Culture

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:38am

Spring and fall of every year bring reason to celebrate welcome change. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to enjoy the vibrant colors of the trees, calmness of the still pond waters and mystery of the winding paths during its Japanese Garden Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:35am

More than 50 years ago, and more than 6,000 miles from Fort Worth, three young Girl Scouts—Libby, Hiroko and Audrea—posed for a bronze statue that signified the friendship between U.S. and Japanese Girl Scouts. The statue was erected March 18, 1962, in Yamashita Park in the City of...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:30am

Art can pop up just about anywhere. Take it from the folks at Art Tooth. Art Tooth is a group of artists and art exhibitionists – including Jay Wilkinson and Brandon Pederson of art show Bobby on Drums – that puts together pop-up galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Art...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:26am

For some of the filmmakers behind As Far as the Eye Can See, the Lone Star Film Festival feels like a homecoming. The drama is among the films competing at the festival’s annual film competition. Several cast and crew members have ties to the Metroplex – associate producer Stephen...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Sep 28 - 4:26pm

As the foundation of the Fort Worth Opera’s educational initiative, the Children’s Opera Theatre program strives to cultivate a love and appreciation for opera among young people in North Texas.

Through the Fort Worth Opera’s Children’s Opera Theatre (COT), students are introduced to opera and classical music with hilarious, educational shows based on timeless, classic fairy tales. Local schools can host professional yet affordable 45-minute performances that expose students to...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Sep 28 - 4:21pm

Tooned In

Brooklyn-based artist KAWS was born Brian Donnelly and is considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation. Growing up in New Jersey, he began his career as a graffiti artist, most notably tagging walls and freight trains. Once responsible for defacing billboards, KAWS went on to earn...

Posted By Nicole Crites on 2016 Aug 16 - 10:37am

While growing up in Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe was not allowed to learn how to sew simply because of his gender. Today, the Dallas-based artist challenges that idea by creating awe-inspiring art installations made of thread. “I was trying to challenge those notions of gender identity that are...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Aug 16 - 10:31am

Christian nonfiction book Bailey’s Remarkable Plan, by Arlington author Dave Richardson (pen name David R. Hardiman), tells the story of a smart and loving shih tzu service dog named Bailey. An unlikely breed for service, Richardson says Bailey is perfectly suited to the task. This book takes...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2016 Jul 21 - 5:10pm

What is Texas Folk Art and what sets it apart? This is what I wanted to know when I heard about the small exhibition inside a frontal gallery at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. First, the artists are self-taught. They spent most of their life working odd jobs or raising a...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2016 Jun 29 - 2:33pm

Through collaborative efforts by Near Southside, Inc. and Leadership Fort Worth, the first micro-park, or moveable, tiny park, breathed life into a once blah space, May 18. It is significantly placed in the heart of Fort Worth’s hippest and historic neighborhood on the corner of Magnolia...

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