Yesterday, Art and the Landscape published a new list of endangered national public artworks as part of its Landslide Project (launched 2003), and “focuses attention on threatened and at-risk landscapes and landscape features and includes an annual thematic compendium.” Frances Bagley and Tom Orr’s White Rock Lake Wildlife Water Theater is a featured artwork. There are eleven works in all. This should help push the visibility and plight of the work into a national spotlight.
The site includes a terrific and thorough description of the work as well as its current standing, including: “In 2009 the City of Dallas cut out its maintenance funding for public art, a situation made worse because the Percent for Art program was not structured to include a maintenance budget.” Go here for more, and here’s Glasstire’s latest on the issue.
also by Christina Rees
- Buster Graybill at the Southwest School of Art - October 17th, 2017
- Misty Keasler's 'Haunt' at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - September 26th, 2017
- Tom Sachs at the Nasher Sculpture Center - September 19th, 2017
- Ray Harryhausen's Singular Movie Magic - September 3rd, 2017
- Artists, Self-Sabotage, Integrity, and Selling Out - August 20th, 2017