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Performing Arts Center, momentum

Wow, a lot is happening with the Performing Arts Center initiative since my last post.

The bond election committee has recommended an amount of ten million be offered to the voters to approve or disapprove.   If the voters decide to approve it, then it simply means that the City Council has been authorized to sell bonds when and if they are satisfied that a solid plan for such a project exists.

Such a plan will require private donations in the millions.  From Who?  How about from the private developers currently  investing B B B Billions right now.  Yes Billions with a B.

Ever since the Cowboys announced their intentions to build a new practice facility to the north of the Hall Office Park, a strong band wagon has formed and is continuing to gain momentum.  Luxury hotels, office parks, housing, and restaurants are piling up in the adjacent properties.  And not too far down the road,  Toyota is breaking grown on their new US headquarters.  FedEx will follow soon.

Why is this happening?  What is the big draw?  Simple.  Quality of life.  Frisco has it with a great promise of it getting even better.  Many great sports venues are here already and more are coming.  That growth is great, but it represents a very lop sided quality of life.  Anyone can recognize that Frisco needs to be well-rounded.

Bringing  these kinds of investors on board with a plan to add a cultural arts center to the mix doesn’t seem far fetched at all.  Empowering the Frisco city Council to foster such a partnership makes sense.  But there must be some assurance the city is truly a partner.  Without it, who will invest their dollars?   Ten million in potential bonds to be sold if and when such a plan emerges shows the kind of commitment needed to get such investors to commit their resources to the making of the plan.

Now is the time.  Lets’ do this thing.

Roger

Random Art III Opens Tonight

Once again, fellow artsy geeks, my art will be displayed in a new venue.  The Random Art III Show in North Dallas, opening this evening.
Random Art  is a very eclectic and hipster crowd. The opening party will have lots amped music and an exciting crowd.  MyPhoneHenge #1, #2, and #4 will be there along with a steel figure.
Blow Up Gallery - belveal Art
Blow Up Gallery – belveal Art
Actually I am moving them from the Grapevine show that ends today.  It will be fun yet again to see it with a different crowd.  I’m betting the interactive elements will be a big hit with this show.  And no one will need to be shown that it is ok to touch the art.  I think they’ll be all over it. 🙂
The show runs the month at the gallery, but I think the regular hours are limited (not sure).   The party should be fun or something to skip If you like to view art in quiet tranquility. 🙂    if you like an excitement, you won’t want to miss it!

Roma (Gallery)
8060 Park Lane Suite 126
Dallas, TX 75231

Event:  Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)

Random Art III Facebook page

Andy, Warhol and 4 more

The Flash List Entertainment Guide, covering the Indie Festival has a nice mention of my work.

http://www.theflashlist.com/dallas/events/2014/06/events/usa-texas-dallas-indie-festival.html

http://www.whiterocklakeweekly.com/view/full_story/25244361/article-Bath-House-to-host-Dallas-Indie-Festival

So, I am being called “the Andy Warhol of the digital age’.  i think that’s pretty cool.   i have always admired the Warhol knack for capturing the essence of the contemporary pop culture and reflecting it in his so so vividly!   the excitement in Warhol images never goes out of style. And it speaks as eloquently of yesteryear today as it spoke of then at the time.

Actually, I aspire to be like five Andy’s:

Warhol – for giving us compelling images about contemporary culture.  The definitive Warhol image? Marilyn Monroe, of course.

Griffith – for being plain spoken, honest, and approachable

Kaufman – He messed with our minds and our sense of reality, just for fun. And we liked it!

Andy

Andy Rooney – for the ability to poke fun and laugh at just about everything!

Rooney

And lastly, Andy, Pixar kid – for reminding us how much we love toys!

But my name is Roger.

 

In the Spotlight at the Dallas Indie Festival

Belveal Tech-Expressionist Art is getting the heavy spotlight from the press coverage of the Dallas Indie festival. http://www.whiterocklakeweekly.com/view/full_story/25244361/article-Bath-House-to-host-Dallas-Indie-Festival

The Producer is planning to introduce me and talk about my art at the introduction to the film festival.  I am being treated as the icon for the blending of art, technology, and media, which is a primary theme of the event.   naturally, I’m pretty pleased to get to cross those boundaries and have a new mix of an audience view and respond to my work.

You all are invited!

– roger

Showing at Dallas Indie Festival June 19-22

I’ll be showing art at the upcoming Dallas Indie Festival happening at White Rock Lake in North Dallas. A beautiful location!

White Rock Lake, Location of Dallas Indie Festival 2014

Dallas Indie Festival
Thursday, June 19th-Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75218
More info at I Live in Dallas or Dallas Indie Festival

Edges and Intersections @Tech Wildcatters
Edges and Intersections @Tech Wildcatters

I’ll have some large pieces in prominent places at the film festival. I’ll also have some art of various sizes setup for sale. Look for me near the lake.  I’ll have plenty of MySparcLine on hand. Come and pick out the one that is you. See you there!

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– roger