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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 5 Jun 2013 7:35 AM

Collin County still hasn’t dissolved the Arts Center of North Texas. Plus, pictures from the Cliburn and a look at how a large-scale artwork was hung at the Amon Carter.


DIVIDING THE ESTATE: It’s been more than seven months since the member cities involved in the proposed Arts Center of North Texas agreed to give up on the project, which would have provided Collin County with its own performing arts center. But Plano, Frisco and Allen are still haggling over how to divide the assets that remain. The bottom line is: it’s complicated when you’ve got the city governments of three cities trying to work something like this out. But Plano city manager Bruce Glasscock says a solution is on the way. “All three cities are theoretically and conceptually in agreement that dissolution needs to take place,” he tells “The big issue is the assets and how that is done so it doesn’t create any additional burden on anybody.”

STOLEN MOMENTS: The Cliburn Competition announced late Tuesday night the six performers who will advance to the finals. But even those who didn’t make it will have plenty of material for their scrapbooks. Photographers have blanketed the event since it began, and now some slideshows are starting to pop up. On, there’s one documenting performers’ expressions as they play. And has a collection of backstage moments.

A BIG INSTALL: Have you made it over yet to see “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art? (Let Jerome tell you why you should.)  If so, you’ve probably also seen Sedrick Huckaby’s Hidden in Plain Site, a piece made of four giant canvases that was inspired by Bearden. If you’ve always wondered how a huge artwork like this is hung, the process is detailed on the Carter’s blog.