piece you would like to submit:  

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-8pm, is the Showcase evening with artists and our members present, a scientific presentation, wine and dessert. Classical guitar by Frank Exum.


Keep Dallas Beautiful: STAR Certified Master Composter Class - Dallas

Sep 7 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 9 2017 - 3:30pm
Keep Dallas Beautiful
701 Commerce St.
Dallas , TX

This master composter class is certified by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR). Class features hands-on composting and building a composting system at the New Hope Garden at the Austin Street Center in Dallas for the homeless.

Internationally known environmental education, Larry Wilhelm is the class instructor.  Larry created this program and has taught Master Composting classes for over 25 years. Larry’s passion for a sustainable environment and depth of experience makes the course informative, motivational and entertaining.

To be eligible for certification, participants must complete 20 hours of education, 16 in-class and 4 out-of-class, as well as 20 hours of eligible volunteer activity. 

Classes will be held Sept. 7-9, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday). Additionally, there will be a 4-hour field trip on a separate day (TBD).

The $25 registration fee includes the Rodale Book of Composting and lunch.

For more information and to register online visit  KeepDallasBeautiful.NET

Society of Native Nations: Stop Energy Transfer Partners Protest - Dallas

Sep 8 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Energy Transfer Partners
8111 Westchester Dr
Dallas , TX

A coalition of frontline communities and allies are taking coordinated action to force withdrawal of their unnecessary and damaging pipeline projects. We want them to stop violating human rights and stop polluting the air, water and climate. 

Wherever they build, ETP destroys land, pollutes air and water and violates human rights to build nearly a half dozen new massive crude oil and gas pipelines for greed.

No alchohol, drugs, weapons, or masks 

Coalition for Environmental Justice North Texas is cohosting the event with Society of Native Nations.

Info: Yolonda Blue Horse 972-971-5676 or and Society of Native Nations:Frankie Orona, 323-377-0245.


Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

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