Aaahh fall! Don’t you just love it? There’s a brisk chill in the air, brilliant changing leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. Of course, to us here at Art&Seek the best thing about fall is the cornucopia of arts-related events going on right now in our neck of the woods. To help you decide what you’re going to do check out our picks for this week!
Ann Tashi Slater tells stories about her Tibetan family that reveal insights into cultural legacy, individual and collective memory, and vanishing traditions. Hear them at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
See the artwork of six North Texas women with diverse backgrounds and styles in a show called”Modern Muses: Inspiring Creativity.” That’s at ArtCentre of Plano.
In Fort Worth at the Moudy Gallery at TCU, check out the hyper-realistic work of Richard Heipp. His pieces look like photos or computer images, but they’re paintings.
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico presents The Wonders of Mexico at the Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. The show highlights the variety of dance in the country, from African creole beats to Mariachi music to Spanish styles.
The Downtown Plano Wine and Art Walk begins today. This month’s theme is Dia de los Muertos.
The diary of Lucy Pier Stevens illuminates life in Austin County, Texas during the civil war. Vicki Tongate edited the diary and shares what life was like for Stephens in a talk called “Another Year Finds Me in Texas” at the Allen Public Library.
Vampires sweep into the MCL Grand in Lewisville this weekend. LakeCities Ballet Theatre opens “Le Ballet de Dracula.”
In the play “Villa,” three women must decide what to do with an infamous detention camp, a relic of Chile’s Pinochet government. Teatro Dallas gives the work by Guillermo Calderon its regional premiere at the Latino Cultural Center.
There’s also new theater this weekend in Gainesville, where the Butterfield Stage Players present Michal Fayn’s “Noises Off.” That’s a play-within-a-play that takes a hilarious look at the world of theater.
And in Wichita Falls, the Back Door Theatre gets gothic with “Frankenstein.”
Ballet North Texas opens its season with A Night on The Trinity. The program includes choreography reconstructed from 1846 and it lands in the present, with two world premieres. Check it out at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Browse the work of East Texas artists at the annual Edom Art Festival. This year’s festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
In Dallas, artists around White Rock Lake open their studios for their annual artist studio tour. Over fifty artists and four art centers are featured in this free, self-guided art tour.
Music lovers can head to Denton for The Industrial Street Pop Festival. It features tribute bands playing music from the 60s and 70s. That’s why the event’s nicknamed Geezerpalooza.
The seven artists showing at Eastfield College in Mesquite all have one thing in common: They studied art there. They return to their alma mater with their latest painting, sculpture, photography, and video for a show called “Making It.“
The Dallas printing company Metropolitan Press has a gallery called ArtSpace. On display are Nicola Brady’s pen and ink drawings, inspired by memories of her family’s time in the Air Force. See “Roots and Wings.”
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History blasts off into space with Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept. The exhibit commemorates the milestone anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
At the Irving Art Association, photographers play with scale in landscapes and beyond. See Small to Big and Big to Small through October 25.
Artist Robyn O’Neil has a retrospective up at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Hear her talk about her fascination with the sky, clouds and storms in a conversation with Tyler Green, host of the podcast “Modern Art Notes.“
Musicians from around North Texas come together to play jazz classics with Jim Milan’s Bucket List Jazz Band. Check them out at Shipping and Receiving in Fort Worth.
A casual road trip for photographers Morgan Page and Dustin Rice turned into a project to show what’s left behind in abandoned Texas towns. See “Bones of Texas” at Dallas Central Library.
For more on these and other events, explore the Art&Seek calendar.
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