Michael Hyatt, president and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and the creator of the book fair, offers his analysis of the horribly low attendance. One basic fact should be remembered: The Christian book fair was planned two years ago before the current economic slide. Otherwise, Hyatt says the venue was too big (“The enormous scale […]
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The AFI Dallas International Film Festival kicks off today with the opening-night screening of The Brothers Bloom at NorthPark Center. From today through April 2, 173 feature films and shorts will screen during the festival’s third installment, and Art&Seek is here to help you make the most of the event. Be sure to check back […]
Hope you’re ready for AFI this week, because we sure are at Art&Seek. To get you started, check out this report about AFI’s dedication to local filmmakers that aired today on KERA (90.1 FM) as well as this week’s Q&A with AFI Dallas senior programmer James Faust. What’s coming up? In just a little while, […]
This year’s AFI Dallas International Film Festival features more than 170 features and shorts. That’s a lot of films to wade through, and for every one that is chosen, dozens of others are rejected. So who decides what stays and what goes? Meet James Faust, AFI Dallas senior programmer. This is the third year that […]
LANDSCAPES IN FORT WORTH: Landscape paintings can take many forms, from the most literal re-creation of the scene to fantastical interpretations. That wide array of possibilities is currently on display at Artspace111 in Fort Worth. The gallery’s American Landscape: Urban/Rural collects more than 20 local artists who provide their ideas of what landscape really means. […]
Frank Campagna noticed a lot of artists were using either birds or skulls as subject matter, so he did the practical thing and created an exhibition around those two things. With 58 pieces by 38 artists, this weird show at Kettle Art has something for every taste. After visiting the show last weekend, I favor […]
There are two reasons why Dr. Zahi Hawass is effective as Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The most obvious is: he clearly knows and cares a great deal about his country’s cultural treasures. But another reason emerged on Tuesday night: he knows how to make others care as much as he does. […]
Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1883-4, oil on canvas KERA radio story: Expanded online story: There were plenty of painted nudes among the thousands of artworks on display in the 1884 Paris Salon. The Salon, of course, was the most important event in the art world at the time — partly because Paris was the […]
WIN TICKETS BEFORE YOU CAN BUY ‘EM: The Lexus Broadway Series will take up residence at the new Dallas Center for Performing Arts this fall. Which shows will be coming to town is anyone’s best guess – and that’s the point. The DCPA is holding a contest, asking you to guess what the first four […]
Maybe it was the economy. Maybe it was the state of the book industry. Or maybe it was the marketing strategy. Whatever the reason, the Christian Book Expo drew only 1,500 people to the Convention Center. And a large number of those just came to see professional atheist Christopher Hitchens debate the faithful.