Painting Pride.

Painting pride

Friends of Greiner, the newly formed advisory board at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy, worked with the City of Dallas Graffiti Outreach Program to create a new mural for the school. The mural is above the entry to the school’s Stevie Ray Vaughan auditorium and depicts the blues musician, who was a student at Greiner and grew up nearby. “We believe that using graffiti for the mural will appeal to the creative mindset of the middle school students and evoke a sense of pride and belonging in the school,” says Friends of Greiner co-founder Rebecca Ordinario.


The Möbius bench.

Sit a spell

The Möbius bench, functional public art installed on Forth Worth Avenue at Pittman, was created from repurposed materials by artists Nicole Horn and Erik Glissman. The two won $6,000 from Spare pARTS, a design contest from the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group, and spent about 180 hours constructing the bench.



Adamson High School.

One cool school

Dallas ISD’s $48 million new high school is open. Adamson High School was the oldest school in DISD, roughly 97, when it closed this past spring. The new Adamson comprises 223,496 square feet. The three-story building serves about 1,300 students.