July was a busy month! We traveled to both Austin and NW Arkansas, which is a lot, even for us (but always fun) and saw a lot of great art here in D/FW as well. Honestly, it all runs together a bit, so I've enjoyed returning to some of those experiences while researching for this post.
We are staying closer to home in August, but have some plans to see new shows opening and also to add some different types of content to our platforms. The more we immerse ourselves in the arts, the more types of stories we see potential for. For example, this month we launched our first travel guide, because inevitably, people ask us where to go see art when they travel, or how they can find unique art experiences on their own. (Instagram hashtags are our secret weapon, FYI...)
As the summer winds down, we are excited about what the next season might bring. In the meantime, here is what caught our eye in July, in no particular order.
These guys were everywhere in the 21C Museum Hotel where we stayed in Bentonville, Arkansas! They moved around, but I never actually saw anyone moving them. Hmm....
Another KAWS at NorthPark! I was familiar with the one near Macy's on the lower level, but this one was hidden near the AMC Theater. It's always fun to discover new treasures, especially in an environment that is free to see and open to all.
We checked out Commonplace Books, a new indie bookstore pop-up in Fort Worth, and I was impressed with its selection of art books. This Basquiat Taschen beauty in particular caught my eye and is now on my Christmas wish list. (Dear Santa, it's never too early!)
When we travel, we always look for art as souvenirs. This "Yellow Rose" print is not only beautiful, but it's very "Austin," where we purchased it. I love how the yellow flower stands out against the light blue background. This is a hand-cut stencil print, but the artist, Landry McMeans does amazing work with paper craft as well.
I have always loved Deborah Roberts' work, and was pleased to see it displayed in the hotel where we stayed in Bentonville. "The Double Dare" is the first of Roberts' work I have seen in person, and it was interesting to see how she creates such a compelling, expressive piece through collage.