The Art&Seek blog is creating an online community through discussion of arts events, new works and developments in the cultural world. We focus on what’s happening in North Texas (including Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Tyler, Sherman and Wichita Falls). But the blog is also a gateway to art analysis, conversation and exploration across the Internet. Join us!
Our regular contributors include Jerome Weeks, KERA’s arts producer/reporter and other KERA staff; journalist and filmmaker Manny Mendoza, and classical music critic Olin Chism.
We also invite guest bloggers – artists, arts professionals and educators – to join us and help start conversations about the arts in North Texas.
A few examples:
Charles Santos, Executive Director of TITAS
Gail Sachson, art advocate and Vice President, Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission
Sarah Jane Semrad, Executive Director of La Reunion
Lydia Regalado, arts educator, blogger, and fan of skirts
Matthew Bourbon, artist and professor
In addition to the Art&Seek blog, there’s plenty to check out at artandseek.org:
Featured content from KERA radio, television and our community content partners
Art&Seek calendar of events in North Texas
NPR arts headlines.
About the Art&Seek initiative
-encourages everyone to find, discuss, create and react to art in North Texas.
-provides arts and culture reporting and commentaries on KERA public radio
-presents programs and documentaries on the arts on KERA television
-explores the intersection of arts, journalism and Web-based community building at artandseek.org
KERA is the primary source for public radio and television in North Texas.
KERA Television contributes to the national PBS schedule by producing programs that showcase Texas and the Southwest to the nation. Its television productions have been lauded for excellence by top industry awards, including a national George Foster Peabody Award in 2002 for KERA’s co-production of The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge and a national Emmy Award in 1998 for KERA’s four-part documentary series, The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848). In 2001, KERA received a national Emmy nomination for its first high-definition television documentary, Matisse & Picasso. Recent national broadcasts co-produced by KERA include Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater, “Orozco: Man of Fire,” the American Masters portrait of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, and Independent Lens presentation “The Creek Runs Red.”
KERA Radio, North Texas’ source for National Public Radio news, serves listeners with award-winning national arts and cultural programs such as Fresh Air and Selected Shorts, as well as KERA’s locally produced call-in program, Think. KERA’s award-winning radio team regularly contributes reports on national series, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.