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Tuesday, December 16

We wonder how many times artist Julie Bozzi has been mistaken for a stalker. She sits in her car, staring through the windshield at a patch of land many would find desirable, pulling out her paint kit and creating en plein air what's in plain sight. The landscapes she captures fall into two categories: small patches of foliage in an otherwise concrete, urban setting and "natural growth" intent to reclaim the land by creeping up and over the man-made landscape. Many pieces in her retrospective, Julie Bozzi: Landscapes 1975-2003, are from Fort Worth and Dallas. Discover some of our home's hidden secrets as only a real stalker can. The exhibit runs Tuesdays through Sundays through February 22 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Admission is $4 to $6. Call 1-866-824-5566.

Wednesday, December 17

Play it again: The Ameristage Players perform It's a Wonderful Life.
Play it again: The Ameristage Players perform It's a Wonderful Life.

We don't remember Jill Clark's name from the black and white newspaper print when she died in Iraq in August in the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. She's another fatality in a war really, really far away that seems from the network TV footage about as real as The Simple Life or Average Joe. But some won't forget what she did, and to that purpose is Jill's War: Waging Peace for Iraq's Children. Clark was in Iraq investigating the increasingly poor conditions for the country's women and children on behalf of the Christian Children's Fund when she died, and the production of this multimedia play benefits organizations working in the spirit of her research. ArtSpirit presents the play at 7 p.m. December 17 and December 18 at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Tickets are $15, and additional donations will be accepted. Call 214-228-3571.

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