Tablet Life & Arts

In the galleries: ‘Art in the Metroplex’

The annual “Art in the Metroplex” exhibit was having trouble meeting its role of an annual art event. The exhibit that is open to artists in North Texas began in 1983 and was an instant success with more than 900 pieces submitted for consideration. And therein was the problem — it was a whole lot of work. TCU hosted it for a while and then the event sort of quietly slunk away. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center resurrected it, and this year 692 pieces were entered by 254 artists. Obviously, there is a need.

“I am thrilled to have ‘Art in the Metroplex’ here at the Arts Center,” says gallery manager Elaine Taylor. “We need these regional exhibits with high-caliber jurors to give our local artists, including students, an outlet that challenges and excites them.”

“Art in the Metroplex” will be on view through Oct. 30. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1938;

— Gaile Robinson