Saturday, September 25, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Frontier to Perform Suite from the Firebird in Southlake

In partnership with Apex Arts League, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will return to White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake to perform a family concert featuring the Suite from the Firebird by Igor Stravinsky on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

Dancers from Ballet Frontier of Fort Worth will accompany the orchestra during the performance. The ensemble will also be performing Benjamin Britten’s, “The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.”

Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults. Discounts are available for Apex members and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fort Worth Symphony ticket office at 817-665-6000 or by visiting www.fwsymphony.org

“It’s an APEX Thing” New APEX Season Schedule Released

Apex Arts League is proud to release the 2018-2019 Apex Season. The season will run from September 2018 to April 2019 with one to two programs per month.

Apex brings excellence in the arts to Northeast Tarrant County. Music, dance, theater, art, film. Something for everyone.

APEX schedule for MSNTake a close look at their offerings and join in at these exciting professional arts programs that feature a variety of music, dance, visual arts and theater.

The mission of Apex is to bring the best performance in the Metroplex, cultivating a vibrant home for the arts in Northeast Tarrant County.

For details, ticket sales and more, go to ApexArtsLeague.com

Senior Center to host “James Richardson Memorial Senior Art Show”

The Southlake Senior Center partnered with The Southlake Senior Funding Inc and Southlake Art Council will be hosting the “James Richardson Memorial Senior Art Show” on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Marq Ballroom.

Your masterpiece could be featured in the show too! If you’re 55 or older and are either a member of SSFI or live in Southlake, Keller, Colleyville or Grapevine you can apply to have your work featured. The application is due by May 12 and can include up to two works of art in any medium. The application to enter your artwork can be found here.

The event is in memory of the late Senior Center member James Richardson who enjoyed participating in the art classes hosted at the Senior Center.

For more information about the Senior Center click here.

Art in the Square 2017 to Begin on February 19

The City of Southlake celebrated the arts and invited the entire community to the kick off event for Art in the Square on February 19. The event highlighted the work of the 2017 featured artists who were selected by a jury. People are invited to stop by Town Hall to view and vote on the art. The piece with the most votes will be selected as the Art in the Square featured artist.

The event which took place in Southlake Town Hall was co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League, Art in the Square and the Southlake Women’s Club.

More than 200 guests enjoyed the event filled with art, music, food and wine. This annual event marks the beginning of the spring Art in the Square season.

For more information visit artinthesquare.com

Join Us For Youth Summer Programs in Southlake

There are so many fun and new programs, for both girls and boys, available in Southlake this summer. From designing and making your own make-up to building your own video games! Don’t miss out and sign up fast before the classes fill up.

Adventures in Art Camp (Ages 6-13): Finally an art camp that teaches fine art and creative thinking, not simple crafts. Your artist will create 8 masterpieces using oil, watercolor and acrylics while learning, fine art principles and color theory. Subjects include land and seascapes, still lifes, florals and animals. All supplies furnished. Wear an old t-shirt and bring paper towels and a snack.

Glamour Girls (Ages 6-12): Spend a week creating your own beauty products! You will learn to make your own lip balm, nail polish, fancy soap, bath bombs and more. Students will create their own specialized shades and scents, even adding glitter. Students will also learn three creative nail polish techniques

Pre-Engineering: Minecraft, Build Using Lego (Ages 5-7): Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecraft! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Miinecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

Engineering Funamentals: Minecraft, Build Using Lego (Ages 8-12):  Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecraft! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.

Jedi Engineering With Lego (Ages 5-7): Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO® X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.

Jedi Master Engineering With Lego (Ages 8-12): The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO XWings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Stop and Go Animation (Ages 7-14): Focused around the popular LEGO piece sets and characters, students are shown the proper way to capture their still images and how to maintain organization to make the film editing easy and straightforward. At the end of the course, students will have a master edit uploaded to our Youtube channel to share with friends and family.

Minecraft Architects (Ages 8-14): Minecraft Architects presents students with different construction challenges and students must plan, design, and construct buildings meeting specific guidelines. Through experimenting and working together, students will develop skills in creative thinking, math, geometry and team building.

Animation (Ages 10-17): In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize Adobe’s award winning animation software in Adobe Flash. Students will create fun interactive animations that they can share with the world.

Video Game Design (Ages 10-17): This course provides students with a fun, interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family.

iVideo Game Design (Ages 6-10):Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games.

Beginner Guitar Lessons (Ages 7+): Learn to play the guitar from a professional guitar instructor at your own pace. This class will teach you the basic chords hand positions, picking, and much more. Students will be given an opportunity to perform at the quarterly local concert events. Participants must bring their own guitar.

If you are interested in signing your child up for any of these programs, you can register online or at the Parks and Recreation office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

For more information please contact (817) 748-8019 or visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com.

The City of Southlake and the Southlake Arts Council want your feedback

In Fiscal Year 2016, the City of Southlake budgeted to commission a permanent art piece to be installed in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park per the 2030 Public Art Master Plan. On October 27, the Southlake Arts Council met to determine their vision for the piece, and they would like your feedback.

The Arts Council recommends commissioning a piece that is kinetic and has movement. The piece should acknowledge or pay tribute to the history of the park. It must be a statement piece that embodies an appropriate balance and contributes to the style of the area.

If you have additional ideas or comments on what type of piece you would like to see in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, please send your ideas to publicart@ci.southlake.tx.us. Please submit your feedback by December 1.

Historical Photographs of Southlake Art Exhibit will be held this September

The City of Southlake along with the Arts Council Northeast and APEX Arts League will present an art exhibit and reception, called A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby, 1400 Main Street.

Complimentary wine will be served as well as dinner, provided by Feedstore BBQ. This event is free and open to the public.

Photography is presented by the Southlake Historical Society, promoting the preservation, understanding and appreciation of Southlake’s history. Photo canvas enlargements are provided by Priority Signs and Graphics.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.

Apex Arts League Jazz Fest Feat. UNT One O’Clock Lab Band

The APEX Arts League will present to the Northeast Tarrant County community The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m., at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church,185 South White’s Chapel Boulevard, Southlake.

Three accomplished and storied local high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include:

  • Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Carroll Jazz Orchestra
  • Richland High School Jazz Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is a six time (and counting!) Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock has performed locally and internationally for over 65 years, and has produced more than 60 albums. The One O’Clock’s most recent recording is Lab 2013. The band is directed by Grammy-nominated director and composer, Steve Wiest.

Donations at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and Apex members. Southlake-based Apex Arts League sponsors a variety of performing and visual arts programs in the local area. For more information, visit www.apex-arts.org or contact Apex at info@apexartsleague.org.

Southlake Home to New Performing Arts Center

Southlake supports the arts year-round through community concerts, an annual arts festival, and as a sponsor of APEX Arts League. It is now also home to a professional performing arts training center: Epicenter for the Arts opened October 26 at 2100 Greenbriar in North Davis Business Park offering dance, music, art and acting classes for children, teens and adults. The approximate 7,000 square foot facility encompasses four performance training rooms, sound proof music and acting studios, musical theater, student study area, parent viewing areas, administrative offices and The Nest Café & Boutique. In addition, room rentals are available for private parties.

With a mission of “training and equipping this generation of performing artists from the inside out,” Epicenter combines discipleship, professional instruction and elite mentoring programs. Co-founded by Michelle Brogan, along with her husband, Alec, she has been teaching and equipping performing artists since 1990. Brogan has traveled nationwide and abroad performing, teaching and speaking at ministry events. In addition, she has written more than eight original productions that have been performed throughout the country at sold out conventions and ministry events. Brogan currently leads the Dance Revolution, a faith-based dance company that tours nationally, and Ingredients, a professional dance company and trainee program.

Although most performing arts centers are located in urban/downtown areas, Brogan intentionally chose Southlake for multiple reasons.

“Southlake represents a thriving community that cultivates the arts. It is a beautiful city that is great for growing a business,” she states. “There are also amazing faith-based churches and programs that help energize what the mission of the Epicenter is about.”

Currently, Epicenter employs 20 instructors, along with renowned guest teachers and several artist in residence, and has nearly 100 students enrolled from all over the DFW metroplex. Class offerings range from beginning to advanced in all categories:

  • Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop
  • Art: painting, drawing, sculpting, mixed medium
  • Acting: story theater, audition clinic, acting 101, music theater, film and commercial
  • Music: vocal lab, choir ensemble, guitar group, drum line
  • Fitness: core and strength, yogafit

Registration for 2014 classes can be done online; sign up by January 1 and receive 50 percent discount on first month’s tuition (excludes music classes).

For more information, call 817-778-8828 or visit www.epiarts.com.