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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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Upcycle materials to help create Beach Street weathervane sculptures

Upcycle materials to help create Beach Street weathervane sculptures

Join Councilmembers Dennis Shingleton and Cary Moon, Fort Worth Public Art and Code Compliance as they collect materials from the community for the upcoming North Beach Street public art project.

Up to now, materials for Christopher Fennell’s weather vane sculptures have been collected at the city’s drop-off stations in north Fort Worth. Thanks to a partnership between the Fort Worth Public Art program and the Code Compliance Department, residents are invited to drop off materials for the artwork from 9-11 a.m. April 13 at Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.

Fennell will use the materials to create 12 large-scale weathervane sculptures that will be installed along three miles of the North Beach Corridor, from Shiver Road to Timberland Boulevard. Each weathervane features an animal sculpted from upcycled materials collected from the community.

The artist is asking for these materials: baseball bats, hubcaps, birdhouses, trashcans, mailboxes, bicycles, shovel heads, car and truck bumpers, lawnmower blades, chain-link fencing, fence posts, automotive springs and airplane wings.

Material donations will still be accepted at the Hillshire and Brennan drop-off stations.

Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) is a City of Fort Worth program created to enhance the visual environment, commemorate the city’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, integrate artwork into the development of the city’s capital infrastructure improvements, and to promote tourism and economic vitality. Managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth with oversight of the Fort Worth Art Commission, FWPA strives for artistic excellence and meaningful community involvement.

Learn more about the weather vane project.PDF File