COMMISSIONED ARTISTS | A Diverse Group of Talent From Across the Nation

Over 100 artists have been involved in the creation of public art for the City of Fort Worth, nearly half of which are local artists.  Learn more about the people behind the art and click on their names to link to their websites.

Elizabeth Akamatsu earned a BA from California State University at Fullerton and went on to receive an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She worked as an Assistant Professor of art at Midwestern State University and Sam Houston State University for several years before becoming artist full-time in 1995. The artist has exhibited in Italy and has also participated in exhibitions nationally from Massachusetts, to Texas to Virginia.
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Diamond Hill Community Center | Final Design | Elizabeth Akamatsu | Diamond Hill Community Center
Volkan Alkanoglu is the founding principal of Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC and offers an explicit international background. He was born in Turkey, raised in Germany, and studied architecture at the Hochschule der'Knste in Berlin, Peter Behrens School of Architecture in D'sseldorf and received his Master of Architectural Design degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK.
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Westcreek Drive | Fabrication | Volkan Alkanoglu | Spanish Cedar | Westcreek Drive
Oscar Alvarado (b. 1962) Alvarado has created art for over twenty years, ranging from found-object sculptures and small mosaic works to large-scale sculptures covered with thousands of mosaic pieces of tile and glass. These mosaic sculptures and murals are made using materials and methods that have been in use for millennia, but the artist also incorporates new materials and techniques to ensure the longevity of his work. Alvarado has multiple public artwork commissions in San Antonio, as well as works in Corpus Christi and Plano.
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Oscar Alvarado | Service Through the Centuries | 2013 | Glass tile mural | Fire Station #5
Refik Anadol is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. Taking the data flowing around us as his primary material and neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering radical visualizations of digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. Anadol's site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while offering a dramatic rethinking of the physical world, our relationship to time and space, and the creative potential of machines.
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Pioneer Tower - Anadol | Fabrication | Refik Anadol | Projection Mapping Videos | Will Rogers Memorial Center
Animalis Works aims to create works that bring life to the communities and spaces they inhabit. Each artist contributes their strengths to their creative endeavor. Dharmesh, a trained architect, utilizes his skills for design to integrate art into the urban streetscape. His experience includes work as an urban designer developing streetscape plans and site plans for activation of the urban fabric. Autumn, a master ceramicist, uses her background in ceramics, sculpture, and materiality for design and fabrication.
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Animalis Works, LLC. | When Air Becomes Sky | 2020 | Stainless Steel with Embedded Crystal Prisms | Northwest Community Park
Connie Arismendi is a nationally recognized sculptor and installation artist living and working in Austin, TX. Her artwork is shaped by the profound emotional and intellectual concepts of family, memory, and spirituality. Her paintings are in the Permanent Collection for the Embassy of the United States, Belmopan, Belize. In 2005 she partnered with Laura Garanzuay to form Arismendi Garanzuay Studio. They are known for innovative public art projects, from large-scale architectural installations to freestanding sculptures that combine a wide variety of materials.
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Connie Aresmendi & Laura Garanzuay | Night Song | 2010 | Light | Rolling Hills Water Treatment Facility
Joe Barrington completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University, majoring in sculpture and minoring in printmaking. The artist has participated in an international exchange exhibition between Texas and Tokyo, Japan, as well as exhibitions throughout Texas and across the country.
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Fire Station #45 | Final Design | Joe Barrington | Fire Station #45
Alice Bateman is a Fort Worth-based sculptor. She has lived and studied art all over the world, receiving her BFA from the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting in London, England and studying sculpture in Lucca, Italy.
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Alice Bateman | Friends for Life | 2008 | Steel | Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center
Gregory Beck has devoted his life to art. Along with his unique, vibrant paintings in oil and acrylic, in recent years, he has focused on figurative sculpture. A distinctive and instinctive ability to blend the purity of classical sculpture with a unique sense of modern realism allows Gregory Beck to create beautiful, inspirational works. Working strictly from imagination, each sculpture is striking in its composition with powerfully emphasized human anatomy revealing Beck's perceptive understanding of physiology, human relationships, and emotion.
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San Antonio artist Jill Bedgood creates multi-media art that questions the duality of human nature. Her long involvement with public art includes commissions in Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth, and she has chaired the Art in Public Places Program for the City of Austin. Bedgood has a robust studio practice with an extensive state, national and international exhibition history. She has received numerous awards, including an Artist Residency at the American Academy in Rome and at the Rockefeller Foundation's Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy.
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Chisholm Trail Park | Fabrication | Jill Bedgood | Enamel on Steel | Chisholm Trail Park
A student of art, architecture and environmental design, Ken Bernstein graduated from the University of Colorado with a Fine Arts degree in 1975. His interdisciplinary education laid a strong foundation for his career as a public artist. Bernstein has been creating art commissions for the public as well as private art clients for over 25 years. Designing in a variety of media including steel, stone, ceramics, glass, glass mosaics and paint, his art integrates and embellishes interior and exterior spaces with durable creations that include sculpture, tile, mosaic and painted murals.
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Ken Bernstein | Trinity | 2017 | Metal, LED light | East 1st Street Bridge
Christopher Blay is an artist, writer and curator with a B.F.A. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. His work incorporates video, sculpture, and performance. Blay received the SMU Meadows Museum's Moss/Chumley Award (2013) and the Nasher Sculpture Center's Artist Microgrant (2015). He is also a recipient of the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art (2018). He was a visiting artist at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections (2017) and and an inaugural Carter Community Artist at the Amon Carter Museum.
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East Rosedale Street (I 35 - 287) | Fabrication | Christopher Blay | Repurposed Transit Bus | I-35W to US287
Seattle-based artist Beliz Brother is an awarded artist with over twenty years of experience in public art. Known for engaging and thoughtful artworks that draw upon and reflect the experiences of different communities, Brother's commissions include site specific and integrated projects in Seattle, WA; San Antonio, TX; San Jose, CA; site specific projects for the University of Texas San Antonio; and, St. Louis, MO. She has received a number of awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Grant.
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Beliz Brother | As One | 2018 | Corten Steel | Bob Bolen Public Safety Training Center
Artist John Christensen, based in Austin, brings to any project a broad set of technical and conceptual skills. Born in New York City, he received a BA from Harvard in Visual and Environmental Studies and a MFA from the University of Texas. Since 1990, he has focused his site-sensibility on projects for the theater and public spaces. In collaboration with choreographers, he has created interactive props and theatrical environments for 28 productions presented in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Christensen has completed numerous large-scale public and private art commissions across the US.
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John Christensen | Train | 2015 | Painted Steel | E. Lancaster Avenue and Handley Drive
Lynne Bowman Cravens is a fine art photographer working in an interdisciplinary method. She takes a wide range of approaches in her artwork as a response to her autobiographical narrative. The work is poetic and expressive, revealing a glimpse into her desires through contemporary self-portraiture. Each piece and series range from large-scale digital installations to delicate one of a kind objects.
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Municipal Vehicle Maintenance Facility (Holly Water) | Final Design | Lynne Bowman Cravens | Forest Park Blvd
Clifton Crofford views his work as celebrating the potential and strengths of community, a concept influenced by personal experiences and observations. He received his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Texas at Arlington, after which he co-founded SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery where he has served as Executive Director since 2011. Crofford continues to be an active artist in the North Texas area with inclusions in numerous exhibitions and collections.
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Magnolia Avenue | Final Design | Clifton Crofford | Magnolia Avenue
Artist Dan Corson moves between disciplines of Art, Theatrical Design, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. His projects have ranged from complex rail stations to quiet interpretive buildings. With a Masters Degree in Art from the University of Washington and a BA in Theatrical Design from San Diego State University, Corson's work is infused with drama, layered meanings and often engages the public as co-creators within his environments. Designed by Corson, Flight is being fabricated and installed by Kiboworks, an award-winning company specializing in LED systems.
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Hemphill-Lamar Connector | Fabrication | Dan Corson | Painted steel, polyethylene, and LEDs | Hemphill Lamar Connector (Lancaster to Vickery)
Ann Ekstrom was born in Fort Worth in 1953. Ekstrom earned a B.FA. from Texas Christian University. She received additional art training at the University of Texas at Austin and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Ekstrom's passion for art is seen in a deep body of work that ranges from printmaking to watercolor painting to highly detailed, large-scale oils.
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Ann Ekstrom | Lining Up at Penrose | 2016 | Limestone | South Z Boaz Park
Eric Eley was born in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. Eley spent two years as an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, sponsored by the Taunt Fellowship. Along with his studio practice, Eley has taught at Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, the University of Washington, and Richland College.
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Eric Eley | Golden Assembly | 2016 | Stainless Steel and Colored Composite Lumber | Rosen Park
Artist Christopher Fennell builds structural skeletons from discarded or found objects. His creative inspiration comes from two places: engineering and art. His background in engineering provides a singular understanding of how the materials can be formed, shaped and connected into a structure. His vision as an artist and his sense of humor bring the parts together in a form that is not only pleasing, but often thought-provoking and dynamic, challenging the viewer to look past the recognizable shape to see how everything is connected.
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North Beach Street | Fabrication | Christopher Fennell | Upcycled Materials | North Beach Corridor
Sandra Fiedorek is an Austin-based artist whose work is known for its exploration of a visual language that is at once abstract and figural, and for its innovative use of mechanical processes and materials. Fiedorek studied art at Columbia and Rice and received an NEA Mid-America Arts Alliance fellowship in 1992. The Austin Airport features a large mural by Sandra that can be seen above the baggage claim area and she is been featured in many galleries across Texas.
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Sandra Fiedorek | Letters | 2010 | Colored Laminated Glass, Gold Leaf | Northwest Branch Library
Mark Fields entered the United States Air Force in 1954. Prior to his military career, he attended senior year of high school in El Dorado, AR, and was awarded an art scholarship to Arkansas State College for his natural talent of drawing and painting. His educational background includes completion of the accredited programs of Art Instructions, Inc. of Minneapolis, the Minnesinger School of Fine Arts, The Air University at Maxwell Air force Base, Alabama, and the University of Maryland.
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Mark Fields | Piedmont | 2007 | Glass Mosaic | Piedmont Road
Multimedia painter Vernon Fisher is best known for his multilayered compositions, in which disparate images are superimposed upon one another. Quietly satirical, Vernon chooses his appropriations carefully, for both their graphic elegance and historical symbolism. Fisher's work is in the private collections of over 40 museums worldwide, and he has exhibited everywhere from New Delhi to Dusseldorf.
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Vernon Fisher | Early Texas/ Modern Texas | 2005 | Oil on Hardboard | Fort Worth Convention Center
Tommy Fitzpatrick (born Dallas, Texas 1969) Fitzpatrick earned his BA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1993. He has since exhibited his work in 20 solo exhibitions across the country and internationally. Fitzpatrick is known for his graphic paintings and use of bold colors. His work is in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas as well as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. He is an Assistant Professor of painting at Texas State University in San Marcos.
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Art Garcia is a Texas-born artist who lives and works in Dallas. With 30 years experience Garcia has been honored in journals and annuals in the United States and Europe. He has produced work for The City of Dallas, Georgetown, Southlake, New Orleans, The Meadows School of Art, The University of Texas at Dallas, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the US Census.
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Art Garcia | Zarape | 2017 | Powder Coated Steel | Victory Forest Community Center
Garcia is an accomplished multi-media sculptor with extensive experience in private, commercial, and public art sculpture utilizing traditional natural stone, steel, and cast bronze creations. His project approach focuses on intensive research and open communications with design teams and committee members on defining visions and goals of the project. His natural stone bas-relief wall murals, and three dimensional single or multiple piece stand-alone sculptures are valued for their visual impact, innovative free flowing designs, substance, and relevance to theme content.
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Eliseo Garcia | Nature's Essence | 2010 | Limestone | Overton Park
Cliff Garten is an internationally recognized sculptor and founder of Cliff Garten Studio in Venice, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Cliff Garten | Avenue of Light | 2009 | Stainless Steel | Lancaster Avenue
Jeff creates representational western bronzes as well as monumental bronze commissions. Awards include the 2007 Cowboy Artists of America Award for Emerging Artist, Phippen art show, Prescott, AZ, as well as numerous other awards including best of show, first place sculpture, and others. His works are in several prestigious collections, including the Pearce Collection of Western Art, in Corsicana, TX, and the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, CO. Jeff sculpted a portrait bust of Charles Goodnight which is now on display at the Charles Goodnight Historical Center in Claude, TX. Jeff is an artist at R.S. Hannah Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX.
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Jeff Gottfried | Freedom Train | 2010 | Stainless Steel, Bronze | Fort Worth T&P Station Building
Born in Texas, Harris received a BFA from TCU {'79) and an MFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA ('10). Following his career in the National Football League (1980-86), Harris turned towards creative vocations including Museum Curator, Graphic Designer and Exhibit Designer for zoos and aquaria and finally Fine Artist in 2006. He exhibits nationally, and was the recipient of the 2013 Hunting Art Prize. His works included in numerous corporate and private collections.
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Fire Station #43 | Final Design | Marshall Harris | Intersection of Camp Bowie W. Blvd. and Linkmeadow Dr.
Billy Hassell is a Texas based artist with a focus on nature, conservation and the environment. The artist is well known for his oil paintings, color lithographs and watercolors. He currently exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri and Colorado.
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Billy Hassell | Birds and Flora of Texas | 2010 | Glass Mosaic | Fire Station #34
Since realizing his first civic artwork in 1984 Ralph Helmick has created over fifty award-winning public commissions across the U.S. and abroad. His goal as a public artist is to create generous, layered, challenging work that partakes in the social fabric of a culture and place. Nearly all of his projects speak to the intersection of art and science. Distance and perception. Anamorphosis. Pareidolia. Optical consolidation. These and other visual phenomena are explored and harnessed toward profound aesthetic ends.
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Ralph Helmick | Blue Lines | 2010 | Powder coated steel | Fort Worth Police Department
David Hickman attended Cooke County Junior College and the University of Texas in Arlington. He studied sculpture with Octavio Medellin from 1967 - 1979. Hickman works in all metals, carved stone, slumped glass, and glass mosaic. In recent years he has frequently used wind-activated, kinetic elements to create signature site specific works. He was selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts as the Texas State Artist Three-Dimensional category in 2004. He was also named Artist of the Year in 2005 by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
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David Hickman | Thomas Place Tower | 2012 | Painted Steel, Aluminum, Concrete, Glass Tile | Thomas Place Community Center
Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii have worked as a team to create more than 40 projects over three decades. Hirschfield has received major awards from both public and private foundations including awards from the NEA, North Carolina Arts Council, Graham Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Art Matters, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Ishii has received a number of awards including two North Carolina Artist Fellowships.
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Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii | Carousel | 2019 | Painted Aluminum and Steel | East Rosedale Roundabout at Mitchell
Hunting Prize finalist and figurative painter Riley Holloway, currently works out of Dallas, TX. Born in Los Angeles, Holloway relocated to Arlington at a young age. Growing up, he developed an early interest in art, learning from his mother, who is an artist herself. He attended The Art Institute of Dallas and the Florence Academy of Art, after which he was awarded an artist residency at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Holloway's aesthetics create familiar spaces that are rich in storytelling, free from constraints, and true to his subjects. Holloway's technique is undeniable and his content is rich in both drama, history and intimacy.
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Riley Holloway | Remnants of 1965 | 2020 | Glass | Fort Worth Municipal Court
Etty began her studies at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where she obtained a bachelors degree in architecture, and then earned her Master of Fine Arts specializing in sculpture from Texas Christian University. Horowitz has multiple public artwork commissions in Dallas, as well as works in the Shearith Israel Synagogue and has participated internationally in sculpture symposiums and workshops.
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Etty Horowitz | Ocean of Grass | 2014 | Stainless Steel | Chisholm Trail Recreation Center
Huckaby's work is included in several prestigious collections: the Library of Congress, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, and the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She has also created public art projects around the DFW metroplex including the 4th Street Trailhead at Trinity River in Fort Worth, the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library in Fort Worth, and the Highland Hills Branch Library in Dallas.
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Letitia Huckaby | 35 City Blocks | 2008 | Digitally printed laminated glass (window) Stone and tile mosaic (patio/floor) | Ella Mae Shamblee Library
Sedrick Huckaby was born in 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas. His formal education in art started at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He then transferred to Boston University (BFA, 1997), where he received extensive academic training in studio art. Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a Guggenheim award, and Jone Mitchell Foundation Grand and a Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award. Most recently, he was named the Texas State Artist for 2018. His works are in many collections across the country and at the American Embassy in Namibia.
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Widely noted throughout the Texas art community and beyond, Huerta was co-founder of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997. Benito's public art work is about site, the meaning of the site, and how art can engage with a community. Huerta has completed over many public art projects, including installations at DFW Airport and projects for Houston Light Rail and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
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Benito Huerta | Marine Creek Park Corridor Enhancements and Markers | 2015 | Steel | Marine Creek Park
Leticia Huerta Studio specializes in public art. Leticia Huerta has extensive experience creating meaningful projects for spaces and their communities. Huerta has experience working on transit projects, bridges, streetscapes, parks and public buildings such as hospitals and universities. The work is inspired by the people that inhabit these spaces as well as their history and future. She utilizes materials appropriate for each project and utilizes various materials such as tile, glass, metal, concrete, terrazzo and paint.
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Leticia Huerta | Embroidery Dreams | 2012 | Glass, Ceramic Tile | 1404 NE 28th Street
An artist from Northern California, Kahn replicates the forms and forces of nature. Happening across his work can be a stupefying experience, as it was for this author, since typically invisible or unobservable forces are felt as immediate, bodily experiences, as natural effects, which are only later discovered to have been artificially constructed.
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Ned Kahn | Wind Roundabout | 2015 | Steel and aluminum | Henderson Street Roundabout
David Keens is a nationally recognized sculptor and glass artist, recognized as the Texas State Artist in 2007. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Craftsman Fellowship and the Outstanding Creative Activity/Research Award among other research grants and awards. Keens' work is in numerous private and public collections, including the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, and the White House in Washington D.C., and his work has been exhibited in galleries and major museums throughout the United States and Europe.
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David Keens | Chroma Refraction | 2008 | Glass | Northpark YMCA
Michael William Kirby has been working in the public art realm for 20 years. He has studied various mural techniques at Universities and studios in Italy, Mexico and the United States. He is a master in the various mediums which include marouflage, alfanic urethanes, oils, acrylic, silicons, tempora, fresco (painting on wet plaster) and others. He is one of a hand full of artists that understand the techniques of fresco in the United States. He has also developed other techniques in fiber cements that allow his work to be created in studio and transported.
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Michael William Kirby | Love Story | 2012 | Painted Mural | Southwest Recreation Center
For over 20 years, Philippe Klinefelter has designed and constructed site-specific public artworks that speak to community identity and place. His interest in how communities interact in, and with, the built environment has been influenced by extensive travel, the study of ancient cultures, and a childhood split between family homes in France and Washington D.C. The artist holds degrees in both biology and architecture from the University of Texas in Austin.
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Philippe Klinefelter | Earth Fountain | 2009 | Granite | Byers Green
Based in Los Angeles, Kobayashi received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MFA from the University of Southern California and has taught extensively in the Urban and Regional Planning department at the Cal Poly Pomona School of Environmental Design. Over the past 15 years, he has created projects and presented ideas for cities across the nation and for such organizations as the Getty Museum, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.
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Kipp Kobayashi | Collective Transitions | 2017 | Stainless steel | Meacham International Airport
Over the past three decades, Julie Lazarus has built a varied exhibition record, showing in regional, national, and international venues. Lazarus' work is included in many private and public art collections, among them, those of Allstate Insurance, the Belo Corporation, the City of Fort Worth, Credit Suisse, the Exxon Corporation, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Texas Christian University, Texas Instruments, XTO Energy, Frank Stella and Harriet McGuirk, and President George W. and Laura Bush.
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Julie Lazarus | Membrane Technology:Sources/Filtration | 2012 | Glass Tile | Westside Water Treatment Plant
Donald Lipski was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1947. He became a history major and anti-war activist at the University of Wisconsin Madison, earning a B.A. in American History in 1970. In 1978 he won the first of three National Endowment for the Arts grants, followed by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1993, The Rome Prize of The American Academy in Rome in 2000, and Cranbrook's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.
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Donald Lipski | Intimate Apparel & Pearl Earrings | 2005 | Mixed Media (400+Hats on Steel Armiture) | Fort Worth Convention Center
Sara Lovas lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Her work emerges from personal experience and significant moments in life. She strives to depict joy, risk, adventure, security, love and loss. Out-of-scale objects are juxtaposed with small human forms to communicate universal experiences. Lovas has exhibited in juried gallery exhibitions in Dallas and Fort Worth, including at Craighead Green Gallery and the Latino Cultural Center. She was included in Aurora Light of Convergence in 2013, and expanded her practice to include public art.
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Golden Triangle Library | Fabrication | Sara Lovas | Golden Triangle Library
Rebecca Low designed and built her own 5000 square foot gallery and studio in west Fort Worth in 1998. Her works are constructed by using found objects in combination with stainless, copper, aluminum, brass and steel and she often uses wind, water or fire to enhance her large scale outdoor sculptures. She works primarily by commission and her works are in private and corporate collections across the United States and in Great Britain.
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Rebecca Low | Molly | 2007 | Copper | Fort Worth City Hall
Jack Mackie is a nationally recognized public artist engaged in the planning, design, and construction of civic spaces and structures. Based in Seattle, Washington, he has served as Design Team Artist for many artistic infrastructure projects and has co-authored the Public Art Plans for over ten organizations internationally. Mackie has been an active part of many art and design commissions, including the Public Art Review Advisory Board and advisor to Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis Planning Department.
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Jack Mackie | Trout Lily | 2013 | Painted Steel and Clock | Fort Worth East Side Transfer Center
A nationally recognized artist, Mike Mandel is known for his dramatically scaled photographic tile mural commissions, which grace facilities across the nation, including the Charlotte Arena, Charlotte, NC; the San Francisco International Airport; 8th District Police Station, Chicago, IL; and the Jones SBC Stadium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He has received numerous grants and awards, including a MacDowell Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the James D. Phelan Award.
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Mike Mandel | Western Heritage Parking Garage Murals | 2012 | Glass and Porcelain Tile | Western Heritage Parking Garage
Eric McGehearty has his Masters of Fine Art from UNT and has shown his art work nationally in venues such as: The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, The Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University and at the Piedmont Arts Museum in Virginia. In the field of public art McGehearty's project in Fort Worth was recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of the forty best projects in 2007. In 2009 his sculpture will be included in the Armory Show in New York and in a one person show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas TX.
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Eric McGehearty | United We Stand | 2006 | Bronze with Painted Patina | Fort Worth Fire Station # 8
Tina McIntire was born in Duncan, Oklahoma in 1962. At the age of four, she and her family moved to Fort Worth where she resides today. McIntire creates richly colored mosaics that adorn private homes and professional businesses. Her work is available at select local galleries and by private commission.
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Tina McIntire | Consequently | 2014 | Glass Mosaic | Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
Ms. Melito is a co-founder of Montage Imagers based in Fort Worth. She has completed numerous private and public art commissions. Her work is in the collections of: the City of Frisco; National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; Cinemark, Inc; Zales Corporation; Hard Rock Cafe; and the United Way.
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Janice Hart Melito | Our Heroes | 2008 | Cast Stone | Fort Worth Fire Station #41
Charlotte Lindsey and Larry Enge are accomplished artists that together are Montage 48/61. Lindsey has a background in graphic design and Enge is an accomplished mixed-media painter. Together they have completed many public art projects, including those for Forest Green Branch Library in Dallas, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, two DART Light Rail Stations, the Dallas Executive Airport, and the transfer station in the Berry/Riverside Urban Village.
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Montage 48/61 | Stampede | 2008 | Ceramic | Fort Worth Fire Station 11
Juan and Patricia Navarrete are a well-established artist team who frequently incorporate Native American and Southwestern symbolism into their work and have received awards and recognition for several public art projects. The couple has created many public art works in New Mexico and across the southwest including installations in Fort Collins, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Loma Linda, California; and Norman, Oklahoma.
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Juan and Patricia Navarrete | Florescence | 2014 | Powder Coated Steel and Dichoric Glass | West Rosedale
Adam Neese is a photographer who investigates place, mythology, and interaction with the landscape in his work. His bodies of artwork have been exhibited in numerous group, solo, and two person exhibitions nationally and internationally. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of North Texas. Neese's photographs are included in collections including Harwood International and Target Corporate Headquarters and various private collections. He lives and works in Houston, Texas.
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Floyd Newsum was born in 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art and his Masters in Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Newsum is a painter and printmaker with several successful public art projects under his belt. His colorful, figurative work can be found in many museum collections around the country, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.
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Floyd Newsum, Jr. | For Better Life | 2008 | Painted Aluminum | Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
David Newton, a classically trained sculptor in the European tradition, has dedicated his career to transforming ordinary African American people and forgotten historical moments into unforgettable, timeless monuments of beauty. David completed his undergraduate degree in fine arts from Detroit's College of Creative Studies and his Masters of Fine Art degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Arts in New York City.
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Tomas Bustos and David Newton | Vaquero | 2012 | Bronze | N. Main Street
Devon Nowlin is a Fort Worth native who holds a BFA from the University of North Texas (2004) and an MFA from Texas Christian University (2011). Primarily known for her figurative paintings, Nowlin is currently creating a body of work informed by mid-twentieth century American history, vernacular photography, and nostalgia. She also creates artwork in a wide range of media including textiles, small sculpture, and photography that are meant to enhance connections and encourage fresh perspectives in our experiences with her paintings.
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Devon Nowlin | Green Grass Mosaic | 2008 | Glass | Chickering Road
Creative Machines is a group of visionary artists, engineers and fabricators doing world-class work for clients everywhere from their base in Tucson, AZ. We are a multi-disciplinary firm whose abilities span exhibition design, ball machine sculptures, and monumental public art. Together they create monumental and human-scaled work that is beautiful while also yielding deeper rewards with continued interaction. Their work is rooted in science, perception, and history.
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Reby Cary Youth Library | Fabrication | Joe O'Connell Creative Machines, Inc. | Glass, Stainless Steel and LEDs | Future Reby Cary Youth Library
Kenneth O'Toole is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. A self-taught abstract artist, his paintings have gained him regional recognition and have been included in group exhibitions in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. O'Toole's work involves creating a "visual vocabulary" to communicate emotional or spiritual experiences and create new perceptions. Recent work deals with merging a stream of conscious painting approach with the constraint of intention, typified by design elements and standard drawing techniques.
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Ken OToole | Dreams at 100 Fathoms | 2013 | Glass and Ceramic Tile | Marine Park Pool
Frances Bagley and Tom Orr are established artists with international reputations both individually and collaboratively. Their works are in major corporate, private and museum collections. As a team, they designed the set for the Dallas Opera's 2006 production of Nabucco. Bagley and Orr have each designed DART Light Rail Stations in the greater Dallas area, and Bagley was Lead Artist for Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Public Art and Design Program. Orr was commissioned for the public art collection in the International Terminal D at DFW Airport, and is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, TX.
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Tom Orr & Frances Bagley | Cascading Water | 2012 | Powercoated Steel | Fire Station #27
An artist and architect, Julia Ousley's work is driven by the interaction of shape, form and balance; and her work is frequently marked with architectural as well as human symbols and signifiers. Her work engages with themes including the human body, the human condition, the built environment, and the place where they intersect. Ousley holds a Masters of Fine Art from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Julia Ousley | The Ancestors | 2017 | Steel | Plaza Circle
Born in Dover, Delaware, in 1957, Michael began this lifelong pursuit as a student of painting and sculpture under Patrick Carter in 1972. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A & M University in 1982, he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1990.
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Michael Pavlosvky | Prairie Wind | 2010 | Bronze | CP Hadley Park
Born in Dover, Delaware, in 1957, Michael began this lifelong pursuit as a student of painting and sculpture under Patrick Carter in 1972. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A & M University in 1982, he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1990.
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Michael Pavlovsky | Avenue Tapestry | 2013 | Powder coated aluminum | E. Lancaster Ave
Christopher Janney is a pioneer in the field of sound art, merging architecture, sound, light and interactive technology. For 30 years, Janney has been blending music and light with the physical space in unexpected ways. His work invites the public to engage and connect. Janney's work turns spectators into participants. Having studied architecture at Princeton and MIT, Janney is also a trained jazz musician. He has created numerous permanent interactive sound and light installations attempting to make architecture more spontaneous and music more physical.
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PhenomenArts, Inc. | Parking in Color | 2009 | Glass, Light, Audio | Downtown Fort Worth Houston Street Parking Garage
Kris Pierce is an artist working in Dallas, Texas. His work explores notions of power, value, and states of consciousness in the context of our modern digital world. He has exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces, including recent solo and group exhibitions at the Hiroshima Art Center, Japan; CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; Gallerie Se Konst, Falun, Sweden; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas; Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio; the Dallas Museum of Art; and RL Window, Ryan/Lee, New York City.
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Manuel Pulido is no stranger to the Northside. His mark can be seen in various community murals including at Northside Library, in the Stockyards and soon along the river in a project initiated by the Tarrant Regional Water District.
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Manuel Pulido | Rebirth of Aspiration | 2010 | Painted Mural | Northside Community Center
Quayola employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new. Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and reimagines canonical imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master painting, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola's abstract compositions. His varied practice also includes audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.
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Pioneer Tower - Quayola | Fabrication | Quayola | New Media | Will Rogers Memorial Center
RDG Dahlquist Art Studio is a creative and collaborative environment. The outcome of which is a thoughtful integration of art into public and private spaces within building architecture and the landscape. Our work depends upon many different elements, orchestrated in a way in which the public is welcomed into and moved by the experience. Through a process that combines research and discovery with insight and experimentation, we design and create memorable destinations and exciting new places.
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Lake Como Park | Fabrication | RDG Dahlquist Art Studio | Corten Steel Sculpture with Wood Benches | Lake Como Park
Julie Richey has been creating mosaics for more than 20 years. Her custom residential and commercial installations can be found in the US, Italy, Spain, and Mexico. Her work has been exhibited across the US and in Italy at the biennial Ravenna Mosaico festival and at the Orsoni Smalti Veneziani foundry in Venice as part of the Orsoni Grand Prize for mosaic in 2009.
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North Animal Care & Service Center | Final Design | Julie Richey | Mosaic | North Service Center
Mike Ross uses a wide range of media in his work to explore elements of light, space, form and interactivity. His work focuses on the relationships between mankind and the natural world. He describes his work as "experiential" as it uses extraordinary visual effects to create sites of experience where people can interact with one another. Ross's sculptures have been seen throughout New York, Amsterdam, and Berlin, and he has been awarded the Grand Esplanade Award for Sculpture in Key West, Florida. The artist was also commissioned by the Black Rock City, LLC for Burning Man in 2007.
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Mike Ross | Eonothem | 2020 | Cast Recycled Aluminum | Rockwood Park
Norie Sato is an artist living in Seattle. Derived from site and context-driven ideas, her public work strives to add meaning and human touch to the built environment. Her projects are located around the country, including for the San Diego International Airport Reflection Room; Arabian Library and McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center, both in Scottsdale; the Seattle Justice Center; Salt Lake City Light Rail; and University of Wisconsin/Madison's new Biochemistry Building. She is a former member of the Public Art Network Council and former commissioner of the Seattle Design Commission.
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Norie Sato | Water Crossing Markers and Trinity Water Fowls | 2015 | Cut Glass and Stone Mosaic | Chisholm Trail Parkway
Cam Schoepp is a Fort Worth-based artist. An Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Texas Christian University since 2003, he teaches Sculpture, Drawing, and seminar classes at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He maintains an active studio practice and exhibition schedule and his work is in the permanent collections of the Old Jail Art Museum in Albany, the Goldstrom Family Collection in New York City, the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, and the City of Fort Worth.
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Cam Schoepp | Water Fountain | 2008 | Limestone | Fort Worth Fire Station 38
Bart Shaw, an architect with a firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. His work has been published in Texas Architect, 360 West Magazine, Indulge Magazine, and Faith and Form Magazine. His work exhibits strong conceptual expression that resonates through his competition, commercial, retail, and residential practice. In 2012, Bart Shaw, AIA served as the President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and his public art piece Memory: Fairmount Park was recently awarded a Studio Design Award by the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
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Bart Shaw | Memory: Fairmount Park | 2015 | Solid Surface, Massaranduba Wood, Steel and Basalt | Fairmount Park
Etty is the lead artist on the project. As a team, Kevin and Etty have complimentary, strengths and experiences outside traditional venues in the fields of Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture. As the process unfolded, the lead for each task is assigned according to the individual strengths. Design Development is an area where they especially enjoy collaborating. Etty, with her experience and built work in public art projects, will lead, however, sharing ideas, precedents and problem solutions is mutual. As they refined their ideas, Etty concentrated on the Public Art piece, while Kevin focused on Landscape Architecture.
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SH 121 Art and Landscape Project | Final Design | Etty Horowitz and Kevin Sloan | State Highway 121 at Maxine Street
Shawn Smith was born in 1972 in Dallas, TX where he attended Arts Magnet High School and Brookhaven College before graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a BFA in Printmaking in 1995. Smith received his MFA in Sculpture from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2005. He has received artist-in-residencies from the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. In 1996, Smith was a recipient of the Clare Hart DeGolyer grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. Smith currently resides in Austin, Texas.
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Shawn Smith | Burning Bright | 2019 | Powder coated Steel | Fire Station #42
Stanley's work has included large entry gates, fencing and railing, security screening, doors and hardware, lighting, and fire tools for clients ranging from universities, convention centers, and arboretums to spas, private gardens, and residences. Stanley's background as a licensed architect enables his practice to take on the variety of particular challenges presented by multi-faceted projects.
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Lars Stanley | Ammonite Intervention | 2015 | Painted Steel | North Riverside Drive over Fossil Creek
James Surls is an internationally recognized artist. His sculptures, drawings and prints, which reflect his unique sensibility to natural forms, are in major art museums and public and private collections throughout the world. He has received many awards, including the Texas State Artist in the Visual Arts; the Texas Artist of the Year, and an N.E.A. Fellowship. Born in Terrell, Texas, Surls built a career in the 1980s and 1990s as a Texas artist, before relocating to a Carbondale, Colorado ranch.
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James Surls | Vase With Nine Flowers | 2019 | Bronze and Stainless Steel | Montgomery Street at Lansford Lane
Artist Steve Teeters' monumental sculptures bring to life the local legend: All things are bigger in Texas.Teeters grew up in Levelland and graduated from Texas Tech in 1987 with a degree in elementary education. He taught art in public middle schools for 22 years before deciding to open his own studio. After working as a glassblower for 10 years, he switched to creating sculpture in metal and mixed media. He worked primarily with metal in his foundry.
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Steve Teeters | Rodeo Plaza: Legacy of the Land | 2008 | Various Metals | Rodeo Plaza, Historic Stockyards
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: The twelve local artists whose work is represented are: Gregory Beck, Brendan T. Kelly, Amy Behrens, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Casie Caseboldt, George Peak, Teresa Foster, Andrew Postell, Chris Gonzalez, Kim Robbins, Maria Haag, and Armando Torres.
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Various | East Lancaster Traffic Signal Control Cabinets | 2017 | E. Lancaster Avenue
A native of Texas based in Dallas, Walters studied sculpture at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the University of North Texas, the Studio of George Davis, and the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. Laura opened her own studio in 2000 where she began creating her Aqua Designs Collection. Walters's sculptures can be found in public and private collections including Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA; City of Dallas, TX, Lake Highlands Town Center; Hurst Convention Center, TX; Baylor All Saints Fort Worth Regional Hear Center, TX; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Coral Gables, FL; and Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX.
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Rockwood Clubhouse | Final Design | Laura Walters | Rockwood Clubhouse
Sally Weber has exhibited internationally and completed numerous public art and private commissions. Her work employs a wide variety of media including photography, computer graphics, three-dimensional imaging and holography. Weber's site-specific installations use light, color and movement to alter their surroundings and enhance the sense of place. Her work is in the collections of Chunichi Shimbun Collection, Nagoya, Japan; City of Ventura, Art and Public Place Program; City of Phoenix Public Art Program, and The MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, among others.
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Sally Weber | Haven | 2020 | Digitally Printed Glass and Steel | Precinct Line and Trinity Blvd
John Yancey's murals are extensively featured in Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals 1850-1995, Robin Dunitz and James Prig Hoff; Urban Art: Chicago; Olivia Gude and Jeff Huebner. His most recent projects include permanent public artworks for the Austin Convention Center, The Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center of San Antonio, and the monumental history and culture art wall, "Rhapsody" that occupies the Charles Urdy Plaza at 11th and Waller Streets as part of the restoration and revitalization of this historical society.
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East Rosedale Street (Miller to Stalcup) | Fabrication | John Yancey | East Rosedale Street--Miller to Stalcup