PUBLIC ART IN FORT WORTH: Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the City of Fort Worth’s public art program. In that time, the city has spent $5.2 million; 28 pieces have been complete. Gaile Robinson writes on dfw.com that the program is still in its infancy and still working out some kinks. “Even though there are few standouts and fewer truly heinous pieces in the collection, the beige middle ground is populated with works that were doomed by the process of consensus,” she writes.
THE BEST OF THE FORT: The current issue of Fort Worth Weekly reveals the weekly’s Best of 2011 list. An interesting element of the list is that the critics and readers rarely seem to agree. Among the items they do agree on are best outdoor cultural event (First Friday on the Green), best local filmmaker (James Johnston) and best dance production (Don Quixote by Texas Ballet Theater).
QUOTABLE: “Relevance? Romance is never out of fashion!”
– WingSpan Theatre Company producing artistic director Susan Sargeant, on why she chose to stage The Importance of Being Ernest. She talks more about running the company in an interview with theaterjones.com.