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'Vase with Nine Flowers' to be dedicated Aug. 12

Posted July 17, 2020

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the public art piece
The 17-foot-tall sculpture serves as a gateway into the Cultural District.

The dedication of Vase with Nine Flowers by artist James Surls is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12. The dedication will take place online, streaming live on Fort Worth Public Art’s Facebook page.

In the meantime, view the artwork at the intersection of Lansford Lane and Montgomery Street in the Cultural District.

Surls is a major artist who built his career in Texas. His sculptures, drawings and prints, which reflect his unique sensibility to natural forms, are in major art museums and public and private collections throughout the world.

Vase With Nine Flowers was completed in 2015 and selected with input from Cultural District stakeholders from among several available outdoor Surls sculptures fitting for the Cultural District.

Standing 17 feet tall and 6 ½ feet wide, the abstracted floral sculpture in Surls’ characteristic style provides an aesthetic and meaningful focal point along Montgomery Street — a gateway into the Cultural District, the Will Rogers Memorial Complex and the new Dickies Arena.

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