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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- In Dallas’ refugee-rich Vickery Meadow neighborhood, there’s a group of artists determined to change the conversation around women and race. In Art&Seek’s weekly look at the State of the Arts in North Texas, KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports that these young female artists aren’t letting age stand in their way.
- Edyka Chilomé is a 26-year-old spoken word artist who’s trying to make her art full-time. She travels between Dallas and Washington D.C. – where her family lives. And in this week’s Artist Spotlight, reporter Jessica Diaz Hurtado shows us how the poet fights the challenges in her life.
🏄♀️The #BigScreen talked to Emilie Skinner of Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet about their latest surf-inspired work: https://t.co/KeuuRACTiU pic.twitter.com/WAF00cBHzT
— KERA’s Art&Seek (@artandseek) July 27, 2017
- Big wave surfers are athletic, have incredible balance and practice for years to reach the top of their sport. Those traits are also common among dancers. This week, “The Big Screen” team talked with Emilie Skinner, artistic director of Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, whose latest work is inspired by surf culture and classic movies.
- The City of Dallas is drafting a new cultural plan. But what should it focus on? Cultural equity? Arts education? Financial support for artists? Everything’s on the table. Art&Seek attended the first two public meetings that were hosted by the Office of Cultural Affairs and it appears that there are a lot of parties whose voices need to be heard.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Brutally Beaten Dallas Director Fought Death To Return To The Theater He Loves (Dallas Morning News)
- Famed Composer Joins UNT College of Music (UNT)
- The Dallas Library Is Selling Off a Bunch of Books (D Magazine)
- Playwright Sam Shepard Has Died (Art&Seek)
- Need To Fund A Creative Project? Apply For This Grant. (Art&Seek)
- With Stonewall Play, WaterTower Heads in a Promising New Direction (D Magazine)
What We’re Reading
- Where Is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? Podcasts (WIRED)
- Into the Forest: Vicki Meek Discusses An Important Opportunity For South Dallas (Theater Jones)
- How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game (New York Times)
- Better Call Tina Before She Breaks Bad. (Central Track)
- Mystery of Greek Amphitheater’s Amazing Sound Finally Solved (Live Science)
- Women Texas Film Festival Founder Justina Walford Gives Us Her Picks (Dallas Observer)
- Harvard Blues: Why High Tuition For Arts Education Is A Lousy Idea (Chicago Tribune)
What We’re Listening To
What We’re Looking At
- Sculptor And Mosaic Artist Julie Richey Teams Up With Conservator Cher Goodson To Restore Iconic Centerpiece (Art&Seek)
- There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (Bored Panda)
- This Syrian Artist Painted World Leaders As Refugees and The Results Are Stunning (Educate. Inspire. Change)
- Pope Fiction: Arlington Vine Star Has A New Comedy Show (Central Track)
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