Congratulations to Bryan Garner of Midlothian, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Brian is multiple winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. He follows last week’s winner, Trey Murphy .
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 Tuesday to Monday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Friday 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 Tuesday.
Now here’s more from Bryan.
Title of photo: Venus, Texas Equipment: Canon5d mark 3 Tell us more about your photo: This photo was taken 40 miles south of Dallas in the small town of Venus.
Although the New York production is called the show’s “world premiere,” judging from the NYT story and the online info, the production has the exact same line-up of creatives and on-stage talent, including Tony-winner Andre de Shields and Kevin Mambo, above, who gave a stellar vocal performance as Barrett Rude Junior, a soul singer-songwriter who has Marvin Gaye’s drug and marital problems but not his mega-success. The Times story concentrates on composer Michael Friedman, whose artistry was the show’s strongest element: He succeeded in finding fresh ways to evoke, echo, absorb and emulate music as different as early ’80s funk, punk, disco and rhythm-and-blues and put it all to work to tell Lethem’s story as a stage musical.
For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re headed to Near Southside in Fort Worth for Arts Goggle 2014. This community arts event includes live mural painting, music by Salim Nourallah, Telegraph Canyon, and others, and a screening of short films by Texas independent filmmakers. Celebrate the 11th anniversary of Arts Goggle with three outdoor block parties and a festival atmosphere.
Mark Leonard, chief conservator, Dallas Museum of Art. Photo: Jerome Weeks
Art conservation. Sounds like it’s all about watching paint dry, right? Actually, art conservation can be a lot more interesting than that.
That’s because art conservation is where forensic science meets history meets art. Think of it as CSI for culture. Or sort of archaeology mixed with interior decorating touch-ups and tips.
In any case, this means host Jeff Whittington should have a fair amount of stuff to talk about when he chats with Mark Leonard, chief conservator of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Jodie Utter, conservator of works on paper for the Amon Carter. That’s Thursday at the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium as part of KERA’s State of the Arts series.
You can prep for the occasion with our profile of Leonard here, which also details the DMA’s major hopes for its new, stylin’ conservation studio.
Plexus No. 27 by Gabriel Dawe at Crystal Bridges. Photo: Jerome Weeks
Gabriel Dawe, you surely remember, is the Dallas artist who works in colored thread — miles of the stuff, which he stretches and weaves into shimmering curves, string art on steroids, as he describes it. One of his newest works (above) is featured in the Crystal Bridges museum’s cross-country survey of contemporary American artists, State of the Art, which we wrote about here. And Alison Jardine profiled him here when he installed his piece, Plexus, at 2100 Ross.
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has an all-star cast lined for their upcoming performance, French Romantics Plus. Joining CMSFW’s Artistic Director Gary Levinson on violin will be Joseph Kalichstein, international pianist and founding member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. On viola, returning for his second appearance with the CMSFW, will be Richard Young, soloist and founding member of the Vermeer String Quartet. Former Principal Cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ronald Leonard rounds off the ensemble. Catch the Pre-Concert Conversation with program annotator, Laurie Shulman at 1:15 p.m and the concert, with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Fauré, at 2 p.m. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will host the concert on Oct. 18.
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Endurance is the mash up comedy about company drone Walter Spivey and the employees at his small Hartford insurance office, and Sir Ernest Shackleton, the British explorer and his beleaguered 1914-16 Antarctic expedition. The time is set at the start of the financial crisis when companies began laying off thousands of workers as they struggled to stay afloat during the financial upheaval. Insurance adjuster Spivey is forced to step up when he and his office is tasked with clearing a backlog of 4,000 claims in three months’ time. Using the heroic Shackleton as a model for leadership, Spivey finds the optimism and indomitable spirit to lead his men forward during the tumultuous and uncertain times. Win tickets to see the Oct. 16th performance at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.