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Fort Worth Public Art congratulates past commissioned artists Frances Bagley, Letitia Huckaby, and Kris Pierce on their inclusion in State of the Art 2020, a prestigious exhibition in conjunction with the grand opening of The Momentary, a satellite space of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 City Council accepted the donation of a bronze sculpture by Weatherford, Texas-based artist Kelly Graham depicting cutting icon Buster Welch on King Ranch’s “Little Peppy” cutting a Santa Gertrudis Cow, title to be determined. This work was Commissioned by The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Foundation.

See the public art process in action!  Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m. in the Iris room at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, Iris Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 City Council authorized an artwork commission for the Reby Cary Youth Library. Joe O’Connell’s Only Connect is inspired by the process of learning. Forming mental connections has a certain vulnerability and it occurs more easily in an environment that is beautiful, immersive, and enveloping.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Will Rogers Memorial Center Historic Tile Murals

The City of Fort Worth is currently having significant community conversations regarding racial equity in our city. In response to a citizen’s concerns regarding the depiction of African-Americans in the 1936 mural on the façade of the Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium (section depicted above) the Fort Worth Art Commission will make a recommendation on the Will Rogers Memorial Center Historic Tile Murals on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, Iris Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Westcreek Drive

Artist Volkan Alkanoglu is creating a site-specific pedestrian bridge to span the culvert along Westcreek Drive, helping enhance pedestrian connectivity from the new Westcreek Drive walking path to the Trinity Trails via Kellis Park, Foster Park and Overton Park. Entitled Drift, the bridge is inspired by the natural formations in and along the creek and the mid-century architecture of the neighborhood.

FEATURED ART  | Untitled (Plinths)

Untitled (Plinths), a series of three cast-concrete sculptures by local artist Kris Pierce, permanently installed at the Fort Worth Community Art Center.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT | Kris Pierce

Kris Pierce is an artist working in Dallas, Texas. The primary focus of his practice is the dynamic between our virtual and physical identities.