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. […]

Maxwell Anderson, the DMA’s new director

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

Although the words exact didn’t escape his lips during his meeting with the press, Maxwell Anderson, who ascended to the job as new director of the Dallas Museum of Art early last month, doesn’t seem to think a show like the Gaultier exhibit is the direction an institution like the DMA should head in. Museums […]

Photo finish

Posted on 20 May 2010 at 12:24am

By ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor Mexican-born, Dallas-based photographer Jorge Rivas is in demand everywhere but here PASSION FOR FASHION | Rivas thinks Dallas has as much fashion talent in front of (and behind) the camera as New York or Paris. He hopes his exhibit at the ilume will prove it. (Arnold Wayne […]

Coast to coast to coast

Posted on 28 Apr 2010 at 9:24am

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer Dallas Museum of Art brings surprising innovation to new Coastlines exhibit ‘Duck Island’ by Childe Hassam and ‘Sunbather on the Seine’ by Frank Welch represent the diversity of work in DMA’s ‘Coastlines’ exhibit. In Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea, the Dallas Museum of Art’s newest exhibit displays […]

Drawing Dallas • 04.02.10

Posted on 01 Apr 2010 at 10:04am

By MARK STOKES | Illustrator 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 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 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; […]