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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 ...


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...


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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...