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Sacred Spaces Times Two

We have Sacred Spaces on the brain around here. First up isour tour with the Arts District next week.  And then our November film takes a look at FayJones and some of his most famous architecture.

Next Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to take an up close andpersonal look at three of the churches in the Arts District. The Dallas ArtsDistrict is a neighborhood with a long and rich tradition.    Aconstant throughout the years has been our houses of worship. Among our city’soldest churches, the histories of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin ofGuadalupe, St. Paul United MethodistChurch and First United Methodist Church,reflect the stories of our great city and its people. Come learn about thehistory and the architecture of these sacred spaces. Historians, architects andvolunteers will await visitors at each church.

The tour is self-directed and attendees may begin the tour at any churchThe Art Cart will be available on Flora St. to transport tour guests fromlocation to location.  Parking is available at various locations in thedistrict and at various prices. Tickets are only $10.  Register here.

Then for our regular film night in November, we’ll feature Fay Jones’ Sacred Spaces. Fay Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas,studied under the great Frank Lloyd Wright, and eventually became one of themost acclaimed and significant architects of the late twentieth century. He wonthe prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 1990, awarded for a lifetime of work thatincluded his masterpiece, Thorncrown Chapel, a “little glass chapel” near thequaint village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Chapel wasrecognized in 2000 by the AIA as the fourth most significant structure of thetwentieth century.

Sacred Spaces is a one-hour documentary film produced by the EmmyAward winning documentary film team of Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter, bothprofessors of Journalism at the University of Arkansas, the same school whereJones worked for much of his distinguished career as an academician andpracticing architect. Emmy Award winner Kevin Croxton composed the musicalscore.

The film will screen November 10 at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is a $10 donation to the Dallas Centerfor Architecture.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to info@DallasCFA.com.

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