Filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell tell us what to expect at the Shoe Confessional. Women can bare their soles this Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Dallas Museum of Art Late Nights event.
Last Saturday, December 3, 2011, was the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (The MAC) 16th Annual Blue Yule. The Blue Yule is The MAC’s yearly holiday party and fundraiser featuring original hand-crafted ornaments by artists. I’m keeping my fingers crosses that it was a success for them.
I’m hitting the road tomorrow for a handful of West Texas exhibit openings. I’ll be visiting The Grace Museum in Abilene and The Old Jail Art Center in Albany. On view will be works by Melissa Miller, Bob Stuth-Wade, Bill Kennedy, Eric Zimmerman and portraits by Modigliani, Warhol and Callot.
In April 2011, the Dallas Museum of Art announced that Bonnie Pitman would be stepping down from her post as the Museum’s Eugene McDermott Director this month due to health reasons. Ms. Pitman was gracious enough to grant Dallas Art News an interview to discuss the highlights of her tenure at the DMA.
The Bath House Cultural Center opened The Remaining Image and North Texas Road Trip, which includes printmaking and photographic works. Both exhibits are on view through April 9, 2011.
With Valentine’s Day coming this Monday, February 14, 2011, we have asked ourselves the big question. Where would be a good place to propose in a museum? The Dallas / Fort Worth area has numerous fine art museums, which would all make a memorable backdrop for any proposal. And some of them even have fine dining establishments. But for our tastes we prefer being with the art as much as possible.
Writer, producer and documentary filmmaker Todd Kent recently turned me on to his short YouTube.com video of Cadillac Ranch (1974) sponsor Stanley Marsh 3. Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation in Amarillo, Texas, consisting on ten Cadillac automobiles buried nose down with only the back half showing above ground. Mr. Kent’s seven minute video nicely documents Mr. Marsh’s ideology as an artist.
The 2010 State Fair of Texas is a little over a week old with less than two more weeks to go. It’s about time you bought a corny dog and checked out some art, specifically sculpture. Fair Park has been sprinkled with sculptures made of metal, mosaic tiles, bronze, wood and ceramic. The sculptures are mostly located all along the walk ways nearest the main entrance and lagoon.
In The Sixth Floor Museum on the seventh floor (used for special exhibits) the discussion of shots continued and the man responsible for those shots was on hand. No, not Lee Harvey Oswald, but Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Bob Jackson. Mr. Jackson took the famous shot of Jack Ruby shooting Mr. Oswald in the basement of the Dallas Police Station.
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to participate in a screen printing workshop at We Are 1976 (yes, that’s really their name). The workshop was run by two very knowledgeable printers, Mike Arreaga and Brian McCorquodale from Holding Pattern. If you have ever wanted to learn screen printing, like me, then I highly recommend signing-up for this workshop the next time it’s offered. Sign-up for their mailing list.
Last November I told you about my experience learning how to print drypoint with instructor Peter Ligon at Southern Methodist University (You Can’t Make Art without Getting Your Hands Dirty). This time I will impart my experience learning acid etching and aquatint. Etching and aquatint were once again taught by Peter Ligon at SMU. The only difference was the day of the week and a few of the regular students. I don’t think two sessions makes me a regular yet, but who knows.
Art. Camera. Action. And oh, by the way, your mail sounds like a box of rocks. Actually, it was a box of Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers with a really large theater ticket for the 2nd Annual Summer Film Nights at Samuel Lynne Galleries. So I can be bought. What else is new.
Time is running out to see Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. If iconic images from the 20th century are your cup of tea, then The Last Decade is sure to hit the spot. The exhibit, organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum [Laverne & Shirley], contains fifty works form the last decade of Andy Warhol’s [15 minutes of fame] life. We highly recommend visiting The Modern to see The Last Decade before it closes on Sunday, May 16, 2010 [Mother’s Day].
This Saturday, April 3, 2010, is the Museum Express Tour. A dozen brave art loving Texans were crazy enough to sign-up for the adventure of a life-time. We will be visiting eight Dallas / Fort Worth museum in one day via The T Services, Trinity Railway Express and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The museum we’ll see include the Amon Carter Museum, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Meadows Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Nasher Sculpture Center and The Women’s Museum.
This week Dallas Art News learned that Alyssa Gardina, Marketing Associate for The Women’s Museum, is leaving her post at the museum. We would like to take this moment and express our gratitude to Alyssa and to wish her well in future endeavors.