SIMPLY THE BEST: WFAA.com recently asked its users to vote in its Best Of list, taking the pulse on everything from auto repair shops to yoga studios. There were a couple of arts-related categories in there, so for what it’s worth, I’m passing along the results. In the “best museum” category, the Nasher Sculpture Center topped the list, followed by the Kimbell and the Dallas Museum of Art. In the “best art gallery” category, Thornwood Gallery took top honors, followed by Rising Gallery and art251. In the “best theatre” category, No. 1 was Onstage in Bedford, with Theatre Coppell and MBS Productions also in the top three. What does this all mean? I’m not sure. But people love lists, so I’m passing this one along.
ART SALE: Local artist Lisa Oakes posts on her blog that she’s having a sale of the everything must go variety. She’s not shy in admitting she needs the cash to take care of some piling up bills, and I’m not shy in telling you that her work really caught my eye at a recent art show. “I am selling ALL of my artwork for any reasonable offer,” she says. Why not take a look to see if anything suits you? And if you are an artist in a similar situation, e-mail me ([email protected]) and I’ll be happy to throw a roundup link your way.
FINGER PICKIN’ GOOD: The Fort Worth Guitar Guild launched its 2009 Music Festival last night with a pair of solid performances. Reviewing for dfw.com, Punch Shaw says opening night, “offered the audience the opportunity to compare the styles and approaches of two accomplished players,” Elliot Frank and the Guild’s artistic director, Mitch Weverka. The festival continues tonight, Thursday and Saturday. Check back at Art&Seek on Thursday for my interview with Weverka for this week’s Q&A.