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Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference.  For more information on how to connect please see the agenda, attached below.

The Fort Worth Public Art Program seeks emerging and established Texas-based curators of all backgrounds, working in a variety of approaches and with diverse perspectives. Upon submission, curators or curatorial teams will enter an application pool for consideration on future projects. Deadline: June 01.
Note: Curators will first be reviewed for consideration for the Marine Creek Parkway Public Art Project, a new project initiated this spring.

We met with Megan Henderson, Director of Events and Communications for Near Southside Inc., to discuss the importance of local art and local artists in the Near Southside community and the City of Fort Worth at large. Our series of FWPA 20th anniversary interviews with artists, art commissioners, elected officials, and community members, who have played a role in the program’s success that are available on the FWPA Vimeo Channel over the next several months.

Fort Worth Public Art to Premiere New Media Artworks by Refik Anadol and Quayola | AUGUST 20-21, 2021

The pair of works has been commissioned by the City of Fort Worth to be projected on all four sides of the 204-foot tall historic Pioneer Tower located in the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on August 20–21, 2021. The event will be free and open to the public.

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
Jill Bedgood

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.