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Art Exhibits and Displays

From paintings and photos to sculptures and collectibles, the Fort Worth Library offers a number of quality exhibits throughout the year. The Library strives to present some of the best works of local artists, photographers and collectors, celebrating both the talent and diversity of our community.

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Central Library

#smallisBIG: 50 Years of Early Childhood Education Exhibit

For communities wanting to sustain a strong workforce and economy, one of their best investments is early learning. The exhibit promotes support for high-quality early childhood education for all children from birth through elementary and provides a look into early childhood education in Tarrant County. Presented by Child Care Associates, a Fort Worth based non-profit founded in 1968 celebrating its 50th year anniversary. www.childcareassociates.org

On display in the West Wing Gallery from Jun. 30 - Oct. 25.

Weatherford Art Association Exhibit

The Weatherford Art Association was founded in July 1966 by a group of artists eager to share their talents and love of art with their local community. This exhibition is an overview of the talents of the current members. It is the mission of WAA to serve the artistic needs of the local and surrounding communities. www.weatherfordart.com

On display in the Gallery from Aug. 5 - Sept. 29. There will be a reception in the Chappell Meeting Room from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 29.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Early Tarrant County History (1840 - 1900)

Tarrant County has a rich and significant history and this exhibit provides an overview of the early history of the county developed by members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission through a grant from the Fash Foundation. The goal of the exhibit is to encourage efforts to preserve that heritage.

On display from Jul. 19 - Dec. 27.

Northwest Branch

The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Exhibit

This exhibit seeks to educate the public about Comanche heritage through presenting the dramatic story of Quanah Parker and his mother Cynthia Ann through a series of photos.

On display from Jul. 7 - Sept. 28.

Join Lance Tahmahkera, a Great-Great Grandson of Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker, as he tells stories about growing up with the Comanche traditions passed onto him by his parents. Much of his youth was spent at pow-wows and learning family stories of about ancestors and the tribal ways. For the past 25 years, he has shared those stories with various schools, universities, historical groups and organizations. He will touch on the origins of the tribe, life on the plains and reservation, Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, children’s stories that were passed down through his family and current day events.

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Lance Tahmahkera has been with Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth for the past 40 years and currently is the Imaging Department Manager at TH Harris Methodist Outpatient Center – Burleson.

Last updated: Aug. 21, 2018