Tablet Life & Arts

Arts writers’ picks for the week of March 9

The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.

1 Artist in residence: The Nasher Sculpture Center has invited Rick Lowe to be its first artist in residence. Lowe, the founder of Project Row Houses in Houston was one of the invited artists for the 2013 “Nasher Xchange“ exhibition. His efforts with the residents of the Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas led to weekend pop-up markets that displayed the diverse backgrounds and creativity within this multicultural neighborhood. He calls it a “community engaged social sculpture project” and hopes to do more of the same over the coming months.

— Gaile Robinson

2 Ray LaMontagne, Supernova : Like a ray of sunshine across an artist whose music is more often considered taciturn than toe-tapping, the new single by singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne sounds positively rejuvenating. It’s also the title track from his forthcoming studio album, due out in May. Produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the song finds LaMontagne placing his distinctive rasp in a glowing ’70s AM rock wonderland, riding glorious organ fills and xylophone runs, and chugging acoustic rhythms to create one of the most effervescent tunes the year has yet produced.

— Preston Jones

3 Gloria: Sunday is the last day to catch this acclaimed Chilean film at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Paulina Garcia stars as a divorced woman in her 50s who refuses to believe her life is over. Showtimes are noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $9; $7 members. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817 738-9215;

— Cary Darling