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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Gila Espinoza 21 Aug 2019

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

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With so many happenings going on in the North Texas area, it’s sometimes hard to decide what to do. Well, the Art&Seek calendar is here to help you suss through the bounty of options. Here are but a few events you might want to consider.

Wednesday

In Fort Worth, Art Room Gallery hosts a group show that challenges our views of realism. Don’t miss “Perceptive Sentiment.

Dallas photographer Ashley Whitt explores memory in the exhibition “Mind Loop.” The show features photos, videos, and sculpture. See it in Farmers Branch at Brookhaven College.

And time’s running out to see “Diez Latinas: A Common Thread” at the Latino Cultural Center. That exhibition showcases female artists over 40-years-old.

Thursday

“Made in America: A Portrait of a City” is a new series of paintings by artist Riley Holloway. The works examine Dallas’ Black neighborhoods and history with portraits and audio interviews. The interactive show opens tonight at the African American Museum of Dallas. Be sure to bring your headphones!

In Fort Worth, Jubilee Theatre also explores the African American experience. You only have one week to see “Sistas: The Musical.” It’s an electric history of black woman empowerment through song.

Author Dave Lieber will be at the Allen Public Library tonight. He’ll be discussing his biography “AMON! The Ultimate Texan: The Amon Carter Story.” A play based on the book will play in Fort Worth later next month.

Friday

Cara Mia Theater’s Latinidades: Festival of Solo Shows continues this weekend with performances of “Your Healing is Killing Me.” That’s a play about healthcare for queer Latin women. See it at Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center.

In Fort Worth, Hip Pocket Theatre stages an old fashion radio drama “Baby Snooks and Daddy.” It’s based on the actual audio from the Fanny Brice radio program from radio’s golden era.

Also, members of the Fort Worth Art Collective pay tribute to folks battling HIV and AIDS in the show “Red.” You can see the conceptual exhibition at the Arlington Museum of Art.

Saturday/Sunday

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s newest exhibition “Safe Place” explores the politicization of the black feminine body and identity. Hear the artist behind the work, Ari Brielle, speak about her experiences on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, hear The Peterson Brothers perform at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. The Austin duo has been dubbed “the new generation of Texas blues music.”

On Sunday, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture hosts the conversation “The Border: Epicenter of Our Homelands.” Author Alfredo Corchado and The Dallas Morning News’ Tom Huang discuss life on the Mexico-U.S. border.

Plano’s Art Centre Theatre presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Don’t miss this retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The comedy features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

Monday

EarthxFilm hosts a free screening of the 2019 documentary “Kifaru.” It’s about two Kenyans who’ve sworn to protect the last male northern white rhino in the world. See it tonight at Dallas’ Magnolia Theatre.

“Common Knowledge” is a brand new exhibition on view at Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works. The show features 2D works from 16 regionally-based artists and it’s on display through Sept. 15.

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas has more than 55 floral paintings on view from six artists of the Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas.  See the exhibition “Six Ways” through Sept. 13.

Tuesday

In Cedar Hill, the Sly Cat Gallery explores the theme of clichés in their summer open call show. See paintings celebrating the notion there are no new ideas through Sept. 28.

In Claude Monet’s last years, the artist experimented with different painting styles. The results were works that showcased his famous garden. See them up close at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Ro2 Arts at the Magnolia Theatre hosts a solo exhibition featuring work by the Dallas artist Elizabeth Hill. See her show “Square Peg // Round Hole” through Oct. 7.

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

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