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Hand-Made And Homeless, Framed And Videotaped

SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.

Where Are They Now? Cont’d

An occasional series of updates. You probably don’t remember Dan Knechtges, William Deresiewicz and eighth blackbird, but they won awards in Dallas or worked here on notable shows, and now they off doing something else also worth noting.

Dallas Opera Bounces Back from Crisis to Balanced Budgets

Only two years ago, the Dallas Opera was hurting so bad, it had cut its season down to three shows. This season it’s back up to five, and the company’s $15 million budget is balanced. Again.

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.

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?

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.

The Dallas Opera Vs. The Met Opera Over The Future of Opera

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.

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