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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Therese Powell 25 Sep 2019

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

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In the mood to check out the latest and greatest in the North Texas art scene but wondering where to start?  You’re in luck! The Art&Seek team has been busily compiling these picks we think are worth checking out this week. Whether it’s a new play, a concert, or a gallery opening we’ve got you covered.

Wednesday

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

The Art Room gallery in Fort Worth showcases artists who challenge the ideas of realism in “Perceptive Sentiment.” The group show is on view through Sept. 28.

Fort Works Art has new work from Jay Wilkinson on view. His show “Honey Bee” features 30 graphite drawings of people from his life. It’s also on view through Sept. 28

Thursday

UNT’s month-long celebration of Indigenous languages continues today at the Stafford Gallery with Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds’ show “Speak Indian.” His text-based work includes large-scale drawings, acrylic paintings, works in glass, and address injustices and current views of Native American people.

Hear the Portland-based photographer Jim Lommasson speak about his exhibition “Stories of Survival” at Dallas’ new Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Tonight is the opening of Circle Theater’s “What We Were.” The drama centers around three sisters in an East Texas town with a dark family secret. See it on stage through Oct. 19.

Friday

Soul Rep Theatre rebrands its biennial new play festival in memory of the late and celebrated playwright and professor, Dr. Ted Shine. The inaugural Shine Play Festival will feature 10 new short plays written by local, national, and international playwrights around the theme “Black Men Illuminated.”

The Eisemann Center hosts Chamber Music International for a show they’re calling “Ghost Opera.” The show features selections from classical European folk music, and interpretations of works by American jazz legend Thelonius Monk played on a pipa —  sometimes called a Chinese lute.

Join Art&Seek for State of the Arts Fort Worth to learn more about the plan for public art in the city – and new works that are coming, including a high-tech video projection mapping piece on the newly restored Will Rogers Pioneer Tower. It’s hosted by Jerome Weeks and happens at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Saturday/Sunday

The photographer Gordon Parks made a name for himself documenting African-Americans during the 40s, 50s, and 60s. But he also made films. See two of Park’s documentaries on Saturday at the newly re-opened Amon Carter Museum of American Art. It coincides with their current “Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950” exhibition.

On Sunday, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image invites North Texans to drop off their photos and videos at Cinemark West in Plano for free digitization.  The items will be digitized in Austin and returned to the owners along with a digital copy of your materials.

Feel like catching a play this weekend? In Southlake, The Theatre of North Texas takes on the Pulitzer-winning dramedy “August: Osage County.

The Undermain Theatre premieres a sci-fi thriller called “Red Chariot.” It’s a play about time-travel and the downfall of civilization.

Monday

“The Phantom of the Opera” returns to Fort Worth to possess the stage at  Bass Performance Hall. Head there to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most celebrated work, part of the Broadway at the Bass series.

Fort Worth has a new movie house. The Grand Berry Theater continues it’s Monday Night movie series featuring indie flicks curated by the Lone Star Film Society. Tonight, they’re screening “Night Owls.”

SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ contemporary music ensemble, SYZYGY, performs at Caruth Auditorium. Tonight’s show is called “All of It” and features a grab bag of contemporary classical music.

Tuesday

For years, Texas teens have exchanged mums and garters during homecoming. Photographer Amy Schultz has documented the high school tradition and her work can be seen in the multi-media exhibition “MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition” at the Arlington Museum of Art.

The arts collective Art Tooth has work on view at the Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center. Go to the Northside gallery in Fort Worth to see work from six emerging artists in the exhibition “Threads.” The show ends this week.

The South Dallas Cultural Center shows ceramic sculptures. They’re part of a group show featuring Texas and Nigerian artists. Don’t miss the exhibition “Interchange.”

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

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