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Join us for the dedication of Gordon Huether’s Vision on Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:00am at the Fort Worth Police Department South Patrol Division located at 3501 W. Risinger Road (76123). The seeks to evoke ideas of clarity, transparency, awareness and reflection that are essential to effective police enforcement today. The mirrored-finished stainless steel sphere is a timeless representation of the entire Fort Worth community and the people who serve it.

Installed this month just in time for Juneteenth, artist Christopher Blay’s East Rosedale Monument Project recognizes the role of transit buses in the civil rights movement from the 1950s through the 1970s and connects the struggle for equal rights and justice from a national narrative to a local one. The sculpture will be located at 920 East Rosedale Street (at Veal Street).

Please join us at the next meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, August 19, 2024, 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.  The agenda will include a PUBLIC HEARING on the Draft Public Art FY 2025 Annual Work Plan (linked below). The agenda and additional backup documents will be available by Thursday, August 15th.

Located in the new roundabout at Last Vegas Trail and South Normandale Street, Right Turn Only by artist Mark Reigelman is a spiral created from hundreds of blue traffic arrows that twirl in on themselves and point toward the sky. We thank Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery (7608 Camp Bowie West, 76116) for graciously hosting the artist reception and dedication program on June 1, 2024.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Right Turn Only

Mark Reigelman’s artwork for the Las Vegas Trail Roundabout entitled Right Turn Only is a spiral created from hundreds of bright blue traffic arrows that twirl in on themselves and point skyward.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Vision

Gordon Huether’s artwork for the Fort Worth Police Department South Patrol Division, entitled Vision, seeks to evoke ideas of clarity, transparency, awareness, and reflection that are essential to effective police enforcement today. A dedication event will be held on Monday, July 29, 2024.

FEATURED ART

Fabled

Area C Projects’ artwork entitled Fabled draws upon the library’s role as a teller of stories and stories as creators of place. The artists suggest that what people know about a place comes from the stories it tells about itself. Area C Projects partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library to collect pictures, video and stories from residents of Fort Worth over several months.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Paul Kittelson

Kittelson was recently selected for the Eastchase Parkway Public Art Project. Based in Houston, the artist has participated in both traditional exhibits and public projects. His studio works include drawings, paintings and sculpture in and a variety of medium and have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Texas and internationally. Visit his website to learn more!