Fort Worth Community Arts Center



COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER - VISITING ANGELS GALLERY


Jose 'Mr. Lonely' Salinas


Dale Brock and Visiting Angels Gallery - From Behind the Walls

Exhibition on Display: March 26 Ė May 15, 2021

Works by Jose "Mr. Lonely" Salinas

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce Jose "Mr. Lonely" Salinas' first solo exhibition, From Behind the Walls. In the form of ink drawings and poetry, Salinas' art portrays his life, dreams, and regrets during his time incarcerated in prison, sharing his struggles with addiction and longing for home from "behind the walls."

Salinasí work is greatly influenced by and embodies Chicano imagery and the work in From Behind the Walls infuses those elements with vignettes of an imprisoned person's life and fantasies: religious icons, temptations, and family members. Images of hope and hopelessness weave throughout Salinas' work and he states that his artwork became a source of therapy, allowing him to stay focused. In many ways, Salinasí voice is not one heard often in art spaces and he hopes that his art tells a complicated story beyond a cautionary tale.

Like all exhibitions on view in the Arts Centerís nine gallery spaces, From Behind the Walls is free to visit, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition opened at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on March 26, 2021 and will be in view until May 15, 2021. An interview with artist Jose Salinas is scheduled to premiere April 15, 2021 on the Arts Centerís website www.fwcac.org.

 

ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH
The Arts Council of Fort Worth was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership to stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout Fort Worth. Todayís Arts Council continues to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth by providing fiscal and business resources to local artists and arts groups while also serving the community through management of the Fort Worth Public Art Program and Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The Arts Council of Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit www.artsfortworth.org.

ABOUT THE FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States, Fort Worthís Cultural District. The Arts Centerís mission promotes experienced and emerging artists with nine indoor galleries and an outdoor courtyard gallery. The Arts Centerís Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theatre and the William Edrington Scott Theatre hosts a wide range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations. The historically significant building is home to artistsí studios, nonprofit arts organization office suites, and classrooms. Learn more at www.fwcac.org

 

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