Saturday morning the final piece of the 400-foot tall arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was raised and put in place. Monday morning a topping-out ceremony was held on the seventh floor of One Victory Park. The ongoing construction of the $120 million bridge was visible through the windows as Mayor Tom Leppert and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison thanked the bridge’s supporters for their efforts.
Archive: 'Arts Funding or Budgets'
The New York Times catches up with the president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as his Arts in Crisis tour to all 50 states is winding down. Last November, the “Comeback King” came back to North Texas to speak to some 100 area arts leaders. His message: Simply cutting back is actually counterproductive.
In the wake of this week’s record-breaking Ansel Adams photo sale (part of the Polaroid auction; the high-priced image is on display at the Amon Carter), NPR’s Planet Money program looks into the ups and downs of the art market, which doesn’t abide by the usual economic systems, it seems, and even whether the art is any good. David Kestenbaum also looks into whether investing in big-time art is actually a good bet compared to the stock market.
… 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.
From the NEA chairman’s blog: “Dallas is a kind of the poster child for how arts transform communities and places. You see a kind of collaboration that goes on in the arts community in Dallas that’s not typical.”
Say hello to ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at Lyric Stage and to Broadway composer Charles Strouse, talking on Think today. It’s not goodbye just yet for Ft. Worth’s Ridglea Theatre and an Ansel Adams photo broke an auction record. You can see the snapshot at the Amon Carter.
SEED, the annual fund-raiser for Art Conspiracy, is coming soon, and guess what object artists will have their way with this year….
Guest Blogger Tina Aguilar teaches Humanities and Cultural Studies at Brookhaven College School of the Arts. In February, I spoke with Denton cartoonist Jeremy Smith about his art. And this month, he was named the recipient of a Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. The Dozier Travel Grant, established in both artists’ honor in […]
Today in the roundup: State money for film projects doesn’t come without conditions,a road map for building up small arts organizations and more local theater season announcements.
Learn more about Temporary Services ART WORK project, and how artists respond in times of economic downturns. The Symposium is sponsored by SMU and CentralTrak and features artists and professors from Chicago, New York and Dallas.