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Opening of Strangers and Privileged Ignorance at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Privileged Ignorance: An Opening at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Privileged Ignorance: An Opening at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Allison Proulx discovered a kinship with Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer, who died in April. While they never met, their work hangs side-by-side in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Meltzer’s Strangers explore alienation and the concept of the stranger, while work by Proulx explores the luxury of being a consumer among an unseen and ignored


We See No Strangers, But ourselves — Maryanne Meltzer’s Stranger Series

Maryanne Meltzer (1922-2014) is remembered as a vibrant personality and a strong voice for women in the art community. Having studied with Otis Dozier and Jerry Bywaters in her earlier years, at the age of 67 she went to complete her masters degree in Aesthetic Studies, under Argentina-born artist Kazuya Sakai. Figures are the core

Texas Art Expo, 2014

Defining Texas Art

What is Texas Art? That is ONE important question that artists, curators, auctioneers and collectors must answer at Texas Art Expo, which was held at Fort Worth Community Art Center on Aug 8 to 9. The panel discussion, facilitated by Amon Carter Museum of American Art touched on this issue at the beginning. For many


Urban-Themed Artworks Explore the Privilege of Ignorance

Works on display later this summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will explore the topic of privileged ignorance. Local artist Allison Proulx depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. “The ease with which we are able to overlook global chaos and suffering reflects how desensitized and disconnected we

Artspace Selfie with Anne Weary, Vera Barnett and Eric Miller

Regional Talents Shine in Fort Worth

The first regional juried exhibition at Artspace 111 opened on June 20. It limits its geographical scope to artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Although including neighboring states opens the door to more talent, majority of the participants are local. Dr. Ron Tyler, former director at the Amon Carter Museum of American

Portraiture by Kim Brewer

Portraits by Kim Brewer

Handcrafts have traditionally been associated with feminine activities, especially in a domestic setting. Brewer nevertheless embraces low art into her artistic pursuit. In her own modest words, she is not a master of any medium, but she is willing to let each medium guide her into a terrain unknown, searching for her own artistic voice.

Frederiksborg Castle by Moonlight

Dallas Museum of Art Acquires Moonlit Scene by Johan Christian Dahl

The Dallas Museum of Art acquired in May “Frederiksborg Castle by Moonlight,” 1817, by Danish artist Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857). The museum says the painting is one of the most important works from the Copenhagen phase of Johan Christian Dahl’s career. Long missing, the work was rediscovered in 2000 after a cleaning revealed