Another thing coming
Jeff Krulik thinks Texas is ready for Heavy Metal Parking Lot, his homage to the passion of Judas Priest fans in the late 1980s, which will be screened at a Good/Bad Art Collective short-art-film event in Denton on November 19. "It did really well at the Austin Film Festival in October," Krulik says from his home in Washington, D.C., "and that was the first time I'd ever been to Texas." Krulik says he hooked up with Good/Bad's Johnny Rude "out of the blue," and is sending Heavy Metal, along with I Created Lancelot Link, for the art collective's "Video Guapo" free screening. "Anybody who shows an interest in my work is an automatic friend of mine," Krulik says. Heavy Metal documents fan behavior in the parking lot of a suburban music venue, and was followed, Krulik says, by Neil Diamond Parking Lot. Krulik's latest project started last week at a bondage and S&M convention in D.C., where he was the only authorized filmmaker allowed on the scene. "It was interesting," he says. "I found out I'm a voyeur." You can preview Krulik's art at www.planetkrulik.com.
Friends in high places
Arlington Museum of Art director Joan Davidow is in D.C. this week -- not for the S&M convention, but for the American Federation for the Arts annual meeting. Small and medium-sized museums belong to the group, which Davidow says is featuring Brooklyn Museum of Art director Arnold Lehman as its keynote speaker. But Davidow seems most interested in seeing an old friend and colleague, Saralynn Reese Hardy, who was recently named head of visual arts for the National Endowment for the Arts. "I plan to pick her brain," Davidow says, but the feeling is probably mutual.
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There are people you should know on the local arts scene, and then there are people you might want to know. Jeffrey Cranor, former membership manager at TITAS, is Kitchen Dog Theater's new development director. Merianne Kimmel is the new media relations specialist at Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum. She comes to the Carter from Birmingham Museum of Art. Amon Carter also appointed former San Francisco Fine Arts Museum associate curator Patricia Junker as its new curator of paintings and sculpture. If you want to be one of the people others might want to know, the Arlington Museum of Art is looking for an assistant curator-museum manager to replace Sean Slattery, who's gone to Angstrom Gallery. Wait until Joan Davidow gets back from D.C., and send her your résumé.
Annabelle Massey Helber