Photo by Ralph Lauer
We love it when art collides with art. The grounds of Hip Pocket Theatre, which is located on acreage in northwest Fort Worth, is now the site of a dozen installations by 14 senior architecture students from the University of Texas at Arlington. Installed in mid-October, the art pieces are made with materials, both natural and discarded, found on the theater’s property. The students, all enrolled in a design studio focused on housing, had one week to design and assemble their work. The project, organized by UTA professor Joshua Nason, encouraged students to focus on the idea of community and what it means, a frequent topic in his classes. The professor considers Hip Pocket Theatre, with its devoted staff, actors and audience, to be a prime example of community. The project also allowed everyone to get out of the classroom and do some hands-on design. The theater, celebrating its 45th year, closed out the season at the end of October; the site-specific installations will remain on view at 1950 Silver Creek Road. Learn more about Hip Pocket Theatre at hippocket.org.