ART ALL AROUND: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Biennial show features work by a whopping 405 people – everyone from newbies to accomplished artists. And coinciding with that event is the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Spring Gallery Night on Saturday. If you’re a visual arts lover, this is your weekend. But where to begin? Consider dfw.com’s handy guide to both events before you head out.
EARLY RISERS: Tonight, the Amon Carter Museum will hold a panel discussion called Pacesetters in American Art and Culture featuring people who found success in the visual arts at an early age. For a preview of the discussion, take a listen to the This Week in the Arts podcast. This week’s episode features two of the panelists: art critic Tyler Green and artist Sedrick Huckaby, who is also a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
DALLAS OPERA GOES YOUNG: If you’re a boy between the ages of 4-8, I’m kinda surprised that you’re reading this blog. But good for you – you’ve already got a leg up on the kids who are still eating paste. More realistically, if you’re the parent of a boy between the ages of 4-8, the Dallas Opera wants to know if you would consider loaning him out for a few days in May. Its production of Madame Butterfly needs a boy to play Pinkerton’s son, Trouble. Among the requirements: “He must be no taller than 44 inches (3 feet, 8 inches), mature for his age, attentive, able to follow directions and comfortable around adults. Mustn’t object to loud singing or being wept over, beautifully.” If that sounds like your boy, contact Dallas Opera Production Assistant Emily Gast for an audition appointment at 214.443.1037. Auditions will be held March 29-31.