Firm Helps Bring ‘Blue Skies’ Exhibit to NorthPark

In case you couldn’t tell by our ongoing affiliations with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the Dallas Stars, the Dallas Art Fair, and the USA Film Festival, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is devoted to the Dallas’ arts and entertainment scene. We look for compelling opportunities to enhance the lives of our city’s citizens, even beyond that of our business clientele, and help to make those opportunities come to pass through financial contributions when it makes sense.


This month we’re pleased to partner with 1814 Magazine to bring a traveling exhibit of the works of Geof Kern entitled “Blue Skies” to Dallas. Kern,  born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1950, opened his first studio in Dallas in 1978 after graduating from Brooks Institute, the former photography school in Santa Barbara California.  His early career of fashion and editorial photography let to advertising assignments worldwide on a wide range of subject matter. Professional recognition came through editorial work for magazines such as Esquire, GQ, (the early) Detour, Beach Culture, and Rolling Stone.  With a career now spanning 40 years, Kern has photographed many award-winning campaigns for clients such as Bloomingdales New York, Selfridges London, Matsuda Tokyo, Neiman-Marcus, Mercedes France, Acura, Ford Europe, and Interface International.


Kern’s hallmark style is creating images with strong contrast in scale and unexpected elements. Twelve 40×30″ giclee prints from the “Art of Fashion” campaign, which embody his style, will be on display at NorthPark Center in front of Neiman Marcus until the end of the month.


Agents Represent Firm as Dallas Arboretum Hosts Corporate Sponsor Dinner in the Gardens

It’s no longer a secret: Dallas has become one of the hottest places in the country to live. And raise a family, do business, get cultured, enjoy good food… The list goes on. It also has primo latitude/longitude and average temperature going for it. This makes it an ideal locale for a year-round outdoor gathering place for folks from all walks of life. One like, say… the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

We are fortunate, as a city, to have this horticultural heaven along the southeastern shoreline of White Rock Lake, overlooking downtown Dallas. And we are honored, as a company, to financially support the Dallas Arboretum as they provide us with incredible beauty throughout the seasons.

Last night, the Arboretum feted its corporate sponsors at a special evening on the grounds, amidst the breathtaking display that is Dallas Blooms. And we dispatched 10 agents there to receive the appreciation on our behalf.

Dave Perry-Miller agents attending the dinner included (clockwise from top left): Weston Pugh, Meridith Hayes, Karen Fry, Curt and Paige Elliott, Lynn Beaurline, Christopher Miller, Katherene Hough, Amanda Davidson, and, not pictured, Betsy Weber Hurst.


As corporate sponsors, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to help produce and promote the following special events throughout the year:

DALLAS BLOOMS BRONZE EXHIBIT: Bringing the intricate, lifelike bronze-works of Gary Lee Price to the gardens, is one of our favorite sponsored events this spring. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Price has been recognized worldwide for his work uplifting the human spirit. This year during Dallas Blooms — the largest floral festival in the Southwest — his exhibit called “The Great Contributors” complements the overall annual theme, ”The Artistry in Nature.” Nine bronze statues, including such notable thinkers as Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet and The Wright Brothers, are on display throughout the garden. All around them the grounds explode with 100 kinds of spring bulbs, totaling 500,000 blooms. The exhibit is on display now through November 27, 2016.


MEMBER EASTER EGG HUNTS: Families appreciate the four opportunities on two consecutive weekends in March (March 18-19 & 25-26) to fill baskets and make memories. It makes us very proud to provide the consummate spring backdrop for photos of the little ones in their Easter best!

AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM: September 17 heralds that long-awaited time of year when we transition from longer, hotter summer days to shorter, cooler fall ones, complete with a pumpkin patch and the inimitable Pumpkin Village.

For more information on these Arboretum events and others, please visit the Arboretum’s website.