Visitors ogle art at ArtsGoggle

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Website| + posts printMagnolia Avenue transformed into a bohemian marketplace Saturday, when roughly 800 artists from all walks of life and skillsets came together for ArtsGoggle, an annual arts festival.For 12 years the event has allowed artists to display and sell their creations, with arts styles ranging from paintings and illustrations to clothing and leather art. The show spanned 18 blocks from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue, with food trucks and live music.ArtsGoggle featured booths from over 800 artists across the metroplex. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Leaning over his large canvas, vendor Taylor King examined his work with deep concentration. Brush in hand, he made a red swipe down the center of his canvas. His subject was a woman singing into a microphone.“I have an intuition towards creating,” King said. “I’ve discovered it through my mistakes.”In 2011, after serving as a lance corporal in the Marines straight out of high school, King said he realized he had made a mistake not pursuing his true passion– painting. Now King is a full-time art student at Tarrant County College and has sold his paintings at ArtsGoggle for four years.Painter and TCC student Taylor King works on a painting of local band Panic Volcanic at ArtsGoggle Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Instead of simply showing off his finished pieces, King said he wants to show the public how he works, with nearly every stage of the process performed live. The painting he worked on at the festival is a piece he’s been working on for days.“It’s in the doing – the journey is in the fun,” he said.Though trade was slow today, King held out hope to make more by the end of the night.“Usually paintings sell nearer the end of the event,” he said.Painter and TCC student Taylor King’s booth at ArtsGoggle Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)High school student Aaron Hutts’s booth featured drawings and illustrations, mostly in India ink. He described his style as “queer esthetic.”“A lot of these are inspired by life in general,” she said, gesturing to a green painting of a skull.Hutt’s friend Monica Stiffler was helping him run the stall. Stiffler said Hutt’s authenticity makes his art meaningful.“The cool part is every time he makes art he sits down and puts everything he’s feeling onto paper,” she said.High school student Aaron Hutts shows off his ArtsGoggle booth Saturday. Hurts sells drawings and illustrations on canvas, postcards and trading cards. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Many Horned Frogs attended ArtsGoggle with TCU purple in every direction. Bill Cureton and ’08 alumnus Jeremy VanWinkle were among them and came in their football jerseys. They planned to attend the homecoming game later that day.Bill Cureton and ’08 alumnus Jeremy VanWinkle sport their TCU gear for Saturday’s homecoming football game Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)“They’ve been very informative,” Cureton said, referring to the artists he had met, “telling us how they make their stuff.”One their purchases was a TCU-themed pumpkin. Erin Ratigan is a Headliners Foundation scholar and contributor to the “Fort Worth Weekly” news publication. She is a journalism major, sociology minor, and arts enthusiast. Erin Ratigan Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Twitter Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ TCU to host annual turkey giveaway ReddItcenter_img Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ ReddIt “Man’s Best Friends” In Need at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter Residents “deck the halls” for the holidays Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Oh the places they’ll go: Seniors face challenges post-graduation Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNo. 4 TCU shuts down Kansas, 43-0Next articleFrogs fall to No. 8 WVU in Morgantown Erin Ratigan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

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