Art House Dallas Blog

 

Welcome to the Art House Dallas blog. We hope you’ll come visit often to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news and how to get involved.  As part of our Art House community, we want to keep you posted on our building progress for the new Art House, introduce you to some of our friends pursuing creativity for the common good, and pass on details about our events as well as other DFW events hosted by partner organizations you won’t want to miss out on. We’re glad you stopped by, make yourself at home. 

 

Thursday
Apr042013

Take Courage

I love the part in The Wizard of Oz when the cowardly lion receives his medal of courage. Sure it’s touching to see the tin-man receive his heart, and the scarecrow his brain, but something about the lion has always resonated most with me. Maybe it’s because sometimes I’m just like the lion, preferring to stay in my comfort zone rather than venturing into the woods full of lions and tigers and bears (oh my!)…

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Wednesday
Mar062013

The Art of Affirmation

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The lights were on in the kitchen as I pulled up to my older sister Erin’s house, through the front windows I could see pink streamers twisted and dangling from the ceiling. We were gathering as a family to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and I was running late after a last minute grocery store treasure hunt for haricot vert green beans. I had this grand plan of leisurely cooking all afternoon with my sister after weeks of not having much time together…

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Friday
Mar012013

Equipping Artists 2013

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In a global survey of 1,500 CEOs, IBM found that creativity was considered to be the #1 leadership trait for the future. Creativity is more than a leadership trait. It’s the ability to create solutions for complex problems and to add beauty and hope to a searching world. Art House Dallas takes the power of creativity to change our culture very seriously and has spent the last two years equipping and encouraging artists of all types: photographers, writers, entrepreneurs, architects, painters, musicians…

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Monday
Feb182013

Music for the Common Good

February

I once read a quote by Robert Schumann that brought clarity to my purpose as an artist: “To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.” I have been interning for Art House Dallas for about a month now, and have become increasingly intrigued by the concept of creating art for the common good. My learning journey continued when I attended a To Write Love On Her Arms…

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Wednesday
Feb062013

More of this, Less of that

February

There are a couple of meaningful phrases friends have passed on to me over the years that I’m probably never going to forget. One such phrase is more of this, less of that. Andi Ashworth, Art House America co-founder, told me about a time years ago when she and Charlie were at a retreat down at Laity Lodge during a busy season in their lives…

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