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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 of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, June 21, 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 agenda will be posted by the second week of June. In the meantime, the FWAC meeting from May is now available to stream.


Even in its installation phase, Dan Corson’s Flight is catching the eye of DFW. Dan Corson’s ambitious design includes scores of abstract “longhorn/bird” sculptural components, angled to resemble a flock flying out from underneath the railroad and interstate bridges that span over the Hemphill Connector. You can see 360 West Magazine‘s full feature, using the button below.
FWPA looks forward to completing and dedicating this work this Summer!


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 | Flight

INSTALLING NOW! – Artist Dan Corson’s design celebrates Fort Worth’s aviation history and links the pattern of migrating birds with those of jets in flight formation.  Corson also translates the city’s “Molly” icon into a contemporary expression of pattern and movement to enhance the experience of traveling through the new Hemphill Connector, located between West Lancaster Avenue at Lamar Street and West Vickery Boulevard at Hemphill Street.

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!