Sid Richardson Museum: Stunning Depictions of the Early American West

September 20, 2016 10:12 am

Sid Richardson wasn't an artist himself—he was actually a Texas-born oil tycoon—but he did appreciate the raw artwork of Western artists in the 1940s and '50s. Over the course of these decades, Richardson devoted much of his fortune to art depicting the untamed West. Just before his death in the '80s, the Sid Richardson Museum opened to showcase the pieces of art.

To this day, it carries on Richardson's legacy in Fort Worth by maintaining and adding to his collection. It highlights masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two artistic trailblazers in the world art inspired by the American West. Other artists in the mix include Frank Tenney Johnson, Oscar E. Berninghaus, and various other Western art enthusiasts. Head to this Fort Worth museum if you want to see what your city, and those surrounding it, looked like in years past.

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Celebrate Latin American Contributions to Film at the Festival De Cine Latino Americano

September 12, 2016 4:00 pm

This September, a brand new film festival comes to Fort Worth: the Festival De Cine Latino Americano. From September 22nd to 25th, a band of local producers, film scholars, and actors show off what they've been working diligently to create over the past months. The festival celebrates the accomplishments of the Latin American community in film, so expect to see movies by local and international filmmakers.

The first Festival De Cine Latino Americano is slated to showcase dozens of masterpieces, some created right in Texas and others from as far away as South America. They range from poignant short films to longer documentaries, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Each film is judged by a professional panel and put in the running to win an award at the end of the festival, so stick around to see who takes home trophies on Sunday night, the final evening of the Festival De Cine Latino Americano.

Festival De Cine Latino Americano
When: September 22 – 25
Where: La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Forth Worth, TX 76115
Cost: $50+
fdcla.org/index.html

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Don’t Miss the Trinity Valley Quilt Show

September 9, 2016 1:00 pm

There's nothing quite like snuggling up in a handmade quilt when temperatures in the evening begin to dip. That's why fall is the perfect time for the Trinity Valley Quilt Show, an annual event that brings folks out in droves to see and buy some of the finest quilts available anywhere in the region.

Quiltmakers from all over North Texas come to show off their creations and have them judged by experts in the industry at the Trinity Valley Quilt Show. You can come join in the fun, and maybe find the perfect quilt to take home. In addition the the quilting contest, the Trinity Valley Quilt Show also hosts a vendor mall dedicated to quilting and sewing supplies, live demonstrations of quilters at work, and both silent and live auctions. Admission is only $5 per person, so the quilt show is a fun and affordable way to spend an afternoon.

Trinity Valley Quilt Show
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Cost: $5
www.tvqg.org/quiltshow
www.everfest.com/e/trinity-valley-quilt-show-forth-worth-tx

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