Column: ARTS NOTES
SO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS (DAL)
Edition: HOME FINAL
LP The Dallas Museum of Art will join more than 400 institutions nationwide in the second annual AIDS Awareness Day on Dec. 1. The World Health Organization has designated the event "A Day Without Art: A Day of Action and Mourning.' The program's goal is to honor members of the arts community who have died or are dying of AIDS. Temporary black walls will appear at three main doorways leading into the Dallas museum, impeding direct access but not blocking the entrances. The installation was designed by Dallas artist Greg Metz in collaboration with other area artists Pam Dougherty, Sean Earley, Jerry Janosco and Brian Overley.
TX They conceived the presentation as "a bleak confrontational memorial to the widespread, continuing art community deaths' from AIDS, says a museum staffer. White ribbons bearing the names of art community members who have died of AIDS will be placed on all three walls. The walls will remain in place for 24 hours, beginning at 4 p.m. on Nov. 30. An electronic counter inside the museum will serve as a reminder of the continuing death rate attributed to AIDS -- at this time, one death every 17 minutes. The event is sponsored by VISUAL AIDS, an organization of arts professionals that promotes AIDS-related programs. For more information, call the museum at 922-1218. -- Janet Kutner BENEFIT DINNER -- Members of the Conte de Loyo Flamenco Theatre will provide the entertainment Wednesday night for a dinner hosted by the Deep Ellum Cafe, 2704 Elm, to benefit The Gretchen Dyer Fund. Ms. Dyer is a former cafe employee who is in need of a heart and lung transplant. A multicourse, Spanish-style dinner created by chef Paul Brenholt will be offered at $50 per person. Two seatings will be available, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call 741-9012 or 522-0070. -- Vicente Rodriguez PARK DESIGN WINS AWARD -- Dallas landscape architects Johnson Johnson & Roy have won a 1989 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for their plan for Austin's Town Lake. Their proposal calls for a multifaceted park in downtown Austin, suitable for cars, bicycles and water taxis as well as pedestrians. In preparing the plan, the firm interviewed hundreds of Austin residents about their wishes and also made detailed recommendations for affordable housing and public art adjacent to the park. -- David Dillon QUAKE BENEFIT -- About 75 local entertainment personalities will perform in a variety show next week to raise money for victims of last month's Northern California earthquake. Among those scheduled to perform are Linda Septien, Abundio Ortiz and Peter Studebaker. Channel 5 news anchor Brad Wright will be master of ceremonies. The two-hour show takes place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, 300 Reunion Blvd. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at all Rainbow TicketMaster locations. Tickets also will be available at the door. "Dallasites have many relatives, friends and business associates in San Francisco and the Bay area, and the tragedy has struck home for many of our residents. It inspired (us) to plan this show,' says event co-organizer Tony Beacon. All proceeds will be donated to the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross. The money will be specifically earmarked for victims of the California earthquake. -- Vicente Rodriguez * POSTHUMOUS AWARD -- The 1989 Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been awarded posthumously to Louis Kahn for his National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Kahn, who died in 1974 shortly after completing the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, began work on the assembly building and other government structures in the 1960s. The assembly building was completed in 1983. * The Aga Khan Award is given every three years to a building that has heightened the awareness of Islamic cultures. "The National Assembly Building stands as a symbol of democracy in Bangladesh,' this year's jury stated. "While universal in its sources of forms, aesthetics and technologies, it could be in no other place.' The $45,000 award will be divided between the Kahn archives in Philadelphia and the Department of Public Works in Bangladesh. -- David Dillon TEJANO TIME -- Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the 10th annual Tejano Music Awards show, scheduled March 9 at the San Antonio Convention Center Arena. The awards recognize Tejano songwriters, performers and musicians for excellence in their respective fields. More than 10,000 people attended last year's program. Tickets are $25-$35 at Rainbow TicketMaster outlets. -- Vicente Rodriguez
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