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?
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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 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.
The Met Opera’s general manager Peter Gelb has said simulcasts are simply not drawing younger audiences the way they hoped, while the Dallas Opera’s Keith Cerny says theirs certainly are. Who’s right? They both may be.
… an environmental historian. Which is something of a first for the $50,000 award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Ian Derrer will take the place of artistic director Jonathan Pell, who started at the DO 30 years ago in the same position as artistic administrator. Pell announced his retirement in April; Derrer starts immediately.
The current city arts plan is 12 years old, and a number of its goals have been met – like establishing a percent-for-arts ordinance. So Fort Worth has set out to find new some ones.
Inside the New Cities Summit, the think-tankish talk-talk about our urban future that’s going on in Dallas, there’s a smaller conference about arts districts. And however big-idea they both might seem, they are, essentially, old-style trade shows. That’s a good thing.
Forty invited artists get their creative freak going on, transforming everyday items like bar stools and wallpaper. Then they auction off the results. Sounds like fun? It’s Wrecked. It’s this weekend.
The money will go to educational outreach– one of those non-glamorous but fundamental arts activities.