September 14 - October 30, 2021
From the Fort Worth Community Arts Center:
“Art Exhibition opening Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. “Olive Pemberton: a Century of Beauty” is curated by Barbara Koerble, Fort Worth-based art historian and independent curator. Admission is free.
Olive Pemberton (b. 1920) is the last surviving artist of “The Fort Worth Circle”– a talented group of artists who were most active during the 1940s – 1960s. Members of the Fort Worth Circle challenged visual conventions of the time and became known for their experiments with modernism not only throughout the state, but at a national level as well. Bill Bomar, Bror Utter, Cynthia Brandts, Veronica Helfensteller, Flora and Dickson Reeder, Kelly Fearing, Jan Holmes, and several others made up this group. Olive studied with Bror Utter and several other important Fort Worth artists, and she actively participated and competed successfully in exhibitions alongside the other members of the Fort Worth Circle.
Olive’s work has found a home with notable collectors and museums. Ranging in size from large to small, several of the pieces that will be displayed have never been seen before outside her studio and many pieces will be for sale. There also will be a coffee-table book of her works available for purchase, as well as a small exhibition catalog of the artwork displayed in this show.
Please plan to attend! Her works are a visual treat and make a sound investment in art or a wonderful gift. The works in the exhibition are all originals, not prints or reproductions, and are produced in a variety of media, including drawing, watercolors, oil, and casein.”
Reception: October 1, 2021 | 6–9 pm
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, 76107 TX