Native Texan and award-winning photograther Allison V. Smith has a solo exhibition opening at Barry Whistler Gallery this weekend. Smith has photos displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art and has previously snapped a series on Marfa, Texas, as well as her life in Maine. Her new series is called Hall Pass: color-saturated photos of Texas schoolrooms, blackboards, empty parking lots. Smith talks to Krys Boyd of Think about colors, the changes in her photography and the large size of her prints.
And if you live in the Dallas area, it has probably been impossible not to know that Jaap van Zweden has made his official and acclaimed debut this week as the conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The new musical director discusses his relationship with the orchestra, giving up playing the violin professionally and August 4, 1964, the new work commissioned by the DSO that is getting its world premiere next week.
Think airs at 7:30 tonight on KERA Television, and repeats at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Here is Jerome Weeks’ radio profile of van Zweden — with an added note about pronouncing the conductor’s name.
Here is Olin Chism’s review of van Zweden’s first performances.
Here is a short video about August 4, 1964.
And here is a Flickr gallery about Smith’s installation of Hall Pass.