Art On The Plaza Unveiling 2018 on Oct. 17

WINNING ART FROM THE 2018 ‘A YEAR ON THE PLAZA’ ART COMPETITION

UNVEILED IN THE DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT ON OCT. 17

Painted by Emily Holman Morris, “Windows to the City” is a homage to the architecture of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the iconic scenes of Dallas

WHAT: The winning artwork from The Catholic Foundation’s 2018 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition will be unveiled during a public dedication on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Emily Holman Morris’ winning piece, “Windows to the City,” will adorn the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza across from the Meyerson for an entire year.

The artwork celebrates not only the Cathedral’s architecture, but also the city of Dallas and its attractions. Before being selected as the winner, Holman Morris’ piece, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community.

Dedicated in 2006, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. In addition to the art wall, the 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy.

The dedication is open to the public.

WHO: ·      Emily Holman Morris, winning artist

·      Father Stephen Bierschenk, Rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

·      J. Matthew Kramer, President & CEO, The Catholic Foundation

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m.

*Art unveiled at 1 p.m.

*Interviews available following the ceremony

WHERE: The Catholic Foundation Plaza

Located at the back of the Cathedral (2215 Ross Avenue) at the southwest corner of Flora and Crockett Street across from the Meyerson

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