Slideshow image: “Fields of Joy” by Niki Gulley.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will host Artscape, presented by Mend, a juried fine art festival on April 23 and 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 65 artists from 16 states have been selected by a panel of judges to showcase their nature-inspired work that includes paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, photography and more. Artists from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will also demonstrate a variety of art mediums, and acoustic music will fill the garden with sounds of spring.
“Mend is proud to sponsor Artscape for the Dallas Arboretum in 2016 – a place that provides education and enjoyment to families in a healthy and beautiful environment,” said Dr. Jonathan Clarke, CEO – Mend
Cindy Gary, Artscape Committee Chair, added, “The explosion of spring color at the Dallas Arboretum is nature’s own canvas. In the splendor of the gardens, Artscape offers guests the opportunity to view and collect one-of-a-kind works of art.”
A members-only preview will take place on April 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek, which includes music and beverages for purchase, before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 23. To attend, members can register on the Arboretum’s website for complimentary admission to the preview.
Artists of note who have juried this year’s show include Floral Painter, Nancy Medina of Flower Mound, TX, named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector Magazine; Painter, Nikki Gulley and Photographer, Scott Williams, local to Dallas, TX, are a husband and wife duo who travel the world together capturing the beauty of their surroundings through their respective mediums; Award winning glass artist, Lyn Foley of Round Top, TX, creates handmade glass bead jewelry using lamp working techniques; Fred Prescott of Santa Fe, NM, is known for constructing colorful, kinetic sculptures that have been commissioned by Warner Brother Studios and Walt Disney Company. Gulley, Williams and Prescott are all returning as judges.
Entrance to the show on Saturday and Sunday is free with paid garden admission.
For more information about Artscape, call 214.515.6500 or visit:
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. The Dallas Morning News
is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org
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