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Scottie Parsons’ “Shibeli River”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of  Scottie Parsons at age 86. In honor of this artist who grew up during the high tide of abstract art, William Campbell Contemporary Art runs a show of her paintings. The...


David Grinnell’s “Rash Guard”

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As you can tell from its name, Grizlybexar Collective has its roots in San Antonio, even though it’s based here in Fort Worth. The six artists will display their work at FWCAC in media ranging from watercolor to vinyl to digi...



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 ...


David Conn’s “Fox Hollow”

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Artspace 111
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David Conn’s large-scale paintings and prints capture forest landscapes so dense that the branches and trunks almost become abstract elements. The artist has been working on these pieces since he retired from his TCU art prof...



The 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

Fort Worth author Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series draugs on.
ALEX TYLER
At a time when vampires have become their own little entertainment industry, paranormal creators have to work hard to distinguish their work from all of the ripoffs of Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries already out t...


Jubilee kicks up its heels — too far? Buddy Myers

Black Spurs Jingle

Though critical reception has been cold, Jubliee’s latest is a statement.
JIMMY FOWLER
Tre Garrett has been artistic director of Jubilee Theatre for almost two and a half years now. He replaced Ed Smith, who served briefly as the first new artistic director since much-loved founder Rudy Eastman died unexpectedly ...



There’s only one way to settle this issue: dance-fight!

Mistletoes

Texas Ballet Theater’s new Nutcracker rocks.
LEONARD EUREKA
The holidays took on a warm, fuzzy glow with the opening of Texas Ballet Theater’s glorious new production of The Nutcracker in Bass Performance Hall last weekend. A gift from the now-defunct Ballet Florida of West Palm Beach...


Kris Pierce’s “A Challenger Appears”

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The Art Corridor
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In lighting terms, falloff is the rate of how much dimmer a light appears the farther away one is from the source. This is the title of Kris Pierce and Timothy Harding’s group show at TCC’s Southeast Campus. The exhibit rem...



Aaron Hutchinson’s “Untitled”

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Grackle Art Gallery
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A show with a grammatically curious title, Dear John, Is Stat an Island? features painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography, curated by Paul Leicht. It’s only up for one night, so make sure you reserve your Saturday for t...


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...