This article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Texoma Living! Magazine.
GCC’s 2nd Floor Gallery is 2nd Floor No More!
The 2nd Floor Gallery at Grayson County College has been drawing people with a yen for Steve O. Black’s creative and often unorthodox theme shows for the last ten years. Now the gallery has lost its space, temporarily at least, due to ongoing renovation of the GCC campus. Fear not, the shows will go on. Until the new Fine Arts Building, permanent gallery space, renovated auditorium and new black box theater open for business in the fall of 2010, upcoming exhibits such as Lost & Found (March 3-April 16), Year End Student Art Exhibit (April 21-May 7) and Expressions V: Figurative Artwork (May 19-June 25) will be housed in the Training Lab area on the north side of campus beneath the college’s broadcast tower. For information on GCC art activities contact Steve Black at 903-463-8662.
Sweet Sounds of Spring
Join sponsor Texoma Living! at Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus on April 4 when the Sherman Community Series presents the sophisticated ladies of the Moscow String Quartet at 7:30 p.m.. For ticket information please call 903-813-2251.
On May 2, the Sherman Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Dominick offers George Gershwin and more at Kidd-Key Auditorium (405 North Rusk Street, Sherman) at 7:30 p.m.
Bonham’s Creative Arts Center
Bonham’s Creative Arts Center welcomes new Director Barbara Reeves with an exciting schedule this spring. The CAC presents art opportunities for children and adults alike, with classes in art, theater and creative writing. Meet area artisans and learn from the masters through workshops, weekly activities and on-going classes. While you are there, take in the Creative Arts Center’s gallery space, members store and new garden. For full class schedules, contact the Bonham Creative Arts Center at 903-640-2196. this spring. The CAC presents art opportunities for children and adults alike, with classes in art, theater and creative writing. Meet area artisans and learn from the masters through workshops, weekly activities and on-going classes. While you are there, take in the Creative Arts Center’s gallery space, members store and new garden. For full class schedules, contact the Bonham Creative Arts Center at 903-640-2196.
Denison Spring Fine Art Tour March 28 & 29
Main Street becomes the place to be with Spring Art Tour. Visitors from all over North Texas and Southern Oklahoma will be in town to be a part of what is happening. The tour offers a variety of fine art in gallery and studio settings, hands-on demonstrations and unusual arts opportunities for everyone. Scheduled hours for the Fine Art Tour are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. And that’s not all. Don’t miss the turn-of-the-century Katy Depot, Red River Railroad Museum, Texoma Children’s Museum, Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site, Rialto Theater, and Homestead Winery. For more information contact the Denison Chamber of Commerce at 903-465-1551 or visit smalltownbigart.com.
Summer Music Series
Find relief from the heat in the cool, cool, cool of the evening with a casual, family-friendly night of music outdoors in both Sherman and Denison. Grab a lawn chair or beach blanket and stake a claim at both of Texoma’s free concert series.
Hot Summer Nights is a Sherman summer tradition, with free concerts each Thursday evening, starting the first week of June. Performers old and new grace the Oliver Dewey Mayor Gazebo Stage (on the Municipal Building lawn) with performances in rock, country, jazz and more. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and details are available online at hotsummernights.com.
If one night of music is not enough, Denison offers Music on Main each Friday evening, starting May 8. Concerts are held at Heritage Park (at the corner of Main and Burnett Streets) and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Music on Main focuses on local musicians performing pop, country, blues, and gospel. For line-up and details contact Amy Lay at the Denison Main Street Office at 903-464-4452.
Featured Archive Story
By Dan Acree
Why do radio stations have commercials?
Same reason cars have license plates: revenue. Some people think radio stations get paid for the music they play. I wish. In fact, we have to pay an annual fee to the writer and the publisher of each song. Advertising makes the record go’round.
Every region of the country seems to take a perverse pride in its own brand of nasty weather. “If you don’t like the weather in (Texas, Georgia, Maine, Wyoming—you fill in the blank) just come back tomorrow.” People love to boast of their triumph over adversity. “Why, it was so cold, the firemen just turned on the hose and then shinnied down the icicle that was formed.” It also is axiomatic that however bad it is now, it was worse back when. “Hot? Why back in the summer of (insert preferred year here), it was so hot that folks were baking cakes on the screened-in porch.”
Hillary Clinton is in a serious race for the White House. She feels pressure to appear sophisticated, scrupulous, and sedulous. After all, the world has serious problems! Now just hold on. Who says you can’t be serious minded, savvy and lighthearted at the same time? In fact, the press and political consultants gave Hillary feedback that she needed to lighten up, laugh more and not be so stiff.
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Featured Archive Story
By Ginger Mynatt on June 1, 2008
Angela Lee, the Project Designer from HKS Inc., the architectural design firm that is creating the plans for the new TMC Medical Facility, believes that color is one of the most useful and powerful design tools she has. “People respond to different colors in different ways,” Lee says, “and these responses usually take place on a subconscious, emotional level.
By Willie Jacobs on June 12, 2010
The knock on the door of Richard Pressley’s house in Sherman on January 4, 1960, was one he never expected. Standing on the porch was Grayson County Sheriff Woody Blanton, and he was there to end the fifteen years of freedom enjoyed by Pressley following his escape from prison in 1945.
By Special to TLM on March 1, 2009
Dr. Lisa Stokes understands firsthand how important a smile can be. She is blessed and she knows it. Just mention her loving husband, two beautiful kids, and thriving orthodontics practice to see a radiant smile light up her face—a smile she is fortunate to have.