Author Archive

A new way of looking: Dallas Children’s Theater premieres a trans story for all teens

But as families and school administrators are beginning to acknowledge the journey that more and more young transgender people are recognizing, exploring, and living, so is Dallas Children’s Theater.... | Read More

Show Up: Jo Ann Fleischhauer at the Old Jail Art Center

But now she is the recipient of a grant through the Houston Arts Alliance, and her impending exhibition will debut at the Old Jail Art Center on Feb. 22, before making its way to the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles in May, finally landing at Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ Artscan Gallery in Houston in October.... | Read More

Texas Studio: Delita Martin

When I visited artist Delita Martin at her Black Box Press Studio this past December, it became clear over the course of our conversation that her bold, multi-layered prints of “everyday” working-class black women emerge through a strikingly similar kind of spiritual traversal.... | Read More

Texas Lens: 10 Years of Flamencura in Austin

I sat down with Director Olivia Chacón to discuss Austin’s burgeoning flamenco scene, the growth of the studio and the company’s next theatrical production.... | Read More

Starting from Scratch: Jennifer Mabus builds a Dance BFA at the University of St. Thomas

2019 was a year of firsts for the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston and its Dance Program Chair Jennifer Mabus as the school’s inaugural cohort of dance majors stepped into the studio for the fall semester.... | Read More

Texas Studio: Catherine Turocy

Search for information on baroque dance and it won’t be long before you come across the name Catherine Turocy.... | Read More

Seeing Language: Ed Ruscha at Blanton Museum of Art

Hollywood. Angel. Zoo. Just a few of the word-image artworks created by American artist Ed Ruscha, a master of using language as form, symbol, and material—and bringing words to the forefront.... | Read More

In HGO’s Marian Anderson Opera, a Legendary Voice Still Resonates

Even after Marian Anderson won international acclaim as a singer, she felt the sting of racial discrimination. She fought back with unique weapons: her deep river of a contralto voice and her unshakably dignified bearing.... | Read More

Orchestra of New Spain Conquers Another Zarzuela

The Orchestra of New Spain specializes in reviving long-lost music. Founder Grover Wilkins and his ensemble have freed a string of neglected Spanish-baroque works from the prison of the library shelves, and on Feb. 21 and 22, the group will give a belated U.S. premiere to a 300-year-old tale of passion among gods and mortals.... | Read More

A Ruckus Rodeo Returns to the Modern

When the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth commissioned Red Grooms and ten other artists to contribute to the rodeo-themed 1976 exhibition The Great American Rodeo, Grooms spent a year observing rodeos, including the city’s annual Stock Show and Rodeo held at the neighboring Will Rogers Memorial Center.... | Read More
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