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FORT WORTH ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND VIEWS

SERVING MONTICELLO, CRESTWOOD, NORTH HI MOUNT, CRESTLINE & HAZELWOOD

2021

Gallery Week 2021

2021

FORT WORTH ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

2021

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SPRING GALLERY NIGHT 2021TM

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 KICKS OFF

SPRING GALLERY NIGHT

WEEK

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SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 KICKS OFF

MARCH 27–APRIL 3

SPRING GALLERY WEEK

MARCH 27–APRIL 3

To encourage smaller crowds and visitor safety, we invite you to explore the participating

galleries, To encourage museums, smaller retail crowds businesses, and visitor safety, and area we invite restaurants you to explore from the 3-27-21 participating

to 4-3-21.

galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants from 3-27-21 to 4-3-21.

Check out www.FWADA.com for details in our digital guide

Check out www.FWADA.com for details in our digital guide

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MONTICELLO, CRESTWOOD, NORTH HI MOUNT,

CRESTLINE & HAZELWOOD

A NEIGHBORHOOD DRIVEN PUBLICATION PRODUCED BY

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Published by MONTICELLO MEDIA GROUP LLC

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Editor

Sheilah M Grant

Photography Editor

Tammy Graham,

Art Director

Locations Photography

Rachel Farris

Contributing Photographers

Gardening Editor

Kari Breen, William Joe

Dotty Woodson

Gabriel, David Woo

Lifestyles Editor

Social Media Editor

Christy Dunaway Smith Todd Hoeft

Arts Beat Editor

Social Page Editor

Doug Blagg

Amanda Irvin Petross

Food Columnist

Editors at Large

Brenda Cairdiello

Jilly Bartolomei, Sailor St

Sauveur, Max Von Poodle,

Wine & Spirits Columnist Doodles Pease & Kazi

Robert Chicotsky

Campbell

CLAIRE BARRY,

DIRECTOR OF

CONSERVATION AT

THE KIMBELL ART

MUSEUM, TO RETIRE

by SM Grant

Fort Worth, TX – Claire M. Barry, the long-serving conservator

at the Kimbell Art Museum, has announced her plan to retire at

the end of March 2021. Barry will continue to collaborate with the

Kimbell on a consultative basis and will transition to the position of

director of conservation emerita, effective April 1.

Barry is widely recognized as a leader in the field of paintings

conservation. During her more-than-30-year tenure at the Kimbell

Art Museum, she has advised on

many of the museum’s acquisitions

of important works of art, including

Michelangelo’s “Torment of Saint

Anthony,” Michelangelo Merisi da

Caravaggio’s “The Cardsharps,”

Nicolas Poussin’s “Sacrament

of Ordination (Christ Presenting

the Keys to Saint Peter),” Claude

Monet’s “Weeping Willow” and,

most recently, Anne Vallayer-Coster’s “Still Life with Mackerel.”

Her work on paintings by Fra Angelico, Titian, Jacopo Bassano,

Tintoretto, Jusepe de Ribera, Nicolas Poussin, Diego Velázquez,

Bartolomé Murillo, Henry Raeburn, Richard Parkes Bonington,

Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse represents major contributions to

the scholarship on these European artists.

Since 2000

Desserts Columnist

Jackie Reyes

Contributing Writers & Artists

Dr Jim Davis DVM, Abby

Slayton, Callie Salls, Susan

Irvin, Lulu Von Poodle,

Susanna Bartolomei, Doug

Blagg, Nancy Lamb

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“The Kimbell has been extremely fortunate to have a conservator

of Claire’s caliber,” said Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art

Museum. “Through her efforts to promote the Kimbell as a center

for conservation and cutting-edge art-historical research, she

has helped the museum grow into the great institution it is today.

Highly respected both in North Texas and across the international

art world, Claire has become, indeed, part of the museum’s DNA.”

MONTICELLO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS & VIEWS • 3



BULLETIN BOARD

CRIME

MAN PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE’S HOMES

An African American man in his 30’s, heavy set with a Floppy fishing

hat has been reported going from house to house in Monticello

photographing people’s homes. When questioned he maintained he

was working for their insurance companies; however, he was unable to

name the residents companies when questioned further. Police have

been notified. Remember after natural disasters like the snow storm

the crooks come out and try to profit in any way possible. Be careful

when hiring contractors, plumbers, sheet rockers etc., use a bonded

licensed local company with references you can check on.

GOVERNMENT INSENTIVE CHECKS ON THEIR WAY

The IRS has started depositing checks in people’s accounts and

mailing to seniors on Social Security. The scam artists are in high gear

also, so remember if you receive any phone calls from the IRS saying

your identity has been breached and they need your information in

order to protect you, hang up. The IRS does not call people. These

guys know you have money in your accounts and they are only too

happy to relieve you of it so remember that.

COVID TESTING

If you are still in need of a Covid Vaccination and are having trouble

registering go to the Tarrant County Public Health page on Facebook

or call 817 248 6299.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

CITY .................................................................... 817-392-2255

COUNCILMAN DENNIS SHINGLETON .............817-392-8807

REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE GEREN................. 817 738 8333

.......................................................................Fax 817 738 8362

NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE OFFICER

CHRISTOPHER WATTS ......................................817-988-0136

HEALTH SCIENCE POLICE ................................. 817 735 2210

CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER

ROSALIND CARLTON ........................................ 817 944-1796

GARBAGE/RECYCLING .....................................817-392-3279

NON-EMERGENCY FIRE ....................................817-392-3000

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UTILITIES

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TXU ELECTRIC .................................................. 800-242-9113

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OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS

TARRANT COUNTY TAX OFFICE ......................817-884-1100

SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE ........................ 800-772-1213

NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY .............. 888-382-1222

EASTER SERVICES

All Saints Episcopal 817 732 1424

Holy Family Catholic 817 737 6768

Christ Chapel Bible Church 817 731 4329

First Presbyterian Church 817 335 1231

ALOHA! NORTH HI MOUNT ELEMENTARY IS HOSTING THEIR

ANNUAL AUCTION FUNDRAISEr - Hawaiian Style on Friday,

March 26th (virtual). Enjoy the excitement of bidding on items

like a Miranda Lambert Autographed Guitar, Design your own

Custom Beer with Martin House Brewery, Round of Golf (4) at

STARR HOLLOW, Mixology Class, BourbonQ (bourbon and bbq

tasting), Watercolor & Wine Class with Brenda Ciardiello, Salon

& Spa services, and more! We’ll have an exciting Facebook

Live Event 6-9 PM with a live special message from Principal

Blanchard from 8-9 PM, but there’s a lot of fun happening even

before the big night. Join the Auction Facebook Page and SEE

ITEMS UP FOR BID Start Bidding March 15th at one.bidpal.

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COMING NEXT MONTH

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TRAVELS

WITH LULU

by Lulu Von Poodle

Well we survived the

storm of the century, but

our house didn’t do so well. Our electricity went out

Sunday and so did the heat. It was no fun.

Mom bundled us up and we took off for an Air B & B where we

stayed for the next week. It was so exciting, a vacation complete

with hot chocolate, somemores and a fireplace. We even had 5

star chili delivered by our neighbor. It was way cool. Everyone

else seemed to be in the same boat too, but some fared better

than others depending on locales. Trinity Terrace lost power for

2 or 3 days and had only a few generators, “for emergencies only

they said”. It seems to me a group of octogenarians freezing in

their condos constitutes an emergency, but who knows. Finally

the sun came back late week and the pipes thawed and it was

April showers indoors and outside as tons of pipes burst all over

town. What a sight it was to behold. Mom suspecting pipe issues

loomed had our neighbor Danny turn the water meter off. So,

when we returned home on the heels of the furnace repair man

she asked him to turn the water back on again. Well you guessed

it pipes blew and water came cascading down landing right on her

head and everywhere else. Danny made a run for the water meter,

turning it off and the two of them just stood there laughing like

fools. Thank God for Kenny’s plumbing they sent 2 really nice guys

over within the hour and fixed things up except for the water line

to our washing machine. We are now in line for another visit from

the plumber, sheet rockers, painter’s carpet guys’, foundation men,

insurance adjusters and God knows who else….what a party! Worst

part of this entire adventure so far was the trip to the Laundromat

a few days ago. It was nasty, so much so mom shipped our things

out Ft Worth Laundry and the W & O cleaners by Pearl Snaps.

Life! In closing we would like to thank, Barbie Towson, Danny and

Ann Abshire and Kenny’s Plumbing for their help during this crazy

time and Sean over at Trader Joes’ who kept us in wine and clam

chowder. --Love Maxie Lulu & Sailor

Tatara Siegel is our exciting featured artist. Her work consists of

mixed media sculpture, focusing mostly in glass and ceramic. The

work consists of levels of different narratives between the viewers

perception, the materials being utilized and the stage in which the

work is placed.

Spring Gallery Night Week 2021

Saturday, March 27, 12-7

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Monday, March 29--Saturday, April 3, 11 - 4

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Preview: March 15th-19th

stars, and the title of the exhibit is from the influential Iranian

(10am-5pm)

poet Forugh Farrokhzad. Ms. Neshat left Iran in 1975 to study art

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ARTS

BEAT

by Doug Blagg

Dear art fanatics, the

internationally

renowned

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s exhibit “I Will Greet the

Sun Again” is currently at The Modern Art Museum

of Fort Worth (from now until May 16, 2021).

in the United States but was unable to return due to the Iran-Iraq

war. This cultural discombobulation and heartbreaking longing

of hers underscores the intensity of the work. Anyone interested

in an expanded world-view should see this important exhibit. As

the late, great Anthony Bourdain once remarked upon returning

from a visit: “Every preconceived notion I had about Iran

has been shattered.” There are clearly some rich insights to be

gleaned from Shirin Neshat’s stunning exhibit. Do not miss this

one. DB

I was excited to pop over to J. Garrett Auctioneers

in Dallas last week.

The reason for my visit

was a benefit for the Dallas

Symphony Orchestra that

offered a sneak peek (before

the public preview) at the

firm’s latest high-profile

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When it came time for Taylor

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1. Try to attend the auction preview. However, if you cannot

see an item in person thoroughly read the condition reports.

You can also speak with someone

over the phone for more pictures

and information.

2. Only pre-bid if you will not be

available during the live auction.

Otherwise, you will receive alerts

each time someone outbids you,

but as long as your MAX bid is

programmed, you won’t miss out

on the item.

3. If you are going in with a

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cost for larger items.

Sample: Budget – Hammer Fee –

Taxes = Actual Bidding Amount

Example: $2000 – 28% – 8.25% =

$1,321.20

To see the full list of tips and read

more on the benefits of shopping at

an auction check out my article on

SoFortWorthIt.com.

This cultural eye-opener reveals contemporary shifts happening

in Iranian society and the powerful impact of exile and revolution

as it relates to women. The exhibit includes the artist’s

seminal series “Woman of Allah,” which explores the dichotomy

between the mystical power and enormous pressure women

experience daily in Iranian society. Poets have a long and

revered place in the Muslim world, celebrated much like rock

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French macarons are a delectable and special

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Ingredients:

- 3 large egg whites

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1 1/2 cup almond flour

- 1 cup powdered sugar

- 1 tsp vanilla

- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Tools

Sifter

Bowl

Rubber spatula

Stand mixer with whisk attachment

Sheet tray lined with parchment paper

Piping bag (piping tip is not necessary, but helpful!)

Filling of choice

Procedure

Preheat oven to 300 for convection and 285 for conventional

sift the almond flour and powdered sugar together in a bowl

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Pipe half dollar sized macarons

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.

ENJOY

Gallery Night

Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers

Association (FWADA) invites you to take

in the visual arts and our community’s

unique cultural richness during Gallery

Night in Fort Worth. Most participants

are open. Come take a stroll through

participating galleries, museums, retail

businesses, and area restaurants, and

enjoy the many artists featured during

this community event. Check our Member

page to view each venue’s website.

SPRING GALLERY WEEK

Spring Gallery Night is OPEN to the public.

For the first time, Fort Worth’s Spring Gallery Night on March 27th kicks off Spring Gallery

Week! To encourage smaller crowds and visitor safety, we invite you to explore participating

venues from Saturday March 27th – Saturday April 3, 2021.

Check out FWADA’s digital Gallery Guide at www.FWADA.com for more details about

participants across Fort Worth and hours of operation. Spaces may offer timed entry, virtual

exhibits or open entry. Contact spaces in advance. FWADA is committed to safely supporting

the Fort Worth arts community and it’s patrons.

For each venue’s COVID-19 procedures, please visit our Member page to view each venue’s website.

FORT WORTH ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

1 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

2 Art Galleries at TCU: Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

3 Art Galleries at TCU: Moudy Gallery

4 Art on the Boulevard

5 Artes de la Rosa

6 Artspace111

7 Atrium Gallery at UNTHSC

8 Bee Street Gallery

9 Bernice Coulter Templeton Gallery: TWU

10 Fort Worth Community Arts Center

FRIENDS OF FWADA

21 Botanical Research Institute of Texas*

22 Chieffalo Americana

23 College Town Renaissance Center

24 Contempo Art Glass Gallery

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28 360 Smokeshack

11 Gallery 440

12 Kimbell Art Museum

13 McAnthony’s Multi-Cultural Studio & Gallery

14 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

15 Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery, Inc.

16 Sid Richardson Museum

17 SiNaCa Studios School of Glass

18 The Gallery at UTA

19 The Upstairs Gallery

20 William Campbell Contemporary Art

25 Cufflink

26 Fort Worth Art Collecive

27 Texas Academy 0f Figurative Art

29 Winslow's Wine Cellar

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Jeanie Rose Chicotsky turned one

and celebrated with a marvelous

party, she looks beautiful in her

pretty party dress & she loved her

designer cake Mom & Dad were

beaming

It was so cold during the storm the

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coming in another week hope it’s as

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FREEZE

DAMAGE

DEVASTATES

LANDSCAPES

by Dotty Woodson, PhD

As I walk through my

landscape and the neighborhood,

I see so many

plants brunt or frozen

dead due to several days

of abnormal low temperatures.

Some landscape

plants will recover by

dropping dead leaves and

growing new leaves or by

growing back from live

stems or roots. Some landscape

plants will require

replacement. If the stems

are green, some plants will

drop dead leaves and grow

new leaves from stems.

If the stems are dead, the

plants may grow back from

roots or require replacement.

Cut off a back branch and scrape or peel the bark down. Live

wood will bend not snap and have a green layer under the outer

bark and wood is white-green. Dead stems will snap or easily

break and have no green tissue (see picture). The dead wood

in the picture is Indian Hawthorn and Loropetalum. Here the

choice is to cut to the ground to see if plants will regrow from

roots or replace. Many plants are slow to grow from roots, but

with the number of plants requiring replacement, this may be

an option. The third stem with green tissue is a Gardenia in my

neighbor’s landscape. The Gardenia leaves are burnt but the

stems are green, so she will wait a few weeks to see if dead

leaves drop and new leaves start growing or cut back to about 6

inches from the ground to encourage new growth.

Plants around Monticello and Crestwood neighborhood

damaged by freezing weather: Palms, Indian Hawthorn, Abelia,

Loropetalum, Pittosporum, Ligustrum, Agaves, Persian Ivy (not

English Ivy), Oleander, Sago Palms in ground and containers,

Asian Ivy looks burnt but I see green leaves under burnt leaves,

Holly Ferns (cut back and watch for new growth), Mahonia ‘Soft

Caress’, Aspidistra and many more.

If you intend to replace plants, contract your landscape

company immediately for an appointment. They will recommend

what to replace and what to cut back. Ask how long

plants will regrow once cut back to help you make the correct

decision for your landscape.

Should you not replace with same plants? Again, seek the

recommendations of your landscape professional. This was

record breaking low temperature and number of hours at the

low temperature. Many of these plants have grown for year

without damage during ‘normal’ winters in Fort Worth.

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LANDSCAPE

by Mark Cross

After our recent ice and snow events most of us

are in mourning for our lost landscapes. Who was

ready for the shock

of everything dying

or disappearing, let

alone having to clean

up the remaining

mess? My home went

from tropical bliss

to sticks, in just one

week!

After a few days of

interior plumbing hell,

my attention turned

outdoors, and I decided a

professional was the right

way to go.

Having seen several

beautiful local residential

projects completed by

the SPSD, I called my

friend Sam Himmelhaver,

whose focus is residential

landscape design. “I must

drop this project in your hands immediately!”.

SPSD has been servicing, installing, & maintaining residential

and commercial clients for over 40 years in the metroplex, which

speaks volumes for them. They have a great in-house design

team who works with clients to create beautiful yet practical

site plans for enhancing, renovating, or completely overhauling

customized solutions within a budget. Their project teams are

comprised of quality professionals who take pride in their work

and are attentive to the clients concerns. In essence they are

large enough to offer the best and small enough to ensure it.

SPSD offers help with plant selection/planting, irrigation,

drainage, custom stone, outdoor living spaces, pools, and

shade structures while simultaneously guiding clients towards

maximizing the potential of any outdoor space. They can work

with any landscape style you would like to implement. They

WESTOVER RESIDENCE: this Mediterainan style Westover beauty has great curb appeal the in house design team

crafted & installed the plan including the native plants palate to irrigation to the low stone masonry wall

HIGHLAND PARK RESIDENCE: This Tranquil Oasis is the result of a complete 2019 makeover by the SPSD inhouse

design team. All plantings, irrigation & the flagstone pathway were installed by their team

have a full construction

division

experienced

in demolition, custom

pergolas, arbors, decks,

patios, stone pathways,

water features, pools

and outdoor kitchens.

The Company also offers

irrigation and water

management

services

as well as the installation

of artificial turf and

professional

outdoor

lighting installations. They

are just what I needed.

SPSD is officed locally

with other satellite

locations serving the

Dallas, Frisco, Keller and

Southlake areas; they

specialize in residential as

well as large commercial

and institutional projects.

This company has a great reputation and is known for going the

extra mile to make sure the client gets something unique and

functional within any budget. They have great follow through

and offer customized maintenance programs, if requested. If

you are considering repairing your storm ravaged landscape or

are interested in transforming your outdoor space, call them;

you will not be disappointed.

Rose pictures taken at Flower Market on 7th Street

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and Touriga National. The grapes are characterized by their

small, dense fruit which produce the wonderful flavors and

PORT

WINES

FROM

PORTUGAL

by Robert Chicotsky

“Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced

with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro

Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It

is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a

dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry,

and white varieties.” as stated by Wikipedia. Port

received its name from the seaport of Porto at the

mouth of the Douro River in the 17th century.

are suitable for long ageing. Port is fortified by distilled grapes

which halts the fermentation process. This causes a higher

sugar presence and a higher alcohol level of 19% to 20%.

There are several styles of port and are divided into two

categories: wines matured in sealed glass bottles and wines

that are matured in wooden barrels. Ruby port is bright red

in color and has a full-bodied fruitiness. It is usually aged in

concrete or stainless steel tanks. Premium rubies are aged in

wood from four to six years (LBV).

Fonseca Bin 27 Reserve Porto Non-Vintage - $22.99

Dow’s 2013 Late Bottled Vintage Porto - $27.99

Tawny ports are aged in wood barrels for about seven years

which produce a golden-brown color. The exposure to oxygen

provides the nutty flavors of the wine. They are typically sweet

GALLERY NIGHT

NIBBLES

by Barbie Towson

Having a few friends over before you head out

to enjoy Spring Galley Night or Week as it is now

becoming? Why not whip up a few quick hors

d’oeuvres guaranteed to delight.

CROSTINI with BRIE, STRAWBERRIES and HONEY

A breeze to make and oh so fab with a nice Mason Louis Latour

Chablis -- makes 12 servings

12thin slices French baguette (sliced on a diagonal)

4 oz Brie cut into 12 slices

6 medium strawberries, sliced

or medium dry and are used for dessert.

1-2 T honey

While there are over a hundred varieties of grapes, only

five grapes are used to make port. These grapes are Tinta

Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Francesa

Croft Reserve Tawny Porto Non-Vintage - $20.99

Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Porto - $33.99

Graham’s 20 Year Tawny Porto - $61.99

4 fresh Basil leaves, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees .

2. Lay the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Top each slice

of bread with a slice of Brie

has been tossed lightly in olive oil salt and pepper. Bellissimo!

Come try a great ruby or tawny port to enhance your next

3. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the Bread is

dinner.

toasted, about 5 to 6 minutes

HUMMUS WITH VEGGIES OR PITA CHIPS

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4.Top each with 2 slices of strawberries, a drizzle of honey ..

and a few slices of basil, then serve

BRIE, FIG and PROSCIUTTO CROSTINIS’

My mouth waters just thinking about this delightful

An all time favorite this delicious dip is not only tasty but

healthy. Served with celery or carrot sticks or pita chips and

accompanied by a nice Tangent Sauvignon Blanc it is a all

around winner at cocktail hour

combination accompanied by a nice La Crema Chardonnay

Central Market’s Dip Bar has a great Hummus and it is a

BEST BARBECUE IN FORT WORTH

A LOCAL FAVORITE FOR OVER 33 YEARS

I. French Baguette (sliced on the diagonal)

2. Jar of Dalmatia Fig Spread

3. 8 oz Brie cut into slices

lot easier than whipping up your own. If you want to give the

illusion it is homemade just drizzle a little virgin olive oil on top

and sprinkle a few cut olives in also…..lemon wedges on the

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4. 1/2 to1/3 lb of prosciutto

5. Small head of Peppery arugula

6. Salt Pepper and a good virgin olive oil

Slice a French Baguette diagonally into thin slices and

toast them until lightly brown. Let them cool down and then

and spread a touch of fig jam lightly for sweetness followed

by a slice of creamy Brie topped with a thinly sliced piece of

prosciutto. Garnish with a few leaves of peppery arugula that

side are another nice homemade touch.

Pita chips are available in most markets these days, I like

the Trader Joes variety myself and they also have a variety of

different hummuses too. Lastly pick up packs of celery sticks

and baby carrots washed, Open & rinse them again just to be

sure and arrange the veggies and or pita chips on a large tray

around the centered hummus bowl.

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CALENDAR

OF EVENTS

PEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL VENUES LISTED

BELOW REQUIRE MASKS & ARE STRICTLY

OBSERVING COVID PROTOCALS FOR

EVERYONE’S SAFTY

BRENDA

CIARDIELLO

Artist and neighbor Brenda Ciardiello, current

Amon Carter Community Artist, will be showcased

this Spring Gallery week at the BRIT in her newest

show of plant-inspired art watercolors.

David Chicotsky knows Fort Worth — because he

is Fort Worth. From his community and charity

endeavors to his family’s legendary businesses,

David is a force in North Texas’ most dynamic

city. His 2020 was a resounding success, with clients enjoying

Respected

Fort Worth

name.

AMON CARTER MUSEUM

Closed FOR Spring Break virtual events online thru April

The show is called “Of the Land:

Two Artists Find Renewal in Nature.”

new homes, ranches, land, lots and commercial properties all

over Tarrant County and beyond. History, connections, instincts,

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Meditations: Eleanore Mikus at Tamarind, Gabriel Dawe:

Plexus no.34, In the Night Garden, James Surls: Seven and

Seven Flower and Ongoing the Carter Collection

THE MODERN

FILMS

My Salinger Year .................................................. 3/19 thru 3/21

The Human Voice and Woman on the Verge of a Nervous

Breakdown

..................................................................... 3/26 thru 3/28

French Exit ............................................................... 4/2 thru 4/4

Oscar Nominated Short Films ............................4/9 thru 4/11

Stop by on opening night, Saturday

March 27th, at the BRIT building to

see the verdant paintings of the two

Texas-based artists Brenda Ciardiello

and Camille Warmington in the Madeleine

R. Samples Exhibit Hall. Brenda

will be available on Gallery Night to

visit and talk with small groups about

her work. Exhibit link: www.brit.org/

art-brit/fwbg-brit-art-exhibitions/

know-how: David Chicotsky knows Fort Worth like no one else.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

FOCUS: Ledy Churchman, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun

Again, FOCUS: Wael Shawky and Sean Scully: The Shape of

Ideas

KIMBELL MUSEUM

Open with online events also

land-two-artists-find-renewal-nature

ROY POPE

OPENING SOON

Roy Pope’s is now scheduled to open at the end

UPCPMING EXHIBITION

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon The Mr. & Mrs. John D

Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

BRIT

Spring Flow Yoga Series ..................................... 3/24 thru 4/28

Gallery Night .............................................................................3/27

Members Only Plant Sale online ............................. 4/7th & 4/8

After Hours in the Garden: Jazz under the stars while sipping

wine & nibbling on tasty bites ................................................4/26

Japanese Spring Festival, family friendly event ...3/27 & 3/28

Eggstravaganza: Easter Egg Hunt, stroller and wagon Parade,

meet the Easter Bunny, a story time with Bella, prizes and more

Ft Worth Botanic Garden ......................................................... 4/3

GALLERY WEEK STARTS 3/27 AND SHOULD BE A BLAST

remember your masks it makes things safer

of April, fingers crossed, and we are so stoked

about the new updated version of an old neighborhood

favorite.

Get ready for a marvelous culinary

experience in their new deli

and café, complimented by a world

class wine list and then there is the

coffee menu. Oh, did I mention

bakery goods to die for and a great

produce section near the new and

expanded butcher’s department?

Lots of great gourmet goodies too

to titillate and delight. I can’t wait for

April to end, so ready for some killer

take out. Welcome back Roy Pope

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED.

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Global Real Estate Advisor

817-888-8088

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