Guided ZimSculpt Garden Tours

Guided ZimSculpt Garden Tours

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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April 15-July 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2017
$15 general garden admission
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, isn’t just an escape into a Disney-like dream of flowers, lush, green grass and trickling water fountains. Aside from the many photo opportunities and wind chimes available for purchase at the gift shop, the arboretum offers a chance this summer to see the largest collection of Zimbabwean stone sculptures, known as Shona sculptures, in the U.S. ZimSculpt is a collection that includes more than 100 hand-carved stone sculptures throughout the garden. The contemporary pieces, some weighing more than a ton and reaching 7 feet tall, are carved from various types of serpentine and semiprecious stones. Marvel at this amazing art form from dozens of Zimbabwean artists and sculptors, and take a free-with-admission guided ZimSculpt garden tour with the curator at 10 a.m. every Thursday through July 31. Artists Passmore Mupindiko and Aron Kapembeza host daily carving demonstrations in The Marketplace, which is in the Pecan Grove. Existing or commissioned pieces are available for purchase. For more information, visit dallasarboretum.org.
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