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Engineered to Please

New media. It is the hottest trend in the art world. But what happens when that new media, which in this case includes flashing LED lights and music generated by uniquely written computer code, also includes Wal-mart issue pots and pans and Tupperware? In the case of Joel Sampson’s [...]...

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop

In photography circles, the decades-long debate continues between darkroom and digital. Purists argue that the richness, warmth and depth of a print brought to life through the marriage of negatives, positives, paper and chemicals still cannot be achieved by even the most drool-worthy of high-tech, archival-quality inkjet [...]...

artiFACTS: Summer 2013

Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection, announced the appointment of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) to enhance and expand the landscape design of the institution’s 30-acre campus in the heart of Houston. The appointment signals the beginning of implementation of the Menil’s master plan for its urban [...]...

artiFACTS: June 2013

Robert Simpson, artistic director of the Houston Chamber Choir announced the Choir’s 18th season, Where Class Meets Cool. The 2013-2014 season includes masterpieces by Brahms, Handel, Palestrina, and Duruflé, along with works by today’s leading composers including a newly commissioned piece by Jocelyn Hagan, recent winner of the [...]...

Fit at 15

Celebrating its fifteenth season this year, the Festival of Independent Theatres has a unique history of showcasing new talent, encouraging innovative risk taking and premiering new works by local playwrights. Over the last decade and a half, some of Dallas’ most prominent artists have [...]...