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A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar


by Gila Espinoza 1 Jan 2020

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

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Now that 2019 is behind us and 2020 is ahead of us, it’s time to play catch up. That exhibition, play, or screening you’ve been wanting to go see is just about at the end of its run. Oh my! Start penciling in your brand new planner with one of these events from Art&Seek’s picks of the week.

Wednesday

Happy New Year!

Thursday

There is still time to see Holiday Art at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth. Work that has a holiday theme from nine different artists is on display at the Art Co-op through January 17.

“The Wild Party” presented by Junior Players opens at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. The play is based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem and follows two dysfunctional lovers who decide to throw a party in their Manhattan apartment.

Bold Lines: Works By Joseph Glasco continues at the Tyler Museum of Art. The exhibit explores how Glasco’s work has evolved from stylized representational forms to the abstract collage painting and sculpture he is best known.

Friday

The Modern Lights continues at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Go tonight and patrons can enjoy dinner at Cafe Modern with a view of the museum’s festive lighting celebrating the holiday season. Afterward, when you step outside you can get a glimpse of Pioneer Tower at the Will Rogers Complex. The 84-year old art deco building has been newly renovated with LED lights and now stands as a beacon for the Cultural District.

Disney fans and music fans of all ages will enjoy Disney FANATASIA presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Hear the orchestra perform a live soundtrack while memorable scenes from the Disney classics are projected on-screen at Bass Performance Hall.

And, get ready as Sam Jay brings her standup act to Dallas Comedy House. The comedian is a writer for Saturday Night Live and has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, MTV, and more.

Saturday/Sunday

In Greenville, the Texan Theater hosts musician Cary Morin on Saturday. The evening includes a multi-course dinner and a performance by the roots and blues artist.

Also on Saturday, head to the Granada Theater in Dallas to see David Bowie cover band, the Thin White Dukes.

“The Color Purple” makes its way to Bass Performance Hall for a one-night-only performance on Sunday, as part of their Broadway Specials Series. This powerful musical features a Grammy-winning score and won a Tony in 2016 for Best Musical Revival.

And in Garland, First United Methodist Church presents Back to Bach, a piano recital by Artist-in-Residence Dr. Eldred Marshall.

Monday

Start the new year off reading with The Wild Detectives Book Club. This month’s book is “In the Dream House” by award-winning author Carmen María Machadoa. The revolutionary memoir deals with domestic abuse.

Shen Yun 2020 makes its way to Fort Worth for two performances only. See the Chinese classical dance company tonight at Bass Performance Hall.

And, there’s still a couple more weeks to celebrate the season outdoors. Head to Children’s Health StarCenter in Farmers Branch for an evening of outdoor ice skating. It runs through January 17.

Tuesday

Tonight is absolutely your last chance to see Women: Art, Activism, and Attitude at the Gough Gallery located in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. The exhibit features work from students working on their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and closes on January 8th.

Adults who love to cook can take advantage of the monthly Cook the Book series at the South Garland branch of the Nicholson Memorial Library. Participants will prepare a meal from a pre-selected cookbook at home and bring it to be enjoyed in a buffet-style meal at the library. January’s theme is breakfast foods.

In Fort Worth, Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES continues at the Modern Art Museum. The exhibit is a 20-year survey of the artist’s work and examines her major multi-paneled drawings, signature works of graphite on paper, collages, and the animated film WE, THE MASSES, 2011.

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

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