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Installed this month just in time for Juneteenth, artist Christopher Blay’s East Rosedale Monument Project recognizes the role of transit buses in the civil rights movement from the 1950s through the 1970s and connects the struggle for equal rights and justice from a national narrative to a local one. The sculpture will be located at 920 East Rosedale Street (at Veal Street).

Please join us at the next meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, July 15, 2024, 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.  The agenda and backup documents will be posted on the preceding Thursday.

Located in the new roundabout at Last Vegas Trail and South Normandale Street, Right Turn Only by artist Mark Reigelman is a spiral created from hundreds of blue traffic arrows that twirl in on themselves and point toward the sky. We thank Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery (7608 Camp Bowie West, 76116) for graciously hosting the artist reception and dedication program on June 1, 2024.

Join us for the dedication of Gordon Huether’s Vision on Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:00am at the Fort Worth Police Department South Patrol Division located at 3501 W. Risinger Road (76123). The seeks to evoke ideas of clarity, transparency, awareness and reflection that are essential to effective police enforcement today. The mirrored-finished stainless steel sphere is a timeless representation of the entire Fort Worth community and the people who serve it.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Right Turn Only

Mark Reigelman’s artwork for the Las Vegas Trail Roundabout entitled Right Turn Only is a spiral created from hundreds of bright blue traffic arrows that twirl in on themselves and point skyward.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Will Rogers Memorial Center Plaques

A series of 14 plaques will be added to the Will Rogers Memorial Center including two introductory plaques to provide context for the tile murals and describe the 1936 design process as well as twelve scene-specific plaques with text would provide a balanced and more accurate cultural history.

FEATURED ART

Fabled

Area C Projects’ artwork entitled Fabled draws upon the library’s role as a teller of stories and stories as creators of place. The artists suggest that what people know about a place comes from the stories it tells about itself. Area C Projects partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library to collect pictures, video and stories from residents of Fort Worth over several months.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Susan Narduli

Narduli was recently selected for the Far Northwest Library Public Art Project. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Masters of Architecture and is a licensed architect. As Principal and Creative Director, Narduli guides the conceptual evolution of the work for her award-winning studio. She is also the Director of Experiential and Interactive Projects for Cheeky Films. Visit her website to learn more!