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2015 Stories by Lauren Smart

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  • Noah Simblist's Palestine, Texas

    published April 9, 2015

    The lore of Texas runs strong in America. Every small town has a story, a history, a legend, a myth. You'll recognize yourself in a lot of the... More >>

  • Caroline Mousseau

    published April 2, 2015

    A recent New Yorker review of a contemporary painting show at the MoMA posed the question, “Is There Anything Left to Paint?” In some... More >>

  • Extra-Sensory Art

    published April 2, 2015

    Circuit 12 Contemporary isn’t throwing stones or killing birds, but they are introducing you to a bunch of new artists in just a few... More >>

  • Movies with Music

    published April 2, 2015

    There’s a push these days in the arts to be multi-genre, or to be experimental in venue, at the very least. Which is to say that concert... More >>

  • The Internet as Art, Sort Of

    published March 26, 2015

    Not only has the World Wide Web turned the most sheltered among us into cosmopolitan bon vivants, it's changed the way artists interact with,... More >>

  • A Wider Angle Lens

    published March 26, 2015

    Often in a photograph there is more than meets the eye. What's just out of view? What happened the second before? Or the second after?... More >>

  • An Artistic Lock-In

    published March 12, 2015

    Do you remember lock-ins? Those relics of childhood, where you'd fluff up your sleeping bag next to your fellow hormone-riddled middle schoolers... More >>

  • Just Passing Through

    published March 12, 2015

    For the past few months, artists Josh Reames and Amber Renaye have been using Oliver Francis Gallery as a studio space, and they've created a... More >>

  • Drink Down the Charm

    published March 12, 2015

    Just off Ross Avenue, there's a charming South American restaurant called Joyce & Gigi's. The food is delicious, the cocktails are flowing, and... More >>

  • What is an artist talk?

    published March 5, 2015

    Late last year, during the run of Draftsmen of the Apocalypse, CentralTrak hosted an artist talk with Thor Johnson and Joachim West that was more... More >>

  • Kelly Kroener

    published March 5, 2015

    Two words are not foreign to Kelly Kroener: community and collaboration. In the few years that the Cincinnati-born artist has lived in Dallas,... More >>

  • Poet-Colored Glasses

    published February 26, 2015

    Poets live among us. That man slurping coffee in the corner of Mudsmith, scribbling into his notebook? Poet. That woman drumming her fingers on... More >>

  • Goodbye, Old Friend

    published February 19, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht's debut novel, Migratory Animals, is a story of friendships that stretch into adulthood. She writes elegantly of the heartbreak... More >>

  • It's the End of the World As We Know It

    published February 12, 2015

    Two of theater's most talented performers are Taylor Mac and Mandy Patinkin. In my opinion, there aren't many people who hold a candle to these... More >>

  • A Play With Any Other Ending Might be Nicer

    published February 12, 2015

    If we're honest, no one wants their love affair to play out like Romeo and Juliet's. I mean, they both end up with eyelids closed, arms crossed,... More >>

  • Get Real, Ro2 Art

    published February 5, 2015

    Your eyeballs are working hard. As you read this they are processing and interpreting symbols to send to your brain. But how often do you consider... More >>

  • Color Me Artistic

    published February 5, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what color your aura might be? This mystical description of the way a person's energy affects the room they inhabit might... More >>

  • Vote for Art President

    published January 29, 2015

    Late last year, artists Thor Johnson and Joachim West brought their delectably irreverent sense of humor to an artist talk ruminating on the... More >>

  • Art For Your Life Journey

    published January 29, 2015

    Artistic process as artistic product — you've probably heard some version of this idea before. The idea that the act of creation is as... More >>

  • Love on the Chopping Block

    published January 29, 2015

    They say that love comes in all shapes and sizes. That you should take risks for love. That love is an adventure. Or, in the case of Chop —... More >>

  • Map Your Way to the Ochre House

    published January 29, 2015

    When you step into the Ochre House Theater (825 Exposition Ave.), you enter another world — a world entirely of artistic director Matthew... More >>

  • Stick 'em Up!

    published January 22, 2015

    When I think of westerns, I think of sitting in front of my grandpa's oversized television, chowing down on delivery pizza and watching John... More >>

  • Love Music? Join this Club.

    published January 22, 2015

    If there's one thing that unites people, it's music. It's been called the universal language, because well, everyone can participate. As... More >>

  • Thou Art Ambitious, Shakespeare Dallas

    published January 22, 2015

    There's an ever-shrinking number of us in the world who genuinely love Shakespeare. We love to read the Bard and will see almost any play or... More >>

  • The Book Looks Normal-Sized

    published January 22, 2015

    Acts of terrorism happen every day. But here in America, they often seem far away, perpetrated by people and cultures foreign to us. Not so in... More >>

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