The Blue Plate Special to Benefit Creative Arts Center of Dallas on Sept 27 at the PV14 House

On September 27th the home of Barbara & Matt Mooney, the architecturally significant PV14 House at Peavy & Buckner will serve as the backdrop for 2014 The Blue Plate Special – an event benefiting Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

The Blue Plate special includes of small, decorated, donated ceramic plates which are given to event attendees. Those are joined by larger plates which are designed by well-known artists and art instructors as auction items. Libations, terrific food, a silent auction, and entertainment from the Booker T Washington jazz band will round out a memorable evening. Honorary chairs for The Blue Plate Special are Linda and David Hickman. Celebrity stylist Todd Hedrick is the Chair of the event.

The PV14 house is a unique approach to a single family dwelling. Constructed partially of 14 shipping containers, architect Matt Mooney and his wife Barbara are long-time Lake Highlands residents who have turned a dream into a 3,700 square foot home with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 bathrooms. The building site is located across the street from White Rock Park on one of the highest elevation in Dallas, approximately 100 feet above White Rock Lake. The lake edge is less than 1,000 feet from the PV14 House. The primary living areas are on the second floor of the home to take advantage of the gorgeous views.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas is situated on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas near White Rock Lake and is a safe-haven for artists to exchange ideas, share techniques and explore new creative avenues. CAC, which operates in a converted elementary school built by the WPA during the Great Depression, provides art outreach to Dallas area school children through Dallas Arts Partners and Thriving Minds programs of Big Thought. It also launched Camp MetalHead, a program combining job skills training and arts instruction for teens in metal and jewelry. CAC has also implemented the program unseenamerica in Dallas at Bayles Elementary, in which children learn photography skills to document their own lives and exhibit their photographs in a wide-reaching community exhibition. Art Ability is a new accessibility program that will provide creative studio opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Last year more than 1,500 students took more than 500 classes and workshops at CAC in such areas as figurative and creative clay sculpture, ceramics, drawing, fused glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, mixed media, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone sculpture. Most of our instructors hold either a Bachelor or Master of Fine Arts and have exhibited on a national or international basis.

Dallas Light and Sound thanks CAC for selecting our company to provide production services for the event including audio for the band and a DJ, uplighting throughout the house, a red carpet entry, and auction lighting for the silent auction area.

For additional information about The Blue Plate Special or the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, visit the CAC website at http://www.creativeartscenter.org/fundraising.html. Tickets start at $100 for CAC Members, $125 for non-members. Raffle tickets are also available in advance of the event.