Black Heritage Celebration
Ben Leal, Dallas Arboretum, Diversity chair; Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson;
Linda Todd, Dallas Arboretum board member and Black Heritage Celebration committee chair;
Jim Ryan, Dallas Arboretum board chair.
To celebrate the Summer of Sculpture exhibition opening with the return of ZimSculpt, a display of Zimbabwean sculpture, the Dallas Arboretum hosted its first ever Black Heritage Celebration on Saturday, May 1st. On April 30th, the Dallas Arboretum held a press conference to discuss details of the Black Heritage Celebration, which honored and celebrated diversity by showcasing the work of Black designers, artists, entertainers and vendors.
At the press conference, Dallas Arboretum representatives introduced the founders and sculptors of ZimSculpt. Running from May 1 to August 8 at the Dallas Arboretum as the Summer of Sculpture exhibition, ZimSculpt, features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, are carved from various types of serpentine and semi-precious stone, often weighing tons, and can be as large as seven feet tall. The sculptures are available for purchase.
Tickets must be pre-purchased online or by calling 214-515-6615. Wearing a face covering is required for all guests 5 years of age while visiting the Dallas Arboretum, unless medically unable to do so. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.