If you are planning to addend the Dallas Museum of Art free summer concert, then take a few words of advice form a seasoned attendee. Okay, we only went last year, but there is a good chance we know what we’re talking about. Besides, we have lived in Dallas for several decades. That has to account for something.
On Saturday, November 20, 2010, Secret Service Agents Jerry Blaine and Clint Hill will be at The Sixth Floor Museum for a discussion of their new book, THE KENNEDY DETAIL: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence (Gallery Books, $28), and for a little Q&A session. If the magnitude of that statement hasn’t sunk in yet, then let me explain. These men were more than just government agents on duty during the Kennedy Presidency. Secret Service Agents Blaine and Hill were in Dallas on November 22, 1963, when our president was assassinated.
Last night I went with a friend to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) Late Night Concert featuring Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale. The music was great and the venue was perfect. My hat is off to the DMA for putting on such a wonderful event.
As a reader, follower and / or friend of Dallas Art News, we would like to enlist your help. Dallas Art News is expanding our list of museums to include more venues in and around Texas. For each museum listed we would like to have an original photograph of the museum. Your assignment is to photograph your local museum and send it to Dallas Art News.
You missed a quaint pinhole photography lesson in the Tech Lab at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. How do I know? Because I was there with a very small handful of people. You should have come to the meet-up. The weather held and the photographs looked great.
Instant Gratification: A Celebration of Polaroid exhibits forty photographs by Nancy L. Stockdale, photographer and Assistant Professor or Middle Eastern History at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instant Gratification opens a the Union Gallery located on the third level of the University Union building on the UNT campus. The exhibit opens Monday, June 30, and runs through July 23, 2009. Artist reception is Monday, June 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, the 14th Street Gallery in Plano, Texas, is holding a reception for Viewing the World Through a Toy Camera by Chip VanPelt and Backroads by Joe Ing. Mr. VanPelt is exhibiting photographs from his travels in Europe and around Texas. Mr. Ing is displaying photographs of country scenes from rural America. Both exhibits are well worth a visit to the 14th Street Gallery.
Viewing the World Through a Toy Camera by Chip VanPelt and Backroads by Joe Ing will have a opening reception from 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the 14th Street Gallery in Plano, Texas. Mr. VanPelt, an advertising business owner in Garland, has documented some of his travels with his Holga camera. Mr. Ing, a friend of Mr. VanPelt, will also exhibit some of his travels.
I have seen Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance at the Dallas Museum of Art and I liked it. I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Doherty this week and listen to his explanation of the art. The artist would like you, the viewer, to see the show without any preconceptions about the subject matter, but I think that would take away the true appreciation for the art.
The State Fair of Texas doesn’t begin until September 25, but now is the time for artists to start thinking about the fair’s creative arts contests and competitions for 2009. Registration by mail closes July 31, 2009.
Mr. Holga recommends seeing Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision only if you are into experimental photography. If not, then I recommend visiting the Amon Cater Museum anyway for the Remingtons and Russells, but do stop by the Crane exhibit.
The Amon Carter Museum has a stellar photography exhibit, Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision. It ends May 10,2009, so I highly recommend you visit the Amon Carter today. I plan to attend this weekend.