In the Market for Art
Regular shoppers at Central Market in Fort Worth will soon have beautiful artwork on view during their visit. Stephan and Susan Butt commissioned local artist, Cindi Holt, to paint a piece to hang in the Café area of the store. The couple that commissioned this project first saw her work and made note that they liked her style when they visited the former 8.0 restaurant and bar in downtown Fort Worth where Holt had work on display.
The artwork was commissioned to portray life along the Trinity River. After a year of painting, Holt created a series of three paintings named A River Runs Through It.
“Initially Central Market called and asked if I would do some paintings for their café. They said they wanted icons of Fort Worth and people having fun,” Holt says.
The paintings have been reproduced, and the public can find them hanging along the south side and back wall of the Café. “My inspiration was everywhere I looked. I kept seeing more icons and things that remind everyone of Fort Worth. It all just fell into place,” Holt says.
"Such an accomplished artist locally, statewide and nationally, Cindi was the clear choice when the decision was made to commission this piece. Her long-term knowledge and familiarity of the community are reflected in the artwork. We knew that Cindi was the right person to capture the spirit of the relationships Central Market is building with our Fort Worth customers," says Stephen Butt, senior vice president of Central Market.
Holt’s original paintings will hang permanently in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.