Posts Tagged ‘art’

Life Is a Journey

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So much of art history in the 20th century can be seen in the work of Romare Bearden. Born in Charlotte in 1911, the artist started out being influenced by Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco before...


Tenor David Portillo’s version of the classic “Ah! Mes amis” will knock your socks off.

Glory Denied, Daughter Roll

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works.
ANTHONY MARIANI and EDWARD BROWN
For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about a young orphan girl who is raised by a ragtag group of soldiers in The ...



James Lassen’s “Velvet Elvis Costello” is up for auction at VELVEASL.

VELVEASL Cheese

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Here’s an interesting fact about velvet paintings: Velvet comes from the Kashmir region of Asia, and the first paintings on black velvet were executed by Russian Orthodox priests depicting religious icons of the Caucasus regi...


Danville Chadbourne’s “The Tenacious Mystery of Divergence”

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Artspace 111
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Danville Chadbourne will be all over Artspace 111. As part of the Bryan native’s new solo show, his large ceramic sculptures will be on display on the grounds outside the gallery while his paintings will be exhibited inside. ...



Tom Hollenback’s “SPWP-SD3”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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The name of Tom Hollenback’s new solo show at William Campbell Contemporary Art is Mutabilis, Latin for “mutable,” a quality illustrated by the artist’s work here. One way he blurs the line between two-dimensional and t...


Sierra Velazquez' "Self-portrait" is one of nearly two dozen original velvet paintings by local artists that will be up for auction at Bill Campbell's in May.

VELVEASL!: Velvet Paintings for a Good Cause

ANTHONY MARIANI
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a velvet painting. You know that every time you walk into The Gold Standard, you’re eyein’ up that part of the bar where all of those kitschy matadors and poker-playing dogs –– and that ...



Benjamin Terry’s “The Crane”

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TCC Southeast Campus
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Benjamin Terry’s new show at TCC Southeast Campus is made up of paintings and drawings on wood panels. The artist seems to have moved away from figurative works, but he clearly hopes that viewers can still discern a story at ...


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

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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”

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Gallery 414
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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...


Students from Arlington High School and Bowie High School exhibit at the AMA.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 20 Arlington Museum of Art has spent this past month focusing on AISD Youth Art shows, devoting 10 days or so at a time to works by students from different local high schools. Today marks the beginning of the last of th...