Drawing Dallas • 04.02.10

Posted on 01 Apr 2010 at 10:04am

By MARK STOKES | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Happiness blooms in many ways for Michele Rosenquist Basketful of joy Name: Michele Rosenquist Spotted at: Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market (produce section) Occupation: Clinical social worker. “I’ve always helped people with their problems so I made it my profession," she says. What’s in her basket: Michele loves to travel and [...]

Pop out

Posted on 17 Mar 2010 at 9:11am

By STEVEN LINDSEY | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com Clint Mordecai reveals a humorous, dark sense of romance in exhibit MORDE MEETS THE CAI | Clint Mordecai’s new exhibit explores a year of failed romance. (Photo by Dustin Vyers) MORDECAI @ ILUME SOLACE at the ilume Gallery, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. March 20–April 25. Opening night reception [...]

An artistic vocabulary

Posted on 26 Feb 2010 at 12:24am

By ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Gay conceptual Britarist Michael Craig-Martin writes words with images in a new exhibit at the Goss-Michael SEAMLESS ART | A salon in the Goss-Michael Foundation is dominated by a single custom sheet of wallpaper featuring images that Britart mentor Michael Craig-Martin, above, has culled over the decades; [...]

Out of shadow

Posted on 28 Jan 2010 at 9:11am

By Rich Lopez Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com } Christopher Ciccone may have a more famous sister, but he comes to Dallas as his own artist THE ARTIST’S WAY | Christopher Ciccone, above, incorporates Polaroids of friends into his painting to create his deconstructed impressionism. THE ART OF CHRISTOPHER CICCONE at HCG Gallery 1130 Dragon St., Suite [...]

2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: ART & CULTURE

Posted on 29 Dec 2009 at 5:33pm

By ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com ART FOR ART’S SAKE The Winspear Opera House is the architectural focal point of the new Downtown Arts District, which opened in October to much fanfare. (Terry Thompson) Culture — high and pop — was in a frenzy in Dallas (and the U.S. as a whole) in [...]

Drawing Dallas • November 27, 2009

Posted on 25 Oct 2009 at 10:25am

By MARK STOKES | Illustrator mark@mstokes.com Rob Warman dons a dress for his first trip to Dallas Name and age: Rob Warman, 36 Spotted: Cedar Springs Road and Turtle Creek Parkway at the Pride Parade Out … of towner: Rob currently lives in Kentucky where he owns a small lawn service and also works at [...]

Drawing Dallas • Edgar

Posted on 03 Sep 2009 at 9:32am

By MARK STOKES | Illustrator mark@mstokes.com Roll On! Name: Edgar Martinez Age: 19 Spotted: on the patio of Taco Cabana on Lemmon Avenue. 12:45 p.m. Occupation: When this hip-hop cutie is not DJing or trick skating at his job at a roller skating rink, you can find him rubbing elbows at Kaliente and Escandalo. This [...]

Speaking without words

Posted on 30 Jul 2009 at 5:14pm

By Rich Lopez Staff Writer North Texas’ gay visual artists exercise their freedom of speech — and voice their social activism — through the power of the image ART PROJECT: The falling 8s in Robb Conover’s ‘Requiem for Silence,’ above, imagine the defeat of Proposition 8, while Mark Stokes’ fighting rainbow fist, below, symbolizes a [...]

Artistic uprising

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 6:10pm

By Rich Lopez Staff Writer Three diverse Dallas galleries plan to move you — one way or another Art is supposed to be moving. It can be boring or pretentious or worse, awful but it evokes a reaction. Intentional art is a different matter. It plans to move you and your soul. Moses Art Gallery’s [...]

Drawing Dallas • June 19, 2009

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 1:41pm

By Mark Stokes – Illustrator What do you get when you cross a straight soprano with a lesbian church-goer? Best friends Let’s give ‘em something to talk about Who: Mary McMeans and Celina Garcia Spotted: At the Cathedral of Hope Mary (who’s straight) and Celina (a card-carrying lesbian) met in the Cathedral of Hope choir [...]