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Art Exhibits and Displays

From paintings and photos to sculptures and collectibles, the Fort Worth Library offers a number of quality exhibits throughout the year. The Library strives to present some of the best works of local artists, photographers and collectors, celebrating both the talent and diversity of our community.

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Central Library

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

This exhibit is a visual expression of the history of Latino American life in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Library Archives participated in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History* project in Fort Worth through solicitation of donations, as well as loans of records and photographs for the purpose of digitization, to establish the Fort Worth Library’s Latino American Archives.

*Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

On display in the West Wing from June 1 – Dec. 31.

Fusion: A Collaboration of Artists Embracing Eastern and Western Styles of Art

This exhibit includes a variety of works, including Chinese ink paintings, oil still life, watercolor, portraits, acrylic landscapes and sculptures from a group of senior Chinese-American amateur artists who have studied a western style of art for many years. See how an innately Chinese cultural style keeps appearing in their artworks.

On display in the Gallery from Oct. 30, 2016 - Jan. 6, 2017. There will be a reception from 4 - 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

From Land to Sea

This collection includes land and seascapes inspired by the Texas coast and state parks. The exhibit by Aron Williams embodies the traditional concepts of landscape painting, but with a textural twist. By using twine and reclaimed construction materials, the artist offers the viewer a sculptural element to his real and imagined interpretations of the Texas landscape.

On display from Sept. 6 – Nov. 4.

Northwest Branch

Journey of Learning

Come and appreciate the life work of local artist, Bev Robinson who has a distinctive flair for art including: Calligraphy, Wood Carving, Oil, Watercolor, Pencil and Graphic Design.

On display from Sept. 1 - Nov. 2. There will be a reception and wood carving demonstration from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thu., Sept. 22.

Last updated: Oct. 24, 2016

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