The windows at the flagship Neiman Marcus store in downtown Dallas are famous for elaborate displays. Now several of them are promoting something other than high-end fashions or holiday panoramas. They’re showcasing the work of local artists. KERA’s Adelina Sun takes us on a walk around the storefront.
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.
Title of photo: Little Gypsy Girl
Equipment: Sony DSC-WX9 Cyber Shot
Tell us more about your photo: My friend Hatice and I were relaxing beside the Bosphorus in Uskadar, Istanbul, drinking tea, chatting, and looking at the water. A gypsy woman came around, selling babbles, and this little girl was tagging along behind her. I smiled at her, jabbered in English, pointed to my camera, got down to her level, and took a shot while she was bending forward, examining the camera. I could tell she didn’t know what it was or what it did, so I got a natural facial expression from her.
The traveling exhibit The World’s Largest Dinosaurs will be packing up and moving on to its next home after Sept.1. If you have not made it down to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park yet to see the mammoth display of super-sized sauropods you better hurry. For this really, really Big Deal we have our last family packs of tickets to give away. The packs give you and three family members access to the General Exhibits Halls and to The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit. Winners will have to exchange their winning passes at the Box Office for timed admission tickets into the museum. Even though your passes do not include entry to the Hoglund Foundation Theater you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to rest your feet and catch one of the three movies now showing. See a short film on dinosaurs, pandas or butterflies in RealD 3D.
While you are signing up for this Big Deal now is a good time to preview our other Big Deals this week – tickets for An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, or tickets to see Fox Searchlight Pictures’ film Calvary at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas or Plano.
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 win four tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs.
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Brendan Gleeson and comedian Chris O’Dowd star in Fox Searchlight Pictures latest release, Calvary. Gleeson plays Father James a kindly priest seeing to the souls of a quiet Irish village. One day in the confessional Father James is told he will be made to pay for the sins committed against the confessor – not because the priest is guilty of anything but because he is innocent. His would-be-assassin gives the good Father one week to get his house in order before he kills him. Father James ponders the possibility of guilt with each curious encounter he has with members of his flock and the story becomes a case of who-will-do-it rather than a whodunit.
Screen passes for this Big Deal will be good for two during the run of the engagement. The film is screening at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station in Dallas, and at The Shops at Legacy in Plano.
Don’t forget to take the time check out our other offerings this week – tickets to An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, or a family pack of tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Traveling Exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park.
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 win tickets to see Calvary at the Angelika Film Center.
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Drummer Terry Bozzio had his first drum lessons 50 years ago and to celebrate he is hitting the road with a coast-to-coast North American tour, “An Evening with Terry Bozzio.”
Bozzio played drums for Frank Zappa, Missing Persons and Jeff Beck. He has worked in diverse genres performing with Richard Marx, Jethro Tull, Patrick O’Hearn, Mick Jagger and Herbie Hancock. Both musician and inventor, Bozzio created many of the percussion instruments he plays. In his show the multi-instrumentalist presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set. The sculpture of instruments allows Bozzio to play both melody and accompaniment so his audience is treated to not just drum solos, but a night of exciting and pulsing music. Sign up to win tickets to see the drum legend on Aug. 29 in the McDavid Studio at Bass Hall presented by Fort Worth Performing Arts, Inc.
Then try your luck at our other Big Deals this week – tickets to see Fox Searchlight Pictures’ film Calvary at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas or Plano, or tickets to ‘The World’s Largest Dinosaurs” Traveling Exhibit finishing up at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park.
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 spend An Evening with Terry Bozzio.
UPDATE: We have our winners! Thanks of playing.
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.
Look out! The lazy, hazy days of summer are about to come to a screeching halt. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were making lists about all the cool things we were going to do this summer. Somehow vacation time has passed us by with a blur and now we’re racing all over town looking for multicolored plastic folders with brads before school starts.
Don’t worry, there’s still time to get in some quality “summer fun stuff” with the little kiddles before the school bell rings.
Here’s the Junior’s list of ideas to try out this weekend.
Dallas City of Learning used the breadth of the city as a platform during its pilot season. The initiative made its last stop of the summer at Fair Oaks Park in Vickery Meadow.
At it’s final Turn Up!event in a six-part series, comers celebrated diversity with the Brazillian martial art form capoeira, Aztec dancers, a jazz ensemble, and a drum circle. It was a window into the cultural opportunities many don’t realize are close by.
“The Turn Ups are free social learning events. Families can experience firsthand what Dallas City of Learning has to offer,” said Erin Offord, director of community relations at Big Thought, a partner in running the local branch of City of Learning.
The MacArthur Foundation, an initial partner in the first City of Learning program in Chicago, Illinois, invests in groups that see learning as social, interest-driven and connected to the real world, said Tawa Mitchell, who works in digital media for the institution.
“When you bring all three elements together, you can really inspire children to learn more,” she said.
In the center of the action, colorful umbrellas children designed for the program were suspended from a canopy.
“The best part of this installation is no one owns it,” lead artist in the project Jeremy McKane said. ” It’s all about collaboration. We came together to make something beautiful happen.”
Children earned digital badges, an online manifestation of a student’s accomplishments, at the dozens of booths available.
“Earning a digital badge demonstrates and signals to others what they’ve learned,” Mitchell said. “That’s what learning will look like in the future.”
Booths offered spaces to paint and draw, create sock puppets and study water management.
Dallas City of Learning joined four other major cities in the effort to combat summer slide, or summer learning loss often driven by low income.
“What’s great about this strategy is it’s local,” Mitchell said. “Dallas can make it for Dallas.”
In May, Fort Worth passed a bond package worth nearly $300 million. Three and a half million of that is going for public art projects around the city. KERA’s Jerome Weeks says now the money is in the pipeline, how it’ll be used is being discussed.