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Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 • 817-732-2360 • ARTS COUNCIL STAFF Jody Ulich, President Anne Allen, Public Art Program Manager Jennifer Conn, Public Art Collection Manager Michelle Gonzales, Public Art Program Specialist Alida Labbe, Public Art Project Manager John Leach, Arts Center Facilities Manager Mary Montalvo, Arts Center Director Cathy Neece Brown, Vice President – Development Marla Fleischmann Owen, Arts Center Business Development Manager Martha Peters, Vice President – Public Art Daniel Stone, Grant Program, Executive Assistant Brandon Swift, Arts Center Technical Director Elaine Taylor, Arts Center Gallery Manager Corliss Wall, Development Associate Katherine B. Ware, ARTicle Editor, Vice President – Community Programs



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On the cover: Untitled by Lane Banks, on display at the Community Arts Center beginning January 6, 2012.

Art has a community.

The mission of the Arts Council of Fort Worth is to create an environment that promotes, nurtures and supports the arts in our community. The Council develops relationships between artists, organizations and the community at large through its stewardship of the Community Arts Center, administration of the Public Art Program, and development of various educational opportunities for the community. The Council also provides financial support to numerous, eligible non-profit arts organizations through the administration of a comprehensive grant program. Applications are reviewed by qualified volunteer panels and judged on management ability, artistic excellence and community outreach. The Arts Council is supported by the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous individual, corporate and foundation donors. To all of whom we say,

“Thank you.”




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MEMBERS AT LARGE Larry Anfin, President/General Manager, Coors Distributing Co. of Fort Worth Marilyn Ackmann, Manager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy Dale Brock, Regional Vice President, CitiBank Christy Cates, CPA, Whitley Penn Brad Chapman, Business Performance Manager, Insperity Mac Churchill, President, Churchill Acura Gregory T. Clifton, Principal/CEO, Clifton Capital Group Diana Crawford, Cargo Everest Program, American Airlines Clay Franklin, CEO, Plaza Medical Terri Gill, Community Volunteer Suzan Greene, Fort Worth Area Manager, Customer Operations, Oncor Denise Harmon, Membership Director, Fort Worth Club Bill Hart, President, SunCoast Industries Greg Irwin, Vice President-Private Banking, Northern Trust Robert Jameson, Area General Manager, Renaissance Worthington Hotel Jimmy Jenkins, Owner, Fort Worth Screen Printing Leah M. King, Senior Director - Public Affairs, Chesapeake Energy Estela Martinez-Stuart, Director of Tourism, Fort Worth Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Nicki Northcutt, Coordinator – Community Affairs, XTO Energy Melisa Schultz, Community Volunteer Jennifer Trevino, Chief of Staff, UNT Health Science Center John W. Via III, Vice President – Marketing, Alcon Dean Wise, Vice President-Network Strategy, BNSF Anna Wogofski, Director – Business Development, Lockheed Martin EX OFFICIO Andrew Boster, The T Ray C. Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Elva LeBlance, Chair, Fort Worth Arts Commission

Submit to ARTicle Story ideas from local non-profit arts organizations may be submitted to Suggestions are published at the discretion of the editor. Design/Layout Artist: Betsy Lewis

An Invitation You Can’t Refuse!

Detail from Maney Snows Have Fallen, Charles M. Russell, ca. 1909-10

Come see one of Charles M. Russell’s best illustrated letters, a humorous invitation to a friend to visit him and his wife Nancy in Montana. The letter, which he signed with his Blackfeet Indian name, Ah-Wa-Cous (the Antelope), is on view amidst the private collection of vibrant paintings of the Old West by Russell and Frederic Utica, Charles M. Russell, 1907 Remington, amassed by legendary Texas oilman Sid W. Richardson. Open daily except major holidays. Museum Store with unique Western gifts. Free admission. Detail from Buffalo Runners—Big Horn Basin, Frederic Remington, 1909

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LIGHTS, CANVAS, CARAVAGGIO! The subjects of Caravaggio’s paintings mirrored everyday life.

Caravaggio, “Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness,” 1604–5, oil on canvas. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. William Rockhill Nelson Trust.

Caravaggio, “Martha and Mary Magdalene,” c. 1598, oil and tempera on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts. Gift of the Kresge Foundation and Mrs. Edsel B. Ford.

Viewing one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces and his use of light and dark, spotlight and shadow, creates the feeling that one has stepped into a live-action movie. Caravaggio used the power of light to highlight life, movement, and action in his art. Almost 400 years after the artist’s death, many noted filmmakers still recognize and praise Caravaggio’s influence in modern cinema. In an interview published in the London Times on February 23, 2005, Martin Scorsese, the Oscar-winning director known for his use of dramatic light and emotional, often violent subject matter, commented, “Though [Caravaggio’s] light seems to be coming from a single source, it’s not a real light, it’s a dramatic light: it just lights the scene from one mysterious burst.” Caravaggio’s powerful use of light, as well as his tendency to depict everyday subjects, made his work immediately

accessible, exceptionally captivating, and often quite shocking. He created a new kind of art: dramatic, deeply emotional, grounded in the vivid details of everyday life, overwhelmingly human. These aspects of Caravaggio’s work were revolutionary—they pushed the boundaries of art and guided it into modernity. The subjects of Caravaggio’s paintings mirrored everyday life—the figures depicted in his works seemed to have walked in right off the street rather than flown in from heaven. He used live models, sometimes prostitutes and the very poor, who posed in the studio for his powerful religious scenes as if the events were happening on the streets of Rome. During the first few decades of the 17th century, patrons and artists alike were captivated and influenced by the emotional drama and approachable realism in his work. Today, the light vis-

Caravaggio, “The Musicians,” c. 1595, oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1952.

ible in Caravaggio’s paintings is a small reflection of the huge spotlight that is cast over his name and highly coveted works of art. Shown only in Ottawa and Fort Worth and organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Kimbell, Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome explores the profound influence that the artist had on some of the greatest masters of European Baroque art­­. The exhibition brings together 10 of Caravaggio’s most celebrated paintings alongside more than 40 others that they inspired, including works by­Orazio Gentileschi, Bartolomeo Manfredi, Jusepe de Ribera, Georges de La Tour, Valentin de Boulogne, Simon Vouet, Gerrit van Honthorst, Hendrick ter Brugghen, and Peter Paul Rubens—artists whose imaginations were indelibly impressed by Caravaggio’s sense of drama, monumentality, and humanity.

Not since Michelangelo or Raphael had one artist affected so many of his contemporaries and so irrevocably changed the course of European painting. This exhibition shows how artists working in Rome in the first three decades of the 17th century­­­—depending on talent and temperament, cultural background and artistic formation—explored different aspects of Caravaggio’s art. The exhibition will focus on several themes— early youths and musicians, fortune tellers, cardsharps and tavern scenes, individual saints and religious compositions. The lending museums include the Louvre, Paris; the Uffizi, Florence; the Vatican Museums, Vatican City; the Prado Museum, Madrid; the National Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; and other major collections throughout Europe and North America.

Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome will be on view at the Kimbell Art Museum from October 16, 2011, to January 8, 2012. For more information, visit 6



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JOHN MARIN Modernism at Midcentury November 5, 2011–January 8, 2012 Admission is free.

Experience one of America’s most widely acclaimed artists of the 20th century. John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury was co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. John Marin (1870–1953), Movement: Sea, Ultramarine and Green; Sky, Cerulean and Grey (detail), 1947, oil on canvas, © Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1991.262

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See & Do


There’s always a variety of things to see and do at the Community Arts Center. Stop by – you’ll be glad you did!

Through October 22

Demeter’s Faithful Iason Focus Gallery One

Jim Burton employs images, family history, and interpersonal dialog from his years growing up in the deep rural South. When viewing the work, a sort of personal mythology emerges along with greater narratives of the sentimental versus the sharply witty, the worldly contrasted with the naive, and the quiet battles between cultural tastes and sensibilities.  Through October 22

Reflecting the Ride Focus Gallery Two

The images in this collection of paintings by Rick Mullings are inspired by memories from motorcycle rides taken through the heart of the American West, reflecting the innocence and raw beauty of these landscapes as found by earlier travelers in the 18th and 19th centuries. October 22

Fitness Texas 2011 Tour Scott Theater

Presented by Fitness Universe, Inc. Regional Show and MM Pro Qualifier, Live Worldwide Webcast. Prejudging 2pm, Finals 7pm. Tickets for Prejudging - $20, Finals - $30, VIP - $40. For more information 888.770.9000 or www. Through October 23

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Sanders Theater

Sisters Elinor and Marianne are captivated by two very different men. When complications arise, the sisters are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache and learn that when sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind. Directed by Amber Devlin. For information:



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Murder, Mayhem and All That Jazz

Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County In the galleries of the Arts Center A progressive party that includes a one-of-a-kind cocktail event, lively casino, incredible music, and a mysterious murder! Party locations include The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the West 7th Development. For Tickets and information: or 817-298-3037.

Through October 29

Kenji Nishikawa and His Special Exhibitors

Kenji Nishikawa is fascinated the interplay of light and shadow and the ordinary activities of people around the world and that is what he paints: everyday subjects, light, shadow and people. Also on display will be work by watercolorists Colleen Erickson, Gail Delger, David Maxwell and Judi Betts. Through October 29

Through December 27


TAC Featured Artist: Cynthia Lewis A selection of objects formed as the result of the interaction between perception of external forms, patterns and experiences, and composite knowledge of materials and their processes.

Bound to Breakthrough

Anne Ashton and friends’ message of encouragement and hope can be seen in each piece created. Anne knows the power of hope and its effect to bring forth a breakthrough. This exhibit is meant to transform areas of hopelessness into hopefulness.  The area of greatest distress can become the arena of ultimate victory. Through October 29

The Deserters

The human figures portrayed in Mark Renner’s work share a commonality with much of mankind, engaging in a search for deeper meaning. They are men and women, often agrarian and nomadic sojourners. Some are cast out, others cast aside. Largely plebian, sometimes entangled in the human struggles and conflict that come with living, burdened by the problems endemic in their own nature, they are noble workers, weary workers. Some are driven to wander in a desire for forgetting, some by the hope that lies beyond their current circumstance. Through October 29

Thoughts Expressed

“They say a physicist sees metal as a liquid that just happens to flow very, very slowly at room temperature. I like that notion. Metal absorbs energy, glows red and becomes molten. Then anything is possible.” -- Jeff Gleaves “As an artist, I am not trying to elicit an exact response or emotion to my work. I like to impart in my paintings a fleeting moment. I want to make the viewer stop and think of how they have seen something a hundred times, but never noticed how interesting it was.” — Spray Gleaves

November 4 – December 27

Shadow Play

Focus Gallery One A selection of hybrid images by Stephanie Ann Clark comprised of photographs, decorative materials, and digital media that move beyond the photograph. The whimsical nature of the imagery is a result of a playful layering of topics such as visual culture and storytelling. November 4 – December 27

Block Party II

Focus Gallery Two Elaine Pawlowicz’s suburban community is the inspiration for many of her recent paintings. Her paintings portray quaint homes swallowed up by neon color fields. The style is a type of magical realism and the space is flat with an idiosyncratic perspective. Much of my work is inspired by my passion for Americana and Intuitive Folk Art. November 4 -5

Through October 29

Holiday Sale

This series of paintings from the Big Bend Country is part of an ongoing body of work that is the culmination of six “hiking and sketching” trips that Jack Eldson, Jr. has taken to that area since 2002. It is the artist’s intent to preserve and present a small fraction of solitude, beauty and soul of one of the few remaining wildernesses and primitive land in America for all to enjoy and ponder.

In the galleries of the Arts Center. For information:

The Big Bend Country - A Journey to the Edge


October 29

Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild

November 5

The Flowers of Grace Bachelor Auction Grace Temple Church, in the Sanders Theater

November 11

December 3-11

A Salute to Our Veterans

Taps ‘N’ Tunes, in the Scott Theater, 6-8pm A USO type show of song & dance. The Military Museum of Fort Worth will have a display of authentic military uniforms and memorabilia. Free, but reservations are required: 817-268-0388.

November 11

The Littlest Wiseman, a Play Pageant of the Nativity

Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, In the Scott Theater This play is presented as a gift to the community through a grant from The Walsh Foundation. Free, but reservations are required: or 817-924-3640.

January 6 – February 25

Concentric Squares Focus Gallery One

Geometry is inherently presumed to be pure, absolute, and stable, always yielding a predictable outcome. Lane Banks’ works show that the use of geometry can result in multiple, unique solutions incorporating variety in a single system.


Gallery Receptions for the Artists Fort Worth Community Arts Center November 11 – 30

December 9

In response to a deeply personal spiritual awakening, artist, author, sculptor and inventor Rose Abraham has brought forth a unique collection of work, numbering more than 350 paintings and 800 rocks with images of aliens, people, animals, and symbols. She presents her art to the world on the eleventh month of the eleventh year of the new millennium. Opening reception: 11/11/11.

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Gallery Receptions for the Artists December 9 – 27

9 x 12 Works on Paper Show & Sale

The artwork for this exhibit may be any size, as long as it is on or of paper and can be mailed in a 9" x 12" envelope. Artists of all ages from most of the US and several other countries have responded with 100s of entries: small original paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, collages and other works on or of paper.  All artwork is priced $100, and the artists receive 80% of every sale they make.

January 6 – February 25

Green: A Paradox of Abundance and Scarcity Focus Gallery Two

A multimedia installation by Marietta Patricia Leis, inspired by her residency in Thailand.

December 16-22


Kids Who Care, In the Scott Theater November 26- December 23

A Cowtown Christmas

DFW All Stars, In the Sanders Theater This footstompin’, fun filled holiday hoedown continues a 12 year tradition of providing a professional, family friendly Christmas concert, performed “Branson style”. As a cast and band, the DFW All-Stars (formerly of Granbury Live) have logged more than 1,000 performances together.  For information:

Sunday, December 18 Family Day at the Scott “Family Day at the Scott Theatre” on 12/18 will transform the Arts Center into a Sugar Rush wonderland with candy-coated fun for all ages. Enjoy the best seats in the house for a magical performance of Narnia, plus a special pre-show luncheon with candy-themed activities and more. For information:

January 6

January 13 & 14

5th Annual Youth Dance Festival

Ballet Frontier of Texas, in the Scott Theater For information:


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You, Too, Can Give the Gift of Art “Giving an original work of art is more personal than typical mass produced gifts; you know they don’t already have one just like it.” – local artist Raymond Rains “The holiday shopping season.” That simple phrase quickly conjures images of busy shopping malls, crowded parking lots where cars circle ruthlessly for available spaces, and long lines extending from sales counters. However, there is an alternative to this annual drama--give the gift of art. Consider this perspective offered by local artist Raymond Rains, “Giving an original work of art is more personal than typical mass produced gifts; you know they don’t already have one just like it.” Art can be purchased in many traditional ways including visiting local galleries; buying art online; or simply meeting with an artist in their studio. These are all tried and true methods to finding art for sale, but seasonal opportunities exist as well. Consider this one: for twenty-seven years, Camp Fire USA has presented an annual fundraiser, An Artists’ Christmas. This event gives the community a unique opportunity to view - and bid on - over 100 pieces of fine art donated by local and national artists. Since 1917, Camp Fire USA has been providing programs for local youth that help students increase their learning potential, develop leadership skills, and gain respect for the outdoors and environment. All proceeds from An Artists’ Christmas benefit Camp Fire USA programs. Not as tenured a tradition, but another popular event among “those in the know” and definitely a source for affordable, original art, is the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s annual 9 x 12 Works on Paper show. Artists of any and all types are invited to submit work. The works may be of any size, but they

must be created on or of paper and they must fit inside a 9” x 12” envelope. As a result, some pieces received are small and others arrive folded, or even in pieces. Over 200 entries have been received already for the 2011 show, from artists from around the United States as well as international countries. Each piece exhibited is moderately priced at $100. A small portion of the proceeds benefit the Community Arts Center; the majority of the proceeds go directly to the artists. Artwork purchased at events like either of these is truly a gift that keeps on giving, because the proceeds do double duty. They support the mission of the non-profit organization, and they promote the work of local artists. Some of you may be thinking, “These events sound great, but I don’t know anything about art–I’m not a collector.” You don’t have to be an art historian or have a vast art collection to give the gift of art. As you view the art at An Artists’ Christmas or walk around the galleries at the 9 x 12 Show, look for artwork that evokes an emotional response. Some pieces may bring back happy childhood memories or thoughts of places once traveled on vacation. If you don’t care for minimalist art, but your best friend loves simplicity, grab that artwork. Think of those who love nature, animals, color, architecture, sculpture, or photography. Any – or even, all - of these elements can be found in a variety of art. In the words of artist Sheila Hill, giving art as a gift “is a personal heartfelt connection to not only the person giving it to you but the artist who created the piece.”

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Thru 10/30 Bound to Breakthrough, Kenji Nishikawa, The Deserters Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Works by artists Anne Ashton, Kenji Nishikawa, Mark Renner and more. | Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-5:00 | Free.

Thru 10/30 Gaffes and Informations

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts This co-exhibit reflects conversations about the way information is buried and spread: about the struggle for some camps to keep electronic communication rarified or insider-ish, about how information is exploited and twisted, about how nothing digital can be pinned down or controlled anymore.

Thru 10/31 Artists and the City

Fort Worth Public Art Center for Architecture, 3425 West 7th St.

Showcasing 5 recently completed public art projects that illustrate ways in which artists are enhancing the visual environment of Fort Worth. Professional artists bring a rare combination of talents - both creative and pragmatic - to city projects. | Mon-Thu 8:00-5:00 | Free.

Thru 12/11 The First 50 Years

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

10/21 The Devil’s Backbone (El espinazo del Diablo)

Artes de la Rosa, Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main St.

In 1939, during the last months of the Spanish Civil War, a tenyear-old boy is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress and a kindly Professor. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. | Fri 7:30 | $10-$25

10/21 - 10/23 The Future

Magnolia at the Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, altering the course of time and space and testing the couple’s faith in each other and themselves. Fri 6:00 and 8:00; Saturday 5:00; Sun 2:00 and 4:00 $6.50-8.50

10/27 Getting the Paycheck

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Gain insight into photography’s documentation of labor and then enjoy Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times (1936). Thu 6:00-7:45 | Free.

10/28 - 10/30 The Hedgehog Magnolia at the Modern , Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Paloma is a serious, but deeply bored 11-year-old, who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. But as Paloma’s appointment with death approaches, she meets some kindred spirits who inspire her to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life. Fri 6:00 and 8:00; Saturday 5:00; Sun 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 $6.50-8.50

10/30 The Indian in the Cupboard

Fort Worth Library – Downtown, 500 W. Third St.

Based on the book by Lynne Reid Banks, this is the story of Omri, who for his 9th birthday receives a cupboard and a plastic toy Indian. When he discovers that he can magically bring the toy to life, the adventures begin. | Sun 2:00 | Free.

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10/21 - 10/23 World Premiere: Ben Stevenson’s Giselle

Texas Ballet Theater, Bass Performance Hall

Giselle is a young peasant driven to madness and an untimely death upon discovering that her true love, Albrecht, has deceived her. Giselle, who now resides in an otherworldly forest of beguiled female spirits, protects her remorseful lover from the Wilis evil vengeance. Fri-Sat 8:00, Sat-Sun 2:00 | $19-99

11/1 A Classical Encounter with Savion Glover Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Savion Glover, a former student of famed actor and dancer Gregory Hines, has been called “the best tap dancer that ever lived.” Best known for his Tony Award-winning work on Bring in ‘Da Noize, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Glover has committed himself to teaching, practicing and spreading the gospel of traditional tap dancing. | Tue 7:30

11/11 A Salute To Our Veterans

Taps ’n Tunes, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Taps ‘n Tunes presents a USO-type show of song and dance, including a formal color guard. The Military Museum of Fort Worth will display authentic military uniforms and memorabilia at the event. | Fri 6:00-8:30 | Free.

11/18 - 11/19 The Nutcracker

Ballet Frontier, Will Rogers Memorial Center

Ballet Frontier presents their production of the holiday ballet.

12/9 - 12/24 Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater, Bass Performance Hall

Loved by young and old alike, don’t miss this holiday classic, featuring a little girl named Clara, the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, the frightful Rat King, a Christmas tree that grows to 40 feet, and snow that falls on the audience. A family treat! | $19-$99

12/23 The Nutty Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater, Bass Performance Hall

Tired of Sugar Plums and everything nice? Don’t miss this slightly naughty spoof using current events and pop culture icons for an adult take on this holiday classic. Note: One night only. | Fri 7:00 | $19-99

Images drawn from the museum’s extensive archives commemorating the first half century of one of Fort Worth’s leading art institutions. Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00, Thu till 8:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 | Free.

Thru 12/16 Trinity Perspectives II

Streams and Valleys Botanic Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Dr. The second in a series hosted by Streams and Valleys, this exhibit examines the evolution of a once forgotten river as it emerged to become one of Fort Worth’s most treasured assets. Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-2:00 | Free.

Thru 12/31 Will Barnet: Relationships, Intimate and Abstract, 1935-1965 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Marking the 100th birthday of pioneering printmaker, painter and educator Will Barnet. The artist’s stylistic evolution was marked by his search for the symbolic potential of forms, culminating in one of the most important abstract paintings he ever created, the Amon Carter’s Self-Portrait. Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00, Thu till 8:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 | Free.

Thru 1/15 Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Presenting more than 75 Ocean Park paintings, prints, and drawings, this unprecedented project offers the opportunity to explore in-depth the complexity of Diebenkorn’s artistic and aesthetic achievements. Works in the exhibition include many which have rarely been seen by the public. Tue 10:00-7:00,Wed-Sun 10:00-5:00, Fri 10:00-8:00 | $4-10

10/16 - 1/8 Caravaggio and His Circle in Rome Kimbell Art Museum

Not since Michelangelo or Raphael had one artist affected so many of his contemporaries over such a broad geography and so irrevocably changed the course of painting in a major artistic center. Explore the impact of the work of Caravaggio on a wide range of painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish origin who resided in Rome during his lifetime or after. Tue-Thu, Sat 10:00-5:00, Fri 12:00-8:00, Sun 12:00-5:00

10/27 - 3/25 The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1720 Gendy St.

This exhibit is not the typical life-retrospective exhibit. The Justice desired an exhibit that would illustrate the intersection of her ranch upbringing with her life on the bench. Interspersed with the arid desert scenes are those decisions and opinions she rendered which all point to one conclusion: Everyone is a product of their environment. Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 | Free.

11/5 - 1/8 John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

10/20 - 11/27 Arms and the Man

11/18 - 12/23 Scrooge The Musical

When an enemy soldier breaks into Raina’s room seeking refuge, her life is turned upside down. After all, Raina’s father is an army major, and her fiance, a dashing war hero. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8:00, Sun 3:00 | $130-150/Each

Catch the holly jolly spirit and see this musical adaptation of the Dickens’ novel that tells the tale of Scrooge and those ghostly visits on Christmas Eve. Full of hummable tunes, it’s a holiday classic the whole family can enjoy together. Mon-Sat 7:30, Sat 3:00 and 7:30 | $7-16

Stage West, 821 W. Vickery

One of America’s foremost modernists, Marin drew inspiration from Maine’s forested mountains, picturesque towns, misty harbors and rolling seas. Flattening the painterly space and using floating forms and energetic brushwork, he transformed the patterns of the natural world into innovative compositions, patterns that would become primary preoccupations of mid-century American art. Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00, Thu till 8:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 | Free.

11/11 - 12/30 Works by Stephanie Clark, Elaine Pawtowicz

Focus Galleries, Fort Worth Community Arts Center Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-5:00

12/11 - 2/19 Focus: KAWS

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The work of Brooklyn-based artist, Brian Donnelly, who makes his art under the moniker, “KAWS,” comprises graffiti, sketches, drawings, murals, paintings and sculpture, as well as product design for limited edition toys and high end street-wear. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 10:00-5:00, Fri 10:00-8:00 | $4-10

11/18 - 12/23 Annie

Plaza Theatre Company, 111 S. Main St., Cleburne

Often called ‘America’s Happiest Musical’, Annie tells the story of a spunky red-headed orphan who longs to leave the orphanage and find her real parents. Thu-Sat 7:30, Sat 3:00 | $12-15

10/24 The Intergalactic Nemesis

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

The year is 1933. Pulitzer-winning reporter, her intrepid assistant, and a mysterious librarian all face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. While three actors, one Foley artist, and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color, hirez, blow-your-mind comic-book images blast from the screen, all performed Live. | Mon 7:30

10/28 - 11/6 Macbeth

Denton Community Theatre Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

Beware - a lust for power at all costs may cost someone everything. Armed with the prophecies of three witches, Macbeth and his wife commit multiple murders to secure Macbeth’s place as king. | Fri-Sat 7:30 and Sun 2:00 | $10-20

10/28 - 11/13 Corpse!

Theatre Arlington, 316 W. Main St., Arlington

Thru - 10/22 The Fantasticks Circle Theatre & TCU Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St.

This musical gem is a captivating and simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, a wall - and the power and pain of young love. The dashing narrator, El Gallo, creates a fantastic world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one another. | Thu 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 and 8:00 | $10-35

10/14 - 10/23 Sense and Sensibility Stolen Shakespeare Guild Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Two sisters find themselves captivated by two very different men. When complications arise, they are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache and learn that when sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind. | Fri 8:00, Sat 2:00 and 8:00, Sun 2:00 | $10-17

Thru 10/30 Topdog/Underdog Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St.

Labeled by the New York Post as a “brilliant comedy thriller,” this frightfully funny whodunit about an out of work actor plotting to kill his wealthy twin brother will leave you laughing until it hurts. | Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 | $10-22

11/2 An Evening with Joan Rivers

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Joan Rivers is a comedienne; Tony-nominated actress; best-selling author; Emmy Award-winning television talkshow host; playwright; screenwriter; motion picture director; columnist; lecturer; syndicated radio host; jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur; red-carpet fashion laureate; businesswoman and, most importantly to her, mother and grandmother. | Wed 7:30

11/3 National Theatre Live: The Kitchen Amphibian Stage Productions Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Great Britain’s National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in HD and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world. Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary comedy directed by Bijan Sheibani is set in a restaurant in 1950s London and features an ensemble cast of 29 actors. Thu 2:00 and 7:00 | $10-18

Two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, after being abandoned by their parents, have had to depend upon each other for survival since they were teenagers. The brothers struggle to make a new life for themselves, while competing against each other, vying for control, biting at each other for the role of Top Dog. Thu-Sat 8:00, Sun 3:00 | $10

Thru 10/30 Paradoxical Abduction on Silver Creek Hip Pocket Theatre Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Rd.

A perplexing case of alien abduction hits home in this dark tale of obsession and desire. | Fri-Sun 8:15 | $5-15

10/20 - 10/30 The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Annual Halloween Murder Mystery Pantagleize Theatre, 1400 Henderson St. - Bldg. #3

The ladies are at it again. If you liked their production of A Christmas Carol, you’ll love their annual Halloween play. And they serve English tea to their audience at Sunday matinees. $10-16

Artisan Center Theater, 418 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst

11/19 SLAM: Poets and Passion in Performance

Artes de la Rosa, Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St. Slam Poetry is where live vocal sound adds energy to words, and physical expression speaks deeply from the life of the piece, making it something more then words on the page. Sat 7:30 | $10-25

11/26 - 12/23 Santa Claus the Musical

Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

This enchanting story explains everything that is ever known about jolly, old Saint Nick. Find out why Santa Claus goes down the chimney, fills stockings with toys, and lives at the North Pole. This exciting holiday tale features classic Christmas carols and delightful new songs! Fri 7:00, Sat 1:00 and 5:00, Sun 2:00 | $20-25

11/29 - 12/4 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Get ready to discover a delightful new show that’s as fresh and rare as newly fallen snow! The classic holiday tradition White Christmas comes to the stage at last, as a brand new Irving Berlin musical direct from Broadway. Tue-Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 2:00 and 8:00, Sun 2:00

12/1 - 12/18 It’s A Wonderful Life

Theatre Arlington, 316 W. Main St., Arlington

All your favorite characters: George and Mary, Clarence, Uncle Billy and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter celebrate the faith of the season, as well as the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00 | $10-22

12/2 - 12/18 A Christmas Story

Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St.

Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on Jean Shepherd’s short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes. | Fri-Sat 7:30, Sun 2:30

12/2 - 12/19 26 Miles

Artes de la Rosa, Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St. From the writer of the Tony Award Winning musical, In the Heights, comes this tender family comedy about an American teenager and her estranged Cuban mother who drive crosscountry in an ‘83 Buick Regal exploring the relationships they have with their parents. | Mon-Fri 9:30-5:00 | $10-25

12/5 Treats

Amphibian Stage Productions Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

11/11 - 11/20 Billie’s Blues

DVA Productions Pantagleize Theatre, 1400 Henderson St. - Bldg. #3

This original stage play is the only tribute to the incomparable Billie Holiday. Blues Diva Tamara Stovall Peterson’s voice is “velvety smooth with a passionate edge.” Accompanying her is Grammy Award nominated blues legend Lucky Peterson. Fri 7:30, Sat 3:00 and 7:30, Sun 3:00 | $15-20

11/12 - 11/20 A Tuna Christmas Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

Master comedians Joe Sears and Jaston Williams portray all 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and the sabotage of a yarddecorating contest by a mysterious Christmas phantom. Tue-Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8:00, Sat (11/12) 2:00, Sun 2:00, Sun (11/13) 7:00 | $50-70

From the Academy Award-winning writer of Dangerous Liaisons comes a witty comedy about the choices we make when we’re in love. Dave, Ann, and Patrick struggle with each other and their foolish tendencies as they navigate the murky waters of sex, love, and loyalty. | Mon 7:00 | $5-15

12/8 - 12/18 Forever Plaid

Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre 830 Parker Square, Flower Mound

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers, singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision.

12/8 - 12/18 The King Stag

Pantagleize Theatre, 1400 Henderson St. - Bldg. #3

An uproarious classic from Italy’s Commedia Dell Arte by Carlo Gozzi. Fall 2011




12/15 National Theatre Live: Collaborators Amphibian Stage Productions Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Great Britain’s National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in HD and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Collaborators by John Hodge centers on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and the playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Thu 2:00 and 7:00 | $10-18

1/5 - 1/29 New Jerusalem Stage West, 821 W. Vickery

In 1656, Amsterdam has given special asylum to the Jewish community. However, the governing rule is that no Jew may speak of religion to any local resident. Baruch Spinoza’s radical beliefs on God and religion draw him into a riveting trial which irrevocably challenges Western thought. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat- 8:00, Sun 3:00

10/30 Fall Season Concert

Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth

Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd. New Music by Stephen Wood performed by Guest Artist and Cliburn Finalist, Gabriela Martinez. The Youth Orchestra is conducted by Dr. German Gutierrez. | Sun 7:00 | Free.

12/13 Schola Cantorum

Tarrant County’s premier concert choir presents traditional seasonal favorites. | Tue 7:30 | $5-10

11/10 Elena Papandreou

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Elena Papandreou teaches at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki and at the National Conservatory in Athens, where she is also giving Postgraduate classes. | Thu 7:30

For four decades, New Orleans-bred folk singer Chris Smither has turned the heads of critics, fans and other artists alike. Name-brand talents such as Bonnie Raitt and Diana Krall have covered Chris’s material. | Sat 8:00

Music from the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Hear Lecons de Tenebrae by Couperin with sopranos Camille King and Dee Donasco. |Sat 7:30 | $5-20

10/17 Masters of the Fiddle

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers. They also happen to be married. Together, they meld their skills into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance, and song, combining the best of French, Celtic, bluegrass and Cajun styles. | Mon 7:30

10/20 Third Thursday Jazz: A Tribute to Miles by the Paul Unger Septet Fort Worth Library - Downtown, 500 W. Third St.

Join this local favorite for “Pathway to Fusion: The music of Miles Davis from the ‘60s and ‘70s.” Paul Unger is Assistant Principal Bassist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Thu 6:30 | Free.

10/22 Di Wu, pianist, Nadine Asin, flutist Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Bach, Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano in C minor, BMV 1079; Reger, Serenade Op. 121a for Flute, Violin and Viola; Haydn, Piano Trio Hob. XV:28; Mendelssohn, Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66 |Sat 2:00

10/23 Organ Concert with Martin Bambauer Fort Worth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway

Bambauer studied church music at Robert Schumann University in Duesseldorf and is Organist and Choir Director at the Constantine Basilica in Trier, Germany. |Sun 4:00 | Free.

10/29 An Afternoon with John Corigliano Van Cliburn Foundation Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

With his large body of rich and varied works, John Corigliano has established himself as one of the most prolific modern composers. He has won numerous accolades including a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award. Sat 2:00 | $25




Fall 2011

Whether one enjoys Messiah for its spiritual message or simply for its musical beauty, this work is a moving experience that elevates and enriches the soul. | Mon 7:30

San Francisco-based Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, from gospel to venturesome new music. | Mon 7:30

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Texas Camerata University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bass Performance Hall

10/31 Chanticleer

11/12 Chris Smither

10/16 A Musical Journey through Baroque Europe- France

12/5 Handel’s Messiah

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church 185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd., Southlake

12/19 Jim Brickman’s A Christmas Celebration

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

In a spectacular concert, Jim and his very special guests present an evening of dazzling solo piano and vibrant vocals, plus plenty of warmth and humor. | Mon 7:30

12/30 Robert Earl Keen

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall

It just wouldn’t be the eve of New Year’s Eve if Robert Earl Keen wasn’t here to celebrate it. Keen’s songs are offer melodic, 3-minute glimpses into the lives of the lucky and the lost; there’s a little bit of all of us, in other words, in each of his songs. | Fri 8:00

11/15 Jon Kimura Parker, piano and Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Van Cliburn Foundation, Bass Performance Hall

Known individually for their rich, emotional interpretations, two celebrated artists join forces, using their harmonious talents to deliver the dynamic violin/piano repertoire to widespread audiences. | Tue 7:30 | $15-90

11/18 Emma Rush

Guitar Fort Worth, Martin Hall, 1309 Wesleyan St.

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush was involved with music from an early age and played many instruments before discovering a love for the guitar. During her years in Halifax, she quickly became known for her warm sound and expressive playing. Fri 7:30 | $10-15

12/31 Swingin’ In The New Year

11/18 - 11/20 Rachmaninoff Symphony

Grab your family and enjoy the New Year Celebration Concert with special guests.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bass Performance Hall

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bass Performance Hall It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Say goodbye to the old year and hello to 2012 in a concert filled with memorable swingin’ standards by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and more. Featuring guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Carmen Bradford. | Sat 8:00

1/7 New Year Celebration Concert Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Rachmaninoff’s brooding and mysterious Symphony No. 2 is the centerpiece of this concert, dramatically intense as well as grand and sweeping. Principal Horn Mark Houghton performs the beautiful Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss for a perfect complement. | Fri 7:30, Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00

11/19 Music In the Time of Caravaggio Texas Camerata, Kimbell Art Museum

A program of Italian chamber music from the late 16th and early 17th century - the end of the Renaissance and the dawn of the Baroque period, in conjunction with Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome at the Kimbell Art Museum. Sat 2:00 | Free.

11/25 - 11/27 Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bass Performance Hall This Fort Worth Symphony holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds of the season as well as jolly old St. Nick himself. This concert is sure to put you and your family in the mood for Christmas. | Fri-Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00

10/18 Julie VandenBerg Snow Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Julie VandenBerg Snow, FAIA, presents her thoughts on architecture today and how those ideas relate to the designs and buildings produced by her “studio-based, project-driven” practice. | Tue 6:30 | Free.

10/25 David Pagel

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

David Pagel, curator, art critic, and associate professor of art at Claremont University presents Getting It Wrong in Just the Right Way: Diebenkorn’s West Coastism. | Tue 6:30 | Free.

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10/26 Annual Ray Gough Lecture

10/29 Dia de los Muertos Festival

University of North Texas Art Gallery

Artes de la Rosa Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St.

Cathy Whitlock has had a diverse career as an author, writer, design marketer, lecturer and interior designer. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, she has more than 24 years in the interior design industry in New York, Chicago, Memphis and Nashville. | Free.

Annual celebration featuring a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. With music, dancing, face painting and pan de muerto, this family event is a perfect way to celebrate the rich Mexican culture. Sat 7:00 | Free.

11/1 Koki Tanaka

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Tanaka, born in Tochigi, Japan, presents the development of his playful and insubordinate art that, has moved from an interest in “how the exhibition is structured to the ordinary process of making of the work, to how the content is developed.” Tue 6:30 | Free.

11/4 Fort Worth Public Art 10th Anniversary Luncheon

Fort Worth Convention Center and Arena

Guest speaker: Ed Uhlir, FAIA, Millennium Park, Chicago

11/10, 12/8 Sharing the Past Through Art Amon Carter Museum of American Art

This tour is specifically designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Participants discuss artists, themes, and exhibitions and use artworks to connect to past experiences. Thu 10:30-11:45 | Free.

11/17 Then and Again: Will Barnet and the Structure of Abstraction

10/14 - 10/30 Oliver!

Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

Join Oliver on the colorful but perilous streets of London, as he meets the Artful Dodger and Fagin’s gang of young pickpockets, in the search for a family to call his own. Yourself.” Fri 7:00 , Sat 1:00 and 5:00, Sun 2:00 | $16-18

10/28 - 10/30 Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

Classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes projected on the big screen, with their original scores performed live! Don’t miss favorites like What’s, Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville. Fri-Sat 8:00, Sun 2:00

11/13 Likeable Likenesses

10/29 Murder, Mayhem and All That Jazz Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County

A progressive dinner party including stops at West 7th, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and ending the evening at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

11/11 Artist’s Christmas

Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard

Camp Fire USA, Omni Fort Worth Hotel

11/18 Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Enjoy discovering portraits in the galleries and creating your own portrait too. Plus, storytime and refreshments. Sun 1:00-4:00 | Free.

London art critic Andrew Graham will present. Fri 6:00 | Free.

11/17 - 12/17 Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid

11/12 - 11/17 Mayor’s International Dinner Dancing with the Sister Cities Stars!

12/3 4th International Story Telling Festival

Adapted from a classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music features a blend of creative technology and live performance. Children (and adults) in the audience will be encouraged to participate in many of the Kid’s challenges with singing and organized “shout outs.” Thu 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 and 8:00 | $10-35

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Unravel the interwoven threads of Barnet’s abstractions with Dr. W. Jackson Rushing III. | Thu 6:00-7:00 | Free.

Kimbell Art Museum

Pantagleize Theatre, 1400 Henderson Street - Bldg. #3 Hosted by DeeCee Cornish. | $10-16

12/10 The Secret Life of Lobsters Amon Carter Museum of American Art

View John Marin’s paintings of the Maine coastline and discuss the big business teeming underneath the sea by reading Trevor Corson’s book The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean. | Sat 10:30-11:30 | Free.

Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St.

Voted ‘Best Gathering and Best Family Event’ by the readers of American Cowboy magazine. Cowboy poetry and music, cookoffs, ranch rodeo, horsemanship clinics and trappings shows. Fri 10:00, Sat and Sun 9:00 | $10-65

12/12 Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas

A spectacular show of local celebrity couples strutting their stuff as they vie for the audience’s Best Dancers votes. Thu 6:30 | $150

Artisan Center Theater, 418 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst

Rudolph’s shiny, red nose makes the other reindeer laugh at him and exclude him from their games. When a blizzard threatens to stop Santa from delivering Christmas toys, Rudolph learns that differences can be blessings! Tue and Sat 10:00 | $7-16

Arborlawn United Methodist Church 5001 Briarhaven Rd.

Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Sister Cities International Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth

11/19 - 12/23 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/3 The King of Instruments

10/21 - 10/23 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival

This year’s event will be highlighted by fine works of art donated by local and national artists; a silent art auction; a live auction of art and luxury packages; a seated dinner; dancing to Professor D; and raffle prizes.

An organ concert for children performed by Jerry Westenkuehler. | Sat 10:00 | Free.

12/21 Christmas with the Von Trapp Family Singers

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bass Performance Hall The Sound of Music has captured millions of hearts. Today the Von Trapp Family Singers, the great grandchildren of Maria and Captain von Trapp, continue the legacy. Featuring traditional American and Austrian songs of the season and cherished family stories of the von Trapp family. | Wed 7:30

Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall A Bass Hall tradition, “Triple M’s” yearly yuletide show is a heartwarming experience suited for the entire family. Mon 7:00

12/3 Toast of the Town: Mosaic of the Arts Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth

The 31st annual celebration of the arts in Fort Worth with cocktails, seated dinner and headline entertainment. Don’t miss the gala of the season.

Donations to the Arts Council fund dozens of area arts organizations, making quality artistic programming available to all. Send your year-end gift to: 2011 Annual Fund, ACFW 1300 Gendy Steet Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or online at

Thru 12/31 Applewhite-Clark

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 128 East Exchange Ave., Historic Barn A

Artifacts from four well-known, influential Texas icons, circa 1830-1850, whose involvement in the Republic of Texas was instrumental in Texas gaining its independence from Mexico. Mon-Thu 10:00-6:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-7:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 | $3-5

1/13 - 2/4 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Will Rogers Memorial Center

Hoss and Elwood Moos , the fun-loving mascots of the FWSSR, will be roaming the grounds each day looking for kids, and grown ups too, to play with. 18



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10/15 - 10/16 Musicarte 2011

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Music, food, Latin American ceramics, painting, photography, woodcarving, glassworks and jewelry. Plus Kid’s Zone for free kid’s activities, dance lessons, cultural demonstrations and heritage exhibits.

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HIstoric Houses: The Beauty and the Benefits When it comes to historic buildings, information and experts hold the keys to good decisions. For a decade Historic Fort Worth, Inc. has offered a course for Realtors called the Historic House Specialist Course. “This course is a priority for HFW because Realtors are in a unique position to help future homeowners understand the value and beauty of owning a historic home,” said Wini Klein, a Realtor and board chairman of HFW. What exactly constitutes a historic home? According to the US Congress, which enacted the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, “historic” is defined as 50 years old. Once a structure reaches this age, it can be considered for various forms of designations and protections. (Perks that come with age, as it were.) There are several reasons to live in a historic neighborhood, including: a centralcity location, sidewalks, consistent setbacks from the curb, mature trees and homes constructed from materials not readily available today. Arched doorways, patterned tile work, wooden floors, wooden windows, and large, covered, porches are features one often finds in a historic home. Participants in HFW’s Historic House Specialist course learn from nonprofit and governmental preservation professionals, as well as experts in the fields of building inspection, architectural research, architectural planning and restoration. For example, the city of Fort Worth’s preservation officer discussed the benefits of local historic designation, which can include a 10-year property valuation freeze on the city’s portion of a prospective homeowner’s tax bill. The key to this economic incentive is for the preservation officer or the Landmarks Commission to approve a rehabilitation project for a historic property. A local Realtor remarked, “I just didn’t know this and now can tell a prospective buyer” what’s needed to make their investment in preserving an old home pay off financially as well as aesthetically. Architect Paul Dennehy, who often speaks at HHS classes, illustrates with slides many of the architectural styles found in Tarrant County, from Craftsman, to Italianate, to Moderne, to Tudor, to Texas ranch, etc., ranging in size from bungalows to mansions. He also provides examples of additions to existing homes. “Not only did I learn a lot about architectural styles, I saw house additions that were done well, and some that were, let’s call them unfortunate,” said one participant. “I was surprised to learn that it could decrease the value of a property if an addition is indistinguishable from the original house. The course helped me see why addi-

tions should be compatible to the original building, but visually reflect their time period.” Another participant felt the information on researching the people who lived in a house, its architect and builder would interest potential buyers. One veteran Realtor commented, “I just didn’t know where to look for this information, but HFW board member Kip Wright did! Who would have thought that the City of Fort Worth, Historic Fort Worth, Inc., the downtown Fort Worth Library, the Special Collection at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Tarrant County Historical Commission archive all hold information and photos on historic buildings?” When it comes to historic buildings, information and experts hold the keys to good decisions. Realtor Mary Margaret Davis reflected, “I don’t have to know everything, but I now have the tools to find out where to go.” Let’s spread the word.

Realtors Wini Klein, Rita Kane & Gaye Reed

The “Historic House Specialist” course helps future homeowners understand the value of owning a historic home. Words by Jerre tracy 20



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