Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night is a misnomer. First it's an all day into the night event. Next it was one hundred degrees at noon. That's not "fall". But we shall sweat for art. Indeed the trek through the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens to see a juried art show, just about did me in - and that was the first stop. The piece above was not part of the show, just a cool piece in the gardens. I felt sorry for a bride and her wedding party. I'm sure a September wedding seemed like a great idea a year ago.
A favorite art stop is the Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio www.rebeccalow.com
Neat lady with fabulous outdoor creations. She's featuring a new artist, Ralph Moreno, and his wind spiral pieces. Ray and I enjoyed our stroll in her backyard studio.
Glass blowing fascinates me, and this stop was worthy of attention. SiNaCa studios www.sinacastudios.org had an outdoor demonstration. The kiln was blazing, and the guys were twirling glass turning it into a swirly vase.
I am contemplating a class there. Can you imagine how big a mess I can make near hot fire? I could create the ugliest most misshapen Christmas ornament ever born.
Aah - lunch at the Woodshed Smokehouse off University and Riverfront in Fort Worth. The misters sprayed and fans whirred to create a comfortable outdoor atmosphere. We sat at picnic benches and enjoyed mouthwatering beef brisket (me) and beef/pulled pork/sausage (Ray) sandwiches with homemade potato chips. Fort Worth Gallery Night during the day was a lot of fun.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.