James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany makes light a subject, but underneath is a lesson in change, juxtaposition, and perception.

What else do you need to look at art?

This month, we move into some changes of our own. We welcome Devon Britt-Darby as visual arts editor, bringing a strong eye and an informed voice to our coverage. I know you will enjoy his insights into Dean Daderko’s first show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the reinstallation of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Long Sarofim Gallery, Danny Lyon at The Menil, and more. The art writing biz can be a lonely one, and it’s great to have some company in shaping the A + C vision.

We’ve become more nimble web folk, posting stories sooner, so you can go out and see for yourself what all the hoopla is about.

And, there’s no shortage of hoopla. Fela rocks the SPA stage while The Big Range Dance Festival features a look at the new crop of choreographers. Galleries explode with Print Houston. Big changes are in store for Aurora Picture Show, and the slow and steady growth of the Texas Music Festival demonstrates that if you commit to excellence, good things will happen.

Weathering change with grace and charm is James Nelson, Houston Ballet’s new executive director and our cultural warrior.

As promised, we’re hiding art in every issue of this art rag. David A. Brown curates this month’s ad/art bomb, which features work by Rene Cruz (www.rennecruz.com).

Just like it says in the song, June is busting out all over with art.

Go see some.

 

–NANCY WOZNY
Editor

Nancy@artsandculturetx.com