Artspace111 is hosting an international traveling show, “Past Forward,” from the United Arab Emirates, organized by the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy. This contemporary collection represents all seven emirates, with over 50 artworks by 25 Emirati artists. The exhibit was conceived to foster increased international relations through cultural diplomacy with works that plumb universal themes and transcend cultural divides. Free. The opening reception is 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17.
Through Dec. 2. Artspace111, 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth, 817-692-3228, www.artspace111.com
— Gaile Robinson