Art in the Garden
This summer Texas Discovery Gardens had a mural contest. The theme was Native to Texas. Artists were to submit designs that focused the plants insects and wildlife of two of Texas’ eco-regions, the Blackland Prairie and the Trans Pecos.
Eight artists entered twelve designs and the decision was hard!
Areli Duran won the hearts of our judging panel with her large scale depictions of Prairie verbena, pipevine swallowtail and monarch butterflies, Jack rabbits and blackchinned hummingbirds. She has completed work on one of the buildings! you can follow her progress at @areliart_murals on Instagram!
Our judges also loved a design by Laney Green, it blends the Blackland Prairie and the Trans Pecos beautifully and will be featured in the EarthKeepers Classroom!
We're excited to make both murals a part of the learning experience at Texas Discovery Gardens.