A Toast to Fort Worth Arts Council

"Living The Art"  2015 A Year in the Art of Young Patrons Event Fort Worth Arts Council  Photo Collage on Board

“Living The Art”
2014 A  Year in the Art of Young Patrons Event Fort Worth Arts Council
Photo Collage on Board

Spring Gallery Night 2015 reveals a sweet treat! The Reveal of 2 objects whose design started to come into sight during 2014.  Fort Worth’s Arts Council created a platform to reach out and invite the community to see Art come to Life!  Starting in June 2014 the development team (Chelsea & Team Dufrene) of the Arts Council came to me with a vision to activate “Young Patrons” with creating a piece of Art which would travel with them and be created during the experience throughout the year.

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This community engagement created an experience for local artist to share their talents, invite the viewer to create with them & produce an object together which will forever tell the story of Fort Worth local Art Culture in 2014.  This project is more than my words can capture for the meaning must be defined by the local artist who participated in facilitating this process, the Patrons who gave and received an expierence where they could translate themselves into a work of art and to The Arts Council for continuing to create a space in our community for Art to be the connection between the patron and artist.

Come see the Art Reveal and find out how the viewer became the subject matter, then became the artist, the critic, then back to the viewer while all along being the subject.

The 2nd project was the Pop uP studio during the 2014 Toast Event.  Art Patrons became the artist in the moment to collaborate on “Talented in Fort Worth” this piece marked the start of the first Pop uP studio Collection.

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Step into my studio this weekend and see the role you play in Community Art.  Opportunity to be the Viewer, Critic, Collector, Patron, Curator, Donor & in my space always the opportunity to B-YOUR-ARTIST!

Brandi C. Studio/Gallery/Experimentalism Laboratory Weekend Celebration of the Arts

Friday March 27th 5Pm-9Pm

Saturday March 28th 2PM-10Pm

827 Currie St., Fort Worth Texas 76107.

Thanks to Fort Worth Arts Council and Patrons for providing a platform for me and my artist friends to work in our community doing the work we LOVE!  Every way you support Matters!  Keep Expressing the…..in YOU!  Brandi C.

300 Local viewers became Artist during Fort Worth Art Council Young Patrons and 2014 Toast Event. Committed Patrons shared their talent during a collaboration piece with Fort Worth Artist Brandi Cottingham. 16x20 Signed Posters  are available $40 with proceeds funding Community Art Projects!

300 Local viewers became Artist during Fort Worth Art Council Young Patrons and 2014 Toast Event. Committed Patrons shared their talent during a collaboration piece with Fort Worth Artist Brandi Cottingham. 16×20 Signed Posters are available $40 with proceeds funding Community Art Projects! Copies can be purchased by commenting to this post!

About brandicottingham

I'm a self taught artist, blogger, mom, bone collector, creative passionate soul with my life work to connect the collective consciousness to a lifestyle of "Right Thinking" meaning allowing the right brain creativity and imagination to flow through all aspects of life!
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9 Responses to A Toast to Fort Worth Arts Council

  1. bill hart says:

    Very well presented. Do I need to send it to the rest of the board with the reminder for spring gallery night? Bill

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  2. Courtney kennebeck says:

    Fantastic!!! I absolutely love this piece. I would love to help in any way!!! Put me to work, I have been know to help raise money and create an event or two!!!

    🙂

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  3. Love it! You are awesome for the artist in this community! Looking forward to stopping by tomorrow! Xox
    Christy

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  4. Debbie cottingham says:

    Very proud of you!!! Xoxo

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  5. Andrew Walker says:

    I just heard a visitor to your gallery say: we need a place like this. Wow! I believe that living artists are vital to a city’s–Fort Worth’s–well-being! I am showing my support by showing up tonight and giving of my treasure to the space and the Arts Council! To any one who believes that art is vital — how will you show your support? Come on down!

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  6. paula mcmillen says:

    I just love what you are doing!  Paula McMillen WilliamsonEXECUTIVE DIRECTORKINDERPLATZ OF FINE ARTS817-207-0660 From: brandicottingham To: paulamcmillen@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 9:18 AM Subject: [New post] A Toast to Fort Worth Arts Council #yiv2575425600 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2575425600 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2575425600 a.yiv2575425600primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2575425600 a.yiv2575425600primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2575425600 a.yiv2575425600primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2575425600 a.yiv2575425600primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2575425600 WordPress.com | brandicottingham posted: “Spring Gallery Night 2015 reveals a sweet treat! The Reveal of 2 objects whose design started to come into sight during 2014.  Fort Worth’s Arts Council created a platform to reach out and invite the community to see Art come to Life!  Starting in Jun” | |

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    • I love what Kinderplatz is doing for children ages 2-6. I will be donating an Art Experience to the Spring FundRaiser in honor of my young artist Sydney Lauren and to every young and older artist child on a mission to explore and reveal their imagination and creativity!

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  7. bill hart says:

    So wish I could be there to participate in the discussion. This is very important since Karen told the arts organizations there was a new process I know they worked very hard on it. I don’t know how the panelists were selected; their qualifications, etc

    It may need a little tweaking? I am currently traveling and cannot conference call. Good luck to all. Please participate! Bill

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