PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Remnants of 1965

The three glass panels that make up this piece were inspired by historic photographs of a peaceful protest for Civil Rights which took place on the steps of the building in 1965. Referencing these photographs this work illustrates the unity exhibited in our past that has significantly impacted our present time. Remnants of 1965 present Fort Worth’s rich culture and diversity by commemorating this important moment to inspire and remind everyone of what it took for us to get here.

The three digitally printed glass panels hit directly on the ideas of social justice and equality. Artist Riley Holloway approached the Municipal Court Building using his background in drawing​ ​and​ ​graphic design to create an artwork that is​​ ​strong,​ ​but​ ​simplistic.​ While Holloway maintains visual elements found in his​ ​oil​ ​paintings he chose to ​approach ​the​ ​artwork​ ​digitally​ to​ ​add​ ​a​​ ​decorative​ ​element​ ​to​ ​the​ ​work that helps seamlessly integrate​ ​the artwork​ ​with​ ​the building’s Art Deco​ ​interior​ ​design.

In Spring 2020, the artwork will be dedicated as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating recent building improvements.  More details will be announced soon.  In the meantime, you may view the artwork during regular business hours.

About the Artist:

Hunting Prize finalist and figurative painter Riley Holloway currently works out of Dallas, TX. 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 is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art. Holloway’s aesthetics create familiar spaces that are rich in storytelling, free from constraints, and true to his subjects.

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