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Public Art on the Chisholm Trail Parkway: Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers by Norie Sato


Dedication Ceremony
Public Art on the Chisholm Trail Parkway:
Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers by Norie Sato 
This Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 10:00 am
Near the intersection of N. University Drive and W. Vickery Boulevard
Parking at 1300 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Free and Open to the Public
Join artist Norie Sato, Mayor Betsy Price, City Council Members Ann Zadeh and Jungus Jordan, and North Texas Tollway Authority officials to celebrate the completion of the Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers. Afterwards, join us for a bus tour of the artwork on the parkway led by the artist, Norie Sato.
Located along an eight and a half mile stretch of the Chisholm Trail Parkway, these stunning glass and stone mosaic murals were inspired by images of Trinity River wildlife taken by eighteen local photographers.  Commissioned by the City of Fort Worth through Fort Worth Public Art, the artwork is a visual reminder to motorists of the rich natural ecosystem that exists alongside the built human environment.
The ceremony will be held on the Old Vickery Bridge, near the intersection of N. University Drive and W. Vickery Boulevard.
Parking is available at 1300 S. University Drive. A shuttle bus will be available starting at 9:30 am to transport attendees to the ceremony; attendees please arrive early for shuttle service. Pedestrian access also available from 1300 S. University Drive.

Visit the FWPA website to see pictures and learn more about this project: www.fwpublicart.org

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  Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth.  In this 15th Anniversary Year, the FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired and donated artworks located throughout the city.  In addition, over 60 public art projects are currently in progress. 
Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Hudson Sculpture dedication Sept. 10 at White Rock Hills Library

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DALLAS:  The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Library are unveiling a new piece of public art. The sculpture, Fenestrae Aeternitatis, stands in front of the White Rock Hills Branch Library. Ohio-based sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson created the work, which reminds the viewer of the pages of a book and a window. The dedication ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Dallas City Council Members Carolyn Davis (District 7) and Sheffie Kadane (District 9) will be in attendance.  The library is located at 9150 Ferguson Road, Dallas, 75217. The reception is sponsored by the Ferguson Road Initiative, a community organization dedicated to the economic revitalization of East Dallas.

The sculpture is made of Texas pink granite with stainless steel connecting panels.  The forms are 10 feet high with carved edges. The sculpture is inspired by the ancient concept of fenestrae aeternitatis, a Latin term for “windows into eternity.”  Each granite window frame opens onto another creating a visual phenomenon of one idea leading to another. The open areas inside each stone structure can serve as seating or just a space to contemplate new ideas.

“This is a great piece for the library,” says Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos. “The sculpture is all about opening oneself to new ideas, and the library is the perfect place to start that journey. Stylistically, it has a modern look which compliments the design of the building.”

Jon Barlow Hudson has created sculpture from a wide variety of elements, ranging from stone and metal to water, glass and light. He has created artwork for public spaces in Australia, China, Japan, Dubai/U.A.E., Germany and Lithuania. Hudson has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of Fine Arts in Valencia, CA and designed this work specifically for the White Rock Hills Branch Library.

“We’re pleased to have Jon’s work in front of the library,” says Jo Giudice, Director of the Dallas Public Library. “The artwork raises the visibility of the library within the community. We hope it will attract new visitors interested in all of the good programs we have taking place at White Rock Hills Library!”

“Public art contributes to the beautification of the neighborhood,” says Vikki Martin with the Ferguson Road Initiative. “People want to live, work and play in beautiful communities, so in that respect, public art contributes to our mission of economic development.”


The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.


The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Oscar Alvarado mosaic dedication Aug. 7



Oscar Alvardo’s mosaic work Service Through the Centuries will be dedicated on Aug. 7 at 10 am at the Fort Worth Fire Station #5, 850 Irma Street. http://fwpublicart.org

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