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Congratulations to Sandra Kent of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Sandra is a first time winner to our little contest. She follows last week’s winner  John Johnson of Fort Worth.

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.

DSC00403Now here’s more from Sandra.

Title of photo: La Familia Radiance

Equipment: Nikon Coolpix L30

Tell us more about your photo: I took the photo while traveling with my husband to Spain.  We visited Barcelona and they have a famous church called Sagrada Familia by Gaudi.  It was an amazing experience because of the giant stain glass windows that reflected the light. Guadi was very religious and he actually saw souls going to heaven at a hospital.  He worked on the church for forty years of his life. What fascinated me is, according to the tour guide, he didn’t do very well in school but excelled in Geometry. I thought as a teacher he must have been right brain visual. The tour guide said some thought he had Asperger.  He left detailed instructions to how to complete the chur

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The Big Deal: Botticelli To Braque: Masterpieces From The National Galleries Of Scotland At The Kimbell Museum

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The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth recently opened the exhibition, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The title says it all, masterpieces from all three art institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland have been compiled for this mega exhibition.  An amazing array of  artists, periods and styles,  spanning over 400 years are represented. From the Renaissance to the modern age, you’ll see works by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Allan Ramsay, Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir David Wilkie, Richard Dadd, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and more. Enter to win tickets to this special exhibition running through Sept. 20.

kimbell fest logoIf you miss out on this Big Deal then you will want to plan on making it over to the Kimbell Museum for the second annual Kimbell Festival. This year the festival is inspired by the Botticelli to Braque exhibition.  “Kimbell Fest: Scotland,” will kick off with the sounds of bagpipes on Saturday, July 18, from 2 to 10 p.m. The voice of Art&Seek, Shelley Kenneavy will be there to help announce the musical performances by Texas rock bands The Wild Feathers, Calhoun, and Whiskey Folk Ramblers, as well as traditional Scottish musical performances.  There’ll be dancers, historic demonstrations, art activities, family films, selfie photo booth and food trucks. Admission to the Botticelli to Braque exhibition will be free during this event.

Don’t forget to check out our other ticket offerings this week – tickets to see Pippin at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, and tickets to KXT’s Barefoot at the Belmont featuring Son Little with The O’s.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal.  If you are not a subscriber take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to see Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland at the Kimbell Art Museum. We draw our winner’s name on Friday at noon. Good luck.

UPDATE: We have our winners! Thanks for playing.

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The Big Deal: Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents ‘Pippin’

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Currently  you can see the musical revival, Pippin, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, but in a couple of weeks the show will shuffle off to Fort Worth.  That is when Performing Arts Fort Worth will host the show from July 21 through 26 at Bass Performance Hall.  Let Art&Seek spread a little sunshine in your world. Enter to win tickets to see the Tony award-winning musical on July 21, opening night.

Now is also a good time to take at a gander at our other offerings this week – tickets to see the special exhibition, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland at the Kimbell Art Museum, or tickets to KXT’s Barefoot at the Belmont featuring Son Little with The O’s.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal.  If you are not a subscriber take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to see, Pippin at Bass Performance Hall. We draw our winners’ names on Friday at noon.

UPDATE: We have our winners! Thanks for playing.

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The Big Deal – KXT Barefoot At The Belmont: Son Little With The O’s

Photo: Mike Thomas

Photo: Mike Thomas

There are only two more Barefoot at the Belmont shows left in the season. That means only two more opportunities to attend the award winning concert series presented by KXT at the historic and scenic Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff.  The next show is on July 16 and features bluesman, Son Little with local favs, The O’s. What’s that? You don’t have tickets because you thought your friend was going to buy them and he thought you were going to buy them and now the show is sold out! Well, maybe we can help. Enter to win a pair of tickets to see this second to the last Barefoot at the Belmont show of the year.

barefoot at the belmont logoWhile you are signing up for this Big Deal go ahead and try your luck on our other deals this week – tickets to see the special exhibition, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, showing at the Kimbell Art Museum, or tickets to see Pippin at Bass Performance Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal.  If you are not a subscriber take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to dangle your toes poolside at KXT’s Barefoot at the Belmont with Son Little, and with The O’s.

UPDATE: We have our winners! Thanks for playing.

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Dallas Arts District Looking For New Leader: Catherine Cuellar Gets New Job

Catherine-Cuellar-Photo-Credit-Clare-Dempsey-77-PrintsCatherine Cuellar, who became the executive director of the Dallas Arts District in 2013 after Veletta Lill retired, is headed for the Entrepreneurs for North Texas, a program that helps small and mid-size companies with their philanthropic efforts.

Cuellar starts in her new job July 20th — the first director of Entrepreneurs since it became part of the Communities Foundation of Texas. Dallas Arts District is part of Downtown Dallas, Inc., the business group dedicated to improving the city’s urban core.

 

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Even The Kitchen Sink: After Its Last Show At The MAC, Kitchen Dog Is Holding A Sale

00Q0Q_1AzwWk4ciWB_600x450Some 25 years of props and costumes are going up for sale — now that Kitchen Dog Theater is done with Blackberry Winter, its last show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. The MAC is moving because its Uptown home has gotten so pricey-high-taxy that it needs regular, for-profit, office-type tenants. But while Claude Albritton III, co-founder of the arts space, moves it to the downtown Cedars area, Kitchen Dog has found temporary quarters for its next season in the Green  Zone in the Design District.

And you know what a clear-it-out move like that means.

Yard sale bargains!

As this Craiglist item indicates, we’re talking about “one-of-a-kind costumes, props, furniture, housewares and vintage goods.” And there’s even a 25-cent section (in honor of KD’s 25th season).

Is that an actual, beautifully-tacky, pink-leather golf bag in one photo?

This Saturday, 10 am-3 pm, 3120 McKinney Avenue.

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Art&Seek Jr: Dive In With These 6 Cool Pool Events

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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.

It’s been a pretty mild summer so far. Sure it’s hot (and humid thanks to all that rain), but normally but this time of the year our temperatures have been well established at century mark for weeks. We have been lucky for the cool-ish respite. About now is when we all resign ourselves to the air-conditioned indoors and curtail outside activities until Texas OU weekend rolls around –well, everyone, that is, except that one crazy guy who jogs down McKinney Avenue at high noon in spite of the soaring temperatures.

Of course, not all outside activities are off limits. As everyone in these parts knows, the best way to beat the Texas heat is to take a dip in a frosty pool. Hands down, there’s nothing more refreshing. But hold on there Bub, just when you thought the pool couldn’t get any cooler some genius came up with the brilliant idea of adding a MOVIE to the mix. That’s right, DIVE In movies–screening a film at the pool– are the makings of some real summertime fun.

Here are are some flicks that are coming to your local ce-ment pond.

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‘On the Eve’ On The Way To New York

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Composer Seth Magill, left, as Chase Spacegrove, swashbuckling space pilot in On the Eve.

A lively little musical that premiered in Dallas last year  — it’s about time-travel, Marie Antoinette and the invention of the hot-air balloon, among other things — is headed for a New York theater festival in October.

On the Eve is the homegrown pop musical created by Home by Hovercraft, the North Texas music group. Seth and Shawn Magill, the husband-and-wife songwriting team, developed the whimsical fantasy with bookwriter Michael Federico. The show had a 2012 workshop in Fair Park — then Hovercraft released eight songs from the show on the group’s 2013 CD, Are We Chamelions? — before the show received its world premiere at Theatre Three.

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has picked eight shows — including On the Eve — for staged readings at the Festival of New Musicals to be held on New World Stages. The event is open to theater industry insiders as a way to gain attention for promising new works. On the Eve will be seen with such shows as a hip-hop remix of Othello and the newest work by Duncan Sheik, the composer of Spring Awakening.

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Saturday Spotlight – Celebrating the Fourth All Over North Texas

There's more than just fireworks on the fourth!

There’s more than just fireworks on the fourth!

For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, it’s all about America. Head to Lake Dallas City Park for a patriotic parade, an apple pie bake-off, and a watermelon-eating contest. In Bedford, there’s an inflatable fun area plus a children’s comedy show and a classic car show. And Fort Worth’s Fourth features pony rides, a war plane fly-over, and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. Here’s our full list of local fireworks shows. 

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The Big Screen: A History Of Dallas Movie Exhibition

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General Cinema NorthPark I & II was one of the most popular theaters following the demise of Dallas’ Theater Row.

BIG SCREEN LOGO FOR POSTA handful of big Hollywood films have been made in Dallas. But the city’s real contribution to the movie world has more to do with where we’ve watched them over the years. This week, we trace the history of movie exhibition in Dallas with a recent UT-Arlington graduate who wrote his master’s thesis on the topic.

Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen on iTunes. Stream this week’s episode below or download it.

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