Archive for January, 2014

Let’s Open the Door

A bridge to art, community and diversity is concluding its inaugural Houston exhibition. Early last spring, artist-adorned freestanding doors began popping up throughout the city %26mdash; 58 total, in 19 intriguing sites, Houston Public Library and Hong Kong Market to Jamail Skate Park and Memorial and Hermann Parks. (My own commute, along Heights Boulevard, boasts doors by Tierney Malone and... | Read More

Let’s Open the Door

A bridge to art, community and diversity is concluding its inaugural Houston exhibition. Early last spring, artist-adorned freestanding doors began popping up throughout the city %26mdash; 58 total, in 19 intriguing sites, Houston Public Library and Hong Kong Market to Jamail Skate Park and Memorial and Hermann Parks. (My own commute, along Heights Boulevard, boasts doors by Tierney Malone and... | Read More

The Arab World Ascendant

Fifty years ago, the Iron Curtain and the Russian threat dominated American foreign policy. Now the front burner is percolating with the rapidly shifting policies of the Arab world, a region steeped in tradition yet at the brink of revolutionary change %26mdash;%26nbsp;a vast territory little understood and often misinterpreted by the West. FotoFest continues its commitment to the prescient... | Read More

The Arab World Ascendant

Fifty years ago, the Iron Curtain and the Russian threat dominated American foreign policy. Now the front burner is percolating with the rapidly shifting policies of the Arab world, a region steeped in tradition yet at the brink of revolutionary change %26mdash;%26nbsp;a vast territory little understood and often misinterpreted by the West. FotoFest continues its commitment to the prescient... | Read More

Discoveries From globalFEST 2014

This past Sunday was a frenzied and unforgettable night in New York City: A dozen bands from as far away as Australia and the Congo (and as close as Mississippi), left it all on the stage for globalFEST, one of the most important world music events in North America, held each January at Webster Hall. The whole thing lasts just five hours, but it's spread over three stages, highlighting the... | Read More

Alta Moda, Alta Fabulous

Destination: the Queen Sof%26iacute;a Spanish Institute on Park Avenue in New York, for an artistic rendezvous with Peter Doroshenko, executive director of the Dallas Contemporary, to attend the exhibition opening of %26ldquo;Alta Moda by Mario Testino.%26rdquo; Why am I sharing details about an event that I attended in New York, you may well ask? Well, if this exhibition is good enough for... | Read More

Alta Moda, Alta Fabulous

Destination: the Queen Sof%26iacute;a Spanish Institute on Park Avenue in New York, for an artistic rendezvous with Peter Doroshenko, executive director of the Dallas Contemporary, to attend the exhibition opening of %26ldquo;Alta Moda by Mario Testino.%26rdquo; Why am I sharing details about an event that I attended in New York, you may well ask? Well, if this exhibition is good enough for... | Read More

Ambien Dreams And Naked Desert Walks: St. Vincent On Her New Album

St. Vincent, out Feb. 25, 2014, is the fourth solo album by singer, songwriter and guitarist Annie Clark.

Teased late last year in a series of cryptic status updates, the forthcoming self-titled album from St. Vincent is one of the most anticipated of 2014. In a conversation with All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, singer and guitarist Annie Clark gets into the... | Read More

Art Notes

New Year, Intriguing Art: Globalism, identity politics, design, photography %26mdash; especially FotoFest %26mdash; the promise of public art (which can even transform parking meetings), surrealism%26rsquo;s siren song and art-making as d%26eacute;tente. An octet of exhibitions this month touch upon these themes; others are unfurled throughout the coming season. Begin at Anya Tish Gallery,... | Read More

Art Notes

New Year, Intriguing Art: Globalism, identity politics, design, photography %26mdash; especially FotoFest %26mdash; the promise of public art (which can even transform parking meetings), surrealism%26rsquo;s siren song and art-making as d%26eacute;tente. An octet of exhibitions this month touch upon these themes; others are unfurled throughout the coming season. Begin at Anya Tish Gallery,... | Read More

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