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, April 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference. View the agenda below [coming soon] and learn how to connect.
Artist Lorna Jordan passed away on March 2, 2021. Lorna worked with Fort Worth Public Art on the 2005 Southwest Parkway Corridor Preliminary Art Master Plan, which laid the groundwork for Norie Sato’s Water Crossing Markers and Trinity Water Fowls on the Chisholm Trail Parkway. Our gratitude goes out to Lorna. Our condolences go out to her family, friends, and colleagues.
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.
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.
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.
Jill Bedgood creates multi-media art that reflects her questioning of the duality of human nature. Bedgood recently installed Art + Knowledge: Flora & Fauna and The Pond along the walking trail in Chisholm Trail Park, 4680 McPherson Boulevard, 76123. Celebrating the park’s natural prairie, the art illuminates the ecosystems of the prairie: geology, hydrology, flora, and fauna and honors the ancestry of the land.