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Socially Engaged Murals

The weathered, graffiti-strewn rear wall of Frank’s Market underwent a transformation last Saturday. Around 200 children, teenagers, and adults painted between black outlines on...

Artspace 111 Group-on

It’s not just my favorite piece in Artspace 111’s fifth annual regional juried show. It’s probably one of my all-time faves. Basically, Ruth Keitz’s...

Picturing Cuba

In the nearly 17 years or so that photographer and historian David LaFevor has been traveling to Cuba, first as a student and then...

Arhats and Demons

Takashi Murakami makes a point of referencing ancient traditions of Japanese painting, its formal discipline and flat surfaces. Yet no one would mistake his...

Inside Jeremy Joel’s Brain

Jeremy Joel has made a name for himself as a type of cultural ambassador for the Near Southside. His murals, strewn throughout the neighborhood,...

Finding Mañanaland

“A lot of people think ‘mañana’ means tomorrow, but really it means ‘just not today,’ ” Michelle Kirk told me recently. Kirk, cofounder of Fort...

Out of Focus

There is a distinct whiff of sweetness in the air as you enter Fort Works Art. It is coming from Fabiola Valenzuela’s floor sculpture...

The Skin We Live In

In a city where artists can have a difficult time achieving professional advancement or become “career artists,” Fabiola Valenzuela may be upending that trend....

The Art of Collection

When attorney Sam Myers and wife Myrna Myers moved to Paris in the mid-1960s, the young couple, both second-generation Americans from working-class families, were...

Seeking at Artspace 111

Artspace 111’s location on Hampton Street is as far east as you can go and technically still be downtown, and Fort Worth’s multistory buildings...