Stream Trace Walk

In-person Event | Led by Jas Mardis and Jodi Voice Yellowfish
December 17, 2023 2 p.m. 12/17/2023 2:00 PM 12/17/2023 4:00 PM

In-person and open to the public. $5 for Members and students. $10 for non-members. Spaces are limited. Advance registration required.

Artist Mary Miss’s commissioned installation, Stream Trace: Dallas Branch Crossing (2023), is a site-specific sculpture that follows the path of a buried stream passing beneath Nasher Sculpture Center. The artwork, a series of reflective X’s on stakes, originates within the garden walls of the museum and extends into area neighborhoods through participatory walks.  

Dallas-based artists, writers, historians, and scientists will lead walking tours that loosely follow the original path of the Dallas Branch--a small stream that was encased in concrete and built over sometime in the early 20th century. The Dallas Branch originates in the present-day neighborhood of Uptown Dallas and outfalls at the Trinity River in the Design District. Participants in each walk will have the option to walk from the Nasher Sculpture Center toward the Dallas Branch's origin point or from the Nasher toward the outfall near the Trinity River. 

Each tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to bring a bicycle, use public transportation, or arrange a ride if they need to return to a vehicle at the walk’s point of origin. This is a rain or shine event, but may be cancelled in the case of extreme or threatening weather. 

Register for Group A: Nasher to Uptown - Jas Mardis     
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Uptown near Greenwood Cemetery 
Walking distance approximately 1.5 miles 

Register for Group B: Nasher to Design District - Jodi Voice Yellowfish  
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Design District near Riverfront and Payne 
Walking distance approximately 3 miles 

If the event you wish to attend is sold out, you may add your name to the waiting list here.

About Jas Mardis

Jas Mardis works in fabric, wood, metal and leather in traditional, cultural art and mark-making creations. He is an Arkansas native, Texas based Artist and Writer with a 2014 Induction to the Texas Literary Hall of Fame; a 2000 Pushcart Prize for Poetry award and multiple GRIOT Awards from The National Association of Black Journalist-Dallas for Social Commentary.

About Jodi Voice Yellowfish

Jodi Voice Yellowfish is Muscogee Creek, Oglala Lakota, and Cherokee. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Jodi is a product of the US. Government's Relocation Program. She attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas where she received her Associate's degree in Social Work and studied for her bachelor's degree in Indigenous and American Indian Studies. Jodi is one of the founders and Chair for MMIW TX - Rematriate (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), on the Steering Committee for Dallas Truth Racial Healing Transformation, and is a Commissioner on the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for the City of Dallas. She is also a wife and an adoptive parent.

Groundswell: Women of Land Art is made possible by leading support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, and the Jean Baptiste "Tad" Adoue, III Fund of The Dallas Foundation. Generous support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by Joanne Bober, Humanities Texas, Ann and Chris Mahowald, Leigh Rinearson, the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID), and Susan Inglett.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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