Wind Sculptures in Motion -The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker
May 10 - July 31$10 - $15
The Dallas Arboretum is excited to announce the arrival of its new summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion -The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, presented by Reliant, on display throughout the gardens April 15 through July 31. As the most recognized creator of kinetic art in the world, Whitaker hand-crafts copper wind sculptures that are mesmerizing juxtaposed throughout the beautiful 66-acre garden.
Each piece of Lyman's artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculptures movement. Lyman creates sculptures that are innovative, hand-produced and have a high degree of mechanical integrity and quality craftsmanship.The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet tall and 122 sculptures will be arranged in groupings throughout the garden for viewing. Whitaker says, “The garden is a perfect venue for my pieces. Since they are derivative of plant forms, they feel at home among the plants.”
Lyman has been a practicing sculptor for over 50 years, with a unique knowledge of materials and their application. The past 30 years have primarily been focused on creating wind sculptures, each of which is produced by hand. As a master in the kinetic sculpture discipline, Lyman's art is known around the world. His work is represented at fine art galleries and in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Activities for Lyman Whitaker Exhibit include:
Artist Meet & Greet and Walking Tour, April 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
Lyman Whitaker will give presentations in Rosine Hall, free with paid garden admission. Space is limited to a first come, first served basis.
Summer of Movement
Experience the movement of the wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker and enjoy the movements of talented dance groups from the surrounding areas throughout the garden. Performances and dates include:
April 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Bandan Koro
May 5, 11 a.m. and 11: 30 a.m., Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico
May 6, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Bruce Wood Dance Project (throughout the gardens)
May 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Bandan Koro
June 3, 1-3 p.m. Bruce Wood Dance Project (throughout gardens)
The Lyman Whitaker exhibit is supported in part by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.