Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dallas Arboretum ZimSculpt and Artscape

Dallas Arboretum displays more than 100 sculptures from Zimbabwean artists.  Through Artscape it features 103 art tents of mediums including painting, sculputre, 2D and 3D mixed media, photography and more.
I was able to meet one of the artists from Zimbabwe.  Aron Kapembeza learned the art of sculpting from his aunt.  He studied the craft under her for four years until he went on his own.   It is common for the craft to be passed down from generation to generation.

He was brought from Zimbabwe with another artist  to display his incredible talent.  He will also be visiting Ohio.

ZimSculpt Marketplace features many talented artists from Africa.

As you stroll along the path the sculptures stand out for their artistic beauty and power to tell a story.

Mother and daughter images clinging to each other in love.
Women are shown with power and strength.
Stone is etched away with care to show texture and vibrancy.
The backdrop of the Dallas Arboretum landscape shows off the beauty.
Details are in the features of hair adorned on the head.
Elephants with large ivory tusks roar with delight.
Fountains spraying refreshing water.
African bird sculptures have graceful curves.
Birds with a spray of feathers show off their wings.
It's a festive atmosphere with music playing.
African and American art unite in a display of talent.
The layout  of Artscape comes from the international landscape designer, Salvador Impastato.

Ed Bratton with Moss Ridge Designs is a sculptor from Rogers, Arkansas. 
Ed Bratton is a self taught artist who creates his unique wire sculptures using a hand twisted technique.  He uses copper, aluminum and brass to create interesting trees and wall art.
Penny B. Pottery creates unique plates with aqua colors of green and blue.
International fine artist show oil paintings created on location.
Artists set up their tents on April 29th even though there was scattered showers.  It shows their dedication to their craft of artistic expression.
The Dallas Arboretum is a great place to visit in late April just to see the beautiful colors of purple and lavender.
Stroll the sidewalks to see yellow and orange zinnias.  
May is approaching and the Texas heat will soon be upon us.  But in April the temperature is just right to enjoy all the beauty of nature and artists. 

1 comment:

Kasandra said...

I've been to events at other places, but this was my first time in here. Great venues in NYC. Food was good and seating was very comfortable. Also, very good view from where I sat. This is such a cool venue and the atmosphere was equally amazing.