Art and Real Estate

The Fine Art of Optimizing Home Value

By Elaine Raffel / July 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

How important is the artwork when it comes to selling a house? Just ask Briggs Freeman Realtor Janelle Alcantera. Her ultra-modern Paul Merrill-designed listing sold immediately after she replaced the home’s staged art with original abstracts by local artist Julie Shunick Brown.

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Rarely Produced Abyssinia Graces Majestic Theatre Stage in Celebration of Black History Month

By Heather Hunter / February 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

This February 14-16, celebrate Abyssinia and activists like Juanita J. Craft who made its run at the Majestic Theatre possible.

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Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina: Balconies Befitting Eva Perón

By Bethany Erickson / September 15, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Whether you’re only familiar with the Madonna-starred movie version, or you’ve actually caught the bonafide Broadway production, pretty much anyone is familiar with the iconic scene where Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, takes to the balcony to belt out “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” It’s one of the more […]

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If You’re Going to Have a Siglo de Oro Story, You Need A Home to Match

By Bethany Erickson / June 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’re going to have a Siglo de Oro (or Spanish Golden Age) story like the one in “Man of La Mancha,” you need a suitable backdrop. That’s just fact. So when Lyric Stage told us that they’d be staging the musical, which tells the classic canon of Don Quixote, we knew we should find […]

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DTC’s ‘penny candy’ Portrays Snapshot of Time in Pleasant Grove

By Bethany Erickson / June 5, 2019 / 2 Comments
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The Pleasant Grove in playwright Jonathan Norton’s ‘penny candy’, suffice to say, is home, but fraught with the attendant turmoil of a neighborhood in transition. Norton, who grew up in the Grove, portrays a snapshot of time in the community in his latest work, “penny candy,” which hits the stage with its world premiere as […]

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Art at the Parc Showcases Local Talent Beyond Gallery, Museum Walls for Renters

By Leah Shafer / December 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

As a way to bring social connectivity and a sense of community to residents, rental apartments in Dallas are tapping into the city’s burgeoning art scene by hosting local artists to showcase their talents beyond the walls of museums and galleries. It’s an unconventional idea brought on by the city’s soaring reputation as an arts […]

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