Holiday in The Meadow rescheduled to Dec. 16

Connemara Celebrate The Season

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Connemara’s Holiday in the Meadow celebration has been rescheduled to Dec. 16 due to bad weather expected this weekend.

The Connemara Conservancy invites you to join us Sunday, Dec. 16, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve as we celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

We will have cocoa and smores, hayrides, hammocks, carols, a photo booth, potential Elf sightings, and more.

Holiday music will be provided by Allen Philharmonic Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Holiday cookies and brownies will be provided by Market Street of Allen.

In addition, with a donation to Connemara you can register for one of these two great outings:

Bee Hive Tour:  Join the Meadow Bee Keeper for a working visit to the hive.  You will be dressed in a full bee suit, work the smoker and provide other assistance.  Photos and video of the experience will be provided.

Private Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roast with Hay Rides:  You and 11 of your friends will have a 2-hour private hot dog/marshmallow roast in the Meadow on a Saturday night in December or January.  Hay rides will also be provided.

 

Join us May 6 for an Artist Reception in the Meadow

Human Nature by artist Art Garcia

“Human Nature, Figure No. 5, No. 6, No. 7” by artist Art Garcia

Dallas artist Art Garcia is adding to your enjoyment of the Meadow Nature Preserve this spring and summer with his exhibition, Human Nature, a collection of colorful steel sculptures representing the human form that have been thoughtfully placed throughout the Meadow.


The public is invited to an Artist Reception in the Meadow from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, featuring music, food, drinks, a discussion and tour of the sculpture with the artist.


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Connemara Meadow features sculpture by local artist Art Garcia

Untitled sculpture in Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve

The Connemara Meadow features five works on metal, the untitled sculpture of local artist Art Garcia.

Sculpture returned to the Meadow Nature Preserve as part of Connemara’s FallFest Celebration on Oct. 22.

The Untitled five works on metal are the work of local artist Art Garcia, whose public art projects can be found throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. The five pieces of enamel on steel each measure 18”x 9”x8’ each.

Art Garcia and his sculpture for Connemara

Art Garcia with his sculpture in the Meadow Nature Preserve.

As described in his Artist Statement, Garcia was inspired by a 1964 review that Donald Judd wrote for the Twentieth Century Engineering  exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in which he said that “until lately art has been one thing and everything else something else. These structures are art and so is everything made.”

For Garcia, “Nature influences man, in return man creates objects to improve nature; in reality, his status. These structures are produced to enhance our environment; they comfort our existence.

“As we overburden the environment, the ecosystem becomes stressed, plants and animals, soil and water, and the air and ozone layer; the natural world becomes an afterthought,” Garcia continues. “How often does one hear the sound of the first bird chirp before the sunrise? Man relies on man, no longer do we rely on nature to provide comfort, nourishment and enlightenment. Seriality are the things man produces and nature inevitably adapts.”

Garcia is an artist/creative director with 41 years of design and public art experience. His success is the result of an approach that places equal emphasis on research and art to develop iconic installations that are both memorable and specific to their environment.

Since 1990 Garcia’s artwork has been honored in Communication Arts, Graphis, American Illustration and The Annual of The American Institute of Graphic Arts. He has produced work for The Cities of Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Georgetown, Southlake and New Orleans.

Other collections include The Meadows School of Art, The University of Texas at Dallas, UT Southwestern, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the US Census. Most recently, Garcia completed Texas Bluestem, a sculptural installation for Art on Henderson, in Dallas, Texas.

Past commercial and private installations Garcia has created and managed, encompass retail properties including signage for The Riverwalk in New Orleans and Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, California. While communication is key to creating integrated environmental art, Garcia’s emphasis is to create artwork specific to the given environment and its community.

Garcia holds an Associated Degree from the Art Institute and Master of Arts in Art from the University of Dallas. In 1998 he founded Graphic Content on the principle of providing effective visual communication with extraordinary customer service. Garcia is a member of AIGA, America for the Arts and the Better Business Bureau. He has served on the board of the Dallas Advertising League and is a fellow member of AIGA Dallas. Currently he serves on the Visual Communications Advisory Board of Brookhaven College. Garcia has guest lectured on design at the Art Institute of Dallas, the University of North Texas and South Arkansas State University.

MeadowFest rescheduled for June 3

Connemara MeadowFest 2017 LogoDue to the threat of potentially dangerous thunderstorms throughout the day and into the evening on Saturday, we have decided to reschedule the event for June 3.
We apologize for the inconvenience to our sponsors and those who have purchased tickets, but hope you can join us on June 3 for an evening of dinner, dancing and fun under the stars.
We will more updates and additional information in the coming weeks.
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Pooch Permits now available

Dogs in the Connemara Meadow

Dogs are now welcome back to the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve during a test period running through July! [Read more…]

Author Joel Greenberg visits Connemara

Board member Gailon Brehm (right) leads author Joel Greenberg (center in green shirt) and a group of friends on a recent bird walk in the Meadow Nature Preserve.

Board member Gailon Brehm (right) leads author Joel Greenberg (center in green shirt) and a group of friends on a recent bird walk in the Meadow Nature Preserve.

Board member and past president Gailon Brehm recently hosted a bird walk in the Meadow Nature Preserve for Joel Greenberg, author of  “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.”

Joel, a researcher at the Field Museum and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago was in town as part of a lecture tour based around the 100th year since the last pigeon of that species died.

Joel was very appreciative of the opportunity to see a bit of preserved Texas Blackland and our work in protecting open space. During his visit, he was also interviewed by KERA radio and you can hear the interview here.

Author Joel Greenberg.

Author Joel Greenberg.

 

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