360 West June 2015 : Page 110

Hot Tickets June DANCE Bruce Wood Dance Project Take three works — two by renowned choreographer Bruce Wood, who passed away last year, and a new commission by his protege, Albert Drake — and you have just the right balance for a company seeking to honor its past while finding a way forward. The “5YEARS” program opens with Wood’s Requiem , his take on Mozart’s unfinished work. Acting artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh commissioned a new work from Albert Drake, Whispers , set to music by J. Cole, Max Richter, Steve Reich and Peter Broderick. The program closes with Wood’s Polyester Dreams , a tribute to both the style and social issues of the ’70s with music from Gladys Knight, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and more. June 19-20 and Nov. 13-15. $15-$45. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas; 214-428-2263 or brucewoodance.org. Photo by Loli Kantor OUTDOOR THEATER Hip Pocket Theatre It’s time for another summer of original plays under the stars. Hip Pocket Theatre’s 39 th season begins with The Enchanted Lake by artistic director Johnny Simons with music by Darrin Kobetich; the play follows the recently deceased from the edge of a lake to their after-death adventures (June 5-28). The creativity continues with Tree Pop by artistic associate Lake Simons with music by John Dyer (July 10-Aug. 2), Lili by James Maynard (Aug. 14-Sept. 6) and Killer Shrews by Johnny Simons with music by Michael H. Price (Sept.18-Oct. 11). The season wraps with Hip Film Fest, showing plays from the archives (Oct. 23-25). Go early to enjoy a picnic and live music; stay late for more of the same. Gates open at 7 p.m.; curtain at 9 p.m. June 5-Oct. 25. $5-$20. 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth; 817-246-9775 or hippocket.org. GALLERIES EXHIBITS National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame The honoree medallions on the walls of the Grand Rotunda just got some company; the space is now home to an expansive mobile of 100 moving pieces featuring trailblazing women of the American West. The mobile includes still photographs at the top, with video projections of honorees at the bottom. Also new is the museum’s Anne W. Marion Gallery, which opens with “Grace & Grit: Visions of the West,” an exhibit of Terri Kelly Moyers’ paintings depicting the Western lifestyle. Both projects are part of the first phase of an extensive museum renovation. Watch for the debut of a life-size statue of Annie Oakley by local artist Janice Hart, which will be used to display Oakley’s gun in the Wild West Gallery later this summer. Moyers exhibit, through Nov. 8. Museum admission, $8-$10 (free for children 3 and under with paid adult). 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth; 817-336-4475 or cowgirl.net. Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Artspace 111 A fine rug over vintage tile; thriving houseplants that speak of tender care. In artist Devon Nowlin’s new “Casual Luxury Complex” exhibit, she explores carefully curated interiors through painting, sculpture and photography — and even arranges a homey vignette inside of Artspace 111 to put her work in context. “If I can’t own or maintain these items because of the luxuries of either time or money, I can make a painting of them,” she says. “The painting is also a luxury item itself, so its meaning is also one of value, commerce, retail, desire and decoration that is at play for me. Mostly, it is about unabashed decoration and celebrating beauty and the place it still has within art.” The Fort Worth-based artist, whose mural Trailing the Trinity can be viewed from the Trinity River Trails at the Clearfork Main Street Bridge, is also known for her polymer animal figurines. The black-and-white checkered dog Frank , stolen during Spring Gallery Night and hunted down through social media, was shipped back just in time for the new show. Through June 20. Free. 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth; 817-692-3228 or artspace111. Devon Nowlin’s Frank , com. To see more recently stolen, now may be of Nowlin’s work, the best-known of her polymer figurines. devonnowlin.com. 110 June 2015 360westmagazine.com

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