The host of The Paul Slavens Show on KXT 91.7 FM as well as Track by Track on Art&Seek discusses the North Texas music scene as well as his new album, Alphabet Girls, Volume One.
Archive: 'Art&Seek on Think TV'
This time, Think TV talks with Lake Simons, director-designer-puppeteer-clown. The daughter of Hip Pocket founders Johnny and Diane Simons, Lake has puppets onstage in New York and next month presents a show at the Cowtown Puppetry Festival. We talk with her about playing with dolls, puppetry vs. acting and why she hides her nose.
The Program emerged two years ago as a splinter from the Video Association of Dallas. It offered a way of extracting (and highlighting) independent video artworks from the festival’s roster of more conventional documentaries and narratives. This summer the Program is back with a gallery installation and three incredible, full-length videos that are eerie and whimsical works. We talk with curator Charles Dee Mitchell.
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: The DSO brings back a controversial soloist, the Old 97′s offer up a freebie and the Amon Carter strikes gold.
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).
Newark Museum associate curator Mary Kate O’Hare talks about “Constructive Spirit” — the exhibition opening at the Amon Carter. When it premiered in New Jersey in February, The New York Times greeted the show as if it were almost a revelation. From the ’20s through the ’50s, artists from Buenos Aires to Brooklyn were influencing each other in adapting geometric abstraction. “Constructive Spirit” is the first survey of these artists from Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil and New York, ranging over photography, painting, films and sculpture.
Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, discusses the many network television shows that have recently come to shoot in North Texas.
Jorge Martín, composer and librettist of the Fort Worth Opera’s “Before Night Falls,” joins us in the Art&Seek segment.
Nada Shabout is fighting to preserve the life and culture of Iraq. A leading authority on modern Arab art, she directs UNT’s Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute. it’s currently showing an exhibition of photos by ordinary Iraqi women about their post-invasion lives, while Shabout herself is documenting the thousands of artworks stolen from a Baghdad museum.