Unveiling Animalist Art

Deep Ellum's Bark Park to dedicate mural of dog portraits

By Bruce Felps
|  Monday, Aug 22, 2011  |  Updated 7:41 PM CDT
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by Bruce Felps

Wow, the folks over at the Deep Ellum Foundation are absolutely giddy about the artwork that now adorns the Bark Park, and they want to share the love.

This Friday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the canine playground, the foundation dedicates a mural depicting more than 25 dog portraits painted by more than 25 local artists on the park pillars.

Organizers veritably gushed in the official invitation using phrases such as "most dearly loved Dallas four-legged friends," and "famous and most beloved dog park," so, yeah, they're pretty excited.

Oh, and music for the unveiling event comes courtesy of "the ever-loved DJ Ez Eddie D." Yup, pretty excited.

And why shouldn't they be? Here's a little preview from the park's Facebook page.

Because the art world is beset upon all sides by self-anointed critics, and because the pup-portraits are painted on pillars in the park, there's a good chance a leg or two might be lifted on the art.

Then again, that's not necessarily a bad thing in the canine world.


Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He hopes they have fun.

 The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, NBCDFW.com or its employees.

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