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Artwork by Diane Antheunisse

The Dallas Arboretum will host Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show on April 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-5 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.

One of the featured artists will be Rowlett resident Diane Antheunisse, who is an accomplished “reverse painter.”  Reverse painting is a technique in which Antheunisse applies liquid mixtures of oil paint to sheets of clear acrylic, working in reverse order. After time, layering and unusual textures emerge making each of her brightly colored and nature-inspired pieces unique. Antheunisse will showcase her works in Booth #26.

“Artscape will transform the Arboretum into a unique gallery of artistic creations, set amidst an explosion of spring color that is nature's own canvas,” said Larry Waisanen, Artscape committee chair.  “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.

Also featured at Artscape are local artists Kathleen Martin of Terrell (Booth #29) and Caroline Crawford of Garland (Booth #60).

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 Children’s 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 Children’s 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

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