Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texan Clint Dempsey scores a big goal at the World Cup; Dallas County commissioners approve a resolution calling for slave reparations – but it was an accident; Dallas Museum of Art plays a role in a national art contest; and more.
For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re headed to Fort Worth for Matsuri! A Samurai Celebration. The Kimbell Art Museum has teamed up with KXT for this festival of all things Japanese. Matsuri features martial arts demonstrations, art activities, anime films, and performances by Air Review and Sarah Jaffe.
Fort Worth’s often called a city of ‘cowboys and culture.’ But what’s ahead for that culture? Fort Worth last issued a strategic arts plan in 2002. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports that plan was successful enough, the city’s set out to devise a new one. They need some new goals.
If it was intended to gauge American tastes in artworks at all, Art Everywhere US needn’t have gone to all the trouble. The contest to vote for works of American art that people would like to see on billboards and subway platforms around the country picked Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942) as the top vote-getter, and that preference for realistic portraits and realistic landscapes predominates through the great majority of works on the 50 item list.
The Oak Cliff Film Festival opens tonight at the Texas Theatre. It’s the third year for the festival, and this week we talk to two of its programmers – Adam Donaghey and Barak Epstein – about a few of the repertory films they’ve included in this year’s event.
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Congratulations to Greg Westfall of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Greg is a multiple winner of our contest: his last win came in March 2013. He follows last week’s winner, Ofwa Mwalilino.
If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Now here’s more from Greg.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds Mark II, converted to 720nm infrared
Tell us more about your photo: This picture was taken at high noon on a ranch outside of Dubois, Wyoming. It was processed in Digital Picture Professional and Photoshop using the standard procedure for infrared. I have been shooting infrared for a little over a year and horses are great subjects.