Healing Arts: More than 200 clients, from Alzheimer patients to teenage “cutters,” pass through the doors of Ft. Worth’s Art Station every year, hoping the art therapy offered there will address their struggles with mental health. Fort Worth Weekly profiles the operation and its founder, Jane Avila, who’s run the place on a shoestring. In addition to therapy, the Station gives artists a look at possible career opps. Amanda Allison, asst. prof of arts education at TCU, takes her classes there for field trips: “For many of my students it opens an avenue they wouldn’t otherwise have for future work, because with all the outstanding art programs in Fort Worth, [Avila’s] is the only one devoted to art therapy.”
Big Twerp: I grew up watching Tubby and Lester in Atlanta, so I’m a little late getting to Icky Twerp. But I”ll catch up tonight at the iMedia taping celebrating the 50th aniversary of Slam Bang Theater. If you don’t have tix to tonight’s taping and are looking for a trip down memory lane, you’re in luck. There’s a Twerpy day planned at the Scott Theater, and outside the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Saturday. Highlight: panel discussion hosted by Paul Camfield, son of Bill Camfield (aka Icky) with Mr. Peppermint (Jerry Haynes), Romper Room host Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, and several Icky sidekicks. While you’re there, check out Day in the District.