Oct 19 2017

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art: The Art of Sustainability - Fort Worth

Oct 19 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

"Green" is more than just a color in this panel featuring local experts discussing sustainability, local food sources, and environmental advocacy.

Guests include Chef Marcus Paslay (owner of Clay Pigeon Food and Drink and Piatello), Reid Wittliff (advisory board member at The Nature Conservancy in Texas and President of the Blanco Valley Wildlife Management Association); Becca Knutson (from the Tarrant County Food Policy Council and Community Garden Coordinator for the Tarrant Area Food Bank); and Rachel Richter (Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife).

The conversation will take place in the auditorium. Seating is first come, first served.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and will be kicked off by museum curators Shirley Reece-Hughes and Maggie Adler discussing 19th century artists' role in environmentalism.