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Johnson Development Co. Unveils Outdoor Art Sculptures


Installations By Metal Sculptor Dale Rogers

The Johnson Development Corp. will celebrate its 40th year as one of the nation’s preeminent land developers by hosting an unprecedented, city-wide display of large, outdoor metal art sculptures in several of its Houston-area master-planned communities.

Starting April 1, large-scale, temporary and permanent outdoor works from award-winning metal sculptor Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Massachusetts will be installed for public viewing in Johnson Development communities in Fort Bend County, Montgomery County and League City.

“In recognition of Johnson Devel­opment’s 40th year, we set out to create an inspiring, visual element for our communities that families can enjoy for years to come,” notes Doug Goff, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Four People,” a large sculpture of four figures holding hands with outstretched arms, will be unveiled as permanent outdoor art in Woodforest on April 2 and in the Spring community of Harmony on April 4 during its annual Easter celebration. “Four People” sculptures will be unveiled in Cross Creek Ranch on April 11 during Fest of Tails and on April 18 in Sienna Plantation during its Canine Carnival. The Bay Area master-planned community of Tuscan Lakes will unveil its “Four People” sculpture on April 23 at “Tuscan Turns 10.” Harvest Green, Johnson Development’s newest Fort Bend master-planned community, will unveil its “Four People” sculpture at its September grand opening.

“The exhibit is both uplifting and uniting,” says Rogers of the 16 x 18-foot sculpture made of Cor-Ten steel. “It’s just one of those pieces you look at and feel good about.” Goff adds, “The ‘Four People’ sculpture is open to interpretation. It can be parents and children or four friends. It’s a fun, uplifting piece.”

Two large-scale metal sculptures, “Flight” and “The Big Dog Show,” also will be installed as temporary exhibits in the Fort Bend master-planned communities of Imperial, Sienna Plantation, Riverstone and Cross Creek Ranch.

“Flight,” winner of a 2012 ArtPrize Urban Space Juried Award, will appear in Riverstone, April 1-15, and Cross Creek Ranch, April 15-30. The exhibit reflects a collection of large-scale, stainless-steel birds with 12-foot wing spans displayed 12-15 feet off the ground.

“The Big Dog Show” will appear in Imperial, Sugar Land’s newest master-planned community, April 1-15 and Sienna Plantation, April 15-30. Rogers’ signature piece is a collection of 20, free-standing dogs made of a weathered, Cor-Ten steel. The dogs stand eight feet tall and 10 feet wide.

“People relate to the simplicity of ‘Flight’ and bond very quickly to ‘The Big Dog Show,’ ” notes Rogers, who supervised the 1,900-mile move of the large-scale metal structures from Haverhill, about 35 miles north of Boston, to Houston.

The Johnson Development Corp. marks its 40th year as the developer of three of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities for new home sales in 2014, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. This marks the second consecutive year the Houston-based company has landed more communities on the list than any other developer in the nation.

For more information on the art sculptures recognizing the 40th anniversary of The Johnson Development Corp., go to johnsondev.com/art

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Johnson Development Co. Unveils Outdoor Art Sculptures

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