Heron Sculpture Dedicated
"The Great Heron" greets visitors to the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and recently the 24-foot-tall sculpture was officially dedicated during a ceremony.
The beautiful work of art was commissioned in 2014 by the City's Arts & Cultural Commission and completed by artist Dixie Friend Gay. Her work is well known and can been seen at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Port of Miami, Indianapolis International Airport, Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M University-Galveston. The public art dedication ceremony kicked off the first "Amazing Outdoor Abilities" event hosted by the Coastal Bend Children in Nature and the wetlands preserve, which focuses on getting kids outside, enjoying nature and staying active.