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FWCAC: JULY IN THE ARTS CENTER – Exhibits, Events & Workshops


Fort Worth Community Arts Center Hours:  M-SAT 9AM – 5PM

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a City-owned facility, was established in October 2002
by the Fort Worth City Council. The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County manages the Arts Center.
The FWCAC includes two theatres; nine art galleries; office space for arts organizations and public areas
for rental by other non-profit organizations, corporate and special events.


In the Galleries
Receptions for the Artists
Friday, July 8, 2016
6 – 9pm
fwcacjuly16New In the Galleries:
July 8-August 27, 2016
Focus Gallery One: Joe Morzuch – Paintings and Drawings 

A body of work about focused vision, representation, and the act of painting. MORE

Focus Gallery Two: The Perpetual Motion Machine

A collection of works by Candace Hicks exploring meaning in coincidence. MORE

July 8-September 29, 2016

TAC Featured Artist: Heather Pregger – Material Construction   

 Abstract quilts experimenting with geometric and free form composition. MORE

July 8-29, 2016

Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale and Exhibit
Sale and exhibit of handmade ceramics. Sale dates and exhibit info: MORE

Dual Nature
Paintings by artists Martha Bean and Soon Y. Warren. MORE

quality time    
Debut exhibition by Dori Besonen expressing the artist’s emotional state through visual sensation. MORE


Exhibit of works by Roy H. Adams. MORE

Fort Worth Art Dealers Association exhibit featuring works from member galleries. MORE

Contrast Between Blood Brothers
Exhibit of works by brothers John Christensen and Thomas Zanza. MORE
 Artists explore dreams and imaginings

July 11 – August 27, 2016
Reception: July 16, 2016; 6 – 9pm

ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION
Special Events   

The ARTshop, in the ART Center, is a small gift shop where you can purchase unique, artist-made pieces. Browse a curated selection of original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints, photography and other fine art and craft works that you will love!
Artists! We are taking submissions for new works in the ARTshop.
Send submissions: EMAIL
Critical Writing in the Visual Arts
July 19, 2016; 7pm

To accompany the Selections exhibition, FWADA is pleased to host a panel discussion on July 19th at 7pm at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Moderated by artist, curator and writer Christopher Blay, speakers will focus on critical writing in visual arts and consider how and why new art writing should be encouraged in Dallas-Fort Worth. Our celebrated panelists for the evening include Frances Colpitt, Rachel Cook and Scott Gleeson. The panel discussion is free and open to all. No reservations required. WEBSITE

Insurance for the Art Community: Galleries, Museums, Artists, Collectors
July 25, 2016: 6 – 7pm
An information session hosted by Higginbotham Insurance, presented by TAC, regarding coverage and process of purchasing insurance, geared toward the art community. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Elaine.
Planning a special event?
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is the perfect place to have a wedding, meeting, conference or any other special event. Whether it’s a private or corporate event – we can accommodate with beautiful spaces, catering and stunning local art.  MORE 

Artist Opportunities
The Costumed Model with Julie Wende
July 15, 2016: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 16, 2016: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come and paint in any medium, the costumed model with portraitist Julie Wende. The class will focus on lighting the model and painting in a high key, with emphasis on loose brush work. Payment of $80 for members or $100 for non-members MUST accompany sign-up ONLINE

or by credit card, by phone, or  payment in advance in person. WEBSITE

Life Drawing Sessions
Carol Ivey, instructor
Saturdays, July 9, 23, & 30 – August 6 & 13
This class is aimed at the beginning and intermediate level. Emphasis will be on developing and engaging visual perception to see the human form in terms of unique configuration. Participants learn and practice exercises in gesture, contour, shape, proportion, value, and expression. Some structure and anatomy
will be presented. Poses vary in length from the quick study to the more finished drawing. All work done from live unclothed model. $190 for 5 sessions. Contact Carol Ivey at 817.774.6048 or EMAIL.  
Intro to Instagram and Facebook Marketing with Matthew Miller & Ruth Meharg
July 30, 2016: 10:00am – 12:00pm 
In this information age, a knowledge of communication technology can serve an artist well in their quest to find recognition for their work. The Intro to Instagram or Facebook Marketing will serve as a standalone class for people who want to learn how to use these two platforms to sell and spread word about their art. $25 TAC members/$30 Non-TAC members. Sign up ONLINE

Carol Ivey Studio Painting Classes @ART7; 820 Currie Street 76107 
Friday mornings: 9:30am – 12:30pm
An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction. Tuition: $140, Or $120 for TAC members
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Visit the WEBSITE to get the latest news or to join TAC today.

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