An expert guide to Spring Gallery Night

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To see Gallery Night takes longer than a night. Which is why, when the galleries open Saturday at various times, it is wise to begin the rounds with a well -esearched plan and a map.

The map can be found at the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association website (www.fwada.com) for most locations, but there are always off-the-map events and startups.

The exhibits for spring 2014 have some stalwarts on display — the brothers Blagg and the always interesting Fort Worth Biennial, plus there is new blood in some pop-ups on Race Street.

Here are some of the regular participants that always bring their strongest efforts to Gallery Night.

Artspace111

111 Hampton St., Fort Worth

Noon-9 p.m.; www.artspace111.com

“Sibling Revelry”: The four Blagg brothers — Dan, Dennis, Woodrow and Doug — are hosting the bro show. The brothers can ocassionally manage a group effort. When they do, it is a remarkable sight to see so much talent from a single family.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth

10 a.m.-10 p.m.; www.fwcac.com

“2014 FWCAC Biennial”: This biannual gathering of artists is always a pleasure. The center accepts anything that meets its size criteria and is delivered over a 39-hour period and mounts it as it arrives. The works can range from the efforts of children to those of the best practicing professionals.

Also on display is “A Way of Remembering,” the work of a dozen abstract landscapists; the Texas Pottery and Sculpure Guild’s show and sale; and “Ariel Bowman: The Prehistoric Circus,” sculptures of animals lost in time.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

2900 W. Berry St., Fort Worth

Noon-8 p.m.; www.theartgalleries.tcu.edu

“Dramedy”: This group show features artists who use humor in dark narratives with comic or caricaturelike forms. Media include painting, drawing, sculpture and video by well-established artists Michael Vise, Folkert de Jong, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kirk Hayes, Robert Jessup, Lawrence Lee, Tala Madani, Jon Pylypchuk, Allison Schulnik and Dana Schutz.

Galerie Kornye West

1601 Clover Lane, Fort Worth

Noon-9 p.m.; www.kornyewest.com

“Lennox Woods — The Ancient Forest”: Artist Deborah Paris, who visited old-growth hardwood forests for two years, captures the seasonal changes in her paintings. This exhibit is co-hosted and shared by the Botanic Research Institute of Texas and the gallery.

Gallery 414

414 Templeton Drive, Fort Worth

2-9 p.m.; www.gallery414.org

“Useless Vanities”: This is the first solo show for artist Christian deLeon. Using mixed-media prints and ceramic forms, deLeon creates hybrids between artistic disciplines and visual worlds.

Milan Gallery

505 Houston St., Fort Worth

Noon-10 p.m.; www.milangallery.com

“Jewels”: Mixed-media drawings by Jeanette Korab are combined with the imported Turkish jewelry that inspired the art. A reception for the gallery’s 30 participating artists will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday.

William Campbell Contemporary Art

4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth

11 a.m.-9 p.m.; www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com

“New Drawings by Jake Gilson”: The richly hued graphic drawing in graphite, charcoal, dry pigment and pencil are rewarding for their intensity of color, simple shapes and sensitive markings.

New and notable

New or different and possibly worth the side trip are a gamers exhibit at TCC and two new pop-ups on Race Street. With each successive Gallery Night, this near-east-side neighborhood is becoming more of a draw.

Lakeview Gallery

4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, on the TCC Northwest campus

8 a.m.-10 p.m.; www.tccd.edu

“Gamer: The Art of Game Design and Development”: This invitational multi-media art exhibition focuses on digital game design by Russell Fincher and Joe Espinoza of Sickhead Games, Justin Pierce from Overpowered Games, Joshua Wilson of UTA, and music by Sam Garner and Nicholas Daniel of Hatched Games. The exhibit will include concept designs, characters, animation and interactives demos.

Race Street Pop Up

2902 Race St., No. 116, Fort Worth

11 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.fwartcollective.com

More than a dozen artists are participating in the Art Collective’s pop-up exhibit on Race Street; many of them are worth seeking out. Be sure to take note of the work of Elaine Taylor, Carol Benson and James Lassen.

Race Street Pop Up 2.0

2707 Race St., No. 105, Fort Worth

11 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.facebook.com/TexasArtHunger

Anchoring this group of artists is Nick C. Kirk with Art Hunger.

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