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Fort Worth Public Art Premiered
New Media Artworks by Refik Anadol and Quayola on AUGUST 20 & 21, 2021.

Two major new media artworks commissioned by the City of Fort Worth were 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. After this presentation, the artists and curator, DooEun Choi, sat down with the Fort Worth Art Commissions Estrus Tucker to speak about the process and execution of these projects.


New Stories: New Futures was a two-night event brought to you by Fort Worth Public Art, managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with AURORA. Curated by Dr. Lauren Cross, ten North Texas artists created new media artwork on the Will Rogers Memorial Center grounds at the foot of Pioneer Tower.
The Arts Council of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum invite you to a conversation with the artists of New Stories: New Futures at Pioneer Tower!


Interested in serving on the Fort Worth Art Commission?  The City of Fort Fort Worth is seeking to fill 3 positions (design professional, arts professional and community representative) for two-year terms beginning October 2021. Interested Fort Worth residents are encouraged to apply online and attend an upcoming Art Commission Meeting.


Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 9 a.m.  Please note, this meeting will take place in person at the Fort Worth Community Art Center in the Sanders Theater. Please see the agenda below for more information.

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!