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Kelly Fearing
At 91, this Austin artist keeps making and showing art, including a new exhibit at UT
"..."It's the house with the blue door," Kelly Fearing reminds me over the phone. Bright blue, a..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Madeline Irvine

Kelly Fearing
Remembering the pioneering and influential visual artist and teacher
"...explorers has gone on to explore the undiscovered country. Kelly Fearing, who helped bring modernism to Texas in the..."

March 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

An Artist, a Life, a World
"The Mystical World of Kelly Fearing: A Sixty-Year Retrospective" covers the work of this longtime Texas artist from his days with the Fort Worth Circle, introducing modernism to the Lone Star State in the 1940s, through his 48-year career on the UT-Austin Department of Art faculty, experimenting with form and style.
"...teaching Albrecht Dürer how to cut wood blocks. Naturally, Kelly Fearing hasn't been around quite that long; still, six..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Living Legacy
The Many Facets of Kelly Fearing
"...forget an arts writer's casual offer for an interview. Kelly Fearing's genteel query letter mentioning the date of his..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Arts Feature

The Austin Visual Arts Awards
A new set of honors for the city's hardworking painters, sculptors, and other artists
"...designed by sculptor Bob Coffee and will be nicknamed "Fearings" in honor of longtime Texas artist Kelly Fearing, who..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Visual Arts Awards
A new setting but similar sentiments at the second round of the art honors
"...The Austin Visual Arts Awards, nicknamed "Fearings" in honor of longtime Texas artist Kelly Fearing, started..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Boy Returning Water to the Sea'
Poet Andrea Selch saw so much in Kelly Fearing's artwork, she had to write about it
"...Artist Kelly Fearing has racked up some sweet honors in his..."

April 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State of Wonderment
The Texas Biennial's first outside curator describes what he saw in Lone Star art
"...the Texas Biennial will pay special tribute to artist Kelly Fearing through a special exhibition of his work and..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Austin Visual Arts Awards
An overflow crowd turned out to see which local artists would be honored
"...be more about who wasn't present than who was. Kelly Fearing, the 91-year-old pioneering Texas modernist who was due..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...and the first Texas Medal of the Arts in Architecture.Kelly Fearing As an artist, Kelly Fearing has been an..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Making the Scene
Looking back at the time when Austin was at the center of the Texas art world
"...Fogel in 1946, Fort Worth artist and art educator Kelly Fearing in 1947, ceramist and metalworker Paul Hatgil in..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Arts Feature by Amanda Douberley

Top 9 (Plus Three) Memories & Best Happenings in 2009
2009 was a good year for artists, young and old, getting their props
"...4) STANDING OVATION FOR KELLY FEARING at Michael Duncan's Texas Biennial lecture...."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker
The landscape shapes us, say these prints by the Texas regionalist, and we are it
"...Center for the Advancement of Early Texas Art, and Kelly Fearing's inclusion in the Texas Biennial, 2009 has already..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Michael Frary: In Memoriam
Michael Frary, an influential Texas modernist, painter of Texas watercolors, and longtime UT-Austin art professor, has passed away at age 87
"...that Frary joined Charles Umlauf, Everett Spruce, Ralph White, Kelly Fearing, William Lester, and Loren Mozley in exploring and..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
"...and historical preservationist Wayne Bell; visual artist and educator Kelly Fearing; patrons Alfred and Ellen King ; Indian classical..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The passing of Texas regionalist pioneer painter Everett Spruce
"...1313), pioneering Texas modernist and Fort Worth Circle member Kelly Fearing (who just enjoyed a six-decade retrospective at Flatbed..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Ishmael Soto
Groundbreaking Latino artist and teacher has passed
"...teach there in the postwar era, artists such as Kelly Fearing, Ralph White, Charles Umlauf, Paul Hatgil, Lauren Mosley,..."

March 8, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Estate Sale Roundup: November 13-16
There are a few day trips this week, so gas up the wreck
"...English furniture, and a piano. You'll find art by Kelly Fearing, Michael Frary, Robert Wood, Charles Shaw, Linda St...."

Nov. 13, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Public Education Back Under Fire
Republicans set anti-school agenda at national and state level
"...Democrats have spent their post-election depression fearing that the GOP is hoping to roll back the..."

Nov. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards
AVAA honors local art makers who really love making art
"...less chatty sharing drinks beforehand or appreciative when the "Fearings" – named to honor the late, great Texas artist..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The 2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards
This year's honorees showed a lot of love for what they do
"...during the pre-ceremony cocktail hour or appreciative when the "Fearings" &ndash named in honor of the late, great Texas..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

First Generation
The 2011 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...leading painters, among them Everett Spruce, Ralph White, and Kelly Fearing (the last two already inducted into the Austin..."

June 3, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Game-Changers
The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...yet he remains an Austin artist. With fellow artists Kelly Fearing, David Deming, Melissa Miller, Bill Wiman, and Susan..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Biennial 2009 – DIY: Double Wide
This group exhibition spins an intriguing narrative of fusion and confusion
"...– ending. Among the last works are paintings by Kelly Fearing, the pioneering Texas modernist, and the way they..."

April 10, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Visual Arts Association: Thrilled to be hitting the big 3-0
The Austin Visual Arts Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary in high style, with a pair of exhibitions and a big reunion party for local artists
"...for artists.'" That group included arts legends such as Kelly Fearing, David Deming, Damian Priour, Melissa Miller, Bill Wiman,..."

June 15, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Making It Happen
The 2007 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...what he absorbed from the likes of Everett Spruce, Kelly Fearing, Ralph White, Michael Frary, and Charles Umlauf and..."

June 1, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Touched by Fire
For half a century, Ishmael Soto has used flame to transform copper, clay, and bronze into works of wonder
"...Everett Spruce and William Lester; Fort Worth Circle painter Kelly Fearing; painters Ralph White and Michael Frary; printmaker Constance..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art, as presented during its annual ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...Kelly Fearing (University of Texas, retired) -- artist, educator..."

June 6, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Color of Justice
A drug bust in tiny Tulia, Texas opens up old racial wounds and raises questions about the veracity of the undercover cop-for-hire who orchestrated it all.
"...crack cocaine. And it was a fellow employee, Eliga Kelly, Smith said in an interview at Abilene's Middleton Transfer..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

The Smoke Clears In Lege Races
White contemplates recount as Strama's victory is secured
"...Democrat Kelly White picked up 24 votes and narrowed her loss..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

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