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Join our team!  The Arts Council of Fort Worth is now hiring a part time Public Art Community Engagement Coordinator.  If you love public art and enjoy working with people, this could be the job for you!  Deadline to apply is Monday, November 18, 2019.

See the public art process in action at the Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting on Monday, November 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.  The agenda will be posted by the preceding Thursday.

Celebrate Fort Worth Recycles Day 2019 by contributing items for Christopher Fennell’s upcycled sculptures for the North Beach Corridor Public Art Project on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.  Easy drop off is available in the circle drive.

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the historic Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Coliseum and Auditorium tile murals on Thursday, November, 21, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201AB, 818 Missouri Avenue, 76104.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Carousel

Carousel, a sculpture in painted stainless steel and aluminum, was recently installed in the center of the roundabout at the intersection of East Rosedale Street at Mitchell Boulevard. Created by the husband and wife artist team of Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, it will be dedicated Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 AM. The public is invited. The artwork is inspired in part by the artists’ fascination with carousels, which are a delight to children, and a source of nostalgia for adults.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Burning Bright

Inspired by Fort Worth’s nickname “Panther City”, artist Shawn Smith’s pixelated sculpture titled, Burning Bright, is permanently installed at Fire Station #42, on 450 East Rendon Crowley Road, 76028. Instead of depicting the panther asleep as he was in the famous quote Smith has chosen to depict him running with speed and purpose as a reflection of the firefighters and their remarkably fast response time.

FEATURED ART  | Vase With Nine Flowers

Vase With Nine Flowers, a sculpture in bronze and stainless steel by the renowned artist James Surls, was permanently installed in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on October 10, 2019.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT | James Surls

James Surls is an internationally recognized artist and one of the most preeminent living artists in the United States, who built his career in the 1980s and 1990s in Texas.