Permanent Art

Murals

EarthKeepers Classroom

Laney Green, current Greenhouse intern and entrant in our 2017 Mural Contest, will be installing a mural in our EarthKeepers Classroom in late August. The mural will cover 4 of the Texas eco-regions. Her design will be seen by all the school groups, scouts and summer campers that attend educational programs at Texas Discovery Gardens. 


Outdoor Art

Areli Duran, an entrant in our 2017 Mural Contest, will be starting the installation of her murals in early August. The murals will cover the outdoor restrooms by the Greenhouse. The designs will eventually be visible from new gardens such as the Hummingbird Garden and Conservation Canyon. 


Sculptures

Metal Butterflies by byron zarrabi

These unique welded butterfly sculptures can be found all around our front entrance. 


Flap Your Wings by Pascale Pryor

This sculpture can be found between the Master Gardeners' Garden and the Shakespeare Garden. The perfect photo op!


The gossip by bjorn wiinblad 

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Trammell S. Crow

Wiinblad (1918-2006) was a Danish painter, designer, and artist in ceramics, silver, bronze, textiles, and graphics. This sculpture can be found whispering to the trees in the Herkimer Overlook. 


City of Dallas Public Art Program

Imago

“Imago,” a series of elegant hand-blown glass and steel hanging sculptures depicting the natural world, was installed September 2011 in our two-story lobby. Vancouver artists Michael Vandermeer and Cheryl Hamilton, with i.e. creative, had been fabricating pieces for the sculpture for a whole year.

Enter the vestibule of the Texas Discovery Gardens and look up to see the Flower Blossoms, the first of seven sculptures designed by ie creative depicting themes from the world of the insect biosphere that make up our newest public art installation, Imago.

Seven floating sculptures are made of hand blown glass flowers attached to polished stainless steel stems wrapped with wisps of mirror polished grass.

About ie creative:

The artist team, ie creative, works in a studio on Vancouver’s Granville Island, home to a large community of artists as well as the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Cheryl Hamilton is a conceptual artist with training in the technique of glass blowing from Alberta’s Red Deer College and Seattle’s Pilchuck Glass School. Her skills in glass forming have created magnificent and elegant floral forms in this commission.

Michael Vandermeer is a sculptor whose current artistic practice is informed by his training in Nuclear Physics and he continues to combine his remarkable aptitude for engineering, metallurgy, electronics and chemistry with his art.

About City of Dallas Public Art Program

The City of Dallas Public Art Program was established by ordinance in 1988. The ordinance provides that all appropriations for the City capital improvement projects include an amount ranging from .75% to 1.5% of the total project appropriation to be used for the design services of artists and the commissioning of artwork. Since its inception, the Public Art Program has been administered by the City's Office of Cultural Affairs and more than 80 public art projects have been commissioned and installed in Dallas For more information about the City of Dallas Public Art Program, consult the Office of Cultural Affairs.

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