Arlington Museum Unveils New “Star of Texas” Art Project

Listen to artist Karen Foster talk about the “Star of Texas” art project

The Arlington Museum of Art unveils an exciting new art project in The American Dream City today, September 17, titled “The Star of Texas.”

The unveiling took place at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington during the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s North Texas Giving Day.

The exhibit will include 20 fiberglass stars designed by local artist Chris Cunningham and positioned throughout Arlington’s Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District.

“This project will open people’s eyes to art in a very tangible, accessible way,” said Chris Hightower, executive director of the Arlington Museum of Art. “By taking art to the people throughout Arlington, we will be able to raise awareness of the cultural arts in Arlington and display the creativity and talent of many local artists to a wider audience.”

The sculptures are individual pieces of art celebrating the city’s brand, Arlington: The American Dream City. Texas artists were invited earlier this year to submit their interpretation of how they would depict the American Dream in Arlington.

“Not only will this exhibit help with the beautification of Arlington, it will help increase public awareness of the city’s brand,” said Arlington’s Marketing Communications Manager Jay Warren. “The American Dream in Arlington represents many different voices and ideas in our community. This project speaks to the diversity of Arlington and the ideas that make us The American Dream City.”

The $150,000 project was made possible by donations, including $50,000 each by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and Women Inspiring Philanthropy.

For more information, please contact the Arlington Museum of Art at 817-275-4600.

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Barbara hackney

The Canvas by Canvas artists painted the first star, they are karen Foster, Connie Michael, Nancy Standlee, Margie Whittington. Cindy Parker, Maryann Stevens, Betty Taylor and Barbara Hackney.
This is a great art project by the Arlington Art Museum.