Ah, spring is in the air. Make the most of our lovely temperate weather and get out this week. And if the weather doesn’t cooperate there are always indoor events you can turn to. You can check them all out here on the Art&Seek calendar. Here are just a few ideas on how you can spend your time this beautiful spring week.
Art&Seek Spotlight artists Marcela Reyes and Devon Nowlin are two of the 77 female identifying artists participating in the Vignette Art Fair. The show features curated selection featuring 2D, 3D, and new media artworks, performances, installations, and more. See it out at the Women’s Building at Fair Park.
Thin Line Fest kicks off tonight. The 5-day, documentary film, live music, and photography festival happens in various venues around Denton. Catch world-class international documentary films at the Campus Theatre and Denton’s Movie Tavern.
In Richardson, the Eisemann Center presents an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor, and silliness of being female. See “Girls Only” through April 14.
The Wild Detectives hosts former Dallas Cowboy and author Martellus Bennett. The former Super Bowl champion will discuss his upcoming children’s book “Dear Black Boy” and his mission to change the conversation about black boys in America.
Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth has an installation by St. Louis artist Martin Brief that explores the idea of hope. His work is on view in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio through May 8.
The 13th Annual Dallas International Film Festival is underway around at venues like the Magnolia Theater, Studio Movie Grill, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Stop by the Magnolia Theatre tonight to see the documentary “J.R. Bob Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius.”
Sculptor and installation artist Teresa Larrabee will teach a sculpture workshop at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton. The workshop is open to all skills level so don’t be afraid to check it out on Saturday.
New York artist Tony Matelli is known for his astonishingly realistic sculptures. Familiar with the eerily lifelike “Sleepwalker” piece? Yeah, him. Hear Matelli speak about his technique also going on on Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
On Sunday, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum kicks off its film spring series. The first screening is tied to their exhibition of Bernardo Bellotto’s landscape paintings. To give more context to the Italian painter, Exhibition on Screen will feature the documentary “Canaletto and the Art of Venice.” (2017, 87 min.)
Throughout the weekend and into May, you can see drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Los Angeles–based artist Analia Saban. See Focus at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
“Anthracite Fields” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composition about the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal Region, written by composer Julia Wolfe. It’s being performed tonight by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Moody Performance Hall, as part of the 2019 SOLUNA Festival.
The Art Galleries at TCU host the opening reception of the group show Inventory. The exhibition at the Moudy Gallery, features digital media, photographs, prints, paintings, and sculptures by graduating BFA candidates.
The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum located on the second floor of St. Ann’s School Building is the only museum outside of Japan to focus on the art of samurai. Check out these centuries-spanning masterpieces in the Samurai Collection during the museum’s Late Night Tuesday series.
The Irving Arts Center has an art workshop crafted for and dedicated to people with dementia-related illnesses and their caregivers. For this quarter’s Memories in the Making Program, there’ll be a painting workshop led by trained facilitators from the sponsoring Alzheimer’s Association.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.