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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Fort Worth artist Jay Wilkinson has co-opted the title “Everyone Poops” for his new art show at Fort Works art. The title, of course, comes from children’s book illustrator and author Tarō Gomi. Art&Seek sat down with Wilkinson to learn what inspired him to borrow the name and what went into making his paintings.
- The Asian Film Festival of Dallas kicked off its weeklong run on Thursday night. This year’s schedule is bigger than ever. There’ll be 70 films at the festival – the most it’s ever had. Check out “The Big Screen” team’s preview for tips on which movies you should catch in the remaining days.
- The Dallas Theater Center has premiered a new show – “Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure.” It’s a musical version of the classic bow-and-arrow legend about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. In this week’s State of the Arts – Art&Seek’s weekly look at what’s making news in the North Texas arts scene – the staff talk about the show. And whether it’s ready for Broadway.
- Anne Hollander had no experience at all in publishing. She studied biochemistry and international law. But about a year ago, she took over a tiny book shop in Deep Ellum. In the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, senior reporter Jerome Weeks finds that the store, called Deep Vellum books, has become a literary hub in North Texas.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Michael Auping steps down after more than 20 years with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (Art&Seek)
- After spending 38 years building Pyrotex into one of the preeminent fireworks companies in Texas, their leader has passed. (Art&Seek)
- Fort Worth Opera Names Not One, But Two New Directors (Star-Telegram)
- Deadline Approaches for Corsicana Residency (Glasstire)
- The Granada Is Hosting A Free Week’s Worth Of Shows (Central Track)
- Four Deep Ellum Businesses Broken Into In Past Week (Central Track)
- The Perot Just Acquired a Rare, 2-Foot-Tall ‘Alien Eye’ Mineral, Named for Its Otherwordly Glow (Dallas Observer)
What We’re Reading
- Is The Threat Of A Copyright Lawsuit Stifling Music? (BBC)
- Nine Analog Photography Techniques You Need to Know (Artsy)
- A Tiny Indian Publisher Is Translating Hidden Gems Of World Literature For Global Readers (Quartz)
- Talking To Blake Hackler About The Premiere Of ‘The Necessities’ At Second Thought (Dallas Morning News)
- Snob Rock: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes, And The Intellectual Ambitions Of Prog Rockers. (The Weekly Standard)
- Q&A: Kateri Cale The first-time director on Echo Theatre’s choice of Ali Smith’s ‘Trace of Arc’ in the 2017 Festival of Independent Theatres. (TheaterJones)
What We’re Listening To
What We’re Looking At
- Get Lost In An “Infinity Mirror” Room (Art&Seek)
You don’t have to travel 10,000 miles from home to find rare or amazing animals. In the first episode of the new @PBS series RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, I “hop” down to the Florida Keys, where sea level rise is real and felt by all its inhabitants, animals and people. Since much of the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit’s habitat is less than three feet above sea level, time’s running out before the ocean destroys its home. I’d been trying to photograph the species for years, and my friend and biologist Sandra Sneckenberger came through— catching one of these rabbits is easier said than done. . . #RarePBS #LowerKeys #Florida #Rabbits #Conservation #AnimalConservation #NatGeo #PhotoArk #WildLife #Animals #SaveTogether #NaturePhotography #SummerofAdventurePBS
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