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Burma @161 at Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary announces Burma @ 161, a one night showing of photography by Jonathan Dedman Dietz. Event chair Kari Schlegel gathers her friends to share Dietz’s photographs in the raw warehouse setting. Other committee members include Dana Gray Card, Jo Marie Lilly, Karla McKinley and Capera Ryan.

On Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 6 to 8 pm, the event welcomes the crowd to Dallas Contemporary’s new artspace in its unfinished warehouse surroundings. Considered “kunsthalle cool,” the industrial setting mimics all the finest contemporary art spaces in Europe ~ a hall for art in a repurposed building.

To build on the theme, Design District food maven, Wendy Krispin, will use her talents to present culinary delights. Filling the hall with vibrant sounds will be a consortium of four of Dallas’ hottest DJs. Burmese ruby cocktails provided by Glazer’s Distributors will cool the lively crowd of art seekers and the art curious.

The photographs taken on a special family journey capture the flavor of the Burmese people and its landscape. Color photographs encapsulate temples at early dawn, fishermen throwing nets in acrobatic balancing act, lush golden temple spires, and majestic mountainous backdrops.

In a party to initiate new members at Dallas Contemporary’s future home at 161 Glass Street, ticket prices play on the 161 address. Individual tickets are $61, founding membership and entry tickets are $161, or one can become a Sponsor for $1161.

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