Arts Council of Fort Worth – January Events

Listed below are all of the events happening this December with the
Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center
and Fort Worth Public Art!
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Artist Receptions
January 4, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the galleries

Exhibits on View
January 4 – February 20, 2019
Featured in our galleries: 

Cultura Del Vaquero 
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo. It has been held annually in Fort Worth, Texas since 1896, traditionally in mid-January through early February. In March 1918, the Fort Worth Stock Show first went indoors at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. A century later, the Stock Show Rodeo is held at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum and has been there since 1944. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, neighbor to the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, will dedicate January and February 2019 to the spirit of the west. 9,000 square feet of gallery space will be dedicated to works that embrace the spirit and theme of western based artwork.

Cultura Del Vaquero Jurored Exhibition 
Artists: Daryoush Ababaf, James Anderson, Lynn Bostick, Pat Brown, Ben Congdon, Terry Crum, Mia DeLode, Margaret Drake, Patti Fox, John L. Guest, Johanna Heilman, Chad Hines, Tom Hollenback, Falk Houben, Cynthia LaBuda, Lynn LaRose, Dustin Lyon, Ken Mayernik, Charla Pavlik, Chris Reecer, Shantel Rich, Mark Scantling, Matt Simon, Cheryl Harley-Volz


I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Marshall Harris
Fort Works Art, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, presents I Wanna Be A Cowboy, an exhibition showcasing original graphite on mylar drawings and limited edition prints by Fort Worth artist Marshall Harris. Coinciding with the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo this exhibition includes several of Harris’ original Saddle drawings, as well as his renowned ‘The Hand That Feeds’ drawing, on loan from collectors. This will be the first time these incredible original works will be on view to the public in Fort Worth. Keeping in the western theme, Harris will also have new additions to his colorful Psychedelic Saddle series that are available in various sizes.



Dust Till Dawn by Carol L. Acedo
I find such beauty in all of creation by God and by man. I strive to capture the unique character of my subjects, whether they are animals, people, landscapes, or architecture. My compositions have a “stillness” that invites the viewer to see the majestic beauty of an animal and the intelligence in its eyes, or the aesthetic design of a building and the remarkable skill of the builder. My artwork has been described as “peaceful” and my subjects as “glorified”. – Carol L. Acedo

Hechizo Seco by Elizabeth Dryden
Historically cacti are predominant in Native American and Texas cultures for showing strength, protection, endurance, and warmth. The series Hechizo Seco, explores the symbolism of the cactus in various desert settings, showcasing their ability to endure any situation, while maintaining beauty and poise. Translating to “Dryspell” in English, the Dallas based artist Elizabeth Dryden uses this series of mixed media work to explore the tales and folklore of the creatures living in an enchanted desert locale. 



Texas by Jon Flaming

Jon Flaming is a multi-disciplined artist who is a designer, illustrator, and painter. He started Jon Flaming Design in 1993 and has created award-winning design campaigns and illustrations for a number of clients including Neiman Marcus, Milton Bradley, Forbes, Pizza Hut, FedEx, HP and Pepsi.

Legends of the Old West by Kellie Hudson
Kellie Hudson creates intricate carving work on skulls and horns that honors the spirit of the animals’ story after death.



Western Roots by Marsha Wilson

Pyrography, from the Latin fire and writing, is the technique of making art on a surface with heated metal. I use mainly photographs to create my art on wood, paper, and leather. I use the woodburning pen much like a pencil or stick of charcoal to draw with heat. Images with strong lines, dramatic shadows, or intense texture work well with this toasting medium. Variations in color are achieved by keeping the heated tip longer in one place for darker tones and moving it faster for lighter shades.




How My West Was Won by Glenn Downing
How My West Was Won is an exhibition that would be primarily large drawings that I have done over the years that have to do with my ideas about growing up in Texas and the west. These drawings show my love of western movies and television plus my love for country music and all the icons that go along with them. –Glenn Downing


Vaquero Moderno by B.C. Gilbert
The work which I create is a culmination of several factors including, but not limited to, situations past and present, references to nostalgic tendencies, environmental surroundings of popular culture (specifically my own), and an obsession with the depiction of Americana in a nontraditional and unpredictable format. –B.C. Gilbert


Life in the West by Peggy Judy
Western life ranges from the dynamic and exciting to the serene and calm.




Every Tuesday
Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions Beginning January 8th
5:30-8:30 pm, Artist fee is $15 per session. 
For more information contact Melinda at 303.881.1122 More Information

Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre Presents Sam Shepard’s Buried Children Sanders Theatre January 11 – 27, 2019
Tickets and Information

Fort Worth Public Art Commission Meeting Fort Worth Community Art Center January 14, 2019 5:30 PM
At their November meeting the Fort Worth Art Commission will review Animalis’ preliminary design for Northwest Community Park, along with updates on the Hemphill-Lamar, Westcreek Dive and East Rosedale Roundabout public art projects.   More information about the Fort Worth Art Commission is available on the Fort Worth Public Art website www.fwpublicart.org

Bob Schneider in Concert Scott Theatre January 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
The Arts Center and Afallon Productions presents Bob Schneider in concert. Bob Schneider, one of Austin’s most celebrated musicians will perform at 8 pm in the Scott Theatre. 
Tickets and Information
The Arts Center and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo VIP Experience February 1, 2019 This event includes a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Arts Center surrounded by a special art exhibition Cultura del Vaqueros with catering by Reata and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Cash bar. Live country music, Wild West Photo Booth, PRCA Meet & Greet with Rodeo Contestants, Rodeo Souvenir Annual, Premium Seating to the 7:30 pm PRCA Rodeo performance. $65 per person, all-inclusive price.  Parking passes can be included for $12 each. 
For tickets and information contact Meredith Case at 817.877.2400 or meredith@fwssr.com  Tickets and Information

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