ROLLER ART: Last weekend in the Art&Seek Saturday Spotlight, we focused on the Art of Skateboarding event held at Southside on Lamar. Local artists and a few celebs added a little visual flair to 200 some odd skateboards, which were then auctioned off to benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. For a look at what some of those boards looked like, check out this slideshow that the Dallas Observer put together. The photos were shot by Kevin Todora, who we featured in our weekly Art&Seek Q&A back in March.
FINE ART FILLIES: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s blog has an interesting think piece about how Texans view horses in art. The museum is currently hosting Susan Rothenberg: Moving In Place, which features many of the artist’s paintings of horses. The blogger argues that we as Texans have a difficult time seeing the animal in a fine art setting because it’s so much a part of our culture. We have difficulty stepping outside of our own experience. There’s probably some truth there.
MUSIC BITS: Fort Worth Weekly checks in with Arlington post-punk band The Future Unlived, whose frontman says the group’s music is, “built upon revenge.” (Fort Worth Weekly) … Scott Cantrell was pleased to see a string quartet on Monday night at Caruth Auditorium that didn’t feature four old guys. (dallasnews.com) … Denton band Enemies is doing its best to harness its energy from the stage for the studio. (Pegasus Music) … NPR is currently streaming Norah Jones entire new album, The Fall. (npr.org).