Harleys. They’re not just for bikers any more. Take Dad-or Mom-to Highland Park Village this Father’s Day to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 90th anniversary on the road. Trie Village unites 45 bikes, old and new, and their modem-day riders who run the gamut from judges to commercial photographers. The Hog Show, a fundraiser for Bryan’s House, is free to the public. For more information on the event, scheduled June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call Highland Park Village at 521-0050.
The Sounds of Celebration
The Arts District will resonate and reverberate with the emotions and energy of GospelFest, a Juneteenth celebration blending traditional, contemporary, jazz and R&B gospel sounds. The Ninth Annual GospelFest, presented by Arts District Friends in the Meyerson Symphony Center, will include dancers from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre as well as individual artists and community and church choirs. For free general admission tickets or for reserved seating, call ART!IX at 520-ARTS. GospelFest is June 13 at 7 p.m.
By the time of his death in 1950, Maurice Wertheim had acquired one of the most remarkable private art collections in America. Degas to Matisse: the Maurice Wertheim Collection, on exhibit at the Kimbell Museum, contains 33 paintings, sculptures and drawings by the impressionist and post-impressionist artists Wertheim called “the French immortals.” Among the works are Claude Monet’s The Gare Saint Lazare: Arrival of a Train, Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Seated Bather and Pablo Picasso’s Mother and Child. The collection from the Harvard University Art Museums will be on display from June 5 through August 22.
The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Museum hours are Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 12-8 and Sun. 12-5. Entrance is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and SI for children under 12. For more information, call 817-332-8451.
Three of a Kind
Adomed, Encrusted and Recycled, presented by Arti-sana June 5 through July 14, marries the work of three artists who challenge traditional viewpoints through unique combinations of familiar materials. Nancy Chambers (at right) fills books with images taken out of their usual context, producing three-dimensional objects with layered meanings. Steve Wiman presents found objects in both aesthetically pleasing and ironic combinations, while Ellen Tuchman uses needlepoint on paper to establish a visual conflict with the use of differing textures. Artisana is located at 2526 Elm Street. For more information, call 748-5815.
Born to Run
Horse racing enthusiasts will want to head out to Trinity Meadows June 20 for the first-ever Texas Day of Thoroughbred racing. Texas mares, stallions, fillies and colts will run in seven stakes races, including one named for Gov. Ann Richards. Day I is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Trinity Meadows. The race track is located in Willow Park, 15 minutes west of Fort Worth on 1-20. Post time is 4 p.m. General admission is $5, and reserved and box seats are available. For more information on Texas Day tickets and activities, contact Trinity Meadows at 817-441 -9240.