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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Usually, the web site Glasstire focuses on the visual arts scene in Texas. For the last two weeks, the site has become a resource for all arts groups in South Texas as they struggle to clean up after Harvey. In this week’s State of the Arts discussion, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell speaks with Glasstire’s publisher Rainey Knudson about how artists are moving forward after the storm.
- In 2017, experts predict we’ll use our smartphones to capture more than a hundred billion photos. But how often do we ever really look at them? In This week’s Artist Spotlight, I headed to a popular Latino marketplace where one artist is trying to create images that endure in order to share a more detailed portrait of the North Texas immigrant population.
The crowds at the Venice Film Festival are getting the first look at some of the most important films of 2017. One half of our Big Screen team – Chris Vognar – is taking in the scene, and he takes a break from the glitz and glamour to give us the rundown on “mother!,” “Suburbicon,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Shape of Water” – the latest from director Guillermo del Toro.
- A new show at the Kimbell Art Museum, ‘Casanova: The Seduction of Europe’ portrays the glamorous world he lived in during the 18th century, the height of the Age of Enlightenment. The 200-item exhibition is premiering at the Kimbell then goes on to Boston and San Francisco. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks sat down with the show’s co-curator, Frederich Ilchman of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to learn more about a charmer who could name-drop Catherine the Great and Benjamin Franklin.
- The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) is giving the Dallas Arts District a big boost for upcoming projects. Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez fills us in on who the non-profit announced will be the recipients of the Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund and Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Peek Inside Top Ten Records, and its New Nonprofit Media Library (D Magazine)
- Artists’ Stories from Harvey (Glasstire)
- Why Doesn’t Dallas Have The Dance Festival It Deserves? (Dallas Morning News)
- Lecture on Fair Park Architecture Turns to the Park’s Many Confederate Statues (Dallas Observer)
- Independent Film Keeps A Place On Dallas Public TV, For 25 Years (D Magazine)
- In the C Cities (Glasstire)
- Once Down, What Do We Do With Confederate Monuments? (Central Track)
- How the Fallen Franchise Changed the Career of Its Plano-Bred Author (D Magazine)
What We’re Reading
- A Child Caught Between the U.S.-Mexico Border (New York Times)
- Killing Them With Kindness [Review: Baron Vaughn] (Theater Jones)
- Q&A: Playwright Matt Lyle [“Cedar Springs, or Big Scary Animals”] (Theater Jones)
- Glimpsed Through Liquid (Arts+Culture)
- Houston Native Attica Locke Returns From ‘Empire’ To The Red Dirt And Bloody Past Of East Texas (Dallas Morning News)
- On Monument, Memory, and a Need to Document Removal (D Magazine)
- Young, White Playwright Examines the South’s Racism in DTC Play “Miller, Mississipi” (Dallas Observer)
- Rapping Dallas Actor Hides A Soft Spot For Celeb Gossip And Vegan Sweets (Culture Map)
- Jaap van Zweden’s Last Stand (D Magazine)
- Determined Actress Brings Acclaimed Play About Exploited Women To Echo Theatre (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- North Texas Freaks Out for Psychedelic Rock (D Magazine)
- Songs of the Week (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- ‘The Square’ Review (Hollywood Reporter)
- Meet Dallas’ Most Ambitious Music Project (Central Track)
Local Artist Paints Robert E. Lee Statue As It’s Being Removed (Dallas Observer)
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