GOING GREEN: In early July, I posted about the Deep Ellum Foundation‘s invitation to local artists to repaint the sculptures in the Deep Ellum Art Park and Bark Park. Now we know who those artists are. Frank Campagna sends along the above photo of the participating artist, plus word that a get-together to see what they have done will take place on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the park.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: In an effort to save nearly $1 million, the Houston Symphony has closed its offices, furloughed musicians and cut conductor salaries. The symphony tells the Houston Chronicle that the season schedule will not be affected. The moves were necessary in large part because the group’s endowment is down $20 million.
QUOTABLE: “There wasn’t a great demand for a 65-year-old quarterback.”
Howard Rachofsky, explaining his involvement in the Dallas Cowboys Art Program. Rachofsky, along with Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth chief curator Michael Auping, Dallas Museum of Art contemporary art curator Charles Wylie and others are working with some well-known artists to bring site-specific art to the new Cowboys Stadium.