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 [...]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of [...]


Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 7:20am

Pop! Bang! Bam! Robb Conover brings drama to every day life When Robb Conover was asked to create the cover for Dallas Voice’s Art Issue, he couldn’t say no. He loves when his artwork can support the gay community. “I’ve always been very active in the gay and arts communities,” he said. “Whether it’s at [...]

Watching paint dry

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Mark Leonard, the DMA’s chief art restorer, takes brush to canvas in order to make himself disappear ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Mark Leonard can’t recall a time when he didn’t have a brush or a pencil or crayon in his hand. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t painting or drawing,” he says. But he [...]

Strokes of genius

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Gay artist Baron Farha opens up about his process STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer Getting inside an artist’s mind is rarely easy. An exception is discussing the inspirations of Baron Farha — a gay Dallas artist who’s keenly in touch with his own creative process … even if some of it is beyond explanation. Farha’s [...]

In search of the Emerald City

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Dallas designer & digital artist Rey Ortiz: Hola, Yellow Brick Road J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer One of the advantages of being in the closet? That’s where people keep all their best fashions. And for Rey Ortiz, fashion has become a calling. Before he came out, Ortiz made his living doing animation [...]

Year in review: art & culture

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year Here’s what we remember most from the arts in 2013 — as well as our cultural touchstones as a community. 1. Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission; its Jim [...]

Applause 2013: Re-Kimbell’d

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:25am

Cowtown museum gets new digs courtesy of architect Renzo Piano   DAVID TAFFET  | Contributing Writer For years, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth has played with ways to expand its exhibit space while staying true to architect Louis Kahn’s iconic 1972 building. But any alteration of that structure — considered a 20th century [...]

Applause: Sammons campaign hits home

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 11:15am

There is a quiet majesty to the old Turtle Creek Pump Station that overlooks Oak Lawn and Harry Hines. Better known as the Sammons Center for the Arts, the building is not only an architectural gem of the city, it’s home to a dozen key arts groups and a bustling entertainment spot for jazz enthusiasts. [...]