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Chisholm Trail Park and the Reby Cary Youth Library (not yet open) have received the first public artworks added to the FWPA Collection in its 20th anniversary year:  Art + Knowledge: Flora & Fauna and The Pond by Jill Bedgood, and Only Connect by Joe O’Connell + Creative Machines, respectively.

October 2, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of Fort Worth Public Art, but we’re celebrating all year! In commemoration of this achievement, we’re unveiling a new 20th-anniversary logo. 2021 promises to bring more public art throughout Fort Worth and, later this year, the Pioneer Tower Iconic Artwork Public Art Project!


Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference. Check back to view the agenda and learn how to connect.


101 Black Visual Artists Living and Working in Texas

Featuring a number of FWPA pre-qualified and commissioned artists, Christopher Blay has shared this list of Black artists actively making work in Fort Worth and the greater Texas Community.

Image: Riley Holloway’s Home

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Lake Como Park

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 | Quayola

 

Quayola  (b.1982) employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums  between seemingly opposing forces: real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old  and new. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer  software, includes audio/visual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.