SALON SERIES #4:  
Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm
at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Chris Culak, Trinity River Audubon Center Director

The longstanding belief of Audubon is to "Connect People with Nature." And,
that is what's occurring at the National Audubon Society's two north Texas
facilities - the Trinity River Audubon Center and the Dogwood Canyon Audubon
Center (currently under construction.) Join Trinity River Audubon Center
Director Chris Culak as he details the unique story of how these two facilities
came about, how their myriad programming efforts are reaching thousands of
schoolchildren and adults alike, and how these facilities truly "Connect People
with Nature." He will also address the National Audubon Society's participation
in the clean-up of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster.

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TOUR OF TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER:
Saturday, August 7, 9:00 am
at the Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S. Loop 12, Dallas, TX 75217
www.trinityriveraudubon.org

Please join us at the Trinity River Audubon Center for coffee and donuts and an
introduction to this unique facility. Following a brief welcome, guests will be
taken on a short 30 - 40 minute tour of the Center showcasing the stunning
architectural and sustainable features of this LEED Certified, Antoine Predock
designed building. A short Q&A session follows the tour with guests then
encouraged to walk the trails and tour the exhibits on their own time.

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BIRDING 101
Saturday, August 21, 8:30 am
at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Ben Jones, Trinity River Audubon Center Director of Education will lead an early
morning walk around the Valley House Garden and discuss the finer points of
birding.

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ABOUT SHORELINES:

Valley House Gallery pays homage to the transfixed state of man during the hot
months of summer in a group exhibition of selected paintings, photographs,
prints, drawings and sculpture by over 40 artists. SHORELINES is a tribute to
those mystical places where land meets water. From White Rock Lake to the Texas
Gulf Coast and the rocky shores of Maine and California, from the cliffs of
Ireland to the Seine in France and the Grand Canal in Venice, this selection of
work conveys the fragile relationship that exists between not only water and
land, but between man and nature.

In light of recent events in the Gulf, Valley House Gallery has chosen to honor
our precious shorelines with an uplifting exhibition dedicated to the hope for a
speedy recovery of our beloved gulf environment. A portion of proceeds from the
sales from this exhibition will be donated to the Trinity River Audubon Center
in Dallas and the National Audubon Society's Gulf Coast Oil Disaster Fund.

Preview the exhibition:
www.valleyhouse.com/main.asp?page=24

SHORELINES continues through August 21, 2010

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ABOUT TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER:

Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) opened October 2008 and serves as a flagship
location for the National Audubon Society's mission to conserve and restore
ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitat for the
benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. TRAC is located just
eight minutes from downtown Dallas on 120 acres of the Great Trinity Forest -
the largest urban bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. TRAC offers
programs throughout the year related to local ecology, habitat study and
stewardship. Built on top of a reclaimed, former landfill, TRAC is the first
major signature development for the Trinity River Corridor Project, a $2 billion
City of Dallas public works project. TRAC is one of Dallas' newest and most
unique destinations for recreation and education where visitors can connect with
nature.

From the rain harvesting system for irrigation to recycled blue jeans as
insulation and boardwalks made of recycled milk jugs, the Center is pursuing
LEED Gold Certification. Coupled with its aesthetic beauty, the Center is a
true gem in Dallas. The building, designed by Antoine Predock, mimics a bird
rising into flight over the forest. The center is managed by the National
Audubon Society. Go to www.trinityriveraudubon.org for up-to-date activities or
call 214-398-8722. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-5
p.m. On the third Thursday of each month, the hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., with
free admission. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $3 children
ages 3-12; $4 seniors 60+; $6 adults ages 13-59, free on the third Thursday of
each month. Group discounts, private guided tours, and facility rentals are
available. Memberships start at $60. The National Audubon Society's newest
center, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill, is currently under
construction with plans to open in April 2011. Dr. Patty McGill recently joined
the team as the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center Director.

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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS:

June 15 - August 3, 2010
Faculty Projects 24: Michael O'Keefe
at Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas
www.brookhavencollege.edu/instruction/bcsa/art/

May 20 - August 21, 2010
Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of
Texas Art
at The Grace Museum, Abilene
Including work by Sedrick Huckaby, Bob Stuth-Wade and Early Texas artists L. O.
Griffith, Everett Spruce, Velox Ward and Clara McDonald Williamson
www.thegracemuseum.org

July 15 - September 4, 2010
David A. Dreyer: Natural Abstraction
at The Grace Museum, Abilene
www.thegracemuseum.org

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

DADA 25th Anniversary Party
Saturday, September 25, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street
Click here to purchase your tickets:
www.dallasartdealers.org

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6616 Spring Valley Road (between Preston and Hillcrest), Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday
972-239-2441
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