Filmmaker Darryl Roberts’ documentary, America the Beautiful, follows Americans’ obsession with plastic surgery and losing weight to fit the standards set by the fashion industry, Hollywood studios and rather brazen magazine editors, who tell Roberts that if their photo spreads make women hate their bodies — “too bad.” On Friday, America the Beautiful opens at [...]
Archive: 'Visual Arts'
Photo of Polyphonic Spree by Jason Janik Jason Janik has been taking pictures of Texas bands for more than a decade, so it’s only fitting that his exhibition at Kettle Art is accompanied by live local music. The show continues through Saturday when it ends with a party next door at Club Dada. Baboon and [...]
Working together at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas. Students Sherri King (left)and Lori Whitlow (center) stand with Mosaic artist and instructor Sonia King. Guest blogger Lydia Regalado is an arts educator and blogger who writes for Art&Seek about people who gather to make things. School’s back in session, which means there are plenty of [...]
The Who’s Tommy at the Dallas Theater Center with Nehal Joshi and Heath Williams II. Photo by Brandon Thibodeaux. Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, is Vice-Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission and a member of the Public Art Committee. She is an auxiliary member of the Dallas Theater Center Board of [...]
Guest blogger Brad Ford Smith is a Dallas artist and art conservator. Some of the work available at 5×7 Art Splurge in 2006 The 5X7 Art Splurge and Exhibition is happening tonight, so grab your purse, your wallet or that jar of loose change and get ready to grab some great art at great prices [...]
Catfish Moon by David Bates, 1986, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art and the Barrett Collection Nona and Richard Barrett’s latest donation to Dallas Museum of Art: 180 works by contemporary Texas artists. Acquired in January, the collection is on display in the museum’s Tower Gallery through Sept. 14. Lone Star Legacy II: The [...]
It’s difficult to assess the presidential candidates’ differences on the arts, arts funding and arts education for a simple reason: Senator McCain doesn’t seem to have spelled out any stand on these issues, other than a general opposition to funding “obscenity.” This isn’t meant as a partisan statement in support of Senator Obama. If you [...]
Trinity Arts Guild, one of the oldest membership organizations for visual artists in North Texas, has called for entries to its annual New & Emerging Juried Show. The 47-year-old Bedford-based nonprofit is looking for paintings and sculptures (but not photographs) from accomplished amateurs. To qualify, you must be at least 18 and not make your [...]
The Winspear Opera House will be a downtown beacon — covered in red glass. OK, so no one will miss it. But why red? And how did they make it so rich and shiny?
KERA radio story: Expanded online story: [UNDER: sounds of museum gallery] At the Dallas Museum of Art, there’s an nkisi nkondi [pronounced en-keesee enkondee]. It’s a wooden statue from the Congo that bristles with iron nails hammered into it. It stands in the Center for Creative Connections, the museum’s new learning center, and there’s a [...]