The City of Dallas Office of Art and Culture Public Art Program is honored to announce the installation of a two-dimensional work of art at Fire Station #46 titled The Den by Dallas-based artist Terri Stone. Fire Station #46 is located at 331 E Camp Wisdom Road in Council District 3.
The Public Art Program and the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department have worked together to install meaningful artwork at newly constructed fire stations for the past fourteen years. The first fire station public art project is located at Fire Station #38, 2839 Wilhurt Ave, Dallas, TX 75216 in Council District 4. The sculpture is titled Roots of Life by Fort Worth-based artist Etty Horowitz completed in 2007.
Currently there are 11 works of art installed across the city of Dallas. The majority of the previously installed artwork incorporates fire elements in an abstract design.
With the guidance of Fire Lieu- tenant Nelson Rossy, Public Art created an updated scope of project requesting qualified artists to design public artwork that will serve as a tribute to Dallas Fire-Rescue Fighters and the mission of the Fire Department. The theses include references that support the mission of the Fire Department, such as:
- History and key events of the Dallas Fire Department
- History and key events of the community where the Fire Station is located
- Images and themes that reflect the mission and duties of Firemen and women.
- Innovations in the Fire Department that support the safety of the community
Four artists were selected to present a design concept to an artist selection panel. Terri Stone was unanimously selected to receive the commission.
Ms. Stone has completed numerous public art commissions including works for the Dallas Fire Department. Terri’s proposal highlighting the station’s mascot, a bear, placed squarely in a Maltese cross, a symbol of protection, and a badge of honor reflected her thorough research on the history of Dallas Fire-Rescue and inter- views with firefighters who will work at Fire Station #46.
She has been an active artist for over 30 years and has completed commercial commissions in addition to public art commissions.
“District 3 welcomes the newest public art installation as it will add to the historical value and vibrancy of our Southern Dallas County location,” said Ella Goode Johnson, District 3 Cultural Affairs Commissioner.