The Vision of the Arts will be a destination sculpture that will increase the awareness and the visibility of the arts, and play a vital role in the economic development of downtown Garland.
In October 2014, the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. appointed a Visual Arts Committee to search for an artist to design a unique bronze expression of their vision: a diverse community in celebration of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. After an extensive search, renowned Dallas artist Barvo was selected to create the piece. The 2.5 ton bronze masterpiece will stand 17 feet with a base of 8 feet in diameter, and will be placed at the newly designed entry to the Granville Arts Center.
The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. has several opportunities for individuals, organizations and corporations to leave their legacy by becoming sponsors of the Vision of the Arts sculpture.
Special Artistic Levels of Sponsorship*
Individually Sculpted “Face” of Adult or Child
There will be approximately 58 detailed faces in the completed bronze sculpture.
Miniature model of the original sculpture, 33” tall.
*All donations are tax deductible, and will be recognized by category on a permanent stone which will be placed in the sculpture garden of the Granville Arts Center. Donations may be paid by check to the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. The mailing address is Granville Arts Center, P.O. Box 469002, Garland TX 75046-9002.
Barvo has commissioned works of art in both public and private collections throughout the United States, as well as in countries such as England, Mexico, Canada, Egypt and the Republic of China. Barvo’s art has appeared in Southwest Art, Architectural Digest, The Robb Report and American Artist. One of Barvo’s signature pieces is the Goddess of Liberty statue atop the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.