Fall Gallery Week at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

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Julia McLain, GEO POP, Acrylic on canvas

A message from the Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Fort Worth Public Art.

Fort Worth Art Dealers Association kicks off a full week celebrating the arts for Fall Gallery Week! To encourage smaller crowds and visitor safety, we invite you to explore the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and other participating venues through Saturday, September 19. The Arts Center will be open extended hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m.on Thursday, September 17 and Saturday, September 19. All nine galleries feature new exhibitions, and three newly installed sculptures have been installed in the Shelia and Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery. Oba William King will be performing Saturday, September 19, on the veranda of the Arts Center. He masterfully combines professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style. Oba is an entertaining educator sharing the traditional art form as if it were a sacred gift.

Read more about the exhibitions on view at https://www.fwcac.com/exhibits.

Jason Walker, Smile, photography

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The nine exhibitions on view during Fall Gallery Week explore common themes like representation, fatherhood, perception, and history, both personal and cultural.

In the Frost Gallery: The Arts Center is the only place to see all of the posters from nationally-renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems’s project STOP COVID/TAKE 6. Of her project, Weems said, “We’ve all been impacted by COVID-19. It’s an ecological health crisis of epic proportions—an international disaster,” Weems says, “And yet we have indisputable evidence that people of color have been disproportionately impacted.”

In the Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation Gallery: Raymond Wyatt, co-curator of Our Faces, Our Voices, said, “This show was an opportunity for artists of color to show the next generation that it is possible to be an artist, which is not something many of them had growing up.”

Fort Worth political advocate and arts lover, Deborah Peoples curated AMPLIFIED… Answering the clarion call as an exhibition that uplifts Black artists.

In the TranSystems Corporation Gallery: Charles Gray elevates friends and family images as a celebration of people that have brought great value to the artist’s life, in contrast to the history that would have viewed the subjects as property.

Jonathan Paul Jackson explores color and historical symbolism of Indigenous people in his African Contemporary: Volume Two, in the BNSF Gallery.

In the Vista Gallery: Ender Martos’ uses color, geometry, repetition, and volume to create dynamic work that shifts as viewers move around and through Reflections, affecting the viewer’s perception and reality as they move around the work.

Both Ron Crouch’s Then & Now in Gallery Three and Doing Werk by Raul Rene Gonzalez (pictured) in the Visit Fort Worth Gallery address fatherhood issues, work as an artist, and balance the two. Ben Munoz’s recently installed sculpture in the Shelia and Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery also touches on this theme.
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