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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks 12

First Starbucks rolled out their pumpkin flavor favorites and then local TV meteorologists announced that meteorological autumn is here. Well, you can’t get more official than that. Whether it feels like or not – fall is here! That means in addition to sipping your favorite latte and looking for those cooler breezes lots of groups and organizations are ready to thrill you with their autumn offerings. Here are just a few of those offerings for you to savor.


BD texas crossroadsToadies’ lead singer Vaden Todd Lewis and musician Sarah Jaffe team up with other local artists for the Texas Crossroads music series. Catch the quartet’s acoustic and intimate concert at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.

Tonight, Wycliffe Gordon opens the fall season of Sammons Jazz. The acclaimed trombone player will pay tribute to The Big Easy and native sons Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis at the concert at the Sammons Center in Dallas.


octoroon croppedIn Fort Worth, Stage West has a new production titled “An Octoroon.” The show grapples with racial nuances like skin tone and self-worth.

Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs spent several months meeting with the community to draft a cultural plan. Now they’re unveiling it. Head to the Dallas Public Library at Bachman Lake to hear their strategy.


fridayThe Guerrilla Girls are a feminist art collective who use facts, humor and visuals to expose gender and racial bias. Cydonia hosts a reception tonight at the Texas Theatre’s Safe Room Gallery for their exhibition “Battle Cry.” It’ll be on view through October 28.

The North Texas alt-country outfit, The Vandoliers, are playing the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. The band makes honky-tonk music that’ll make ya stomp yer feet.


weekend 300x457Saturday is a big day for the visual arts in North Texas. The Dallas Art Dealers Association is holding its Fall Gallery Walk and it’s the 40th anniversary of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association‘s annual Fall Gallery Night.

Artes de la Rosa is just one of the galleries participating in FWADA’s Fall Gallery Night. They’ll host Chicano artist Eric Villarreal’s show, “Chicano Avenue.” The artist explores the role street life influences our communities and his own work as a Chicano artist.

Head to SITE131 in the Design District to see mixed media artwork including, taxidermy and clay figures by Eric & Morgan Grasham.

On Sunday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra takes their show on the road with a performance at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. Concertmaster Nathan Olsen leads the DSO in works by J.S. Bach


"Luis" by Lupita Murillo Tinnen

“Luis” by Lupita Murillo Tinnen

Stop by the Art Gallery at Cedar Valley College for photographer Lupita Murillo Tinnen’s new show, “Portraits of Immigrants.” The photographs are presented as faces for the viewer to meet and engage with as equals, rather than as stereotypes of the job they might have, or the economic status they might represent.

Historic Fort Worth’s art show and sale, “Preservation is the Art of the City” is currently on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The three-week-long show features over 300 works by 63 local artists and sculptors. A portion of the sales will fund local conservancy efforts.


tignonArt&Seek Spotlight Artist Chesley Antoinette has a new exhibition called “Tignon.” The show explores the evolution of the head wrap from oppression to expression. See it at the South Dallas Cultural Center through Oct. 31.

Molly Dierks exhibition “Somewhere There Is An Island” explores commercialism’s effect on society. Head to Texas Wesleyan University’s Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio to see sculptures and drawings by Dierks.

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