In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of Faith & Grief Ministries, renowned Artist Pamela Nelson was commissioned to create a signature art installation using the signed ribbons from its annual memorial event, the Faith & Grief Memorial Arch. Over the past six years during the holidays, thousands of ribbons have been added to the Faith & Grief Memorial Arch by visitors to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. These visitors come to the Arch to sign a ribbon and remember their loved ones.
With the saved ribbons, Pamela Nelson has woven them into a site-specific floor-to-ceiling installation at the Crow Museum, memorializing names and memories and giving them new purpose through art. Visitors to the installation will have the opportunity to add their own ribbons to the installation in memory of those lost.
Organized by Faith & Grief Ministries and on view at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas through November 28, 2021.
Learn more about the project and the artist at faithandgrief.org/art.
About Pamela Nelson
Pamela Nelson is an artist living in Dallas, working in painting, mixed media, and public art installations. Pamela has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art, Texas, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and the National Arts Club in New York City.
Public artworks by Nelson include designing four Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations, designing 24 stained glass windows for a Richardson church, creating a terrazzo floor medallion at DFW Airport, and installing a color theory project at NorthPark Center in Dallas.
Pamela has been an instructor for Dallas County Community Colleges, the Arlington Museum of Art, the Gateway Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Stewpot Open Art Program for the homeless in Dallas. She received her BFA in 1974 from Southern Methodist University.
Active in many community art organizations, Pamela has served on the boards of EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, that provides funds for economic or medical crises, and the MAC, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, an alternative exhibition and performing arts space. She served for ten years as Vice Chair of the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, a monthly review panel for public art and architecture in Washington; appointed by President G. W. Bush in 2001.
She was honored with the Legend Award in 2000 by the Dallas Contemporary, an alternative art venue in Dallas. Nelson’s work in included in U.S. Embassies in the Ivory Coast and Tajikistan, at the El Paso Museum of Art, the corporate collections at MTV in New York, U. S. Trust in New York, and the A.H. Belo collection in Dallas.
Gallery representation is Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas.