It's safe to assume that none of the artworks entered in Fort Worth ISD's Got Gas? contest in May were re-submitted for the Buzzworms in the Backyard art exhibition. Got Gas? was sponsored by the Barnett Shale Expo, which was basically a gas-drilling pep rally, while the Buzzworms contest is sponsored by Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling Ordinance (FWCanDo), a group of NIMBYists opposed to urban gas drilling. The FWCanDo people take issue with Fort Worth being the first big U.S. city to allow the practice. They think it's fishy that their mayor—who earned over half a million dollars from energy shareholdings last year—appointed a "task force" full of energy company employees to examine gas drilling's impact. "Buzzworms," incidentally, is a nickname for rattlesnakes that FWCanDo uses for drilling rigs. Anyone who likes protest art—sure to be heavy-handed, depressing and enraging—should check it out. Entries are on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through December 29 at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy St. Call 817-731-2787 or visit fwcando.org/events.
Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 29, 2007


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