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Northeast Times | November 29, 2021

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Panelists to discuss Fort Worth’s public art scene

Panelists to discuss Fort Worth’s public art scene

Public art has the power to enliven and elevate civic spaces, provoke conversations, create social experiences that bind communities, drive tourism and spur the economy. The updated Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan has city and community leadership poised for significant new artistic endeavors.

Learn more about proposals for iconic works of public art to be created for Fort Worth’s signature urban spaces at a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. The program is titled “Making a Public Spectacle: Fort Worth’s Re-energized Public Art Program.”

Moderator Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, will be joined by Doo Eun Choi, independent curator/invited curator of BIAN 2020 International Digital Art Biennial; Benito Huerta, artist and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington; Melissa Konur, planning director of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.; and Karen Wiley, president and CEO of the Arts Council of Fort Worth.

The one-hour discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations are required. Following the panel, continue the discussion and discovery of Fort Worth public art at a reception presented in collaboration with Fort Worth’s Art Tooth at 7 p.m. Art Tooth is a local, artist-run nonprofit hybrid gallery project that develops innovative partnerships between artists, cultural spaces and local businesses.