Bagley and Orr’s “Water Theater” Makes the National Endangered List

by Christina Rees October 23, 2014

Water-Theater-in-dis-repairYesterday, 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.

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