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The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University

8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231-5993   |    1.214.692.8080

"I found what makes me happy, what I love, what makes me want to wake up every single day."

-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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Chef’s Gallery Restaurant

Chef's Gallery Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chef instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Chef's Gallery Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 469.587.1276.

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The Art Institute of Dallas Takes Over the Catwalk for Student Fashion Show The Art Institute of Dallas Takes Over the Catwalk for Student Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: 

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is poised to take over the catwalk for its student fashion show,  Inspire, Vol. 19. The runway show will feature more than 50 looks, ranging from casual daywear to bridal and couture. Graduate portfolios will also be exhibited, showcasing the work of students in the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing areas of study.

WHERE: 

Richardson Civic Center

411 W. Arapaho Road

Richardson, TX 

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5-7 pm: Portfolio Showcase

7 pm: Fashion Show

TICKETS:

$10: Cash at the door only

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at (214) 692-8080. 

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane #100, Dallas, TX 75231.  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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Faculty Author, Buz Sawyers: “Shutterbug” Faculty Author, Buz Sawyers: “Shutterbug”

Buz Sawyers, faculty at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University and Argosy University, Dallas, recently released “Shutterbug,” an adventure-thriller about a Dallas photographer who inadvertently records a security hoax during a photo shoot with a U.S. Senator. Sawyers has previously published four books, from historical fiction to short stories to a murder mystery.

Synopsis: Brian Braun, a local Dallas photographer, believes he's hit Pulitzer pay-dirt when he receives an unusual call for an extraordinary photo shoot from a U.S. Senator. Afterward, however, Braun comes to realize his photographs have done more than record history: He's recorded one of the greatest hoaxes and politically devastating scandals that breeches beyond the boundaries of Watergate. The hoax is perpetrated on the American people by a private security firm that specializes in high profile political murder. Relying on his own streetwise wits, Braun has less than forty-eight hours to stay a step ahead of a highly motivated death squad and keep from being branded by history as the next Lee Harvey Oswald. Sawyers says, "Technical advice from a retired Dallas FBI agent, active officers of the Garland Police Department, and a professional photographer proved invaluable during writing to keeping the details accurate while, at the same time, the storyline realistic and suspenseful."

Sawyers’ book is available on Amazon

The Art Institute of Dallas is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is located at 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231-5993. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Grilling Enhances the Flavors of Summer Grilling Enhances the Flavors of Summer

This summer, take advantage of grilling fresh summer produce as well as meats, chicken and fish, and trying some new marinades.

To make the most of your grilling, Chef Larry Matson, Academic Director of Culinary at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, recommends:

  •     Grill rib roast, strip loin, or whole turkey over indirect heat—the cooler area of a grill, after searing over high heat. To create indirect heat on a gas grill, set one burner to high heat and another to low/medium. If using charcoal, start the coals on one side of grill. When they are glowing red, move some pieces to the other side.
  •     Burgers, steaks, chicken or fish steaks can also be grilled over higher heat to seal them, and then moved to the cooler area to finish cooking. Use a thermometer to check that they’re done.
  •     Allow meat to rest after grilling. This allows the juices to redistribute. Steaks should rest 5 - 10 minutes. Whole chicken, turkey, or rib roast should rest 20 - 30 minutes.
  •     Use marinades with fresh herbs or garlic to add flavor. Lemon, lime or tomato juice can help tenderize meats and perk up flavors. A small amount of olive or other oil helps the marinade to adhere. Marinate in a resealable bag in the refrigerator, massaging the contents once or twice.
  •     Use hickory, mesquite, and apple wood chips to add aroma.  Soak chips before grilling to avoid flames.
  •     Add brown sugar or honey glazes toward the end of cooking time to avoid burning.


Now that you have the techniques down, try these recipes from Chef Jeffrey Floyd, Academic Director of Culinary at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Grilled Chicken Patty Melt

Makes 4 servings

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded 1/2-inch thick

1 tablespoon each chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, thyme

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 lb. asparagus spears, cut in half lengthwise

1 zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

1 yellow squash, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

4 green onions, cut in half lengthwise

8 slices whole grain bread

4 slices cheese

¼ cup mayonnaise

Directions:

  •     Place chicken in shallow dish. Mix herbs, seasonings, garlic and oil until blended; pour over chicken to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  •     Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken, discard marinade. Grill chicken 5 minutes; turn. Add vegetables; grill 5 minutes or until chicken is done (165ºF) and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  •     Fill bread slices with chicken, vegetables, and cheese. Spread outsides of sandwiches with mayonnaise. Grill 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


Grilled Peaches and Berries

Makes 4 servings

4 medium ripe peaches, halved and pitted

1 cup fresh blueberries

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  •     Place two peach halves, cut side up, on 2 pieces heavy-duty foil.
  •     Add blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice, and a dot of butter.
  •     Fold foil loosely around peaches.
  •     Grill, covered, over medium to low heat for 18 - 20 minutes.
  •     Serve warm or room temperature. Add whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.


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The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Art Institute of Dallas Faculty Speaks at Summit The Art Institute of Dallas Faculty Speaks at Summit

Recently, Diana Souza, Graphic Design faculty at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, served as a speaker at the Fine Arts Summit: Meeting the Standards and Embracing Creativity for the Region 10 Education Service Center.  Souza’s presentation, Sustainable Design: Transforming Visual Artists into Change Agents, explored how to mobilize the Five Principles of Sustainable Design to catalyze conscientious creativity and transform visual artists into agents for positive change.

The Art Institute of Dallas is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is located at 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231-5993. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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