Sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means, founders of Miron Crosby, the Texas-based purveyor of handcrafted premium cowboy boots, with a design studio located on the second floor of Highland Park Village, are excited to announce the launch of “Splattered with Love Shorty.” Miron Crosby has joined forces with ecofriendly, philanthropic denim brand Rialto Jean Project to create a limited-edition boot in support of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA).
The boots uniquely marry Miron Crosby’s modern Western style with playful and vibrant hand-painted designs by Rialto Jean Project creative director and founder Erin Feniger Maggio. The two brands teamed up for the project out of their mutual passion for children’s charities—both have supported CHLA for years. Both brands also share a similar approach to laid-back everyday fashion that focuses on self-expression.
“We are so excited to offer our clients true one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art created by our master bootmakers and finished with Erin’s artistic touch,” says Means.
Duplantis adds, “As a mother of three young children, it is especially meaningful to me that our clients can rock these boots knowing they’ve helped children receive life-saving care through their purchase.”
“Splattered with Love Shorty” will be available in two working colorways: crème boots with pastel paint and black boots with neon paint. Customers will also have a chance to customize their own variation of the boot alongside Maggio during an in-store launch event at Miron Crosby’s Dallas boutique in March.
“There are such synergies between Miron Crosby and Rialto Jean Project, and I am thrilled to transform my typical craft onto leather for this project. It is also extremely special to do this in aid of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, as I’ve been supporting their innovative art therapy program for years,” says Maggio.
Retailing for $1,000, the boot will be available beginning in March at Miron Crosby’s Dallas boutique and on mironcrosby.com, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
ELEVEN YEARS OF EXHIBITIONS
The 11th annual Dallas Art Fair returns to the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District from April 11 – 14, 2019. The wildly successful international art event kicks off the official Dallas Art Month, which will feature many performances and special exhibitions all month long.
Close to 100 exhibitors from over 30 different cities across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia will take part in the 2019 fair. The Dallas Art Fair and its collector base continue to build their repute across the Atlantic, with the fair welcoming several prolific European galleries for the first time, including Sadie Coles HQ (London), Lisson Gallery (London, New York), and Blain|Southern (London, Berlin).
Dallas galleries will be well represented by Conduit Gallery, Cris Worley Fine Arts, Erin Cluley Gallery, galerie frank elbaz, Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas, Gallery 12.26, Liliana Bloch Gallery, PDNB Gallery, and Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
As the Dallas Art Fair evolves and expands its reach, the fair will deepen its footprint in the city with a new, permanent project space in the Design District, which will welcome year-round exhibitions and programming from its exhibitors and partners. Further details to be announced soon.
“This year, we feel the fair’s impact on Dallas more than ever,” says Dallas Art Fair chairman John Sughrue. “Our new project space will open even more doors for our partners and exhibitors and is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality cultural programming for the city, even when the fair is over.”
Throughout April, institutions and organizations citywide will present some of their finest events and exhibitions to coincide with the fair: Dallas Art Fair and Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival will partner for a performance by Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, when his signature trolls will come to life through video projections, music and humor; The Nasher Sculpture Center will present the first museum survey of Sterling Ruby’s sculptures; the Dallas Museum of Art will showcase a solo exhibition by Jonas Wood;Dallas Contemporary will present a Francesco Clemente paintings show; and The Power Station will present a solo exhibition by Rochelle Goldberg.
Dallas Art Fair director Kelly Cornell says: “Every year, I see Dallas’ collector community strengthen and expand. After 11 years, we are proud to verify that art collecting isn’t a temporary trend here. Instead, the next generation is taking to the fair.”
Launching a company in Frisco has gotten a little easier, especially if you only need limited office space but desire all the amenities of a complete corporate office.
Serendipity Labs Coworking has opened its second DFW location at 3201 Dallas Parkway, the 17th building at HALL Park and the tallest office building in Frisco. The 25,000-square-foot location offers meeting and event space, the Lab Café, and multiple-size private offices to suit any need. The spaces are great for virtual companies, whose owners often work from home but desire a sophisticated space to meet with clients or have a dedicated, quiet workspace.
All Serendipity Labs have membership levels that include coworking, dedicated desks and offices, and team rooms. Private focus and wellness rooms, a work lounge, Lab Café, studios with full A/V, and retreats with dedicated phone lines are also standard.
As with Serendipity Labs’ location at HALL Arts, the first floor will be ideal for corporate and off-site events, surrounded by the building lobby’s signature art installations, designed specifically for the space.
“HALL Group is a preeminent developer, known to be at the vanguard of commercial real estate trends, and we welcome them as a partner at our location in the newest HALL Park building,” says John Arenas, chief executive officer and chairman.
“Businesses today are seeking flexible office space options, marketing to the modern employee and future of the work- Photograph courtesy of Serendipity Labs place,” says Craig Hall, founder and chairman of HALL Group. “The Serendipity Labs’ hospitality- driven model aligns with our view that the workplace needs to be inspiring to encourage productivity and creativity, while 104 DSD at the same time providing a high level of service to employees and visitors. We are thrilled to welcome Serendipity Labs to HALL Park and think they will be very successful in Frisco.”
DALLAS MARKET CENTER RELAUNCHES BRAND
Dallas Market Center, the wholesale marketplace that welcomes buyers from around the world, unveiled new branding for the company, including a new logo and magazine. Both elements are part of a comprehensive, multistage strategy to lead with purpose in the new era of wholesale buying.
The new logo, with its distinct pattern of five visual elements in specific colors, signifies the creativity, unity and diversity of the industries at Dallas Market Center in a contemporary and powerful way. The logo, developed in partnership with global agency studio’farrell, will be implemented across all branded materials immediately.
“We have been uniting ideas, people and products for decades, but starting today we are shaping a new future together,” says president and CEO Cindy Morris. “The logo is a sign that we are taking bosteps to inspire and empower business success with new tools, a new mindset and renewed purpose.”
To further underscore its commitment to the customer community, the Market Center also announced the launch of a new magazine, Spark. Across the colorful pages of the new publication, practical business advice and inspiring trends are featured alongside real stories of artists and entrepreneurs. The magazine will be delivered to 50,000 businesses and available online in mid-December. The innovative publication is the brainchild of Dallas Market Center’s new creative director Guillermo Tragant, who worked with an internal team, external agency, and an international group of designers and writers on this project.
“This is a marketplace with relentless creative energy, and it’s also a community moving forward and adapting to modern challenges and opportunities,” says Penni Barton, executive vice president of marketing. “The new logo and the magazine signify this dynamic direction and our continuing mission to support ideas, people and products.”
A SHOW YOU SHOULD KNOW
Stuart Sax is a person you should know, which is appropriate because he hosts a radio program where he interviews people that he feels you should also know.
Someone You Should Know airs weekly on KVGI Radio, an online radio station, Fridays at 10 a.m. Those interested can also watch the broadcast live on Facebook at facebook.com/kv giradio/. During each hour-long program, Sax interviews a guest about their work, their life, their passions and what makes them someone you should know. The fascinating program is a wonderful slice-of-life vignette of the many subcultures of society and the many people who walk the world around us—people we might never meet if it weren’t for someone like Sax. And, our lives would be much the poorer without knowing him or them.
Sax’s love for broadcast radio began when he was growing up in Chicagoland. One of his favorite radio hosts was Harry Porterfield, who did a regular feature about people in the city. This short segment stayed with Sax as he grew up and, after realizing a career in live theater was not his calling, he studied broadcasting at Indiana University in the mid-60s.
While in college, he was an integral part of the I.U. Student Radio Network. Those were the days of spinning records live and reading the news and lists of where to attend protest rallies. His favorite disc at the time was the extended version of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly because it ran about 10 minutes. “This allowed me enough time to get to the bathroom and back or to take a quick nap. I played that tune at least once every two hours!” Sax says.
After college, Sax’s radio career was put on hold because he had to report for military duty. While serving in Vietnam, he set up a “pirate” radio station in his battalion to play music, deliver the news and read letters from the troops. If this sound familiar, it’s because Sax was doing what Adrian Cronauer did, only Cronauer was immortalized in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam, starring Robin Williams.
Upon returning home, Sax’s broadcasting dreams took a back seat to a career in the women’s fashion retail arena, which was his family’s business. That was until he retired and moved to Frisco, Texas, to be close to his grandson. Here he met Mark Wariner, the station owner and a producer of KVGI Radio. Sax approached Wariner to offer his services to write and record commercials; instead, Wariner, hearing Sax’s baritone voice, asked if he would be interested in hosting his own program.
“Having waited more than 50 years for an offer like that, I jumped at the chance and said that I would like to do a show called Someone You Should Know,” Sax says.
And the rest, as they say, is history. A radio show was born. A radio show you should know.
A BLOOMING BOUQUET
The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation was first established by founders Dee and Jimmy Wynne in April 1986, shortly after Dee’s diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS). From 1986 to 2001 the Gala became one of the most prominent social events in Dallas, netting over $5.75 million for MS research. Wynne’s disease eventually prevented her from continuing with the Gala, but it didn’t impede the imprint she made. The final fundraiser that she was involved with, in 2001, was one for the record books. It netted over $2 million, with performances by The Eagles, Stevie Nicks and Trisha Yearwood.
Following Dee’s passing in 2014 and in honor of her memory, the Gala has since been reestablished with the help of young, active community leaders and past Yellow Rose supporters. This year, the event will be held Saturday, April 13 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel for the 33nd anniversary of the Gala’s establishment.
Leading this year’s efforts are Larry Lott and Matthew Minick, 2019 Gala co-chairmen. Both men became involved with the Foundation and Gala two years ago and were asked to co-chair this year. Assisting them with decorations and edibles are Cebolla Fine Flowers, which will provide all of the floral arrangements for the event, and Posh Cakes by Shane Morgan, which will provide a delicious cake for the VIP party and a staged cake for the event, with 3-D mapping displayed on the cake as a visual centerpiece.
The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation is an active 501(c) (3) that has the drive and vision to forever rid the world of MS. Through this initiative the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation has partnered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where 100 percent of net proceeds raised will directly fund progressive MS research through the International Progressive MS Alliance. The alliance is a new global initiative that is breaking down international barriers to fund the best, most promising research, no matter where it exists.
The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation was recently named one of the top four fundraisers in the United States for the alliance.
The 2019 Gala will be an evening to remember, featuring iconic entertainment and exclusive live and silent auctions as well as raffle items. Sir Earl Toon of Kool and the Gang will be the headline performer. The theme for this year’s event is “Paint the Town Yellow for a Cure,” and many of the downtown hotels and buildings, like the Bank of America building, will feature yellow lighting or staff in yellow uniforms as a way to show community support and rally behind this important cause.
Tickets and contributions can be made online.