Dal­las’ first DIY sculp­ture park

The Dallas Morning News - - Arts & Life - De­tails: sweet­passs­culp­turepark.com Lau­ren Smart

Artists Ta­mara John­son and Trey Burns had just 25 days to mow the grass, trim the trees and in­stall the sculp­ture be­fore the open­ing weekend of Sweet Pass Sculp­ture Park, the city’s new DIY art park. Twenty-five days dur­ing the raini­est Oc­to­ber in Dal­las his­tory. Luck­ily, the rain stopped just in time for the West Dal­las Art Walk, where the park de­buted with its first ex­hi­bi­tion, “Getgo.” On view through Dec. 12, the ex­hibit fea­tures the work of Alicia Eggert (Den­ton), Buster Gray­bill (San An­to­nio) and Saki Sato (New York), and a col­lab­o­ra­tive piece by John­son’s stu­dents from South­ern Methodist Univer­sity.

This hid­den val­ley of sculp­ture oc­cu­pies a land­scaped acre of land on Fab­ri­ca­tion Street just two doors down from Erin Clu­ley Gallery. John­son and Burns hope to use Sweet Pass as a hub for ed­u­ca­tional out­reach, live per­for­mances and other things. Cur­rently, the park is open on Satur­day af­ter­noons and by ap­point­ment.

Alicia Eggert’s You Are Her is on dis­play in Sweet Pass Sculp­ture Park.

Sweet Pass Sculp­ture Park in­cludes Tush Hog by San An­to­nio’s Buster Gray­bill.

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