Arts
Pine: “You can’t be a diva.” Courtesy MYphotographyNYC

An Opera Star in Cowtown

Ava Pine is building a national career, but she keeps coming back to Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
The juxtaposition is striking: Ava Pine is building her career largely on 19th-century music, but she’s doing it with 21st-century tools. Two years after Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra, on which she sang the female lead, was nom...


GALLERY

Gallery

ardent
In addition to its Paper + Wood exhibit, Denton’s Center for the Visual Arts is also holding an exhibit of works from its permanent collection, with an emphasis on some recently donated pieces by the late printmaker Susan Med...



Cristina de Castro’s Profuso Encanto y Sonido

Gallery

Cristina de Castro’s “Profuso Encanto y Sonido
GALLERY
The nation of Colombia declared its independence in July 1810, and to mark the occasion, the Colombian Association of the Metroplex is holding four shows across North Texas. One of them is in Fort Worth’s Milan Gallery, featu...


“Home to Ithaca,” a collage, depicts Odysseus at the bow of his ship, returning home in triumph.

An American Odyssey

The Romare Bearden exhibit at the Carter adapts the Homerian epic to trace the journey of black Americans.
EDWARD BROWN
Ancient Greek literature and modern American art seldom collide, let alone appear in the same museum exhibit. Seeing both through an African-American lens is an even rarer event, but such a mashup is now on display at the Amon ...



books(prohibition)7-24

The Booze Book

Bootleggers, bathtub gin, and blind tigers form the heart of new volume on Prohibition in North Texas.
EDWARD BROWN
Book lovers know the dilemma: Should their next selection be educational or entertaining? With Rita Cook and Jeffrey Yarbrough’s new tome, they don’t have to choose. In the pages of Prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth: Bli...


Luke Longacre, Brandon J. Murphy, and Scott Zenreich are an unholy yet hilarious trio in Amphibian’s current production.

All the Word’s a Stage

Amphibian opens The Good Book to a lighthearted interpretation.
JIMMY FOWLER
One of the performers in Amphibian Stage Productions’ raucous, oddly endearing production of the comic revue The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) offers this jokey prayer: “May we be hysterical but not heretical....



Director Bosquez: “I’d always considered one [of the characters] to be an angel with clipped wings and another one to be undead like Nosferatu.”

Godot Awaits

Rob Bosquez helms Drag Strip Courage’s production of the classic oddity at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
Samuell Beckett’s 1953 tragicomedy Waiting for Godot is one of those avant-garde plays that everyone’s heard of but most people haven’t actually seen. It has a reputation for being remote, intellectual, and difficult to u...


Anastasia Gabriel’s “The Passage of Memory”

Gallery

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
GALLERY
Some of the exhibits at Fort Worth Community Arts Center have been up since last week, but their opening receptions have been held until 6pm this Friday so that all the shows can be unveiled at once. These include mixed-media w...



Delaney Smith’s “Battlefield”

Gallery

Center for Visual Arts
GALLERY
Cellulose takes center stage at Denton’s Center for Visual Arts. Paper + Wood is a collaboration of wood sculptor Delaney Smith, who makes books that viewers are encouraged to mutilate, and Shelley Scott. The opening receptio...


The dancing was first-rate during Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program.

Soldiering On

Despite some setbacks, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer concert was a blast.
LEONARD EUREKA
During its four-day annual outdoor concert last weekend, Ballet Concerto had to fight through two major setbacks. Usually the company has to worry about only the weather. Too hot, too wet. But this year during set-up week, vand...