Making merry

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

Gay artist Kevin Kloppenburg turns paper into hand-crafted art — especially for the holidays SCOTT HUFFMAN Contributing Writer For most, the Yuletide season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. For out artist Kevin Kloppenburg, however, every day is Christmas. Throughout the year, his Springfield, Mo., home is filled with baskets of handcrafted cast-paper Santa […]


Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Several recent exhibitions, planned before the appointment of Agustin Arteaga, are currently on display. Among them: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, pictured right. The pharoahs’ fascination with felines is explores in the statuary they created to honor cats of all kinds. Culled from holdings from the Brooklyn Museum. Through Jan. 7. Shaken, Stirred, Styled: […]

You can’t spell Arteaga without ‘art’

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

The Dallas Museum of Art tapped out art historian Agustin Arteaga as its new artistic director. So what does he have in store for the venerable institution? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor When Agustin Arteaga begins a new job at a museum, he likes to grab the keys to the storage room and […]

Sistine condition

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

Gay impresario Martin Biallas brings a bit of the High Renaissance to Dallas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Stories of its magnificence are legendary. The time and logistics in making it come to life are impossibly harrowing. Its recent restoration only added to the acclaim. Its symbols have become etched in the Zeitgeists of […]

The Kimbell is taking a Monet

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Cowtown’s museum exhibition makes a strong Impression(ist) The best news about the Monet exhibit current at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum is this: This is just Part 1. Monet: The Early Years was built around one of the two Monets in the Kimbell’s archives: The Pointe de la Have at Low Tide, painted in 1865, […]

Croon prince

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 6:00am

Balladeer Michael Buble talks about his music and his gay fans You know what I’ll be Googling tonight: Bublé, gay, queer, all that stuff,” says Michael Bublé one recent afternoon, after being informed that said search terms render colorful results. All you lovers, though, needn’t search beyond the dreamy crooner’s recently released album, Nobody But […]

Wigging out

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

Wig designer Dawn Rivard: Dallas Opera’s hair apparent coy covington | Special Contributor There’s a new star at The Dallas Opera … and it’s not a singer. Nor even a composer or conductor. The DO’s tradition of quality extends from the largest sets to the smallest hair on the actors’ heads … and that’s […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]


Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:15am

Collagist Stuart Sheldon believes in the mystical power of art, and turns his focus not only on Texas but on marriage equality for his Dallas debut   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When he was in his mid-30s, Stuart Sheldon found himself divorced and broken. Lonely, he began to fantasize about the perfect woman […]

A year in the arts

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

The upcoming season of theater, dance, music, art and more — at a glance In addition to the highlights of the arts season (Page 26), there’s lost more to keep you occupied from now until next summer. Here’s the lineups for more than 20 local arts organizations, from theater to ballet, opera to music, comedy […]