“Elsewhere, Texas” is a small show, mostly just color photos of 23 projects around the state from the past decade. But in his review, Jerome Weeks says ‘small’ is part of the point. These are not big-ego, big-ticket projects. But they point to what may be our future.
Today in the roundup: Saving the Ridglea, more arts in schools and a veteran North Texas actress discusses her career.
How can we preserve the endangered historic sites in the urban areas of North Texas? Jerre Tracy, Executive Director of Historic Fort Worth, talks with Krys Boyd on this week’s episode of Think TV about the pressure to protect landmark buildings targeted by developers and which locations top the list of Fort Worth’s Most Endangered Places.
Unfair Park has posted a tres cool video by filmmaker Andrew Holzschuh, son of Landmark Sign Company’s Dan Holzschuh. Holzshuch pere collects ‘signage’ and his son has assembled some of his vintage, Dallas-area ‘commercial folk art’ into an animated sculpture/video — “The Sign Tree” — that is definitely worth a looky.
Brad Goldberg’s artistry is hard to define easily. He’s basically a stone sculptor and landscape designer but he’s also created wind-powered fountains and the interior of a church, complete with baptismal font. Perhaps the best way to sum up Goldberg’s approach is “Stone Age High-Tech.” We talk to Goldberg about why he’s drawn to egg shapes and urns, what led to his interest in green technology and why anyone would struggle with a material as resistant as rock.
Today in the roundup: Music odds and ends, a DMA painting is headed to Paris and a list of the top architectural marvels since 1980 is out. Did any North Texas designs make the list?
Americans for the Arts’ Year in Review for 2010 cites 40 of the best public artworks in the U. S. and Canada — and North Texas is represented by both Deep Ellum’s Travelling Man sculptural installation (by Brad Oldham and Brandon Oldenburg) and DART’s Fair Park station (by Brad and Diana Goldberg).
Artists, designers, writers – anyone with an idea or project to share – show 20 slides, speaking for 20 seconds about each. Dallas gets its third Pecha Kucha night, and it goes over big.
… at least insofar as that means a photo gallery in W’s July issue of fashion-plate, mostly female arts patrons.
… meaning it’s kinda lazy. The DMA’s Bonnie Pitman is profiled. A Fort Worth councilmember seeks “balance” with the Ridglea Theatre. Music awards announced, Custer’s battle flag to be auctioned.