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Culture design winner and Art Institute student, Mark Mayr

Best Of Culture 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Top Five Artworks “Attention Retention” by Bradly Brown Exhibited as part of his TCU MFA thesis at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Brown’s simple yet beguiling found-object piece –– three multicolored beach balls held a...


Ann Ekstrom’s “Night Bloomer” is on display at Artspace 111.

Plastic Nature, Naturally

Painter Ann Ekstrom shines at Artspace 111
ANTHONY MARIANI
Inspired by her mother, the late painter and printmaker Beth Lea Clardy, Fort Worth’s Ann Ekstrom has spent most of her professional life reconstituting trinkets, jewelry, and toys into quietly extravagant paintings. Her new ...



LBJ at home on the range. AP Photo/Bill Hudson

Presidential Lens

Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum hosts a spellbinding archival photo exhibit.
JEFF PRINCE
A photo exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas is powerful enough to transport viewers into a time warp, even though many of the photos have been seen before. The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The As...


“Home to Ithaca,” a collage, depicts Odysseus at the bow of his ship, returning home in triumph.

An American Odyssey

The Romare Bearden exhibit at the Carter adapts the Homerian epic to trace the journey of black Americans.
EDWARD BROWN
Ancient Greek literature and modern American art seldom collide, let alone appear in the same museum exhibit. Seeing both through an African-American lens is an even rarer event, but such a mashup is now on display at the Amon ...



The Humphries brothers would go on to record with the legendary Roy Rogers and help create Western Swing music.

Early Fort Worth in Photos

An exhibit by the first family of photography in Fort Worth makes the rounds.
EDWARD BROWN
Before Fort Worth was a city of cowboys and culture, it was a city of, well, cowboys. The people of this not-so-long-ago time are documented beautifully in The Swartz Brothers: Fort Worth’s First Family of Photographers, a co...


Conductor Andres Franco had a blast at Concerts in the Garden Saturday.

Concerts in the Garden: Groovy, Man

EDWARD BROWN
Alright, I’m going to say it. The Woodstock-themed Concerts in the Garden last Saturday was groovy. It was a happenin’, far out, psychedelic show that hit all the right buttons. Concerts in the Garden has been going strong ...



“Claire Hinkle” was on display during Hinkle’s inaugural exhibit at Milan Gallery.

Rhapsody in Blues

James Hinkle closes one door and opens another.
EDWARD BROWN
Bluesman James Hinkle is trading in his guitar pick for a paintbrush. But don’t think he’s starting over. The 55-year-old native Fort Worthian has had a 30-year career in which he performed at Lincoln Center, toured Europe,...


Letitia Huckaby's quilt work has earned her a spot in the 2013 Texas Biennial.

Texas Biennial: Fort Worth Love

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth’s Letitia Huckaby, Hiroko Kubo, Angela Kallus, Gregory Ruppe, and HOMECOMING! Committee and Arlington’s Jeff Gibbons are the Tarrant County artists selected by independent curators to participate in the 2013 Texa...



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Fort Worth’s Woodson Named State Painter

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth painter and TCU alum and former prof Jim Woodson has been named state artist (two-dimensional) for 2013 by The Texas Commission on the Arts. Woodson joins state poet laureates Rosemary Catacalos (2013) and Dean Young...


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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...