Help set a Guinness World Record… by showing up in Frida Kahlo drag

Posted on 28 Jun 2017 at 10:03am

An exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art featuring the works of Mexican avant garde artists including Frida Kahlo is setting attendance records already. But there’s another record you can be a part of. Frida Kahlo — famed for self-portraits placing her in traditional Mexican garb, and often showing proudly her proto-moustache — was born […]

One more try

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 7:45pm

A major new work from artist Damien Hirst pays tribute to George Michael The news last Christmas that music icon George Michael had died unexpectedly shuddered a lot of people worldwide, but perhaps no more palpably did it hit than here in Dallas, where Michael and once made his home. Although he has his partner […]

Go nuts

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

This year, we need a little Christmas, and TBT’s ‘Nutcracker’ fits the bill By almost any metric, 2016 has been a rough year. From elections to celebrity passings, the specter of grimness has loomed ominously. Which is why, sometimes, you just want to be filled with joy. Joyous is the word for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. […]

Wigging out

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

Wig designer Dawn Rivard: Dallas Opera’s hair apparent coy covington | Special Contributor coyact@aol.com 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 […]

BREAKING: DMA appoints out scholar Agustin Arteaga as new director

Posted on 14 Jul 2016 at 12:17pm

DMA appoints out scholar Agustin Arteaga as new director

Style & substance

Posted on 26 Feb 2016 at 6:00am

Yves Donckier de Donceel and his partner will bring France to North Texas for antique show DAVID TAFFET   | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Loyalty is how Yves and Armand Donckier de Donceel have built their antique business. A woman was looking at a chandelier in their warehouse. Yves de Donceel asked her about the project. […]

Light the lights!

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 7:30am

Aurora, the dazzling display  of light and the arts, returns to  Downtown When Aurora first shone its way into the Arts District two years ago, the one-night-only event ended up being one of the defining moments in the neighborhood’s history and really helped cement Downtown as a place where things happen after the businessmen exit […]

Ball’s to the wall

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

Muralist and multi-media artist Adam Ball returns to the Goss-Michael Foundation for the institutional solo exhibit The Space Between JAMES RUSSELL  | Staff Writer ……………………….. THE SPACE BETWEEN Art by Adam Ball. Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Sept. 5–Oct. 4. GossMichaelFoundation.org ………………………… The night before his first major work went on public display, Adam Ball […]

Clay, achin’

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:25am

Lucretia Waggoner’s on a mission to gain respect for pottery as an art form   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As a long-standing supporter of DIFFA, Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Lucretia Waggoner was disappointed that she couldn’t attend last weekend’s gala. It was a disappointment for the former member of DIFFA’s Style Council, but a […]

Child’s play

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

Out artist Daniel Padilla turns his kinetic art and a craft for kids and adults ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The first major job Daniel Padilla had after graduating from college was as an art teacher at a high school for at-risk students in Houston. It was an instant culture shock. “I was brought […]