Arts
Though stand-up comedy and live music are incorporated into the Kittens’ revue, the real stars are the women themselves.

Meow Mix

There’s more to The Velvet Kittens than just burlesque.
JIMMY FOWLER
At venues across North Texas, the theatrical dance ensemble known as The Velvet Kittens perform variety shows inspired by the classic styles of vaudeville, cabaret, and burlesque. But first-time audience members thinking about ...


Christopher Wallace’s “Grooming Part 1”

Gallery

Gallery 414
GALLERY
The concept of Gallery 414’s show is right there in the title: Six printmakers have made works in other media for this exhibit. This is the first show at Gallery 414 since the place temporarily closed due to street constructi...



Joe Melgoza's winning 2013 Visionary Brew label. Photo by Lacie Lovelace.

Visionary Awards Party and Rahr

ANTHONY MARIANI
About 100 people came out last Thursday to Artspace 111 for our Third Annual Visionary Awards to celebrate our 2013 class of Visionary Artists –– multimedia artist and curator Lauren Cross, painter James Lassen, and actor/f...


crowd

St. Patrick’s Day Madness in Pictures

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to local photographer Matt Martin for these great pics. And reports indicate that nearly $4,000 was raised for BrothersKeepers, a nonprofit for wounded U.S. veterans that gave away a Harley to some lucky winner. Thanks t...



Allie Pohl’s “Untitled”

Gallery

UNT on the Square
GALLERY
The cultural and artistic history of Iran is not only rich but also unique, owing to the country’s origins as a non-Arab, non-Muslim society. Despite an oppressive government and continued political upheavals, it continues to...


Visionary Awards

Rahr Visionary Brew Label Finalists Announced

ANTHONY MARIANI
As part of our annual Visionary Awards, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company crafts a special brew for us. Since the awards are all about celebrating the arts, we hold an open contest to design the label. Below are the names of this...



Kim Cadmus Owens’ “Smoke and Mirrors: Coming and Going”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
The Gallery at UTA gives us striking works by two Dallas artists this month. Allison V. Smith’s photographs of life in rural Texas are juxtaposed with Kim Cadmus Owens’ paintings that take an abstracted view of the state’...


Devon Nowlin’s “Swimmers Submerged” is emblematic of her affinity for life’s peripheries.

It Figures

By being Fort Worthy, your town of cow seems pretty progressive.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth is pretty lucky. We don’t have to deal with all of that art-world drama and hand-wringing over “good” versus “bad” art or, more specifically, “genuine” versus “commercial” art.” We’re not saying...



Visionary Awards

Design a Rahr Beer Label

ANTHONY MARIANI
In anticipation of our Third Annual Visionary Awards, to be awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special beer for us, the Visionary ...


Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

The tall, skinny Texan leaves an indelible mark on local culture.
LEONARD EUREKA
Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition is named, and major arts patroness Nancy Lee Bass, whose name, along with that o...