This Fort Worth multimedia artist is enjoying solving the “problem” of art.
Jay Wilkinson’s first works of art were inspired by comics but not in a Roy Lichtenstein kind of way. “I was dyslexic,” Wilkinson said, “so my mom gave me comics. Books were overwhelming. Comic books were cool because I...
The first family of Fort Worth has an eye for (sometimes experimental) detail.
Laurie Barker James
Laurie Barker James
Recent exhibits at the Kimbell Art Museum have included works from the Musée d’Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections around the country. The Kimbell’s latest hails from closer to home. Much closer....
This unique chamber quartet may be outgrowing its humble origins.
Casting aside conventional thinking has been the Hall Ensemble’s unofficial mantra since forming seven years ago. In an artform steeped in centuries of tradition, the chamber quartet has intentionally avoided concert halls, c...
Among the arts center’s overheated paintings and overthought conceptual pieces are some diamonds.
Fort Worth Community Arts Center wants to get you in the mood. And then shove you face-first into a cold shower. Certainly in honor of the month in which Valentine’s Day falls, three exhibits –– the group shows The Art of...
Though billed as an epic, Texas Ballet Theater’s latest was really an intimate drama.
Most people may know The Merry Widow as a Franz Lehar operetta sung on stage and screen. The engaging melodies have pleased countless audiences since its 1905 premiere. Fewer know it as a ballet, adapted and choreographed by Ro...
Fort Worth Opera prepares for its festival by discussing its most harrowing production yet.
Dog Days isn’t your typical opera. No unrequited love, no redemption, no slapstick humor, and the main character doesn’t sing a single line. But this new work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek wasn’t...
Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, and several other revolutionary painters come to life at the Kimbell.
We just can’t shake him. On billboards, on buses, in publications like this one –– it seems that wherever we look, there’s Vincent van Gogh staring back at us. The legendary Dutch artist’s 1887 self-portrait, its vibr...
Developing a unique and masterful voice is among the highest artistic achievements for any musician. In the light instrumentation of chamber music, though, the individual personalities of the musicians must be balanced against ...
Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko returns but not with an orchestra.
With his gold medal triumph at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition one year behind him, Vadym Kholodenko has a concert schedule that reads like a classical pianist’s wish list. This month alone he is performi...
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Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...