News & Exhibits from the Arts Council of Fort Worth

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The Arts Council has updated our website’s resource page with new additions for both individuals and organizations. These include financial resources, webinars, and mental health resources. This list will continue to be updated as new resources become available.
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Would you like to serve as a grants panelist? The Arts Council is currently seeking North Texas residents with first-hand knowledge about the arts, education, nonprofit administration, and finance to review applications for the 2020/2021 grant cycle! Panelists play a crucial role in the grant making process, using their expertise to review applications with a critical and objective eye, providing important feedback for applicants and ensuring that public dollars are used wisely. Starting this year, panelists will be offered stipends for their service.

You can help us as we provide crucial operating support for arts nonprofits across Fort Worth! Learn more about the role, apply to serve, or nominate a friend through the link:. Learn More

Laura Walters, Parallel Evolution, stainless steel
This image is a rendering and does not include the new Rockwood Clubhouse, which is currently under construction. The final rendering of the artwork and exact location will be included in Final Design.
Laura Walters has designed a sculpture for the new Rockwood Clubhouse titled, Parallel Evolution. The sculpture references elements of a golf swing combined with the spiral form of the ammonite fossils found in Rockwood Park. The upright form ties the sculpture to the heritage oak trees surrounding park and golf course. At approximately 20 feet in height, the proposed exterior artwork would be fabricated in stainless steel and painted a yellow orange, contrasting with the sky and the golf greens. The artwork will become a landmark for the area, visible from Jacksboro Highway.
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July exhibits

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents new gallery exhibitions beginning on Friday, July 10 and Friday, July 24. Two shows will exhibit work from members of Texas Artists Coaltion, a program of the Arts Council. The TAC Juried Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Espino, General Manager of the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. Additionally, The TAC Small Works Show will feature artwork that is no larger than 15 inches. 

Bernardo Vallarino returns to the Arts Center with an installation that “explores themes of human suffering, violence, abuse of power, politics, control and hypocrisy” as part of a larger social commentary.   

Julie England’s current body of work, focuses on aerial perspectives of New Mexico. Discussions with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum about photographing her sites from the air led to images that inspire this body of work.   

Teetering between drawing, sculpture, and installation, the tactility and tangible nature, or the “object-ness” of Abbie Stellar’s work, calls attention to the materials and how real these objects seem when we lack a physical presence for those lost to us.   

Marianne Lettieri creates mixed media constructions and art installations that investigate shifts in cultural and individual values associated with found objects and discarded materials.   

The Arts Center is now open during regular business hours. Learn More