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Newman Village Play Field Project
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The Vision: Imagine a field with large round circles throughout and silhouettes of characters tumbling, jumping, oblivious to the rest of us.

A natural texture and pattern.
Each bale is a sculpture.
Characters playing in the field.
Pushing, leaning, dancing!


 

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Newman Village Continues Commitment to Bring Art to Life
with Expressive and Colorful New Art Installation “Play Field”

Frisco Residential Community Emphasizes Art of Life Through Original Piece
Created by Frisco Artist in Residence Scott Trent

DALLAS – May 23 , 2011 — Newman Village, Frisco's premier gated community, announced today the recent installation of a human-scaled whimsical art experience named “Play Field.” The unique art experience, located just outside the gates of Newman Village, is in keeping with the developers design for the community which includes the integration of works of art throughout the Village. “Play Field,” designed by Frisco Artist in Residence Scott Trent, encourages visitors to explore and fully engage with the exhibition and will be on display for passersby to enjoy throughout the summer.

“When it comes to public art, no one has done more in recent years than Scott Trent,” said Michael Granberry, arts columnist for The Dallas Morning News.   Trent is passionate about incorporating art within the community and has pioneered several programs in the metroplex including the Henderson Art Project as well as Art Day at Bonham Elementary.  Recently Trent partnered with the City Arts Manager to select a local artist to be featured in Frisco’s Warren Park.  For the past two years, he has served as Frisco’s Artist in Residence and in 2010 donated his sculpture “Ballerina” to the city.

The three-dimensional “Play Field” sculpture was created from bales of hay harvested from land owned by the Newman family and incorporates colorful wooden silhouettes of children playing and tumbling.  The art is displayed just outside the gates of Newman Village for the Frisco community to enjoy and is also functional as it guides visitors into this art-focused residential community.

“The characters created for the Newman Village art project express joy, happiness and play,” said Frisco artist Scott Trent.  “Using simple, iconic shapes, as well as bright colors, the viewer sees the characters in motion and experiences a sense of whimsy.  These figures tumble outside the walls of Newman Village and will appear in various places within the community.  The title of the work is ‘Play Field’ since its message conveys a theme of fun and art,” he said.

Newman Village is committed to integrating works of art and the designs and traditions of architecturally authentic homes throughout the community and has contracted with local artists to create sculptures displayed throughout the community and Central Plaza.  It is this commitment to a public arts and village lifestyle that distinguishes the development and sets the standard for addressing the way homeowners want to live, play and experience life in a place designed to inspire the soul and energize the community as a whole.

“Newman Village has created a community that has integrity with every detail that goes into it,” said Newman Village Curator Christen Brown.  “The ‘Play Field’ art project is unexpected and reminds people to savor the moment.  Art doesn’t have to be ordinary; in fact it is the extraordinary that makes it memorable.”

The Central Plaza leads up to the Newman Village Discovery Center with a museum gallery style designed to serve as the community’s marketing center but also feature rotating exhibits by local artists. The development’s Central Plaza is designed to serve as the anchor for the community featuring opportunities for outdoor sculpture exhibitions, gallery-styled art displays, live music performances, plays, festivals, movie nights, and other community interests.

“We are excited to be working with Scott Trent and the City of Frisco on projects like this,” said Darling Homes Corporate Director of Marketing Mike Carter.  “Scott continues to drive innovation through the arts and bring ideas that help build community with the residents of Newman Village.”

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About Newman Village
Developed by Frisco Partners, a joint venture between the Darling and Newman families, Newman Village is a Frisco residential community in the Golden Corridor with easy access to Dallas Parkway.  It’s close to Frisco schools, sports fields, a community sports center, commercial retail centers, airports and downtown locations.  Newman Village is committed to integrating works of art and the designs and traditions of old world classical architecture throughout the community.  It is this commitment to a public arts and village lifestyle that distinguishes the development and sets the standard for addressing the way homeowners want to live, play and experience life.

For information about Darling Homes and seven additional custom builders in Newman Village, visit www.newmanvillage.com.

For more information contact:
Christen Brown, Community Relations Manager
cbrown@newmanvillage.com
Office: 214-387-0475

 
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