Happy Tuesday! Thanks for checking out Art&Seek’s weekly look back at the biggest and most important stories in the North Texas arts scene. If you or your friends want to know more about what’s happening in the North Texas arts world, check out our weekly newsletter. Click here to sign up.
A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Texans contributed some of the best music produced and released in 2017. From country to R&B to jazz, Texas musicians made an impact that resonated worldwide. Music journalist and commentator David Okamoto says these artists include an indie-rock visionary, a jazz virtuoso, and an El Paso prodigy who has reinvented R&B crooning as a vehicle for teenage angst.
- Agree with everything. That’s the first rule of improv. Someone says ‘the sky is purple?’ Sure. ‘Aliens are invading?’ Why not?! Whatever comes your way, you roll with it. Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez learned this lesson first hand. And along the way, he learned how this skill could help dementia patients and their caregivers.
- Every week, we here at Art&Seek highlight the personal journey of a North Texas creative. Recently, Anne Bothwell asked me and Jerome Weeks to reflect on who we talked to – and what we learned – this year in the Artist Spotlight.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017 (New York Times)
- Texan of the Year finalist: Jonathan Palant took the Dallas Street Choir to Carnegie Hall (Dallas Morning News)
- Celebrating More Than 30 Years Of The James Beard Foundation (NPR)
- Catching A Glimpse Of Art In Dallas, Circa 2018 (D Magazine)
What We’re Reading
- 30 Must-Read (Or Must-Revisit) NPR Music Articles From 2017 (NPR Music)
- 12 Surprising Reasons to Be Grateful for the Arts in 2017 (New York Times)
- Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007 at Conduit Gallery (Arts+Culture)
- The Death Of Music Criticism In Dallas (Central Track)
- Zines Had It Right All Along (Nieman Journalism Lab)
What We’re Listening To
- Dallas’ Top 100 Local Songs Of 2017 (Central Track)
- “Alive and Well” – Goodnight Ned
- “2017 [EP]” – Kyoto Lo-Fi
- A Dad, A Daughter And Rewriting Representation (KERA’s Think with Krys Boyd)
What We’re Looking At
- The Big Screen: 2018 Preview (Art&Seek)
- This is us: A Year In The Life Of Oak Cliff (Oak Cliff Advocate)
- Dallas 2017: Places I’ve Been, People I’ve Seen, Parties I’ve Shot. (Karlo X. Ramos)
Photo Of The Week