Grit in the Eye of the Beholder

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The beautiful thing about Charles Portis’ True Grit is how it represents so many different things to different people. If you want to think of it as a Bible-inspired tale of revenge and redemption, you can do that. If it’s a celebration of a spunky, feminist heroine, then yup. It can be that. If it’s a classic piece about American frontier spirit — sure. It is. That’s why Kettle Art’s GRIT is such a perfect tribute to the book. It showcases diverse works from nearly 20 North Texas artists inspired by the great American novel. Opening at 7 p.m. Thursday at 2650-B Main St., you can expect to see folk art interpretations, character portraits, traditional American archetypes and abstract ruminations about this beloved tale of determination and vigilantism. The show is in conjunction with D Magazine’s Big D Reads program, which has selected True Grit as its centerpiece for the month of April. Admission to GRIT is free.
Thu., April 9, 7 p.m., 2015

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