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 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. ………………………… 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 [...]

Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 6:15am

By nearly doubling its floor space, the Kimbell Art Museum can always keep a large portion of its permanent collection on exhibit   DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The simple fact that the Kimbell Art Museum’s permanent collection is back on extended display is reason enough to celebrate the opening of Piano Pavilion. Designed by Pritzker [...]

Sapphic in the South

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 7:40am

Gay photographer Carolyn Sherer explores gender identity in new exhibit ‘Living in Limbo’ STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer ………………………………………. LIVING IN LIMBO African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. Through Feb 28. ……………………………………….. For much of her professional career, fine art photographer Carolyn Sherer turned her camera lens on portraiture, often addressing [...]

The art of the bowtie

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 4:20pm

Jeremy Calhoun revitalized the bowtie as fashion — and in the process, created museum pieces J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer Bowties have been around for centuries — a staple from formal dinners to an essential accessory for professors and others members of the intellectual elite. Though they have fallen in and out of [...]

Inked in

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 4:15pm

Gay graphic designer Jason McDaniel turns the forgotten art of letterpress into a passion and a profession   JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer In the age of instant gratification via Evite and InstaGram, it’s become a novelty to receive a piece of correspondence via snail mail. It’s an even greater surprise if that piece [...]

All you need is Love

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 4:00pm

Love Field’s makeover of public art makes air travel glamorous again When I flew out of Love Field last summer for the first time in more than a year, I immediately knew something was different. Of course, I was aware of the renovations that have been going on for several years; what I didn’t realize [...]