Arts

Revolutionary Ballet

Leonard Eureka
It takes guts for a small company like Metropolitan Classical Ballet to try to mount a convincing production of a Soviet-era blockbuster like Spartacus, but the group met the challenge earlier this week in Bass Performance Hall.


Still Stormy?

Leonard Eureka
Texas Ballet Theater may be down financially, but it isn’t out artistically. Last weekend’s performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Stormy Weather at Bass Performance Hall showed the group to be in better shape t...



Back Again, At Last

JEFF PRINCE
Bror Utter, Cynthia Brants, and Kelly Fearing are among the Fort Worth artists usually mentioned first when discussing the city’s early ventures into Modernism. Their reputations and accolades continued throughout their c...


The Enemy Within

ANTHONY MARIANI
Standing – quaking, actually – in front of Kara Walker’s stark silhouettes of exaggerated racial stereotypes and loaded racist imagery from the antebellum South is like being trapped in a nightmare. Scrawny Ma...



Trapped in the ’Net

Jimmy Fowler
Most theater artists think that audiences for serious live drama are graying, dwindling, and not being replenished with young ticket-buyers. The latter’s attention span, the old saw goes, has been impaired by the non-dema...


Big Shoe

Leonard Eureka
It was touch and go for a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally came up with enough money to open its season last week, and the audience at the Majestic Theater in Dallas approved enthusiastically.



Arts Notes

JEFF PRINCE
Being born a sharecropper’s son in 1915 on the outskirts of Fort Worth isn’t the background you might expect from someone who’d eventually be recognized as a pioneering artist. But David Brownlow rose above hi...


Hot Topic

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Like the poor saps in China who signed up to “protest” the Olympics – they basically got in line to go to jail – about 20 folks stepped up to the plates at the Will Rogers Exhibit Hall last Saturday for ...



Art Notes

ANTHONY MARIANI
Carved from a piece of red sandstone that was part of Fort Worth’s first public library, sculptor Evaline Sellors’ “Head of Eve” is the centerpiece of Cultural Cornerstones: The Sculpture of Gene Owens a...


The Art of Politics

Gallery
      It hasn’t escaped the notice of our local artists that there’s an election season fast approaching. The Gallery Night show at Artspace 111 features Ed Blackburn’s depictions of current events. This sh...