Irving Daily News from Irving, Texas on March 28, 1980 · Page 3
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Irving, Texas
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Friday, March 28, 1980
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r Irving Arts Festival slated in April Y Irving having a party, and the entire. Dal - iaaFort Worth area U invited! i For eleven days in April, arte in Irving will be apotlighted along with plain old fun during the Irving Arte Festival The Cultural Affair Council, aponsor for the event, hopes to demonstrate to Irving residents and their metroplez neighbors the wealth of arts and cultural activities available locally - The city - wide festival will feature song, dance, ; drama, displays, food, and fun from April 18 to 28. Highlight of the festival will be an appearance by the United States Air Force Band and Singing ! Sergeants. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 125 in North Lake College gymnasium. The Air Force Band, under the direction of Col. Arnold D. Gabriel, is known as America's International Musical Ambassadors and has performed all "over the world from their base in Washington, D.C. Admission is free for the concert, but tickets must be ordered. A limit of six may be obtained by writing Air Force Band Tickets, North Lake College, 2000 Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75062. The festival will showcase the various displays and activities in Irving Mall, Irving Garden and ArU Center, North Lake College, University of Dallas, Senter Park, Sanger - Harris in Plymouth Park, Irving Center for the Arts, Heritage House, Main Arterie, and Old Downtown Irving. "We have talent in Irving, and we want to generate public interest in and involvement with that talent," commented Mary Oberlin, vice president for programs of the CAC as well as festival chairperson. "The festival is designed to appeal to the whole family, - said John Everett, CAC director. "We're combining such things as a dunking booth and selling hot dogs with cultural and arts events. There will be no chance to see everything, but one can see a great deal." Most events will be offered free to the community, and attempts are being made to make transportation as easy and inexpensive as possible. Tentative plans call for buses to run from Irving Mall to Sanger - Harris in Plymouth Park Shopping Center to Senter Park on the busiest days of the festival. The CAC hopes to gain three objectives through, the festival. "First, we want to show people that there is a lot to do in Irving, explained Everett "Second, we want to show that the arts have the ability to draw people from other areas to Irving, and third, we want to generate a high level between interaction and communication between the various arts groups that will last beyond the festival. Groups participating in the activities include Ir - ving Heritage Society and Heritage House, Irving Art Association, Irving Ballet, Irving Camera Ctu. Irving Community Theater, Irving Garden and Aria Center, USD Music Department, and Irving Music Teachers Association. Other groups are Irving Itinerant Fencing am) Chowder Society, Irving Public Library, Irving Symphony Orchestra and League, Irving Women!' Chorus, League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Norwegian Club; Irving PTA, Senior Citixens Band, Senter Swingefs, Black Cultural Groups, University of Dallas, North Lake College, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, and the United States Air Force Band. The CAC hopes to make the Irving Arts Fet val an annual event for the City of Irving. For more information on this year's activities, call the CAC office at 255 - 8766. . Tempo frlday, Mryh WW MING PAHY NfM 1 Japanese arts set at UD "A Celebration of Japanese Arts gets into full swing during the month of April at the University of Dallas. i The school's spring community education series is built around the Japanese culture and has inspired similar1 special exhibits and programs throughout the metroplex. Though some events and classes have already occurred, the highlight of the program is yet to come the arrival of guest artist Yoshindo Yoshi - hara, master swordsmith. Yoshihara and his brother, Shoji Yoshihara, and other attendants will perform the ancient craft that is both a sacred ritual and an act of artistry - the creating of a Samurai sword. When the Yoehiharas and their company begin work in a special forge pavilion on campus, it will mark the first time that the traditional Japanese art of swordmakng has been revealed in the Western Hemisphere. The forging, tempering, and polishing of some 12 to 15 blades will be done from April 1 through 28. A Shirasaya maker will hand - craft wooden scabbards. The spectacle can be viewed daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Haggerty Art Center for no charge. Two special art exhibits will be displayed at UD April 7 - 25. "The Japanese Sword" features SAMURAI SWORDSMITH Master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara, at right, manipulates the red - hot blade of a new Samurai sword while his brother Shoji Yoshihara tempers the molten metal. The swordmaster and his five attendants will re create their art on the University of Dallas campus swords and furnishings from the Japanese goovern - April 1 - 28. The event will mark the first time a ment and American private collections. "Ceramic Japanese swordmaker has forged his blades outside Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony" will contain japan. objects from American private collections. The ex - hibits will be on view daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. fit Haggar University Center Gallery. ' Shinsa, or the authenticating of Japanese swords, will be spotlighted April 7 - 13. The program will be conducted by a team of experts from the Nippon Bijutsu Token Hozen Kyokai. John M. Yu - moto, author of the "Samurai Sword" will be coordinator. The presentation will be upstairs in the Constantin Dining Room, Haggar Center, every day. For more information, contact William TreVino, Box 1256, Denton, Texas 76201. Shinsa informal conferences for sword collectors and friends will be available as desired April 7,' 9, 10, 11, and 12 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Haggerty Art Center slide Room. An all - day Festival of Kites, Kendo, and the Arts will be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 13 on the University Mall. Japanese refreshments will be for sale, and there will be no charge for festival activities. Special exhibits of Japanese arts at the festival will be a kite demonstration from 1 to 2 p.m. and a fly - in with public kite flying from 2 to 3 p.m. Bonsai demonstrations will also be featured from 2 to 3 p.m. From 3 to 4 p.m. will be a Suzuki Children's Violin Recital at Lynch Auditorium. An Ikebana floral art demonstration in Gorman Room B will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., along with bonsai demonstrations and an exhibition of Kendo and Iaido at Lynch Auditorium. At 5 to 5:30 p.m. Bonsai and Kendo films will be followed by a Japanese film with English subtitles at Lynch Auditorium at 5:30. Community Concert group launches membership drive The Irving Community Concert Association launched its 1980 - 81 season membership drive March 24 with a kick - off dinner at North Lake College, j This marks the Silver Anniversary of the concert Association, making it the oldest cultural organization in Irving. Membership dues are $12 for adults, $6 for students and $30 for a family. The drive closes April 12. Concerts booked include: The Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexicoconsidered to be the most authentic exponent of Mexico's folk dance and musical heritage. The group is the Mexican government's official folkloristic troupe at home and abroad Rostal and Schae - fer a popular British team acclaimed internationally for their duo - piano renditions of both popular and classical music. The Shoppe whose by - line is "Country Music at its Hysterical Best. These entertainers have taken their talents from coast - to - coast and appeared with stars such as Bob Hope, Roy Clark, Charley Pride and many others. A fourth concert will be scheduled after completion of the membership drive. In addition to the concerts, which will be presented in Irving, members of the association may attend performances in Garland, McKinney, Tyler, Sulphur Springs, Paris, Marshall, Kilgore, Ard - more and Texarkana. Information on becoming a member of the Irving Community Concert Association may be obtained by calling Mary Higbie at 252 - 3838. 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