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Enjoy the Artistic Creativity of Betsey Gravatt at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Let’s Pretend by Betsey Gravatt is an exploratory installation of interacting objects designed in CAD software, such as SketchUp and Adobe Illustrator and cut-out using a laser cutter. The use of these programs help achieve a uniquely bold and precise object which is then further dramatized by Betsey’s over the top and bright color choices, which she associates with happy memories from her childhood.

Betsey Gravatt characterizes these individual painted structures as “toys” that reference her experience as a young girl being inspired by children’s toys that were popular in the 90’s, such as Lisa Frank and Polly Pocket dolls, as well as popular TV shows like the Powerpuff Girls.

She imagines these environments as being reminiscent of the places and objects that filled her childhood with color and appeal, and feels as those she is "playing pretend" throughout her process. With each new arrangement, Betsey aims to create a more whimsical reality for herself and for her viewers.

At Waterchase Gardens Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, June 15, 2018—6:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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