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Rick Lowe – Of The Vickery Meadow Art Project – Is Now A ‘Genius’ – UPDATED

Yep, Nasher’s artist-in-residence has won the MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the so-called ‘genius’ grant. Lowe’s work combines art with social policy and over a year he developed art galleries and markets in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.

Director Of Dallas’ Office Of Cultural Affairs To Leave For New Job – UPDATED

Maria Munoz-Blanco, who’s been with the City of Dallas, since 2005 is leaving OCA for a new job. She helped open two new arts facilities and ran an award-winning public art program at Love Field.

Greetings From the Ozarks – And The Current State of American Art

Crystal Bridges – the stunning art museum in Arkansas funded by a Wal-Mart heir – takes a stab at summing up the current American art scene with more than 200 artworks from 44 states. Whatever else it is, State of the Art is ambitious.

The Meyerson at 50? Only If Classical Music Survives.

As it passes its 25th anniversary, the Meyerson’s future is tied to the future of classical music.

Dallas Theater Center Managing Director To Retire

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Heather Kitchen, 62, has been at the DTC since 2011 – and has seen subscription and income revenue increase by more than 40 percent.

Is The Elevator Project Going Places?

Six small theater and dance companies are headed to the sixth-floor Studio Theatre in the Wyly. Each has a one-shot show between now and spring. Is the Elevator Project going to take them anywhere?

Former Alvin Ailey Dancer To Succeed Ann Williams At Dallas Black Dance

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April Berry, a former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey, will be taking over the reins as artistic director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. DBDT’s founder Ann Williams stepped down in May after 37 years leading the company.

Review: ‘Full Gallop’ At WaterTower Theatre

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Full Gallop finds the great fashion empress Diana Vreeland just after she lost her empire – she’d been fired from Vogue. In the one-woman play at WaterTower Theatre, Diana Sheehan portrays a taut, vivid Vreeland.

The Artists In Neiman-Marcus’ Windows

Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas has been showcasing something in its windows other than high-end fashions. Works by local artists – courtesy of Oil & Cotton.

Fort Worth Public Art Plan: In The Process, In The Pipeline

Fort Worth passed a nearly $300 million bond package. Three and a half million of that is going for public art projects. The money is in the pipeline, how it’ll be used is still being discussed.

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