Art
Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.

Rahr’s Visionary Brew Hitting the Streets

ANTHONY MARIANI
Rahr’s annual Visionary Brew is on the way. Brewed in celebration of our annual Visionary Awards, three $500 cash prizes awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming artists of various disciplines as chosen by a large committee...


Motley’s “Octoroon Girl” probably traversed a difficult path to luxury.

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Harlem Renaissance master Archibald Motley receives his due at the Carter.
JIMMY FOWLER
After a glance at several of the paintings in the national exhibit Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, currently on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, fans of 1970s American sitcoms may wonder: Did Motley, a Harl...



Memorials are planned for Justin Elliot (left) and Leonard Belota.

Memorials for Leonard Belota, Justin Elliot

ANTHONY MARIANI
The North Texas scene recently lost two talented musicians. On Sunday, July 27, Leonard Belota, a jazz trumpeter who toured with the Stax Records band, according to local jazz luminary Johnny Case, died at home under hospice ca...


Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.

Ansel Adams in the Zone

Arlington Museum of Art’s retrospective is breathtaking — and almost over.
LAURIE JAMES
This week is your last chance to catch Ansel Adams Masterworks, a series of original, spellbinding photographs curated by the legendary photographer during the twilight of his career. Along with some of his most recognizable pi...



Glenn Downing’s drawing “Thor” represents the outer edge of Regional Juried Exhibition.

Judging Excellence

Artspace 111 does something crazy and puts on a juried show. And it’s a doozy.
NICOLE CRITES AND ANTHONY MARIANI
Artspace 111 has always been a little nontraditional. For decades after its founding in 1980, the studio/gallery in a warehouse on a desolate eastern edge of downtown was a gritty, appointment-only exhibition space, quietly con...


Iron, leather, gold, and bronze combine in this suit of armor from the mid-Edo Period.

Samurai: Killer Style

Armor, helmets, masks, and serious scholarship make this Kimbell exhibit a winner.
NICOLE CRITES
Apparently, ancient Japanese samurai were as stylish as they were fearsome. Though Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection has been up for several months now, the Kimbell Art Museum is in the midst of...



Gary Norman and Jan Ayers Friedman enjoy the interconnectivity afforded by the open studio. Courtesy Art Studios on Race Street

Truly Public Art

Drop by Art Studios on Race Street to chat with an artist or two and maybe even go home with a painting.
EDWARD BROWN
With Art Studios on Race Street (formerly The Work Room), owner Flora Brewer is re-envisioning the way painters and sculptors work. Instead of holing up in separate rooms by themselves, artists share a public space, allowing th...


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Fort Worth: Too “Hip” for USA Today?

ANTHONY MARIANI
USA Today unleashed the breaking news that Fort Worth is “evolving from cow town to hipster city.” Catch your breath, I know. In a flyby article yesterday, writer Rick Jervis doesn’t clearly define “hipster” –– a ...



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Hard Twist: Brutal, Beautiful Ranch Women

NICOLE CRITES
For folks who managed to grow up in cowboy country without learning a thing about ranch life, a hard twist refers to the old-time Manila hemp lariat rope that is tightly twisted or hard twisted. It can also be used to describe ...


Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.

Messages in Bottles

Byrd Williams IV told a UNT crowd about a century of photography.
GAYLE REAVES
If Byrd Williams IV were not a world-class photographer, he might be doing just about as well as a writer. As editor of Fort Worth Weekly, I’ve known for years about Byrd’s photographic skills and the legacy of his family o...