Artist Elizabeth Akamatsu’s Preliminary Design for the new Diamond Hill Community Center public art project titled Rising Strong was approved at this month’s Fort Worth Art Commission meeting! Inspired by the area’s family legacy, the sculpture celebrates the Diamond Hill Community through the concept of planting a seed, setting roots, and growing a bountiful life.
Artist Clifton Crofford’s Preliminary Design for the West Magnolia Avenue public art project was just approved at the May Art Commission meeting. The design includes three sculptures composed of bronze and glass: an acorn, a pinecone, and a magnolia seed pod. The imagery of seeds symbolizes the potential of the community and its residents to work together for future generations.
On April 29, 2020, City Council adopted a Resolution of Public Health Emergency adopting the provisions of Executive Orders issued by Governor Abbott. The Arts Center remains closed but is working with the city and the Cultural District to ensure we are prepared and our environment is safe for our employees, residents, artists and community. Our public art staff is continuing to work from home and may be reached by email.
Join us for the Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the meeting will be held via Webex. Complete information on how to connect and participate is on the first page of the attached agenda.
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.