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As part of the Lights Out Texas campaign, Flight by Dan Corson in the Hemphill Connector (between Downtown and the Near Southside), has been turned off to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.

‘Flight’ will be turned back on in June.

Wanda Conlin and Don Boren were recognized for their contributions to the Reby Cary Public Artwork with the TLA Benefactor Award by the Texas Library Association.

Only Connect can be found in the Reby Cary Youth Library and includes colored glass spheres and laser-cut stainless steel lacework with incorporated LED lighting using optical sensors and interactive buttons.

Fort Worth recycling business adds art staple to Rockwood Park

Themes of transformation and renewal will be at the center of Rockwood Park with the installation of a new public art sculpture on April 27.

Artist Mike Ross created “Eonothem” out of recycled aluminum, inspired by scrap metal from Gachman Metal and Recycling. The sculpture was commissioned by the city of Fort Worth and Gamtex Industries, which recently celebrated its centennial.

Join us for the Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, July 18, 2021, at 5 p.m.  Please note, that this meeting will take place in person at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy st.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Drift

Operating at the intersection of public art, infrastructure and architecture Drift is a community-driven, site-specific project.
Drift is inspired by the natural formations in and along the creek and the mid-century architecture of the neighborhood. The ADA compliant bridge was fabricated using methods similar to ship-building, with a steel skeleton sheathed in Spanish Cedar. The bridge was fabricated by Ignition Arts in Indianapolis, Indiana in collaboration with Lucas Brown of Brownsmith Studios, Bloomington, Indiana

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Intimate Apparel & Pearl Earrings

Donald Lipski’s signature style of creating whimsical installations from commonplace objects uses metaphor to evoke Fort Worth’s unique western heritage. Beloved hats donated by native and “honorary” Texans celebrate the friendly nature and collaborative spirit of Cowtown. The witty title is both a comment on the passionate attachment cowboys and cowgirls have to their hats and an anagrammatic gesture of thanks to the industrious hat wrangler Garlene Parris.

FEATURED ART

Flight

Artist Dan Corson’s design celebrates Fort Worth’s aviation history and links the patterns 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.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Kipp Kobayashi

Kobayashi’s work for FWPA Collective Transition explores the dynamics of social interaction as a result of shared physical space and imaginative experience. Lightheartedly referencing the function of “paperwork” in both work and play, Kobayashi demonstrates how we collectively impact, and are in turn impacted by, what occurs in physical space and our visual site lines.