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hipolyte

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#106628 Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

Posted by hipolyte on 14 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

Had a great time John. Thanks!




#104566 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by hipolyte on 29 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

It was a nice meeting. Good food, good company, interesting topics discussed. All around success.




#104442 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by hipolyte on 25 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

I think I can make it...




#104121 Public Art

Posted by hipolyte on 07 July 2017 - 12:20 PM


 "...and is not possibly controversial."

 

Too much public art is selected for that very reason. The only controversial thing about most of it is why did it cost so much. I'm not a fan of controversy, but if avoiding it is your only goal, then the only solution is to do nothing.




#104084 Public Art

Posted by hipolyte on 05 July 2017 - 11:00 PM

My grandmother used to sew vamps for Justin boots on Hemphill. You're right. Not even in Texas.




#104082 Public Art

Posted by hipolyte on 05 July 2017 - 09:42 PM

What about something like this as a visitor gateway on I-30? Thoughts?9aywjJW.jpg




#104011 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by hipolyte on 30 June 2017 - 02:09 PM

A good time was had by all   :)




#103697 Public Art

Posted by hipolyte on 15 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

My question remains; Is it Art? Should Public art money be used for what is basically a sign? The original artist dropped out of the project, so they got a new artist, but the sign remained the same... doesn't that indicate that the idea pre-existed the artist? If they already had the idea, why did they need an artist? Why not a sign company? They need an artist so they can call it "Art" and access the public art funds.




#103663 Public Art

Posted by hipolyte on 14 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

Artwork spelling out ‘Fort Worth’ along highway hits another pothole

In my opinion this is more of an industrial design than an art piece. Directing Public Art funds to projects like signs, park benches, trash cans, bike racks, just seems like a way to use art money for what used to be considered infrastructure. 

 

http://www.star-tele...e155770454.html




#102774 Public Plazas and Pavilions

Posted by hipolyte on 02 May 2017 - 07:19 PM

General Worth Square needs a sculpture of General Worth. I volunteer.




#102773 Amon's crusade

Posted by hipolyte on 02 May 2017 - 07:15 PM

You should read Jerry Flemmon's "Amon". There has never been anyone else quite like him. He drove a stagecoach through Manhattan. He leaped up on a table in an exclusive New York restaurant, fired his colt 45's in the air (blanks, hopefully) and shouted "Hooray for Fort Worth and West Texas".

He personally wrote the name in the member register of every member of the Fort Worth Club. He presented a cowboy hat in his own particular block, the 'Shady Oaks" to every distinguished personage who ever visited Fort Worth. The stories go on and on.




#102587 Canopy by Hilton

Posted by hipolyte on 24 April 2017 - 06:53 AM

Yeah, I always liked the outlines. Too bad it has been discontinued.




#102395 Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

Posted by hipolyte on 15 April 2017 - 07:09 PM

It was great fun, John. Thanks.




#98942 New City Flag

Posted by hipolyte on 02 October 2016 - 03:43 PM

Well, I like the flag with the panther on it... naturally.




#77507 Thought: Could T&P warehouse be converted to vertical urban farm?

Posted by hipolyte on 04 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

http://www.bbc.com/f...-a-hungry-world

 

Urban multi-story hydroponic farms with artificial lighting are becoming the food suppliers of choice for the future (see article). Less susceptible to weather variations, insects, or reliant on pesticides. The T&P warehouse is centrally located on a rail line and a main street, is almost indestructible, and though historically significant, is not easily retrofitted to other obvious uses. 

Add a farmer's market on the lower level...?