Lake Como to dedicate public art in park Dec. 4

Published on November 22, 2021

a large piece of art by a lake

Fort Worth Public Art and the Lake Como community will gather at Lake Como Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, to dedicate Do Something Good For Your Neighbor by RDG Dahlquist Art Studio.

This piece honors community leader William H. Wilburn Sr., Lake Como Park founder and editor of The Lake Como Weekly, and Amon G. Carter Sr., whose gift of land established Lake Como Park in 1952.

Each vertical metal plate that makes up the two sides of the frame echo significant text excerpts from The Lake Como Weekly archives and other historically relevant documents with cutouts and engravings. Two hand-carved white oak benches mimicking the surrounding landscape are housed within the sculpture to offer a place for reflection. The work rests on a compacted decomposed granite surface, nestled near the park’s historic pavilion and dock.

Do Something Good For Your Neighbor is the first artwork completed as part of the Lake Como Park Public Art Master Plan, which was developed with community input by artists Anitra Blayton and Mel Ziegler.

View a video describing the role of Lake Como Park in the community. 

 

Lake Como Park | Community Voices from FWPublicArt on Vimeo.

 

Photo: The work is an invitation to gather and gaze both outward and inward.

 

 

 

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