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

by Gila Espinoza 3 Oct 2018 1:00 AM

Mark your calendars. There are some great Art&Seek picks for the coming week.


Trying to decide what to do this week? The Art&Seek calendar regularly posts close to 1,000 events online. There’s a category for arts, books, dance, music, museums, theater, and Radio-TV-Film. Whether you’re looking for something new and daring to do or something familiar and comfy you can find it here. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.


Sara Ellis Cardona, “Antebellum,” 2018

Artist Sara Cardona pays homage to film, Dadaism, and collage.  See the exhibition “Southern Gothic,” at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.

“Shape-Shifter: Drawing from Observation” is a group show featuring artists who draw what they see on its head. View the works at the University of Dallas’ Haggerty Gallery in Irving.


Salvador Dalí, “The Accommodations of Desire,” 1929

SMU’s Meadows Museum is exhibiting tiny works by Salvador Dalí. See the show and hear about his fascination with all things tiny, literally and metaphysically, at a lecture tonight.

In Fort Worth, The Modern hosts the 20th Anniversary of the Q Cinema Film Festival. This three-day fest provides a voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons through programming that reflects our diverse community.


Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth is performing an old-fashioned radio drama with the actors creating the sound effects. The funny murder mystery by Tom Stoppard is called “Artist Descending a Staircase.

The Artists Enclave of Denton takes on the mother-daughter drama, “Iron.” See the intense psychological drama at The Black Box Theatre.


Watercolor by Stephen Zhang

On Saturday, Irving’s Plymouth Park United Methodist Church hosts the choral group Verdigris Ensemble. They’ll be performing “Lenny, Lenny, Lenny!” a semi-staged concert built around personal letters written by composer Leonard Bernstein.

Also on Saturday, The Dallas Opera’s new production, “The Bremen Town Musicians,” opens at the Winspear.  The family-friendly show is an operatic version of a classic Brothers Grimm fairytale.

On Sunday, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra opens its 57th season with German music from the Romantic Era at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. The Orchestra will be joined by the gifted young violinist Paul Huang for the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch.

Stop by Burnett Park in downtown Fort Worth for the immersive art installation called “Loop.” The retro-futuristic work is basically a spinning toy that creates an optical illusion. You sit inside the giant wheel with a friend and pump the lever together to activate images inspired by 12 different childhood fairy tales.


Photo: Eva Lépiz

In Sherman, the Forster Art Complex at Austin College has photos by artist Eva Lépiz. The exhibit of documentary photographs examines the history and cultural diversity of Mesoamerica. “Sincretismos de Mesoamerica” is on display Oct. 19.

In Denton, the conductor of UNT’s Green Brigade Marching Band, Nicholas Williams, leads the University Brass Band in a performance at Winspear Performance Hall.


Photo: Laurie Simmons, “Pushing Lipstick” 1979

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Work is set to open a retrospective of photographer Laurie Simmons. Hear her speak about her career at tonight’s Tuesday Lecture Series.

Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks hosts State of the Arts tonight at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton. This arts mixer will feature a panel discussion about the city’s growing and thriving arts scene. Learn about new spaces, connect with new faces and explore emerging trends.

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