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We are pleased to introduce our new Public Art Community Engagement Coordinator, Michael C. Asbill!  We sincerely thank everyone who applied for the position and wish them all the best in their career endeavors.

Fort Worth Public Art congratulates past commissioned artists Frances Bagley, Letitia Huckaby, and Kris Pierce on their inclusion in State of the Art 2020, a prestigious exhibition in conjunction with the grand opening of The Momentary, a satellite space of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

See the public art process in action!  Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, January 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.

On November 21, 2019, the Fort Worth Art Commission held a Public Hearing on the historic Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Coliseum and Auditorium tile murals.  Citizens are still able to provide input by signing up to speak at the next Art Commission Meeting on January 13, 2020.  See the attached media release for other ways to share your comments!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Carousel

Carousel, a sculpture in painted stainless steel and aluminum, was recently installed in the center of the roundabout at the intersection of East Rosedale Street at Mitchell Boulevard. Created by the husband and wife artist team of Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, it will be dedicated Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 AM. The public is invited. The artwork is inspired in part by the artists’ fascination with carousels, which are a delight to children, and a source of nostalgia for adults.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Westcreek Drive

Artist Volkan Alkanoglu is creating a site-specific pedestrian bridge to span the culvert along Westcreek Drive, helping enhance pedestrian connectivity from the new Westcreek Drive walking path to the Trinity Trails via Kellis Park, Foster Park and Overton Park. Entitled Drift, the bridge is inspired by the natural formations in and along the creek and the mid-century architecture of the neighborhood.

FEATURED ART  | Vase With Nine Flowers

Vase With Nine Flowers, a sculpture in bronze and stainless steel by the renowned artist James Surls, was permanently installed in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on October 10, 2019.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT | James Surls

James Surls is an internationally recognized artist and one of the most preeminent living artists in the United States, who built his career in the 1980s and 1990s in Texas.