Arts+Culture is a free periodical for the community with a focus on the contemporary visual and performing arts and how it affects life and lives in Houston and North Texas. A+C magazine features articles, interviews, and reviews on gallery and museum shows, theater productions, people in the arts, classical music, contemporary dance, opera and books. Our direct intent is to promote cultural commentary with ideas and opinions vividly expressed to engross readers.
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SENIOR EDITOR: MARK LOWRY
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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE: M.M. ADJARIAN, KENT BOYER, GREGORY SULLIVAN ISAACS, NANCY ISRAEL, DAN PRITCHETT, LAUREN SMART, CHRIS SODEN, DAVID TAFFET, RACHEL VAN HORN
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Mark Lowry was a staff writer and theater critic at the Fort Worth Star- Telegram from 1998 to 2008, where he also wrote about dance, opera, dining, music and pop culture. in early 2009, he co-founded TheaterJones. com, for which he now serves as editor. He was a proud drama geek in high school and earned a journalism degree from the university of Texas at Arlington.
Charissa N. Terranova is Assistant professor of Aesthetic Studies at the university of Texas at dallas and a freelance writer and curator. She recently stepped down from the position of founding director of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists residency to complete her book, “Automotive prosthetic: The Car, Technological mediation, and the Conceptual Turn.” She contributes art reviews for Visual Art Source, a national online arts portal, and Art ltd. magazine, based in los Angeles.
Patricia Mora was recently recognized as an “arts writer of outstanding merit” by The Warhol Foundation and has work soon to be published by the international Association of Art Critics. in addition to writing for A+C, her work has appeared in The Huffington post, Visual Art Source and Humanities magazine, an arts journal published by the National endowment for the Humanities. Her commentaries have aired on the North Texas Npr station, kerA, and an ongoing series of articles appear in The Dallas Morning News. She currently works as a ghostwriter for corporate clients. mora earned a master’s degree in Humanities and studied both in the U.S. and abroad.
An NEA/Annenberg Fellow in theater criticism, Alexandra Bonifield has enjoyed life-long involvement in performance arts as performer, director, producer, arts manager and advocate in both Texas and California. She has lectured in theater criticism at the university of North Texas and has been honored for her writing at UNT’s Mayborn Non-fiction Writers Conference. She brings perspective, grounded understanding and committed passion to her commentary. A Texas native, she is a graduate of The Hockaday School. Find her stage reviews and interviews online at criticalrant.com.
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs is currently the music critic for Theaterjones.com, and contributes regularly to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He is a winner of a Peabody Award for performance as well as an ASCAP Award for his commitment to American music. His critically acclaimed three-act opera for tenor and piano,“Henry Faust,” was produced for public television and nominated for the Pulitzer prize. He holds a master degree in music from the prestigious music program at indiana university.
Christopher Stephen Soden is a writer, teacher, lecturer, performer, theater, film and literary critic. He received his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Vermont College in January 2005. His poetry collection, “Closer,” was released by Rebel Satori Press in June 2011. Honors and awards include Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Voices, Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion series and The Dallas Voice’s People’s Voice award for his theatre piece “Queer Anarchy” in 2007.
Arts+Culture magazine is published by ArtStars Media, LLC, a Dallas-based company. The community publication prints 10x a year and is distributed free to the public at over 200 locations in DFW and Houston. All contributors are Texas-based. A+C is printed in Dallas.
A+C partners with a few other arts entities to provide expanded exposure to the arts. Our ongoing partnerships include Theater Jones, based in Dallas; Art Ltd., a western-region glossy based in Los Angeles; and Visual Art Source, a national online guide to contemporary visual art.