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Flickr Photo Of The Week

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Congratulations to John Johnson of Fort Worth, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!  This is the second time John has won of our little contest. His last win came in Sept. 2012. He follows last week’s winner, Briget 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 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.

johnNow, here’s more from John.

Title of photo: Salvage

Equipment: Sinar 4×5 view camera, studio lighting, tungsten and black lights

Tell us more about your photo: During my downtime in the studio I set this up with various pieces of metal fixtures and hardware I’d acquired over the years. I wanted to create a very industrial image using many different light sources. I ended up employing studio lighting for an overall exposure and different tungsten sources and even some black lights to highlight different parts of the image. All said and done, I probably exposed the 4×5 film at least 8 times with the mentioned light sources to get the final image. It was all in-camera with no photoshop (old school ).  ; )

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The Big Deal: An Evening With Ken Burns And The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

KERA and the AT&T Performing Arts Center will present an onstage conversation with documentarian, Ken Burns. In his 30 years of film making, Burns and his team have produced such acclaimed documentaries as The War, Unforgivable Blackness, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War. Burns’ latest project is the 14-hour documentary on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will premiere on PBS this fall and will be broadcast locally on KERA TV.

Photo: AT&T Performing Arts Center

Photo: AT&T Performing Arts Center

Win tickets to this Big Deal and get a sneak preview of The Roosevelts, screening at the Winspear Opera House on Sept. 4. Following the one-hour preview of the documentary, THINK’s Krys Boyd will talk with award-winning filmmaker.

Sign up for this deal, then do it again with our other offerings this week – tickets to see  Nice Work If You Can Get It, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, and tickets to Dallas DanceFest at Dallas City Performance Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to spend An Evening with Ken Burns and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

UPDATE:  We have our winners. Thanks for entering the Big Deal.

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The Big Deal: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ Presented By Dallas Summer Musicals

‘S wonderful, ‘s marvelous you should win this Big Deal – win tickets to Nice Work If You Can Get It at Music Hall at Fair Park. Nice Work is the brand new musical comedy infused with Gershwin classics like “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This high-energy show is fun and fast paced so hurry up and sign up to win a pair of tickets for the Sept. 2 performance.

But don’t go so fast you overlook signing up for our other two Big Deals this week – tickets to Dallas DanceFest at Dallas City Performance Hall, and tickets to An Evening with Ken Burns and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for your chance to see Nice Work If You Can Get It.

UPDATE:  We have our winners. Thanks for entering the Big Deal.

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The Big Deal: Dallas DanceFest Presented By Dance Council Of North Texas

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Don’t want to spend Labor Day outside over a hot grill, or shopping at a busy mall? Why not enjoy your Labor Day weekend by celebrating the American artist, as well as the American at the same time. Attend the Dallas DanceFest, a three day festival showcasing dance and celebrating the contributions to dance. The performances by the close to two dozen dance groups will range from classical ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, to Indian dance.  The styles of dances may vary, but all will have “excellence” as their theme. The formerly outdoor event will move indoors to the Dallas City Performance Hall. Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Aug. 29 performance.

And while you have your pen in hand you’ll want to sign up for our other two Big Deals this week – tickets to see Nice Work If You Can Get It at Music Hall presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, or tickets to see An Evening with Ken Burns and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to attend Dallas DanceFest.

UPDATE:  We have our winners. Thanks for entering the Big Deal.

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The High Five: Gov. Perry Turns Himself In — Then Goes Out For Ice Cream

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Gov. Rick Perry’s booking photo, taken Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in – then goes out for ice cream; recent rains aren’t helping North Texas lakes; a Denton college is housing students at the Holiday Inn; and more.

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Art&Seek Jr: 6 More Adventures To Have Before Summer Is Over

Art&Seek Jr. is one mom‘s quest to find activities to end the seemingly endless chorus of the “I’m Bored Blues” while having fun herself. Impossible you say? Check back on Tuesdays for kid-friendly events that are fun for adults, too.

Yep. Summer is definitely winding down. If the wee ones haven’t already started school, they’re definitely going back next week. But don’t worry, there’s still time to get in an adventure or two before the tardy bell rings. Continuing on our things-do-before-summer-is-over theme, here are 6 more ways to make this a summer to remember. Read More »

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The Arts Get High in Aspen

2._AAM_ExteriorThe new Aspen Art Museum. Photo credit: Roger Adams, Aspen Public Radio

Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, offering lectures, tours and program planning.  A part-time Aspen resident, Sachson will present a virtual tour and discussion of the controversial , privately funded, spectacular new Aspen Art Museum at SMU on October 8th from 6-7:30. 

The new 33,000 sq. ft, four-story-tall Aspen Art Museum opened to the public August 9th. Its presence in downtown Aspen — just a few blocks away, but miles away in a visitor’s mindset, from its old building — added  even one more meaning to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High.”  How high is too high?

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The High Five: George Strait’s Farewell Concert At AT&T Stadium To Air On CMT

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George Strait’s farewell performance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington will be featured on CMT next week. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the latest on Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment; the State Fair of Texas names the top new foods at this year’s fair; a tick can make you allergic to meat; and more.

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Review: ‘Full Gallop’ At WaterTower Theatre

edit sheehanDiana Vreeland ruled the roost as the leading fashion editor of the mid-20th century. As the head of Vogue, she was as much a celebrity as any designer or super model she championed. Then she was fired. A one-woman show about Vreeland is playing in Addison at the WaterTower Theatre, and in his review, KERA’s Jerome Weeks says it’s very much like Vreeland herself, bright and vivid.

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The High Five: More Than 2,000 Animals Adopted During Empty The Shelter Day

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Dallas city animal shelter workers show off empty kennels. (Dallas Animal Services/Facebook)

Five stories that have North Texas talking: DART launches light-rail service to D/FW International Airport; Gov. Rick Perry fights back against his indictment; a Dallas executive writes about “white privilege;” and more.

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