SNAPSHOT OF THE SHOOTER: If you follow the local music scene, you know Jason Janik‘s work. He’s photographed just about anyone who has played a note on area stages, shooting plenty of concerts, as well as some album covers (Rhett Miller’s newest among them) and feature photos. Local photo blog photopol.us features Janik in its weekly Q&A, in which the photographer says his inspiration comes from an odd combination of places: “For my personal work, it is probably pain and frustration. For my music images, it is joy and excitement. That sounds a bit bi-polar, doesn’t it?!?”
TO ER, OR TO RE?: Mark Lowry over on TheaterJones.com recently explored a topic that, while it certainly qualifies as arts minutia, I have to admit has taken over space in my brain over the years. And that is: why do both “theater” and “theatre” still exist? Like Mark, I, too, come from a journalism background, where a proud tradition of “theater” still reigns. But I feel like the majority of the e-mail interactions I have with stage folks result in “theatre” coming from the other end. There are plenty of theories out there as to why we have the two spellings, and it kinda makes me wish we had a Supreme Court for the Arts to rule on important matters such as this. If you can make a strong case as to why you prefer one over the other, please put that comment box to use.
DMA ELECTS OFFICERS: The Dallas Museum of Art board of trustees selected Deedie Potter Rose as its new chairman during its recent elections. Rose has been a member of the board since 1988 and was president of the museum from 1994-98. Rose succeeds Walter B. Elcock, who is retiring as chairman. The board also filled other positions; click here for the full news release.