Culture

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Mar 29 - 1:31pm

Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in downtown Fort Worth, April 14-17, for the 31st MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival. The largest art festival in Texas, stretching more than 27 blocks, will spotlight 208 jury-selected local and national artists, nearly 140 top musical groups, culinary...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2016 Mar 29 - 1:20pm

The night before her husband’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy looks into a Monet painting titled “Artist’s Granddaughter,” which hung in their room at Hotel Texas in Fort Worth. Jacqueline mourns the loss of her child earlier that year as she stares into the painting of a...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Mar 29 - 1:13pm

Analysis and Art

Always one to evaluate the purpose behind the paint or sculpture, Frank Stella has for six decades created abstract art that is uncompromising and intellectually rigorous. He has successfully deconstructed the mechanics of creating a piece of art and then amplified the viewers’ preconceived...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Feb 17 - 4:17pm

Annabel’s Miracle

A cottonwood tree with a carved cross marks the site of a miracle on the Beam family ranch in Burleson. Cows graze and six dogs romp on a cold, windy January day. Christy and Kevin Beam, and their three daughters, Annabel, Abbie and Adelynn, talked with us about that miracle and the movie...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2016 Feb 17 - 3:55pm

Twins and TCU graduates Susan Gruppi and Jessica Worman, 29, fulfilled a dream in November 2014 when they joined forces and founded their commercial real estate company, M2G Ventures. They achieved another in January when local artist Katie Murray, 30, completed the mural “Dream on Dreamer...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Feb 17 - 3:50pm

It’s been 25 years since more than 25 million households tuned in to watch the original airing of what some consider to be the greatest Western ever put on film.

LONESOME DOVE MINISERIES RAN FOR SIX HOURS, SPANNING FOUR NIGHTS, AND TOLD THE STORY OF A 2,500-MILE CATTLE DRIVE FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO MONTANA. Winning seven Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Peabody, it’s an epic journey that still deserves celebration. Fort Worth was selected as the...

Posted By Heywood on 2016 Jan 20 - 4:14pm

Local radio star Hal Jay celebrates a milestone this month in his always colorful career.

When it comes to radio, he has the most recognizable voice in the Metroplex. Or maybe it’s the laugh. Yeah, definitely the laugh. It sounds like one of those air compressor hoses you use at the gas pump. And when he really gets tickled, you would swear that someone had just punctured a snow...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jan 20 - 4:07pm

Local artist Jim Woodson has made a career out of painting how things are instead of what they are.

Woodson believes that everyone is born an artist. “Over time life teaches us that’s not what a responsible human is supposed to do,” he says. From the time he was a small child, Woodson knew he would be an artist.  “There was no art in Waco. I didn’t know what...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:23pm

Two new public art projects arise amidst construction.

Public art stirs our imaginings and lends a sense of place, promoting civic pride and reflecting who we are as a community. Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA), a City of Fort Worth program administered by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, has enriched the visual environment for residents and visitors,...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:13pm

Joyce Gibson Roach, still blazing trails at 80

Joyce Gibson Roach, a charming, silver-haired, fifth-generation Texan storyteller, answers most questions with a winding trail of magical stories about her beloved West Texas, horses, cowgirls and talking horned toads. Roach is a retired Texas Christian University adjunct English professor, author...

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