New Dallas Arboretum Exhibit Features Don Tortellini’s Photography

Summer at the Arboretum at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has a new exhibit with the work of documentarian and photographer Don Tortellini.

The exhibit opened on Juneteenth with a reception with the artist and runs through July 24. Called “Faces of Dallas and The Village,” the exhibition is on display in the DeGolyer House, and entry is included with paid garden admission. In July, admission is $5 per person for those 2 years old and up. Tickets can be pre-purchased online. 

Tortellini combines immersive photography with storytelling to create an art experience through his photographs. Two bodies of work are on display: Faces of Dallas, where he humanizes and contextualizes the homeless experience in Dallas through photography; and The Village, a photo series preserving the people, culture, and history of an underserved and often underrepresented community. Both works are on acquisition, and proceeds go directly to philanthropic causes of his choice.

Summer at the Arboretum, which runs through Aug. 14, also includes music, food, and custom mural art by local artists Alli Koch, MOM, Will Heron, and Favio Moreno, who have created Birds in Paradise-inspired works. A highlight, carried over from Dallas Blooms, includes a massive pair of 13-foot-tall floral peacocks featuring ornately planted tails measuring more than 36 feet across. 

For more information, visit the Dallas Arboretum’s website.

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