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The "Vision of the Arts" is a destination sculpture that will increase the awareness and the visibility of the arts, and play a vital role in the economic development of downtown Garland.In October 2014, the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. appointed a Visual Arts Committee to search for an artist to design a unique bronze expression of their vision: a diverse community in celebration of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. After an extensive search, renowned Dallas artist Barvo was selected to create the piece. The 2.5-ton bronze masterpiece stands 18 feet with a base of 8 feet in diameter and rests at the newly designed entrance to the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street in Downtown Garland.
Barvo has commissioned works of art in both public and private collections throughout the United States, as well as in countries such as England, Mexico, Canada, Egypt and the Republic of China. Barvo’s art has appeared in "Southwest Art", "Architectural Digest", "The Robb Report" and "American Artist." One of Barvo’s signature pieces is the "Goddess of Liberty" statue atop the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.