Laura August, PhD, is a writer and curator who works in Guatemala City and Houston. She was a CORE Critic-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is a recipient of The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her writing in Central America. In 2018, she co-curated the Paiz Biennial and received an IDEA Fund grant for her project Mud & Blue. In 2019, she is a recipient of the Houston Arts Alliance Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant for a collection of interviews with Houston artists.
The Dallas Opera's production of The Flying Dutchman, beautifully conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and under the direction of chorus master Alexander Rom and stage director Christopher Alden, takes 1930s-era Germany as its visual and conceptual stage.
Pablo Helguera's exhibition The Fable is to be Retold at DiverseWorks (on view through Nov. 19) opened with a performance recital in five parts, each of which considers the ways we learn and imagine, evoked through the lens of youth.
Laura A. L. Wellen interviews Suzanne Weaver, newly appointed Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at San Antonio Museum of Art, about the distinct offerings of the museum collection, her Texas roots, and raising the bar for collaboration and creativity.
With two room-size installations and a selection of recent sculptures and reliefs, Matthew Ronay’s work ranges across botany and biology, anatomy and bodily systems, performance and sculpture, natural phenomena and psychology.