THE T-SHIRT AS ART: Kettle Art has a new T-shirt series designed by Tyson Summers, which Frank Campagna reports is already almost out of print. Summers is an Art Institute of Dallas grad who also participated in Kettle Art’s recent Birds vs. Skulls show. If you want one of his shirts, you’d best stop by Kettle Art soon. And Tyson, if you’re reading this, don’t be shy about entering the contest to design the Art&Seek T-shirt. Don’t worry too much about that May 25 deadline. I have it on good authority that that will be extended.
OUR HOMETOWN OSCAR-WINNER: Amid all the Slumdog Millionaire hoopla at this year’s Oscars, you might have missed a local filmmaker being recognized for helping a real Indian child in need. Megan Mylan, a Highland Park High School graduate, took home the Academy Award for best short-subject documentary for Smile Pinki. The film follows a rural Indian girl as she undergoes a surgical procedure to fix a cleft palate. (You may also remember Mylan for the excellent Lost Boys of Sudan, another real eye-opener.) If you want to know more about Mylan, you’ve got plenty of chances today. Tom Maurstad at The Dallas Morning News caught up with her for a feature in today’s paper. She’ll also spend the 1 o’clock hour today on Think. And Mylan will attend a screening of Smile Pinki tonight at 7 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and conduct a Q&A following the film. If you can’t make it out tonight, Smile Pinki debuts June 3 on HBO.
IF ONLY IT WERE EDIBLE: Austin photographer Wyatt McSpadden has a new book out about all things Texas BBQ. Some of the photographs are of our state’s most famous food, while others are of the places that serve it up. The eagle eyes over at FW Weekly spotted a picture of the tiny Bailey’s Bar-B-Q on Taylor Street in downtown Fort Worth in the book. If you want to know more about McSpadden’s new work, you can meet him at a book signing at the Hulen Mall Barnes and Noble on May 30.