Subterranean Art Fair Blues

You must admire Peter Ligon’s chutzpah. The co-founder of the Fallas Dart Air, which opens the same weekend as a festival with a similar name, likens himself to “David Koresh stockpiling not arms, but romaine lettuce.” Operating out of the Shamrock Hotel Studios at 4312 1/2 Elm St., which hosts an “active and vibrant small community of rotating artists and poets working and/or sleeping in undersized studios that would even make New Yorkers shudder,” the art fair was organized based on the determination that the Shamrock’s former identity as a brothel made it an ideal location for just such an event. Partnered with Wichita Falls gallery owner Mai Koetjecacov, Ligon presents work by 15 Shamrock artists, with an opening reception 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The Fallas Dart Air exhibition runs through April 28, open Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment, boasting the ballsy tag line, “Open studios are dead. Art fairs are dead. Art is dead. Long live rock.” Call 214-824-6087 or visit for more details.
Saturdays. Starts: April 14. Continues through April 28, 2012


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