The Arts Center of North Texas' nonprofit board voted Thursday to file litigation. The group will seek a declaratory judgment that allows a judge to take over the dissolution and decide what to do with the center’s $2.5 million in cash and 80 acres. Allen, Frisco and Plano haven't been able to come to a joint resolution, The Dallas Morning News reports.
ALLEN - After years of confusion and disagreement among its owner cities and donors, the dispute over how to dissolve the Arts Center of North Texas appears to be headed for court. The center's nonprofit board voted unanimously Thursday to file litigation in the near future.
This fall, dozens of art projects will emerge across North Texas with a common goal – creating social change. The projects are part of an initiative called Make Art With Purpose – or MAP. Janeil Engelstad leads the effort.
By the early 1990s, Engelstad’s career was already on the rise. She’d earned an MFA in photography from NYU. Her work was included in gallery shows.
But as her professional life was taking off, she began volunteering, teaching photography to homeless kids. She got hooked on the combination of art and social activism.
Two years ago, hundreds of performers came together to produce the biggest one-night-only collaboration among North Texas artists. They created an AIDS benefit at the Winspear Opera House called "A Gathering." Now they’re working on a second one that takes place on Monday.
Crime writer Elmore Leonard died this morning at age 87 after suffering a stroke in late July. Though he was born in New Orleans and moved around a lot, Leonard spent time in Dallas as a kid. He wrote more than 40 novels - and gave us the ever-helpful '10 Rules Of Good Writing,' endorsed by Art&Seek's own Jerome Weeks.
Leave out adverbs, skip description, and keep the writer out of sight. By Elizabeth A. Brown / January 15, 2008 When my teenage son picked up Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Good Writing, it fell open to Rule 3: "Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry dialogue."