A River Runs Through It

It's amazing what the muddy, turtle- and tire-filled Trinity River can inspire. While some see a polluted ditch, others see a reason to spend millions for a fancy-schmancy bridge to nowhere. Still others see a good place to dump old couches, refrigerators and the occasional corpse. The artists at McKinney Avenue Contemporary see art—or at least a theme for art. Works—collages, sculpture, paintings and performance pieces, etc.—inspired by the Trinity and created by MAC members will be exhibited at the MAC through September 1. (Not all the art will necessarily feature mud. Some take a more "spiritual" take on rivers. Considering the source, that's probably not a bad idea.) An opening reception for the artists will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Aug. 5. Continues through Sept. 1
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Patrick Williams is editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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