Monday, August 4, 2014
Explore an art installation takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action. The Center For Women & Their Work presents THIRST, which memorializes the loss of over 300 million trees that died in the Texas in the drought of 2011. The exhibit also encourage an exchange of ideas about the impact that a scarcity of water will have on Texas and beyond.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Shakey Graves turns his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story. Through nothing but word-of-mouth, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a.k. a. Shakey Graves, has gone from obscurity to the national spotlight. His gravelly-voiced, impassioned, bluesy performances are the stuff of legend. "Shakey Graves is becoming an anti-folk phenomenon even in a city weary of 'next big things.' Unclassifiable original. And frighteningly good," says NPR Music.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Art of Playing
Indie video game developers push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design. Texas has the second largest concentration of game companies in the U.S. Along with major game developers like EA and Blizzard, there is a small but committed group of independent developers and artists working diligently on home computers.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Groundbreaking experimental dancer Deborah Hay blurs the lines between dancer and viewer. With each dance she choreographs, she is challenging the dance world's expectations and assumptions while creating pieces that still enthrall and entertain. Her latest venture, a collaboration with the Blanton Museum of Art called Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay's Dance, uses technology to allow viewers to explore movement firsthand and trace the choreographic viewpoint as well as challenging the viewer's perception of dance and space.