Today in the Art&Seek Spotlight, we celebrate 15 years of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.
Archive for July, 2009
There are very few journalists, let alone arts journalists, in town whose work appears every week across multiple media platforms: radio, television and the Web. Jerome Weeks is one of them. And this week, in his Intellectual Affairs column for Inside Higher Ed, noted book critic Scott McLemee considers Jerome’s transition from newspaper critic to [...]
Bi the Way, a documentary about bisexuality among teenagers, has been picked up by the Logo Network, which will air the film Saturday night at 7 . Bi the Way was made by Highland Park High School grad Josephine Decker, who made the film with her friend, Brittany Blockman. In it, the two travel the [...]
Guest blogger Gail Sachson , MFA, owns Ask Me About Art offering lectures, tours, program planning and consultation. She is Vice-Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission and a member of the Public Art Committee. Maybe it’s the deep introspection one succumbs to during times of economic stress. Maybe it’s the stress itself. Maybe it’s youthful [...]
AROUND DENTON: The Visual Arts Society of Texas recently launched its 125 Mile Visual Arts Exhibition at Texas Woman’s University. The juried exhibition invites artists who live within 125 miles of the city to participate. Lucina Breeding of the Denton Record Chronicle has been covering the show, and in her review she says the three-dimensional [...]
Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is a Dance Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington where she serves as the Assistant Director of the UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble. She is also a member of Muscle Memory Dance Theatre – a modern dance collective. Danielle is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities at [...]
Sorry for the late start today – it’s hard to write this when you have no power at your house. THINK GLOBAL, STAGE LOCAL: A guest column by local playwright Jonathan Norton has really struck a nerve over on theaterjones.com. Norton writes about the difficulty that area writers have in getting their work produced by [...]
The New York Times reports that Texas State University history prof Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, is objecting to a recent book, The State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded From the Confederacy, by Harvard prof John Stauffer and Washington Post writer Sally Jenkins. As [...]
This week, the 2009 Guitar Guild Music Festival takes over the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mitch Weverka, one of the Fort Worth Guitar Guild’s founders, talks about the festival and what it’s like to be a classical guitarist in a rock guitar nation as part of this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.
That was Art&Seek’s Stephen Becker regaling the masses with the topic “Through a Cinematic Lens: Exploring the DMA Collections” on Wednesday afternoon in the Dallas Museum of Art’s weekly Gallery Talk. Mr. Becker, whose real name is Benevolent Supervisor, used to be one of the main movie guys at the Dallas Morning News, but still keeps [...]