Art
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 ...



In the spirit of spectrometry, the title piece to Smith’s solo show is an essential color field of sorts.

Color Fields Forever

Inspired by science and technology, Fort Worth painter John Holt Smith dazzles the eye.
JIMMY FOWLER
Painter John Holt Smith, 44, grew up in Fort Worth surrounded not only by art but also by arty types. His stepfather was a dentist and contemporary art collector who visited New York galleries in the 1960s and ’70s and began ...


Eight-bit technology drives Fort Worth artist Kris Pierce.

Headed to Falloff

Two Fort Worth artists unite for a conceptually spooky show.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The corridor is kind of creepy. Long. Dimly lit. Looks like it’s empty all the time. Very ax murderer-y. Located on the second floor of Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus, this stretch of vinyl tile is definitely hai...



dingdongs

Home Sweet Home, ‘Phibs-Style

JIMMY FOWLER
Even after the mortgage meltdown that helped trigger the Great Recession, home ownership is considered an integral part of the so-called American Dream. But what kind of class divisions, character distinctions, and chance circu...


John Carlisle Moore’s “Rabbit Full House Divided” is on display now as part of a group show at A5A.

Cottontail Fire

Outsider artists gather at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
The term “outsider artist” is often used to describe self-taught artists who proudly and defiantly work outside of any movement, commercial trend, or academic tradition. Fort Worth painter-photographer-playwright John Carli...



Tiny but powerful, the Dead Sea Scrolls date as far back as 2,520 years.

Dead Sea Scrolls

No matter your beliefs, ancient history fans should not miss this exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most comprehensive exhibitions of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever shown, and the largest ever in Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timel...


In the immortal words of Huey Lewis: “That’s the power of love.”

Power Trip

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts reeks of avant-garde New York City.
ANTHONY MARIANI
No matter how long, notated, and well written an artist’s statement is, his or her art –– to paraphrase Sir Duke –– don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Conjoined black canes hanging from a small, transl...



Best Of 2012, Fort Worth Culture

Culture 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
  Solo Dance Performances Critic’s choice: (tie) Leticia Oliveira, Carolyn Judson, and Michele Gifford Oliveira and Judson alternated in the title role of Texas Ballet Theater’s Giselle, bringing different views of the...


The Modern is one of more than 40 beneficiaries of government funding.

Bass Master

There may be more to this arts-funding fiasco than meets the eye.
ANTHONY MARIANI
So Fall Gallery Night happened last Saturday. Masses of people packed Fort Worth’s multiple galleries and impromptu art spaces, sipping on boxed wine, noshing on cheese cubes, and, of course, admiring the art on display. Ther...