It’s a ramshackle compound with a pre-fab shed and an enclosed yard littered with half-done artworks and a couch. But there’s a lot of arts activity going on in the Ash Studios.
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The 1914-era Municipal Building is being completely restored to become the UNT law campus. But workers found evidence that painted murals from the ’30s just MIGHT still exist. Or not. Watch a video about their attempts to determine what’s left behind the paint and wallboard.
He was a master of granite – and had just installed four giant columns alongside the new Hall Arts office tower in the Arts District.
Take that, food trucks along Woodall Rodgers, blocking the DMA from the folks in Klyde Warren Park. Now the DMA’s Woodall Rodgers entrance will have a new plaza, new pavilion – and a new outdoor food service center.
Gee, thanks, Texas weather. Both the free outdoor concert in Klyde Warren Park that closes the DSO’s first Soluna Festival plus the annual Memorial Day concert on Flagpole Hill move indoors to the Meyerson.
The DSO’s Soluna Festival finishes Sunday with fireworks and Sousa marches – all for free in Klyde Warren Park. But there’ll also be 15 videos about immigrants and refugees – compiled by an artist who’s back in North Texas after 25 years.
The private, office development Harlan Crow has built around Old Parkland Hospital has become an intellectual theme park. Famous quotations from Founding Fathers are carved into walls. And now it’s graced with something rare hereabouts: an actual town square with a neo-classic column as its centerpiece.
Those things, like the Meadows Prize, that former arts dean Jose Bowen used to get SMU to engage with the wider Dallas arts community? Those things have been given a name, Ignite Arts Dallas, some funding and a director — meaning they’re not going away.
It’s grant week! Today, the Office of Cultural Affairs starts a new round of applications for its special support grants, the Community Foundation of North Texas announced its ‘tool box’ grants earlier this week and now it’s the Nasher’s turn – with its inaugural microgrants.
It’s part of an ongoing art project by photographer Richard Andrew Sharum.