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ZimSculpt and Black Heritage Celebration exhibit at Arboretum

Left: Vendors and Shoppers enjoying the Black Heritage Celebration
Right: Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority enjoying the ZimSculpt Sculptures

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By Marva J. Sneed

It was a beautiful, exciting event for all as the Dallas Arboretum presented the return of the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a worldirenowned collection of handselected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures, at the first-ever Black Heritage Celebration, last weekend.

Vendors and Shoppers enjoying the Black Heritage Celebration

It’s the signature event of Summer at the Arboretum and ZimSculpt runs through August 8, featuring the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand -selected, exquisite sculptures on display.

Black Heritage Celebration

The Black Heritage Celebration opened with a performance by the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church choir. Special features of the day included the Black-Owned Businesses Fair presented by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas Arboretum presents the ZimSculpt Zimbabwean stone sculptures

All eyes were glued to the runway, for the fashion show, the Crown Jewel Fashion Experience, which was presented by Mary Kay Cosmetics. There were 10 Black designers showcasing their women and men fashions. Produced by entrepreneur, model, and philanthropist Anita Hawkins and under the direction of Willie Johnson, of J3 Productions; the show was exquisite.

Left: Dionne Anglin Black Heritage Celebration
Right: Zimbabwean Artist Passmore Mupindiko

The ZimSculpt is an exhibit worth seeing. Dallas Arboretum, and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218. Reserve your tickets www.dallasarboretum.org.

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Marva Sneed is host of “From Marva with Love" and columnist for Texas Metro News.

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