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Sarah Williams’ “Sherman”

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Gallery at UTA
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Deserted landscapes that bear the imprint of humanity but aren’t exactly urban provide Sarah Williams with her inspiration. The painter shares the exhibit at the Gallery at UTA with photographer Amy Blakemore, whose works fre...


Carolyn Judson and Lucas Priolo danced the titles roles in Texas Ballet Theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

TBT’s Romeo and Juliet

Texas Ballet Theater did justice to The Bard’s tragic love story last weekend.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s been a rough five years for arts groups, thanks to a topsy-turvy economy. Texas Ballet Theater has been forced to give up live music accompaniment and to pare down some administrative jobs. But the first night of the com...



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R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

ANTHONY MARIANI
Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...


John Hartley’s “Battlefield Scrimmage”

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Artspace 111
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You’ll feel like a kid in a toy store at Artspace 111’s new show opening this week. That’s because John Hartley’s paintings take toy soldiers, action figures, and weaponry as their chief subject, though there are a few ...



Seattle artist Norie Sato incorporated local photographs into her mosaics.

Flying Down the Road

Beautifying a highway calls for some natural art.
EDWARD BROWN
In 2005, the Fort Worth City Council adopted the Southwest Parkway Master Plan, which outlined how the city would use art to blend features of the proposed Chisholm Trail toll road into the existing urban environment. Running f...


Benito Huerta’s “In Case of Emergency — Pull”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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“And these few precious days I’d spend with you.” Benito Huerta’s show at William Campbell takes its title from Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s bittersweet song about finding love late in life, but the exhibit is mo...



HOMECOMING! built crates from discarded IKEA furniture. Now to get the darn things to Sweden.

HOMECOMING! Takes Flight

The most significant art collective in town isn’t hamstrung by costs — but needs help.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Earlier this year, three entities interested in public art began a first-ever collaboration. The 13-member art collective HOMECOMING! Committee, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., and the taxpayer-funded nonprofit Fort Worth Public Art ...


Ashley Nason’s “Weather Station”

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UNT on the Square
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UNT Art Gallery opened a new show two weeks ago, and now the nearby UNT on the Square unveils a new exhibit, this one devoted to the Print Research Institute of North Texas. The exhibit runs concurrently with a printmaking work...



Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn. Simon & Schuster, 497 pps., $27.50

Charlie Brown

With his new book, Fort Worth’s Jeff Guinn brings Charles Manson back down to size.
JIMMY FOWLER
Most people who are even a little familiar with 1960s murder guru Charles Manson know that his apocalyptic worldview was inspired by the New Testament’s book of Revelation and The Beatles’ lyrically cryptic White Album. Few...


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...