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Dallas Arboretum presents Artscape on April 26 and 27
By Juliette Coulter, The Coulter Group
Apr 27, 2014
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DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas Arboretum will host Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show on April 26 and 27, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artscape will feature 75 national and local artists and their nature-inspired artwork on display and for sale including paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, photography and more. On both days, artists from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will demonstrate a variety of art mediums, while acoustic music fills the garden with sounds of spring.

Larry Waisanen, Artscape committee chair, said, ďArtscape will transform the Arboretum into a unique gallery of artistic creations, set amidst an explosion of spring color that is nature's own canvas. In the splendor of our gardens, Artscape offers our guests the opportunity to both view and acquire beautiful works of art."

A members-only preview will take place on April 25 from 6 p.m.-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 26. To attend, members will show their membership cards at the ticket booth for complimentary admission.

Artists of note who have juried into this yearís show include Fred Prescott of Santa Fe, N.M., whose colorful, kinetic sculptures have been commissioned by Warner Brother Studios and Walt Disney Company; Lyn Foley of Round Top, Texas, who is an award-winning glass artist and jeweler; Kathy Steckel of Crawford, Colo., whose oil, pastel and kiln formed glass have won awards around the country.

About the Dallas Arboretum

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 Childrenís 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 Childrenís Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $10. 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 on the Dallas Arboretum, visit www.dallasarboretum.org