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Attend ZimSculpt at Dallas Arboretum

The international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures, can be seen  at the Dallas Arboretum from May 1 to August 8.

The first Black Heritage Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 1, to celebrate the opening of our Summer of Sculpture exhibit.  The day includes more than 20 Black-owned businesses selling their art, performances by the Carter High School Alumni Chorus, St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, Bishop Arts Theatre Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre ENCORE.

At noon, Kevin the Pie Dude will give a cooking demonstration. The Crown Jewel Fashion Experience by Black Designers at 1 p.m. in the Jonsson Color Garden, under the direction of Anita Hawkins, hosted by LeTitia Owens and Willie Johnson, model fashion guru, will be followed by a concert by the Don Diego Band from 2 to 4 p.m.

ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, are carved from various types of serpentine and semi-precious stone, often weighing tons, and can be as large as seven feet tall. ZimSculpt is passionate about promoting the work of some of the finest Zimbabwean sculptors. As part of the exhibit, guests are welcome to watch artists and sculptors Passmore Mupindiko and Brighton Layson demonstrate their artistry on select days as they carve statues with chisels, hammers, files and sandpaper.

Location:  8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. For more information, call 214-515-6615 or visit DallasArboretum.org.

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