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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Gila Espinoza 4 Sep 2019

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

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It may not feel like it but the fall arts season is in full swing. The visual arts scene, in particular, is having a very busy week with the FWADA Fall Gallery Night in Fort Worth and the DADA Fall Gallery Walk in Dallas. But don’t limit yourself to just those two happenings. There are lots of other arts and cultural events happening throughout North Texas. Take a look below for a snapshot of events from your Art&Seek calendar.

Wednesday

The Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station hosts the screening of films that made it across the finish line at this year’s 24 Hour Video Race. All the films had to include a specified theme, prop, and line of dialogue, and all were shot, edited and scored in 24 hours. The annual race is presented by the Video Association of Dallas.

The Texas International Pop Festival brought musicians like Janis Joplin to Lewisville in 1969. Learn about the fest at an exhibition at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville.

In Richardson, the SP/N Gallery at UT Dallas spotlights contemporary photography. See the group art show “Reflections, Projections, Collections: The Landscape in Review.”

Thursday

KERA’s Krys Boyd talks with writer and producer, Dayton Duncan, and producer, Julie Dunfey, of the new PBS docuseries “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns.” You can see selected clips from the series and hear the lively discussion at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.

In Fort Worth, the Moudy Gallery at TCU host the opening reception of Kalee Appleton’s photography exhibition “A Number of Grand Gestures.

Author/journalist Jason Fagone heads to the Keller Public Library to discuss his latest book “The Woman Who Smashed Codes.” Go there to learn about Elizebeth Smith, a real-life Wonder Woman spy, who helped invent the modern science of cryptology.

Friday

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brings classic rock’s biggest hits to the stage at Bass Performance Hall. You only have this weekend to catch  The Vinyl Years.

Leave everything you know about Peter Pan at the door. Now get ready for a funny new spin on ‘The Boy Who Never Grew Up‘ in “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Catch the show at Plano’s North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre.

In Dallas, Texas Ballet Theater stages Ben Stevenson’s  “The Sleeping Beauty.” That’s on throughout the weekend at the Winspear Opera House.

Saturday/Sunday

Saturday is Fort Worth’s Fall Gallery Night. Two spots you’ll want to check out are Fort Works Art, which has KAWS-inspired works by Brooklyn’s Eric Inkala, and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The Arts Center hosts receptions for several new exhibitions.

Saturday is a big day for the visual arts in Dallas, as well. The Dallas Art Dealers Association is holding its annual Fall Gallery Walk.

Also on Saturday, don’t miss “Celestial Celebration” at the Eisemann Center. The multimedia performance combines video artwork created by faculty and students from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at UT Dallas and classical music from the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout the weekend, don’t miss “Morphoses” at Moody Performance Hall. The show features a mixed repertoire program of three ballets by Avant Chamber Ballet.

This weekend is one of your last chances to see Keith Haring. The Arlington Museum of Art has 50 pieces on view in the exhibition “Against All Odds.”

Monday

The Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library at SMU has an exhibition that digs into the history of TIME Magazine and reflects on the demise of fact-checking in the media. See “Elizabeth Moran: Against the Best Possible Sources.”

The University of North Texas in Denton kicks off a series of panels and lectures about indigenous languages this evening. Head to the Student Union to hear Daryl Baldwin, a winner of the MacArthur “genius grant,”  discuss cultural preservation.

In Mesquite, the Main Branch Public Library hosts an event coloring event for grown-ups. So grab your color pencils and markers, and get ready to tap into your creative side.

Tuesday

The Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center in Fort Worth has a group show curated by the arts collective Art Tooth on view. “Threads” explores the literal and figurative meaning of the term with pieces that utilize fabric or representation of fabric. The exhibition also references “threads” as a connection between people.

Wendi Ruth Valladares uses her artwork to explore her childhood memories and Chicano culture. Stop by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center to see her drawings, prints, and sculptural works in the exhibit “Un Medley de Memorias.”

In Sherman, the Ideation Station hosts a six-week writer’s workshop led by the folks at the Ghost Town Arts Collective. Go there tonight for help telling your story.

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

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