Fort Worth Art Commission
In October 2001 the City of
Fort Worth created landmark legislation to set aside two percent (2%) of capital construction costs for the creation of public art. The ordinance also established the Fort Worth Art Commission (FWAC) to advise City Council on matters of public art and the development of the Fort Worth Public Art Program. The Mayor appointed 9 individuals from the community ---many with expertise in art and design--- to serve on the Fort Worth Art Commission in February 2002. By August 2002, the city selected the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc. to manage the program.
Date for the next Fort Worth Art Commission meeting:
Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:30 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, 76107, Gallery 2
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(Please note that agendas will be posted 96 hours prior to the meeting)
FORT WORTH ART COMMISSION MEMBERS
Gregory S.Ibañez,FAIA (Chair) is the owner of Ibañez Architecture located in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas.During his 30 years in the field, Ibanez has been awarded twenty AIA Design Awards. In 2006, he received the Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence by the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his career accomplishments.Ibañez has served as a visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Arlington. He recently completed a term on the City of Fort Worth Landmarks Commission.Currently, he is chair of the board of directors of Amphibian Stage Productions and is an active member of the Director’s Council at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Steve Kline, AIA (Vice Chair) is the Regional Historic Preservation, Fine Arts, and Art in Architecture Officer for the Greater Southwest Region of the General Services Administration. Covering a five state region including Texas, Steve administers the historic preservation and fine arts programs. The fine arts program is the federal government’s public art program. Steve is responsible for the care, conservation and protection of a diverse collection of public art from historic New Deal art to contemporary artists of today. In 2000, he received the Texas Historical Commission’s Award of Excellence in historic architecture for outstanding contributions to the preservation of Texas’ architectural heritage. He is a current board member of Historic Fort Worth and a former member of the City’s Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission. He has served on the national Save America’s Treasures historic preservation and fine arts panels.
Robyne Kelly is a Fort Worth native and long time participant and supporter of the performing arts in Fort Worth. She is an alumna of the Texas Girls’ Choir and a performer and volunteer for Jubilee Theatre. Ms. Kelly received her Master’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University and her B.A. in speech communications from Texas A&M University in College Station. She is founder of The Way, a public relations and marketing company in Fort Worth, Texas. For more than 13 years, Robyne has also worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines.
Terri Thornton splits her time between her position as Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and pursuing her career as an artist. She is an active member of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex art community and has participated in performances and presentations in conjunction with various exhibitions and events. Thornton has served on numerous panels, given lectures, juried exhibitions and conducted individual and group critiques for high school art departments and universities. She recently received an honorary membership to the Fort Worth AIA after serving on the chapter’s board for a year. For more than 20 years, she has exhibited her work in various galleries and museums throughout the state of Texas. Her work has been covered by art publications that include Artlies, Glasstire, Art in America, Might Be Good and Front Row for DMagazine. In 2012, Thornton had her curating debut with a group exhibition titled, where is the power, at Fort Worth Contemporary Art gallery which included artists Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Fred Sandback, Chris Powell, Richard Wentworth, Cornelia Parker and Alejandro Cesarco.
Arthur Weinman, AIA, a Fort Worth native, graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. and the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's of Architecture. An architect for 36 years, he founded his Architectural firm, Arthur Weinman Architects in Fort Worth in 1982.He has received the Citizen Architect designation from the American Institute of Architects, design awards from the AIA and other institutions; the Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture and design awards for volunteerism and leadership from the Texas Historical Commission. Appointed to the Tarrant County Historical Commission in 1984, Art also serves on the boards of the historic Oakwood Cemetery, Pioneer Rest Cemetery, the Friends of The Van Zandt Cottage, the Tarrant County Historical Society and the Italian Car Club of the Southwest.
For current information on FWAC meetings visit the City Calendar or the FWPA Calendar.