Sep 13 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: anorthc@aol.com.  

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.

Info: anorthc@aol.com.

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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NCTCOG: Requests Input on Funding Initiatives - Arlington

Sep 13 2017 - 2:30pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington , TX

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present several transportation funding initiatives, an electric vehicle update and work program modifications during public meetings in September.

Residents can provide input on local bond program partnerships, two Federal Transit Administration funding programs and the Unified Planning Work Program at meetings on Sept. 11 (White Settlement), Sept. 13 (Arlington) and Sept. 18 (Lewisville).

The UPWP is a required summary of activities to be undertaken by NCTCOG as the metropolitan planning organization. The bond program partnerships aim to leverage funds for projects important to local governments and the region. Staff will present projects recommended for federal mobility and air quality funds through the Local Bond Program partnership effort.

In addition to local funding efforts, NCTCOG issued a call for projects to competitively award FTA funding through two programs that support transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income individuals. Approximately $6.5 million in funding was available to award in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville Urbanized areas. Staff will present recommendations to award 10 projects the available funding.

Finally, an update will be provided on Dallas-Fort Worth’s 2017 National Drive Electric Week activities and EV industry trends.

Information on Mobility 2045, modifications to the list of funded projects, the Public Transportation Agency Programs of Projects and the AirCheckTexas program will also be highlighted. Residents are invited to provide their input on the future of transportation by taking the Mobility 2045 survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/mobility2045. It will be open through Sept. 20.

Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the “live” tab at www.nctcog.org/video. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby: Arlington Chapter Meeting - Arlington

Sep 13 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Northeast Public Library
1905 Brown Blvd
Arlington , TX

Citizens' Climate Lobby's Arlington Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

This month, listen to Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy

 Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Clean Water Fund: Trammel Crow Fundraiser - Dallas

Sep 13 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
3526 Arrowhead Drive
Dallas , TX

Clean Water Fund invites you to celebrate our Texas accomplishments and learn more about our ongoing work in North Texas at the home of Trammel Crow.

Texas director David Foster will discuss Clean Water Fund’s role in the region regarding North Texas water conservation initiatives.

North Texas Master Naturalists: North Central Texas Forests - Dallas

Sep 13 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street Oak Corner Conference Room
Dallas , TX

Presentation on the forest systems of north central Texas by Suzanne Tuttle, a plant ecologist who retired in July 2016 after a 23-year career at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Schedule:

6:30 Meet and eat

7:00 Introduction and Announcements

7:20 Featured Presentation

8:45 Adjournment

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Dallas Central Chapter Meeting - Dallas

Sep 13 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Union
5622 Dyer St # 100
Dallas , TX

Join us for our September Dallas Central Citizens' Climate Lobby meeting at Union Coffee House. We will be in conference room B. Hope to see you there!