Join the The Cultural Affairs Commission + Public Art Committee
And the Office of Cultural Affairs for the Dedication of
A New Work of Public Art
Artist Anitra Blayton
Saturday, February 26, 2011
1:00 PM in front of the sculpture
at the southwest entrance
711 W. Canty Street Dallas, Texas 75208
The site-specific bronze installation was commissioned for Kidd Springs Park as part of the City of Dallas' Public Art Program.
Composed of ducks flying playfully in a circle and familiar objects that are often found in the park, the sculpture engages the viewer to participate in a treasure hunt to identify twenty-four things that can be found at Kidd Springs
Park at any time of the day during the week.
Many of the objects included in the sculpture, such as the skate board, the baseball hat, the flip-flop, were donated by people who live and work in this unique Oak Cliff community.
Located on the southwest side of the park near the swimming pool on Canty Street, Kidd 24/7 greets visitors to the park at the entrance and provides a spectacular introduction to the park's playgrounds and activities.
About the Artist
Anitra Blayton is recognized for her mixed media works and installation pieces that often incorporate social commentary in the themes. Blayton is an educator at the Northeast Campus of the Tarrant County College, Department of Art History. Additionally Blayton's works can be seen at D/FW International Airport; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; African American Museum, Dallas; A.H. Belo Foundation, Dallas; and Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in California and Texas. The artist currently resides in Fort Worth.