As part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s multi-million grant program Nasher XChange (in celebration of the Nasher’s 10th anniversary, it has commissioned 10 contemporary artists to produce 10 public art projects for 10 sites across Dallas), artist Rick Lowe has big plans for Dallas’ Vickery Meadow area.
Lowe wants to translate the success of Houston’s Project Row Houses to Vickery Meadow, bringing art, commerce, and community into the neighborhood, culminating with a series of open markets starting October 19th, the opening date of the Nasher XChange exhibition. In March, Lowe visited the area to give a talk on the project, hoping to begin a sense of neighborhood buy-in, reported the Dallas Observer (who ran a 2012 in-depth cover story on Vickery Meadow). There was also an informal “Meet and Greet” earlier this month. The project, now called “Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow,” has also started a Facebook page.
On June 21 at 6 p.m., the project will host “The Lucky Pot Dinner and Community Gathering” at 6327 Ridgecrest Road near the Vickery Meadows Learning Center. Specific directions: “We will gather under the big tree.”