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Marla Fleischmann Owen, Director of the For Worth Community Arts Center

Looking for a side of substantial content with your noontime PB&J? Enjoy a heaping helping of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center‘s new interview series, Boxed Lunch. The virtual mid-day series features conversations with local notables who prepare their lunch while chatting about food and art.

Catch the Box Lunch Series Mondays and Fridays live at noon on the ArtsCenter’s Facebook page. Previous episodes can be found at

“Each interview brings insight about how to stay sane and what the future holds for the arts,” says Arts Center Director, Marla Fleischmann Owen. “We’ve talked to Arts Council of Fort Worth President, Karen Wiley, President of Arts Council of Fort Worth; Tony Green, host of ‘Hello, I’m Tony Green;’ Fort Worth City Councilwoman Ann Zadeh; and fashion artist, Sunflowerman.”

Chicken fruit salad and a hotlink sandwich were on the menu for Ariel Davis’ recent Boxed Lunch session. Davis is a visual artist and gallery manager at ArtSpace111 She chatted with interviewer Jason Leyra about how ArtSpace111 is adapting moving forward. The gallery is reopening on June 27 for the Texas Juried Exhibition and is working on new ways to create social distancing within the space. “We’ll also be looking at the opening reception and what it will look like in the new normal,” said Davis.

Upcoming guests on the Boxed Lunch Series:

May 22 –  Natalie Price, artist and the founder of the local art collective House of Iconoclasts. She now hosts a new online artist series called Sad Times Art Club, where she interviews artists to discuss their experience during COVID-19, how they’re coping & how it is translating into their current artwork.⁣⁣


May 25 -“Pro Joe,” Joe Allen Brown, Professor of Theatre Arts and both past Chair of Theatre and Dean of Fine Arts at Texas Wesleyan University and is the past President of the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County.


May 29 – Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, founder and artistic director of DVA Productions. and is a writer, director, producer, actor, and singer. She has been traveling and performing professionally nationally and internationally for 30 years. Her passion is educational entertainment and the positive influence it can have on the lives of young people.


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