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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks
by Therese Powell 15 Feb 2017

Mark your calendars – here are some especially great Art&Seek picks coming up in the next week!

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This week in the arts has more sweet picks than that big box of valentine candy. Check out the art at local galleries like Ro2 Art, {neighborhood}, Circuit 12 Contemporary, and Holly Johnson. Listen to the music of icons, legends, and up and coming superstars. Take a look back with exhibitions celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the Constitution, and the work of filmmakers during WWII. And by all means celebrate the long weekend with the Pin Show, a musical, or a dramatic performance.

Wednesday

1Some of the world’s finest pianists are auditioning for a chance to compete in The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. See who makes the cut at the live screening auditions in Fort Worth at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall.

Local painter Jeff Parrott’s distorted and psychedelic creatures are on display at Ro2 Art Gallery. See his solo exhibition “Psyexpression Manifesto.”

The Tony Award-winning musical “An American in Paris” heads to Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall. This is the show’s first national tour.

Thursday

1Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas looks to level the playing field for women by presenting work from five female playwrights. Don’t miss Down for The Count Short Play Festival.

While you’re in Bishop Arts, stop by {neighborhood} and check out new works on paper and canvas by artist Bruce Lee Webb.

Head to the Dallas Holocaust Museum for the opening of an exhibition exploring the experiences of filmmakers whose work captured Nazi atrocities during World War II.

Friday

Texas Country Music Legends Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are performing at Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler. Don’t miss this special acoustic performance.

EllaHead to Civic Auditorium at the Allen Public Library to celebrate the 100th birthday of music icon Ella Fitzgerald. This free tribute features a performance by vocalist Leena Conquest.

Kitchen Dog Theater continues its 26th season with the regional premiere of “Paper Flowers.” The play examines social problems like the middle-class’s indifference to the frustrated poor.

Saturday

untitledCircuit 12 Contemporary celebrates its five-year anniversary with new shows by mixed media artists Lucas Martell and Gina Orlando. See How Did I End up Here? and Accidental World: Party Island at the gallery in the Dallas Design District.

The Pin Show, the annual fashion show featuring the work of local designers and set to live music, is going down in Deep Ellum at The Bomb Factory.

Sunday

Check out the African American Read-In 2017: One World, Many Tales at the South branch of the Irving Public Library. Authors and illustrators will be on hand for this showcase featuring American children’s literature.

Monday

untitledArea high school students compete for a spot in the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. See students perform monologues from Wilson’s “Century Cycle,” ten plays that include his Broadway blockbuster “Fences.” The regional finals take place at SMU’s Owen Arts Center.

Celebrate President’s Day right by learning about the Creation of the Bill of Rights with constitutional law expert Lackland H. Bloom, Jr. The program at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza coincides with the museum’s 28th Anniversary.

See British rock star, Sting on his 57th & 9th Tour. Joining Sting at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie will be special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros.

Tuesday

untitledHolly Johnson Gallery in Dallas shows new works by Dallas artist Joan Winter. Don’t miss her show, Edge of Light to see her new paintings and sculptures.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents “Breath,” a program for local veterans to express themselves through movement, art-making, and writing.

Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus  is hosting an African-American Heritage Month exhibit.  The show features a timeline of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and a display that highlights African-American artists and their impact.

For more on these and other events explore the Art&Seek calendar.

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