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Remnants of 1965, designed by North Texas artist Riley Holloway, was installed on January 18, 2020 in the Public Safety and Municipal Court Building lobby. The three glass artworks were inspired by historic photographs of a peaceful protest for Civil Rights which took place on the steps of the building in 1965.

FWPA is excited to announce the completion and dedication of Chronicles of Como by Adam Neese. This dedication coincided with the Grand Opening of the Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St. on February 15, 2020. Originally conceptualized as a graphic, layered glass façade that changes based on your point of view, the artwork echoes the past while celebrating the future of Como by combined elements that reflect the spirit of this community.

See the public art process in action!  Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, March 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Chronicles of Como 

Originally conceptualized as a graphic, layered glass façade that changes based on your point of view, the artwork echoes the past while celebrating the future of Como by combined elements that reflect the spirit of this community. Purple figures are illustrated from captured active silhouettes taken during a community “Picture Day”. These have been arranged to represent movement forward, a concept found in conversations with community members and celebrated in the annual Como Day on 4th of July. Photographs of buildings from several collections and archives comprise the foundation layer, which is rendered in gold, a reflection on spaces that are important to the community to date. On the porch-side, a collage from historical papers such as the Lake Como Weekly make up the final graphic layer. The translucency allows the viewer to look through the words of the past to see the present community marching into the future.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Remnants of 1965

Inspired by the rich history of the Municipal Court Building and its surrounding area and the interior design of the building as well, the three digitally printed glass panels hit directly on ideas of social justice and equality. Referencing photographs from the historic Civil Rights protest fifty years ago, Remnants of 1965 illustrates the unity exhibited in our past that has significantly impacted our present time.

See the work installed at the Municipal Court Building, 1000 Throckmorton St, 76102 and learn more about the artwork:

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.