Art is a commodity, art is labor — especially in this economy. Artist Carolyn Sortor went to UTD’s CentralTrak to see if they’d join a national conversation about art and economics. The results are an art exhibition featuring inventive (and subversive) treatments of money-making, and more. Jerome Weeks reports.
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CATCHING UP ON COLIN COUNTY ARTS HALL: The proposed performing arts hall for Colin County relies on support from three “member cities” – Plano, Allen and Frisco. But Frisco’s commitment is starting to come into question. Dallasnews.com reports that the Frisco City Council has been handed a petition with 1,300 signatures that asks the council […]
… the one whose earlier sale Dallas collector Marguerite Hoffman wants to rescind? Its sale at Sotheby’s for $31 million Wednesday was the capper to what may have been a landmark week in modern and contemporary art auctions, sez the NYTimes: May 2010 might come to be remembered as the month when postwar and contemporary […]
CELEBRATING, NOT MOURNING – In yesterday’s feature on DMA curator Heather MacDonald, we reported on the show coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in October: The Mourners, a series of 40-some, late-medieval statues that have never toured before but are making the rounds of seven American museums, courtesy of the DMA. The pint-sized masterpieces […]
Last week, SMU provost and vice president Paul Ludden announced he was “suspending operations” for SMU Press. SMU Press is only the oldest university press in the state, a highly respected publisher of scholarship and literary fiction. It’s released the entire series of Arts & Letters Live’s Texas Bound short story collections, for pete’s sake. […]
Art Conspiracy has extended the deadline for nonprofit organizations to submit applications to become its beneficiary. Resolana received funds from last year’s event. According to the application: We fund non-profit organizations that offer creative programming in the form of art or music that gives back to youth, families, and citizens within the Dallas city limits. […]
THE WINNERS ARE: The Goss-Michael Foundation has announced the winners of its 2010 Ready. Set. Go! Student Art Contest. Students were asked to pick an action verb and then represent that very abstractly in their pieces. Esteban Jaramillo of Newman Smith High School took Best in Show, while Blake Rutledge (Trinity Valley School) won Best […]
Wednesday evening, Jac Alder, Theatre 3‘s executive producer, announced the company’s 49th season. It comprises a dozen shows, whose productions represent 939 work-weeks for actors, a considerable increase over this season’s 588 weeks. Alder proudly noted that with some 329 performances this season (in both Theatre 3 and Theatre Too), the Quadrangle facility may well […]
Several films with North Texas ties will show during the USA Film Festival Festival opening today in Dallas. KERA’s Stephen Becker tells the story of how a veteran director and a first-time filmmaker joined forces to make a movie that spoke to each of them:
The Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park held a (small) photo-op milestone this morning. Last November was the groundbreaking for the Thom Mayne-designed building. Today at 9 a.m., it was the handing of the “Notice to Proceed” to Balfour Beatty Construction by Margot Perot and four Perot daughters, Katherine Perot, Carolyn Rathjen, […]