Art
“B Hall” is Brackenridge Hall, a dorm on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Many famous Texans, including former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and university president Harry Benedict, lived there. Though the hall has long since been razed, fascination with its residents, especially its famous residents, is still strong. In the tradition of B Hall, dormmates stitched their names into each other’s pillows. “It sounds kinda strange now,” Byrd IV said, “but it was tradition.” The photograph was taken in 1905 by Byrd Jr.

UT Acquires Four Byrds

A photo from each of the Williams generations lands in the esteemed Ransom Center.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth photographer and Fort Worth Weekly contributor Byrd Williams IV represents the fourth generation in a family of professional photographers dating back to the turn of the 20th century. (Each photographer has been name...


Chris Blay stands for art.

Frank’s Smarter

Christopher Blay is growing into a one-man army.
Anthony Mariani
Though multimedia artist Christopher Blay definitely has a signature style, the 44-year-old Fort Worthian had something of an epiphany last week, when he attended a lecture at Southern Methodist University by Chicago artist The...



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Second Annual Visionary Awards

Tim Harding, David Lowery, and Devon Nowlin are tops in our annual local-arts celebration.
Anthony Mariani
Here’s a conundrum: How can Fort Worth have such an incredible array of art-related institutions and not be an “art town”? (At least not yet.) Yes, there are arty aspects of the Fort that are the envy of many other, older...


Long, soft polyester tubes dangle from the ceiling in Janet Morrow’s startling new exhibit.

Enlightened by the Dark

Janet Morrow’s hearing loss sparked her growth as an artist.
JIMMY FOWLER
Anyone who’s checked out conceptual artist Janet Morrow’s current show Ambiguous Belonging at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center was probably intrigued and a little mystified by its contents. Long, soft polyester tubes da...



Sargent paintings at Amon Carter

Amon Carter’s Sargent

Big Ticket
Two exhibits opened last Sunday: the sprawling The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark at the Kimbell Art Museum and the intimate Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark at the Amon Carter ...


McAn’s Implied Landscapes

Fort Worth artist Robert McAn celebrates the disposable at William Campbell.
JIMMY FOWLER
Photographer, sculptor, and mixed-media canvas artist Robert McAn says that if you look hard enough at some of his work, you can probably find the influence of Duchamp, Magritte, and other art school gods. But McAn insists he...



Allure and Utility

Fort Worth digital painter Sarah Green delivers her sharpest, most humorous show yet.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For years now, Fort Worth painter Sarah Green has been delighting viewers with her whimsical, colorful digital paintings –– she uses a pressure-sensitive pen on an electronic tablet. Most of her paintings have been portrait...


Fort Worth Loses Hockshop Collection

A.C. “Ace” Cook’s beloved early Texas paintings have found a new home — in Houston.
JEFF PRINCE
Fort Worth’s most unusual collection of early Texas art has been sold, packed, and trucked to its new home in Houston, leaving the Stockyards poorer for the loss.



Big Bend Dreams

The famous Texas terrain takes hold.
ANTHONY MARIANI
If Texas painters didn’t have the vast expanse of terra firma known as Big Bend, what would they paint? And don’t say “bluebonnets.” Or “breakfast tacos.” Or “guns and hilariously large pickup trucks.” Something...


Best Of 2011

Culture
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Gallery Art Show in Last 12 Months Readers’ choice: Piranha Bear, The Where House Critic’s Top Five: A Certain Shade of Aftermath by Timothy Harding, Gallery 76102 Guest-curated by Christopher Blay (past critic’s choice f...