Aerican kitsch or patriotic camp, we’re not sure. But if you love Old Glory you’ll delight in this sendup of U.S. symbolism. Warholian-influenced pop artist Siros wraps his art in the flag for his exhibit With Liberty & Justice for All, running July 3-August 3 at The Art Bar & Cafe, 2803 Main. Call 283-5359 for more information.
The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico-Dallas kicks off its 1992 season, “A Celebration of Hispanic Ancestry; the Age of Discovery,” with “Saludo Al Neveo Mundo” at The Kalita Humphries Theatre. Different regions of Mexico are celebrated through dance performances by the Conte de Loyo Flamenco Theatre and vocals by the New Arts Six. Art by Jesus Chairez will also be featured. Performances are July 16-19, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. For tickets ($5-$l4), call 720-7550.
A roster of international stars will shine at the Meyerson Symphony Center, August 1, for the Festival of Shakespeare production benefiting the Globe Theatre in London. Robert Lindsay of Me and My Girl fame will be joined by Anthony Andrews of Brideshead Revisited in addition to Mel Gibson, Lynn Redgrave, Janet Suzman and others. They’ll all do scenes and speeches from Shakespeare because famed BBC director Cedric Messina asked them to-and for Sam. American actor Sam Wanamaker, now 72, was just 50 when he began goading the Brits into helping him build a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre just yards from its original site on the south bank of the River Thames in London. At first, the English thought the project was elitist, wasteful of city land, you name it. Twenty-two years later, the Londoners have come around-both the Duke of Edinburgh and bonnie Prince Edward have taken a royal shine to the idea-but Wanamaker still doesn’t have the $35 million or so he needs. So Dallas is the beneficiary of a one-time-only, drop-dead event through which we can help recapture history and at the same time help the Dallas Shakespeare Festival match its $250,000 Meadows Foundation grant. Tickets range in price from $20 to $150 each. For information, call 330-ARTS.
Lipstick, ice-cream cones and the San Francisco Bay are just a few of the subjects taken from everyday life and transformed into a contemporary art exhibit on display this month at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Vision and Revision: Hand-Colored Prints by Wayne Thiebaud brings together 70 works by one of today’s most notable American artists. Vision and Revision is on display from July 12 through Sept. 20. Admission is free. 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. For more information, call (817) 738-9215.
Take a historical excursion with the Biblical Arts Center’s The City of David: Discoveries From The Excavations, on exhibit through August 9. City of David chronicles the history of the original site of the city of Jerusalem from 3,000 B.C through 70 A.D. An assortment of pottery, ancient coins, figurines and artifacts from the ancient Holy Land will be on display with actual photographs of the archaeological excavations. The exhibit Is sponsored by the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University inJerusalem. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. 7SOO Park Lane. Call 691-4661 for more Information.