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Fort Worth Artist Wins Hunting Art Prize

ANTHONY MARIANI
Native Fort Worthian and TCU alum Marshall Harris’ “Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942,” a life-size photorealist graphite drawing, was chosen by judges from Texas, Tennessee, and Delaware from more t...


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Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

ANTHONY MARIANI
Never mind all of the noise you’ve (probably) been hearing about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The building is not as offensive as most architecture critics have said it is (especially that guy from the L....



"The moor" totally kicks Damien Hirst's ass.

Museum Swap: Bernini

ANTHONY MARIANI
There’s this really ridiculous, rarely fun game I play called Museum Swap, in which I try to picture an exhibit at one of our major museums –– the Carter, Kimbell, or Modern –– in either one or both of the other two. ...


Mayor Betsy Price: “We don’t like other cities outdoing us.”

Ebbing Tide

Gas revenues to fund the arts? What gas revenues?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Be afraid, Fort Worth. Be very afraid. Late last year, the Fort Worth City Council decided to decrease funding for the nearly 50-year-old Arts Council of Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency that distributes funds to 45 local groups,...



Sierra Velazquez' "Self-portrait" is one of nearly two dozen original velvet paintings by local artists that will be up for auction at Bill Campbell's in May.

VELVEASL!: Velvet Paintings for a Good Cause

ANTHONY MARIANI
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a velvet painting. You know that every time you walk into The Gold Standard, you’re eyein’ up that part of the bar where all of those kitschy matadors and poker-playing dogs –– and that ...


Joe Melgoza's winning 2013 Visionary Brew label. Photo by Lacie Lovelace.

Visionary Awards Party and Rahr

ANTHONY MARIANI
About 100 people came out last Thursday to Artspace 111 for our Third Annual Visionary Awards to celebrate our 2013 class of Visionary Artists –– multimedia artist and curator Lauren Cross, painter James Lassen, and actor/f...



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St. Patrick’s Day Madness in Pictures

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to local photographer Matt Martin for these great pics. And reports indicate that nearly $4,000 was raised for BrothersKeepers, a nonprofit for wounded U.S. veterans that gave away a Harley to some lucky winner. Thanks t...


Visionary Awards

Rahr Visionary Brew Label Finalists Announced

ANTHONY MARIANI
As part of our annual Visionary Awards, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company crafts a special brew for us. Since the awards are all about celebrating the arts, we hold an open contest to design the label. Below are the names of this...



Devon Nowlin’s “Swimmers Submerged” is emblematic of her affinity for life’s peripheries.

It Figures

By being Fort Worthy, your town of cow seems pretty progressive.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth is pretty lucky. We don’t have to deal with all of that art-world drama and hand-wringing over “good” versus “bad” art or, more specifically, “genuine” versus “commercial” art.” We’re not saying...


Visionary Awards

Design a Rahr Beer Label

ANTHONY MARIANI
In anticipation of our Third Annual Visionary Awards, to be awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special beer for us, the Visionary ...