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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- African and African American women have worn headwraps for hundreds of years. Some wear them for religious or cultural purposes, others for fashion. Chesley Antoinette – a wearable art designer – is working to educate North Texans about the garb’s transition from a statement of oppression to statement of power.
- Dallas’ third annual Soluna Festival, currently underway in the Arts District, has major performances planned by the Dallas Symphony, Texas Ballet Theater and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks spotted two smaller works that might get overlooked – but they signal an opportunity, a purpose.
- A new documentary about artist Chris Burden opened this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. ‘The Big Screen’ team talked about his significance with a curator from the Dallas Museum of Art.
- Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Bjork are just a few of the artists who have worn Iris van Herpen’s futuristic designs. Her bold concepts are often art themselves, which is why the 32-year-old designer from the Netherlands has a new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. KERA’s Jessica Diaz-Hurtado reports on van Herpen’s use of 3-D technology and new fabrics to create work at the intersection of fashion, technology and science.
What You’ve Got To Know
- Premiere Video on Mockingbird Lane – the place to go to for lovers of foreign films, rare classics, premiere cable shows and even, yes, mainstream Hollywood popcorn epics — is shutting down. (D Magazine)
- Take listen to Art&Seek’s 2010 profile of the legendary video store here.
- The Fort Worth Symphony has announced that Amy Adkins, president and CEO of the FWSO for six years, is becoming president of the All Saints Health Foundation. She is stepping down from the symphony in July. (Art&Seek)
- Fort Worth native and Art&Seek Spotlight Artist Sedrick Huckaby has been selected as the State Two-Dimensional Artist. (Glasstire)
- Take a peek into Huckaby’s artistic process with Art&Seek’s video profile produced by Dane Walters.
- Despite the seemingly endless construction of new high-rises throughout downtown, Dallas has long been associated with wide-open space. So it’s fitting that a new arts incubator would take on the name Open Space. (Dallas Observer)
- Here’s what’s new at the Cliburn Piano Competition — and what it means. (Dallas Morning News)
- You can buy actor Jason Lee’s photos from a Dallas art gallery. (GuideLive)
What We’re Reading
- Growing up with violence, Dallas artist wants to inspire kids to persevere (Dallas Morning News)
- How Galleries Support Their Artists (Artsy)
- Review: For Africans in America, a Temporary Stay Becomes a New Life (New York Times)
- Deep Ellum Lit Hop Borrows the Concept of a Bar Crawl and Applies It to Readings (Dallas Observer)
- At Theatre Arlington, Legally Blonde: The Musical is deliciously daffy and filled with spunky performances. (Theatre Jones)
- Builders Share 2017’s Top Trends (D Magazine)
What We’re Listening To
- From The Big Top Into The Big World: A Ringling Ringmaster’s Final Bow (NPR)
- Scientists Can’t Fully Explain These Strange Floating Lights in Texas (Motherboard)
- Cinestate Drops Its First Audio Story (D Magazine)
- Daniel Hart Talks The Sound Of S-Town. (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- Final cut: films condensed into a single frame – in pictures. (The Guardian)
- This Artist Is Making Ceramics to Honor People of Color, from Obama to Biggie (Artsy)
- UT grad creates ‘Texas modern’ house design that doesn’t need paint, shingles or electricity (Dallas Morning News)
- Medicine Man Revival – “You Are Safe” – KXT Live Sessions
- Watch Alabama Shakes Travel Back In Time With Cover Of ‘Killer Diller’ on PBS’ “American Epic” and watch the full episode on KERA TV.
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The Encore is written and compiled by Arts Reporter/Digital Editor and Calendar Wizard, Hady Mawajdeh. If you have feedback or questions, please email email@example.com.