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The Friday Roundup

by Jerome Weeks 16 Sep 2011 7:59 AM

The final roundup of the week gets tagged in Dallas (twice), examines the trend of one-painting shows at art museums, notes the changes in Sunday’s (gay pride) Festival in Lee Park and manages a quick go-round of reviews. So the roundup needs a weekend of rest.


TAGGING DALLAS – Ben Flynn, aka the British art star/grafitti artist EINE, has been in town promoting RE:DEFINE, an exhibition and charity auction opening tonight at the Goss-Michael Foundation in collaboration with MTV. So, naturally, EINE did a major mural-tag on a building downtown earlier this week and yesterday it was one on Fort Worth Avenue, which impressed Jim Schutze.

ONE PAINTING CAN MAKE A SHOW – Coming up with creative responses to tightened budgets, art museums have started showcasing single works — instead of an entire show. And the leading case in The Art Newspaper story is the Kimbell Art Museum’s display of Titian’s La Bella through this weekend. The story could also have cited the Meadows, which seems set on showing us the Prado’s entire collection, one work at a time.

CHANGING PRIDE – The Gay Pride Parade is this Sunday (officially, the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade), and the Festival in Lee Park that goes with it is also happening — but with a couple differences, the Dallas Voice reports. The Dallas Tavern Guild, which puts on the festival, is charging $5 for the previously free event and is putting up a fence to prevent people from bringing alcohol in (which has been an increasing problem). Seventy vendors have already signed up for booths — but that’s down five from last year and attendance is expected to dip as well.

ROUNDING OFF THE ROUNDUP Fort Worth Weekly reviews the Fungi Girls’ second indie-rock LP, Some Crazy Magic . . . DMA’s Uncrated blog explains a new gift from an SMU professor: a fully clothed statue of Lady Godiva by Anne Whitney, one of 19th-century America’s premier female sculptors . . . Writing for the Star-Tel, Olin Chism calls the season-opener of the Texas Camerata a ‘pleasant adventure” in 17th century Italian music.