By Edward Brown, Made Worthy, March 14, 2017
Fort Worth is known internationally for its incredible art museums. It’s our network of art galleries, though, that directly supports working artists by connecting painters, sculptors, and photographers with patrons and customers. Twice a year, Fort Worth’s galleries open their doors for Gallery Night, a program of Fort Worth Art Dealers Association. Spring Gallery Night is March 25.
The Foundry District
One newcomer to the one-night event is The Foundry District, a mixed-use development in the Cultural District. Jessica Worman, co-president of The Foundry’s managing company M2G Ventures, said The Foundry will be the scene of a massive mural project undertaken by eight artists. Dubbed “Inspiration Ally,” the artists will work throughout the day on a 180-foot-wall. The painters are allowed to use any imagery that has a positive, inspirational theme.
“We want to inspire people to think outside the box,” Worman said.
Growing up, Worman had the opportunity to travel much of the world. She learned at a young age that art is a unifier and a powerful medium to get messages across. Murals and artworks are a central part of M2G projects, Worman said.
M2G, through its hiring practices and business ethos, works to empower women in the workplace. Worman understands the difficulties of balancing family and work. If you catch her March 25, you might meet her 17-month-old daughter.