Art News: No Theatre Tweeting, Kristen Schiele’s Elektra Exhibit in NYC & Picasso in Texas

19 Apr
2010

NO TWEET SEATS

West Yorkshire Playhouse has decided against letting patrons use internet message service Twitter on their mobile phones at the back of the auditorium during some performances.

Dubbed “the tweet seats”, the Leeds venue was considering allocating a number of seats at the back of the auditorium for people to send instant messages over Twitter live from the theatre last week, floating the idea on its own Twitter account and asking potential audiences for feedback on the idea. Read whole article: thestage.

KRISTEN SCHIELE AT SLOAN FINE ART NYC

Kristen Schiele‘s 6th solo exhibit titled Elekra is opening April 21 at Sloan Fine At in New York City and runs until May 17, 2010.

Kristen Schiele works in painting, collage and scenic installations. Having taught printmaking at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and studied stop-animation in Berlin, Germany, Schiele includes a range of technical inspiration for her work.

Suburban Vampyre

Good Bad-Girls

Sin With Me

Visit Sloan Fine Art for more info.

BLANTON MUSUEM OF ART PRESENTS PICASSO: A GRAPHIC INQUIRY

Picasso: A Graphic Inquiry is currently running through August 1, 2010 at The Blanton Musuem of Art. The exhibition highlights seventeen significant graphic works, including the lithographic Head of a Woman (1925), four works from the acclaimed Suite Vollard (1930-1937), including the Blind Minotaur Guided by a Young Girl in the Night and Bust in Profile (1957), one of many images he created of his young wife Jacqueline Roque.

Jonathan Bober, Blanton curator of European Art states “The Blanton’s holdings of Picasso’s prints represent the artist’s tremendous range, and a number of works––like the Tête de femme of 1925, The Blind Minotaur, and the Buste de profil––are among his most important.”

In accompaniment to this exhibit, the Austin Playhouse is presenting “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin through May 2, 2010.

A comedy set in 1904, the play presents the moment in time when Einstein and Picasso were both on the verge of executing tremendous genius. The play attempts to explain in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved with great leaps of imagination in art and science, set against the backdrop of the famous cabaret bar in Montmartre, Paris.

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