"STATE OF THE ARTS" FORT WORTH EXAMINES 'FUNKY TOWN'S' THRIVING MUSIC SCENE AND ITS ROOTS

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November 8, 2016

"STATE OF THE ARTS" FORT WORTH EXAMINES 'FUNKY TOWN'S'
THRIVING MUSIC SCENE AND ITS ROOTS

FORT WORTH, TXOn Friday, November 18, Art&Seek's "State of the Arts" explores music in Fort Worth from its roots in a vibrant jazz scene to a diverse community with an explosion of venues and musicians making their mark on an evolving metropolis. Moderator Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, will be joined by Anthony Mariani, Tom Reynolds and Cameron Smith. This one-hour conversation begins at 6 p.m in the Kimbell Art Museum's Piano Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations.
 
Anthony Mariani is the editor of the Fort Worth Weekly and for the past 14 years sole writer of its heralded Fort Worth-centric music column, HearSay. His music criticism has also been published in The Oxford American, Paste, The Village Voice, Vibe and Billboard. Tom Reynolds is a Fort Worth-based jazz guitarist who played in the house band at the Bluebird Nightclub with Robert Ealey. He has also played with John Raitt, Smokey Robinson, Bob Weir, Steve Miller and Dave Grusin. Reynolds is co-owner of the bar and music venue Shipping and Receiving. Cameron Smith is the principal singer-songwriter for Fort Worth rock band War Party and performs solo as Sur Duda. He is also a cofounder and co-owner of Dreamy Life Records and Music, LLC, a Fort Worth-based record studio, store and label.
 
State of the Arts Fort Worth, produced by KERA's Art&Seek in partnership with the Kimbell Art Museum and Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, identifies important trends and issues affecting North Texas artistic organizations and brings artists, experts and scholars together for thought-provoking discussions. Special thanks to the Fort Worth Weekly for their support of the program.
 
 
KERA's Art&Seek
Art&Seek connects North Texans with the people and places that define the arts community. Through in-depth reports, artist profiles and immersive online content, Art&Seek's award-winning journalism covers all aspects of the visual and performing arts on KERA 90.1 and artandseek.org. Art&Seek also features more than 3,000 arts organizations on its comprehensive online events calendar. The Art&Seek Calendar allows users to search for activities in their neighborhood and across North Texas, with links to buy tickets, find directions and more.
 
Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts
TCU's College of Fine Arts comprises the Schools of Art, Classical & Contemporary Dance and Music, as well as the Departments of Graphic Design, Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising and Theatre. Each offers distinctive programs that enable students to work closely with stellar faculty. Graduates are well prepared to pursue their professional aspirations through innovative curricula, pre-professional training opportunities and mentorship.
 
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the ancient Americas.
 
The Museum's 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.
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More information available at kimbellart.org.
 
Contact: 817-332-8451
Jessica Brandrup, ext. 241, or jbrandrup@kimbellmuseum.org
Claire Lukeman, ext. 248, or clukeman@kimbellmuseum.org 
 
Kimbell Art Museum hours: TuesdayThursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Friday, noon8 p.m.; Sunday, noon5 p.m.; closed Monday. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Website: www.kimbellart.org. Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

*Admission to view the Museum's permanent collection is always FREE.