Posted by : Press release | On : January 27, 2012

James Surls

By Lyn Dunsavage
Special to The News

Gardens filled with sculptures by internationally famous artists, including James Surls, will be open to the public Saturday, April 28 as a portion of an art tour starting in Malakoff and including a “drive-about” portion to focus on studios, galleries, and shops representing approximately 70 professional artists in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Kaufman counties in the Upper East Side of Texas.

The sculpture garden tour will mark the opening of the “James Surls’ Sculpture Gardens: A Memorial to Joe Surls,” featuring the early works of James Surls, an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose works are collected by the Guggenheim, the Meadows, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and dozens of other museums.

Raised in Malakoff, Surls’ career began in the area woods he loved

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Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 10, 2011

Cletus Haning’s little house in the woods.

Special to The News

Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-4 p.m., the Greater Malakoff Garden Club is hosting a program called “A Step Back in Time,” which celebrates octogenarian Cleatus Barkley Haning’s contributions to the communities in which she’s lived and the replica of a turn-of-the-19th century house she built on her property (just west of the Malakoff High School). She has spent the last six months planning and constructing the house to teach her great grandchildren what life was “really” like without electricity or running water. She hopes they also will learn the lessons and values that the hardship and involvement with nature and fundamentals

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