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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

by Gila Espinoza 13 Jun 2018 1:00 AM

Mark your calendars! There are some especially great Art&Seek picks coming up in the next week!


Wish there was a place you could go and find out what arts and cultural events are going on in our area? Well, you can. Check out the Art&Seek calendar to find art events and art news you can use here in the North Texas area. Below is just a small sampling of events from the calendar for you to check out for yourself.


Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

“The Lion King,” winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical comes to North Texas, thanks to Dallas Summer Musicals. Hear the soaring songs and see the production’s artistry on stage at Music Hall at Fair Park.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosts Wonderful Wednesdays. That’s a program for families that includes free admission and docent-led tours. Go now and the focus will be on the museum’s current exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg.”


thursdayThe 2018 International Folk Art Market returns to Arlington. The market’s mission is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who preserve folk art traditions. So plan to visit The Green at College Park to enjoy and purchase global artwork.

“Every Brilliant Thing” is a one-person show at Fort Worth’s Circle Theatre. It recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide and the things worth living for.


FridayThe Oak Cliff Film Festival is underway and tonight, Art&Seek Spotlight Artists Verdigris Ensemble performs the live score to a newly restored version of 1928’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” See it at the Texas Theatre.

The Sid Richardson Museum continues its mission to shine a light on the American West with their Movies at the Museum series. Visit the museum in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square tonight and catch a screening of the Ron Howard Western, “The Missing,” starring Cate Blanchett and Texas’ fav, Tommy Lee Jones.


Baptismal by Guinn Powell, driftwood framed oil on masonite.

Baptismal by Guinn Powell, driftwood framed oil on masonite.

On Saturday, Irving’s Bear Creek Heritage Center hosts a Juneteenth Celebration featuring gospel singing, funk music and an exhibition of paintings by Dallas artist Guinn Powell.

Sometimes, classical music can seem intimidating. Opera On Tap wants to change that perception. They’re taking the music out of the concert hall and bringing it to the people. Head to Lewisville Public Library to hear some of opera’s best-known pieces and little known-pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

On Sunday, the Denton art collective Spiderweb Salon hosts a sci-fi literary-themed event they’re calling SpiderCon. There’ll be performances, cosplay, poetry and more. Check it out at J&J’s Pizza.

Sunday’s the final day of the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Stop by the Texas Theatre in Dallas to see ‘Never Goin’ Back’ the critically acclaimed, debut film by writer/director Augustine Frizzell.


Let's PretendDenton mixed media artist Betsey Gravatt has an exploratory installation on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The pieces were produced using 3-D printing and laser cutting. See “Let’s Pretend” through June 28.

The People’s Art Collaborative takes on the topic of race and identity and if art can be the answer to the issues that impact our communities and world. Be part of the conversation at the East Regional Branch of the Fort Worth Public Library.


tuesdayPhotographer Paul Mobley is known for portraits of celebrities like Mike Tyson, but in the exhibition “American Farmer” he turns his lens on the country’s farmers. See the show at McKinney Performing Arts Center through August 11.

South Texan Roberto Benavidez has an exhibition of far-out sculptures inspired by creatures and characters from texts of Medieval Psalms. “Illuminated Piñata” will be on view at the Conduit Gallery through June 23.

For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.