Last Saturday, December 3, 2011, was the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (The MAC) 16th Annual Blue Yule. The Blue Yule is The MAC’s yearly holiday party and fundraiser featuring original hand-crafted ornaments by artists. I’m keeping my fingers crosses that it was a success for them.
It was mildly warm but it rained like cats and dogs; mostly dogs. Under normal circumstances I would have called it a night at the first sight of bad weather, but I was determined to attend the Blue Yule.
I liked what The MAC did with the place. I enjoyed the band, the lights, the ornaments, the food and wine and the faux fire displayed on the back wall. It felt like home, if I lived in a gallery.
This was my first Blue Yule, so I was pleasantly surprised by all the ornaments for sale. The ornaments were all very interesting and definitely unique. I fancied the skulls more than the more traditional looking ornaments. I’m considering a black Christmas tree for 2012 for my end or the world party (thanks, Mayans).
The prices ranged from $10 to $50 depending on the size and quality. I should make an ornament or two for next year’s event.
In addition to all the holiday festivities, there were three lovely exhibits up for all to enjoy.
James Drake: Dancing in the Louvre
Robert Polidori: Selection from Parcours Muséologique Revisité
Hadar Sobol: Go
The Drake and Polidori are large work exhibits. These were a pleasure to view. The Sobol exhibit was a small textile display. It was not my usual cup of tea, but still very interesting.
Dallas Art News Reporters
A couple of weeks ago I decided the Blue Yule would be a great opportunity for some of the Dallas Art News volunteer reporters to meet each other. But like most volunteers, they had other things to do.
I got to meet Mel, one of our newest reporters. Mel just moved to Dallas from Australia. She speaks very enthusiastically about all the art happening in Dallas art Fort Worth. I can’t wait to read her first review, which should be coming soon.
I also met up with Tanya, one of our longest serving, volunteer writers and a fellow Museum Express Tour traveler. Tanya told me all about her docent training at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. She promises to write a review once it is over.
I highly recommend attending The MAC’s 17th Annual Blue Yule Holiday Party and Fundraiser. I’m sure to see you there.
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