Southlake Public Art Collection

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Southlake Public Art showcases the culture, look, and feel of Southlake, the City’s public art collection is an integral part of what makes up the city’s charm. One can travel throughout the City and find public art proudly displayed in open spaces, intersections, key gateways, key destinations, and roundabouts. Throughout the years, the City of Southlake has developed a remarkable collection of public art and has consistently invested in routine maintenance and conservation of those assets.

The Southlake public art collection has always been a staple in the community. It tells a story about the City’s history, artistic style, and residents. With the continued expansion of the public art collection, the Southlake Arts Council has worked diligently implementing the City’s public art initiatives through Southlake Public Arts Programs.

Bob and Almeady Jones Statue

Bob & Almeady Jones Sculpture

By: Seth Vandable - Location: Bob Jones Park. The City’s public art collection is ever-expanding, enhancing the City’s landscape. For example, the public art collection recently added a sculpture of Bob and Almeady Jones in the Bob Jones Park. The sculpture, approved by the City Council in November 2020, is a tribute to the Jones family. Read more about the Bob and Almeady Jones sculpture. 

Park Village

Take-Off

By: Hunter Brown - Location: Southlake Park Village. Members of the Southlake Arts Council were the visionaries for the new art piece, planning for a contemporary sculpture that portrays flight since the property is the former site of an airstrip. The Arts Council worked with an Arkansas-based artist, Hunter Brown, to create the piece titled, "Take-Off." The art piece is a modern stainless steel sculpture design, composed of twisting and turning forms that ascend upward, intersecting and jutting through space. Although the design is abstract, the movement of the forms exhibits an aeronautical feel. Each form twists and similarly tapers across the sky to flight maneuvering. The cantilevered balance, delicate joineries, and asymmetrical composition gives the piece a gravity-defying feel and pushes the aviation theme. The relationship and orientation of each form create drastically different compositions from different perspectives, making the piece transformative. The scale of the piece is large but not overpowering for the space. The piece extrudes into the sky, which pushes creates a dramatic effect by using the skyline as its canvas. Funding for the artwork came from a public investment agreement with the property owner that uses sales and property tax from the development. Read more about the new public art at Park Village.

Southlake Burro Trio Sculpture

Southlake Burro Trio

By: Jane DeDecker - Location: Southlake Commons Development. Southlake Burro Trio is a statue of three bronze donkeys was installed in October 2020 in remembrance of the donkeys that once lived there.

Be the Bridge

Be the Bridge

By: Boris Kramer – Location: White Chapel & Highland Street Roundabout. The Arts Council goal with the Building the Bridge piece of artwork was for it to highlight unity and culture. The concept of this artwork is about bringing acceptance and tolerance through the experiences of play and dance. The central figure will have five predominant colors: black, brown, yellow, red, and white. The artist, Boris Kramer’s theory is that the figure can be interpreted from a variety of viewpoints. The sculpture can represent everyone from different backgrounds with one of the figures in the middle of the group making the connection, the middle figure could also be interpreted as the person who does not fit into simply one ethnic background or social group, or the figure could be a person who is blended into a number of different groups but can still be a catalyst for equality.

Leonardos Horse

Leonardo's Horse

By: Jean Fritz – Location: Lake Carillon Park. The entire world has been changed by Leonardo da Vinci’s genius and creativity. The Hines Development Company (developers of Carillon) brought Leonardo’s “Horse That Never Was” to Southlake. Carillon’s horse is from the same original design that Leonardo created 500 years ago and stands 8 feet tall.  “Oh, it’s a replica?” you might say. Yes, it’s a replica. In fact, all of Leonardo’s horses are replicas. The original clay model that he created for the duke of Sforza was destroyed by war (with the French) and Leonardo didn’t ever quite find the time to finish it. He died on May 2, 1519. Legend has it that he never ceased mourning his lost horse (Michelangelo, a rival taunted him about it). It wasn’t until Charles C. Dent began resurrecting the project and getting countless people involved that Leonardo’s horses were finally completed in 1999. The first horse was gifted to Milan.  Milan Horse Height: 24 feet Weight: 15 tons including armature Construction: Engineered to withstand wind shear and earthquakes Materials: Sculpture made of silicon bronze, alloy #872; armature of stainless steel, type 304; pedestal of Carrara marble. Sculptor of Record: Nina Akamu  Since the unveiling of the Milan horse, additional horses have been created – 8-foot and 12-foot versions, one in Grand Rapids, MI; Vinci, Italy; Allentown, PA; and in Southlake, TX.

Mockingbird Tree

Mockingbird Tree

By: Michael Warrick - Location: Zena Rucker & Tower Roundabout. The Mockingbird Tree by Michael Warrick celebrates the tree as one of Texas’ natural resources and represents the medical, retail and residential developments surrounding the Zena Rucker & Tower roundabout, where it is located. The tree also incorporates three mockingbirds, which is the Texas State bird. 

Prarie Winds

Prairie Winds

By: Seth Vandable - Location: Southlake Log House at Bicentennial. Prairie Winds sculpture represents the early settlers and wagon trails that were part of the westward migration. The artwork is located near the log cabin in Bicentennial Park.

Southlake Constellation

Southlake Constellation

By: Kathi Caricoff  - Location: The Marq Southlake.  The City of Southlake dedicated the “Southlake Constellation” sculpture by Kathi Caricoff at The Marq Southlake on Monday, May 23, 2016.  The artist, Kathi Caricoff, designed a celestial-inspired piece with three abstract stainless steel stars. The celestial theme was created when Southlake Arts Council had an idea for the artwork to resemble a Texas night sky. The way the stars interact with one another is reminiscent of people dancing and their various heights make the artwork visually engaging from inside The Marq as well as outside. Caricoff’s work is designed to be relevant, welcoming and approachable for a broad audience. 

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

By: Jane DeDecker  - Location: Family Park, Southlake Town Square.  

Flying Together

Flying Together

By: Dream Big Sculptures - Location: Dove/ Peytonville/ Sam School Rd.  “Flying Together” sculpture by Adam Schultz from Dream Big Sculpture at Dove, Peytonville and Sam School Rd roundabout on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Artist, Adam Schultz, designed “Flying Together” featuring two bronze eagles soaring into the sky. This image symbolizes the great heights that have been achieved through the spirit of community in Southlake. The eagles, birds native to the Texas area, represent the ideas of freedom and innovation while reflecting Southlake’s traditional, small-town charm. The pair of eagles are flying across a stainless steel circle, moving into the future.

On the Count of Three

On The Count of Three

By: Jane DeDecker-Location: White Chapel & Continental.  

Saint Demetrios

Saint Demetrios

Location: Enclave Park in Carillon

Children at Play

Children at Play

Location: Liberty Garden - Bicentennial Park

Moonicipal

Moonicipal

By: Jane Flury - Location: Southlake Town Hall. Jane Flury first painted Moonicipal, a fiberglass longhorn, in 2006 as a part of The Southlake Stampede art event in honor of the City of Southlake’s 50th year anniversary. Southlake Stampede was a public art event with the mission of providing fun, family oriented public art to showcase throughout Southlake. Moonicipal, which was refurbished in 2016 by Flury, is covered in scenes of Southlake and was painted to represent the original landmarks of the city. Flury noted how she wanted to incorporate all the different aspects of Southlake onto the 3D art canvas with her own personal touches.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

By: Seth Vandable - Location: Brumlow & Continental

Morning

Morning

By: Darrell Davis-Location: Carroll & Dove

Lessons We Have Learned

Lessons We Have Learned

By: Jane DeDecker - Location: White Chapel & Dove

Saluting a Hero

Saluting a Hero

By: Gary Alsum - Location: Southlake DPS North

Reunion

Reunion

By: Gary Alsum - Location: Southlake DPS North. 

Loyalty & Service Above All Else

Loyalty & Service Above All Else

By: Archie St. Clair - Location: Southlake DPS Headquarters

Southlake Memorial Bell

Southlake Memorial Bell

By: Archie St. Clair - Location: Southlake DPS Headquarters

Sentinel

Sentinel

By: Archie St. Clair - Location: Southlake DPS Headquarters

I Believe in Southlake Mural with Mayor

I Believe In Southlake

Designed by Missy Saunders; Developed by Liz Bonham - Location: Town Square (Town Hall). An addition to the program in Spring 2021, was the “I Believe in Southlake” mural located in Town Square outside of Town Hall. The mural which was designed by former City employee Missy Saunders and developed by local artist Liz Bonham was inspired by the public art displays in New Orleans, Southlake Town Hall’s “I Believe in Southlake’ mural includes beloved staples of the Southlake community and Texas. The mural was meant to captures all the things that make Southlake unique and special. Former Mayor Laura Hill is pictured with the mural and encourages others to take a selfie using #IBelieveInSouthlake with this newest piece of art.


Longhorn Bas

Longhorn Bass Relief

By: Janice Hart Melito - Location: North Park

Semper Paratus

Semper Paratus

By: Sheldon James - Location: Southlake DPS North

DPS HQ Mural

DPS Mural

Location: DPS Headquarters