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New Stories: New Futures is a two-night free outdoor new media art exhibition featuring audio/video works projected on all four sides of the 204-foot tall Pioneer for Tower by internationally renowned artists Refik Anadol and Quayola.
In addition to the works commissioned by the City of Fort Worth ‘New Stories: New Futures’ will feature a supporting exhibition curated by Dr. Lauren Cross featuring works by a diverse range of North Texas artists who work with digital media and takes place at the same time.


Join us for the next Regular Meeting for the Art Commission, which will include a PUBLIC HEARING on the Draft Fiscal Year Public Art Annual Plan, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference.


The Fort Worth Art Commission is seeking to fill two seats, beginning in September 2021. Individuals interested in serving on the Fort Worth Art Commission are encouraged to attend Art Commission Meetings and seek to become involved with the program.

Applications are accepted via the City of Fort Worth’s website.


Fort Worth Public Art to Premiere
New Media Artworks by Refik Anadol and Quayola | AUGUST 20 and 21, 2021

The pair of works have been commissioned by the City of Fort Worth to be projected on all four sides of the 204-foot tall historic Pioneer Tower located in the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on August 20–21, 2021. The event will be free and open to the public.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Do Something Good For Your Neighbor

RDG Dahlquist Art Studio will soon install a sculptural plaza with seating, lighting, and a pathway, at Lake Como Park near the existing pavilion and dock. The plaza will be anchored by a weathered steel sculpture that will frame the view of Lake Como while celebrating the roles Amon G. Carter, Sr. and William H. Wilburn, Sr., editor of the Lake Como Weekly, played in the founding of the park.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Drift

Installed on Tuesday, June 22, the site-specific pedestrian bridge enhances 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 was inspired by the natural formations in and along the creek and the mid-century architecture of the neighborhood. At 58 feet long and 12 feet wide, the bridge transforms from a smooth geometric form to an organic shape, widening in the center to offer seating for the public to briefly rest and enjoy the view.

FEATURED ART
Breaking Ground & Compacted with Care

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center welcomes two distinct emerging artists Jihye Han and Ben Muñoz to the Shelia and Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery. The three plinths that serve as pedestals for the Arts Council’s temporary sculpture exhibition program were designed by local artist Kris Pierce and commissioned for the City of Fort Worth’s Public Art Collection.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Norie Sato

Seattle-based artist Norie Sato, Commissioned Artist for the 2015 public art project on the Chisholm Trail Parkway, has worked in printmaking, video, sculpture, and glass. Her long career includes many site-specific installations that interact with their environment. Many of her public art projects involve urban planning and design, and collaboration with architects.

Fort Worth Public Art recently met virtually with Sato to reflect on her experience working in the City of Fort Worth!