Artist/designer Brad Oldham and that juggernaut known as Reel FX Entertainment/Creative Studios have landed the $1.4 million contract to create sculptures for the DART rail station in Deep Ellum, set to open in September 2009.
And speaking of big money, how’s $50 mil sound? That’s what the kids of H. Ross and Margot Perot plunked down today as a gift for the new Museum of Nature & Science in Victory Park. Guess what it’ll be called?
In less lucrative news, musician Frankie Campagna, son of Deep Ellum artistic fixture Frank Campagna, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his band Spector 45 at Club Dada Saturday night; Pegasus News profiles Kitchen Dog Theater co-artistic director Chris Carlos, who’s at the helm of the company’s latest production, Sick; and this weekend’s CADD art fair is underway in Exposition Park.
Finally, be sure to check out Chris Vognar and Mike Merschel’s ongoing blow-by-blow coverage of the enormous book expo in L.A. on the DMN books blog, including Merschel’s encounter with Half Price Books chief Sharon Anderson Wright and possible near-miss of Jessica Simpson.