Join us for the next Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 5 p.m.. The agenda and more information on how to connect will be available soon.
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has announced an Art Works award of $10,000 to the Arts Council of Fort Worth for the Pioneer Tower Iconic Public Art Project. This is one of 1015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.
Additionally, on July 23, City Council authorized contracts for artists Refik Anadol and Quayola to produce artwork for the Pioneer Tower event currently scheduled for February 2021.
The Arts Council of Fort Worth is thrilled to announce a Cultural District grant award of $225,000 from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) for a free community event that premieres art works by internationally recognized new media artists Quayola and Refik Anadol. These new media works will be projected on all four sides of the historic Pioneer Tower at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, illuminating the 204-foot structure in the night skies of Fort Worth during the last weekend of February 2021.
The dedication of Vase with Nine Flowers by artist James Surls took place on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30 AM. You may view the artwork at the intersection of Lansford Lane and Montgomery Street, 76107. The dedication was steamed live on FWPublicArt’s Facebook and Instagram. You can also view the dedication on the City of Fort Worth’s YouTube account, linked below
The Animalis Works team, artists Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt, was inspired by the revitalization and conservation of Northwest Community Park as an ecosystem. Particularly interested in its reemergence as a stopping point on the migration route of the monarch butterflies, the team designed a series of larger-than-life butterfly sculptures. Each beautiful butterfly sculpture calls to mind this migration, encapsulating the energy and vibrance of nature
Inspired by historic photographs of a peaceful Civil Rights demonstration that took place in front of the A.D. Marshall Public Safety and Courts Building (1000 Throckmorton Street, 76102) over 50 years ago, artist Riley Holloway’s glass artwork celebrates ideals of social justice and equality before the law. Remnants of 1965 illustrates the unity exhibited in our city’s past that has significantly impacted our present time.
Artist Leticia Huerta has created integral artwork for each of the three bridges in the Lower Lebow Channel Watershed Improvement Project; Northeast 28th Street, Dewey Street and now Trail Driver Dreams for Brennan Avenue.
Huerta has worked on numerous public art projects, her studio work is in mixed media combining text and images that allude to personal reflection as well as universal themes about identity, love, death, pain and joy.