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Tuesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 17 Nov 2009

EARTHLY CONCERNS: Brooklyn artist William Lamson’s show “Automatic,” which closed this weekend at Marty Walker Gallery, earned praise for its simplicity and environmental consciousness. Lamson uses wind and other natural forces to power the tools that create his drawings. Whatever Mother Nature is in the mood to draw that day, that’s what we get. Earlier […]

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EARTHLY CONCERNS: Brooklyn artist William Lamson’s show “Automatic,” which closed this weekend at Marty Walker Gallery, earned praise for its simplicity and environmental consciousness. Lamson uses wind and other natural forces to power the tools that create his drawings. Whatever Mother Nature is in the mood to draw that day, that’s what we get. Earlier this month, Art&Seek guest blogger Gail Sachson was amazed by the ingenuity of the process. And now nbcdfw.com reporter Annie Potasznik delivers the above video that shows in further detail how Lamson works.

FINAL FESTIVAL THOUGHTS: The Lone Star International Film Festival finished up its third run over the weekend. I wrote on Thursday about the ups and downs of opening night. And now dfw.com film critic Chris Kelly weighs in on the ups and downs of the whole event. In a nutshell, he says the festival could benefit from a little more focus to help build crowds, but that things are headed in the right direction.

MUSIC BITS: Surely many of you attended Rhett Miller’s CF Benefit Concert at the Granada on Saturday. But how many of you got to see the extra-special VIP portion of the show? If you did, skip ahead. But if you didn’t, check out this video at quickdfw.com … Denton’s Riverboat Gamblers have put out a video for the infectious “DissDissDissKissKissKiss.” You might be cross-eyed after watching it, but at least you had fun. (DC 9 at Night) … Denton’s the Polycorns discuss their debut album with Pegasus News, which they will unveil at a live show on Thursday at Trees. Sneak a listen on the band’s MySpace page.

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  • Sort of torn on the William Lamson exhibit. Are they his drawings or the drawings of nature? I really like the idea in any case.

  • Rawlins Gilliland

    Next year I hope they sell raffle tickets to win Rhett Miller’s hair. They could raise enough money to cure CF and H1N1 combined. With cash left over to buy organic pizzas for everyone who attended.

  • Rawlins,

    Thanks for the great idea on the raffle item! If you think of any more, please keep sharing. We could make that happen.

    Organic pizzas… maybe we can have that catered next year too…

    -J